Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1404024 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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Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#962464 Aug 11, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Except Hillary tried to get a similar version of Obamacare passed under her husband's presidency. It was scraped by both Democrats and Republicans for the same reasons the majority of Americans still don't want it now.
Wouldn't it have been nice if Republicans had been allowed some input into such a massive piece of legislation and a final version of health care reform passed on a bipartisan vote?
Otherwise, PDupont's post might have been nicely stated.
Hilary was laughed out of both houses of congress for efforts. Too bad for that would have been the ideal congress for reforming the way the nation pays for health care__or doesn't.

Your comments regarding the ACA range from sadly misinformed to patently false.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#962465 Aug 11, 2013
The Democrats are at a disadvantage because of Obamacare in 2014. And they know it.

More than 40% of Americans do not even know the law is in place.

“Four in ten Americans (42%) are unaware that the ACA [Affordable Care Act] is still the law of the land."

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/04/...

That's why we're in big trouble. Complacency and willful ignorance makes it a lot easier for the liberal media to brainwash half of Americans.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#962466 Aug 11, 2013
Republican Meltdown:GOP Strategist Tells Immigrant Hating Rep. Steve King To Get Therapy

Republicans like Ana Navarro are trying to paint King as a bad apple who doesn’t represent the views of the rest of the Republican Party, but the truth is that King’s views are how a sizable number of Republicans view Hispanics. Many Republicans automatically assume that every Hispanic they see is an undocumented immigrant. Republicans like Navarro are the minority in their own party.

Rep. King’s views are nothing new. The exact same things that King is saying today were being said by a majority of his party when George W. Bush tried to get comprehensive immigration reform passed in 2007. Republicans can trot out Marco Rubio and pretend that the overt racism of Steve King is an isolated incident, but these sorts of attitudes have been dominating the Republican position on immigration for years.

What this dispute between Navarro and King was really centered around was the question of how to win elections. Navarro is a Republican strategist who sees reaching out to Hispanic voters as the key to taking back the Senate and White House. Rep. King sees the path to victory as continuing to court the white only vote, while suppressing the votes of all others.

Steve King was flat out promoting racism, and he probably does need therapy, but Rep. King can say horrible things about Hispanics because their is a huge group of Republicans that share his point of view.

The Republican Party is once again coming apart at the seams over immigration reform. There is no party unity on this issue. If Democrats keep pushing immigration reform, I suspect the GOP will be in complete disarray by the 2014 election.

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/08/11/republ...

“Come Home America!”

Level 1

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#962467 Aug 11, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Pretty sure Republicans are already preparing to fight fire with fire in 2016. And going to the people to give them the right message loud and clear. They figured most people were just smart enough to figure out another four years would be disastrous in 2012.
But they know now a lot of people apparently aren't. Some people need to see a good fight with the best man/party winning.
If Obamacare is the disaster everyone expects it to be, the fight can be won with one hand behind the Republican candidate's back.
The biggest fight will be mano-a-mano with the liberal media. Everyone is now on to them big time.
No more Mr. Nice Guy.
And when Obamacare proves successful in states that adequately prepared to implement it then what happens when Republicans have to face up to their constituencies complaints that they are not receiving the same benefits because their elected republicans did nothing for them ? Do those republicans come running to the Federal government to bail them out of trouble with voters like Jan Brewer has done in Arizona and Chris Christie in New Jersey after climate change disasters struck those unprepared states?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#962468 Aug 11, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Pretty sure Republicans are already preparing to fight fire with fire in 2016. And going to the people to give them the right message loud and clear. They figured most people were just smart enough to figure out another four years would be disastrous in 2012.
But they know now a lot of people apparently aren't. Some people need to see a good fight with the best man/party winning.
If Obamacare is the disaster everyone expects it to be, the fight can be won with one hand behind the Republican candidate's back.
The biggest fight will be mano-a-mano with the liberal media. Everyone is now on to them big time.
No more Mr. Nice Guy.
liberal media! liberal media!!

you can't expect the MSM to try to take on the FOX way of doing things. it seems lying 24/7 only works on conservatives who can't fact check their way out of a wet paper bag.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#962469 Aug 11, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
The Democrats are at a disadvantage because of Obamacare in 2014. And they know it.
More than 40% of Americans do not even know the law is in place.
“Four in ten Americans (42%) are unaware that the ACA [Affordable Care Act] is still the law of the land."
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/04/...
That's why we're in big trouble. Complacency and willful ignorance makes it a lot easier for the liberal media to brainwash half of Americans.
maybe it's because of concerted effort by the right wing media to mislead Americans about the Act.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#962470 Aug 11, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> You left out the most important point of the Boston.com article that leaving the market unregulated, that is,in providing tax credits to private entrepreneurs to build low-income housing without some kind of government oversight on housing and building construction guidelines can lead to a disaster. Of course, at the same time, the Bush 43 Administration was learning the same lesson in providing tax credits and no-bid contracts to its most-favored private contractors like Halliburton and Blackwater with no Government oversight and led to the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of U S Marines from faulty-wiring in the slip-shod housing Halliburton built in Iraq to cut corners and squeeze out greater profits .
The only point of that article was to show Obama and his cronies in Illinois passed legislation to build federally-funded housing that soon became dilapidated and unlivable, violated housing codes and left many tenants angry and disillusioned.

Sort of like half of us are now. He still thinks the government is the solution and can do things better than the private sector.

It's why the country is going down the same road of dilapidation and cities going bankrupt.

You really don't get this?
Stoneman

Boise, ID

#962471 Aug 11, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
like GOP candidates don't think they're victims?
we can start with them whining about the Media not using the FOX model of journalism. oh, except for the Hillary NBC thing. seems that active support of a candidate is only allowed on FOX.
Why don't you answer the question?

Be specific.

Why do you lefties think a woman that can't stand up to her man after he humiliated her DOZENS OF TIMES would make a good president?

If she is so pathetic that she can't divorce him after what he did, how far do you think Russia could push around a President Hillary?

This time don't try to side-step with a "uh, REPUBLICANS ARE WORSE!" BS.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#962472 Aug 11, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Dong you disloyal, btch-made lump of chinaman suet pudding!!! I bring yur fatazz over on a boat, get you a food services card and a temp visa, and this is the thanks I get?
Things are going to change around here. Your fatazz is going to do railroad-style labor for ZERO wages, and I'm goin to beat that fatazz 3 times a day for good measure......:-)
Hyuk! Hyuk! Hyuk!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#962473 Aug 11, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Yeah. We are travelling so I have little time to check in. I can't believe this poster had the nerve to claim "conservatives view things from a fact based perspective." I'm shaking my head at his/her stupidity.
lol! The 'fact' that's being referenced is opinion based!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#962474 Aug 11, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Except Hillary tried to get a similar version of Obamacare passed under her husband's presidency. It was scraped by both Democrats and Republicans for the same reasons the majority of Americans still don't want it now.
Wouldn't it have been nice if Republicans had been allowed some input into such a massive piece of legislation and a final version of health care reform passed on a bipartisan vote?
Otherwise, PDupont's post might have been nicely stated.
lol! Cons had no healthcare plan.

They only had a tort reform plan.

They keep screwing themselves!
TSM

El Paso, TX

#962476 Aug 11, 2013
Will Liberals running in 2014 run as Liberals or campaign as Conservatives?

Level 1

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#962477 Aug 11, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The only point of that article was to show Obama and his cronies in Illinois passed legislation to build federally-funded housing that soon became dilapidated and unlivable, violated housing codes and left many tenants angry and disillusioned.
Sort of like half of us are now. He still thinks the government is the solution and can do things better than the private sector.
It's why the country is going down the same road of dilapidation and cities going bankrupt.
You really don't get this?
Dumbass Carol thinks these were State run buildings.
NJ raider 1

Newark, NJ

#962478 Aug 11, 2013
Stoneman wrote:
<quoted text>
Why don't you answer the question?
Be specific.
Why do you lefties think a woman that can't stand up to her man after he humiliated her DOZENS OF TIMES would make a good president?
If she is so pathetic that she can't divorce him after what he did, how far do you think Russia could push around a President Hillary?
This time don't try to side-step with a "uh, REPUBLICANS ARE WORSE!" BS.
This is where your logic has no reasoning. Exactly, what does love have to do wit politics? The fact that you feel like you can equate the 2, defines your stupidity!

What has she done to back stab get constituents. What has she done to disqualify her eligibility? What has she done to force you to question her leadership skills? Theseare questions wworth asking, not the nonsense you've presented!

Level 1

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#962479 Aug 11, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Except Hillary tried to get a similar version of Obamacare passed under her husband's presidency. It was scraped by both Democrats and Republicans for the same reasons the majority of Americans still don't want it now.
Wouldn't it have been nice if Republicans had been allowed some input into such a massive piece of legislation and a final version of health care reform passed on a bipartisan vote?
Otherwise, PDupont's post might have been nicely stated.
In the Senate of the 788 amendments filed, 67 came from Democrats and 721 from Republicans.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#962480 Aug 11, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
According to a Quinnipiac University poll May 30, 2013:
Obama plunged among independent voters. Only 37% of independents approve of him while 57% disapprove. At the start of the month, 42% of independents approved and 48% disapproved.
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/obama-j...
A lot can happen between now and 2016 - Obamacare, evidence of abuse of power, changing attitudes towards Hillary, another attack (God forbid), the economy reaching new lows, higher taxes...
Might as well be an eternity before 2016 with so many unknowns.
Don't think abortion is going to be at the top of the list. Unless the liberals declare another invisible war on women.
But it's not unreasonable people who are anti-abortion not wanting their taxes paying for them.
Liberals think it's perfectly reasonable. But, heaven forbid, their taxes have to pay for a voucher system.
You don't see any hypocrisy there? Or do you?
Don't know if anyone's told you but Obama won't be running in 2016.

Level 2

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#962481 Aug 11, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
maybe it's because of concerted effort by the right wing media to mislead Americans about the Act.
"sonic"
If nobamakare is so good, why do the following groups want no part of it?
- The senate and their staffers
- The house and their staffers
- The Supreme Court and their staffers
- the president
- A majority of the unions
Peace
KMA

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#962482 Aug 11, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Pretty sure Republicans are already preparing to fight fire with fire in 2016. And going to the people to give them the right message loud and clear. They figured most people were just smart enough to figure out another four years would be disastrous in 2012.
But they know now a lot of people apparently aren't. Some people need to see a good fight with the best man/party winning.
If Obamacare is the disaster everyone expects it to be, the fight can be won with one hand behind the Republican candidate's back.
The biggest fight will be mano-a-mano with the liberal media. Everyone is now on to them big time.
No more Mr. Nice Guy.
You bring up a good point, one I've been tapping on this week. If Obamacare is as disastrous as the GOP makes it out to be why don't they just let it run its course, they'll be sure to sweep in 2016 if its what they say it is.

That's what I would do if I were them, makes me wonder why they so desperately oppose it now ya know?
Forum

Carlsbad, NM

#962483 Aug 11, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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In the Senate of the 788 amendments filed, 67 came from Democrats and 721 from Republicans.
All of this talk about healthcare from a President doesn't make sense. The insurance companies get our money before we get
to the doctor. He wants credit for caring?
Evil makes us sick.

“Amor patriae.”

Level 5

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#962484 Aug 11, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't know if anyone's told you but Obama won't be running in 2016.
Yes he will, he'll just be disguised as a fat, liberal, hard ridden lesbian.

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