Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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

#960374 Aug 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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"Last week, the state of California claimed that its version of Obamacare’s health insurance exchange would actually reduce premiums.“These rates are way below the worst-case gloom-and-doom scenarios we have heard,” boasted Peter Lee, executive director of the California exchange. But the data that Lee released tells a different story: Obamacare, in fact, will increase individual-market premiums in California by as much as 146 percent.One of the most serious flaws with Obamacare is that its blizzard of regulations and mandates drives up the cost of insurance for people who buy it on their own."
"The RNC lists several numbers about premium increases, but doesn’t tell the full story behind the figures. RNC: 56%: Expected Premium Increase For A Healthy Male Ages 21-29 On The Individual Market Under ObamaCare. This was an average estimate by the consulting firm Milliman. The RNC points to a CNN Money article, which also quotes the author of the Milliman report saying:“The average isn’t very relevant to any particular person.” The May 2013 article concludes:“At this point, everyone — including the insurers — is just guessing at what premiums should be.” It may be frustrating to those who buy their insurance on the individual market — currently that’s 15 million Americans (or 6 percent of those under age 65)— but it’s difficult to estimate how exactly their premiums will change. There will be winners and losers, and even Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has acknowledged that.“Women are going to see some lower costs, some men are going to see some higher costs,” Sebelius said in March.“It’s sort of a one to one shift … some of the older customers may see a slight decline, and some of the younger ones are going to see a slight increase.” The author of the Milliman report estimated a big average increase for young men, but said women’s premiums on average would increase slightly. And older men (ages 60-64) would see a decrease. But, as we’ve said before, it’s tough to make a blanket estimate in the individual market, where premiums and benefits per plan vary widely. Whether an individual’s premium goes up or down, and by how much, depends on what kind of plan they’re purchasing now (bare bones or with benefits similar to what will be minimum requirements under the law), health status, age, and existing state regulations on insurance companies. And then there are federal subsidies, which are available to those earning up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level. The CBO estimates that 25 million Americans will get coverage through the state-based exchanges in 2023, with about 80 percent of them receiving federal subsidies."
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/Ob...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#960375 Aug 6, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Dong, you must have a specially-constructed minivan to haul you and your cooking gear around. First stop; MY PLACE......
I sent the humane society truck to your place.

You're lucky. Today, they not only have dog poop, but cat and parakeet too!

You're soooooo lucky!
Anthony W

New York, NY

#960377 Aug 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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The Tea Party movement: deluded and inspired by billionaires
By funding numerous rightwing organisations, the mega-rich Koch brothers have duped millions into supporting big business
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifa...
you were saying?
Gee Son, you were saying? Well, nothing to dispute what I posted. And, whose businesses did Occupiers support, or did they refuse to use IPADs while desecrating the parks? If I recall, they were busy stealing them from each other.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#960378 Aug 6, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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Are you still sniffing glue?
i didn't get that....

.... can you take the paint can off your head first?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#960379 Aug 6, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! You idiots keep making that same unsupported claim of the housing / financial crisis as being a political issue...
... when it was a capitalistic on.
Supported claims have been coming out of the woodwork for the past five years. You ignore all of them.

Maybe this will convince you?

“I think that the responsibility that the Democrats had may rest more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress, or by me when I was President, to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”– Former President Bill Clinton (D-AR), September 25, 2008

“Like a lot of my Democratic colleagues I was too slow to appreciate the recklessness of Fannie and Freddie. I defended their efforts to encourage affordable homeownership when in retrospect I should have heeded the concerns raised by their regulator in 2004. Frankly, I wish my Democratic colleagues would admit when it comes to Fannie and Freddie, we were wrong.”– Congressman Artur Davis (D-AL), September 30, 2008
Anthony W

New York, NY

#960380 Aug 6, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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Facts are tough for republicans
Why can't those silly Republicans just do what Obama does and call the any facts presented phony scandals?
WOW

Bronx, NY

#960381 Aug 6, 2013
RUBBER STAMPERS The “Obscene 14” House NSA Neg***s
If only half of the “Obscene 14” Black members of Congress had voted against NSA telephone spying,“the Bush-Obama surveillance regime would have been dealt its first serious setback in more than a decade of fascism-in-the-making.” Their treachery is deadly.“African Americans, more than any other U.S. constituency, have an existential interest in ending the Surveillance State.”
They are more than useless; they have chosen the side of the enemy.”
Last week, 14 Black members of the U.S. House indelibly marked themselves as tools of the Surveillance State, wholly unfit to represent any African American constituency. The “Obscene 14” aligned with Democratic and Republican leadership to narrowly defeat (217-205) a bill that would have defunded the National Security Agency’s program to spy on the telephones of every American household. Had only half of these U.S. House Negroes acted in accordance with the overwhelming sentiments of their constituents – and with the historical Black Consensus on peace and social justice – the Bush-Obama surveillance regime would have been dealt its first serious setback in more than a decade of fascism-in-the-making. All 14 should be excised, like a malignancy, from the African American polity.
The Black people of Texas are especially ill-served. All four Black congressional representatives – Al Green, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Eddie Bernice Johnson, and newcomer Marc Veasey – voted with the NSA spies and their current boss in the White House, as did three of the four Georgia Black lawmakers: Sanford Bishop, Hank Johnson, and David Scott. Two of Florida’s three Black congresspersons pledged allegiance to universal surveillance: Corrine Brown and Frederica Wilson.
Full List of the Obscene 14:
Terri Sewell (AL)
Corrine Brown (FL)
Frederica Wilson (FL)
Sanford Bishop (GA)
Hank Johnson (GA)
David Scott (GA)
Robin Kelly (IL)
Donald Payne Jr.(NJ)
Gregory Meeks (NY)
G.K. Butterfield (NC)
Al Green (TX)
Sheila Jackson Lee (TX)
Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX)
Marc Veasey (TX)
Five of the shameless lawmakers openly advertise themselves as “progressives.” Florida’s Frederica Wilson and Corrine Brown, Texas’ Eddie Bernice Johnson and Sheila Jackson-Lee, and Georgia’s Hank Johnson, are members of the Progressive Congressional Caucus, where Jackson-Lee serves as a vice chair. But then, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who bullied a minority of her party into line with the president and House Republican leadership, was once upon a time a co-chair of the PCC.(Steven Horsford, the Nevada Black Congressman, is also a PCC member. He failed to vote on the NSA bill.)

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#960382 Aug 6, 2013
President Barack Obama’s former chair of the Council of Economic Advisors, Christina Romer, did a study in 2007 which found that for every $1 in tax cuts, there is a corresponding rise in GDP of $3. Virtually all economists agree that tax cuts have some positive effect on growth.

(So the "Bush tax cuts" argument is out.)

Even with tax cuts and wars together with the economic downturn following 9/11, the deficit spending was relatively modest and certainly manageable.

The collapse was largely set in motion by the insolvency of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns. Neither of these investment banks had insured deposits.

In 2003, the Bush administration did, in fact, propose a new agency to oversee Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It was opposed by House Democrats.

In 2005, the Senate Banking Committee, under Republican control, proposed a bill to regulate Fannie and Freddie. All Republicans on the Committee supported the bill. All Democrats voted against it.

http://www.policymic.com/articles/1646/bush-p...

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#960383 Aug 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Shareholder expectations play a bigger role. Before you bust a nut, remember you l.l.w. are praising the stock market.
Raising the minimum wage and full employment policies have never been detrimental to economic growth and development , but did enhance the benefits to all members participating in the economy and society.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#960384 Aug 6, 2013
The Cardinal Sin

In making common cause with the Surveillance State, the Obscene 14 have thrown in their lot with same forces that have, for the past two generations, placed Black America under hyper-surveillance – the foundation of both mass Black incarceration and the social environment that allows the stalking and murder of hundreds of innocent Black people every year in the United States. African Americans, more than any other U.S. constituency, have an existential interest in ending the Surveillance State. In that struggle, the Obscene 14 and their ilk are more than useless; they have chosen the side of the enemy, and will inevitably commit more treachery.

“All 14 should be excised, like a malignancy, from the African American polity.”

Back in October of 2002, only four members of the Black Caucus voted for George Bush’s War Powers Act, Congress’ consent to the invasion of Iraq. Of the four, only Georgia’s Sanford Bishop – who voted, predictably, for continued NSA bulk telephonic spying – remains in the House; William Jefferson (LA), Harold Ford Jr.(TN) and Albert Wynn (MD) are, thankfully, gone. Yet, 2002’s “Four Eunuchs of War” have been replaced and reinforced in infamy by today’s Obscene 14 – a full third of the CBC. In the intervening decade, the historical Black Consensus on peace and social justice has been assaulted as never before by the massive entrance of corporate money into Black politics, and the ascent of a corporatist Black militarist to the White House – which are, in reality, two aspects of the same phenomenon. The Obscene 14 have chosen their side in the U.S. War Against All. The last place such persons belong is in leadership positions among the people who suffer most from racial and political surveillance.

BLACK RACISM VOTED FOR THIS BECAUSE OBAMA IS "BLACK"

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#960385 Aug 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Such as what?
The so-called rapid acceleration has never been proven mechanically and is likely driver error.
GM vehicles fall apart in a few years and 100,000 miles is a stretch, whereas just the break-in period for Japanese cars.
it was proven one night I seen it on Nightline this automotive instructor demostrated on TV and also went to the NHTSA and demostrated what he found out and it is a flaw electrically in all toyota vehicles.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#960386 Aug 6, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>So what's your point? Most of those occurred before 911.
what is the point, Democrats were for it too.
Anthony W

New York, NY

#960387 Aug 6, 2013
I find these Obama jokes so disrespectful.

Obama brings home a pet skunk, and michelle sez, where will you keep it? Obama sez, I guess under our bed, michelle sez, what about the smell? Obama sez, well, he'll get used to it, just like I did.



Obama walks into a bar with a parrot on his shoulder, the bartender sez, wher'd ya get that? the parrot sez, Kenya, the place is full of em.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#960388 Aug 6, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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As republicans divide and decline they become more shrill
The Republican tent is growing. Libertarians, Independents, moderate Democrats and a growing number of black republicans decided they were under the wrong tent.

Republicans are divided temporarily trying to find the best way to save your ass from Obamacare.

I think you should find out you've been a fool the hard way myself.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#960389 Aug 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The debt has not tripled. You people are dumber than sh*t.
The Debt when Obama took office was around 10.5 trillion.
The financial meltdown was announced in August of 2008. The Democrats had controlled Congress for 18 months, not two years. What policy did they change to create this?
The Recession started in 4th quarter of 2007. Please list the legislation the Democrats passed in the first 9 months of 2007 that created this recession. How much debt is directly attributabe to the Bush recession?
The housing collapse started in 2006.
Carol, you keep worshiping George Bush, Eric Cantor,John Boehner, Mitch McConnell & Paul Ryan. They took us from the balance budget you fricken idiots vlim to love to economic disaster. ON PURPOSE. They voted to take us off that path.
Go back into your bubble of denial. It's safer for you there.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#960390 Aug 6, 2013
If America going to Recover from this Economic Disaster we need to Free ourselves from Liberal addiction’ Tax/Spend Obamacare!’ If we need proof Liberalism leads to despotism Detroit, Chicago, California and what’s the Liberals answer to solving our Economic Crisis MORE OF THE SAME!!
Anthony W

New York, NY

#960391 Aug 6, 2013
This is why I want to be Mayor. The children of New York City should not have to sleep with their mothers because they have nightmares about being shot by the NYPD!

Fourteen-year-old killed by NYPD cop a gang member, ex-shooting suspect:

A Bronx resident who claims to have witness Shaaliver Douse shoot a gang rival says:‘They rob people. They move drugs — weed, crack, whatever they can get their hands on. They all carry guns.’

Douse was arrested May 24 for attempted murder in the shooting of a 15-year-old boy linked to a Bronx gang called the Lyman Place Bosses. The victim was shot in the left shoulder at a BP gas station on Boston Road at Jefferson Place, just a mile and a half from where Douse died 3 a.m. Sunday.

The Bronx district attorney declined to prosecute Douse after the 15-year-old could not identify who shot him, a DA spokesman said.

Douse was due back in a Bronx courtroom later this month for a weapons possession charge stemming from a different arrest. Cops saw him drop a loaded .32-caliber H&R revolver on Crotona Ave. on Oct. 10, court papers say.

In her first public comments about her son’s death, Shanise Farrar described Douse as a child who slept with her because he was frightened by nightmares of being harmed by cops.

“I’m not saying he’s the best,” Farrar said near a shrine for her son at Gouverneur Morris Houses, where they lived.“But he’s my angel.”

Douse was firing from a 9-mm pistol at an unidentified man when two rookie cops on patrol saw him and ordered him to drop his weapon. When he didn’t, one officer fired a single shot, striking the teen in the jaw, cops said.

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the shooting appeared justified.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mother-ar...

What kind of a world is this when your 14 year old is running around outside at 3am shooting people he has to worry about being shot by police!

Barack Obama needs to make a speech about the injustice of this crime too!
WOW

Bronx, NY

#960392 Aug 6, 2013
Anthony W wrote:
I find these Obama jokes so disrespectful.
Obama brings home a pet skunk, and michelle sez, where will you keep it? Obama sez, I guess under our bed, michelle sez, what about the smell? Obama sez, well, he'll get used to it, just like I did.
Obama walks into a bar with a parrot on his shoulder, the bartender sez, wher'd ya get that? the parrot sez, Kenya, the place is full of em.
THEY ARE PUBLIC FIGURES lolololololololhahahahahahahah aha DID YOU HEAR THE WHERE OBAMA SAID HE WOULD BE HONEST
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#960393 Aug 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Supported claims have been coming out of the woodwork for the past five years. You ignore all of them.
Maybe this will convince you?
“I think that the responsibility that the Democrats had may rest more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress, or by me when I was President, to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”– Former President Bill Clinton (D-AR), September 25, 2008
“Like a lot of my Democratic colleagues I was too slow to appreciate the recklessness of Fannie and Freddie. I defended their efforts to encourage affordable homeownership when in retrospect I should have heeded the concerns raised by their regulator in 2004. Frankly, I wish my Democratic colleagues would admit when it comes to Fannie and Freddie, we were wrong.”– Congressman Artur Davis (D-AL), September 30, 2008
Here we go again.

Facts will convince me. Your politics wont.

But if you really want to play politics, look at the dates bieng referenced.... 2000 - 2008.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/07/news/companie...

"Bank of America in $10 billion settlement with Fannie Mae
By Chris Isidore @CNNMoney January 7, 2013: 1:44 PM ET

BofA reached a $10.3 billion settlement with Fannie Mae on Monday.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

Bank of America has reached a $10.3 billion settlement with Fannie Mae to deal with questionable home loans it sold to the government-backed mortgage financer during the housing bubble.

BofA (BAC, Fortune 500) will pay $3.55 billion in cash to Fannie as part of the deal. It will also repurchase 30,000 questionable mortgages that are likely to produce losses, paying Fannie $6.75 billion for the loans. The loans had been bundled into mortgage-backed securities, and then were bought and guaranteed by Fannie Mae.

The purchase of bad home loans by Fannie Mae led to massive losses, a government takeover in 2008 and a $116 billion bailout to keep it functioning as a major source of home loans.

The loans were originated between 2000 and 2008 by Countrywide Financial, a leading mortgage and subprime home loan lender that BofA purchased for $4 billion in 2008. The loans covered by the settlement had an original value of $1.4 trillion.

In addition, BofA announced it agreed to sell the servicing rights on 2 million other mortgages worth a total of about $306 billion, as the bank moves to put distance between itself and many of its problematic home loans. BofA will pay an additional $1.3 billion to Fannie to resolve servicing issues.

The agreement comes the same day that the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency reached a separate $8.5 billion settlement with 10 banks, including BofA, to settle foreclosure abuse charges. The other banks are Aurora, Citigroup (C, Fortune 500), JPMorgan Chase (JPM, Fortune 500), MetLife Bank (MET, Fortune 500), PNC (PNC, Fortune 500), SunTrust (STI, Fortune 500), U.S. Bank (USB, Fortune 500), Wells Fargo (WFC, Fortune 500) and Sovereign Bank, a unit of Santander (SOVPRC)...."

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#960394 Aug 6, 2013
Anthony W wrote:
<quoted text>Hey! Get off Obama's back lady. He's making speeches about jobs and worried about carbon even while on vacation. Get your priorities straight!
Oops, my bad. He most definitely is he an excellent reader in delivering the same speech but it's also clear the only press coverage he gets is when he's creating racial tension talking about a local tragedy in Sanford, Florida, or calling a black athlete to congratulate him on coming out of the closet.

What could I possibly have been thinking? Keeping us informed about important matters and being truthful isn't on Valerie Jarrett's priority list.

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