Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1617598 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 13

Location hidden

#1000333 Oct 10, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama is caving as agreed to it while Reid still against.
Teabagger patrinuts come crawling to Obama, pleading for more time to beat their chests before caving! This is a riot!

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1000334 Oct 10, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
"Note that the right wing loons are all well off topic today in favor of throwing insults. " - realtime.
It's too easy to point out the hypocrisy of poster 'Realtime'.

Maybe he really does skip over posts from names he recognizes as allies? I mean, he can't possibly be that ignorant...can he?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1000335 Oct 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Vets march against tyranny
http://vetmarch.com/
"In a mean-spirited fit of selfish anger, Barack Obama has shut down our nation’s war memorials. And he has declared open war on our honored veterans!
The World War II memorial … the Vietnam Veterans Memorial … the Korean War Veterans Memorial – Obama has shut them all down to force his will on the House of Representatives and frankly, to get revenge on the American people who oppose Obamacare and his other naked power grabs.
Let’s put it plainly: Barack Obama is behaving like a vicious tyrant. And if he succeeds in this assault on the democratic system, the Republic we love is at mortal risk. It’s just that simple."

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1000336 Oct 10, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
that's right! Homer has a man crush on Obama.
Obviously.
Laney F

Jamaica, NY

#1000337 Oct 10, 2013
Examples of what the US would be like if everyone was liberal

America's credit rating would get so low that it would force President Dennis Kucinich to petition the UN for donations to pay for Social Security, Medicare, and his newly implemented 350 weeks of unemployment plan.

There wouldn't be a Pledge of Allegiance said in schools, no one would sing the Star Spangled Banner before any sporting event, and no one would celebrate the 4th of July.

Gas would cost $9 a gallon. Liberals would consider this a plus because it would cause more people to get tax credits to buy government subsidized $40,000 electric cars.

Seven year olds would be able to vote. Free candy and endorsements from cartoon characters would become a staple of campaigning.

The corporate tax rate would be 15 percent higher, most American workers would be unionized and tax rates would soar. As a result, our economy would be stagnant and our unemployment rate would permanently be in the 10-20% range.

Prison sentences would be short, crime would be rampant, and the police would be so undermanned and tied down with regulations that they wouldn't evenbother to lock people up for committing crimes like burglary which would be renamed "redistribution"

There would be price controls on electricity, gasoline, and most household goods. Of course, there would also be regular shortages of electricity, gasoline, and most household goods.

Children would be taught to be androgynous, gender-confused weirdos in school rather than risk exposing them to "gender stereotypes."

Conservatism would be considered hate speech that could draw a massive fine or even jail time for repeat offenders.

The good news is that housing would be free. The bad news is that it would mostly be in ugly cement buildings with drug addicts, former homeless people, the severely mentally ill, and career criminals peppered all through the complex for the sake of "diversity."

Wearing a cross, mentioning the Bible, or advocating Christian beliefs anywhere outside of a church would be illegal because it might "offend people."

Meat, 32 ounce sodas, and trans fats would be illegal. Crack, meth, and heroin would be legal.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Fayetteville, NC

#1000338 Oct 10, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Typical liberal. Their true colors exposed thanks to anonymity.
Hey fay ray

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Laney F

Jamaica, NY

#1000339 Oct 10, 2013
Examples of what the US would be like if everyone was liberal

America's military would be so weak we'd have to rely on Mexico and Canada to defend us from potential threats.

The Israelis would be driven into the sea, Taiwan would be swallowed by China, and Russia would begin to gobble up the countries that broke free after the Soviet Union fell.

Not only would partial birth abortions be legal, but a mother would be allowed to kill her child for three months after he’s born without penalty.

Stopping sex offenders from teaching school or adopting children would be considered discriminatory.

The government would control health care top-to-bottom. It would take six months to get an operation, which would be considered a feature, not a bug because a lot of old people would die in the interim and save the government money.

Only government employees would be able to legally own guns.

Income inequality would be nearly eradicated after all the rich Americans and big corporations fled the country rather than pay confiscatory tax rates.

Wal-Mart would only be allowed to hire union employees and completely coincidentally, their prices would double.

We'd have open borders and so many illegal aliens in the southern United States that California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas would end up being ceded back to Mexico.

There would be a free, in-house abortion clinic in every junior high in America.

President Kucinich's new idea to help deal with the soaring jobless rate? Paying workers the new minimum wage,$80,000 a year, to dig holes and fill them back up.

The federal government would spend 134 billion dollars replacing the current Presidents on Mount Rushmore with Gloria Steinem, Harvey Milk, Cesar Chavez, Margaret Sanger and Obama's closest friend, Bill Ayers who would be known as a great patriot.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1000340 Oct 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Boehner is offering a "clean" extension of the debt ceiling.
Will Obama agree?
I hope not. If this is the only way to get the government to spend less money, then do anything to keep it operating at 87 percent.
There is no government shut down.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1000341 Oct 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
They had 3-1/2 years and millions of taxpayer money to get this thing off the ground and up and running like a Swiss watch.
This should be a wake up call of what's to come. And a bucket of ice water dumped on anyone's head who still doesn't get it.
Nothing ever gets off the ground and starts running like a Swiss watch without actual live testing first. It will all be fine. You Republicans need to just sit back and watch. If Obamacare is a failure, you can say, "told you so" and if it is a success, you can do what Republicans always do when they lose a fight...whine, cry and pass the blame.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1000342 Oct 10, 2013
Homer wrote:
Opinion polls indicate that Republicans appear to be getting more of the blame for the standoff. The Republican Party's approval rating now stands at a record low of 28 percent, according to Gallup, down 10 points from pre-shutdown levels. The Democratic Party's approval rating has dipped slightly to 43 percent.
While Homer's approval rating remains at 66%
HMMM,

You may want to check out this page of polling data

Quinnipiac - 32% Dem Approval
CBS News - 31%
FNS - 33%
Harris Poll -21%

http://www.pollingreport.com/cong_dem.htm

Neither side is winning in this shut down.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1000343 Oct 10, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
Committee to Protect Journalists Issues Scathing Report on Obama Administration
cont...

Among the most shameful aspects of the Obama record:

Six government employees, plus two contractors including Edward Snowden, have been subjects of felony criminal prosecutions since 2009 under the 1917 Espionage Act, accused of leaking classified information to the press—compared with a total of three such prosecutions in all previous U.S. administrations.

Still more criminal investigations into leaks are under way. Reporters' phone logs and e-mails were secretly subpoenaed and seized by the Justice Department in two of the investigations, and a Fox News reporter was accused in an affidavit for one of those subpoenas of being 'an aider, abettor and/or conspirator' of an indicted leak defendant, exposing him to possible prosecution for doing his job as a journalist.

In another leak case, a New York Times reporter has been ordered to testify against a defendant or go to jail."
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1000344 Oct 10, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You're a complete idiot for being duped by Obama.
Obama is a complete fraud.
Obama is a communist, and was indoctrinated in Marxism and hatred of the United States his entire life.
Today, Obama is a muslim.
Any enemy of the United States is a friend to Obama.
Obama was a college dropout at Occidental.
Obama never attended classes at Columbia.
Obama was admitted to Harvard after being a college dropout at Occidental through high level contacts in the Communist Party USA.
There is someone who worked to attend Harvard and was denied so the Communist Party USA could arrange for Obama to get another fraudulent line in his fraudulent resume.
Obama's biological father is Frank Marshal Davis.
Obama has never read the Constitution in his entire life.
Obama is just a cardboard cutout of a commercial to make it appear as if someone's actually president. The communist Vallerie Jarrett is the real president.
... should I go on?
Absolutely go on, by all means, have at it hoss.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1000345 Oct 10, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
that's right! Homer has a man crush on Obama.
I actually haven't heard him speak since the 2nd presidential debate. I think I have read a few words here and there from him. My focus is on the Republicans/Tea Baggers, in case you hadn't noticed.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1000346 Oct 10, 2013
Boehner’s New Offer Promises That Pointless Standoff Will Go On For Weeks

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1000347 Oct 10, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
Teabagger patrinuts come crawling to Obama, pleading for more time to beat their chests before caving! This is a riot!
Your Reps caving was Obama's begging.

Obama initiated the negotiations by inviting the Reps to the WH.

An extension of the debt ceiling til November is in my opinion the right choice.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1000348 Oct 10, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Absolutely go on, by all means, have at it hoss.
Homer agrees Obama is a complete fraud.
Homer agrees Obama is a communist, and was indoctrinated in Marxism and hatred of the United States his entire life.
Homer agrees today, Obama is a muslim.
Homer agrees any enemy of the United States is a friend to Obama.
Homer agrees Obama was a college dropout at Occidental.
Homer agrees Obama never attended classes at Columbia.
Homer agrees Obama was admitted to Harvard after being a college dropout at Occidental through high level contacts in the Communist Party USA.
Homer agrees there is someone who worked to attend Harvard and was denied so the Communist Party USA could arrange for Obama to get another fraudulent line in his fraudulent resume.
Homer agrees Obama's biological father is Frank Marshal Davis.
Homer agrees Obama has never read the Constitution in his entire life.
Homer agrees Obama is just a cardboard cutout of a commercial to make it appear as if someone's actually president. The communist Vallerie Jarrett is the real president.

But, even though Homer agrees with everything above, Homer still has lips glued to Obama's ass. Everything above pleases Homer.
Backfire

Hamden, CT

#1000349 Oct 10, 2013
Democrats in action!

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption, after a series of scandals destroyed his political career and helped steer a crisis-laden city even deeper into trouble.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1000350 Oct 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Boehner’s New Offer Promises That Pointless Standoff Will Go On For Weeks
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Good. If that's the only way to get the government to spend less money, then keep it running at 87 percent. Any sane budget would have cut that much out of government spending, anyway.
We don't need any more than the 87 percent of the government that is currently operating in what the Democrats are ludicrously calling a government "shut down".

If you're too incompetent to generate a budget, this is the only answer.

Put some more bills on Harry Reid's desk so he can obstruct the government. We spend less money that way.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1000351 Oct 10, 2013
House Republicans have refused to vote on a bill to reopen the federal government, with no strings attached. Instead, they want to reopen only parts of the government, while continuing to push for face-saving concessions from President Barack Obama.

The GOP's piecemeal approach would fund services for some of the shutdown's most visible victims, thus blunting some of the criticisms the party has received for its refusal to budge and pass a clean continuing resolution. They have proposed funding the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Institutes of Health and the national parks, for example.

But a new ad from the advocacy group VoteVets argues that such an approach is bad for veterans. It features Redge Ranyard, a 90-year-old World War II Navy veteran.

Responding to House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) comment that the GOP is locked in an "epic battle" over funding the government, Ranyard replies, "I was in six epic battles, fighting the Nazis. Congressmen, your shutdown is not an epic battle. It’s bad governance." (Watch the ad above.)

Ranyard receives pension checks from the VA, which will stop going out if the shutdown continues. But he told The Huffington Post that the GOP approach amid the government shutdown is flawed because veterans don't live in a vacuum, simply relying on services from the VA alone.

"They rely on nearly every department, from the Department of Education, to Housing and Urban Development, and so on, to help veterans out with what we, as a nation, owe them," he said. "This whole silliness about funding bits and pieces of the government is like sticking fingers in a dike.... It is important to me that you know that my interests are not limited to veterans. The homeless, hungry, in need of medical care, also are my concern."

Veterans are affected by the shutdown in ways that extend beyond the VA and war memorials, since they make up nearly 30 percent of the federal workforce. About 800,000 federal employees are currently being furloughed. They will receive back pay only if Congress authorizes it, and even then, their paychecks won't come until after the government reopens.

Last week, lawmakers rushed to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. after hearing that a group of Honor Flight veterans were unable to get to the memorial because of the shutdown. They took photos at the site, and Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) attempted to gain some political points by castigating a park ranger and blaming her for blocking the veterans from the site, which was closed because of Congress.

Ranyard, who has taken place in Honor Flight and visited the memorial, wasn't convinced by the display.

"They were dishonoring the memory of those who died in World War II," he said. "You don’t use the memories of fallen troops as a political prop. I found it utterly repugnant, and it is why I felt so compelled to be in this ad."

Veterans who spoke with The Huffington Post last week at the World War II Memorial agreed with Ranyard's call to reopen the entire federal government.

Ranyard also criticized Rep. Phil Gingrey's (R-Ga.) comment that the government shutdown was Republicans' "Braveheart" moment.

"What is this obsession with equating their efforts to keep the government closed with military and battle imagery? Anyway, as I recall, William Wallace fought to help his people, not keep them suffering," Ranyard said. "The government shutdown, and the GOP fight to keep it closed, hurts people. I think Republicans ought to pick up a history book, once in a while. It seems to me like they could stand to learn a few things, if they’re interested."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/10/vete...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1000352 Oct 10, 2013
Gov shut down...

don't have access to taxpayer cash...

to fund stuff like this:

Helping Siberia!!!!
$199,862
"Pacific Environment, a San-Francisco based non-
profit organization that “protects the living
environment of the Pacific Rim by promoting gra
ssroots activism, strengthening communities and
reforming international policies, has received a stimulus grant for an experimental applied science
project to assist indigenous Siberian communities in
engaging Russian policymakers in local civic and
environmental issues."

http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/8_3_10_St...

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