Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1620801 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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“Peace on Earth”

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#1049134 Dec 29, 2013
angel wrote:
<quoted text>But hey you got to hand it to these Teabagging patriots:there are some REAL defenders of the First Amendment all over the place on Topix since that Cartoon Character on Duck Dynasty got in trouble.....thing is I dont recall them being quite as Passionate about it when Rev.Wright was shooting off his mouth....why is that?
"That" is: One is a black democratic religious zealot and the other is a white republican religious zealot. Republicans always think the First Amendment only pertains to them.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1049135 Dec 29, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You act like these doctors don't have another source of income besides medicaid patients. The percentage of medicaid patients accepted by doctors compared to their other patients is very small.(I know as my niece is a physician in private practice). They are very capable of making ends meet one way or another without compromising their comfortable lifestyles.
suggest that all federal government salaries be cut by 30% to match the payments to medical providers...these government slugs are already overpaid for doing nothing...
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#1049136 Dec 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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the difference being targeted execution of American citizens without due process....
Once you take up arms against the United States, you become an enemy combatant, thereby forfeiting the privileges of citizenship and the protections of the Constitution, including due process. You retain only the protection of the laws of war — no more and no less than those of your foreign comrades-in-arms.(Indeed, David French, senior counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice, suggests stripping such traitors of their citizenship, thereby formalizing their extra-constitutional status.)

Lincoln steadfastly refused to recognize the Confederacy as a separate nation. The soldiers that his Union Army confronted at Antietam were American citizens (in rebellion)— killed without due process. Nor did the Americans storming German bunkers at Normandy inquire before firing whether there were any German Americans among them — to be excused for gentler treatment while the other Germans were mowed down.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charle...

you can't even get a winger to buy your crap.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1049137 Dec 29, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Now, why would Hillary turn on Obama? The problem isn't Obama. It is Congress.
all DemoKKKrats in contested elections will turn on Obama for political survival...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1049138 Dec 29, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Just think how many U.S. soldiers would be alive today if we had been capable of using targeted missile strikes during the Vietnam conflict. It would have been a blessing.
just think how many US soldiers would be alive today if LBJ had been willing to attack the enemy in their sanctuaries....

“Peace on Earth”

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#1049139 Dec 29, 2013
And here they are!!! All clocked in for the day. LMAO

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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1049140 Dec 29, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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That’s hogwash.
During his two terms in the White House (1981–89), Reagan presided over a widening gap between the rich and everyone else, declining wages and living standards for working families, an assault on labor unions as a vehicle to lift Americans into the middle class, a dramatic increase in poverty and homelessness, and the consolidation and deregulation of the financial industry that led to the current mortgage meltdown, foreclosure epidemic and lingering recession.
Many Americans credit Reagan with reducing the size of government. In reality, he increased government spending, cut taxes and turned the United States from a creditor to a debtor nation. During his presidency, Reagan escalated the military budget while slashing funds for domestic programs that assisted working-class Americans and protected consumers and the environment. Not surprisingly, both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush followed in Reagan’s footsteps.
Reagan’s fans give him credit for restoring the nation’s prosperity. But whatever economic growth occurred during the Reagan years mostly benefitted those already well off. The income gap between the rich and everyone else in America widened. Wages for the average worker declined and the nation’s homeownership rate fell. During Reagan’s two terms in the White House, the minimum wage was frozen at $3.35 an hour, while prices rose, thus eroding the standard of living of millions of low-wage workers. The number of people living beneath the federal poverty line rose from 26.1 million in 1979 to 32.7 million in 1988. Meanwhile, the rich got much richer. By the end of the decade, the richest 1 percent of Americans had 39 percent of the nation’s wealth. So no Carol, trickle down didn't work, it made things worse for the middle class and especially the poor.
And no Carol, Reagan had little if anything to do with ending the Cold Wars with his military spending. There are two people who had more to do with the demise of Communism and the fall of the Soviet union and they were Lech Walesa of the Solidarity labor movement and Karol Wojtyla aka John Paul II.
Reagan was criticized for doubling the national debt (due in large part to a Democrat-controlled Congress) from less than a trillion dollars to $2 trillion. But his successors have now taken it to over $15 trillion with many in Washington saying it would be "irresponsible" not to keep borrowing.

Unlike the Reagan era, many Americans today aren't dreaming about the future, they're fearing it.

The part liberals remain clueless about--if the federal government wants to "stick it" to rich folks and confiscate more of their hard-earned money to fund their spending sprees on counterproductive social programs, then they should lower, not raise, taxes.

Before the Reagan tax cuts, the richest 1% of Americans paid 18% of all federal income taxes. The top marginal rates went from 70% down to 28%. The result was their portion of the national tax bill actually doubled. They paid 36% of federal income taxes and produced 23% of the nation's income.

America should return to Reagan's four proven policies for an enduring economic recovery: real and sustained tax relief, fiscal integrity, smart regulatory reform, sound monetary policy. Reagan trusted in Americans' entrepreneurial spirit, innovative talents, and industriousness, and he agreed that freedom and prosperity are inextricably entwined and mutually reinforcing.

Obama is taking us back to the Carter days of “national economic planning.” Even if they mean well, our economy doesn’t need master planners. It works because it operates on principles of freedom, millions of free decisions, how they wanted to work and live and how they wanted to spend their money while reaping the rewards of their individual labor.

http://www.ontheissues.org/Celeb/Ronald_Reaga...

The further we get away from principles of freedom, the worse the economy.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1049141 Dec 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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the difference being targeted execution of American citizens without due process....
The slaughter of a wedding party in Yemen which had no association with a known target did not help US/Mid-East relations
Oh Dat Bammy

Lindenhurst, NY

#1049142 Dec 29, 2013
is a failure. If it was still 2012 and the election about to happen right after the ObammyCare website fiasco followed by some truths about ObammyCare slipping out, would Obammy be re-elected?

Remember Julia? That cute little cartoon the Obama folks created to illustrate how the president’s policies would provide “health and economic security” for women at all of life’s stages?

The real-life Julias aren’t buying.

A CNN/ORC International poll out this week finds 60 percent of women opposing ObamaCare. This follows a Kaiser Health Tracking Poll that found half of American women holding an unfavorable view of the law — against only 32 percent in support. In fact, almost all of the increase in the overall unpopularity of ObamaCare can be attributed to the growing number of women rebelling against it.

No doubt this explains why First Lady Michelle Obama has just launched her own campaign to get young people to “ring in the New Year with new coverage.” The White House knows it has a big problem with women.

We can’t say we’re surprised. We have always believed that, like everyone else, when women got a taste of what ObamaCare would mean for themselves and their families, they would not be happy. That helps explain how a year that started with the White House’s claims about a GOP war on women is now drawing to an end with women declaring war on ObamaCare.

The CEO of the Independent Women’s Forum, Heather Higgins, puts it well.“The members of the Obama administration,” she told us,“have really been users and abusers of women, trading on their trust, plying them with false promises, offering them small benefits, while taking away the most important things: not only the plans they liked and counted on, but their personal relationships with the very doctors on whom so many rely.”

The incredible thing here is not that American women are turning against President Obama because of his horrible health-care law. It’s that the White House was condescending enough to think women wouldn’t figure it out.
Jimmy Crow

Meridian, MS

#1049143 Dec 29, 2013
MurphRamGrace wrote:
food stamps makes black girls fat, plus being lazy.
Thank you Strom Thurmon...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1049144 Dec 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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all DemoKKKrats in contested elections will turn on Obama for political survival...
Obama's fourteenth rewriting of Obamacare was to help fend off the defection but instead made matters worse.

“Peace on Earth”

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#1049146 Dec 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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what does "signing up" mean...and how many of those are receiving huge taxpayer welfare???...
It means they "signed up". What do you think it means? The exchanges were set up to appeal to those who need help paying for their healthcare. There really is no reason to purchase insurance from the exchanges if you don't need a subsidy.
Oh Dat Bammy

Lindenhurst, NY

#1049147 Dec 29, 2013
if he had a son, he would look just like Pajama Boy, an effeminate under-achiever being used to sell ObammyCare.

You have to be an underachiever to qualify for an ObammyCare subsidy.

USA Today ran the numbers and found that, in much of the country, Obamacare plans are so expensive that many people who make too much to qualify for subsidies are exempt from requirements that they purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

For USA Today, Jayne O'Donnell and Paul Overberg write:

More than half of the counties in 34 states using the federal health insurance exchange lack even a bronze plan that's affordable — by the government's own definition — for 40-year-old couples who make just a little too much for financial assistance, a USA TODAY analysis shows.

Many of these counties are in rural, less populous areas that already had limited choice and pricey plans, but many others are heavily populated, such as Bergen County, N.J., and Philadelphia and Milwaukee counties.

More than a third don't offer an affordable plan in the four tiers of coverage known as bronze, silver, gold or platinum for people buying individual plans who are 50 or older and ineligible for subsidies.

Those making more than 400% of the federal poverty limit —$47,780 for an individual or $61,496 for a couple — are ineligible for subsidies to buy insurance.

Under the Affordable Care Act, you're exempt from requirements that you purchase insurance if "The lowest-priced coverage available to you would cost more than 8% of your household income," according to Healthcare.gov . This is a less than ideal situation, because many of these people might actually want coverage that has now been priced beyond their reach. That means, continue O'Donnell and Overberg, "the analysis clearly shows how the sticker shock hitting many in the middle class, including the self-employed and early retirees, isn't just a perception problem. The lack of counties with affordable plans means many middle-class people will either opt out of insurance or pay too much to buy it."

Oh dat Bammy!.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1049148 Dec 29, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
And here they are!!! All clocked in for the day. LMAO
You old woman here now 24hrs. you deranged old fool...

It's the culture...

“fairtax.org”

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Gauley Bridge WV

#1049149 Dec 29, 2013
WHOOOEEEEE!!!!!! The libtards sure got their panties in a bunch this morning!!!!! Something done stirred the herd!!!!! Be a stampede any second now!!!!
Jimmy Crow

Meridian, MS

#1049150 Dec 29, 2013
LoisLane59:
The further we get away from "principles of freedom", the worse the economy.

What?
Oh Dat Bammy

Lindenhurst, NY

#1049151 Dec 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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just think how many US soldiers would be alive today if LBJ had been willing to attack the enemy in their sanctuaries....
just think how many black families would be intact today if LBJ had not created modern plantations full of multi-generations of unwed mothers with his "Great Society."

“fairtax.org”

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Gauley Bridge WV

#1049152 Dec 29, 2013
Whatever wrote:
One way to look at stock valuations is the Shiller PE index, which looks at a decade of earnings and adjusts for inflation. Stocks are currently trading around a multiple of 24, meaning the stock price is 24X a company's earnings. Historically, stocks have traded at a multiple of 16.
So the bubble has formed now for when it pops.
Going to be a big one when it blows!!!!

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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1049153 Dec 29, 2013
USA Today - The good and the bad of Reagan's policies.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/2004-06-...

The good far outweighed the bad. Wish we could say the same about the Obama years.

“Peace on Earth”

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#1049154 Dec 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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suggest that all federal government salaries be cut by 30% to match the payments to medical providers...these government slugs are already overpaid for doing nothing...
That's just plain stupid. Doctor's spend about 5% of their time dealing with medicaid patients...it's not their full time job. Get a clue. It would make more sense to say that doctor's salaries should be cut by 70% to match the pay of federal employees.

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