Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1394763 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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jiminy cricket

Orlando, FL

#847900 Jan 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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San José State University
Department of Economics

Yes, the USSR did increase spending on the military.

Obama wants to increase spending on everything but the military.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#847901 Jan 26, 2013
Republicans produce recession -2008- and depression -1929- while passing themselves off as masters of economics.
Look at the record
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#847902 Jan 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Why can't spending be cut?
Because our elected officials must spend 80% of their time begging for money from corporations.

Fishers, IN

#847903 Jan 26, 2013
Benghazi, Mali, and the Need for a Defensive American Strategy

....In Washington many of the same Congressmen who clamor to start new wars in Iran and Syria are the most vehement in attacking the State Department for not protecting its personnel. Often they are also those who know the least about the outside world. Causing many of America’s problems, it is the American congress and its neoconservative leadership who think Washington can order the whole world to follow America’s prescriptions. Bribes, bombs and intimidation is their idea of how to run the world. As British historian Anatol Lieven, then with the New America Foundation put it, America, which most benefited from the international rule of law, was bent on “kicking to pieces the hill of which it is king,” the “rule-based liberal capitalist order” which it helped establish after World War II.

It is they who deny, in the words of their much admired Bush official John Bolton, any role for the rule of international law on the grounds that “it only constricts Washington’s freedom of action.”

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#847904 Jan 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Show us the proof.
You've seen it before. You're just a denier. No amount of evidence would work for you. You're a blockhead!!


""The Earth's climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of human civilization. Most of these climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives.

"Scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal."

- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is very likely human-induced and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented in the past 1,300 years.1

Earth-orbiting satellites and other technological advances have enabled scientists to see the big picture, collecting many different types of information about our planet and its climate on a global scale. Studying these climate data collected over many years reveal the signals of a changing climate.

Certain facts about Earth's climate are not in dispute:

The heat-trapping nature of carbon dioxide and other gases was demonstrated in the mid-19th century. Their ability to affect the transfer of infrared energy through the atmosphere is the scientific basis of many JPL-designed instruments, such as AIRS. Increased levels of greenhouse gases must cause the Earth to warm in response.
Ice cores drawn from Greenland, Antarctica, and tropical mountain glaciers show that the Earth’s climate responds to changes in solar output, in the Earth’s orbit, and in greenhouse gas levels. They also show that in the past, large changes in climate have happened very quickly, geologically-speaking: in tens of years, not in millions or even thousands.""
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#847905 Jan 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Medicare is extremely efficient.
There were many of disability qualified people that had jobs & worked until Bush & your Republicans f*cked this country.
Medicare will become even more "efficient" as doctors refuse to accept Medicare patients.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#847906 Jan 26, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Every argument that he extended the Depression has been debunked by economists.
Fact is, Republiclown demands that he cut back on spending caused the economy to slip back into recession in 1937.
It had nothing to do with Roosevelt but that he caved in to the Senate Republiclowns.
I'm sure you don't want to get into the right wing attempt to field an Army to overthrow Roosevelt.
Gen. Smedley Butler ring any bells in sockpuppet world??
It proved that austerity during an economic crisis is stupid, something that is lost on today's Republiclowns, as well.
Yes ! Republican lies failed in 2012

United States

#847907 Jan 26, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Republican G W Bush stock Market crash of 2008 reminded voters of the republican depression of 1929
Reminder of our present financial situation and the dems responsible for it:

The Government-Created Subprime Mortgage Meltdown

by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

The thousands of mortgage defaults and foreclosures in the "subprime" housing market (i.e., mortgage holders with poor credit ratings) is the direct result of thirty years of government policy that has forced banks to make bad loans to un-creditworthy borrowers. The policy in question is the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which compels banks to make loans to low-income borrowers and in what the supporters of the Act call "communities of color" that they might not otherwise make based on purely economic criteria.

The original lobbyists for the CRA were the hardcore leftists who supported the Carter administration and were often rewarded for their support with government grants and programs like the CRA that they benefited from. These included various "neighborhood organizations," as they like to call themselves, such as "ACORN" (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). These organizations claim that over $1 trillion in CRA loans have been made, although no one seems to know the magnitude with much certainty. A U.S. Senate Banking Committee staffer told me about ten years ago that at least $100 billion in such loans had been made in the first twenty years of the Act.


Been 4 years, I think it's time to hold Obama the free market destroyer accountable. He get's credit for 200,000 new federal jobs and the failed "green" energy disasters that cost us app.$90 billion, but no credit for a single private sector job, quite the contrary.

Piling on tens of thousands of new rules and regulations is not how you unloose the free market, only in the delusions of misguided communists would that scheme work..

Jobs??? We don't need no steenking jobs!!! Barak Obama

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Since: Nov 09

Mcallen, TX

#847908 Jan 26, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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Good morning libtard sockpuppet. Wrong again. I just got to the computer now, not an hour ago, dummy.
I enjoy your posts so please keep em coming!
Starting about three hours ago and scrolling through the mornings posts I noticed the judge-it total climbing. As soon as it hit double digits I knew it wouldn't be long before the forum nitwit shows up, then BAM, here you are. What a predictable, pathetic piece of shit.
Ten brilliants for this dumbass post?????
jiminy cricket

Orlando, FL

#847909 Jan 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Oh yeah, the "stands to reason" argument. Hadn't counted on that.
Something like that. You should probably start counting on it?

Fishers, IN

#847910 Jan 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
More insanity in VA:
The bill, authored by arch-conservative Delegate Bob Marshall (R-VA), aims to:
Prevent any agency, political subdivision, or employee of Virginia from assisting the Federal government of the United States in any investigation, prosecution, detention, arrest, search, or seizure, under the authority of any federal statute enacted, or Executive Order or regulation issued, after December 31, 2012, infringing the individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms by imposing new restrictions on private ownership or private transfer of firearms, firearm magazines, ammunition, or components thereof.
soon to be The Crime State.
Nuculur obamabortion

Pompano Beach, FL

#847911 Jan 26, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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This is exactly why we know you're a Waxturd Puppet.
The syntax is uniformly vulgar and childish.
Typical of a man with make believe children that he brags about!!
strap-onlowlifebottomfeedingob amaworshippingwelfareleechfckf aceforsure say what? LOL

Fishers, IN

#847912 Jan 26, 2013
Republicans Won’t Compete in Cities

....the social conservatism that defines the Republican Party is anathema to urban voters. A party that is loudly opposed to gay marriage and abortion will never be competitive in America’s cities. Glaeser dreams of a fiscally conservative, socially moderate Republicanism that might win in New York and its inner suburbs. But there aren’t enough votes to make this an appealing strategy on the national level: any gains in metropolitan areas would be wiped out by losses in the so-called base.

The problem for Republicans, then, isn’t that they’re ignoring chances to expand their coalition. It’s that they’re trapped by a dynamic in which serious outreach to new groups alienates existing supporters. As Daniel Larison has argued, it’s likely to get worse before it gets better. Don’t expect Republicans to take Manhattan any time soon.

Windsor, CT

#847913 Jan 26, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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We've waited four years for you to fill in the blanks.
Yet all you do is repeat the same mantra;
"There are much better solutions to people receiving affordable health care than bankrupting the entire nation."
The entire nation awaits Lorac's explanation of what would be the best way to provide healthcare for all Americans.
Why do you leave us in suspense??
Oh, I forgot. There is no answer. You are only repeating th emantra your FAUX mentors have provided you.
They never tell you how it can be done, they just assure you there is a better way.
Yet all your side has done is fight Obamacare, never offering any sort of alternative.
The House voted 33 times to overturn Obamacare.
If they spent a fraction of that energy in coming up with ways to improve it, they might be taken seriously.
But your side doesn't wnat all AMericans to have basic healthcare.
Your side hates 47% of your fellow citizens, by their own words, often repeated here.
And you wonder why Obama is taking your Party apart??
The blanks (except for the in inbetween your ears) were filled in.

It's called fixing the problem instead of throwing the baby out with the bath water, libtard.

For example:

- add/fix coverage for the (debatable number) 30M uninsured/un derinsured

- encourage insurance companies to allow policies across state lines and simplify laws Democrats created

- malpractice reform (democrats hate this as it impacts their lawyer special interest capatilist cronies)

Instead what we got was a bill Pewlosi said we would have to read after it was passed. The Democrats did the nuclear option and changed the rules and did this all behind closed doors


Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#847914 Jan 26, 2013
discordia wrote:
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Your pathetic attempt at ridicule negates nothing Coulter[or me] says. Bizarre how the leftists ignore Clinton's reputation as a serial sexual abuser and accused rapist. His affair with Lewinsky in the WH was sordid and tawdry.
Look at the puppet get all defensive over ridicule for Coulter, while he just called Obama a bi-sexual.

Clinton's affair with Lewinsky was a consenting agreement among two adults. You're just whining again.

You really are just as stupid as Waxturd. Why not, he created you.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#847915 Jan 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Please explain how a single payer system would reduce per capita medical spending.
Administrative Savings

Harvard researchers estimate that administrative costs consume 31 cents of every health care dollar in the U.S. Slashing that to Canadian levels would save $400 billion annually, enough to cover all the uninsured and to improve coverage for everyone else. A study by the General Accounting Office estimated that single payer would save 10 percent on total health care costs by slashing administrative waste, enough to cover all the uninsured

Cost Containment

Single payer is the only plan which features effective cost control measures like global budgeting, negotiated fees, bulk purchasing, and capital investment planning. As a result single payer can reduce the growth of health spending. Whereas health spending is projected to increase to 20 percent of GDP by 2020, if single payer were adopted in 2012 it could contain costs to 17 percent of GDP (Friedman, Dollars and Sense, 4/2012). A study by the Congressional Budget Office also projected that single payer could reduce health inflation.

The need for private insurance would be eliminated. One single payer bill currently in the House (H.R. 1200) would provide one percent of funding for retraining displaced insurance workers during its first few years of implementation.


In general, businesses would see single payer limit their health costs and remove the burden of administering health insurance for their employees.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#847916 Jan 26, 2013
discordia wrote:
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If I fill up my gas tank, buy groceries,etc. with a debit card, the risk is essentially zero. Over the internet you may have a point. However, do as you wish, I shall do as I wish. Carrying a lot of cash isn't wise or practical, IMO, and in my business I spend a lot of money. I can go thru $500 in a couple of days sometimes.
If someone gets hold of your debit card, they can drain your bank account and you have no recourse.

With a credit card, the merchant is on the hook for fraudulent use.
Nuculur obamabortion

Pompano Beach, FL

#847917 Jan 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Dial 1-800-whogivesafuck
You and Nuculur option have the same phone number? LOL
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#847918 Jan 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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soon to be The Crime State.
Yup, Flack will be thrilled. Do these rightwingers ever, ever, contemplate the repercussions of their actions?

Just like that proposed bill in NM; criminalizing women who have an abortion as a result of rape. Who does this protect? The rapist.
Rape is effectively legal in 26 states, wherein the rapist can sue for custody and visitation rights.

Women will stop reporting rapes; already the crime that is the least prosecuted.

United States

#847919 Jan 26, 2013
America’s credit rating downgraded, Illinois credit rating downgraded what’s the common thread here….Obama!! What does California and Illinois have in common both Control by Liberals/Democrats!!

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