Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1779924 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: May 11

Aspers, PA

#989210 Sep 25, 2013
richardIII wrote:
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For you, Chickenfeathers:
1. California
% of pop. on assistance: 3.30%
2007 spending:$3.28 billion
Total recipients (July 2008): 1,212,893
% Change in past 12 months: 10.4%
Unemployment (May 2009): 11.5%
2. Maine
% of pop. on assistance: 2.37%
2007 spending:$61.73 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 31,148
% Change in past 12 months: 5.3%
Unemployment (May 2009): 8.3%
3. Tennessee
% of pop. on assistance: 2.15%
2007 spending:$91.28 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 133,505
% Change in past 12 months: 5.7%
Unemployment (May 2009): 10.7%
4. Massachusetts
% of pop. on assistance: 2.09%
2007 spending:$295.29 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 136,033
% Change in past 12 months: 5.4%
Unemployment (May 2009): 8.2%
5. Vermont
% of pop. on assistance: 2.02%
2007 spending:$30.92 milliion
Total recipients (July 2008): 12,543
% Change in past 12 months: 7.3%
Unemployment (May 2009): 7.3%
6. District of Columbia
% of pop. on assistance: 1.99%
2007 spending:$18.67 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 11,806
% Change in past 12 months:-6.3%
Unemployment (May 2009): 10.7%
7. New York
% of pop. on assistance: 1.92%
2007 spending:$1.47 billion
Total recipients (July 2008): 373,305
% Change in past 12 months: 1.2%
Unemployment (May 2009): 8.2%
8. Minnesota
% of pop. on assistance: 1.88%
2007 spending:$106.29 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 98,028
% Change in past 12 months: 5.9%
Unemployment (May 2009): 8.2%
9. Washington
% of pop. on assistance: 1.86%
2007 spending:$265.88 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 121,864
% Change in past 12 months: 18.4%
Unemployment (May 2009): 9.4%
Tie-10. New Mexico
% of pop. on assistance: 1.83%
2007 spending:$58.87 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 36,322
% Change in past 12 months:+20%
Unemployment (May 2009): 6.5%
The ones that give more to the federal government in taxes than they get in return. From 1 to 10, they are:

New Jersey, Nevada, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Illinois, Delaware, California, New York, Colorado.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#989211 Sep 25, 2013
Michelle wrote:
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A staff member for the US Senate reportedly found a fully loaded 1967 Oldsmobile left in the water off a bridge near Chappaquiddick Island in 1969.
The fully loaded 1967 Oldsmobile belonged to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and when it was pulled from the water while he was not in it, his dead secretary was. A police report about the 1-car mishap said it was Teddy Kennedy's fault, of course, no one disputes that. And his actions that followed – not summoning emergency personnel who might have saved her life, the cover-up of the facts, not even reporting the accident until the following morning – likely would have landed a man without political connections in prison and prove that two standards of behavior exist: One for liberal Democrats and another for conservative Republicans. Along with sweeping changes in immigration law, soaring oratory, and strengthening the nation's social safety net, this reservoir of class resentment is also part of Kennedy's legacy. Liberals in the media pretend not to see this. Or rather, they blame those who feel aggrieved.
Poor Jane has got alzheimers, still thinks its 1967.

Jamaica, NY

#989212 Sep 25, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Why would anyone believe a liar like you?
We know there were riots in several cities about that video.
It is entirely feasible that the attack in Benghazi was spurred by this video. To assume Benghazi was immune from this video is ridiculous. It made perfect good sense to consider that possibility immediately following the attack.
There was no lie. Only a bunch of people who would use the deaths of 4 Ameicasns political fodder.
A strong case was made that the 10:00 PM phone call on September 11 last year between Hillary Clinton and President Obama may be the conversation that led to the bogus story of an anti-Muslim video setting off "demonstrations" in Benghazi that led to the deaths of Americans.

Fraud flows from the top down, not the mid-level up. Mid-level officials in the White House and the State Department do not call the shots -- they carry out orders. They also were not running for reelection in 2012 or positioning themselves for a campaign in 2016. The people doing that were, respectively, President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton.

Obama and Clinton had been the architects of American foreign policy. As Election Day 2012 loomed, each of them had a powerful motive to promote the impressions (a) that al-Qaeda had been decimated; (b) that the administration's deft handling of the Arab Spring -- by empowering Islamists -- had been a boon for democracy, regional stability, and American national security; and (c) that our real security problem was "Islamophobia" and the "violent extremism" it allegedly causes -- which was why Obama and Clinton had worked for years with Islamists, both overseas and at home, to promote international resolutions that would make it illegal to incite hostility to Islam, the First Amendment be damned.

All of that being the case, I am puzzled why so little attention has been paid to the Obama-Clinton phone call at 10 p.m. on the night of September 11.

Even in the conservative press, it has become received wisdom that President Obama was AWOL on the night of September 11, after first being informed by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in the late afternoon, that the State Department facility in Benghazi was under attack.

You hear it again and again: While Americans were under attack, the commander-in-chief checked out, leaving subordinates
to deal with the crisis while he got his beauty sleep in preparation for a fundraising campaign trip to Vegas.

That is not true ... and the truth, as we've come to expect with Obama, is almost surely WORSE.

There is good reason to believe that while Americans were still fighting for their lives in Benghazi, while NO military efforts were being made to rescue them, and while those desperately trying to rescue them were being told to stand down, the president was busy shaping the "blame the video" narrative to which his administration clung in the aftermath.

Jay Carney first revealed the existence of the phone call and the time in February. Hillary Clinton confirmed she spoke to Obama "later that evening."

What was said between the two?

We now know from the e-mails and TV clips that, by Sunday morning, the White House staff, State Department minions, and Susan Rice were all in agreement that the video fairy tale, peppered with indignant rebukes of Islamophobia, was the way to go.

How do you suppose they got that idea?

The theory makes sense. What's more, there may be a phone log of the conversation and what was discussed in the records of both principles.

That would be a fascinating document to discover.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#989213 Sep 25, 2013
Michelle wrote:
<quoted text>We can only thank God that the death of 4 Americans did not interfere with The One's campaigning in Vegas the next day. That would have been a real tragedy.
gfy Jane, we know it's you, same shyt, different name. You're not fooling anyone

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#989214 Sep 25, 2013
tell_it_like_it_IS wrote:
Obama exempts himself from Obamacare!
Dumass Liberals!
Sure he does, he is covered by a different plan. Only dumb Democrats and ill-informed 'Obama Money' voters think this guy is doing it for them... Whata Country....

Smithfield, NC

#989215 Sep 25, 2013

By NWV News Writer Jim Kouri
Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
September 17, 2013
© 2013

An "Inside the Beltway" group of public-interest attorneys stated this week that they are exploring a legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s rewriting of Obamacare, a/k/a the Affordable Care Act.

According to Judicial Watch, President Obama has unilaterally rewritten the law -- without congressional approval -- to delay the so-called “employer mandate,” which was scheduled to go in effect on Jan. 1, 2014, for at least a year. The employer mandate stipulates that companies with over 50 full-time employees must provide healthcare plans for their workers that comply with Obamacare standards.

If they do not, they will be forced to pay a penalty "tax" for each employee not receiving an Obama-approved healthcare plan. The temporary waiver allows companies to save millions of dollars.

However, Judicial Watch notes that the President did not rewrite the Affordable Care Act so that Americans would be eligible for a delay in the implementation of the “individual mandate,” which requires nearly all Americans to have Obama-approved health insurance by that same date or pay a tax penalty.

"Many Americans are caught in the middle. They are obligated to have Obama-approved health insurance, but their employers are not obligated to provide it, at least for another year. As a result, these Americans will be forced to purchase Obama-approved health insurance on an Obamacare-created health insurance exchange or pay the tax penalty. Either way, they’re out-of-pocket," stated officials at Judicial Watch.

In it's press statement on Monday, Judicial Watch noted: If you are going to have to purchase Obama-approved health insurance through an Obamacare-created health insurance exchange or pay a tax penalty because your employer, which would have been covered by the employer mandate, is dropping or does not provide health insurance, you may have a claim to challenge President Obama’s unilateral rewriting of the law.

"We obviously object to the employer mandate, the individual mandate, and the entire Obamacare law, but we understand that, under the U.S. Constitution, the law can only be changed by legislation passed by Congress and signed by the president. President Obama evidently wants to delay at least some of the ill effects of his health care scheme until after the 2014 congressional elections. But politics do not trump the Constitution or the rule of law," according to Judicial Watch.

If you believe your circumstances are fit Judicial Watch's criteria for legal action, and would be interested in being "a plaintiff in a challenge to Obama’s unconstitutional power grab," then contact Judicial Watch by using this special email address: obamacarechallenge@judicialwat

Meanwhile, the Treasury Department reported that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service -- an agency under the direction of Treasury Secretary -- would hire upwards of 10,000 more agents to enforce several provisions of the far-reaching health care program, according to a government report.

With the IRS set to take a significant role in the new health care law signed by President Barack Obama on national television, that part of the Obamacare plan continues to worry those who have little faith in government efficiency, especially when Americans' privacy issues are involved, according to the American Society for Effective Healthcare.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Madrid, Spain

#989216 Sep 25, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I have a thought. Why don't you read the news reports & maybe you won't be so uninformed.
I have a thought. Why don't you compare what you're being told with the real world and the definitions in the English language, then determine if:
A) What you're being indoctrinated with makes sense in the English language; and
B) If you're being lied to.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Madrid, Spain

#989217 Sep 25, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Here’s a list of the top 10 states that got the most back in terms of federal benefits,
Top Ten (Source: Tax Foundation):
1. New Mexico Indian reservations, military bases, federal research labs, farm subsidies, retirement programs
2. Mississippi Farm subsidies, military spending, nutrition and anti-poverty aid, retirement programs.
3. Alaska Per capita No 1 recipient of federal benefits; infrastructure projects, DOT and pork projects.
4. Louisiana Disaster relief, farm subsidies, anti-poverty and nutrition aid, military spending.
5. W. Virginia Farm subsidies, anti-poverty and nutrition aid.
6. N. Dakota Farm subsidies, energy subsidies, retirement and anti-poverty programs, Indian reservations.
7. Alabama Retirement programs, anti-poverty and nutrition aid, federal space/military spending, farm subsidies.
8. S. Dakota Retirement programs, nutrition aid, farm subsidies, military spending, Indian reservations.
9. Virginia Civil service pensions, military spending, veterans benefits, retirement, anti-poverty aid.
10. Kentucky Retirement programs, nutritional and anti-poverty aid, farm subsidies.
I couldn't help but notice you still can't find any evidence of those mythical subsidies to oil companies you've been indictrinated to believe in.

Cape Canaveral, FL

#989218 Sep 25, 2013
Grampy wrote:
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Rewrite? I haven't been on topix in over a week....
You got to admit; Obama was made to look the FOOL yesterday!
So, how many years did you waste searching for 'BURUNDANGA'?
You didn't read the entire story old man but just rewrote the headline.

I never heard of that drug until Flack reposted an obvious bogus email tale this morning.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#989219 Sep 25, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
You are dumb. While I have reservations the US sticking our nose in other nations internal squabbles I must say you are blind or stoopid. No terror in Iraq? Do you live in La La Land? sadamn murdered thousands of his citizens, mostly Kurds. When you have a leader, like sadamn, who murders women and children you are speaking of a terrorist{s}. He was no different than the muslim fanatics who bomb Christian churches, market places, what ever, in a word your kind of man.
Besides being a liar, a bigot, a racists, a hypocrite you are one sick little boy. president nobama almost looks like a man when compared to you. Almost, but not quite.
You do realize that Sadam murdered those people in the late 80's, right. So dragging up that as an excuse 15 years later is really lame.

The fact is that Al Qaeda was not in Iraq & Iraq had nothing to do with Al Qaeda. The Iraq war had nothing to do with terrorism.

Jamaica, NY

#989220 Sep 25, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Nice rewrite Gramp's too bad it's just bs.
So much for handshake diplomacy.

President Obama’s bid to mellow 30 years of hatred and hostility blew up in his face at the United Nations when Iran’s new leader, Hassan Rouhani, snubbed him three times — and wouldn’t even meet him for a much-anticipated grip and grin.

The salvo of diplomatic insults began when Rouhani failed to join Iranian delegates at the General Assembly to hear Obama make an extended overture to Iran in his annual address.

Instead, Rouhani gleefully tweeted that he was “in a meeting with International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde.”

Then, when Obama hosted a luncheon of world leaders — during which insiders had hinted there might be a historic handshake — the president was left empty-handed after Rouhani, a supposed moderate, didn’t show.

He didn’t even respond to an RSVP, officials said.

Iranian state TV offered a limp excuse:“Iran President Hassan Rouhani has skipped a United Nations lunch banquet because alcohol was served.”

Less than two hours later, two senior administration officials revealed to reporters that Rouhani had refused to even meet for a handshake with Obama.

The president had left himself wide open for a snub in his address to the General Assembly when he proposed direct talks with Tehran.
“The roadblocks may prove to be too great, but I firmly believe the diplomatic path must be tested,” he said.

The president also took the unusual step of admitting that the CIA orchestrated the 1953 coup that ousted Iran’s then-president, Mohammad Mosaddegh. And he expressed outrage over the deaths of “tens of thousands” of Iranians by poison gas during Tehran’s 1980s war against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.

The snubs heard ’round the world followed weeks of buildup from both sides about renewed openness to diplomacy for the first time since the Iranian revolution in 1979.

The White House said for days that no meeting was scheduled — but at the same time hinted that the two leaders could have a “hallway” summit and symbolic handshake that would mark a diplomatic breakthrough.

Rouhani helped fuel the anticipation in an NBC interview and op-ed piece in The Washington Post in which he suggested his election marked a shift away from antagonism to the West.

But after apparently feverish talks between the two sides, the hopes of even a casual Obama-Rouhani meeting collapsed.

“The Iranians got back to us,” one administration official said in a briefing.“It was clear that it was too complicated for them to do that at this time, given their own dynamic back home.”

During an interview with CNN Tuesday night, Rouhani said he simply did not have enough time to meet with Obama.

Yet Rouhani found time to tweet throughout the day about his meetings with the French and Austrian presidents and the Pakistani prime minister.

Obama later attended a health-care forum with former President Bill Clinton rather than listen to Rouhani make his international debut with a speech that had touches of his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s rhetoric.

Indianapolis, IN

#989221 Sep 25, 2013
Grampy wrote:
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"Nazi appeasers"?
Reminds us of President Bush's 2008 address to the Knesset warning them of what they should expect with Obama's dealings with Iran:
"Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: "Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided." We have an obligation to call this what it is – the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history."
Ted was talking about FOX.

Jamaica, NY

#989222 Sep 25, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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gfy Jane, we know it's you, same shyt, different name. You're not fooling anyone
It is "shyt" that Obama flew to Las Vegas to campaign early the very next morning after the Benghazi murders?

Indianapolis, IN

#989223 Sep 25, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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So, monopolizing the agenda of the Senate and not allowing any other business to be conducted by the Senate isn't a filibuster?
Can you clowns kindly share with us the dictionary you use. You obviously don't use words as they are defined in the English language.
doesn't matter what you 'think'.

CSPAN Reminds Viewers That Cruz's Overnight Speech Is Not A Filibuster (PHOTO)

Jamaica, NY

#989224 Sep 25, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
On the night of the Emmy awards, actor Michael Douglas used his win for his performance in Behind the Candelabra to speak out against the U.S. prison system.
His son Cameron is currently serving nine and a half years of hard time for a nonviolent drug conviction and is being punished because of his drug addiction. Cameron, who has struggled with drug abuse, got caught with a small amount of drugs for personal use while in prison and the judge in his case brought additional charges which resulted in adding on an additional four and a half years to his five-year sentence.
District Court Judge Richard Berman whacked Cameron with additional time for what is essentially Cameron's bad drug habit. Along with additional charges that resulted in more time, Cameron was also thrown into solitary confinement and many privileges were taken away, including phone calls and visits with his family.
Cameron appealed his new sentence as excessive and unjust. The Drug Policy Alliance agreed and convened a wide array of leading medical and substance abuse treatment authorities to support Cameron's appeal in a friends-of-the-court brief. But on April 15, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals denied his appeal that challenged his additional 54-month sentence for possessing drugs while imprisoned. The federal appeals court found that the federal trial court had not abused its discretion in sentencing Mr. Douglas to the increased prison time (see decision). The 34-year-old Douglas is now scheduled for release in 2018.
Who do you think has been f*cked in the a** more this year, Obama or Cameron? I think it is too close to call.

Indianapolis, IN

#989225 Sep 25, 2013
GOP Rep. Peter King: Ted Cruz Engaging In 'Governmental Terrorism'

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is no fan of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), as the outspoken congressman made clear in an interview published Wednesday in The New York Times.

“My sound bite is to say he’s a fraud,” King told the Times.“I start with that, and then I go on. It takes me two or three minutes to explain it.”

Minutes later, according to the Times, King had a damning characterization of Cruz's effort to block funding for the health care law, which has raised the risk of a government shutdown. Cruz continued his quixotic campaign to defund Obamacare with a marathon floor speech that began Tuesday afternoon and spilled into Wednesday.

“It is just a form of governmental terrorism," King said.

King was one of many House Republicans to lash out at Cruz over the defunding effort last week, telling the senator to "keep quiet." In May, King boycotted a GOP fundraiser that was headlined by Cruz because of the Texas senator's vote against a Hurricane Sandy relief bill earlier this year.

Republican Nazis.

Jamaica, NY

#989226 Sep 25, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Poor Jane has got alzheimers, still thinks its 1967.
Still think liberals are as much hypocrites now as they were in 1967 and it is all about "feeling good about themselves" even if it means blaming America and regardless of their ideas that don't work.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#989227 Sep 25, 2013
richardIII wrote:
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Horsecrap, how long will you continue to kiss Oblama's backside?
I guess you've missed the thousands of derogatory news articles about Ostupidacare.
I think I'll get a new quote for healthcare insurance under the new rules, should be enlightening.
Yet another dumbass uninformed uneducated right whiner. Who knew there were so many?

Indianapolis, IN

#989228 Sep 25, 2013
Michelle wrote:
<quoted text>Who do you think has been f*cked in the a** more this year, Obama or Cameron? I think it is too close to call.
what republicans are doing to Cruz gets my vote.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#989229 Sep 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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doesn't matter what you 'think'.
CSPAN Reminds Viewers That Cruz's Overnight Speech Is Not A Filibuster (PHOTO)
The loony Canadian has rambled on for hours about what he thinks is wrong with Obamacare but hasn't offered ONE suggestion for what to replace it with.

Its the culture.

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