Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1563811 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

Partlow, VA

#1003117 Oct 14, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>How will the TeaPeas take over anything when their approval rate among Americans is at 13%? What can you nut jobs win with 13% approval?
Trying to understand Bagger logic is a real lesson in futility. First one would need to short circuit the brain, ignore all the facts, common sense goes out the window, one must learn how to be repetitive while ignoring all else, amnesia on just how we arrived at where we are...Just a few of the qualifications to become a bagger.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1003118 Oct 14, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>The second leading cause of bankruptcies in America is over health cost. Why is it that Repubs insist that Americans must pay the CEOs of insurance companies millions per year.
Exactly what is the Repub healthcare plan? Medicare and Medicaid is the number one cost each year what is the Repub plan other than Paul Ryan's that did away with Medicare as we know it?
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2013: Social Security, will cost about $875 billion; health care programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, will cost $882 billion; defense, including the Departments of Defense and State, and the Veterans Administration, will cost about $856 billion. Welfare costs will come in at $430 billion.
http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/current_s...
Well I'm not a republican but I have an answer. Get rid of most of these taxes, cut the size of government till you don't have to borrow money to run it, and then cut it some more. Teach the people, all people, to be self reliant and not depend on government. Why do you libtards think the government is the only answer. My guess is 98% of the people of this country could take care of themselves if the government got out of the way. The first move would be get rid of the income tax, medicare tax, SSI tax. But NOOOOOO we can't have people not needing the federal government. Your democrat's tax and spend policies are what is wrong with this country.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1003119 Oct 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
In a very real sense, the Texas Republican who is most responsible for the current stalemate may not be Ted Cruz, but George W. Bush. In 2005, Republicans held the White House. They held both houses of Congress. Republican appointees entered the Supreme Court. The GOP enjoyed a 55-45 Senate majority.
Aside from the confirmation of John Roberts and Samuel Alito, conservatives have very little to show for this period of unified Republican control of the federal government. And after the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare with Roberts’s vote, that confirmation has begun to look like a mixed blessing at best.
Even before Bush, the Republican Congress was more interested in pork barrel, earmarks, and K Street favors than cutting government spending. After Bush, discretionary spending grew faster than it did under Bill Clinton. The biggest new entitlement program since LBJ’s Great Society was added to the federal budget. Another Cabinet-level department was created.
Level-headed Republicans would counter that the worst of this happened a decade or more ago.(Indeed, that is the timeline for No Child Left Behind, the Medicare prescription drug benefit, and worst of all the Iraq war.) Denny Hastert and Tom DeLay are gone. Why take it all out on John Boehner and Mitch McConnell?
But the Wall Street bailout wasn’t ten years ago. Neither was the decision to renege on the $100 billion in spending cuts Republicans promised in 2010. It was fairly obvious that many Republicans hoped the Tea Party would follow past waves of conservative activism: it would help the GOP win elections and without being overly concerned about the process of actually governing.
But the Tea Party activists were not satisfied. Instead they made an ever-growing list of demands that the Republicans—controlling just one house of Congress—were in no position to deliver on. In the 1990s, Newt Gingrich demonstrated the limits of trying to govern the country from the House. And he had a Republican Senate and a Democratic president willing to play ball on some conservative issues.
As the Republicans produced fewer meaningful conservative policy outcomes, they spoke in ever shriller tones about the stakes of each election. Large parts of the base believed them, but then did a surprising thing: they began to ask questions when Republicans didn’t govern accordingly.
So when even so conservative a Republican as Tom Coburn says the Obamacare defunding gambit is unlikely to work, conservatives see another sellout on the way. When Cruz wants to fight, no one has the credibility to argue that avoiding this battle is a matter of prudence, not surrender.
When Republicans had power, they did little for conservatives. Now conservatives expect much from Republicans, even when they have little power.
The good news is conservative activists are keeping Republicans from repeating the Bush-league mistakes of the past. The bad news is they are making a whole set of new ones.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...
Jim Antle is editor of the Daily Caller News Foundation and senior editor at The American Spectator.
seems you 'backed' into that one.
It's actually better that an inept obama got relected, look like shit, get all the blame and failure for the next 3 years than Romney...

It's the culture..
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1003120 Oct 14, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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All that our nation is suffering through now rests squarely on the shoulders of the Tea Baggers. They are Americas imbarrassment, and all the while they are claiming to be patriots....Far more like the beginners of Nazi party in pre WW11. They sound and act just like those idiots, and it's morons like you that enable that to come about. blind adherence = the far right.
The Dems turned the CR issue into a loser for them by adding in a no limit debt ceiling and demanding no spending cuts. The American public does not want the later two.

Susan Collins and six moderate Dems have created a bill that addresses these issues which Reid refuses to bring to a vote as he knows it will pass.

I worry that Harry Reid is on the verge of overplaying his hand and significantly altering the allocation of blame.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1003121 Oct 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The Medicare premiums are per person and vary with income.
Medicare covers only 80% of costs, so most people purchase a supplemental policy.
Typical cost for a married couple for Part B, Part D, and supplemental are at least $500-600 per month.
Granted, the coverage is far better than the exchanges, and more importantly, you can find a doctor educated in the United States.
HEY STUPID! People who use the exchanges are buying from the same companies they always were.
You're an idiot Galt!
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1003122 Oct 14, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
HEY STUPID! He couldn't do anything until Congress sent him a bill to restore the funds.
You're a complete and total idiot! You always have been and always will be.
So true Dupont, old Eed is the poster goat for stupid.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1003123 Oct 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Anything that centers on personality and slurs is trolling.
moving the goalposts though returning them to center(read: Right) when it suits the moment.

and i can assure i won't forget. every time one of your peers goes after me within the terms that you describe i'm going to post your post.

and that would be called....A Nut Surprized.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1003124 Oct 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt's facts are irrefutable.
Galt wouldn't know an actual fact if it bit him in the butt because he's an idiot.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1003125 Oct 14, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Trying to understand Bagger logic is a real lesson in futility. First one would need to short circuit the brain, ignore all the facts, common sense goes out the window, one must learn how to be repetitive while ignoring all else, amnesia on just how we arrived at where we are...Just a few of the qualifications to become a bagger.
Pull duh lemming herd packs of bawrls out from in front of you eye sockets duhmmy and maybe you could see a little better.
(we won't push it too hard and expect you to think for yourself yet.)
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1003126 Oct 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>

CGI Federal’s parent company, Montreal-based CGI Group, was officially terminated in September 2012 by an Ontario government health agency after the firm missed three years of deadlines and failed to deliver the province’s flagship online medical registry.
The online registry was supposed to be up and running by June 2011.
Officials at the U.S. government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded six technology contracts worth $87 million to CGI Federal for Obamacare website work, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
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http://washingtonexaminer.com/canadian-offici...
So what? The issues the website is having is connecting to data bases, missing pages and transferring information.

These are all problems with interconnecting various agencies and the numerous platforms they operate on. This job was assigned to the Medicare and Medicaid agency to do.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1003127 Oct 14, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Here you go: U.S. Debt Clock.org Look down under unfunded liabilities. With the $17 trillion it all comes to about $143 trillion.
God, you are ignorant.

Unfunded liabilities are NOT debt.

CBO: "The term "unfunded liability" has been used to refer to a gap between the government's projected financial commitment under a particular program and the revenues that are expected to be available to fund that commitment. But no government obligation can be truly considered "unfunded" because of the U.S. government's sovereign power to tax--which is the ultimate resource to meet its obligations.[Congressional Budget Office, September 2004]"

Another

Q: What's wrong with the "unfunded liabilities" stories that conservatives tell about Social Security and Medicare? This is where they make the case that over some very long time horizon, these programs are supposed to pay out tens of trillions more than they're scheduled to take in.

A: These are mostly scare tactics, designed to mislead. That said, there's a useful point embedded in there: both programs need to undergo changes to meet their obligations. But at least some of the folks who make the "trillions in unfunded liabilities" argument do so to make it seem like we can't afford social insurance, which is nonsense.[The Christian Science Monitor, 7/7/11]

The "unfunded liabilities" refer to projecting SS & Medicare out 75 years. It estimates the cost & it estimates the revenues. Since the costs are expected to grow faster than revenues, the difference is called "unfunded liability".

But this is not debt. The money has not been sent. In the past, changes had to be made to these programs to adjust cost costs & revenues & changes in the population.

As laws are passed & efforts made to reduce costs & tweak revenues, then that gap changes.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1003128 Oct 14, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>It's actually better that an inept obama got relected, look like shit, get all the blame and failure for the next 3 years than Romney...
It's the culture..
nonscripted response! with a bit of rationality!

i'm having a heart attack.

but imagine this....GOP in the WH and the House. Dems in the Senate. what do you get....what we have right now.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1003129 Oct 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
moving the goalposts though returning them to center(read: Right) when it suits the moment.
and i can assure i won't forget. every time one of your peers goes after me within the terms that you describe i'm going to post your post.
and that would be called....A Nut Surprized.
Complaining about someone being a troll by using troll behavior is not a winner.

Just complain without trying to appear to above it.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1003130 Oct 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
The Dems turned the CR issue into a loser for them by adding in a no limit debt ceiling and demanding no spending cuts. The American public does not want the later two.
Susan Collins and six moderate Dems have created a bill that addresses these issues which Reid refuses to bring to a vote as he knows it will pass.
I worry that Harry Reid is on the verge of overplaying his hand and significantly altering the allocation of blame.
The Democrats in the Senate passed the CR using the REpublican number. They took theRepublican bill, took out the ACA crap, & passed it.

Why are you people so stupid?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1003131 Oct 14, 2013
Tea Partiers should nevertheless understand that, fairly or unfairly, they're saddled with a reputation for unusual recklessness. Voters aren't sure whether they can be trusted to govern. That's why their behavior in the debt-ceiling standoff is so idiotic. Paul and Amash, whose principled stands I frequently cheer, and Senator Ted Cruz, whose phony affect makes me mistrust him, could demonstrate themselves to be staunch fiscal conservatives and fight for small government in any number of ways. They could embark upon any number of long-term strategies for reforming public policy in line with their beliefs. Among all the fights they could pick, why choose the debt-ceiling?

Stupid, stupid, stupid!

A refusal to raise the debt ceiling isn't a conscientious stand on a matter of principle, like religious liberty or due process or preventing the deaths of innocents. This particular stand will do nothing to solve America's fiscal problems or to persuade the public that small-government solutions are preferable. The very best scenario, if you're a fiscal conservative, is for the debt ceiling to be raised after President Obama concedes some significant decrease in spending, which is extremely. If the debt ceiling isn't raised, the threat of which is the only Tea Party leverage, it could cause significant harm to the country's fiscal standing, putting the United States even deeper in the hole.

For all those reasons, picking this fight plays into every negative Tea Party stereotype. It makes Tea Party legislators seem like reckless ideologues who operate inside an information bubble, not principled men with pragmatic governing styles. It's one thing to be intransigent on matters of great consequence that implicate core beliefs or will forever change the trajectory of the nation. It is quite another thing to be intransigent on a matter that would be of little consequence if you hadn't yourself chosen it for a high-risk, low-reward fight. One begins to suspect that this isn't about better governance at all.

The downside possibilities of the government shutdown are less dire, but it too plays into the narrative of Republicans unable to deliver pragmatic governance, a lesson you'd have thought that the GOP would have learned during the last shutdown.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1003132 Oct 14, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Hey Ghostie!!! Social Security -$16.6 trillion in the hole!!! Medicare -$87.5 trillion in the hole.
And your party has done what through the years to avoid that? I wonder just how much Iraq, and Afghanistan has and is still costing us..Both were botched by the previous adm. One was based on total lies and unnecessary the other was mismanaged from the very beginning. Eight years of ruination isn't easy to fix, especially from the creators of those problems. You and those that wish to place all of the blame on Obama are ideologs and haters...PERIOD. Deny all you want but who and what you are shines through daily.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1003133 Oct 14, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Pull duh lemming herd packs of bawrls out from in front of you eye sockets duhmmy and maybe you could see a little better.
(we won't push it too hard and expect you to think for yourself yet.)
Get back of your free meds psycho.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1003135 Oct 14, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt wouldn't know an actual fact if it bit him in the butt because he's an idiot.
He confuses he peanuts with the ones in his brain sometimes too...poor lil American library hater feller.

(y'all too easy this morning lol)
DEM PARTY OF THE RICH

Louisburg, NC

#1003136 Oct 14, 2013
The Democratic Party Is The Party Of The Rich

A persistent mantra of blacks is that the Republican Party is the “party of the rich.” In fact, while there are some rich Republicans, most Republicans are average, hard working Americans from the middle of America. The truly rich are Democrats who reside mainly in big cities on the east and west coasts. Most notable are Billionaire Oprah Winfrey, Billionaire George Soros, Billionaire Warren Buffett, Billionaire Bill Gates of Microsoft, Billionaire, Billionaire Peter Lewis of Progressive Insurance, Billionaire Senator John Kerry, Millionaire Senator Ted Kennedy, Millionaire Senator Harry Reid, Millionaire Representative Nancy Pelosi, Millionaire former President Bill Clinton, and Millionaire President Barack Obama, as well as all of the millionaire Limousine Liberals in New York and Hollywood.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1003137 Oct 14, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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She's pretty much always been there 24/7 telling him what to do. You don't think he knows how to do this all by himself, do you?
Only in your delusional hate filled mind. You're an idiot Carol!

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