Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1443169 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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“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#998832 Oct 9, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Too bad most of it is pure bullshyt.
Ignert right wingers sure love those chain emails don't they???
predictable. Why don't you take a couple of those points and debunk them? Oh wait, that would take half a sober brain. Nevermind

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#998833 Oct 9, 2013
Obama is just about at the same place with his job approval as Bush was in October 2005.

How quickly the tides turn.

Indianapolis, IN

#998834 Oct 9, 2013
What Is an American Conservative?

Today’s conservatives are liberals—they favor an economy that wreaks “creative destruction,” especially on the mass of “non-winners,” increasingly controlled by a few powerful actors who secure special benefits for themselves and their heirs; a military that is constructed to be only loyal to the central authority in the capital, frequently moved about to avoid any rooted loyalty, and increasingly isolated from most fellow citizens; an increasingly utilitarian view of education aimed at creating individuals who will become able cogs in a globalized industrial system, largely without allegiance or loyalty; proponents of an increasingly homogenized society whose allegiance is to a set of ideas, especially a “more perfect union,” which Francis Bellamy expressed, was inspired by the example of the French Revolution.

One reaction to my previous article, denouncing an economic system creating a two-class society, suspected me of not being conservative at all, even of harboring Marxist inclinations. This constitutes a logical error—just because Marx was a critic of crony capitalism, that does not make all critics of crony capitalism Marxist. To such criticisms, I can only reply—if what you seek to conserve is liberalism, then you’re right, I’m no conservative. And by today’s definition, who, except a few discredited neo-conservatives (a.k.a., paleo-liberals) trying to reignite the good old days of the Cold War, would want to be so defined?

If conservatism is broken today, we need only blame liberalism. There is only one party in America—your choice is liberalism with deliberate speed, or liberalism in a hurry. What is needed is a new, doubtless very different, American conservatism.

Indianapolis, IN

#998835 Oct 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
‘The goal is to wake up the sleeping giant, the people of America’
...Nothing like thousands of semis to wake up a sleeping giant.
More Hell Coming to DC as Misinformed Right Wing Truckers Prepare to Invade

But make no mistake, the real political barrage is aimed directly at our black president and it’s racist to the extreme. Obama is characterized as a “domestic enemy” who should be impeached for treason. The same old tired terminology of “socialism and tyranny” rises to the top of the “Ride for the Constitution” rhetoric, not to mention the ever-present appeal to patriotism. Repetition of those relentlessly repeated words as applied to the president is why this is a highly organized continuum of the anti-Obama propaganda campaign that comes directly from the very top of the Republican hierarchy.

I listened to an Internet online radio broadcast of Ms. Andrews/Hutton as long as my aging sensitivities would allow. The ongoing show about the trucker action sounds like a doofus right-wing version of “Wayne’s World.” and is aired on an intellectually preposterous online network (big Santilli supporters) with an oddball name and zero meaningful content.

No word yet on what the Department of Transportation and DC law enforcement plan to do with their soon-to-arrive “tourists.”


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#998836 Oct 9, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
WRONG AGAIN STUPID! People signing up for coverage on the exchanges will be paying their own damn premiums.
You're an idiot Galt!
A lot will be subsidized 100%. This crap will bankrupt this country.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#998837 Oct 9, 2013
Springheel wrote:
<quoted text>Wasn't thinking 1943 at all, actually, but I guess no one. I was also referring back to an earlier post I'd made.
You said it right, you weren't thinking at all.

You just come here to drop ridiculous charges and run off when they are challenged

Health Insurance in America grew dramatically during WWII, due to wage and price controls.

I believe 1943 was in that period. But you and the Cruzer are clueless about that, as you are about most American History. LOL

As soon as you learn how to do a basic internet search, you can educate yourself. Or did you come here to be educated??


""Employer-sponsored health insurance plans dramatically expanded as a direct result of wage controls imposed by the federal government during World War II. The labor market was tight because of the increased demand for goods and decreased supply of workers during the war. Federally imposed wage and price controls prohibited manufacturers and other employers from raising wages enough to attract workers. When the War Labor Board declared that fringe benefits, such as sick leave and health insurance, did not count as wages for the purpose of wage controls, employers responded with significantly increased offers of fringe benefits, especially health care coverage, to attract workers.""

""President Harry S. Truman proposed a system of public health insurance in his November 19, 1945, address. He envisioned a national system that would be open to all Americans, but would remain optional. Participants would pay monthly fees into the plan, which would cover the cost of any and all medical expenses that arose in a time of need. The government would pay for the cost of services rendered by any doctor who chose to join the program. In addition, the insurance plan would give a cash balance to the policy holder to replace wages lost due to illness or injury. The proposal was quite popular with the public, but it was fiercely opposed by the Chamber of Commerce, the American Hospital Association, and the AMA, which denounced it as “socialism.""


No, instead you will deny facts and ask others to 'prove' it to you, mostly because you know you're wrong.

Your claims of being a Democrat are just a lie, obvious to the most casual of observers. And a masters program for the destitute??

Shirley you jest.

Back to your 'I think Obama's a communist', that you ran away from like a frightened lemming. Please explain. Let's see just how ignorant you really are.

Scottsbluff, NE

#998838 Oct 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i posted in on purpose with full awareness of what i was posting.
the fact that you're now berating me for posting something that makes Obama look bad would lead one to wonder if you aren't an Obamabot.
Yeah, really?

Then why did you cry cite a source when I posted Obama approval at 37% from the article?

It is time for you to stop trying to justify this. What was petty nonsense on your part now has inflated into total idiocy on your part. A self-inflicted wound.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#998839 Oct 9, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
I see yeah hoo/usmsincenever made it back to Hawai'i in a matter of minutes last night. ROTFLMAO.
so "yeah" is really an east bay flunky. That explains why he can't post more than a few words at a time.

Indianapolis, IN

#998840 Oct 9, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
sonic wants us to believe its 100% against the Republicans. The important poll show a vast majority of Americans are not inconvenienced by the shutdown. We don't need big government.
but you will admit that that poll shows that republicans are taking most of the blame?

or if not, then why pay attention to any of it?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#998841 Oct 9, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>IN 1943??? who the hell had insurance?
Loyts of Americans did in 1943.

If you weren't so dumb, you'd know that.

This is as stupid as your statement that there is no such thing as preventative medicine.

Or your Christian Zionist bullshit.

You spew worthless foam from the mouth 24/7.

United States

#998842 Oct 9, 2013
How disgusting to hear Liberals/Democrats calling these Illegals’ Brave!! Every American should be offended and outrage that our Vets were denied while Illegals were given access to the National Mall that’s the Outrage!! These Cowards hiding behind our Constitution protecting their Rights isn’t Bravery!!

Indianapolis, IN

#998843 Oct 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Obama is just about at the same place with his job approval as Bush was in October 2005.
How quickly the tides turn.
President Bush will leave office as one of the most unpopular departing presidents in history, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll showing Mr. Bush's final approval rating at 22 percent.

Seventy-three percent say they disapprove of the way Mr. Bush has handled his job as president over the last eight years.

Mr. Bush's final approval rating is the lowest final rating for an outgoing president since Gallup began asking about presidential approval more than 70 years ago.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#998844 Oct 9, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text> you never started, did you? Now that's lame.
Hey Wilhelm (Grey Ghost)!

As Flack just pointed out, you forgot to use your VPN so instead of posting from Hawaii, it showed you posting from San Jose, CA, lame old libtard Socialist.

What's wrong, kids booted you out of Bumpass because they were tired of you mooching off them?


Here's your post:

Are you going to try and weasel out of this like you did when you were busted as Wilhelm from Germany when you screwed up then too?


It's obvious you libtards use several socks each. Lily does the same thing.

There's likely only three of you retards total and the rest are your socks.


Jamaica, NY

#998845 Oct 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Obama is just about at the same place with his job approval as Bush was in October 2005.
How quickly the tides turn.
And that is with many in the media still worshipping Obama. Although, that is changing.

Remarkably, Mediate has reported that, for "the first time in memory," yesterday's presidential press conference contained no questions from a television reporter. Seems press that there's an effort underway to "punish" those who aren't friendly enough toward the White House:

Perhaps coincidentally, the very same Jay Carney has been clashing with some TV reporters recently, and making unsubtle suggestions about their objectivity. A cynical person might think that the decision to skip all of the TV reporters was designed to avoid possible criticism that certain reporters were being snubbed.

Also perhaps coincidentally, the President himself has been outspoken about his displeasure with the media narrative that “both sides” are responsible for the current government shutdown and default crises.

Pretty amazing that this White House throws a snit fit about having to endure the kind of media skepticism that the GOP confronts on a routine basis, isn't it?

In the end, the hand-picked lapdog questions resulted in a media performance that was -- as Brit Hume described it to Hugh Hewitt -- "one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. It was just pathetic."

It's worth asking: Why is the President so afraid of the tough questions?

Scottsbluff, NE

#998846 Oct 9, 2013
23 Democrats voted with Republicans today to begin reopening government.

Rep Stockman


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#998847 Oct 9, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
<quoted text>
What is the point of having a debt ceiling if you keep increasing the limit?
Oh hell don't ask him that. He will say we should get rid of the debt ceiling instead of staying under it. That's all those fools in D.C. need is an open end credit line.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#998848 Oct 9, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
ouch. That's gonna leave a mark.
Who cares what Obama's rating is, he isn't ever going to run for anything again.
On the other hand, your teabaggers and their friends are going to be held accountable by the thousands of lives they have affected. Most of America isn't as gullible as you.
The good news is that morons like you are going to help rid America of teabagger vermin.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#998849 Oct 9, 2013
Mental case is back again. Must have been fired from the last job too.
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Loyts of Americans did in 1943.
If you weren't so dumb, you'd know that.
This is as stupid as your statement that there is no such thing as preventative medicine.
Or your Christian Zionist bullshit.
You spew worthless foam from the mouth 24/7.

Fayetteville, NC

#998850 Oct 9, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Great analogy, retard!! You should hire yourself out to the carnival. "Bobo the dog-faced sheboy" rides again...
Is every republican crazy?

The Nation: Yes!

That's why we voted for OBAMACARE!

Take Ted Cruz back to his mommy's vagggggggg!

Tell those non USA socialized medicine Dr.'s who delivered him, to shove him back up there!





we voted for OBAMACARE!

provided by Blue Cross. On sale now!

The majority has spoken loudly!

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#998851 Oct 9, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>QUOTE who="usasince1680" <quoted text>
I agree and am compelled to add that the problem with the poor today is
"handouts" - both public and private.
I grew up poor. My parents were too proud to accept any public assistance.
Sometimes we had nothing to eat but potatoes and oatmeal. We bought
day-old bread and picked left-over vegetables from the fields after
the harvest.
We made cardboard cutouts to fill the holes in our shoes. We brought out the
kettles when it rained through the roof and every year my Christmas gift was a
pair of warm pajamas that would have to last all year. No one gave us anything,
we did not ask for anything and we appreciated everything we had. And this
was the 50's - not during the recession.
I learned very early on that this was not the life for me and, because
my parents
were poor, it was (and is) extremely easy to get scholarships and
grants for college.
I did not marry until after college and waited until we were
financially secure before starting a family. Financial security was
and is very important to me.
Today's poor are provided with free food, new clothes, new shoes and
toys at Christmas. What incentive do they have to escape their
I guess my husband and I are considered "wealthy" and we happily share that
wealth but we never give to an organization that provides handouts to the poor
(other than homeless shelters). To do so, in my opinion, is to
encourage laziness
and dependency. People have got to stop feeling sorry for the poor!
*AND YET USAsincepoorsville starved but she had insurance. ROTFLMAO.
You fit the profile.

A very old person, collecting Social Security and Medicare, your socialism is ok. Cardboard in your shoes in th e1950's??

Did you just finish reading "The Grapes of Wrath"?? Wrong era.

But to hell with the rest of America.

You're a liar and a traitor. Move to your Zionist heaven.

I hear they have socialized medicine there!! LOL

Or is that why you won't move to Israel, because it is a socialist form of Government??

Either way, you're a loser.

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