Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1421457 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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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#913966 May 29, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>whose responsibility will it be when the mess called Obamacare--a true bureacratic nightmare--hits the public starting with the 15 page questionnaire that government hired "navigators" will have to help citizens fill out? talk about a mess of red tape AND a major loss of privacy and increase in identity theft.
Obamacare has already proved to be a success--look at the remarkable results in California and Oregon. Tea Party republicans hate good news for democrats and the country when government is working well--the ObamacareShock is too much for hard-hearted republican plutocrats.

Honolulu, HI

#913967 May 29, 2013
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>
"We're going to be there for the folks in Monroe Oklahoma."
I'm surprised he didn't say Mogadishu Oklahoma.

"'Heck of a job, Brownie' calls Bush inattentive 'fratboy'



By David Jackson, USA TODAY
Updated 2011-06-10 2:09 PM

By Tim Dillon, USA TODAY
White House aides at the time would tell you that President George W. Bush made his famous comment, "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job," in order to bolster the spirits of the embattled FEMA director Michael Brown during the ordeal of Hurricane Katrina.

It doesn't look like Brown is returning the favor.

In a new book, Brown describes Bush as a "fratboy" who "didn't get" how bad things were in Louisiana right after the 2005 storm.

Bush "failed to comprehend the magnitude of the story, the critical timing for evacuation, and the services and personnel that was needed," Brown writes in Deadly Indifference: The Perfect (Political) Storm. "The president didn't get it at first. Not many people did."..."

Saint Petersburg, FL

#913968 May 29, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
You've been eating turds your whole life.
That's why your parents named you fecesface.
"If you cannot answer a man's argument, do not panic. You can always call him names" - Oscar Wilde

It's the culture...

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#913969 May 29, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
2012 talking points for republicans?
You forgot to say "DOH!"
Jane Says

New York, NY

#913970 May 29, 2013
The Politics of Ease

As the civilized world reeled in horror at the savage brutality of the islamofascist murder of British soldier Lee Rigby, our leftward-leaning friends raced out to reassure us that Muslims present no danger.

Even as the Woolwich murder shook our collective sense of security, the blessed socialist paradise of Sweden was rocked by anti-integration riots perpetrated not by xenophobic red-State types (they don’t have those in Sweden) nor even racist Republicans, but Muslim immigrants.

President Barack Obama, who bizarrely declared to the United Nations in the wake of the Benghazi, Libya, massacre that “the future does not belong to those who insult the prophet of Islam,” delivered a speech late last week that condemned terror without acknowledging the religious identity proudly crowed by both the Woolwich butchers and the Stockholm savages.

Not only did Obama take pains to avoid insulting “the prophet of Islam”(presuming the prophet of Islam gives a whit about Obama’s mewling), but he went in the opposite direction:
“But this war, like all wars, must end… the core of al-Qaida… is on a path to defeat.”

I’m guessing the war to which he referred is the war on global terrorism, which will end only after the last terrorist’s passage is booked to the afterlife.

And if al-Qaida’s core is on the path to defeat, that path must be as long as the Quran, and it must detour from Benghazi to Boston and all points in between.

Following the Boston Marathon attacks, the Democratic Party’s hate machine offered naked wishes that the perpetrators would be “white Americans.”

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#913971 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
How can seemingly intelligent people be so stupid?
Liberals are singing and dancing in the streets because consumer confidence is up and the stock market is rising.
The Federal Reserve is printing money at full speed until investor confidence runs out or the ink runs dry.
The present day conundrum began in the Carter era in 1978 when a Democrat Congress and the Carter White House gave the Federal Reserve a mandate to fire up the printing presses to fight unemployment and inflation during a time of high unemployment.
It only serves to weaken the dollar.
The Fed is now buying $85 billion in new assets each month and still failing to make a dent in the country’s unemployment crisis.
We are $16 trillion in debt, more than 12 million people looking for work and this administration is intent on “solving” the problem in large part by printing more money.
We're becoming a country of Homer Simpsons. DOH!
Austerity, which you prefer, has been proven to be a failure.

The economists who wrote the austerity justification have been shown to have used bad data. They were stupid Republiclown economists, proven wrong by college students.

Garbage in, Garbage out.

Kind of describes you perfectly, you're full of garbage yourself.

Keynesian economics has been again proven to be the right course.

The stock market is far smarter than a poor nitwit like you, who isn't smart or wealthy enough to own stocks.

If you did, you wouldn't be bitching so much.

Americans who believe in Obama are making money.

Those who refuse to accept reality continue to get poorer.

Saint Petersburg, FL

#913972 May 29, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Whoosh! Right under the bus!
Have you checked the classified ads for "Moron Wanted" you idiot??

It's the culture...

Honolulu, HI

#913973 May 29, 2013
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>YOU all are a bird of a feather RealDave.. Racist
It's the culture...
lol! And there's that racist claim again!

Talk about consistency!
Jane Says

New York, NY

#913974 May 29, 2013
I’m not suggesting Islam and terrorism share a direct causal relationship.

I AM noting liberals tend to worry more about hurting the delicate feelings of Tawhal, Dariq and Hassan than they do about reporting the identity and motivation of those who seek to murder Tom, Dick and Harry.

We live in a nation that not only tolerates the blatant religious hatred proclaimed by islamofascists like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Nation of Islam, but offers those hatemongers Constitutional protections.

Moreover, the President of the United States is almost as worried about slighting Muhammad’s minions as he is about straightening out his putting stroke.

That’s ignorance, and ignorance is easy.

The list of similar hypocrisies goes on:

Liberals show an odd preoccupation with despising rich people — at least, rich people who don’t host fundraisers for Obama.

To the left, wealth is a zero-sum concept.

If, say, George Soros has billions of dollars, then someone in Compton, Calif., must be living in squalor. Soros does have billions of dollars, and there’s no shortage of Comptonian squalor. But the latter has nothing to do with the former. And villainizing the former isn’t going to move the latter to Bel Air.

There’s nothing wrong with envying those who are better off, as long as that envy inspires you to improve your surroundings and not degrade theirs.

That’s greed, and greed is easy.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#913975 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
You've done nothing since being on here BUT make everything political.
And still doing it.
You've been on an anti-Obamamission since the day he was elected.

And you're stupid enough to accuse others of your behavior?? .....stupid??

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#913976 May 29, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
“the politics of ease.” It’s the liberal tendency to blame every hitch in society’s collective gallop on someone or something other than the actual offender.
Guns cause crime.
Freedom causes terrorism.
Wealthy people cause poverty.
Your SUV causes bad weather.
Junk food causes Michael Moore’s waistline.
And criticizing those who hold the aforementioned nonsense to be true is racist.
With the accumulated wisdom of the human tribe available to anyone with even a spark of curiosity, it’s hard to imagine that anyone beyond the creepiest of the tinfoil-behatted basement dwellers actually still believes the above nonsense.
Yet such addled creatures walk among us in numbers large enough to populate an entire “Occupy” riot with enough left over to fill to the local sex offender registries with the sort of people you wouldn’t allow within miles of your children.
Aren't there some homeless men you could be offering your oral services to, Jane?/

The foam from your mouth does you no good here. Only proves your insanity.

Go give the homeless guys a good lickin'!!


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#913977 May 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Dr. Michael Ciampi took a step this spring that many of his fellow physicians would describe as radical.
The family physician stopped accepting all forms of health insurance. In early 2013, Ciampi sent a letter to his patients informing them that he would no longer accept any kind of health coverage, both private and government-sponsored. Given that he was now asking patients to pay for his services out of pocket, he posted his prices on the practice’s website.
The change took effect April 1.
“It’s been almost unanimous that patients have expressed understanding at why I’m doing what I’m doing, although I’ve had many people leave the practice because they want to be covered by insurance, which is understandable,” Ciampi said.
Before the switch, Ciampi had about 2,000 patients. He lost several hundred, he said. Some patients with health coverage, faced with having to seek reimbursement themselves rather than through his office, bristled at the paperwork burden.
But the decision to do away with insurance allows Ciampi to practice medicine the way he sees fit, he said. Insurance companies no longer dictate how much he charges. He can offer discounts to patients struggling with their medical bills. He can make house calls.
“I’m freed up to do what I think is right for the patients,” Ciampi said.“If I’m providing them a service that they value, they can pay me, and we cut the insurance out as the middleman and cut out a lot of the expense.”
Ciampi expects more doctors will follow suit. Some may choose to run “concierge practices” in which patients pay to keep a doctor on retainer, he said.
Gordon Smith, a spokesman for the Maine Medical Association, wasn’t so sure, saying most patients either want to use the insurance they pay for or need to rely on Medicare and Medicaid.
Even with the loss of some patients, Ciampi expects his practice to perform just as well financially, if not better, than before he ditched insurance. The new approach will likely attract new patients who are self-employed, lack insurance or have high-deductible plans, he said, because Ciampi has slashed his prices.
“I’ve been able to cut my prices in half because my overhead will be so much less,” he said.
Before, Ciampi charged $160 for an office visit with an existing patient facing one or more complicated health problems. Now, he charges $75.
Patients with an earache or strep throat can spend $300 at their local hospital emergency room, or promptly get an appointment at his office and pay $50, he said.
Ciampi collects payment at the end of the visit, freeing him of the time and costs associated with sending bills, he said.
That time is crucial to Ciampi. When his patients come to his office, they see him, not a physician’s assistant or a nurse practitioner, he said.
“If more doctors were able to do this, that would be real health care reform,” he said.“That’s when we’d see the cost of medicine truly go down.”
We need about a million more just like him. I'm afraid however you have raised the ire of the big government loons on here by posting this!!!

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#913978 May 29, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>???? Really? How so?
I'll repeat it again. Picking your nose is obviously too tempting.

The Democrats, led by President Clinton, loosened requirements for bank mortgage loans and threatened to prosecute banks who didn't comply with the regulators demands.

They continued to resist every effort to rein it in to avoid the impending crisis of which they were repeatedly warned about all the way up until 2007.

Now let me hear you say "DOH!"

Honolulu, HI

#913979 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Your precious democrats screwed the pooch beginning in the Clinton era loosening requirements for bank mortgage loans and continuing to resist every effort to rein it in to avoid the impending crisis of which they were repeatedly warned about all the way up until 2007.
The Democratic Party, led by President Bill Clinton, threatened to prosecute banks who didn't comply with the regulators demands.
Now go get a tissue. You're not paying attention.
lol! The administration can't loosen requirements. The banks did that to themselves in order to make money.

It's a capitalistic thing.

I thought you people understood that?

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#913980 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Congress authorized Clinton to send troops to Bosnia.
Congress authorized Clinton, under the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, to drop bombs on Iraq for four days.
Congress authorized Johnson to use military force in Vietnam under the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
So if the Iraq War was unconstitutional, so were all conflicts and wars since WWII - all of them authorized by Congress.
Liberals just like to play the "double standard card" when it suits their bias.
All one has to do is read the Iraqi War Resolution to see that it was based on lies. Any document based on lies is invalid. There is no "Double Standard". It's just a matter of recognizing that Bush lowered our standards to further his own personal agenda. Bush's "standard" was far below any set by his predecessors.


"Whereas the efforts of international weapons inspectors, United States intelligence agencies, and Iraqi defectors led to the discovery that Iraq had large stockpiles of chemical weapons and a large scale biological weapons program, and that Iraq had an advanced nuclear weapons development program that was much closer to producing a nuclear weapon than intelligence reporting had previously indicated....." Lies!!!

Section 2 of the Resolution specifically stated:

"The Congress of the United States supports the efforts by the President to--

strictly enforce through the United Nations Security Council all relevant Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq and encourages him in those efforts; and

obtain prompt and decisive action by the Security Council to ensure that Iraq abandons its strategy of delay, evasion and noncompliance and promptly and strictly complies with all relevant Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq."

Instead, Bush opted to unilaterally attack Iraq. It's the very reason so many in Congress were upset with his decision. They justifiably felt betrayed.

As an aside, the Resolution did touch lightly on the real reason for Bushy Boy's obsession:

"Whereas the current Iraqi regime has demonstrated its continuing hostility toward, and willingness to attack, the United States, including by attempting in 1993 to assassinate former President Bush...."

Saint Petersburg, FL

#913981 May 29, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Try speaking english.
The Obama folks won the election.
Florida was a Rmoney supporter and got left iin Waxturd's closet for seven months for making such a fool of himself prior to the election.
It's the culture..........
Obama continues to further eroded public trust in government and his administration. Deep shit is on the horizon for obama you moron
The economy still sucks, unemployment is still high, terrorists are becoming bolder, the government is scandal-ridden, and Obama is responsible.

Obama bin Lying doesn't know what the hell is going on anyway. Or so he claims. The Obama bin Lying administration knowing nothing is more terrible than watching the IRS and your ignorance in action you idiot...

It's the culture...
Jane Says

New York, NY

#913982 May 29, 2013
I recently ran across an ABC News report about a 9-year-old girl named Hannah Robertson. Hannah interrupted the annual McDonald’s shareholders’ meeting to “confront” CEO Don Thompson and accuse him of everything except driving past playgrounds and offering Happy Meals to little kids. The story did everything but favorably compare little Hannah to Joan of Arc.

Yet the report omits a central fact:
McDonald’s didn’t invade Hannah’s home; Hannah invaded McDonald’s.
Moreover, McDonald’s doesn’t force-feed anyone.

There’s no doubt that obesity is a health issue in today’s America. Our diets are, to put a fine point on it, as crappy as our fitness regimes.

But we’re the couch potatoes who eat Big Macs while watching the Oprah Winfrey Network. Blaming our flabby midsections on the Chicken McNuggets and large fries we ate for lunch misses the fact that we ate the McNuggets; the McNuggets didn’t eat us. That’s denial, and denial is easy.

When an oversized semi hit a bridge in Washington, the bridge didn’t collapse because the GOP hates infrastructure spending.

When Congressman Darrell Issa interrogated Attorney General Eric Holder, he wasn’t acting out of bigotry; he was expressing outrage over Holder’s arrogant mendacity.

When the Internal Revenue Service deliberately targeted citizens over politics, the victims didn’t bring the harassment on themselves.

Those may be easier explanations for the low-information set to swallow, but they’re not true.

It’s human nature to seek the simplest answers.

Indeed, Occam’s razor, a scientifically fundamental axiom, holds that the simplest explanations are likely the correct ones.

So perhaps we should forgive our liberal friends for their folly.

But the explanations that they consider simple are nothing of the sort. In order to keep their herds in check, the left has conducted logical contortions worthy of Cirque Du Soleil.

The idea that the guns in my gun safe are secretly biding their time for the right moment to shoot up a liquor store is sillier than blaming bad weather on a theory that has required multiple name changes in fewer than 40 years; yet both those inanities are taken as gospel by liberals from Haight-Ashbury to the Hamptons.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#913983 May 29, 2013
The solutions to most of the problems we face as a Nation are, in fact, quite simple:

Blame criminals for crime.

Blame terrorists for terrorism.

Blame the culture of envy for the rise of poverty.

Blame the responsible parties for the problems they create.

That might not be easy, but it is simple.

–Ben Crystal

and in the case of the collapse of the housing bubble, blame government what is happening right now with the Obama administration in the name of "racial justice."
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913984 May 29, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> The irony is if republicans had accepted even some of Obama's recommendations to streamline and make more efficient the government bureaucracy, namely the Veterans Affairs Department , veterans would be happier in receiving their benefits more promptly without the mess of red tape.
Disability claims are out of control, with 45% of recent veterans claiming disability.

The VA should act quickly on the obviously valid claims and dismiss those that are bogus.

Saint Petersburg, FL

#913985 May 29, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
You've been on an anti-Obamamission since the day he was elected.
And you're stupid enough to accuse others of your behavior?? .....stupid??
Nuculur using his "I am an idiot" defense...

It's the culture...

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