Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1642264 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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Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1032386 Nov 29, 2013
Lisa wrote:
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ACA covers 50 million? Really and how many have actually enrolled as in PAID for a policy?
How many millions are loosing their healthcare coverage because of ObamaCare? 124 million when the employers sponsored policies are cancelled in the next few months!
Don't bother to tell me that only subpar policies were cancelled that lie has been debunked a long long time ago.
Why do you post what is obviously been completely and utterly disproved? Are you a paid hack surely not because you have no ability to promote the liberal agenda with anyone who has one brain cell functioning normally.
Give it up already. Pull your pants up from around your knees, brush your teeth and take the wide-tooth fro comb out of your hair that went out of style during the gang wars of Chicago and LA.
Don't bother to call me a racist because I'm not. I support not by skin color but by the content of a person character. Like Dr. Ben Carson who is a shining example of the best of America. West of Florida is another.
Plese don't feed the troll.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1032387 Nov 29, 2013
Oops "please"
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1032388 Nov 29, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
You let your mom tongue your nuts?
TMI!
You weirdo!
Butt I heard your sister gives a good fudge packing?
YOU first, weirdo!
Republicans all going to hell. LOL!
Hmmm.....

Subjects a hillbilly redneck from Rocky "Mount" NC like you would know about!

ROTFLMAO!!!!!

You imbecile.
WOW

New York, NY

#1032389 Nov 29, 2013
In Dinotopia, a famous children’s book, the residents of a fictional dinosaur-human city use a water clock shaped like a helix. It’s a reflection of their novel concept of time. Instead of thinking of the passage of time as either linear or cyclical, they see it as a spiral: history forever repeats itself, but with new, unpredictable twists tossed in.

It’s a neat metaphor for the role of North-South conflict in the United States. The basic cleavage between North and South, began by slavery, has set the fault lines of American politics again and again. This time, the crisis isn’t as severe as the civil war, nor as divisive as the battle over civil rights. But make no mistake: today’s Republican radicalism, with all of its attendent terrifying brinksmanship, is the grandchild of the white South’s devastating defeats in the struggle over racial exclusion.
As the Southern faction became the face of the GOP in the mid-90s, the GOP’s electorate became a lot more conservative nationally. Panel data reviewed by Alan Abramowitz and Kyle Saunders found that, from 1992-1996, ideological conservatives joined the Republican Party in droves. That’s because Southern elites played a key “signalling” role; their prominent national conservatism signaled to conservatives around the country that the Republican Party was theirs.

Penn’s Matthew Levendusky, who literally wrote the book on conservatives “sorting” themselves into the Republican Party, says that “even when the data are consistent with a nationalization hypothesis, the South still played a crucial role in the sorting process because of the key role of Southern elites.” As conservative Southern elites took over the Republican Party, hyper-conservative Americans followed, becoming the GOP primary voters we know and love today.

So, to sum up: the South’s race-inspired conversion to radical conservatism made the GOP pure enough to threaten default over Obamacare in two distinct ways. First, Southern elected leaders are simply more conservative than other Republicans, and are making up a larger-and-larger percentage of total Republican seats in the House. Second, Southern elites send out signals that drive out moderate primary voters throughout the country, making even non-Southern Republicans more conservative.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1032390 Nov 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Savings are not crap at all. 40%. Same coverage. No subsidies.
prove it...
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1032392 Nov 29, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
What Byytch?
Every employer is dumping med insurance?
WOW! faux news addict?
If that happens, they can go here:
healthcare.gov
Anyone can go! Even a byytch like you!
Why are you a liar?
Obama and Democrats got med insurance for over 50 million citizens.
A REAL GOOD THING.
Only a brain dead Republican ffffccckkkkk head would not like that?
Democrats care about the people.
Republicans? Only billionaires.
Well byytch, billionaires don't need tax help, never have, never will.
YOUR BUSH cut billionaires taxes during wartime!
What a loser....
rang up TRILLIONS, all borrowed! <----- FACT!
Med Insurance for citizens?
THE BEST LAW EVER PASSED IN US HISTORY!
You heard it here first.
Republicans all going to hell. LOL!
Including YOU!.....:)
Penius,what will you do when we repeal ochimpocare by 2016? Cry, cry, cry all the way home?
WOW

New York, NY

#1032393 Nov 29, 2013
It’s a neat metaphor for the role of North-South conflict in the United States. The basic cleavage between North and South, began by slavery, has set the fault lines of American politics again and again. This time, the crisis isn’t as severe as the civil war, nor as divisive as the battle over civil rights. But make no mistake: today’s Republican radicalism, with all of its attendent terrifying brinksmanship, is the grandchild of the white South’s devastating defeats in the struggle over racial exclusion.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1032394 Nov 29, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmm.....
Subjects a hillbilly redneck from Rocky "Mount" NC like you would know about!
ROTFLMAO!!!!!
You imbecile.
Please don't feed the troll.
WOW

New York, NY

#1032395 Nov 29, 2013
In order to escape their truly wretched past (click on the link for my short book on the subject), modern Democrats have adopted as an article of faith the bedtime story that, thanks to Tricky Dick Nixon’s “southern strategy,” the racists who had been the backbone of their party for the better part of a century suddenly switched to the GOP en masse some time around 1968, with the happy result that now all the racists are on the right. Presto — instant virtuousness and a clean slate!

It’s a lie, of course. But don’t take it from me, take it from my National Review colleague Kevin Williamson, who addressed this issue brilliantly last year:

Worse than the myth and the cliché is the outright lie, the utter fabrication with malice aforethought, and my nominee for the worst of them is the popular but indefensible belief that the two major U.S. political parties somehow “switched places” vis-à-vis protecting the rights of black Americans, a development believed to be roughly concurrent with the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the rise of Richard Nixon. That Republicans have let Democrats get away with this mountebankery is a symptom of their political fecklessness, and in letting them get away with it the GOP has allowed itself to be cut off rhetorically from a pantheon of Republican political heroes, from Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass to Susan B. Anthony, who represent an expression of conservative ideals as true and relevant today as it was in the 19th century. Perhaps even worse, the Democrats have been allowed to rhetorically bury their Bull Connors, their longstanding affiliation with the Ku Klux Klan, and their pitiless opposition to practically every major piece of civil-rights legislation for a century. If the parties had in some meaningful way flipped on civil rights, one would expect that to show up in the electoral results in the years following the Democrats’ 1964 about-face on the issue. Nothing of the sort happened: Of the 21 Democratic senators who opposed the 1964 act, only one would ever change parties. Nor did the segregationist constituencies that elected these Democrats throw them out in favor of Republicans: The remaining 20 continued to be elected as Democrats or were replaced by Democrats. It was, on average, nearly a quarter of a century before those seats went Republican. If southern rednecks ditched the Democrats because of a civil-rights law passed in 1964, it is strange that they waited until the late 1980s and early 1990s to do so.

And yet this myth persists — in fact, it’s just about the only response today’s Democrats have to their own sordid history: pinning it on the other guy. It makes them profoundly uncomfortable that among the 21 who voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 can be found Albert Arnold Gore, Sr., the founder of the Hillbilly Dynasty; Robert “KKK” Byrd, the Conscience of the Senate; and Sleepin’ Sam Ervin of Watergate fame.

Just for laughs, let’s take a look at the electoral maps for 1968 (Nixon-Humphrey), 1972 (Nixon-McGovern), 1976 (Carter-Ford), and 1992 (Clinton-Bush) to see how the South voted.

Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1032397 Nov 29, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Especially yours, son, however we are getting quite tired of all your failures. We end up having to pay for your mistakes and stupidity, son.
Really? So in bushie boy's case, not only did Americans pay (and are still paying), but so did his allies!

BTW, how much money did defense contractors take from me, son?
WOW

New York, NY

#1032398 Nov 29, 2013
Black Activists Sue Democrat Party For History of Racism & Abuse When the Civil War ended, and after Republican President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, Democrats initiated Jim Crow laws to keep the black man down. Democrats didn’t much like blacks. In fact, the KKK, as you know, was founded as the the terrorist wing of the Democrat Party.The Ku Klux Klan assassinated many Republicans including Republican Representative James M. Hinds (December 5, 1833—October 22, 1868) of Little Rock. Hinds represented Arkansas in the United States Congress from June 24, 1868 through October 22, 1868.

Setting the Record Straight

A group of black activists led by Wayne Perryman has filed a brief against the Democrat Party for its long history of racism and discrimination of the black community.
Zilla reported:

Suing President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party for racism would be a joke if the Plaintiffs were anyone other than Rev. Wayne Perryman, a respected black minister and community activist. Perryman, an author, lecturer and a former newspaper publisher and radio talk show host who has received a multitude of honors and awards for his work and community service, was recently recognized by Chairman Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP for his latest research on racism and politics.

On September 11, 2011, Perryman brought together blacks from the West Coast and the East Coast to sign one of the most comprehensive legal briefs ever prepared for a racial discrimination lawsuit. The suit was to filed on September 12, 2011 in US District Court against President Barack Obama and the DNC. The plaintiffs, who refer to the defendants as the “Father of Racism,” allege that as an organization, the Democratic Party has consistently refused to apologize for the role they played in slavery, Jim Crow and for other subsequent racist practices from 1792 to 2011. Mrs. Frances P. Rice, the Chair of the National Black Republican Association is also a named plaintiff in the class action lawsuit.

The case cites the collective work of over 350 legal scholars and includes Congressional records, case law, research from our nation’s top history professors, racist statements from Democratic elected officials, citations from the Democrat’s National Platforms regarding their support of slavery, excepts of speeches from Senator Obama, individual testimonies from blacks who lived in the Jim Crow South and opinions from the NAACP.

Perryman said President Obama was named as a defendant not only because he is the official leader of the Democratic Party, but because of certain statements he made about his own party in his book, Dreams from My Father.

Kudos to Wayne Perryman and the brave black activists who joined him in this historic pursuit of justice.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1032399 Nov 29, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll pay for the fumigation after Obama leaves. I'll bet it smells like cat pee there already.
lol! Promises, promises!

Typical reich wing idiot!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1032400 Nov 29, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>You dont need anymore children you probley dont take care of the one you have just going by stats. ask Al Sharpton about those fact his daddy ran out on him if you need more children ADOPT there are alot of BLACK FATHERLESS BOYS OUT THERE FOR YOU TO SON DONT JUST SON TRAYVON DONT JUST SON OBAMA SEEK OUT A BLACK CHILD AND BE A FATHER FIGURE thats WHAT BEING A GOOD MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY IS BE A BIG BROTHER TO A BLACK CHILD THATS WHAT OTHERS HAVE DONE TRY IT
lol! My, my! You're like the Energizer bunny when it comes to spitting out words that make no sense!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1032401 Nov 29, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Odumbo the penius, I thought you were dead already!! Did you pay for your policy yet, freeloading chimpy??
lol! yellow-tailed wolfie ear fur son?
WOW

New York, NY

#1032402 Nov 29, 2013
The following are a few basic historical facts that every American should know.

Fact: The Republican Party was founded primarily to oppose slavery, and Republicans eventually abolished slavery. The Democratic Party fought them and tried to maintain and expand slavery.

Why is this indisputable fact so rarely mentioned? PBS documentaries about slavery and the Civil War barely mention it, for example. One can certainly argue that the parties have changed dramatically in 150 years, but that does not change the historical fact that it was the Democrats who supported slavery and the Republicans who opposed it. And that indisputable fact should not be airbrushed out for fear that it will tarnish the modern Democratic Party.

Had the positions of the parties been the opposite, and the Democrats had fought the Republicans to end slavery, the historical party roles would no doubt be repeated incessantly in these documentaries. Funny how that works.

Fact: During the Civil War era, the "Radical Republicans" were given that name because they wanted to not only end slavery but also to endow the freed slaves with full citizenship, equality, and rights.

Yes, that was indeed a radical idea at the time!

Fact: Lincoln's Vice President, Andrew Johnson, was a strongly pro-Union (but also pro-slavery) Democrat who had been chosen as a compromise running mate to attract Democrats. After Lincoln was assassinated, Johnson thwarted Republican efforts in Congress to recognize the civil rights of the freed slaves, and Southern Democrats continued to thwart any such efforts for nearly a century.

Fact: The Ku Klux Klan was originally and primarily an arm of the Southern Democratic Party, and its mission was to terrorize freed slaves and Republicans who sympathized with them.

Why is this fact conveniently omitted in so many popular histories and depictions of the KKK, including PBS documentaries? Had the KKK been founded by Republicans, that fact would no doubt be repeated constantly on those shows.

Fact: In the 1950s, President Eisenhower, a Republican, integrated the US military and promoted civil rights for minorities. Eisenhower pushed through the Civil Rights Act of 1957. One of Eisenhower's primary political opponents on civil rights prior to 1957 was none other than Lyndon Johnson, then the Democratic Senate Majority Leader. LBJ had voted the straight segregationist line until he changed his position and supported the 1957 Act.

Fact: The historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 was supported by a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats in both houses of Congress. In the House, 80 percent of the Republicans and 63 percent of the Democrats voted in favor. In the Senate, 82 percent of the Republicans and 69 percent of the Democrats voted for it.

Fact: Contrary to popular misconception, the parties never "switched" on racism.

Following the epic civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the South began a major demographic shift from Democratic to Republican dominance. Many believe that this shift was motivated mainly by racism. While it is certainly true that many Southern racists abandoned the Democratic Party over its new support for racial equality and integration, the notion that they would flock to the Republican Party -- which was a century ahead of the Democrats on those issues -- makes no sense whatsoever.

Yet virtually every liberal, when pressed on the matter, will inevitably claim that the parties "switched," and most racist Democrats became Republicans! In their minds, this historical ju jitsu maneuver apparently transfers all the past sins of the Democrats (slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow laws, etc.) onto the Republicans and all the past virtues of the Republicans (e.g., ending slavery) onto the Democrats! That's quite a feat!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1032403 Nov 29, 2013
WOW wrote:
In Dinotopia, a famous children’s book, the residents of a fictional dinosaur-human city use a water clock shaped like a helix. It’s a reflection of their novel concept of time. Instead of thinking of the passage of time as either linear or cyclical, they see it as a spiral: history forever repeats itself, but with new, unpredictable twists tossed in.
It’s a neat metaphor for the role of North-South conflict in the United States. The basic cleavage between North and South, began by slavery, has set the fault lines of American politics again and again. This time, the crisis isn’t as severe as the civil war, nor as divisive as the battle over civil rights. But make no mistake: today’s Republican radicalism, with all of its attendent terrifying brinksmanship, is the grandchild of the white South’s devastating defeats in the struggle over racial exclusion.
As the Southern faction became the face of the GOP in the mid-90s, the GOP’s electorate became a lot more conservative nationally. Panel data reviewed by Alan Abramowitz and Kyle Saunders found that, from 1992-1996, ideological conservatives joined the Republican Party in droves. That’s because Southern elites played a key “signalling” role; their prominent national conservatism signaled to conservatives around the country that the Republican Party was theirs.
Penn’s Matthew Levendusky, who literally wrote the book on conservatives “sorting” themselves into the Republican Party, says that “even when the data are consistent with a nationalization hypothesis, the South still played a crucial role in the sorting process because of the key role of Southern elites.” As conservative Southern elites took over the Republican Party, hyper-conservative Americans followed, becoming the GOP primary voters we know and love today.
So, to sum up: the South’s race-inspired conversion to radical conservatism made the GOP pure enough to threaten default over Obamacare in two distinct ways. First, Southern elected leaders are simply more conservative than other Republicans, and are making up a larger-and-larger percentage of total Republican seats in the House. Second, Southern elites send out signals that drive out moderate primary voters throughout the country, making even non-Southern Republicans more conservative.
lol! I'm sure that book is too advanced for you son.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1032404 Nov 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
ObamaKKKare ain't working, bozo...
people losing insurance by the millions...
people losing doctors...
people losing jobs...
people forced to part-time...
sooner or later, people will ride the bozo Obama out of town on a rail, tarred and feathered...
people losing....but just not enough.

but 1 would be enough to fire up the right wing talking heads.
WOW

New York, NY

#1032406 Nov 29, 2013
Most major American city governments have been run by liberal Democrats for decades, and most of those cities have large black sections that are essentially dysfunctional anarchies. Cities like Detroit are overrun by gangs and drug dealers, with burned out homes on every block in some areas. The land values are so low due to crime, blight, and lack of economic opportunity that condemned homes are not even worth rebuilding. Who wants to build a home in an urban war zone? Yet they keep electing liberal Democrats -- and blaming "racist" Republicans for their problems!

Washington DC is another city that has been dominated by liberal Democrats for decades. It spends more per capita on students than almost any other city in the world, yet it has some of the worst academic achievement anywhere and is a drug-infested hellhole. Barack Obama would not dream of sending his own precious daughters to the DC public schools, of course -- but he assures us that those schools are good enough for everyone else. In fact, Obama was instrumental in killing a popular and effective school voucher program in DC, effectively killing hopes for many poor black families trapped in those dysfunctional public schools. His allegiance to the teachers unions apparently trumps his concern for poor black families.

A strong argument could also be made that Democratic support for perpetual affirmative action is racist. It is, after all, the antithesis of Martin Luther King's vision of a color-blind society. Not only is it "reverse racism," but it is based on the premise that African Americans are incapable of competing in the free market on a level playing field. In other words, it is based on the notion of white supremacy, albeit "benevolent" white supremacy rather than the openly hostile white supremacy of the pre-1960s Democratic Party.

The next time someone claims that Republicans are racist and Democrats are not, don't fall for it.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1032407 Nov 29, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
I took a HUGE Thanksgiving dump today.....
It looked and smelled like your face!
You dummmbbbbbbfffcccckkkkkkk!
Try and take away 50 million co pay cards....
Not gonna happen, wouldn't be prudent!
Read my lips: You are a big fat hairy turd!
(( According to that byytch up there, 124 million are joining the ACA in addition to the over 50 million getting co pay cards now! WOW! 174 million on med insurance: THANK THE GENIUS AND DEMOCRATS!!!))))
later smelly!
Republicans all going to hell. LOL!
LMAO!! You might just be the most retarded chimp since michael j molested his chimp "bubbles"!! 174 million, hahahahaha!! Retarded leftist phags will basically say ANYTHING to try and salvage a total failure. The entire population of the USA is eligible to vote (excluding felons like you), but only a miniscule portion actually do......:-)

What the Obamacare enrollment numbers really tell us
By Greg Sargent
November 13 at 4:53

The enrollment numbers are in, and as expected, they are well short of projections. Around 106,000 enrolled in new plans during October — with approximately 27,000 coming from states where the federal government is running the exchange (with its extensive problems), and another 79,000 coming through the state exchanges. Republicans are gleefully pointing to the numbers as proof Obamacare needs to be scrapped entirely.

That confirms two things we’ve long known to be true: the website is a disaster, and short term enrollment figures are a serious political problem for the White House and Democrats. But to Larry Levitt, a vice president at the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, another very telling number is this one: over 975,000 have been determined eligible for a marketplace but haven’t yet chosen a plan.

“That’s one of the most telling numbers — a million people have been determined eligible,” Levitt tells me.“That means if the website had been working well, and a million people had gotten to the end of the process, we’d be looking at a very different trajectory now. We heard about the surge in traffic when HealthCare.gov went live. This suggests there is in fact a lot of interest.”

[email protected] failures.....:-)
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1032408 Nov 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
...or CBS knowingly ran a fake story to discredit any criticism of Benghazi...
LMAO

so they screwed up on purpose? nutjob Logan threw herself on the pointed stick to make everyone think that any lie told by the right wing media should actually be considered a lie?

discrediting lies. who knew? beyond Obama? why...everyone.

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