Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1779034 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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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1003159 Oct 14, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
I love this. We're not going to take it anymore.
http://news.msn.com/us/dc-crowd-pushes-throug...
Wish I had been there.
Only proves just what kaos you bagger have created. To follow an idiot like Cruz...Need say no more about that insanity. The Republicans have shown over and over just who and what they will do in order to serve their self serving agendas. Plain and simple. Nothing complicated there.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1003160 Oct 14, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
HEY STUPID! He couldn't do anything until Congress sent him a bill to restore the funds.
You're a complete and total idiot! You always have been and always will be.
He hasn't waited on Congress to give him permission to do much of anything. Why now when it involves burying dead soldiers? He could have restored the funds with the stroke of a pen in just two seconds. And then fired Hagel in the next two seconds.

But he thinks of them as "corpses" anyway. No Commander-in-Chief would not have known how to say "corpsman" and would not have allowed this to happen under their watch.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1003161 Oct 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
assigned?
you know how this works. what was it you said? "courtesy"?
This comment lacks any connection to what was posted.

Medicare and Medicaid was assigned the responsibility of interconnecting the various agencies involved into the exchange site.

The failures with the website -assessing data bases, missing pages and not transferring information is a direct result of the DHS failure to interconnect across agencies.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1003162 Oct 14, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Well I'm not a republican but I have an answer. Get rid of most of these taxes, cut the size of government till you don't have to borrow money to run it, and then cut it some more. Teach the people, all people, to be self reliant and not depend on government. Why do you libtards think the government is the only answer. My guess is 98% of the people of this country could take care of themselves if the government got out of the way. The first move would be get rid of the income tax, medicare tax, SSI tax. But NOOOOOO we can't have people not needing the federal government. Your democrat's tax and spend policies are what is wrong with this country.
As one woman put it on the video I posted last night: With free money, why would anyone want to work in America?

Good question.

And you're right...100%.

Level 1

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1003163 Oct 14, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
So, tell us why the Democrats stopped funding the death benefits.
Why didn't the Democrats fund death benefits and stop funding Big Bird? Obviously, Big Bird is more important than the people who volunteered to protect us and died doing that.
This is an excellent example of what the priorities of the Demcorats actually are. There was a choice, Big Bird or the patriots defending us. The Democrats gave the money to Big Bird, and no money to those who died protecting us.
The Democrats wouldn't even consider giving Big Bird less money so the death benefits could be paid. To the Democrats, Big Bird was so important, all death benefits had to be withheld so Big Bird could get all of the... what was it, 440 million dollars?
Tell us how much in death benefits the Demcorats thought was unimportant, and compare that to the amount of money given to PBS. Then, tell us why a small portion of the money given to PBS couldn't have been withheld so the death benefits to those who volunteered to protect us.
The impact would have been something like, PBS gets 438 million instead of 440 million, or something like that.
Every time you turn around, the Democrats are spitting into the faces of veterans. That's who the Democrats are.
Democrats clearly voted for the death benefits.

Republicans said those families who gave their sons to war could only get those benefits if the ACA was defunded and delayed.

Republicans put their hate of Obamacare over the need for these military families.

You should be ashamed of yourself.

Level 1

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1003164 Oct 14, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean a budget?
How about Congress start doing its job again and do some planning. The very first thing to do when developing a plan is to pass a budget. For some reason, the Democrats think having a budget is not important.
As a result, the Democrats have doubled the debt, increase the deficit by one thousand percent (before the TEA Party joined Congress and reduced that deficit to 1.3 trillion dollars), and have absolutely no plan whatsoever for the government to end the suicidal actions of increasing the debt 8 percent every year just for its day-to-day existence.
Yeah. Stop paying EVERYONE in the Executive and Legislative branches until a budget is passed and signed.
That's a great idea.
Bush had budgets.

He doubled the national debt.

He ran two wars off budget.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1003166 Oct 14, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
I love this. We're not going to take it anymore.
http://news.msn.com/us/dc-crowd-pushes-throug...
Wish I had been there.
not going to take it....

The political agenda put forth by a local organizer in Washington DC was not in alignment with our message. We feel disheartened that some would seek to hijack the narrative for political gain. The core principle is about all Americans honoring Veterans in a peaceful and apolitical manner.

http://1mvetmarch.wordpress.com/

any Democrat politicians show up and act like they had some right to be there?

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1003167 Oct 14, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Only proves just what kaos you bagger have created. To follow an idiot like Cruz...Need say no more about that insanity. The Republicans have shown over and over just who and what they will do in order to serve their self serving agendas. Plain and simple. Nothing complicated there.
You have it backwards. You would have been a good little loyalist during the late 1700s too. Some people like being under the thumb of the power elite apparently.

You not only would have paid the King his Stamp Tax but would have been more than happy to do it. And then called the original Tea Party idiots.

Look in the mirror. This is you.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1003168 Oct 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
This comment lacks any connection to what was posted.
Medicare and Medicaid was assigned the responsibility of interconnecting the various agencies involved into the exchange site.
The failures with the website -assessing data bases, missing pages and not transferring information is a direct result of the DHS failure to interconnect across agencies.
sticking with the right wing nutjob site narrative.

whatever.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1003169 Oct 14, 2013
"One highly unusual decision, reached early in the project, proved critical: the Medicare and Medicaid agency assumed the role of project quarterback, responsible for making sure each separately designed database and piece of software worked with the others, instead of assigning that task to a lead contractor.
Some people intimately involved in the project seriously doubted that the agency had the in-house capability to handle such a mammoth technical task of software engineering while simultaneously supervising 55 contractors. An internal government progress report in September 2011 identified a lack of employees “to manage the multiple activities and contractors happening concurrently” as a “major risk” to the whole project. "
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/us/politics... ;
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1003170 Oct 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
"One highly unusual decision, reached early in the project, proved critical: the Medicare and Medicaid agency assumed the role of project quarterback, responsible for making sure each separately designed database and piece of software worked with the others, instead of assigning that task to a lead contractor.
Some people intimately involved in the project seriously doubted that the agency had the in-house capability to handle such a mammoth technical task of software engineering while simultaneously supervising 55 contractors. An internal government progress report in September 2011 identified a lack of employees “to manage the multiple activities and contractors happening concurrently” as a “major risk” to the whole project. "
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/us/politics... ;
thanks.

am i surprised at the outcome? no.

remember when they fired up Medicare Part D?
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1003171 Oct 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
sticking with the right wing nutjob site narrative.
whatever.
I thought it was common knowledge that most people knew Medicare and Medicaid agencies involvement in sitting up the Obamacare website. Especially anyone who routinely reads the news.

I have included a link to an article stating this.

The ball is in your court to prove Medicare and Medicaid agencies were not in charge of linking the agencies.

Go!
TSM

United States

#1003172 Oct 14, 2013
Republicans you can’t negotiate with Liberals in good Faith so don’t!! Democrats are now refusing to pass a "clean" continuing resolution to end the government shutdown, as well as a straightforward debt ceiling increase Mr. President that’s our Final Offer the Ball is in your court!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1003173 Oct 14, 2013
From the Start, Signs of Trouble at Health Portal

Interviews with two dozen contractors, current and former government officials, insurance executives and consumer advocates, as well as an examination of confidential administration documents, point to a series of missteps — financial, technical and managerial — that led to the troubles.

Politics made things worse. To avoid giving ammunition to Republicans opposed to the project, the administration put off issuing several major rules until after last November’s elections. The Republican-controlled House blocked funds. More than 30 states refused to set up their own exchanges, requiring the federal government to vastly expand its project in unexpected ways.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/us/politics...

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1003174 Oct 14, 2013
So here we had King George III placing taxes on the colonists without representation in Parliament.

Obama places tax burdens on us and doesn't even acknowledge our representatives in Congress.

Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts which closed the Port of Boston.

Obama is just plain intolerant and closes war memorials and open-aired national parks.

And doesn't fund soldiers' burials.

When you look back, it didn't take much to start a revolution and history does tend to repeat itself.

Just sayin'.

Level 1

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1003175 Oct 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Your last sources appear partisan.
Synopsis of the latter quote.
"Since the costs are expected to grow faster than revenues, the difference is called "unfunded liability"."
There is a lack of money to fund it beyond a certain date.
"But this is not debt. The money has not been sent."
Yeah, Einstein if the money is not spent yet it cannot be debt, but what does this have to do with shortfalls in future liability.
"In the past, changes had to be made to these programs to adjust cost costs & revenues & changes in the population."
It isn't an unfunded liability as golly gee we have found a way to dodge the bullet in the past?
This quote did nothing to change the fact that it is still an unfunded liability.
It says the "unfunded liability"is meaningless. It is just a guide. It is not debt.

There s nothing to say that Congress could jus eliminate the whole program or double the tax rate.

If you were 20 years old, 180 pounds, fit, eating 3000 calories a day but burning off enough so that you only gained two pounds a year.

If you kept this up for 75 years taking into account no changes were made you would be 150 pounds heavier than you are now.

Are you fat now because in 75 years if you make no changes you will weight 330 pounds?

Since: Nov 11

Naperville, IL

#1003176 Oct 14, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>What BS, Saddam was more advantage to the US than being taken out. Sure he was ruthless but a lot less ppl died under his regime than the democratic one that is in power now. Why because they are tribal and religious differences run deep. So they blow each other every other day. In Saddam's time, if anything like that happened the so called suicide bomber or those responsible would lose their whole family tree. So no one dared sneeze while he was around, plus he made Iran nervous and that would have been to the US advantage.
Now 100's die every week, but at least they are free to die while shopping at the markets or just going to pray! Being set free is a wonderful thing, just ask them.

The correct way to go after these bad guys is exactly what Obama's doing now, with specialised operations and drone programs. Yes you may not like it because it is a huge success over Bush BS mass invasion and a lot more effective. He has taken out all the hierarchy of Al Queda and less experience ppl to follow. As for protection from Muslims, I think i need more protection from the religious right they are the real war mongers.
See? You are scared death of Christian veterans in lawn chairs than of Muslim radicals, that is why you and the Liberal idiots like you get blown up into pieces by Muslims as they were in the Boston marathon.

When a Liberal in America gets blown up into pieces by a Muslim it puts a smile on my face.

When will your turn be? Only Allah's will will tell!

In the mean time, keep thinking Conservative Christians are the problem! While you were looking at the Tea Party, a Muslim will soon show you who the real threat is.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1003177 Oct 14, 2013
All the Libtards are criticizing the Washington Redskins claiming their name is offensive. How can a team named after a potato be offensive?

If anything is offensive it's the Democrats using a jackass as their political symbol. It's demeaning to all jackasses everywhere! They should change their symbol to a rat! A disease spreading filthy RAT!

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1003178 Oct 14, 2013
TSM wrote:
Republicans you can’t negotiate with Liberals in good Faith so don’t!! Democrats are now refusing to pass a "clean" continuing resolution to end the government shutdown, as well as a straightforward debt ceiling increase Mr. President that’s our Final Offer the Ball is in your court!!
Not sure if Obama would even know the Republicans had given him everything he wanted because Reid wouldn't even look at this bill either - much less vote on it for the president to sign.

You know how petulant children get when they're so stubborn they say no to everything and don't even know when they're being offered something they want. That's Harry Reid.

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1003179 Oct 14, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
While I was typing a response to your "anyone can find a job" post you posted this "no jobs in California, New York and Massachussetts".
Damn it DB, hold still!
Now you're telling me veterans can't live in these states? Last time I checked they were still part of America. And why would you make vets live in a hell hole like Texas?
Again, you demonstrate your very poor skills with reading and comprehending the written English language.

I said, avoid states with failing economies like California, etc. If a person chooses to live in a state with a failing economy, that is their choice. They should feel proud of themselves for choosing such a place to starve.

I wouldn't make anyone live anywhere they don't want to live. And, I'm not going to pay someone to live where they want to live if they can't support themselves there.

If you don't like Texas, don't go. There's lots of work here for other people. It's so good here, there's probably 10 million illegal aliens in just the state of Texas doing the work Obama's base won't do.

Here's something else for you to consider. There's no shortage of technical jobs. There is a shortage of people qualified to do those jobs.
What's the Democrat plan to fix that?

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