Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1684129 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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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1013577 Oct 29, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text><SPAM & OPINION>
not spam, not opinion.

if she would've had a boil on her ass she would be bankrupt. these are things we all need to know.
Laney F

Jamaica, NY

#1013578 Oct 29, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Priorities!!!!
"The president didn't know the NSA was spying on world leaders, but he's found time for at least 146 rounds of golf."
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142...
The really amazing part of that is he found time for at least 146 rounds of golf while never stopping campaigning since inaugurated in 2009. How did he find time to sleep?(Oh yes, while our Ambassador was being raped and murdered in Benghazi, Obammy slept like a baby).

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1013579 Oct 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
the hypocrisy of 'the entire world' is not surprising. who wants to admit that they know what Obama is having for breakfast? or how many sheets of toilet paper he uses to wipe his ass? or that Michelle likes to be on top?
though the last is only of interest to the French, because it seems the Germans only want to know if there is a Rack in the WH dungeon.
O'bama is a failure, the entire world knows it. He so stupid he got caught, but he doesn't know anything. Well Sonic when did he know what he doesn't know? Chicago politics does not work at the National level. Your president has never been able to govern. The only entry on his resume, the entire world sees, is LIAR. He's not even good at that.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1013580 Oct 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
not spam, not opinion.
if she would've had a boil on her ass she would be bankrupt. these are things we all need to know.
<BULLSHlT>
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1013581 Oct 29, 2013
GOP's hypocrisy on Obamacare

Today, implementation has arrived, and if it's not a train wreck, then it's certainly close. The administration is still under fire because people cannot get the insurance they want through the exchanges. But while I will continue to point out the problems with implementation and fault the administration for mistakes they've made, how does one ignore the apparent hypocrisy from many politicians who are now "outraged" about the very problems they've helped to create.

Republicans refused to appropriate money needed to implement Obamacare. When Sebelius tried to shift money from other areas to help do what needed to be done, she was attacked by Senate Republicans. At every step, Republicans fought measures to get money to put towards implementation.

Is it really a surprise then that implementation hasn't gone smoothly?

Federal legislators aren't the only ones to blame. Let's remember that original versions of the bill called for one big national exchange. This would have been much easier to implement. But conservatives declared that insurance should be left to the states and kept out of the hands of the federal government. So as a compromise (yes, those did occur), exchanges were made state-based instead of national.

As a precaution, the law stipulated that if states failed to do their duty and enact exchanges, the federal government would step in and pick up the slack. This was to prevent obstructionism from killing the law. Surprisingly, it was many of the same conservative states that demanded local control that refused to implement state-based exchanges, leaving the federal government to do it for them.

That made implementation much harder.

There have been books, webinars and meetings explaining how to sabotage the implementation of Obamacare. There have been campaigns trying to persuade young adults not to use the exchanges. It is, therefore, somewhat ironic that many of the same people who have been part of all of this obstructionism seem so "upset" by the fact that people can't easily use the exchanges.

For goodness sake, the government was shut down just a few weeks ago because some of the same people who are now bemoaning poorly functioning websites were determined to see that not one dime went to Obamacare.

Lest you think I'm defending this month's rollout, I encourage you to review my last article here. I still maintain that the administration has had a failure in management in overseeing and reporting on progress towards October 1. But I'm also sympathetic that they've had a hard job to do. I would like to see this go better. I'd like to see millions more get insurance. I'd like to see the law of the land function as well as it can, and if it doesn't, I'd like to see Congress continue to amend it to make it work better. I'd like a better health care system.

What I cannot ignore, however, are the many people who actively worked to see implementation fail now get the vapors over its poor start. The truth is, they got what they wanted. A victory lap is somewhat warranted, not concern-trolling.

If, on the other hand, their concern is real, then I'm sure the administration would welcome their help in making things right.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/28/opinion/carroll...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1013582 Oct 29, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>O'bama is a failure, the entire world knows it. He so stupid he got caught, but he doesn't know anything. Well Sonic when did he know what he doesn't know? Chicago politics does not work at the National level. Your president has never been able to govern. The only entry on his resume, the entire world sees, is LIAR. He's not even good at that.
Obama bin Lyin

it's the culture...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1013583 Oct 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
During the 2004 presidential campaign, John Kerry was widely ridiculed when, in discussing Iraq and Afghanistan war funding, he declared,“I actually did vote for [it] before I voted against it.”
Well, now 50 House Republicans can say the same thing about their votes on the National Security Agency’s (NSA) terrorist surveillance program.
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-07-29...
Your president who claimed he would restore America’s reputation in the world is completely destroying it. Who is in charge of the United States sonic?
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1013584 Oct 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
During the 2004 presidential campaign, John Kerry was widely ridiculed when, in discussing Iraq and Afghanistan war funding, he declared,“I actually did vote for [it] before I voted against it.”
Well, now 50 House Republicans can say the same thing about their votes on the National Security Agency’s (NSA) terrorist surveillance program.
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-07-29...
I erred, it's John kerry/Heinz.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1013585 Oct 29, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>O'bama is a failure, the entire world knows it. He so stupid he got caught, but he doesn't know anything. Well Sonic when did he know what he doesn't know? Chicago politics does not work at the National level. Your president has never been able to govern. The only entry on his resume, the entire world sees, is LIAR. He's not even good at that.
the difference between the 2 of us....i'm not going to start guessing while stating that guessing is fact.

so when i know the facts i'll get back to you, and until you know them you should give it a rest.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1013586 Oct 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
GOP's hypocrisy on Obamacare
Today, implementation has arrived, and if it's not a train wreck, then it's certainly close. The administration is still under fire because people cannot get the insurance they want through the exchanges. But while I will continue to point out the problems with implementation and fault the administration for mistakes they've made, how does one ignore the apparent hypocrisy from many politicians who are now "outraged" about the very problems they've helped to create.
Republicans refused to appropriate money needed to implement Obamacare. When Sebelius tried to shift money from other areas to help do what needed to be done, she was attacked by Senate Republicans. At every step, Republicans fought measures to get money to put towards implementation.
Is it really a surprise then that implementation hasn't gone smoothly?
Federal legislators aren't the only ones to blame. Let's remember that original versions of the bill called for one big national exchange. This would have been much easier to implement. But conservatives declared that insurance should be left to the states and kept out of the hands of the federal government. So as a compromise (yes, those did occur), exchanges were made state-based instead of national.
As a precaution, the law stipulated that if states failed to do their duty and enact exchanges, the federal government would step in and pick up the slack. This was to prevent obstructionism from killing the law. Surprisingly, it was many of the same conservative states that demanded local control that refused to implement state-based exchanges, leaving the federal government to do it for them.
That made implementation much harder.
There have been books, webinars and meetings explaining how to sabotage the implementation of Obamacare. There have been campaigns trying to persuade young adults not to use the exchanges. It is, therefore, somewhat ironic that many of the same people who have been part of all of this obstructionism seem so "upset" by the fact that people can't easily use the exchanges.
For goodness sake, the government was shut down just a few weeks ago because some of the same people who are now bemoaning poorly functioning websites were determined to see that not one dime went to Obamacare.
Lest you think I'm defending this month's rollout, I encourage you to review my last article here. I still maintain that the administration has had a failure in management in overseeing and reporting on progress towards October 1. But I'm also sympathetic that they've had a hard job to do. I would like to see this go better. I'd like to see millions more get insurance. I'd like to see the law of the land function as well as it can, and if it doesn't, I'd like to see Congress continue to amend it to make it work better. I'd like a better health care system.
What I cannot ignore, however, are the many people who actively worked to see implementation fail now get the vapors over its poor start. The truth is, they got what they wanted. A victory lap is somewhat warranted, not concern-trolling.
If, on the other hand, their concern is real, then I'm sure the administration would welcome their help in making things right.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/28/opinion/carroll...
<SPAM and OPINION>
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1013587 Oct 29, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text><BULLSHlT>
bullshit calls bullshit.

extremely not intellectually impressive.

if citing a source was a TOS of Topix i'd never get to read any of your posts.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1013588 Oct 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
That 14-year-old needed the seat of his pants warmed up a long time ago.
But the PC police won't hear of it.
Children learning right from wrong is a no-no. Might hurt their feelings or make their parents mad. These parents need their seats warmed up too but it's too late for them, not their child.
The one thing Hillary and I do agree on - it does take a village. But not a village of idiots.
And how do you know he wasn't subject to corporal punishment Carol? I'd be willing to bet that he was. Corporal punishment doesn't teach right from wrong, it teaches that violence is an acceptable way of dealing with problems.
There's been numerous studies that have shown that children who've been exposed to corporal punishment become violent themselves as adolescents and adults. This from the American Psychoanalytic Association;
Physical punishment is a serious public health problem in the United States, and it profoundly affects the mental health of children and the society in which we live. Studies show that approximately 65% of adults in the United States approve of physical punishment and about 50% of families use physical punishment to discipline children. Yet, research shows that physical punishment is associated with increases in delinquency, antisocial behavior, and aggression in children, and decreases in the quality of the parent-child relationship, children's mental health, and children's capacity to internalize socially acceptable behavior. Adults who have been subjected to physical punishment as children are more likely to abuse their own child or spouse and to manifest criminal behavior (Gershoff 2008).
Spanking is a euphemism for hitting. One is not permitted to hit one's spouse or a stranger; such actions are defined as the crime of assault. Nor should one be permitted to hit a small and more vulnerable child. Hitting a child elicits precisely the feelings one does not want to generate in a child: distress, anger, fear, shame, and disgust. Studies show that children who are hit identify with the aggressor and are more likely to become hitters themselves, that is, bullies and future abusers of their own children and partners. They tend to learn to use violent behavior as a way to deal with stress and interpersonal disputes
Thank goodness you're no longer in the classroom Carol (if you ever were) no child should be entrusted to anyone as ignorant as you.
WOW

New York, NY

#1013589 Oct 29, 2013
The White House knew all along: Most Americans with individual health insurance plans WILL get cancellation notices under Obamacare
Despite President Obama's frequent promise that 'if you like your health care plan, you can keep it,' millions won't have that choice because of his administration's rules. mmmmm mmmmmmm MMMMMMMM MENDACITY LIES HYPOCRACY CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF lololololololhahahahahahahahah aha
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1013590 Oct 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
and that would be a concern of the Brits.'How long, how wide, what color is it?'
well that was giant step too far. can i retract my original post?
The old one used to do just fine, but then that Reggie Love guy came along....
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1013591 Oct 29, 2013
Laney F wrote:
<quoted text>The really amazing part of that is he found time for at least 146 rounds of golf while never stopping campaigning since inaugurated in 2009. How did he find time to sleep?(Oh yes, while our Ambassador was being raped and murdered in Benghazi, Obammy slept like a baby).
Bush spent 1/3 of his time in office cutting brush.

and he thinks Obama doesn't play enough golf.

no doubt.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1013592 Oct 29, 2013
NBC cited an estimate “buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010&#8243; that said 40 to 67 percent of customers will not be able to keep their policy.”

“That means the administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them,” the report said.

The result of the Obama administration’s work is hitting Americans like an earthquake. NBC reported that George Schwab, 62, of North Carolina, had a Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plan for $228 monthly.

Obamacare, however, canceled it, with a “comparable” plan being priced at $1,208 a month with a $5,500 deductible.

“It’s unaffordable,” he said.



*Democrats will leave people dying in the streets. O'bama eugenics--that's what this O'bamacare should be called-it has nothing to do with care. Do you get it liberals? O'bama and the democrats DO NOT care.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1013593 Oct 29, 2013
Grampy wrote:
<quoted text>
I erred, it's John kerry/Heinz.
play nice. i'm sure he has a set. somewhere.
WOW

New York, NY

#1013594 Oct 29, 2013
Is he just a KNOW NOTHING Democrat Senate intelligence chair Dianne Feinstein calls for 'major review' of NSA spying and says it's a 'big problem' if Obama was unaware
Sen. Feinstein is insisting on a top-to-bottom review of the Obama administration's foreign surveillance programs since her committee wasn't informed about snooping.
So what did Obama know? White House refuses to confirm president didn't know that NSA spied on German Chancellor's phones until a few weeks ago
Jay Carney whiffed on a chance to confirm a Wall Street Journal Report that claimed Obama only learned this summer that the U.S. was secretly snooping on foreign leaders' communications
OR IS HE JUST A LIER
Laney F

Jamaica, NY

#1013595 Oct 29, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>O'bama is a failure, the entire world knows it. He so stupid he got caught, but he doesn't know anything. Well Sonic when did he know what he doesn't know? Chicago politics does not work at the National level. Your president has never been able to govern. The only entry on his resume, the entire world sees, is LIAR. He's not even good at that.
No, but Obammy keeps trying.

Here is a great, detailed list as of August 2013:
Obama supporters will go hysterical over this well sourced list of 396 examples of his lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc.
http://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013...

Some of the things on this list are major events that should scare the daylights out of any true liberal who cares about civil liberties.

Other things on this list are medium things that some Obama supporters may dislike, but would be willing to overlook in light of the things that Obama has done which they like.

And some of the things on this list may seem trivial, but I still think they are an interesting reflection of the kinds of policies that Obama supports.

Every claim that I make in this list is sourced. Click on the blue text to see the sources. I have cited a wide variety of sources, from right wing, to left wing, to middle of the road.

Every President, every politician, and every human being tells lies and engages in acts of hypocrisy. But Barack Obama does these things to a far greater degree than anyone else that I have ever known of.

His campaign promises were so much better sounding than anyone else’s –

no lobbyists in his administration,

waiting five days before signing all non-emergency bills so people would have time to read them,

(LOL, LOL, LOL) putting health care negotiations on C-SPAN,

(DITTO) reading every bill line by line to make sure money isn’t being wasted,

prosecution of Wall St. criminals,

ending raids against medical marijuana in states where it’s legal,

high levels of transparency.(even bigger LOL)

Obama’s promises of these wonderful things sounded inspiring and sincere.

They sounded so much better than the promises of any other President. So when Obama broke these promises, it felt so much worse than when other Presidents broke their promises.

Obammy Lies

1) Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval

In June 2011, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said that Obama had violated the Constitution when he launched military operations in Libya without Congressional approval.

2) Gave a no-bid contract to Halliburton – just like Bush did

In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011, just hours after the Justice Department had said it would pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of using kickbacks to get foreign contracts.

3) Has an administration full of lobbyists, after promising he wouldn’t have any

While running for President, Obama had promised that, unlike Bush, he would not have any lobbyists working in his administration. However, by February 2010, he had more than 40 lobbyists working in his administration.

4) Has close ties to Wall St., but pretends to support Occupy Wall St.

Although Obama claims to support the Occupy Wall St. movement, the truth is that he has raised more money from Wall St. than any other candidate during the last 20 years. In early 2012, Obama held a fundraiser where Wall St. investment bankers and hedge fund managers each paid $35,800 to attend. In October 2011, Obama hired Broderick Johnson, a longtime Wall Street lobbyist, to be his new senior campaign adviser. Johnson had worked as a lobbyist for JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Fannie Mae, Comcast, Microsoft, and the oil industry.

5) Broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay

Obama broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1013596 Oct 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
the difference between the 2 of us....i'm not going to start guessing while stating that guessing is fact.
so when i know the facts i'll get back to you, and until you know them you should give it a rest.
FACT:O'bama is a failure--I don't know how much clearer a person can get. His only accomplishment in 5 years is a failure. His entire being is a failure. O'bama has failed so much in life that he will go down in history as a complete failure. He was a failure before you knew what a failure he was. Failure-do you need the definition from Websters? The entire democrat party failed America. Disgusting democrat=FAILURE.
That's right: I said it. Is freedom breaking out anywhere? NO!

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