Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1784092 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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Informed

Palm Coast, FL

#1158789 Jun 30, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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They're not quitting; just ending those contracts so that new ones can be created. This was
Pat Rileys strategy.
Bwhahahahahahahahahahahaaha...
Barack Carter

New York, NY

#1158790 Jun 30, 2014
empty, millennial-friendly buzz phrases

That about sums up most of Obammy's speeches.

“Support Safe School Bill”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1158791 Jun 30, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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Hello RealDave. This is ilk speaking. Fascism takes another hit today. Hobby Lobby wins.
The fact they we are even having to debate these things shows the government has gotten way to BIG.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1158792 Jun 30, 2014
U.S. Economy
Good News on Health-Care Spending Is Making U.S. GDP Look Bad
By Matthew Philips and John Tozzi June 25, 2014
The U.S. economy shrank 2.9 percent during the first quarter, the biggest decline since early 2009's free-fall in the midst of the Great Recession.
The decline in GDP is nearly three times worse than the U.S. Commerce Department predicted a month ago and nowhere near the first forecast made in April showing that GDP increased 0.1 percent. But this is the third and final forecast of first-quarter GDP—it’s now officially in the books.
As the estimates of first-quarter growth kept getting worse, expectations for the second quarter have improved. In April, economists surveyed by Bloomberg were predicting second-quarter growth to come in at 2.8 percent. Now they’re expecting 3.5 percent.
STORY: Summer Travel 2014: Travel Quirks to Be Proud Of
The big surprise in the first quarter was the dip in health-care spending. The U.S. spent $6.4 billion less on health care in the first quarter than in the last quarter of 2013. Government statisticians initially forecast a 9.9 percent increase in health-care spending—and what we got was a 1.4 percent decline. Considering all the millions of previously uninsured people who are gaining access to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, how can they be shrinking so dramatically?
Health-care costs overall have been increasing more slowly in recent years compared with the pace before the 2007-09 recession. Slow growth in the price of health-care services combined with a decline in utilization—the amount of health care people consumed—in the first quarter. So lower costs and greater access translated into lower consumption. That’s a head-scratcher.
Some people saw this big revision coming, based on the method the Bureau of Economic Analysis uses to make its estimates, as Austin Frakt pointed out on the Incidental Economist blog last month. To estimate the effect of Obamacare in the first quarter, the BEA initially relied on trends in Medicaid spending, because it could not directly capture spending by people newly enrolled in private insurance.
STORY: The Medicaid Black Hole That Costs Taxpayers Billions
Still, health-care spending is expected to accelerate again in coming quarters “as the millions of people who gained health insurance coverage during the Affordable Care Act’s first open enrollment period begin to use their new coverage,” Jason Furman of the Council of Economic Advisers wrote Wednesday morning. Many of them got insurance at the very end of the first quarter—which could set the stage for an increase in health spending later in the year. Either way, it’s clear that with all the changes Obamacare has caused, statisticians are still trying to figure out how to model health-care consumption.
The two other big drags on growth were private-sector investment and trade. Together they sapped the economy of 3.5 percentage points of growth. The investment story isn’t terribly surprising, and one we’ve covered fairly thoroughly. It goes like this: Businesses, spooked by economic and regulatory uncertainty (not to mention congressional high jinks), have chosen to hold on to cash rather than invest it in new equipment. Until recently, the market was rewarding those companies that chose not to invest and punish those that did. That trend won’t last forever, and there’s evidence it’s starting to turn.

“Support Safe School Bill”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1158793 Jun 30, 2014
Countdown to Obama whining about SCOTUS

I’m thinking Obama’s will spend his last 2 years in office asking Congress to “reign in the Supreme Court.”

With that I am out of here. Too busy to debate the concept of 8 foot ladders today. Play nice.
Joyce

United States

#1158794 Jun 30, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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Maybe the Left lost every big case because they keep pushing at the Constitution and the law, and the court exists to uphold them?
It's a wonderful day and a blessed day for freedom of religion and freedom from being forced to be a union member!

Liberalism has been given a direct blow by SCOTUS.

SEIU was pushing the union requirement so the Socialist George Soros and his media outlet
Media Matters will be beside themselves!

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1158795 Jun 30, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Hobby Lobby, the ultra religious company, imports crap from China & sells to to unsuspecting customers for huge profits while pushing their religious beliefs onto their employees.
I wonder what would happen when a Muslim company owners would stone a cheater wife employee in their parking lot?
I wonder how many Hobby Lobby products carry a warning label to pregnant women?
Uh, I think stoning people is an assault punishable by [state] law.

A corporation can't be [forced] by buy Lucy's pills.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1158796 Jun 30, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Hobby Lobby, the ultra religious company, imports crap from China & sells to to unsuspecting customers for huge profits while pushing their religious beliefs onto their employees.
I wonder what would happen when a Muslim company owners would stone a cheater wife employee in their parking lot?
I wonder how many Hobby Lobby products carry a warning label to pregnant women?
We are never going to move any further forward as a civilization with all these rightwing religious nuts holding us back.
In The Right

United States

#1158797 Jun 30, 2014
Hobby Lobby, SEIU losing millions (that they would donate to the DNC)...lots of pizzed off proggies today.

Tsk, tsk, tsk.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1158798 Jun 30, 2014
Race-Baiting the Tea Party

If you thought the Mississippi Republican primary for Senate would end when the runoff votes were counted, you were mistaken. The contest between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel has become the latest front in the civil war between the Republican establishment and the Tea Party.

Unfortunately, the race has highlighted the least attractive features of each faction.

Cochran was the incumbent Republican most vulnerable to a Tea Party challenge this year. He received fewer votes than McDaniel in the first round of balloting and was widely expected to lose in the runoff. He had to massively increase turnout from his own base and win over black voters to prevail.

If that was all that happened, Cochran’s come-from-behind victory would be a massive triumph of get-out-the-vote operations and minority outreach that could serve as a model for future Republican candidates.

Except that at least some of that turnout was boosted by racially incendiary ads amplifying Democratic talking points against conservatives. The radio spots purported to tie McDaniel to the Ku Klux Klan, accused him of having a “racist agenda,” and warned that Mississippi blacks “could lose food stamps, housing assistance, student loans, early breakfast and lunch programs and disaster assistance.”

“Vote against the Tea Party,” one ad said.“Vote Thad Cochran. If the Tea Party, with their racist ideas, win, we will be sent back to the ’50s and ’60s.”

In short, the ads combine Mitt Romney’s complaint that Democratic voters want “gifts” from the federal government with Joe Biden’s assertion to a black audience that Romney was going to “put you all back in chains”—the latter a bit of race-baiting so silly it was mocked by Charlie Rangel, a Harlem Democrat who is no stranger to hard-edged racial politics.

A number of reports have tied the ads to a political action committee founded by Haley Barbour, a lobbyist who served as governor of Mississippi and chairman of the Republican National Committee. The PAC is currently run by his nephew, Henry Barbour.

Thus the ugly tactics bore the imprimatur of the Republican establishment.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...

The aftermath of the campaign has given both camps an opportunity to put their worst foot forward. The Republican establishment is once again seen disdaining the conservatives who volunteer for their campaigns, vote them into office, and even fight in their wars as unsophisticated rubes whose bigotry must never be too close to the levers of power.

On the other side is Tea Partiers practicing politics as a form of primal scream therapy, engaging in protests with a low probability of success and a potential to do damage to their own cause. Their anger is directed not only against Cochran, whom some of them will vote against in November, but Republican leaders like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner.

For every party organ that backed Cochran to avoid spending money on the Mississippi Senate race this fall and every party leader who crowed about crushing conservative primary challengers is now a suspect in the anti-McDaniel race-baiting caper.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1158799 Jun 30, 2014
I blame Fox News for the continued dumbing down of America.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1158800 Jun 30, 2014
Supreme Court Rules In Hobby Lobby Case, Delivering Blow To Birth Control Coverage

Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned craft supply chain store, and Conestoga Wood Specialties Store, a Pennsylvania wood manufacturer owned by a family of Mennonites, challenged the contraception mandate on the grounds that it violates their religious freedom by requiring them to pay for methods of contraception they find morally objectionable. The owners of those companies believe some forms of birth control -- emergency contraception and intrauterine devices -- are forms of abortion because they could prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/30/supr...

(The War against women continues)
Barack Carter

New York, NY

#1158801 Jun 30, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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Uh, I think stoning people is an assault punishable by [state] law.
A corporation can't be [forced] by buy Lucy's pills.
If taxpayers are expected to pay for Sandra Flukes' birth control wouldn't it be fair for taxpayers to also pay for enough booze for men to agree to have sex with her? Let's be honest, she wouldn't start looking good until about 2 am. How many guys can afford to drink until that time of the night?
In The Right

United States

#1158802 Jun 30, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Hobby Lobby, the ultra religious company, imports crap from China & sells to to unsuspecting customers for huge profits while pushing their religious beliefs onto their employees.
Ultra religious? Unsuspecting customers?

Mouth full of sour testi...er, grapes today, eh Davey?

LOL
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1158803 Jun 30, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Hobby Lobby, the ultra religious company, imports crap from China & sells to to unsuspecting customers for huge profits while pushing their religious beliefs onto their employees.
I wonder what would happen when a Muslim company owners would stone a cheater wife employee in their parking lot?
I wonder how many Hobby Lobby products carry a warning label to pregnant women?
The War against women continues. All women should quit working for those companies just on principal.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1158804 Jun 30, 2014
Joyce wrote:
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It's a wonderful day and a blessed day for freedom of religion and freedom from being forced to be a union member!
Liberalism has been given a direct blow by SCOTUS.
SEIU was pushing the union requirement so the Socialist George Soros and his media outlet
Media Matters will be beside themselves!
Moran alert

You dummies won't stop until we are a total police state.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1158805 Jun 30, 2014
Chicago Slumlord and Co-President Valerie Jarrett won’t endorse Hillary but said she Won’t Rule out Run for Office…SCARY!!!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1158806 Jun 30, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
Iraq is so frustrated with Obama helping with military assistance they are now inviting Russia into Iraq and turning away from USA.
bushie boy really accomplished something, eh?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1158807 Jun 30, 2014
Do you know you still cannot buy or sell an auto in Pennsylvania on Sunday? More backward religious rightwing thinking.
In The Right

United States

#1158808 Jun 30, 2014
Joyce wrote:
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It's a wonderful day and a blessed day for freedom of religion and freedom from being forced to be a union member!
Liberalism has been given a direct blow by SCOTUS.
SEIU was pushing the union requirement so the Socialist George Soros and his media outlet
Media Matters will be beside themselves!
Not a very good week for Barry and the Progs.

Now we'll watch the ¨president¨ use Exec Orders to fill our country with millions of illegals whether we like it or not.

Pelosi:'We're just a community with a border running through it'...

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