Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1418163 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#932082 Jun 25, 2013
Fox Denies Temperature Record To Dispute Obama's Climate Speech

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/06/25/fox-d...

Barack Obama says the 12 hottest years on record have come in the last 15 years

Data from NASA shows 13 of the hottest years on record have come in the last 15, and by a different data set produced by NOAA, 14 of the hottest years on record have come in the last 15. Obama was actually over-cautious in his statement, so we rate his statement True.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...

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#932083 Jun 25, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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sonicfilter's posts have simply become background noise in a Diarrhea Ward.
I might stop to read one-in-a-hundred and comment on even less.
They all are a single stale drone of Leftist links and propaganda.
Your constant whines are much worse. Go back and re-read a few, try to find something that makes an intelligent point.

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#932084 Jun 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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That is strange as insurance premiums increase usually annually but definitely every two years.
Uhhhhh... lemme check.

... nope.

Week after next I will have worked for this employer for two years, we'll see.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932085 Jun 25, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>You are not a credible source on Obamacare because you never even read it. Read it,boobie ,dem we talk ;
Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcre, Humana, and others have all declined to participate in Covered California

In some counties, the only choices are Blue Cross or Kaiser Permanente (a place to die for).

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/...

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LNC Llin

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#932086 Jun 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Conservatives were elated — and voting rights supporters crushed — when the Supreme Court decided on Tuesday to nix the standards the federal government had been using to determine which states and local governments with histories of disenfranchising minority voters should be subject to the closer scrutiny of the Voting Rights Act.
The ruling at least temporarily guts a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, and provides conservative activists in mostly southern states a window of undetermined length to pass laws that hinder minority voting rights.
But it’s ironically a nightmare for the two most powerful Republicans in the country, who are currently struggling with another issue — immigration reform — that’s central to the party’s minority outreach strategy.
In response to the ruling, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) punted.
“I haven’t read it yet. Obviously it’s an important bill that passed back in the ’60s at a time when we had a very different America than we have today,” McConnell told reporters Tuesday afternoon at his weekly Capitol briefing.“My state is not covered by the Voting Rights Act. There may be others who want to comment on it. At this point I think I’m going to read it first. But I would say I do think America is very different today from what it was in the 1960s.”
Meanwhile, in response to TPM’s request for comment, a spokesman deferred House Speaker John Boehner’s reaction to the ruling to House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and House Administration Committee Chair Candice Miller (R-MI).
There’s a perfectly good reason the two don’t want to get ahead of themselves.
The Court’s conservative majority didn’t rule that so-called “preclearance” standards are unconstitutional — just that the ones Congress had adopted, most recently in 2006, no longer fly.
That means it’s up to Congress to replace them, and it’s up to Republicans in Congress to decide if they’re going to stand in the way.
“It is up to Congress to right the wrong of this decision and ensure that we do not turn back the clock on America’s democratic progress,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in an official response to the ruling.“The Senate will act. I have asked Chairman Leahy to immediately examine the appropriate path for the Senate to address this decision.”
That puts McConnell and Boehner in the same predicament they face in the fight over immigration reform: Would killing new Voting Rights Act standards ahead of the 2014 election be valuable enough in the near term (for both the party as a whole and their own leadership prospects) to outweigh the damage it would do to them in 2016 and the future with minority voters who will be watching this story very closely.
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/06/vo...
Republican attempts to suppress voting backfired nicely in 2012 with voters staying in line for up to 8 hours.

This will resonate with voters looking for another reason to see the republican "war on women" expanded to "war on voters".

Mr Coal also seems upset

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#932087 Jun 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Your failure to follow a thread of thought is becoming a bad habit of yours.
John Galt wrote: You miss the point that Galt wants to negotiate coverage with an insurance provider without the government dictating the elements of that coverage.
You-So you can "negotiate" it down to where I have to pay for it again? Terrific!
Me- We were paying for own Health Care prior to Obamacare. I don't think your point is valid.
Read more at http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TI79GC...
So by "we" you mean you and Galt?

How the fck do you know he has insurance, self insures, or just mooches off the emergency room?

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John Galt

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#932088 Jun 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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"post" means after so what does the class think "post-lunch" means?
East Coast bias

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John Galt

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#932089 Jun 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Uhhhhh... lemme check.
... nope.
Week after next I will have worked for this employer for two years, we'll see.
Usually on a calendar ear basis, not on employment anniversary.

But you know that.

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John Galt

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#932090 Jun 25, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
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Republican attempts to suppress voting backfired nicely in 2012 with voters staying in line for up to 8 hours.
This will resonate with voters looking for another reason to see the republican "war on women" expanded to "war on voters".
Mr Coal also seems upset
Impossible for Republicans to lose any black votes, so.....

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#932091 Jun 25, 2013
Emoron wrote:
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Your constant whines are much worse. Go back and re-read a few, try to find something that makes an intelligent point.
right wing hypocrisy seems to have become epidemic.

so as long as we continue to suffer with the likes of FOXbot carol and her comrades, the background noise/what the FOXbots would rather not hear will continue unabated.

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#932092 Jun 25, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Bettie Lou!!! What did I just get through telling you?!!!
He did it! "What video?"
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....
These were the options you provided in your reply to Carol:

"George Bush or Slavery or Sun Spots......"

Guess you were wrong but you're used to that now aren't you?

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Waxman

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#932093 Jun 25, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Yes,there is. Read the Fair Housing Civil Rights Act of 1968. Racists and conservative segregationists back-benchers would like Americans to forget that LBJ crucial civil rights reform of the late 1960's.
Hi liar (Democrat)!

Are you referring the Civil Rights Act Bill of 1968 where percentage-wise,

MORE DEMOCRATS VOTED AGAINST IT,

than Republicans?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act...

Yes, thought so.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#932094 Jun 25, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
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Republican attempts to suppress voting backfired nicely in 2012 with voters staying in line for up to 8 hours.
This will resonate with voters looking for another reason to see the republican "war on women" expanded to "war on voters".
Mr Coal also seems upset
oh sure, they're celebrating the racist bent of the Court.

until 2016. and then....more backfire.

i can hardly wait to see what excuses FOX comes up with when Hillary's won the WH.

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#932095 Jun 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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They slumped mid-morning as Flack stated not after lunch as your claim.
The bottom line is they did slump and then recovered.
It wasn't Flack that said they tanked right before the speech then recovered after [insert something Whatever made up], it was you.

Having trouble following the conversation?

Maybe its all the numbers. Right-wing idiots always fall apart once the numbers come out.

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Waxman

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#932096 Jun 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Uhhhhh... lemme check.
... nope.
Week after next I will have worked for this employer for two years, we'll see.
You get paid to post on Topix all day long?

You are a thief, ripping someone off.

What a Loser!

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#932097 Jun 25, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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Hi liar (Democrat)!
Are you referring the Civil Rights Act Bill of 1968 where percentage-wise,
MORE DEMOCRATS VOTED AGAINST IT,
than Republicans?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act...
Yes, thought so.
conservative democrats.

at one time that animal actually existed.

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Honolulu, HI

#932098 Jun 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Conservatives were elated — and voting rights supporters crushed — when the Supreme Court decided on Tuesday to nix the standards the federal government had been using to determine which states and local governments with histories of disenfranchising minority voters should be subject to the closer scrutiny of the Voting Rights Act.
The ruling at least temporarily guts a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, and provides conservative activists in mostly southern states a window of undetermined length to pass laws that hinder minority voting rights.
But it’s ironically a nightmare for the two most powerful Republicans in the country, who are currently struggling with another issue — immigration reform — that’s central to the party’s minority outreach strategy.
In response to the ruling, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) punted.
“I haven’t read it yet. Obviously it’s an important bill that passed back in the ’60s at a time when we had a very different America than we have today,” McConnell told reporters Tuesday afternoon at his weekly Capitol briefing.“My state is not covered by the Voting Rights Act. There may be others who want to comment on it. At this point I think I’m going to read it first. But I would say I do think America is very different today from what it was in the 1960s.”
Meanwhile, in response to TPM’s request for comment, a spokesman deferred House Speaker John Boehner’s reaction to the ruling to House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and House Administration Committee Chair Candice Miller (R-MI).
There’s a perfectly good reason the two don’t want to get ahead of themselves.
The Court’s conservative majority didn’t rule that so-called “preclearance” standards are unconstitutional — just that the ones Congress had adopted, most recently in 2006, no longer fly.
That means it’s up to Congress to replace them, and it’s up to Republicans in Congress to decide if they’re going to stand in the way.
“It is up to Congress to right the wrong of this decision and ensure that we do not turn back the clock on America’s democratic progress,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in an official response to the ruling.“The Senate will act. I have asked Chairman Leahy to immediately examine the appropriate path for the Senate to address this decision.”
That puts McConnell and Boehner in the same predicament they face in the fight over immigration reform: Would killing new Voting Rights Act standards ahead of the 2014 election be valuable enough in the near term (for both the party as a whole and their own leadership prospects) to outweigh the damage it would do to them in 2016 and the future with minority voters who will be watching this story very closely.
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/06/vo...
This is going to be interesting in a couple of years.

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Honolulu, HI

#932099 Jun 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Impossible for Republicans to lose any black votes, so.....
Not according to Bettie.

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Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#932100 Jun 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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So by "we" you mean you and Galt?
How the fck do you know he has insurance, self insures, or just mooches off the emergency room?
What are you mumbling about?

We are talking about people with insurance

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#932101 Jun 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Not sure about your response.
Are you saying that Galt should be required to purchase a high cost policy to subsidize care for those who don't pay? Which is exactly what Obamacare is all about.
As for the senior citizens, Medicare already pays for Granny's hip replacement, virtually without question, so it's just natural for them to be concerned that Obamacare will reduce their coverage.
Yes "it's just natural for them to be concerned that Obamacare will reduce their coverage" meaning if the government isn't going to pay for it, if they have to pay for it themselves its "socialism".

Nobody and no program is limiting their access to care, just whether they have to pay for it or you and I do.

Obamacare sucks but its got to be better than the way we were being squeezed before by Medicare/Medicaid and the uninsured.

If it isn't i'm sure the single-payer option will be revisited and maybe that's been the D's plan all along.

What I do know for a fact is that if they did the right thing and privatized health care the ones screeching the loudest would be the teabaggers:

"Keep your gubmint hands off my Medicare!!!"

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