Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1497801 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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Level 1

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#996895 Oct 7, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>another woman on O'bama care website: A single mother of two said she is in school and working full-time while living "75% below the poverty level." She said she was shocked to learn she did not qualify for a healthcare subsidy. "Are you F'ing kidding me????" she wrote on the government's Obamacare Facebook page. "Where the HELL am I supposed to get $3,000 more a year to pay for this 'bronze' health insurance plan!?!??? And I DO NOT EVEN WANT INSURANCE to begin with!! This is frightening," she wrote.
She qualifies for Medicaid.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#996896 Oct 7, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Not to belabor the point Carol but if nobody wants the ACA then it's approval rating would be 0% instead of around 42%, depending on the poll taken. Math really isn't your strong suit either is it?
Look who's talking. You think a minority of people who want ObamaQueer justifies you fascist Demok-RAT Reichtards in imposing it upon others.

Only thirty percent (30%) of all voters believe the nation’s health care system will get better under the new law.

Hey!

Aren't you the moron that said Sweden is doing "just fine" when they were having their 5th day of RIOTS?

ROTFLMAO!!!!!

You are an idiot!

Level 1

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#996897 Oct 7, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Congress funded the line item those stores are included in. It was Obama's decision to close those stores while keeping his golf course open. It was Obama's decision to not let dependents of active duty military fighting a war buy food to eat while he plays golf.
You can't run away from that fact.
Congress funded the pay of active servicemen.

Not the entire military.

Your team decided to fund those stores only if the ACA is defunded & delayed.

The golf course is paid through its own income.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#996899 Oct 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
She qualifies for Medicaid.
Many ghetto commie retards do...

It's the culture...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#996900 Oct 7, 2013
Polls!

"4% of voters say they believe “lizard people” control our societies by gaining political power"

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/...

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#996901 Oct 7, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! You seem to declare to understand everything son. And then rattle of your reasons as to why you believe your opinions are.... shall we say... clairvoyant?
Has nothing to do with clairvoyance. It's news. Republicans are split about letting the cat out of the bag now or hoping they can put it back in the bag over the next two years after the damage is done.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#996902 Oct 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Congress funded the pay of active servicemen.
Not the entire military.
Your team decided to fund those stores only if the ACA is defunded & delayed.
The golf course is paid through its own income.
RealDumbDave all the time bent over defending dumbass, punked by obama, always looking loser and a total idiot...

It's the culture...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#996903 Oct 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Congress funded the pay of active servicemen.
Not the entire military.
Your team decided to fund those stores only if the ACA is defunded & delayed.
The golf course is paid through its own income.
Kinda off the subject...
How is Obama doing on the Border security...you know...Law of the Land stuff?

You think he/DOJ is following the law in this area?

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#996905 Oct 7, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
And that's why they're called 'entitlements'.
Many people like you think they'd be better off if they hadn't paid into the system.
Many people like me would think we'd be better off if the government could manage itself - much less all of us.

If only we could say Social Security was sustainable, we'd be much better off.

Democrats always take credit for their ideas that involve big government even when things go bad and then want more of the same.

Why the heck is that, nuc?
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#996906 Oct 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Democrats already voted to fully fund that store.
Republicas said these families can only use these stores unless the ACA is defunded & delayed.
Dumbwaiter & Boehner thing their politica; agenda is more important than military families.
BTW that golf course if funded through user fees.
BS

The Obama administration decides what is open or closed during the partial shut down.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#996907 Oct 7, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>RealDumbDave sock PDUPONT always demonizing his opponent, yet never makes a winning argument...
All the time bent over and punked by No Surprize Carol, always looking stupid and idiot...
It's the culture...
Have someone explain the irony and hypocrisy of this comment to you.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#996908 Oct 7, 2013
How Progressives make things better...

Laws....!!!!

"In 1913, the total number of pages in the tax code was only 400. Today, it’s 73,954."

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/360513/...

Obamacare is going to make what better?

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#996910 Oct 7, 2013
Hey, Yeah, and Republicans will be blamed either way. Let the cat out now or wait until the damage is already done.

Just like the shutdown. The Democrats are relishing in it. Even though they're the ones who created the damage.

Think of a spoiled younger sibling always getting away with everything because the older and more responsible sibling is always blamed for not keeping their younger brat out of trouble.

The majority of Americans are like permissive parents who never want to blame their precious little brat.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#996911 Oct 7, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Polls!
"4% of voters say they believe “lizard people” control our societies by gaining political power"
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/...
PPP is financed by the partisan charity MoveOn and has proven itself to be lacking in integrity in a recent Twitter smack down with other polling services.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#996912 Oct 7, 2013
Shutdown: The tea party’s last stand

If the nation is lucky, this October will mark the beginning of the end of the tea party.

The movement is suffering from extreme miscalculation and a foolish misreading of its opponents’ intentions. This, in turn, has created a moment of enlightenment, an opening to see things that were once missed.

Many Republicans, of course, saw the disaster coming in advance of the shutdown. But they were terrified to take on a movement that is fortified by money, energy and the backing of a bloviating brigade of talk-show hosts. The assumption was that the tea party had become invincible inside the GOP.

People who knew better followed Sen. Ted Cruz down a path of confrontation over Obamacare. Yet even before the shutdown began, Republicans stopped talking about an outright repeal of Obamacare, as House Speaker John Boehner’s ever-changing demands demonstrated.

The extent of the rout was then underscored in the hot-microphone incident last week when Sen. Rand Paul was caught plotting strategy with Sen. Mitch McConnell. Paul’s words, spoken after he had finished a television interview, said more than he realized.

“I just did CNN. I just go over and over again:‘We’re willing to compromise, we’re willing to negotiate,’&#8202;” Paul said, adding this about the Democrats:“I don’t think they’ve poll-tested,‘We won’t negotiate.’&#8202;”

Tellingly, Paul described the new GOP line this way:“We wanted to defund it, we fought for that, but now we’re willing to compromise on this.”

It’s revealing to hear a politician who is supposed to be all about principle mocking Democrats for failing to do enough poll-testing. It makes you wonder whether Paul poll-tests everything he says. But Paul’s statement raised a more important question: If just days after it began, a shutdown that was about repealing Obamacare is not about repealing Obamacare, then what is it about?

Actually, it’s what even conservatives are calling the Seinfeld Shutdown: It’s about absolutely nothing, at least where substance is concerned. Moreover, Paul and his friends need to explain why, if they are so devoted to “negotiation,” they didn’t negotiate long ago. Why did they relentlessly block negotiations over a Senate Democratic budget whose passage, according to a now-discarded pile of press releases, they once made a condition for discussions?

Only now can we fully grasp that politics on the right has been driven less by issues than by a series of gestures. And they give up on even these as soon as their foes try to take what they say seriously.

What the tea party and Boehner did not reckon with is that Obama and the Democrats are done being intimidated by the use of extra-constitutional means to extort concessions that the right cannot win through normal legislative and electoral methods.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ej-dio...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#996913 Oct 7, 2013
Obama doesn’t just want to get past this crisis. He wants to win. And win he must, because victory is essential to re-establishing constitutional governance, a phrase that the tea party ought to understand.

Obama didn’t need to “poll-test” his position because the poll that matters, the 2012 election, showed that the tea party hit its peak long ago, in the summer of 2011, when it seemed to have the president on the defensive.

The slowly building revolt among Republicans against the tea party shutdown is one sign of how quickly the hard-right’s influence is fading. So is the very language they are being required to speak. Having talked incessantly about how useless and destructive government can be, House Republicans are now testifying to their reverence for what government does for veterans, health research, sick children and lovers of national parks, especially war memorials.

Appreciation for government rises when it’s no longer there. By pushing their ideology to its obvious conclusion, members of the Cruz-Paul right forced everyone else to race the other way.

Yes, the tea party will still have its Washington-based groups that raise money by bashing Washington, ginning up the faithful and threatening the less ideologically pure with primary challenges. But no Republican and no attentive citizen of any stripe will forget the mess these right-wing geniuses have left in their wake.

We now know that the tea party is primarily about postures aimed at undercutting sensible governance and premised on the delusion that Obama’s election victories were meaningless. Its leaders abandon these postures as soon as their adversaries stand strong and the poll-testers report their approach is failing. This will give pause to anyone ever again tempted to follow them into a cul-de-sac.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ej-dio...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#996914 Oct 7, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
Have someone explain the irony and hypocrisy of this comment to you.
We Tea Party Patriots do NOT care what you sellout commie liberals think Patrick...

It's the culture...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#996915 Oct 7, 2013
Other than killing kids cancer treatments and threatening to arrest veterans for visiting their own monuments, what did demokRATs accomplish last and this week?

Mandated Obamakkkare will win the Senate and House for the Tea Party in 2014...

demonkRATs: Now, we have Obama literally throwing grandma out of her home. Tax granny's wheel chair! Mo' Money!

2014 midterm elections truth and consequences... Hairy Reid demonkRATs: Let the children with cancer die..

demonkRATs: Priests threatened with arrest if they minister to military during obama's shutdown...

Obama: Close all National Parks and make people suffer AND in all fairness anyone living on federal land needs to pack up and get out. Yeah, that includes you-Obama... http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/226557661.html

Obama closes Florida oceans to fish and tourist: The Park Service will also have rangers on duty to police the ban. Of access to an ocean.

Obama: Has shut down the Amber Alert website while keeping open Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move website.

facebook hates obamacare: Read the posts and see ads pandering to blacks and hispanics... https://www.facebook.com/Healthcare.gov...

The government shutdown is on obama's watch. Stock Market is up and the Government is shutdown and obama's continued deficit spending campaign on hold... 800,000 Non-Essential government workers stay home...

The American Patriot truly see demonkRATs for what they truly are: ghetto, nazi, losers and obstructionists.

It's the culture...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#996916 Oct 7, 2013
The Boehner Bunglers

The federal government is shut down, we’re about to hit the debt ceiling (with disastrous economic consequences), and no resolution is in sight. How did this happen?

The main answer, which only the most pathologically “balanced” reporting can deny, is the radicalization of the Republican Party. As Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein put it last year in their book,“It’s Even Worse Than It Looks,” the G.O.P. has become “an insurgent outlier — ideologically extreme; contemptuous of the inherited social and economic policy regime; scornful of compromise; unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.”

But there’s one more important piece of the story. Conservative leaders are indeed ideologically extreme, but they’re also deeply incompetent. So much so, in fact, that the Dunning-Kruger effect — the truly incompetent can’t even recognize their own incompetence — reigns supreme.

To see what I’m talking about, consider the report in Sunday’s Times about the origins of the current crisis. Early this year, it turns out, some of the usual suspects — the Koch brothers, the political arm of the Heritage Foundation and others — plotted strategy in the wake of Republican electoral defeat. Did they talk about rethinking ideas that voters had soundly rejected? No, they talked extortion, insisting that the threat of a shutdown would induce President Obama to abandon health reform.

This was crazy talk. After all, health reform is Mr. Obama’s signature domestic achievement. You’d have to be completely clueless to believe that he could be bullied into giving up his entire legacy by a defeated, unpopular G.O.P.— as opposed to responding, as he has, by making resistance to blackmail an issue of principle. But the possibility that their strategy might backfire doesn’t seem to have occurred to the would-be extortionists.

Even more remarkable, in its way, was the response of House Republican leaders, who didn’t tell the activists they were being foolish. All they did was urge that the extortion attempt be made over the debt ceiling rather than a government shutdown. And as recently as last week Eric Cantor, the majority leader, was in effect assuring his colleagues that the president will, in fact, give in to blackmail. As far as anyone can tell, Republican leaders are just beginning to suspect that Mr. Obama really means what he has been saying all along.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/07/opinion/kru...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#996917 Oct 7, 2013
Many people seem perplexed by the transformation of the G.O.P. into the political equivalent of the Keystone Kops — the Boehner Bunglers? Republican elders, many of whom have been in denial about their party’s radicalization, seem especially startled. But all of this was predictable.

It has been obvious for years that the modern Republican Party is no longer capable of thinking seriously about policy. Whether the issue is climate change or inflation, party members believe what they want to believe, and any contrary evidence is dismissed as a hoax, the product of vast liberal conspiracies.

For a while the party was able to compartmentalize, to remain savvy and realistic about politics even as it rejected objectivity everywhere else. But this wasn’t sustainable. Sooner or later, the party’s attitude toward policy — we listen only to people who tell us what we want to hear, and attack the bearers of uncomfortable news — was bound to infect political strategy, too.

Remember what happened in the 2012 election — not the fact that Mitt Romney lost, but the fact that all the political experts around him apparently had no inkling that he was likely to lose. Polls overwhelmingly pointed to an Obama victory, but Republican analysts denounced the polls as “skewed” and attacked the media outlets reporting those polls for their alleged liberal bias. These days Karl Rove is pleading with House Republicans to be reasonable and accept the results of the 2012 election. But on election night he tried to bully Fox News into retracting its correct call of Ohio — and hence, in effect, the election — for Mr. Obama.

Unfortunately for all of us, even the shock of electoral defeat wasn’t enough to burst the G.O.P. bubble; it’s still a party dominated by wishful thinking, and all but impervious to inconvenient facts. And now that party’s leaders have bungled themselves into a corner.

Everybody not inside the bubble realizes that Mr. Obama can’t and won’t negotiate under the threat that the House will blow up the economy if he doesn’t — any concession at all would legitimize extortion as a routine part of politics. Yet Republican leaders are just beginning to get a clue, and so far clearly have no idea how to back down. Meanwhile, the government is shut, and a debt crisis looms. Incompetence can be a terrible thing.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/07/opinion/kru...

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