Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1250621 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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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#892818 Apr 25, 2013
Diane Sawyer wrote:
<quoted text> So does this mean you won't be the only one "stoned" at the wedding?
I heard that instead of the wedding march they're going to play Bob Dylans Everybody Must Get Stoned:

They'll stone you when you're trying to be so good
They'll stone you just like they said they would
They'll stone you when you're trying to go home
They'll stone you when you're there all alone
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

They'll stone you when you're walking on the street
They'll stone you when you're trying to keep your seat
They'll stone you when your walking on the floor
They'll stone you when your walking to the door
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned
Diane Sawyer

Pompano Beach, FL

#892819 Apr 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
it should be arrested for dressing like a woman.
They'll never arrest the First Lady.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#892821 Apr 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Obamacare is a BAD law that it is estimated will cost 800,000. Even some Unions have gone negative on it.
estimated?

you do know that meaning of that word don't you? because those insurance company 'studies' that you keep referencing act like 'estimated' means it's written in stone.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#892822 Apr 25, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You know what I posted was the truth.
Let me know when you can complain about the ACA without lies & distortions.
Idiots like RealDave don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed...

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#892823 Apr 25, 2013
nobamaredux,'
frontporchreactionary wrote:
You and congressional Democrats put your own political careers at risk to produce the most meaningful health care reform this country has seen in 45 years in an effort to expand access to care for nearly 30 million uninsured Americans. While some may criticize you for abandoning the public option, these individuals forget the ardent opposition and misinformation campaign waged against it, culminating in Senator Joe Lieberman's last minute reversal, deciding to vote against any reform with such a measure. This, as you know, is what effectively struck the the final nail in the coffin of the Public Option.'

nobamaredux misinformed when he wrote, "The problem is that millions Americans who are currently insured will lose their coverage ..." No, thanks to the Medical Loss Ratio in Obamacare , American insurance consumers are getting betting quality healthcare for the buck or receiving rebates(in the millions of dollars) at the expense of the big Insurers. Check this out: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/ "A lesser-known but important provision in “Obamacare” that regulates how health insurance companies spend their money is yielding benefits for consumers, a new study finds.

By this August, insurers are projected to send consumers a total of $1.3 billion in rebates, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis released Thursday —$541 million to large employers,$377 million to small businesses and $426 million to people with their own insurance plans.

The rebates are the result of a rule in the Affordable Care Act that requires insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent or 85 percent of premium earnings on health care — as opposed to marketing and administrative activities — or otherwise send money back to consumers."
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#892824 Apr 25, 2013
Diane Sawyer wrote:
<quoted text> They'll never arrest the First Lady.
the First Lady doesn't have an adam's apple.
Diane Sawyer

Pompano Beach, FL

#892825 Apr 25, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I heard that instead of the wedding march they're going to play Bob Dylans Everybody Must Get Stoned:
They'll stone you when you're trying to be so good
They'll stone you just like they said they would
They'll stone you when you're trying to go home
They'll stone you when you're there all alone
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned
They'll stone you when you're walking on the street
They'll stone you when you're trying to keep your seat
They'll stone you when your walking on the floor
They'll stone you when your walking to the door
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned
lily boca's theme song gets played regularly behind her warehouse; after all, she IS a businessman woman, you know.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#892827 Apr 25, 2013
Will Obamacare Kill Jobs? A New Study Says No

http://www.forbes.com/sites/frederickallen/20...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#892828 Apr 25, 2013
Steve Kush, the executive director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party in New Mexico, called a 19-year-old Working America volunteer a "radical bitch" on Twitter Tuesday night after she testified before the county commission in favor of raising the minimum wage.

"Nice hat Working America chick but damn you are a radical bitch," Kush tweeted.

Working America, a labor movement advocacy group, sent several members to the county meeting on Tuesday to advocate for a measure that would increase the county's minimum wage. As the organization’s state director, Chelsey Evans, stood in line to testify on the proposal, Kush disparaged her on his Facebook page.

"Uh oh," he wrote, "another Working America chick...nice boots...I know she makes more than min wage." He later added in the comments, "she was hot enough to almost make me register democrat."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/24/stev...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#892829 Apr 25, 2013
Will Health Reform Lead to Job Loss?

Evidence from Massachusetts Says No.

http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/412582-Will-...
TSM

El Paso, TX

#892830 Apr 25, 2013
Another ‘I Told You So Moment’ Lawmakers, aides seek Obamacare exemption!! Liberals/Democrats told us Obamacare was the next Best thing since Apple Pie now they wanted be exempt from eating their Pie they Created!!
Diane Sawyer

Pompano Beach, FL

#892831 Apr 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
the First Lady doesn't have an adam's apple.
Neither does her husband.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#892832 Apr 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
In a blistering review of President Bush's national security policy, Gen. Wesley K. Clark said on Tuesday that the administration could not ''walk away from its responsibilities for 9/11.''
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/29/us/clark-la...
Thank you, William Jefferson Clinton.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#892834 Apr 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Will Health Reform Lead to Job Loss?
Evidence from Massachusetts Says No.
http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/412582-Will-...
Myths, lies and complete stupidity.. that's sonicfiller...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#892837 Apr 25, 2013
TSM wrote:
Another ‘I Told You So Moment’ Lawmakers, aides seek Obamacare exemption!! Liberals/Democrats told us Obamacare was the next Best thing since Apple Pie now they wanted be exempt from eating their Pie they Created!!
Republicans and Democrats in Washington Conspire to Exempt Themselves from Obamacare

http://www.redstate.com/2013/04/25/republican...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#892840 Apr 25, 2013
The Obama Legacy, Pt 1 of Many: Top Ten Things Black America Will Have To Show For 8 Years of President Obama
When Barack Obama leaves the White House in January 2017, what will black America, his earliest and most consistent supporters, have to show for making his political career possible. We'll have the T-shirts and buttons and posters, the souvenirs. That will be the good news. The bad news is what else we'll have.... and not.

To hear our black political class tell it, the election of the first black US president was its ultimate achievement to date, a giant step toward fulfillment of a previous generation's insurgent agenda for social transformation. Is that real? Has the career of Barack Hussein Obama really advanced any of the historic goals of the Freedom Movement? Is the question even fair?

With corporate media already speculating about next year's midterm elections, and the presidential contest of 2016, it's entirely appropriate to discuss the president's legacy. And fair is fair --- the black political class doesn't want its meager achievements compared to the agenda of those who fought for our freedom a half century ago, it probably ought to abandon its ceaseless self-promotion as the inheritors of that tradition.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#892841 Apr 25, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
I always knew you were a feminine fashion expert, abdul. Practice makes perfect...
so says one of the gay police.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#892842 Apr 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
the First Lady doesn't have an adam's apple.
This so reminds me of that Chris Rock bit in Bigger and Blacker:

"'cause whoever you hate will end up in your family.

That's right, you don't like gays, you're gonna have a gay son.

You don't like Puerto Ricans? Your daughter's gonna come home with ''Livin' la vida loca!''

You don't like pot? or blacks? Your daughter's gonna marry a Rastaman!!

This is phenomenal!!
WOW

Bronx, NY

#892843 Apr 25, 2013
It was the overwhelming black and brown vote, along with the utter, unwavering and uncritical support of African America which made President Obama's career possible. When he leaves office in January 2017, what will be the top ten things we can say black America gained or lost from his two terms in the White House?
10.
We'll still have Obamacare, the cynically misnamed “Affordable Care Act”.
The problem is that Obamacare was written by a health insurance company lobbyist to prolong his employer's parasitic business model, not to make health care available or affordable. A third of the health care dollar goes to advertising, profits, fat executive salaries, lobbying and the paperwork occasioned by thousands of insurers who make more money denying care than providing it, instead of a single payer, like Canada, Medicare, or social security. As Physicians for a National Health Plan point out, Obamacare will not curb medical costs or stem the tide of bankruptcies caused by health care bills. It won't force most employers who now don't offer affordable coverage to offer it in the future, because the administration is allowing employers to write its enforcement regulations, and it will leave millions more, all poor and disproportionately people of color, uncovered altogether.
Worst of all, Obamacare's 2016 effective date reveals it as a promise the administration never intended to keep. Back in 1965, when computers with less power than today's laptops were the size of boxcars, the Johnson administration passed Medicare and put it into effect the same year. That's the real comparison between the achievement of Obamacare and the effective results of a previous generation's struggle.
9.
We'll probably have reductions in social security proposed and enacted by a Democrat, something no Republican could have initiated, that sets the stage for further reductions in benefit by either party.
In the tradition of Democrat Bill Clinton, who did what Republicans tried and failed to do,“ending welfare as we know it” in the 1990s, Barack Obama has promised Wall Street that he would curb “entitlements” the code word for cutting Medicare, Medicaid and social security.
With poverty at record levels, the ending of many defined benefit pension plans and the broken promise of retirement security from 401K plans looming black seniors will still be more dependent on social security than anybody, and the value of real benefits will be declining, if Barack's first negotiating offer to Republicans is any indication of his stance on this issue.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#892844 Apr 25, 2013
8.
We'll have solidly in place a new tradition of bailing out banksters and speculators, and lots more immunity from prosecution for corporate scofflaws.

The so-called “Bush bailout” was only accomplished when George W. Bush in the last weeks of his presidency, and opposed by Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress called candidate Barack Obama to Washington to persuade reluctant Democrats to vote for it. After failing to pass the first time, Obama swung half the black caucus and enough Democrats overall to secure the passage of the $3 trillion Bush bailout. Once Obama assumed office, the $3 trillion became $16 trillion, with a free pass for the Federal Reserve to shovel more public money at Wall Street at will.

And for corporat lawbreakers, whether you were Goldman Sachs, knowingly peddling worthless securities to pension funds, or Bank of America, which foreclosing and evicting tens of thousands in cases where it couldn't prove actual ownership, a phone, cable or internet provider handing over access to billions of calls and emails, or British Petroleum, murdering its Gulf Coast ecosystems, livelihoods and its own workers, the Obama administration's Justice Department has come up with infinitesimal fines and immunity from prosecution for past and future crimes as the answer.

7.
When Obama leaves office, we'll still have gentrification as the only model of urban economic development.

To be fair, this isn't the exclusive failure of President Obama, it's the failure of vision of the entire black misleadership class, stretching over decades. But as the most powerful actor in the land, the man whose career is the crowning achievement so far of the black political class, Obama absolutely deserves to wear the jacket for leaving things as bad as or worse than the day he assumed office.

6.
The day Barack Obama leaves the White House we'll still have the world's biggest prison state, with three quarters of its inmates black and brown, the insane 40 years War On Drugs, and a black person murdered by police, private security or vigilantes every day or so.

The best the Obama administration and its allies in Congress could do to address the 100 to 1 cocaine to crack penalty disparity was cutting it to 18 to 1 without changing the sentence of a single person already serving unjust time. Hundreds of thousands of black and brown youth are still doing years for mere grams of crack or minute scraps of marijuana. The police and prison state will, as before, remain the nation's preferred means to address poverty, homelessness, mental illness, immigration and many other social, economic and medical conditions.


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