Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1443319 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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Indianapolis, IN

#987880 Sep 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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yeah, the Republicans have half a dozen RINO idiots who do whatever Obama commands....McCain, Nancyboy, Long Island King...
so you're saying that the FOX take down of Cruz was orchestrated by Obama?

pretty slick Barack.

Jamaica, NY

#987881 Sep 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Rove had all the campaign money in the world in 2012 in didn't use any of it to attack Obama.
"Moderation in defense of liberty is no virtue."
Republicans need to attack as viciously as do the DemoKKKrats, including the low-class clown in the White House, who is more butler than President.
Butler? No experience even there so why insult butlers?

New York, NY

#987882 Sep 23, 2013
Destroying Social America: Bipartisan Attack on Vital Social Safety Nets
It’s on the chopping block for elimination. Initiatives began decades ago. Republicans, Democrats and Obama are in lockstep. They’re waging war on vital safety net protections.

In 1996, Clinton’s Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) became law. Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) ended.

Time limit harshness replaced it. Five years and out became policy. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) mandates it. States get diminishing amounts of federal funding.

Fixed block grants provide it. They’re permitted to administer policy freely. They take full advantage during harder than ever hard times.

To qualify, recipients must work or train for jobs. Single mothers with small children are cheated. Millions are left on their own high and dry.

America is unprincipled. It’s shameless. It’s ruthless. Policy reflects neoliberal harshness. It’s hard right, soulless and uncaring.

It’s pro-war and pro-corporate. It’s anti-populist, anti-labor, anti-welfare, and anti-government of, by and for everyone equitably and fairly.

It supports the worst of imperial ruthlessness. Wealth, power, privilege and unchallenged global dominance alone matter. Let ‘em eat cake applies for all others.

Progressively things worsen. Policies reflect growing dystopian harshness. On September 19, The New York Times headlined “House Republicans Pass Deep Cuts in Food Stamps.”

Millions of dollars in vitally needed aid was slashed. Republicans voted to eliminate $40 billion over the next decade.

One provision requires adults between 18 and 50 without minor children to find work or be enrolled in job training. Otherwise benefits are denied.

A time limit is imposed. Three months and out was enacted. States can now extend benefits for recipients able to work or preparing to do so through training.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#987883 Sep 23, 2013
"Moran" Post # 2 - ROTFLAMO!!!
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Galt thinks Cruz is winning something! These people are a total trip! I hope they run that dolt for President.
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a poll taken over the weekend about the looming debt-ceiling crisis and government shutdown, most Americans said that they were totally excited about the new iPhone 5s.
When asked about the prospect of a debt-ceiling logjam leading to a downgrade of the U.S. economy, seventy-two per cent of those surveyed said that the new iPhone looks like the most awesome iPhone yet.
Questioned about the disastrous impact of the U.S. government defaulting on the nation’s debt, sixty-five per cent agreed with the statement,“I can’t believe I waited on line all Friday for the 5s and they told me they’re sold out until October.”
On the topic of whether the debt-ceiling crisis could plunge the world economy into the most apocalyptic catastrophe since the financial meltdown of 2008, Americans were deeply divided over which color iPhone they would choose, but agreed that all of them looked amazing.

Indianapolis, IN

#987884 Sep 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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garbage in, garbage out...
so you won't cite it?

can't figure out why you guys can't cite anything. well, other than the fact that right wing nutjob sites never cite anything, i don't get it.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#987885 Sep 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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"Sofa king stupid" sounds like something from the fifties that Dumbass Dave hears every day at the fire company bar.
I was wondering where he come up with that. What the hell does that even mean?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#987886 Sep 23, 2013
"Moran" Post # 3 - ROTFLAMO!!!
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Jamaica, NY

#987887 Sep 23, 2013
Adam 36 wrote:
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Would you prefer they keep getting Food stamps, Section 8 housing and Medicaid instead of a real job?
Lily calls all those handouts "Supplemental" for life.

Indianapolis, IN

#987888 Sep 23, 2013
tell_it_like_it_is wrote:
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Which way is the wind blowing?
I have some tonic in a bottle...that will cure everything.....
see!? there ya go trying to sell snake oil. the Ted Cruz school of business? with honors?

El Paso, TX

#987889 Sep 23, 2013
Ted Cruz symbolizes ‘Stand Your Ground, Don’t Back Down’ right is Might the ball is in Reid’s court whether the Government Shutdown!!
tell_it_like_it_ is

United States

#987890 Sep 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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no, the fact that now no one will have to go without healthcare belongs to Obama.
until the GOP sees that it's working like Obama said it would, and then it will belong to Bush.
Wait a minute...
how did the 'vision' of how obamacare will work come to you?
Did you see the future in a roll of your deer antlers bones or in the sweat filled tee pee?

Indianapolis, IN

#987891 Sep 23, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>No Surprize wins again ... You lose sonicmoron so much...
obamacare adds to the debt - it increases the debt.(according to the CBO 2013)
It's the culture...
you're lying.

New York, NY

#987892 Sep 23, 2013
I wonder if the people of Libya are thanking Obama And African Americans for what they have done to Libya and the Libyan People all for Obama Welcome to the New Libya, a Country ‘Liberated’ by NATO: No Oil Revenues, No Security, No Water, No Electricity…Welcome to the new Libya, a country ‘liberated’ by NATO which now finds itself without the oil revenues which could make it rich, with no security, no stability and assassinations and corruption at unprecendented levels.

Last Friday, the Economist magazine published a report about the implosion of Libya. My attention was caught by the pictures that illustrated the piece – particularly one of some graffitti on the wall of a sea front cafe in the capital Tripoli.‘The only way to Heaven is the way to the airport’ it read.

The joke is indicative of the troubled state of Libya nowadays following ‘liberation’ by NATO warplanes in the sky and the revolution on the ground which toppled the dictatorial regime of Muammar al-Ghadaffi.

Recently I have met many peope who are visiting London from Libya and they tell stories of life there which are hard to believe.

The capital Tripoli had no water or electricity for a whole week.

The armed militia dominate and rule the streets in the absence of a workable government, a national security establishment and basic municipal services.

Onoud Zanoussi, the 18 year-old daughter of Abdullah Zanoussi, the former chief of Ghadaffi’s security establishment, was kidnapped on her release from prison following seven months behind bars accused of entering her country illegally. She was abducted in front of the prison gates and the abductor was one of the guards!

Two years ago, the British and French business community sharpened their teeth and rubbed their hands with glee in anticipation of their share of Libyan reconstruction. Now there isn’t a single foreign businessman in Tripoli, all of them ran for their lives after the assasssination of the American Ambassador and attacks on several foreign Embassies and Consulates.Oil was the main objective and the real reason for the NATO intervention; but oil producation has all but ceased due to a strike by security guards on the oil fields and export terminal. The ostensible reason for this strike is the demand for a pay rise but there is another, equally powerful, motive – they are protesting the demands of various separatist movements who are calling for self-rule for oil-rich Barca (Cyrenaica) with its capital in Benghazi. Most of Libya’s oil reserves are situated here.

Rather than the local or national government, a militia is in control of most of the oil fields and the export terminal; it has started to sell huge amounts of oil on the black market and is trying to expand these activities leading Ali Zidan, the Prime Minister, to threaten to bomb any unauthorized oil tanker going anywhere near these sites.

Obama Robs the Poor and Gives to the Wealthy

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#987893 Sep 23, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>The cons today aren't interested in finding common ground.
After all, McConnell said:
"The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president." as well as saying
"And we need to treat this election as the first step in retaking the government."
So you need to get your facts straight.
Any president who demonizes anyone and everyone who doesn't share his personal vision to fundamentally transform this country deserves to be a one-term president. Before it's all over, you're going to wish he had been a one-term president too.

Hope you still have your health insurance or know how to get on the government exchanges after next week if you don't.

Obamacare is here. It's no longer a pie-in-the-sky liberal utopian abstract.

The latest CBO report said Obamacare will bankrupt the country. But that's good news for you guys.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#987894 Sep 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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not according to the CBO projection i just posted to smack down floriduh.
bamaCare On Path To Escalating Costs
Investor's Business DailyInvestor's Business Daily – Thu, Sep 12, 2013 6:43 PM EDT
When Trader Joe's announced it was dropping health benefits for part-time workers, it reassured them that they'd be no worse off as a result.

"We believe that with the $500 from Trader Joe's and the tax credits available under the (Affordable Care Act), many of you should be able to obtain health care coverage at very little if any net cost to you," noted CEO Dan Bane in a memo to employees revealed this week.

In other words, Trader Joe's — like some other companies — has decided to shift its health care costs onto federal taxpayers via the subsidized ObamaCare insurance exchanges.

The specialty grocer's move adds further evidence that ObamaCare will cost far more than the $1.4 trillion currently forecast, as businesses and governments find ways to transfer their employee health costs onto the federal government, and as millions of other workers find they can get a better deal in the taxpayer-subsidized exchanges.

A Moving Target

Earlier this year, the Congressional Budget Office predicted that 7 million workers will lose their employer-based coverage as a result of ObamaCare, forcing them into the exchanges. That was nearly double the CBO's previous forecast.

But recent evidence suggests the CBO's projection is still far too low. That would mean its cost forecasts also are far too low.

A survey by the National Business Group on Health found that 30% of large companies are considering dumping workers into ObamaCare exchanges after next year. Other surveys have found similar results.

Employers are also looking to drop early retiree coverage and spousal benefits to save costs. More than 60% said they're considering this for retirees so they can "take advantage of the law," an Aon Hewitt survey found.

Local governments, too, have been eyeing ObamaCare as a way to reduce their bloated pension costs. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled plans in May to push 30,000 city retirees into the ObamaCare exchanges, saving the city $108 million a year.

Others are likely to follow suit, since doing so "offers a very high-quality, potentially very affordable way to get people into health care without the burden falling back onto the city and town," Neil Bomberg of the National League of Cities told the New York Times.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#987895 Sep 23, 2013
Adam 36 wrote:
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Are you dumb or just playing dumb?
Official: We knew Benghazi was a terrorist attack "from the get-go"
From a guy not even there. At the time, no one knew who was behind the attack or how it started.

New York, NY

#987896 Sep 23, 2013
The Liberal controlled music industry destroys free thoughts Why does the Music Industry keep “Underground Hip-Hop Music” Underground?Music is everybody’s possession . It’s only publishers who think that people own it. John Lennon

The Corporate Music industry has had a monopoly on what youths from all around the world listen to.

They have been controlling the thoughts and beliefs of our youths and even adults through their control of the music industry. The Music industry is a multi-billion dollar business. There are now “Big Three” record labels since 2012 that include Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group that dominate the market. They control the artist and set what percentage of the sales receipts they keep as profits. They also keep the competition between the major record labels at a minimum since they are already a monopoly.

There are many underground hip-hop artists that the political and corporate elite don’t want the public to know about. They control what kind of music is produced and sold to the public. In an interview with Jay Woodson, organizer of National Hip Hop Political Convention (NHHPC) in Philadelphia with online news source The Final Call:

Indianapolis, IN

#987897 Sep 23, 2013
tell_it_like_it_is wrote:
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Sounds like you need to put down the tennis racket and torch the adjoining village!
Get on yer mule and ride!
you mean take off the headphones?

how many of you whiners are making $50 an hour while you insult liberals?

i've been torching the right wing village all morning. not just this one. i'm having a blast on the FOX Nation site with the whole Ted Cruz Fox debacle. the excuses those freaks are using are priceless. though it seems i must now fear for my life. those folks think they're serious business.

El Paso, TX

#987898 Sep 23, 2013
We’ve heard the Liberal spin/Hype about Obamacare, you know those clichés reduce cost, keep your doctor etc. Obamacare Will Increase Health Spending By $7,450 for a Typical Family of Four, NY Times probes, finds new law may actually limit choices after all even if Obamacare is fully implemented 30 million Americans will still be without Health Coverage!! Defund!!

New York, NY

#987899 Sep 23, 2013
African American think J Z controls but he is controlled by Lyor Cohen and the rest FINAL CALL (FC): A recent study of rap songs and music videos on BET and MTV found that several major corporations advertise their products or services during programs that often expose explicit lyrics and images to children. I remember the time when the music industry and society held that rap and hip-hop music was just a fad that would pass. What’s happening now that “everyone” seems to be on board?

JAY WOODSON (JW): What our options are in this political economy are options for profit, which benefits large corporations. This includes the entertainment industry. They give a very narrow message and image of what Black life is. It’s materialistic, about death, it’s about violence, and it’s about misogyny and any diverse or alternative messages and images of that, they don’t seem to support because they don’t find it profitable to have diverse aesthetics within the entertainment industry for people to purchase and to view on television. A lot of time when it comes down to critiquing BET and Viacom, we really need to look at the policy of communications. Like, we understand that the airways are owned by people, who give licenses through the Federal Communication Commission. With legislation that was passed in the mid-90s under Bill Clinton, Congress narrowed the plan for people to tap into the media. A lot of larger media bought up media in smaller markets and it narrowed the choices for smaller media or even public access to have cable programming or even local radio stations. So you have these large corporations such as Clear Channel giving such small packages of 20 songs that are played over and over again.

Lauryn Hill is a Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, rapper and a former member of the Fugees explains how the music industry operates in a letter she wrote on Tumblr to the public about the music business and her tax evasion case where a judge sentenced her to 3 months in prison earlier this year:

For the past several years, I have remained what others would consider underground. I did this in order to build a community of people, like-minded in their desire for freedom and the right to pursue their goals and lives without being manipulated and controlled by a media protected military industrial complex with a completely different agenda. Having put the lives and needs of other people before my own for multiple years, and having made hundreds of millions of dollars for certain institutions, under complex and sometimes severe circumstances, I began to require growth and more equitable treatment, but was met with resistance. I entered into my craft full of optimism (which I still possess), but immediately saw the suppressive force with which the system attempts to maintain it’s control over a given paradigm. I’ve seen people promote addiction, use sabotage, black listing, media bullying and any other coercion technique they could, to prevent artists from knowing their true value, or exercising their full power. These devices of control, no matter how well intentioned (or not), can have a devastating outcome on the lives of people, especially creative types who must grow and exist within a certain environment and according to a certain pace, in order to live and create optimally.

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