Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1601241 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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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#873340 Mar 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The acronym ACA is consumer fraud.
Nothing affordable about it, except for the moochers.
You and Carol are on Medicare, so what's your beef?
HOPE-WOW-COC-TRU TH-HEMLOC

New York, NY

#873341 Mar 13, 2013
The Democratic Party is actually a partner with the Republicans working against the aims of achieving a peaceful and just country and world.”
Rand Paul was denounced as the wrong man with the right message, but most Democrats were too craven to deliver any message at all on the high crimes of their president and his killing assistant.“At the end of the day, only two Democrats (Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley) and independent Bernie Sanders joined Republicans in opposing Brennan’s nomination.”

Republican Senator Rand Paul is a Kentucky conservative, and a proud Tea Party member. Paul publicly stated that he opposes the Civil Rights act of 1964, the legislation which at last gave some semblance of legal rights to black Americans. Paul typifies all of the beliefs central to right wing Republican dogma. He is against civil rights and a staunch opponent of abortion, a proud poster child for retrograde politics.

Yet when members of the United States Senate had the opportunity to stand against an imperial president claiming a right to murder, it was Paul instead of supposedly liberal Democrats who took to the Senate floor for thirteen hours in an act of protest against what ought to be a high crime.

Rand Paul proved that there is almost no one charged with upholding the Constitution who will actually do it. Democrats attacked the Bush administration when it claimed a right to designate anyone an enemy combatant and destroy their rights to due process. But in a twist reminiscent of Alice falling down the rabbit hole, it is now Democrats who stand idly by while both domestic and international law is torn asunder by one of their own.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#873342 Mar 13, 2013
More earthquakes and still no FEMA man with the bottled water and the check.

Jerry Brown needs to go to Washington and kiss Obama's ass.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#873344 Mar 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The guy you quoted is a liar.
If you read that page you referenced, it said Obamacare was projected to add 6.2 trillion to the deficit.
This is a blatant lie. He refers to a report requested by Sessions that asked the GAO to look at the ACA numbers if certain revenue generating aspects were NOT included. The GAO said if that was the case, then the ACA could run deficits at that number.
But the ACA does include those revenue generating aspects.
"Revenue generating aspects" is government-speak for humongous taxes.
HOPE-WOW-COC-TRU TH-HEMLOC

New York, NY

#873345 Mar 13, 2013
The Black Caucus’ Relentless Pursuit of Insubstantial Symbolism

If only the Congressional Black Caucus would pay as much attention to the substantive areas of government policy –“how government policies affect the great mass of Black people”– rather than huff and puff over the symbolic trappings of power. Unfortunately, for the Caucus,“it’s the appearances that count.” Obama’s cabinet in his second term looks just about right: its full of rich white folks, the same class that his administration really works for.”
Marcia Fudge, the Cleveland congresswoman who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, is pressing forward with her campaign to get more African Americans on President Obama’s cabinet. Fudge is saying, in effect, that Obama isn’t rewarding his most loyal constituency commensurate with the support Blacks have given him at the polls. The kind of reward she’s talking about is symbolic. She’s not talking about policy – that is, how government policies affect the great mass of Black people – but about the appearance of things.

LOLOLOLOLOLHAHQHAHAHAHAAHah
Patriot

Longmont, CO

#873346 Mar 13, 2013
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#873347 Mar 13, 2013
11 heinous lies conservatives are teaching America’s school children

The right has a new plan to capture the country's youth vote: Take over public school curriculums

Lie #11: Ayn Rand’s books have literary value.

Idaho state senator John Goedde, chairman of the state’s Senate Education Committee has introduced a bill that would require students not only to read Rand’s ponderous novel Atlas Shrugged, but also to pass a test on it in order to graduate. Goedde claims to mostly not be serious about this bill, but instead is using it as a childish attempt to piss off the liberals, but it’s still the sort of item parents need to watch out for.

After all, Texas textbook standards require that an obsession with the gold standard be taught as a legitimate economic theory instead of the mad ravings of cranks that it is. We live in an era where no amount of right-wing lunacy is considered too much to be pushed on innocent children like it’s fact. Anyone who doubts that should just remember one word: Dragons.

http://www.salon.com/2013/03/13/11_heinous_li...

Lie #8: Dragons actually once existed.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#873348 Mar 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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You and Carol are on Medicare, so what's your beef?
If Galt was eligible for Medicare, the premiums would be higher than Galt's private insurance, so Galt would decline.

For your information, Medicare is already means-tested and socks it to high earners with outrageous premiums.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#873349 Mar 13, 2013
carol wrote:
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No.
[sigh of relief]
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#873350 Mar 13, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
This is lily, for sure. No ifs, ands or buts.
Lily... the Democreep that just claimed yesterday she never posts as anyone but lily, yet a few weeks ago said she enjoyed posting as others and also posted a dem hillbilly post, as lily, forgetting to use her proxy.
Democrats can be trusted, right?
Baasssaahhh!!!!!
fatty is a dead giveaway lilytard. You will need to remember that when you are sockpuppeting, bag jowl face.
<quoted text>
Baasssaahhh? You're drooling gunner, go get a napkin fer krissakes.
Or are you trying to say Massaaahh?
You're a damn fool gunner, go eat another donut and beat up your wife.
HOPE-WOW-COC-TRU TH-HEMLOC

New York, NY

#873351 Mar 13, 2013
LOLOLOLOLHAHAHAHAHA The congressional Black Caucus would do better to push for specific policies at each of the cabinet level departments of government; that would be something substantive and useful to do. But instead, they complain that Obama isn’t providing enough symbolism. Harlem Congressman Charlie Rangel says its damn “embarrassing” that Obama’s cabinet is so devoid of color. But, what he should be embarrassed about, is that the Obama administration does not take race into consideration, at all. The Black Caucus keeps saying that the cabinet should “look like America.” However, I think it is best that an administration look like the people it actually serves, the people who benefit from it, so that everybody will understand how policy is really formulated, and for whose benefit. In that sense, Obama’s cabinet in his second term looks just about right: its full of rich white folks, the same class that his administration really works for.

“It’s best that an administration look like the people it actually serves, the people who benefit from it, so that everybody will understand how policy is really formulated.”

The Congressional Black Caucus and the whole of the Black Misleadership Class were greatly disappointed that Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice didn’t get the Secretary of State job. The fact that Rice is a rabid militarist who was in some ways to the right of the Bush administration on Africa policy, and has sheltered those who are responsible for the death of millions in the Congo, doesn’t bother the Black Caucus. U.S. Africa policy is not the Caucus’s real concern; it’s the appearances that count.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#873352 Mar 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
11 heinous lies conservatives are teaching America’s school children
The right has a new plan to capture the country's youth vote: Take over public school curriculums
Lie #11: Ayn Rand’s books have literary value.
Idaho state senator John Goedde, chairman of the state’s Senate Education Committee has introduced a bill that would require students not only to read Rand’s ponderous novel Atlas Shrugged, but also to pass a test on it in order to graduate. Goedde claims to mostly not be serious about this bill, but instead is using it as a childish attempt to piss off the liberals, but it’s still the sort of item parents need to watch out for.
After all, Texas textbook standards require that an obsession with the gold standard be taught as a legitimate economic theory instead of the mad ravings of cranks that it is. We live in an era where no amount of right-wing lunacy is considered too much to be pushed on innocent children like it’s fact. Anyone who doubts that should just remember one word: Dragons.
http://www.salon.com/2013/03/13/11_heinous_li...
Lie #8: Dragons actually once existed.
So did dinosaurs; Ron Paul is living proof
HOPE-WOW-COC-TRU TH-HEMLOC

New York, NY

#873353 Mar 13, 2013
HAHAHAHAHAHLOLOLOLOLOL OBAMA LOLOLOL Obama has lost two of his Black cabinet members, two Hispanics, and two Asians. However, these exits didn’t have anything to do with policy, but with personal career decisions. Black employees were treated viciously in the Environmental Protection Agency when an African American woman, Lisa Jackson, was in charge, according to the No Fear Coalition, and environmental racism was never a priority of the EPA under Jackson’s watch. Why, then, is the absence of Lisa Jackson, or some other Black person just like her, considered a loss to Black America as a whole?
carol

Orlando, FL

#873354 Mar 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The guy you quoted is a liar.
If you read that page you referenced, it said Obamacare was projected to add 6.2 trillion to the deficit.
This is a blatant lie. He refers to a report requested by Sessions that asked the GAO to look at the ACA numbers if certain revenue generating aspects were NOT included. The GAO said if that was the case, then the ACA could run deficits at that number.
But the ACA does include those revenue generating aspects.
How about straight from the horse's mouth - the CBO report in 2010?

"In CBO's current-law projections, once the economy has recovered, the federal budget deficit amounts to between 2.5 percent and 3.0 percent of GDP from 2014 to 2020. Projected deficits total $6.2 trillion for the 10 years starting in 2011, raising federal debt held by the public to more than 69 percent of GDP by 2020, almost double the 36 percent of GDP observed at the end of 2007."

http://www.cbo.gov/publication/21670

"...Once the economy has recovered..."

That was published in 2010 - the deficit has gone up quite a bit more since then and the growth rate has all but petered out.

But the $6.2 trillion was correct.

C'mon RealDave. Work with me. I'm trying my darndest to snap you out of it.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#873355 Mar 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
More earthquakes and still no FEMA man with the bottled water and the check.
Jerry Brown needs to go to Washington and kiss Obama's ass.
Oh wow, maybe you can finally buy some furniture with your check
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#873356 Mar 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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More likely Gooseshit from Moreno Valley or the Chicago scumbag dem, both of whom may be the same.
lily's ego is too large to waste her gems on another name.
Fake Carol can fake her smiles and laughter, but can never fake leosnanna ignorance and stupid.
HOPE-WOW-COC-TRU TH-HEMLOC

New York, NY

#873357 Mar 13, 2013
HOPE AND STRANGE LOLOLOLOLHAHAHAHAHA The Black Caucus once put forward Congressman Sanford Bishop’s name for Secretary of Agriculture. Bishop is one of two Black members of the Blue Dogs, a coalition of right-wing Democrats. Bishop was one of four Black congresspersons to vote in favor of George Bush’s War Powers Act, in 2002, while the vast majority of Black people opposed the war. So, how would appointing Sanford Bishop to the cabinet reflect the political will of Black America?

Frankly, I wish Obama wouldn’t appoint anybody Black to high positions in his rich man’s government. You can be sure that any Black person who gets a significant job in this administration will be worthless to the rest of us – unless, of course, you're counting Black faces in high places.
carol

Orlando, FL

#873358 Mar 13, 2013
Eman wrote:
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That pretty much sums up anything madcow has to say. Great job capturing her essence.
Made me laugh out loud.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#873359 Mar 13, 2013
Ted Cruz Slams Medicare Cuts In Paul Ryan’s Budget

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Wednesday aggressively criticized the Medicare cuts under Obamacare — cuts which are also included in the House GOP budget that was unveiled Tuesday. In echoing the familiar Republican attack line on the President, Cruz did not reference the budget proposal from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) that adopts the same cuts.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/03/te...

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Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#873360 Mar 13, 2013
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