Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1278121 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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JBH

Richmond, Canada

#932321 Jun 25, 2013
------You still don't get it. It doesn't matter what Russia and China think of President Obama's climate change plan, climate change is devastating their countries and to act as if everything is 'normal' dooms them to catastrophic consequences. Nations do understan what's in their self-interest and climate suicide isn't it.
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There is not too much they can do about climate change, i.e., as they go upon the agenda, it won't affect much of the earth temperature since it has been that way in terms of what mother nature does since history of time.

There is no question it can affect to a certain degree when there are bigger population on the planet as the temperature would be affected, yet the temperature could also be cycled back by God if it gets too hot.

It won't affect much the occurrence of tornados, hurricanes, rainfalls, etc., as how often these happen is the determination of your mother nature.

It is not sure whaT Russia and China are up to in the agenda, as all indicates that it is better to engage to get into the dialogue, or maybe they don't want US to dictate too much about a lot of things of how they should be like.

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#932322 Jun 26, 2013
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<quoted text> There is where I have a problem. I think everyone should pay for themselves and no one else. Do you think they are going to take the tax off my property bill that funds the state and county hospital? how about it? or is that where the illegal criminals and the rest of the indigents are going to go.
And then this: I don't want to pay for fat people.
A recent decision by the AMA may have a dangerous ripple effect.
Last week, the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association (AMA) voted to classify obesity as a disease. While the AMA has no legal authority, as one of largest organizations for conventional medicine, it has tremendous sway over public policy makers, insurance companies, and the public.
One of the main reasons doctors have been reluctant to prescribe obesity drugs is that obesity drugs are currently not covered by Medicare, and most insurance companies take their coverage cues from Medicare. Since the AMA has such sway with the government, its classification of obesity as a disease may well end up influencing what Medicare will cover (which also benefits the AMA, since they establish the billing codes in line with what Medicare will cover). Labeling obesity as a disease gives doctors a much larger market base for their lucrative obesity treatments: one-third of Americans are obese, meaning there is a potential market of 104 million people.
The problem, of course, is that obesity is a lifestyle condition, not a disease in and of itself. Studies show that most medical schools fail to supply even a meager 25 hours of instruction in diet and nutrition, so doctors will inevitably turn to the treatments they know best: drugs and surgery.
Good thing the doctors are going to push up the cost of so called 'health care for the masses ay?
You illustrate the point well, Medicare does drive costs. That's the main contributor to the high cost of care in this country. This half-in/half-out approach screws those in the middle, the ones not qualifying for Medicare/Medicaid and the indigent. Health care reform started with a single-payer option but Obama insisted Obamacare be "bi-partisan" (it didn't end up being that so what did he gain?) so single-payer was dropped when that was actually the most efficient alternative on the table. Privatizing health care was never on the table from either side, they both need the old folks vote so don't hold your breath on that one. Ironically, a market based solution to the obesity problem you brought up would likely be much more effective than any government attempt to regulate or educate the problem away. Having your obesity come out of your checking account every month would go further towards changing behavior than any PSA.

Anyway, good post.

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PDUPONT

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#932323 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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In a recent blog post, Paul Krugman compares the response of the Bush administration to the 2001 recession to that of the Obama administration to the Great Recession, and finds that president Bush oversaw a response that was quite superior. Referring to current fiscal policy as "amazing" in how bad it is, he argues that W's policies, including to some extent the war in Afghanistan and the liberation of Iraq, helped the U.S. economy recover from the outfall of the tech bubble burst and the 9/11 attacks.
The graph shows how different Obama's response to the Great Recession has been: in spite of persistent high unemployment, government spending, even in nominal terms, slowed relatively soon after the recession – and where Krugman claims that Bush helped the recovery through his national-security policies, Obama hindered it.
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-...
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/15/a...
For one thing Carol both you and Stan Veuger, who is a spokesman for the right wing American Enterprise Institute are liars. Nowhere in the Krugman article is George Bush or his policies mentioned.
What is stated however is that Republican policies are undercutting economic recovery;
"But now we’re in a situation — a liquidity trap — in which more government spending is a good thing, because it helps put unemployed resources to work; meanwhile, the cost in terms of future debt service is minimal, because interest rates are so low. Both ends of the intellectual case for austerity — the claim that spending cuts are actually expansionary and the claim that terrible things happen when debt rises even if interest rates are low — have collapsed. What could be easier, then, than for politicians to make constituents happy by spending more on things voters like?"
" So what happens? More austerity, because a party dedicated to the proposition that less government is always more blackmailed Obama into accepting the sequester, and now uses its blocking power to prevent any solution; and it’s true, Obama has chosen not to make this a central political issue.”
We all know that you're not the sharpest knife in the drawer Carol, there's really no need to remind us on a daily basis.

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#932324 Jun 26, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Tenzing enjoys poking fun at Republicans wanting less government and yet he falsely claims to be a Libertarian.
That sort of hypocrisy burns another hole in his head that we can all see through.
I don't poke fun, I call you fckn retards for thinking that things like banning gay marriage, banning abortion, increasing border security, escalating the "war" on drugs, increasing our international footprint, restricting trade, etc. represent "less government".

I believe that in the post to which you made this reply was from Carol harping about Planned Parenthood. Y'all want to defund PP NOT because that's the small government approach but because you want the government to impose your religious based "morality". That's not less government, that's MORE government which is fckn STUPID which makes you fckn STUPID.

That clear enough for you?

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#932325 Jun 26, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Notation: Low life sounding expected- given the subject of the half empty rotten apple barrel ghetto cart before the broke back mule birdcage toilet paper pass-the-buck, robbinghoodieTic billage known as obamacare.
Or reason number gazillion of why NEVER, ecer to de-aspire to the low levels of becoming a mindless, bobbleheaded rr-oboTIC type votuh.
Ugh.
If you say so.

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#932326 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Does this look like a parasite to you?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =FUKwv0YH0ZMXX
Looks just like a baby to me. At 12 weeks.
Can it survive outside the womb on its own or does it rely completely on the host for its survival.

parasite |&#712;par&#601;&# 716;s&#299;t|
noun
an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host's expense.

Doesn't say anything about it being cute.

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#932327 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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You were once a "parasite" too. Good thing you didn't get sucked out of your "host" into a vacuum.
Not necessarily, I wouldn't have known the difference.

How do you know you weren't aborted and just got another chance? That's consistent with your mythology.

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Waxman

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#932328 Jun 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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I don't poke fun, I call you fckn retards for thinking that things like banning gay marriage, banning abortion, increasing border security, escalating the "war" on drugs, increasing our international footprint, restricting trade, etc. represent "less government".
I believe that in the post to which you made this reply was from Carol harping about Planned Parenthood. Y'all want to defund PP NOT because that's the small government approach but because you want the government to impose your religious based "morality". That's not less government, that's MORE government which is fckn STUPID which makes you fckn STUPID.
That clear enough for you?
Good morning clueless one:

" Any notion that Tuesday's election represented a liberal juggernaut must overcome a detail from the voting booths of California: The same voters who turned out strongest for Barack Obama also drove a stake through the heart of same-sex marriage.

Seven in 10 African Americans who went to the polls voted yes on Proposition 8"

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2008-11-07...

We could go over each of your propaganda assertions you are repeating, Kool-Aid drinker, but since you are dishonest, I won't.

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#932329 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Mick Jagger dissed Obama during a DC concert in reference to the NSA. "I don't think President Obama is here tonight, but I'm sure he's listening in."
The mention of Obama's name elicited boo's from the audience. Obama has lost the people's trust. And no one knows what's going on with Obamacare.
Think it's the other party on its last leg.
Not if you look at what happened in MA and TX last night, quite a change from '10 dontcha think?

But you go right ahead thinking your party's fine, that thinking worked out so well last year didn't it?

Its amusing to watch. The GOP has acknowledged that they need to change so their solution is to do exactly NOT that.

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Waxman

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#932330 Jun 26, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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For one thing Carol both you and Stan Veuger, who is a spokesman for the right wing American Enterprise Institute are liars. Nowhere in the Krugman article is George Bush or his policies mentioned.
What is stated however is that Republican policies are undercutting economic recovery;
"But now we’re in a situation — a liquidity trap — in which more government spending is a good thing, because it helps put unemployed resources to work; meanwhile, the cost in terms of future debt service is minimal, because interest rates are so low. Both ends of the intellectual case for austerity — the claim that spending cuts are actually expansionary and the claim that terrible things happen when debt rises even if interest rates are low — have collapsed. What could be easier, then, than for politicians to make constituents happy by spending more on things voters like?"
" So what happens? More austerity, because a party dedicated to the proposition that less government is always more blackmailed Obama into accepting the sequester, and now uses its blocking power to prevent any solution; and it’s true, Obama has chosen not to make this a central political issue.”
We all know that you're not the sharpest knife in the drawer Carol, there's really no need to remind us on a daily basis.
Mornin, dippy.

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#932331 Jun 26, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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Good morning clueless one:
" Any notion that Tuesday's election represented a liberal juggernaut must overcome a detail from the voting booths of California: The same voters who turned out strongest for Barack Obama also drove a stake through the heart of same-sex marriage.
Seven in 10 African Americans who went to the polls voted yes on Proposition 8"
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2008-11-07...
We could go over each of your propaganda assertions you are repeating, Kool-Aid drinker, but since you are dishonest, I won't.
Thanks but I didn't really need an example of "stupid", thought my post was sufficient.

Since you insist though, why don't you take a shot at explaining how having the government regulate personal relationships is "less government" regardless of what a mob says.
LCN Llin

United States

#932332 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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The climate has apparently been in a "warming plateau" for the past 15 years.
Scientific data shows the temperatures have not varied that significantly.
Most of the warming over the last century occurred before 1940 - preceding the vast majority of human-caused carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. Global warming alarmists have been unable to explain this mismatch between warming theory and scientific data.
James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies who started the clamor for action to prevent global warming, wrote in the 1998 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that "the forcings that drive long-term climate change are not known with accuracy sufficient to define future climate change."
So much for being sure.
http://www.nc pa
Dr. Carol
PDUPONT

Easthampton, MA

#932333 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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But see, that's the thing. Between the two of us, I'm the more reasonable.
For example, you seem to have no problem with Obama and Hillary lying about that video to protect their party's chance of winning in 2012.
That's not very reasonable. Unless you have another explanation why they would lie about something like that.
Stop flogging that horse Carol! It's dead already!
Four separate media reports from sources on the ground in Benghazi citing actual witnesses to the attack indicate that the perpetrators were a group called Ansar al-Shariah who indeed used the anti Muslim video as their reason to attack the consulate. This same group attack an Italian consulate in 2006 to protest a perceived insult to the prophet.
The only liar here is you.
LCN Llin

United States

#932334 Jun 26, 2013
Within hours of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act the Democratic National Committee posted a petition and began fundraising off the decision.

Tuesday, the court struck down a portion of the Voting Rights Act and called on Congress to enact a new manner of determining which states and localities’ voting laws require permission from the federal government.

In an email to supporters, Donna Brazile — the vice-chair for Voter Registration and Participation for the Democratic National Committee — called the decision an “injustice” and warned that the voting access “threats are real.”

“In the last few years, Republicans have dramatically stepped up their efforts to limit voting access,” she wrote in the email.“They’ve tried passing restrictive voter ID laws, cutting back early-voting hours, and eliminating same-day voter registration. The list goes on.”

Brazile called on supporters to add their name to the DNC’s petition, which reads,“The Supreme Court has struck down parts of the Voting Rights Act. This is disappointing, but the fight is not over. Stand with Democrats who are fighting to protect the right to vote for every American.”
LCN Llin

United States

#932335 Jun 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Not if you look at what happened in MA and TX last night, quite a change from '10 dontcha think?
But you go right ahead thinking your party's fine, that thinking worked out so well last year didn't it?
Its amusing to watch. The GOP has acknowledged that they need to change so their solution is to do exactly NOT that.
GOP want to restrict voting which turned out record voters in 2012.
People stayed in line for 6 to 8 hours.
Fund raising has begun.
LCN Llin

United States

#932336 Jun 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Thanks but I didn't really need an example of "stupid", thought my post was sufficient.
Since you insist though, why don't you take a shot at explaining how having the government regulate personal relationships is "less government" regardless of what a mob says.
Big government republicans are a fact

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#932337 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Had Glass-Steagall been in place, Citigroup could not have formed CitiFinancial and Bear Stearns would not have needed a bailout. Many in the financial community believe the repeal of Glass-Steagall did contribute to the financial mess we are in.
The reason why Hillary Clinton has remained silent over her husband's repeal of Glass-Steagall may be because it is more embarrassing than Monica Lewinsky.
Gramm Leach Bliley was the law that Clinton signed that wiped out Glass-Stengal.

Gramm, Leach & Bliley are all Republican.

The bill was passed in the Senate with all Republicans & 1 Democrat voting for it & 44 Democrats & no Republicans against it.

Clinton was against it but a compromise was reached.

To blame Clinton for not stopping Republicans is really dishonest. Like most of your posts.
LCN Llin

United States

#932338 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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It's not the government's job to create jobs.

Neither is it the government's job to inhibit jobs or freeze hiring by big government intrusion. That's where Obama gets into trouble. And why we're where we are.
As long as You have a roof over your head?
If different, would the view from the street be different.
Peace
neigbor

Covington, GA

#932339 Jun 26, 2013
LCN Llin

United States

#932340 Jun 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Gramm Leach Bliley was the law that Clinton signed that wiped out Glass-Stengal.
Gramm, Leach & Bliley are all Republican.
The bill was passed in the Senate with all Republicans & 1 Democrat voting for it & 44 Democrats & no Republicans against it.
Clinton was against it but a compromise was reached.
To blame Clinton for not stopping Republicans is really dishonest. Like most of your posts.
Knee jerk republican blame everything on democrats.
Keeping people from voting will energize the democratic party.
" He man, the repugs don't want you to vote. we will pay for your voter ID"

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