Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1601376 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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Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#929268 Jun 21, 2013
Remember Journolist was active. A hacker broke into their website and posted a partial list of their archives

http://gawker.com/here-is-the-archive-of-the-...

Here is one of their comments

""Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote,'Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares—and call them racists'"

Dave seems to have learned the underhanded tactic of this group of alleged journalist.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#929269 Jun 21, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
not so funny if you're a FOX talking head.
And even more so for fart news parent, Newscorp.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#929270 Jun 21, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting, About 75% of known human disease genes have a recognizable match in the genome of fruit flies.
First fruit flies, someday humans.
Although don't we live too long as it is? Back when 50 was considered old did we have all these healthcare expenses.
People died now we spare no expense to keep people alive.
I'm not suggesting anything, just making an observation.
Mother Nature created fruit flies, house flies, cockroaches, maggots, mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, slugs, leeches and intestinal parasites.

Then she lowered her standards to a breathtaking new depth of depravity and created Barack O'bama.
LNC Llin

United States

#929271 Jun 21, 2013
Oct. 2008 President G W Bush stock Market in trouble

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#929272 Jun 21, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Jeff Daniels Ex-Lax scene from "Dumb and Dumber" is perhaps the second best 45 seconds in the history of film making.
Jeff Daniels is as good a stand-up guy as his friend,the late James Gandolfini. "Actor Jeff Daniels has revealed his late Broadway co-star James Gandolfini scored him and their castmates pay rises when their play was extended in 2009.

The two stars teamed up onstage in God of Carnage and Daniels, as part of his ongoing tribute to the late The Sopranos star, admits the only reason the acclaimed play hit New York's theatre district in the first place was because of Gandolfini's involvement - and the kind-hearted actor made sure all the cast reaped the benefits.

Daniels tells MSNBC, "I remember when we extended, Jim's first thing was,'Everybody gets paid the same or I don't do it'. He did things like that constantly."

Gandolfini and his three castmates were all Tony nominated for their roles and Marcia Gay Harden, who portrayed the actor's partner onstage, picked up a Best Actress honour." http://www.starpulse.com/news/Dave_Simpson/20...
We're gifted to enjoy a wealth of talented and creative artists in our country. Support the Arts & Humanities in our schools and communities!

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#929273 Jun 21, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Not the responsible ones. If you want to solve that problem, set up some qualifications at emergency rooms. You come to an emergency room with a cold, you get sent to the private walk in clinic that depends on customer payments. You idiots redefined what an "emergency" room is. Stupid ewes!
Just when I thought you morons couldn't say anything dumber. Who do you think is going to pay for health care at the private walk in clinic for people that have no money?
Conservatives believe there is no problem so big that it can't be run away from.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#929274 Jun 21, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>That thread would probably be in the fantasy section.
You can still open one up. Then you can find out how many people have the same dreams.
New Whistleblower: Financial Aid Given To Obama As Foreign Student With Indonesian Citizenship.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#929275 Jun 21, 2013
A whistle-blower from Higher Education Services Corporation in Albany New York came forward and advised Attorney Orly Taitz that she personally reviewed Barack Obama’s financial aid information, which stated that financial aid was given to Obama as foreign student and as a citizen of Indonesia.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#929276 Jun 21, 2013
She [whistleblower] further checked that Obama transferred from the Occidental college to Columbia University in New York and his financial aid would indeed be handled by the Higher Education Services Corporation.
InPlainView

AOL

#929277 Jun 21, 2013
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FALSE PROPHET & Mark of Beast --(*News/June 20)

http://youtu.be/j5gGtsNTTUo

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“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#929278 Jun 21, 2013
Emaen wrote:
<quoted text>
Just when I thought you morons couldn't say anything dumber. Who do you think is going to pay for health care at the private walk in clinic for people that have no money?
Conservatives believe there is no problem so big that it can't be run away from.
Someone slap this idiot. She thinks all medical facilities charge the same. And she ignores the part about "depending on payment to survive". Stupid ows trash.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#929279 Jun 21, 2013
Several employees have made copies just in case management decided to try to destroy them.

http://htmlimg1.scribdassets.com/6pe3zm8dq82j...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929280 Jun 21, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Andrew Cuomo, the youngest Housing and Urban Development secretary in history, made a series of decisions between 1997 and 2001 that gave birth to the country’s current crisis. He took actions that — in combination with many other factors — helped plunge Fannie and Freddie into the subprime markets without putting in place the means to monitor their increasingly risky investments. He turned the Federal Housing Administration mortgage program into a sweetheart lender with sky-high loan ceilings and no money down, and he legalized what a federal judge has branded ‘kickbacks’ to brokers that have fueled the sale of overpriced and unsupportable loans. Three to four millions faced foreclosure, and Clinton's Cuomo is one of the reasons why. You forgot about Clinton-I wonder why democrats always forget about Clinton.
Cuomo is the leading non-black Democrat candidate for 2016.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929281 Jun 21, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
He turns you on; obviously
Obama surrogates are Deval Patrick, Cory Booker, Eric Holder, and Michelle Obama. All others are long shots.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929282 Jun 21, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Oh sh!t I forgot about dem. Four funniest posters in no particular order:
Dem
Lily
Peppy
Eman
You know my wife told me about the ring story, how messed up is that?
Homer likes ghetto filth.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929283 Jun 21, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Hope we stay out of wars in the Middle East and Asia, Period !
Too late.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929284 Jun 21, 2013
killtaker wrote:
<quoted text>
What rank was your husband in law school?
More to the point, which law school?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#929285 Jun 21, 2013
Mitch McConnell Realizes IRS Scandal Is Over

Mitch McConnell delivered a speech today at the American Enterprise Institute to officially signal that the IRS scandal has entered its post-fact phase. When the IRS first revealed that its Cincinnati office had attempted to enforce its nonprofit laws using a search function that disproportionately impacted conservatives, Republicans were certain it must have come from the White House. They were going to follow the facts. But all of the facts point in the same direction, which is that the Obama administration had nothing to do with it at all. That was the conclusion of the agency’s inspector-general report, as well as the House Oversight Committee’s own interviews, which the Republican majority tried to suppress and which (when the Democrats released them) showed the operation was an independent, well-intentioned effort to enforce the law led by an IRS official who happens to be a conservative Republican.

McConnell’s speech is an attempt to reframe the issue in a way that it can survive the utter absence of incriminating facts. One method he employs is to flip around the burden of proof:

Now we have an administration that’s desperately trying to prove that nobody at the top was involved in any of this stuff, even as they hope that the media loses interest in this scandal and moves on …

Got that? Before Republicans were going to prove that Obama’s administration was involved. All of the evidence suggests it wasn’t. So now McConnell is framing the question as Obama trying to prove he wasn’t involved. Which, of course, he can’t. For that matter, McConnell can’t prove that he didn’t mastermind the IRS. You can’t prove a negative.

McConnell also argues that the scandal is larger than facts about illegality or misconduct —“what we’re dealing with here is larger than the actions of one agency or any group of employees.” By "larger," McConnell means the scandal is just the same nebulous suspicions they have always had about Democrats running the government:

The attacks on speech that we’ve seen over the past several years were never limited to a few Left-wing pressure groups or the DISCLOSE Act. They extend throughout the federal government, to places like the FEC, the FCC, HHS, the SEC, and as all Americans now know — even to the IRS. These assaults have often been aided and abetted by the administration’s allies in Congress.

The “Disclose Act” is a proposed measure that would require unregulated political groups to publicly disclose their donors. Back when campaign finance reformers were trying to actually put limits on outside donations, McConnell was a fierce advocate of this idea. Since the Supreme Court killed spending limits, disclosure has become the best reformers can hope for, and McConnell has now turned against it and indeed portrays it as a sinister Nixonian attempt to suppress free speech.

The belligerent and borderline-paranoid tone of McConnell’s speech today is a kind of covered retreat, signaling the IRS scandal’s turn into a vague trope that conservatives use with other members of the tribe, the way liberals liked to say “Halliburton” during the Bush years, to signal some dark beliefs they don’t need to back up.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/06/...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929286 Jun 21, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Mitch McConnell Realizes IRS Scandal Is Over
Mitch McConnell delivered a speech today at the American Enterprise Institute to officially signal that the IRS scandal has entered its post-fact phase. When the IRS first revealed that its Cincinnati office had attempted to enforce its nonprofit laws using a search function that disproportionately impacted conservatives, Republicans were certain it must have come from the White House. They were going to follow the facts. But all of the facts point in the same direction, which is that the Obama administration had nothing to do with it at all. That was the conclusion of the agency’s inspector-general report, as well as the House Oversight Committee’s own interviews, which the Republican majority tried to suppress and which (when the Democrats released them) showed the operation was an independent, well-intentioned effort to enforce the law led by an IRS official who happens to be a conservative Republican.
McConnell’s speech is an attempt to reframe the issue in a way that it can survive the utter absence of incriminating facts. One method he employs is to flip around the burden of proof:
Now we have an administration that’s desperately trying to prove that nobody at the top was involved in any of this stuff, even as they hope that the media loses interest in this scandal and moves on …
Got that? Before Republicans were going to prove that Obama’s administration was involved. All of the evidence suggests it wasn’t. So now McConnell is framing the question as Obama trying to prove he wasn’t involved. Which, of course, he can’t. For that matter, McConnell can’t prove that he didn’t mastermind the IRS. You can’t prove a negative.
McConnell also argues that the scandal is larger than facts about illegality or misconduct —“what we’re dealing with here is larger than the actions of one agency or any group of employees.” By "larger," McConnell means the scandal is just the same nebulous suspicions they have always had about Democrats running the government:
The attacks on speech that we’ve seen over the past several years were never limited to a few Left-wing pressure groups or the DISCLOSE Act. They extend throughout the federal government, to places like the FEC, the FCC, HHS, the SEC, and as all Americans now know — even to the IRS. These assaults have often been aided and abetted by the administration’s allies in Congress.
The “Disclose Act” is a proposed measure that would require unregulated political groups to publicly disclose their donors. Back when campaign finance reformers were trying to actually put limits on outside donations, McConnell was a fierce advocate of this idea. Since the Supreme Court killed spending limits, disclosure has become the best reformers can hope for, and McConnell has now turned against it and indeed portrays it as a sinister Nixonian attempt to suppress free speech.
The belligerent and borderline-paranoid tone of McConnell’s speech today is a kind of covered retreat, signaling the IRS scandal’s turn into a vague trope that conservatives use with other members of the tribe, the way liberals liked to say “Halliburton” during the Bush years, to signal some dark beliefs they don’t need to back up.
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/06/...
McConnell isn't driving the bus.

Both he and Boehner are on thin ice.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#929287 Jun 21, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Someone slap this idiot. She thinks all medical facilities charge the same. And she ignores the part about "depending on payment to survive". Stupid ows trash.
Someone explain to this prolific purveyor of stupidity that SOMEONE has to pay for health care for the indigent. Pretending that these costs are somehow "absorbed" by a walk in clinic is absolute idiocy.

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