Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1432844 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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Golfer in Chief

Matawan, NJ

#1192257 Aug 26, 2014
Obamacare Welfare Expansion

Inquiring minds may be asking "How did Obamacare effect welfare numbers?"

Let's take a look.

Anyone making up to 400% of the federal poverty minimum is eligible for some assistance. That's about 17 million according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Also note that 28 states expanded Medicaid under Obamacare: AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, DC, HI, IL, IA, KY, MD, MA, MN, MA, NH, NV, NJ, UT, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV.

On June 4, the US Department of Health and Human Services reported Medicaid Enrollment Shows Continued Growth in April.

"As of the end of April, 6 million more individuals were enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as compared to the period before the initial open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act started."

In addition to regular expansion of welfare, it's safe to conclude Obamacare expanded the welfare rolls by at least 23 million.

More will come.

Welfare vs. Full-Time Employment
Let's take the 2012 welfare total of 109,631,000 and add the 6 million Obamacare Medicaid expansion and the 17 million who get Obamacare subsidies and you have a minimum of 126 million receiving some sore of means-tested welfare vs. 118.5 million who "usually" work full time.

Welfare vs. Population
The 2013 US Population Estimate is 316 million.

Using 316 million as a rough estimate of the 2014 population (it would likely be higher) and 126 million on welfare (that number is also higher, perhaps way higher), about 40% of the country is on some form of means-tested welfare, up from 35.4% at the end of 2012.

Over 50% of the country gets welfare or some other form of non-means-tested assistance. I estimate about 56% or so.

Career Path in the Obama Economy: Welfare Queens and Social Security Disability "Victims"
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1192258 Aug 26, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Hannity has a panel discussion every night with both sides getting equal time and respect. He also has a panel audience with equal viewpoints represented who also get equal time and respect.
There are quite a few liberal Fox News contributors on the payroll who always provide the other side's point of view.
How many conservatives are on the payrolls of liberal news outlets who are given equal time and respect and frequently give their side of any issue?
Seriously. Answer the question. It's an important question.
MSNBC has an equal balance between Communists, Socialists, radical Muslims, and black liberation theologists....

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1192260 Aug 26, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL
Eric Holder Riots Hoax: Ferguson Gang Leader Says Attorney General ‘Paid Us To Start Riots’ is Fake; From National Report
Eric Holder, the US Attorney General, did not organize riots for gangs in Ferguson, Missouri.
However, an article published on satire website National Report has tricked many on Sunday. The National Report posts fake news that often attempts to rile up conservatives and Republicans.
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/907203-eric-h...
i can't stop laughing. you even cited the site. how rich is that?
What's even laughable is the fact that someone judged your post as "spam", "racy" and "disagree". Just goes to support my claim that they are braindead.

Republican Mantra: "The truth is what we say it is"
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1192261 Aug 26, 2014
Obama been Focus like a Laser for the Past 6 years and this is It, Liberals remember ‘Perception is Reality!!’
Unprecedented: Food Stamp Enrollments Top 45 Million 3 Years In a Row…. According to Gallup, just 39% of Americans believe the U.S. economy is "getting better" versus 56% who say it is "getting worse!!"
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1192262 Aug 26, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure hope he condemns what radical Islamists are doing in the name of their religion. But that would be risky considering who might be in the audience.
You and ole' Jimmy do know militant Islamists are teaching jihad in the mosques here in the U.S. too?
He will be the keynote speaker; discussing his book about the religious persecution of women!
The Jews are upset about it; claiming he is anti Israel. It should be interesting; I'd love to be in the audience to hear the comments.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1192263 Aug 26, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Have always distinguished news commentary from journalistic news. Fox has both.
infotainment on FOX is not news. your endless parroting of their nonsense is more than enough proof.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1192264 Aug 26, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
lily is a good Nazi who reports all her neighbor's activities to the Boca Gestapo.....
lily is the neighbor from Hell.....
What would you do if a an angry pitbull was in your driveway and you can't get to your car?
Oh! I forgot. You haven't left Shady Pines in 6 1/2 years!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1192265 Aug 26, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
She and Carol claim there is nothing wrong with calling a black person a "tar baby". Bet she wouldn't feel the same about being called a "bar code". After all, "it's only a a machine-readable code." Could be wrong though, after all she does refer to herself as a "Hymie."
the story of the tar baby is a perfect analogy for Obama's decision-making process....

only racists like you see it as racist....
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1192266 Aug 26, 2014
Golfer in Chief wrote:
Obamacare Welfare Expansion
Inquiring minds may be asking "How did Obamacare effect welfare numbers?"
Let's take a look.
Anyone making up to 400% of the federal poverty minimum is eligible for some assistance. That's about 17 million according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Also note that 28 states expanded Medicaid under Obamacare: AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, DC, HI, IL, IA, KY, MD, MA, MN, MA, NH, NV, NJ, UT, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV.
On June 4, the US Department of Health and Human Services reported Medicaid Enrollment Shows Continued Growth in April.
"As of the end of April, 6 million more individuals were enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as compared to the period before the initial open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act started."
In addition to regular expansion of welfare, it's safe to conclude Obamacare expanded the welfare rolls by at least 23 million.
More will come.
Welfare vs. Full-Time Employment
Let's take the 2012 welfare total of 109,631,000 and add the 6 million Obamacare Medicaid expansion and the 17 million who get Obamacare subsidies and you have a minimum of 126 million receiving some sore of means-tested welfare vs. 118.5 million who "usually" work full time.
Welfare vs. Population
The 2013 US Population Estimate is 316 million.
Using 316 million as a rough estimate of the 2014 population (it would likely be higher) and 126 million on welfare (that number is also higher, perhaps way higher), about 40% of the country is on some form of means-tested welfare, up from 35.4% at the end of 2012.
Over 50% of the country gets welfare or some other form of non-means-tested assistance. I estimate about 56% or so.
Career Path in the Obama Economy: Welfare Queens and Social Security Disability "Victims"
Who wrote that jibber jabber?
YYYY GUY

East Hartford, CT

#1192267 Aug 26, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>There's a difference between 'documentaries' and 'docudramas.'
Incognito can't separate the two......
How about you tools figure out the difference between the shootings Missouri and Utah?

Only white cops need apply?

No black blood/no riots = no votes?

No black blood/no riots = no fund raising?
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1192268 Aug 26, 2014
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>God, flack, now you're claiming that troops don't have two boots? You are such a fool; always have been, always will be.
Do they have golf clubs?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1192270 Aug 26, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
only you people are riveted on Ferguson, a mere diversion from Obama's worldwide disasters...
the only question is what will be the next diversion....
well gee whiz what might it be? should i consult one of the left wing satire sites that you fools keep getting taken by to see what it might be?

or i should go to one of the right wing satire sites like....Breitbart? Daily Caller? or the king, WND?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1192271 Aug 26, 2014
FAIRFAX, Va.— Want a real-life example of voter fraud? Fairfax County election officials say they have 17 — and they’re providing names to local, state and federal authorities for prosecution.

The 17 voters reportedly cast ballots in both Fairfax County, Va., and the state of Maryland during the 2012 presidential election.

Officials from Fairfax and Montgomery County, Md., identified dual voters by matching first and last names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers.

Brian Schoenemann, secretary of the Fairfax County Electoral Board, said he sent letters and evidence to county Commonwealth Attorney Ray Morrogh, state Attorney General Mark Herring, U.S. Attorney Dana Boente and the Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice requesting further investigation.

Names of the voters were not disclosed. But one of the multiple voters had been casting double ballots for the past decade.
YYYY GUY

East Hartford, CT

#1192272 Aug 26, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
infotainment on FOX is not news. your endless parroting of their nonsense is more than enough proof.
LOL...like you'd know the difference.

GWEN IFILL:¨I think that we get caught up in, the mayor used the term layering, layering on our issues. In Washington, we're used to layering on questions about governance, and process, and what happens next, and before the grand jury, and what happens next with, you know, the trial. We like to cover it like a soap opera.¨

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1192273 Aug 26, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Detachment. golfing 5 hours a week? Do ya think that he is out of communication?
Exactly what forms of relaxation would meet the right whiner approval?
I mean besides biking & brush cutting.
What exactly does he do all day that requires all this time off? As a matter of fact, his golf outings are more strenuous than his 'work time'. It's a "known fact" that his Middle Eastern Policy was formulated on the 19th green over a couple Harvey Wallbangers.
Barney Fwank

United States

#1192274 Aug 26, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Arkansas police chief resigns after calling reporter a ‘smelly left-wing liberal’
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/26/arkansa...
i wonder when Rush is going to resign?
He called your firewater drinking Mom what?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1192275 Aug 26, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
That's because Obama promised Putin to become more "flexible" after his reelection.
And after Hillary's big photo op pushing that "reset" button with Russia.
And right before Russia invaded another country and made Obama look like a weakling with Assad and Syria.
Are you really this dumb? Or the dumber?
Seriously, sonic. It's sometimes very hard to be civil with people like you. Get a friggin' clue.
(Try to defend what can't possibly be defended instead of hurling insults for a change too.)
In 2005, just two years into the war in Iraq that was cast as Operation Iraqi Freedom, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast, inundating New Orleans. Thousands of Americans, the overwhelming majority of them poor and black, were trapped in a drowning city. The soaring rhetoric about democracy that had cloaked the war in Iraq quickly fell to earth -- in part due to the spectacle at the Superdome in New Orleans. Even the conservative-leaning Daily Mail in Britain, recognized that: "Here is a country that is able to overthrow a dictator if it chooses, but is so immersed in the outcome of a war that it is incapable of reacting accordingly to the problems of hundreds of thousands of its own citizens effected [sic] by a natural disaster." El Mundo, Spain's leading newspaper, emphasized that the disaster in New Orleans "highlights the weaknesses of a country so preoccupied by its imperialist adventures that it is neglecting its most valuable asset -- the well-being of its people." France's Libération further explained, "Katrina has revealed America's weaknesses: its racial divisions, the poverty of those left behind by its society, and especially its president's lack of leadership." Hamburg-based Die Welt was even more succinct: "America is ashamed."

did you miss that part? doesn't it say 2005? was Obama in office in 2005? do you need to consult FOX on that one?

take all the time you need to figure it out. i'll get over my latest carol giggle fit in a minute or 2.

i do luv ya carol. you're my favorite FOXbot. he-he

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1192276 Aug 26, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>In fact, you're like a lot of these commentators....
You're selective about what stories you talk about and even then, what parts of the stories you're willing to discuss and what parts you're willing to marginalize to your benefit.
As usual, you're deflecting and not responding to the question.

Do you, like Lily, never watch the Republican debates and Republican conventions?

Because you can't know what the other side stands for if you never listen. And then criticize them when you don't have a clue. In fact, that's willful ignorance and close-mindedness.

Even if I don't agree with much of anything democrats stand for or what they say in their debates and at their conventions and makes me believe even more strongly in what I know to be the right direction for this country, at least I can argue my case from an educated perspective having listened to the other side's perspective.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1192277 Aug 26, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
What would you do if a an angry pitbull was in your driveway and you can't get to your car?
Oh! I forgot. You haven't left Shady Pines in 6 1/2 years!
has the dog attacked you?

have you discussed the situation with your neighbor?

have you reported a stray dog to the local animal control agency?

have you taken any civil legal action against your neighbor?

if all the above fail, handle the situation.....or move.....

the cops have better things to do than to involve themselves in petty disputes between juvenile neighbors....
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1192278 Aug 26, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Hannity has a panel discussion every night with both sides getting equal time and respect. He also has a panel audience with equal viewpoints represented who also get equal time and respect.
There are quite a few liberal Fox News contributors on the payroll who always provide the other side's point of view.
How many conservatives are on the payrolls of liberal news outlets who are given equal time and respect and frequently give their side of any issue?
Seriously. Answer the question. It's an important question.
Mindless gibberish, Hannity is a liar as is Greta as was your love Beck who admitted that he was more interested in his shows entertainment than political value.

Beck also said that if he'd known how fragile his audience was he'd have toned it down.

Fragile__ROFLMAO__you came to mind immediately.

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