Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1582760 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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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#974172 Sep 1, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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You are a moron.
Grassley put up an amendment to the ACA that says Congress members & their staffs must get their healthcare benefits through the exchanges. All the Democrats voted for it.
http://www.factcheck.org/2010/01/congress-exe...
That was in 2010. Anything more recent? Since the loophole was found in the ACA that allowed Obama to exempt them this past month?

Last Tuesday, legislation was introduced to reinstate the requirement that Congress go back on the ObamaCare exchanges, but I can't find any confirmation this has happened.

So if you can provide a recent source, it'd be helpful.

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#974173 Sep 1, 2013
Adam 36 wrote:
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What did Obama do when the Mullahs murdered people in cold blood?
Leading from behind in Syria, he could have supported the moderate elements when they began the uprising well over a year ago, but chose not to.
Now he has boxed himself into a corner ignoring the first uses of chemical weapons which encouraged the latest use and 1400 killed.
Leading from behind is not a strategy, it's puerile. How did Clinton lobbing a few tomahawks at bin laden do for you?
LMAO. You know very well that you people would have been spitting nails(just as you are now) if Obama had taken any unilateral action against Syria. You are the warmongers....not Obama. He did the right thing....we do not need to be the leader of the world.
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#974174 Sep 1, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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LMAO. You know very well that you people would have been spitting nails(just as you are now) if Obama had taken any unilateral action against Syria. You are the warmongers....not Obama. He did the right thing....we do not need to be the leader of the world.
But a key group of Syrian rebels who have been fighting the Assad regime reacted in surprise and anger to the decision.

"The death will continue in Syria because of the (failure of the) leadership of the United States to act decisively at this point," said Louay Safi, a spokesman for the Syrian National Council. "Obama had the moral responsibility (to) act and not waiver.

(Nice try--but go suck your own rotten eggs-- terrorist DIRTBAG LOSERS.)

Since: Oct 08

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#974175 Sep 1, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Obama is relying on Israeli intelligence. A better question is why doesn't Israel pass that Intelligence to the United Nations? Could it be they don't want to take responsibility for their lies?
What does the UN have to do with this? Israel knows better than to trust those clowns? What lies?

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#974176 Sep 1, 2013
There you go again wrote:
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I'm glad you said that because that's the problem. It's the blacks character that we can't stand not the color and it's the America black not all blacks. So if you want us to respect you and treat you as equal change your character!!! And please pull up those pants!!!!!
Just for the record cretin, I'm not black.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#974177 Sep 1, 2013
Well, I did find this, RealDave.

Aug. 7, 2013: The Office of Personnel Management issued a proposed rule on Aug. 7 explaining that members of Congress and applicable congressional staff will be required to purchase health insurance coverage through the exchanges created by the law.

However, according to the proposed rule, the federal government, as the employer, will still be able to make a contribution to health insurance premiums as it currently does. The contribution will be no greater than that now offered to members and their staffs under the FEHB program, and members and their staffs will not be eligible for premium tax credits made available to other persons purchasing health insurance through the exchanges.

http://www.factcheck.org/2013/05/congress-and...

So what does that mean? "The federal government will still be able to make a contribution to health insurance premiums as it currently does" but it "will not be greater than what they now offer"?

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Manchester, KY

#974178 Sep 1, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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LMAO. You know very well that you people would have been spitting nails(just as you are now) if Obama had taken any unilateral action against Syria. You are the warmongers....not Obama. He did the right thing....we do not need to be the leader of the world.
We do NOT need to be doing ANY leading for Terrorist DIRTBAG losers!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#974179 Sep 1, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You all are some really racist SOB's aren't you. No wonder the problem never gets solved with a mindset like that. You libtards should go back and reread your posts and ponder your racist ways.
i know, i know, it's all about Chicago. narrow focus so FOX won't look like a racist cabal.

better?

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#974180 Sep 1, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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But a key group of Syrian rebels who have been fighting the Assad regime reacted in surprise and anger to the decision.
"The death will continue in Syria because of the (failure of the) leadership of the United States to act decisively at this point," said Louay Safi, a spokesman for the Syrian National Council. "Obama had the moral responsibility (to) act and not waiver.
(Nice try--but go suck your own rotten eggs-- terrorist DIRTBAG LOSERS.)
The United States has a moral responsibility to act as part of a coalition of nations. We are not the worlds peace keeper. Either the United Nations acts, or they don't.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#974181 Sep 1, 2013
A Surgical Strike Of Another Kind

Whatever concerns you may have about President Obama ceding too much power to Congress, you have to admit that if he wanted to ignite a civil war between the isolationist and interventionist wings of the Republican Party, he could hardly have picked a better way to do it.

Their common opposition to all things Obama is probably not enough to keep them from tearing themselves apart over the Syria vote.

If so much wasnít at stake, this would be a lot of fun to watch.

http://editors.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives...

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#974182 Sep 1, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>What does the UN have to do with this? Israel knows better than to trust those clowns? What lies?
You should address your question to our resident Jew, Fetch All stupid. She is the one that was asking why Obama didn't pass the intel onto the United Nations. All I did was point out that we are relying on Israeli intelligence and that should be their responsibility ....not ours. No reason for us to be their go-between.

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#974183 Sep 1, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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We do NOT need to be doing ANY leading for Terrorist DIRTBAG losers!!
Tell that to your idiotic fringe who are complaining because Obama didn't take action years ago the uprising began. Silly twits. You just can't make up your minds. No wonder your party is so divided.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#974184 Sep 1, 2013
A New Low: How the Tea Party Trolled Tim Scott Into Selling Himself Out

Letís play a little game I like to call Way Back When.

Senator Tim Scott, are you listening?

Way Back When the thought of having an African American man elected as a representative of your state would get as many hearty laughs as an episode of the Andy Griffith Show. Way Back When you would have to eat your lunch at separate lunch counters. Way Back When you would have to drink out of a separate water fountain. Way Back When you would attend inferior schools with outdated textbooks and materials. Way Back When people were actively trying to put systems in place to prevent you from participating in a representative democracy.

Well, I guess that last one doesnít seem too far fetched, actually.

This past week, Senator Tim Scott failed miserably at the Way Back When game. As the first African-American senator from the south since 1881 and the first African-American representative from South Carolina since 1897, he, along with other prominent members of the Republican Party, received an invitation to attend the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. As someone who grew up in poverty, but was able to make something of himself via his hard work and a dedicated mother working 16-hour days, it seemed only natural that Scott would be in attendance for the historical event.

Unfortunately, Tim Scott was nowhere to be found.

As news media began to comment on the clear lack of Conservative presence at the event, the right wing spin machine quickly went to work claiming that the event was some liberal invite only and that no Conservatives were invited. Scott, entering the public eye for his conspicuous absence, also claimed that he too didnít receive an invite. However, news media quickly confirmed that Scott, along with the entire Republican Congressional caucus, did, in fact, receive invites to the event but declined. Some, like Eric Cantor, were too busy dealing with oil lobbyists. Others, like Tim Scott ran into the problem of having to make a decision fearing the wrath of his constituency: The Tea Party.

And we all know how the Tea Party feels about Black folk.

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/08/31/low-te...

Scott, like every single member of his party, chose not to attend the event for fear of alienating his base of Tea Party voters. This left an entire political party absent from a moving tribute to one of the most influential figures of the last century.

Hey Republicans, howís that minority outreach working out for you?

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

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#974185 Sep 1, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>What does the UN have to do with this? Israel knows better than to trust those clowns? What lies?
Also....intelligence information provided to the United States by Massad should never be trusted as they have their own agenda that is not in our best interest.
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#974186 Sep 1, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
A Surgical Strike Of Another Kind
Whatever concerns you may have about President Obama ceding too much power to Congress, you have to admit that if he wanted to ignite a civil war between the isolationist and interventionist wings of the Republican Party, he could hardly have picked a better way to do it.
Their common opposition to all things Obama is probably not enough to keep them from tearing themselves apart over the Syria vote.
If so much wasnít at stake, this would be a lot of fun to watch.
http://editors.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives...
Brilliant chess move by the President!
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#974187 Sep 1, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Also....intelligence information provided to the United States by Massad should never be trusted as they have their own agenda that is not in our best interest.
As for Assad-INTERPOL if need be...because AMERICA is NOT the worlds police!

INTERPOL issues global security alert advising increased vigilance for terrorist activity

LYON, France Ė Following a series of prison escapes across nine INTERPOL member countries in the past month alone, including in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan, the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters has issued a global security alert advising increased vigilance.

With suspected Al Qaeda involvement in several of the breakouts which led to the escape of hundreds of terrorists and other criminals, the INTERPOL alert requests the Organizationís 190 member countriesí assistance in order to determine whether any of these recent events are coordinated or linked.

INTERPOL is asking its member countries to closely follow and swiftly process any information linked to these events and the escaped prisoners. They are also requested to alert the relevant member country and INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters if any escaped terrorist is located or intelligence developed which could help prevent another terrorist attack.

Staff at INTERPOLís 24-hour Command and Coordination Centre and other specialized units are also prioritizing all information and intelligence in relation to the breakouts or terrorist plots in order to immediately inform relevant member countries of any updates.

August is the anniversary of violent terrorist incidents in Mumbai, India and Gluboky, Russia as well as in Jakarta, Indonesia. This week also marks the 15th anniversary of the US Embassy bombings in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in which more than 200 mostly African citizens were killed and 4,000 others injured.

In recent years, terrorist attacks focusing on diplomatic facilities in Afghanistan, Greece, India, Kenya, Libya, Pakistan, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tanzania, Turkey and Yemen have also resulted in hundreds of casualties of all nationalities.

The US State Department has also issued a global travel alert in response to credible intelligence suggesting that Al-Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks between now and 31 August, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. In addition to the US authorities announcing the one-day closure of more than 20 diplomatic missions on Sunday 4 August, the UK Foreign Office has also confirmed the closure of the British embassy in Yemen on 4 and 5 August.
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#974188 Sep 1, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Tell that to your idiotic fringe who are complaining because Obama didn't take action years ago the uprising began. Silly twits. You just can't make up your minds. No wonder your party is so divided.
Russia and China voted against it in the Security Council

Adam 36

Since: Aug 13

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#974189 Sep 1, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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LMAO. You know very well that you people would have been spitting nails(just as you are now) if Obama had taken any unilateral action against Syria. You are the warmongers....not Obama. He did the right thing....we do not need to be the leader of the world.
Didn't that warmonger take unilateral action in Libya?

He actually wanted to once again take unilateral action in Syria but the UK no vote shocked him. It had nothing to do with any opposition.
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#974190 Sep 1, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Brilliant chess move by the President!
Brilliant COMMON SENSE and SANE advice by Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.

Good thing boy not so wonderful, herd pack leader of the kiddies on the hill, decided to swipe away all the bullchit being propoganda'ed into his ears and listen. It was the ONLY sane and rational choice he had.
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#974191 Sep 1, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> What does a mandate have to do with coverage. Why don't you say what you really mean? That without the communist government ordering everyone to buy insurance young people won't so there won't be money to pay for older people. This thing is going to be the biggest boondoggle ever forced on the American people.
It's not communist at all. Would you have the same objection if Mitt Romney did it? After all, the mandate is a Republican idea.
I don't like the mandate because we have to buy fom insurance companies, which should be abolished in favor of single payer paid through taxation.

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