Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1565676 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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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#993887 Oct 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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That's the other difference between your side and mine. My side is willing to find the right solutions even if it means going through the necessary growing pains to make the party more inclusive and stronger in the long run.
Your side just thinks like one person with only one goal - power and control. Make that two goals. Power and control...and maintaining the status quo at all costs to get votes from the easily confused.
No pain, no gain. We're just going through a little temporary pain of growing stronger.
As an Independent my 'side' doesn't have much of a say in any of this.
TSM

United States

#993888 Oct 2, 2013
This strategy Reid/Pelosi and the President are employing not to negotiate/ reject anything the Republicans sends to the Senate will backfire like the Sequester!! What this shutdown continue to Highlight is Obama’s Incompetence!!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#993889 Oct 2, 2013
“You have 40 Ted Cruz Republicans in the House running national policy,” King told the Washington Post. The "Ted Cruz element," as he called them, are living "in their own echo chamber."

echo echo

hello hello

Peter King might just be my new hero.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#993890 Oct 2, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
"Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal."
keyword..."in". That would be you guys.
My statement stands, I just didn't go into the graphic details.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#993891 Oct 2, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
how much was your subsidy?
Whatever it is if any, Homer is happy to see his tax dollars put to some good use for a change.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#993892 Oct 2, 2013
Homer wrote:
As the Tea Bagging terrorists continue to hold out, cooler heads may be beginning to prevail -
"We need to put our country first and take care of those that have been taking care of us," New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm said on CNN Wednesday. "There's no such thing as a nonessential employee. I started in the government as a GS-5 making 30 something thousand dollars a year. I'd hate to think that what I did for the government wasn’t essential. So, I want to say to all those people, you are essential to me. If anyone is not essential, it's the U.S. Congress."
Grimm said he hoped to form a coalition with other House Republicans, including New York Rep. Peter King, who blasted tea party members for the shutdown.
“You have 40 Ted Cruz Republicans in the House running national policy,” King told the Washington Post. The "Ted Cruz element," as he called them, are living "in their own echo chamber."
"Obviously everyone knows we have a far right faction that we have to deal with and we have to unify," Grimm said. "That is why I think we'll need a coalition of members to finally say, listen, the most important thing here are those people that aren't going to work today, that have bills to pay, that can barely make ends meet. Those that have small children. They don't know what to tell them. That's what's important to the American people, not our egos, not our poll numbers. All of that is completely irrelevant."
In a separate interview on CNN, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said there might be “enough rational Republicans” joining Democrats to pass a funding bill to overcome the government shutdown.
http://news.yahoo.com/shutdown-soundbytes-mcc...
“You have 40 Ted Cruz Republicans in the House running national policy,” King told the Washington Post. The "Ted Cruz element," as he called them, are living "in their own echo chamber."
LOL
O'bama refused to let VETS into the WW2 Memorial. Now that what you democrats have become.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#993893 Oct 2, 2013
lol! Talk about 'lock step' with the party!!!!!

No wonder right wing nuts just can't think for themselves... they've spent YEARS doing exactly the opposite!

"Why John Boehner Won't Hold a Vote to Reopen the Government
By Brendan Greeley October 02, 2013
A sign alerting visitors that the National Gallery of Art is closed stands outside the building as it remains indefinitely closed on Oct. 1 in Washington

Photograph by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

A sign alerting visitors that the National Gallery of Art is closed stands outside the building as it remains indefinitely closed on Oct. 1 in Washington

Updates the number of Republican members and votes needed in the first paragraph.

John Boehner could get out of this mess today. As House speaker, he can bring any bill he pleases to the floor. Like any bill, a continuing resolution to fund the government without gutting Obamacare would need 218 votes to pass. This morning Bloomberg News reports that at least 13 Republicans would vote for such a bill in defiance of the party’s right wing. Add Boehner and the House’s 201 Democrats, and the nation is just two votes shy of reopening the Lincoln Memorial.

Boehner is not doing this because we’re not watching a fight between Democrats and Republicans. It’s not even, really, a fight between the Tea Party caucus and the rest of the Republican party. The government shutdown is the real consequence of three decades spent trying to answer a metaphysical question: What is a party? John Boehner is stuck with an understanding of party discipline that may no longer be relevant—or even good for the Republican Party.

For most of the 20th century, the most powerful people in Congress were committee chairmen. They could hold bills up or bring them to the floor for a vote. In the 1970s, political scientists, looking at how Congress worked, didn’t believe that parties much mattered. Each member had a single vote and a unique set of incentives.(If you’re into the history of political science, there’s some background on this here [PDF]).
BLOG: How the Shutdown Could End Well

Party discipline was less important because it wasn’t possible to enforce. Interests within parties were too varied. Since the early 1980s, however, political parties have become more homogenous. Once you can get a whole party to agree on something, party discipline becomes possible. Once it’s possible, you can wield it as a weapon.

When Democrats controlled the House in the late 1970s and early ’80s, Speaker Tip O’Neill forced the chair of the Rules Committee to answer to the speaker’s office, an arcane change with far-reaching consequences. The speaker—the leader of the dominant party in the House—began writing the rules for debate on every piece of legislation. After the mid-term elections of 1994, the parties became even more homogenous, and the new GOP Speaker, Newt Gingrich, continued the work of asserting party control. Where committee chairs had been passed down by seniority, Gingrich began appointing younger chairmen loyal to him and the leadership.

Then Dennis Hastert, the Republican Speaker during most of George W. Bush’s presidency, took this demand for loyalty to party still further. The Hastert Rule, an informal edict not codified in any book and yet still rigorously adhered to today, instructs the speaker not to bring any bill to the floor that does not have the support of the majority of the majority. The rule was simply the logical end of a long-term trend. The party—both parties—had become more important than the House’s bills. Even a passable bill, if it doesn’t pass with the consent of the party, is not worth passing...."
WOW

New York, NY

#993894 Oct 2, 2013
Homer wrote:
As the Tea Bagging terrorists continue to hold out, cooler heads may be beginning to prevail -
"We need to put our country first and take care of those that have been taking care of us," New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm said on CNN Wednesday. "There's no such thing as a nonessential employee. I started in the government as a GS-5 making 30 something thousand dollars a year. I'd hate to think that what I did for the government wasn’t essential. So, I want to say to all those people, you are essential to me. If anyone is not essential, it's the U.S. Congress."
Grimm said he hoped to form a coalition with other House Republicans, including New York Rep. Peter King, who blasted tea party members for the shutdown.
“You have 40 Ted Cruz Republicans in the House running national policy,” King told the Washington Post. The "Ted Cruz element," as he called them, are living "in their own echo chamber."
"Obviously everyone knows we have a far right faction that we have to deal with and we have to unify," Grimm said. "That is why I think we'll need a coalition of members to finally say, listen, the most important thing here are those people that aren't going to work today, that have bills to pay, that can barely make ends meet. Those that have small children. They don't know what to tell them. That's what's important to the American people, not our egos, not our poll numbers. All of that is completely irrelevant."
In a separate interview on CNN, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said there might be “enough rational Republicans” joining Democrats to pass a funding bill to overcome the government shutdown.
http://news.yahoo.com/shutdown-soundbytes-mcc...
“You have 40 Ted Cruz Republicans in the House running national policy,” King told the Washington Post. The "Ted Cruz element," as he called them, are living "in their own echo chamber."
LOL
So so so so what you saying in ENGLISH is Black Democrats can't do it on their OWN they Might Need BLACK REPUBLICANS WOW Imagine if BLACKS were ALLOWED BY BLACKS TO CJOOSE WHAT PARTY or Candidates they can vote for mmmmm plantation politics doesnt work lesson learned how stupid do you look talking about White Men who are republicans but you guys are novices controlled by the same people that controls the republicans or anyone in PUBLIC POWER money talks BS walks African American Are only stats to a politicians they do not donate enough money to COUNT you are noty Shaq and his money still submits to OIL money Tech Money,Weapons Industry money and news flash the stop light is old so is peanut butter ok African Americans Academics not racism study more become more in the fields that counts its time for the Bieberas to be the Minstrels and time for US to the Einstiens

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#993895 Oct 2, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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A better question is why do you regurgitate every lie that comes out of Faux Noise? When was the last time you heard anything even remotely resembling the truth come out of Faux Noise?
Research proven FACT: Of all the news channels out there, Fox News viewers are the least informed.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2011/11...
Not quite as uniformed as the poster who put up a site that is TWO years. FACT--it is 2013 but poster is still living in 2011. Vegan cancer ridden liberals have small brains.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#993896 Oct 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
"dissent"...please excuse my haste for misspelling this word in context, Professor leosnana.
lol! That's would be eman.

He'd consider you illiterate.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#993897 Oct 2, 2013
*48 Ways a Government Shutdown Will Screw You Over

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/09/w...

You bought it you own it Tea Baggers.

*Actually 47, the house and senate sent a bill to the president which he signed which will prevent this -

Military personnel: Barring last-minute congressional action, members of the armed forces would have their paychecks put on hold while they continue to work.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#993898 Oct 2, 2013
Liberal attack on chariot racing...

"The Case Against High-School Sports"

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2...

“Often imitated”

Level 6

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#993899 Oct 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
"Adult passengers (18 and over) are required to show a valid U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID in order to be allowed to go through the checkpoint and onto their flight."
It says if you have a photo ID you may go through the checkpoint & board your flight.
If you don't then you need to see TSA agents to produce other ID as specified in the article. It doesn't say you can't fly.
now post the entire article, down to the part where it says you cannot fly if you can't prove your identity.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#993900 Oct 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The difference between your side and my side, Homer, is that my side would never refuse to negotiate with your side on something as important as this major piece of legislation after they voted for it on strict party lines to begin with. That would have never happened either.
It's that simple. And I find simplicity is always the best way to explain things to the simpleminded...no offense...but you're really too gullible for your own good, Homer, and I'm just trying to help you because I like you.
What a fantasy world you live in!
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#993901 Oct 2, 2013
super steve wrote:
<quoted text>
Idiotic LIV's, all dems, on Jimmy Kimmel street interviews, say they like the ACA, but don't like Obamacare.
I think that says all we need to know about Obama supporters.
In opposition of your beliefs, people do work, have children in which they take care of, a house of which they themselves maintenance & clean, you know, a life! Chances are, they already have insurance &, just aren't over worried about the law of the land titled " Obamacare." Just shows your ignorance that you could believe that everyone should know both are the same.
WOW

New York, NY

#993902 Oct 2, 2013
Homer wrote:
“You have 40 Ted Cruz Republicans in the House running national policy,” King told the Washington Post. The "Ted Cruz element," as he called them, are living "in their own echo chamber."
echo echo
hello hello
Peter King might just be my new hero.
I only have one thing to say Liberalism is a MENTAL DISORDER so the republican is your hope now that the DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND PRESIDENT HAVE FAILED

“Often imitated”

Level 6

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#993903 Oct 2, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Whatever it is if any, Homer is happy to see his tax dollars put to some good use for a change.
sponsor him.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#993904 Oct 2, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
homosexuals only make up about 3% of the population but you guys have a tizzy over them.
I'm sure you count all 3% as your close, personal friend son!
WOW

New York, NY

#993905 Oct 2, 2013
Homer wrote:
“You have 40 Ted Cruz Republicans in the House running national policy,” King told the Washington Post. The "Ted Cruz element," as he called them, are living "in their own echo chamber."
echo echo
hello hello
Peter King might just be my new hero.
My Hero Is HERMAN CAINE the EDUCATED BLACKMAN THAT UNEDUCATED BLACKS tried to LYNCH because some WHITEWOMAN said something recklesss African American are confused and if frank marshall is really obamas father he obama is just one big made up LIE

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#993906 Oct 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
how long has the Republican party been around?
any idea of when they'll finally get it right?
Look at the Reagan years. One of the most prosperous times in our history despite Carter's recession and "malaise". Yes, the democrats tricked him into raising taxes a few times and he raised taxes on certain things himself a few times and, yes, we spent a lot on defense because peace through strength is a wise strategy in a volatile world.

Also, look at the Clinton years and his Republican Congress convincing him to lead right of center and passing all the legislation that reformed Welfare and balanced the budget.

Then take a look at GW Bush's years even after 9/11. The GDP and employment were running very smoothly. Until the Democrats ignored his warnings about the impending housing crisis.

You do know JFK would be considered a staunch conservative in today's world, don't you?

You should be asking the question "when is MY party ever going to get it right again?"

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