Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1345584 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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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#916441 Jun 1, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Yes Carol, and as has been shown numerous times in this thread you fit that last category perfectly.
Here's my list;
Out and out nut cases like Waxman, No Surprize and Florida who tend to repeat their favorite insanities ad nauseam. I tend to ignore them.
Liars like DB.
Overt sociopaths like John Galt.
And finally sociopaths that claim to be Christians, like you.
You are the nutcase that lies about Galt and claims Sweden is doing fine when it's in the middle of a week long episode of rioting on the streets, yet everyone else is a nutcase?

You are sick Dupont, real sick.

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Florida

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#916442 Jun 1, 2013
IRS Scandal Broadens will land on Obama’s Doorstep sooner or later

The IRS Scandal is in the fermentation stage but the body language and stonewalling of key IRS personnel – to include that of former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, who made an ungodly 157 visits to the White House – sure seems to point in the direction of a specific door. While the shape on the other side of that door is oval, it’s not an egg.

No, it’s far more likely that behind that door, the President and his closest advisors were orchestrating amongst themselves a key strategy for the 2012 re-election campaign.

It is also interesting to watch the despair on the faces of some Democratic pundits over the IRS scandal, especially Bob Beckel on Fox News who, as yet does not verbally admit the President’s potential guilt but Beckel is an experienced political commentator who, deep down inside, knows the President is very involved; it is written all over Bob’s face. He probably sees it every time he looks away from the camera to see himself in the monitor.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#916444 Jun 1, 2013
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HEY STUPID! Greece's problems don't have anything to do with any kind of "socialist policies" but from the fact that they were suckered into joining the Euro zone and in the process lost control of their currency. Other countries like -> S W E D E N <-, Norway and Denmark all of which nitwits like you would describe as "socialistic" didn't buy into that scam and are -> D O I N G -= J U S T - F I N E.
By the way moron the Obama phones that right wingers love to trot out is actually a 28 year old program called Lifeline that was signed into law by Ronald Reagan and renewed by George HW Bush.
You're an idiot Waxman!
"Sweden burning Stockholm riots & violence enter 5th day "

&lc =4n9sIzOUQ_6ZM9EGNdsZzopv1ZHul KB027AKD1bquHA

Baawwwaaahhhhhhh!!!!!

You are a liar and an idiot.

Say Hi to your poor son, OK? Be sure to tell him when he can't find a job in 4 years that it's because of morons like you.

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Florida

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#916445 Jun 1, 2013
IRS faces class action lawsuit over theft of 60 million medical records

The Internal Revenue Service now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges.

According to a report by Courthousenews.com , an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in California is suing the IRS, alleging that some 60 million medical records from 10 million patients were stolen by 15 IRS agents. The personal health information seized on March 11, 2011, included psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual/drug treatment and other medical treatment data.

"This is an action involving the corruption and abuse of power by several Internal Revenue Service agents," wrote Robert E. Barnes, attorney representing the John Doe Company, in the official complaint. "No search warrant authorized the seizure of these records; no subpoena authorized the seizure of these records; none of the 10,000,000 Americans were under any kind of known criminal or civil investigation and their medical records had no relevance whatsoever to the IRS search. IT personnel at the scene, a HIPAA facility warning on the building and the IT portion of the searched premises, and the company executives each warned the IRS agents of these privileged records," the complaint continued.

The Department of Health and Human Services recently stated that the ACA does not grant the IRS open access to Americans' medical records with no cause.

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/irs-face...

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Florida

Seminole, FL

#916446 Jun 1, 2013
Emaam wrote:
Great quote about Republicans:
"If they point enough fingers and cast enough blame maybe we'll forget they can't do anything else."
"Lifes tough!! It's even tougher if you're more stupid Patrick.!!

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#916447 Jun 1, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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HEY STUPID! Greece's problems don't have anything to do with any kind of "socialist policies" but from the fact that they were suckered into joining the Euro zone and in the process lost control of their currency. Other countries like Sweden, Norway and Denmark all of which nitwits like you would describe as "socialistic" didn't buy into that scam and are doing just fine.
By the way moron the Obama phones that right wingers love to trot out is actually a 28 year old program called Lifeline that was signed into law by Ronald Reagan and renewed by George HW Bush.
You're an idiot Waxman!
Hey Socialist moron!

"Night 7 in Sweden Cars ablaze, police attacked as nation debates immigrant policy "

How is your socialism working out?

The reporter in the video below says the Swedish "Democrats" are trying to make this about immigration!!!!!!!!!!

Hey - you fascists lie like rugs over there too!!!!



Bawwaaaaahhhh!!!!!!

That gap between the rich & poor is growing - Socialism does not work, moron. What a joke.

Democrats are idiots.

You are a liar and a flaming, brainwashed moron!!!!

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Florida

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#916448 Jun 1, 2013
Tea Party groups file lawsuit against IRS

A prominent conservative legal advocacy group sued top Internal Revenue Service and Obama administration officials on Wednesday, claiming the constitutional rights of 25 organizations were violated when the IRS targeted conservative outfits seeking tax-exempt status.

The Washington-based American Center for Law and Justice argued in a federal district court filing that the organizations' First Amendment free speech rights and Fifth Amendment due process rights were violated, among other things. The group also contends that the IRS violated its own regulations. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/520...

The Tea Party will have the last laugh!! LOL..

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PDUPONT

Holyoke, MA

#916449 Jun 1, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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So a more efficient government with less bureaucracy, red tape and overpaid paper pushers is repugnant to you like snake oil?
But an overbloated government with more bureaucracy, red tape and overpaid paper pushers is music to your ears?
I see.
Just answer this question. Do you think anyone in this administration or the IRS should be held accountable for betraying the trust of many Americans?
Sure stupid, ask the people in West Texas about over bloated bureaucracy. Both the Chemical Safety Board and the EPA which are tasked to prevent such occurrences are underfunded and understaffed by an industry friendly Congress.
Just how much tax payer money do you think is being wasted by this endless stream of investigations by the likes of Daryl Issa none of which seem to amount to anything? How many "paper pushers" do you think that those involved?
Of course you don't have a problem with the "paper pushers" in the underwriting departments of big health insurance companies whose job it is to find any reason to deny coverage to subscribers who paid their premiums with the assumption that when they needed health care it would be taken care of.
As for the IRS they were doing their jobs to make sure that those groups applying for 501(C)(4) status were eligible for it. The problem I have is that none of them were denied.

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#916450 Jun 1, 2013
California tea party group files class-action lawsuit against Obama administration and the IRS ... 300 other groups to join the legal effort.

Sue The IRS | A Project of Citizens for Self Governance

Join The fight. Contact us about joining the class action lawsuit.

http://suetheirs.com/

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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#916452 Jun 1, 2013
Florida wrote:
California tea party group files class-action lawsuit against Obama administration and the IRS ... 300 other groups to join the legal effort.
Sue The IRS | A Project of Citizens for Self Governance
Join The fight. Contact us about joining the class action lawsuit.
http://suetheirs.com/
It's the culture....
If the TeaParty is for smaller government & less spending, why are they looking to make the government spend more money on defending a lawsuit and possibly spending money on a settlement?

I get it.

Cutting spending except when it puts money in their own pockts.

We always knew the Tea Party was a joke.

Ths proves it.

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PDUPONT

Holyoke, MA

#916453 Jun 1, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Do you think anyone in this administration or the IRS should be held accountable for betraying the trust of the people?
If so, who? And what should be the consequences?
Fact: The IRS is required to determine whether organizations applying for special tax status are "social welfare" groups or are instead engaged in political activity. Political groups cannot get the special tax status these groups were applying for.
Fact: Only one-third of the groups that were passed to specialists for a closer look were "conservative." Lots of other organizations were also checked, including progressive organizations.
Fact: No groups were audited or harassed or "targeted" or "singled out." This was about applications for special tax status being forwarded to specialists for a closer look to see if they were engaged in political activity that would disqualify them for the special tax status. This closer look is the kind of review all organization should get, but the IRS was swamped because of the flood of groups applying for a status that let them mask their donors, after Citizens United.
Fact: No groups were harmed. There were delays while the groups were checked to see if they should have special tax status. That's it. But the rules are that they are allowed to operate as if they had that status while they waited for official approval.
Fact: The only groups actually denied special tax status were progressive groups, not conservative groups. In 2011, during the period that "conservative groups were targeted" the New York Times carried the story, 3 Groups Denied Break by I.R.S. Are Named . The three groups? Drum roll ... "The I.R.S. denied tax exemption to the groups — Emerge Nevada, Emerge Maine and Emerge Massachusetts — because, the agency wrote in denial letters, they were set up specifically to cultivate Democratic candidates."
Fact: The IRS commissioner in charge at the IRS at the time this happened was appointed President George W. Bush.
Fact: According to the inspector general's report (p. 10) in the "majority of cases, we agreed that the applications submitted included indications of significant political campaign intervention."
So Carol, where was the betrayal of trust and why should there be any consequences?

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Florida

Seminole, FL

#916454 Jun 1, 2013
House panel to make 'judgment' on whether Holder committed perjury
A top House Republican said Friday that his committee plans to pass "judgment" soon on whether Attorney General Eric Holder committed perjury when he testified to knowing nothing about the "potential prosecution" of the press -- as he challenged the department's claim that Holder was telling the truth.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News that Holder's testimony showed a clear "contradiction" with the facts.

After the department denied wrongdoing in a statement overnight, Goodlatte said the committee will be the judge of that, once it receives Holder's formal response to a letter they sent earlier this week.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/31/ho...

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Florida

Seminole, FL

#916455 Jun 1, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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If the TeaParty is for smaller government & less spending, why are they looking to make the government spend more money on defending a lawsuit and possibly spending money on a settlement?
I get it.
Cutting spending except when it puts money in their own pockts.
We always knew the Tea Party was a joke.
Ths proves it.
Defending the IRS and a sellout Obama bin Lying is an excellent campaign strategy RealDave. Recommended for all democrats in 2014 you dumbass.

Life is tough!! It's even tougher if you're more stupid RealDave!!

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Florida

Seminole, FL

#916456 Jun 1, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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If the TeaParty is for smaller government & less spending, why are they looking to make the government spend more money on defending a lawsuit and possibly spending money on a settlement?
I get it.
Cutting spending except when it puts money in their own pockts.
We always knew the Tea Party was a joke.
Ths proves it.
IRS, AP and Benghazi Show the Failure of Obama's Big Government

Big Government Makes For More Obama Big Screwups

The leadership failures and bureaucratic dysfunction exposed by the Internal Revenue Service scandal should be a wake up call to anybody who believes bigger government can solve this nation's problems.

How can an "impotent" bureaucracy with "poor management" and the IRS with its "capacity for incompetence and stupidity," as left-leaning commentators David Ignatius and Ruth Marcus both wrote in the Washington Post last week, possibly be trusted to take on the Obama's ambitious agenda?

If the IRS example teaches us anything, it's that giving an inefficient organization more responsibility makes it more likely to screw up, not better able to solve this nation's problems.

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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#916457 Jun 1, 2013
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>Defending the IRS and a sellout Obama bin Lying is an excellent campaign strategy RealDave. Recommended for all democrats in 2014 you dumbass.
Life is tough!! It's even tougher if you're more stupid RealDave!!
It's the culture...
I am not defending anyone.

I am questioning the motives of the Tea Party here.

Do you people really think anyone in the IRS or in government will pay any settlements?

The tax payers will pay.

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Florida

Seminole, FL

#916458 Jun 1, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I am not defending anyone.
I am questioning the motives of the Tea Party here.
Do you people really think anyone in the IRS or in government will pay any settlements?
The tax payers will pay.
Big Government Makes For Big Obama Screwups and More waste You Idiot...

Life is tough!! It's even tougher if you're more stupid RealDave!!

The leadership failures and bureaucratic dysfunction exposed by the Internal Revenue Service scandal should be a wake up call to anybody who believes Obama's bigger government can solve the nation's problems you dumbass

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Florida

Seminole, FL

#916459 Jun 1, 2013
Obama's woes flow out of big government philosophy

The latest problems with the IRS witch hunt, the seizure of phone records from The Associated Press, the conflicting Benghazi stories and disastrous attempts to enforce Obamacare may all seem unrelated, but they are not.

Each of these events is the direct byproduct of two central philosophies of the Obama administration -- the massive expansion of the size and power of the federal government and a lack of trust in the American people.

These scandals were bound to happen. In fact, it was inevitable, and there will be more. President Obama has grown the size, the scope, the debt and the power of the federal government to such irresponsible proportions that problems like these are an inevitable result.

Now we have not just big government, but big brother running big government.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/24/opinion/jindal-...

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Waxman

Dallas, TX

#916460 Jun 1, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Fact: The IRS is required to determine whether organizations applying for special tax status are "social welfare" groups or are instead engaged in political activity. Political groups cannot get the special tax status these groups were applying for.
Fact: Only one-third of the groups that were passed to specialists for a closer look were "conservative." Lots of other organizations were also checked, including progressive organizations.
Fact: No groups were audited or harassed or "targeted" or "singled out." This was about applications for special tax status being forwarded to specialists for a closer look to see if they were engaged in political activity that would disqualify them for the special tax status. This closer look is the kind of review all organization should get, but the IRS was swamped because of the flood of groups applying for a status that let them mask their donors, after Citizens United.
Fact: No groups were harmed. There were delays while the groups were checked to see if they should have special tax status. That's it. But the rules are that they are allowed to operate as if they had that status while they waited for official approval.
Fact: The only groups actually denied special tax status were progressive groups, not conservative groups. In 2011, during the period that "conservative groups were targeted" the New York Times carried the story, 3 Groups Denied Break by I.R.S. Are Named . The three groups? Drum roll ... "The I.R.S. denied tax exemption to the groups — Emerge Nevada, Emerge Maine and Emerge Massachusetts — because, the agency wrote in denial letters, they were set up specifically to cultivate Democratic candidates."
Fact: The IRS commissioner in charge at the IRS at the time this happened was appointed President George W. Bush.
Fact: According to the inspector general's report (p. 10) in the "majority of cases, we agreed that the applications submitted included indications of significant political campaign intervention."
So Carol, where was the betrayal of trust and why should there be any consequences?
FACT: You are an anti-American Socialist idiot!

"Tax-Exempt Media Matters Wasn’t Investigated by the IRS
May 16, 2013"

http://www.independentsentinel.com/2013/05/ta...

You have misrepresented what is the law, dumbfk.

You are a liar and an idiot.

Show this to your son.

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#916461 Jun 1, 2013
Two drone strikes kill 7 Al Qaeda militants in Southern Yemen.

In other news from the middle East, May was Iraq's bloodiest month since 2008.

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Waxman

Dallas, TX

#916462 Jun 1, 2013
Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid. Take it from me!

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