Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1432709 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: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1046812 Dec 22, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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“I went from a president who was primarily focused on domestic issues to a wartime president – something I never anticipated, nor something I ever wanted to be.” LIE!!! It's well documented that Bush discussed an occupation of Iraq in January and February of 2001. He was looking for any excuse. Truth didn't matter.
When CIA director George Tenet briefed President Bush on September 18, 2002 in the Oval Office on top-secret intelligence that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction, Bush dismissed it as worthless this information. What kind of president does that? One with a hidden agenda.
"For Immediate Release
Date: January 11, 2004
Today, Paul O’Neill confirmed what I have been saying all along: the Bush Administration’s focus on Iraq was not tied to the war on terror. It was a long-standing plan that was discussed from the opening days of the Bush White House.
In White House meetings during the months of January and February 2001, President Bush and his advisors were planning for what they presented to the public in January and February of 2003: peacekeeping troops, war crimes tribunals and nation building memos for a post-Saddam Iraq. Bush and his advisors even went so far as to plan for the divvying up of Iraq’s oil wealth.
According to Secretary O’Neill, President Bush was focused on finding a way to overthrow Saddam, and he demanded that those around him find a way to do it. In the end, they used the war on terror as an excuse to execute their long-standing plans.
This is wrong. This is not leadership. The American people deserve to know the truth, especially something involving young service men and women. But given the track record of the Bush Administration, the last thing the American people can count on is the truth." General Wesley Clark
http://consciouslifenews.com/proof-lies-georg... #
The Democrats beat Bush in wanting to overthrow Saddam when Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998. It was 9/11 that made the decision for Bush and 111 Democrats went along with him until they turned into political weasels.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1046813 Dec 22, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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I've read where Republicans were willing to extend UB's if Democrats were willing to compensate for it in the budget by cutting elsewhere.
Nope. Never.
Citizens and corporations are restricted to work within budgets.
But not Progressive Ultra Left Wing Socialist Liberal Democrats. They ALWAYS head for the hole in the ground with the Magic Negro in the lead.
He wants to make his Marxist DNA Swill tribal azzhole's wish come true to bring America to its knees.
The only hope is Obamacare not surviving its own weight and Americans rejecting single payer, their goal all along. If that happens, Obama, his elite inner circle and Harry Reid be the only ones brought to their knees. Democrats will be trying to salvage any credibility instead of falling in lockstep and conservatives will be seen as having told the truth all along.

Unless Obama is forced to resign or impeached first. He's walking a thin line.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1046814 Dec 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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it is impossible to suddenly resurrect an outlawed product by imperial decree...
Obama's extension is in violation of the "law of the land"....
no insurance company can arbitrarily violate the law of the land without risking endless litigation...
only dictators can do so.....
The supposed Wonder Boy from Harvard has continually exhibited the legal talents and acumen of a Louisiana cotton picker on a Friday night. He opened his racist mouth prematurely in the Henry Louis Gates issue, talked racist bullshit prematurely in the Trayvon circus and hasn't got the slightest clue of how Obamacare SHOULD work and couldn't care less about the potential legal snares suffered by all parties involved other than the Federal government.

He's like a hayseed in the outhouse. He's not just a bull in a legal china shop but a loose canon on the poop deck.

There is no end in sight for his inept thrashing. He kills 15 innocents in a Yemen wedding party and then lights the National Christmas Tree talking love and peace.

I see absolutely no redeeming value in this shameful flotsam of human imagery.

But the deepest cut is felt when you see clueless Americans cheering on the chimp from hell. That hurts.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1046815 Dec 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The only hope is Obamacare not surviving its own weight and Americans rejecting single payer, their goal all along. If that happens, Obama, his elite inner circle and Harry Reid be the only ones brought to their knees. Democrats will be trying to salvage any credibility instead of falling in lockstep and conservatives will be seen as having told the truth all along.
Unless Obama is forced to resign or impeached first. He's walking a thin line.
You are correct in your observations - as far as they go - but the big Wildcard here is America's Liberal Propaganda Network. Will they begin telling the truth or run cover for the Magic Negro again as they have all along?

Their record is shamefully horrible on that question.

Between now and next November, the Debbie Wasserman-Schulzes of the Great Progressive Swamp will be burning midnight oil in cahoots with the NY Times. Huffington, PBS and every Liberal Lizard from ACORN to La Raza.

This turd can still get rolled in sugar - again.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1046816 Dec 22, 2013
For those of you familiar with the woman who got fired for tweeting a bad joke saga.

It has taken another convoluted twist as the parties involved in spreading the ill-fated tweet are now in a major finger pointing contest at each other as they claim it wasn't me who started it and it was you who spread it to more people.

When it becomes uncool to act like a zealot in leading a mob to ruin another person' life.
Anonymous

Edison, NJ

#1046817 Dec 22, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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You are correct in your observations - as far as they go - but the big Wildcard here is America's Liberal Propaganda Network. Will they begin telling the truth or run cover for the Magic Negro again as they have all along?
Their record is shamefully horrible on that question.
Between now and next November, the Debbie Wasserman-Schulzes of the Great Progressive Swamp will be burning midnight oil in cahoots with the NY Times. Huffington, PBS and every Liberal Lizard from ACORN to La Raza.
This turd can still get rolled in sugar - again.
He will not admit that the Democrats with Nancy P leading the charge in the House, was the reason the Healthcare is a big failure. They are trying to straighten a tree that has gown cock-eyed and will not be able to straighten it out, no matter how long they keep putting bandage's on it. The employers and employee's sooner or later will feel the brunt of this rush to implement farce they call a "healthcare bill". If Dingy Harry and Nancy Pewlousy would have permitted the bill to be truly a bi-partisan endeavor everyone would be behind the new bill, and we would not have something that will destroy our economy. The backers of this president are some of the people that will be hurt the most, and when they turn on him en-mass, he will be finished. And just watch what happens when the Stock Market tanks.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1046818 Dec 22, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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So then why don't black thugs hit redneck trailer parks instead of high-end shopping malls with large white and Jewish clientele?
Willie Sutton....idiot.
Like Hitler blaming the Jews to rationalize so much of his greed and lust for horror, many black males rationalize their heinous behavior by pointing to supposed Jewish control of "everything", supposed white hatred and general control of "helpless" black populations,...blah, blah, blah.
This is behavior nurtured in Liberal politics, explained by welcomed ignorance and exemplified by black criminal behavior.
Suck it up.
Read more Thomas Sowell and perhaps, just maybe, you can leave the jungle, the Urban Reservation, enter Western civilization and find some self-respect..
There is a more recent example of Jew Hate by blacks led by Al Sharpton. Crown Heights 1991

A seven year old child was killed in a car accident by a Jewish driver. Enter Al shouting at the black community " “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.”

Days later a Jewish student was killed by a black mob.

Sharpton stated at the black child's funeral just two days after the death of the Jewish student
“All we want to say is what Jesus said: If you offend one of these little ones, you got to pay for it. No compromise, no meetings, no coffee klatch, no skinnin' and grinnin'."

Blood on Al's hands and he continues to stir the pot of animosity.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#1046819 Dec 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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ObamaKKKare will collapse of its own weight...already in progress...
repeal will be a formality....
Maybe you can explain to the rest of us ignorant financial experts how an existing medicare was ever going to get funding to cover an aging population. It was known for 20 yrs or more yet no government had the BALLS to do anything about it. The only way Medicare can work is to have the whole population involved with its funding and use. Ask a Canadian, a Frenchman, or and Englishman on how their medical systems fail & bring the country down. Obama will go down in history decades from now to be revered like JFK. I know to you guys this is like swallowing dirt but it's a fact! It's your bigotry that is giving him this fame and those brain dead tea party lead congress. That's why he will have a place in history for everything you don't want him to be famous for.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1046820 Dec 23, 2013
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>Obama said he would never sign a bill that didn't have bipartisan support. If that was true we wouldn't be stuck with ObamaKare. Obama promised that if elected he would work with both political parties, but instead he ignored fifty percent of the country and passed legislation that adversely effects 85 %. These are lies. BTW: Forget the Cadillac plans that Congress have. Paying for ObamKare is like paying for a Cadillac but only getting a '76 Chevy Chevette hatchback.
No where as big a lie as you just told..Or perhaps as most baggers you are just plain stupid?
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1046821 Dec 23, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
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Maybe you can explain to the rest of us ignorant financial experts how an existing medicare was ever going to get funding to cover an aging population. It was known for 20 yrs or more yet no government had the BALLS to do anything about it. The only way Medicare can work is to have the whole population involved with its funding and use. Ask a Canadian, a Frenchman, or and Englishman on how their medical systems fail & bring the country down. Obama will go down in history decades from now to be revered like JFK. I know to you guys this is like swallowing dirt but it's a fact! It's your bigotry that is giving him this fame and those brain dead tea party lead congress. That's why he will have a place in history for everything you don't want him to be famous for.
And all of these idiots on the right know that, why else would they fight and be so obsessed over something that they thought was so bad for America?Common sense tells me that if they really thought it was a bad thing they would simply be quiet and watch Obama and the Dems go under.The Republicants in Congress are just like the sheep on here,
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1046822 Dec 23, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>neither can ghost speak without telling lies...
It's the culture...
Don't you ever stop whinng? For years now the same old mournful cry that brings joy to the hearth of real Americans. I see you now live in another sub-standard trailor park. Was cross dressing forbidden in your last one, or perhaps they raised the IQ level? LMAO, God you are an obsessed freak. Typical bagger.? Get a life dildo head.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1046823 Dec 23, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Gibberish, Robertson was not censored by his network, he was suspended likely for violating policy, procedure or his contract. It's become a rightwing issue thus Laura Ingrahm making room on her show.
Reality TV stars can't be real__that's a fact.
Once they become real viewers lose interest__that's another fact.
Good old Fox retards, I wonder if they remember the Dixie Chicks? They persecuted the crap out of them, even telling people not to buy their record or attend their shows. Now all of the hypocrites that did that are now so concerned about their right to speak. What the idiot Robertson said was far worse and filled with the right wing hatred, bigotry and racism...But as usual they make up their own version thus showing their sheep like mentality while avoiding at all cost the facts, common sense and reality. Good little baggers. What a pathetic lot.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1046824 Dec 23, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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You VPN service go unpaid WIlhelm?
Doesn't a sniveling devious moron like you have anything better to do?
He Waxnuts, I see you still live and post from the U.K.[AKA] Urgent Kare mobil home park for the lame.. It's simply amazing what a desperate freak like you will go too in order to pretend. I love your misery you wear it sooooo well while being so very transparent.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1046825 Dec 23, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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President Bush remained committed to ensuring all veterans receive the care and support they need from the Federal government. Under his leadership, the Administration has:
Dramatically Increased Funding To Support And Care For Those Who Have Served Our Nation
•Increased funding for veterans' medical care by more than 115 percent since 2001.
•FY 2009 funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) totals more than $97 billion, nearly double the level of funding when the President took office and the highest level of support for veterans in history.
•Provided more than $6 billion to modernize and expand VA medical facilities and more than $1 billion over the past three years to support traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder treatment and research.
•Honored our veterans with a hallowed, final resting place by implementing and fully funding the largest expansion in the national cemetery system since the Civil War.
Improved Care And Services For Wounded Warriors
•Created the Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors – co-chaired by former Senator Bob Dole and former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala – to ensure that wounded service members and veterans receive quality care and services and can live lives of hope, promise, and dignity. Nearly all of the Commission's recommendations have already been implemented, such as:
&#9702;Expanded training, screening, and staff resources to help service members and veterans suffering from mental health disorders.
&#9702;Created a joint Recovery Coordinator Program for seriously injured service members.
&#9702;Initiated a pilot program to replace the cumbersome system of two separate disability examinations with a single, comprehensive medical exam.
•Established a Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury and expanded VA's polytrauma system of care to 21 network sites and clinic support teams to provide state-of-the-art treatment to injured veterans at facilities closer to their homes.
Ensured Those Who Have Served Our Country Receive The Benefits They Deserve
•Called for and signed a GI Bill for the 21st century, which expanded education benefits for service members and veterans and made it easier for those who defend our Nation to transfer unused education benefits to their spouses or children.
•Increased career counseling services for returning veterans, particularly those wounded in combat.
•Signed legislation that increased from two to five years a combat veteran's eligibility to enroll for lifetime VA medical care and allowed family members of injured service members to take additional time away from their jobs to care for their loved ones.
•Signed legislation to ensure military retirees with severe disabilities receive both their military retired pay and their VA disability compensation.
•Helped more than 1.9 million veterans enroll in the VA health care system since 2001.
•Reduced the average length of time to process a veteran's disability claim to under 180 days, down from 230 days when the President took office.
Worked To Decrease The Number Of Homeless Veterans
•Expanded Federal grants and worked extensively with faith-based and community organizations to help homeless veterans.
Pure balderdash Carol, Bush's record with regard to veteran's and returning military was abysmal.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1046826 Dec 23, 2013
The budget increases that have occurred mostly were enacted over Bush’s opposition or related to the fact that injuries from the Iraq War far exceeded the administration’s rosy projections in early 2003. The Bush team especially underestimated how many cases of post-traumatic stress disorder to anticipate as well as the number of brain injuries, which have been endemic to the Iraq War where insurgents made effective use of “improvised explosive devices,” or IEDs.
Before Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, documents released by the Department of Veterans Affairs said it expected a maximum of 8,000 cases of post-traumatic stress disorder.
However, according to a study released last year by the RAND Institute, there are more than 320,000 veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars suffering from major depression, PTSD and/or traumatic brain injury. The report found that the VA has been and continues to be ill-equipped to deal with these cases when soldiers return from combat, especially after multiple tours.
An Army task force last year also found major flaws in the way the VA treated and cared for veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries.
For his part, Bush stacked the VA with political cronies, such as former Republican National Committee chairman Jim Nicholson, who as VA Secretary defended a budget measure that sought major cuts in staffing for healthcare and at the Board of Veterans Appeals; slashed funding for nursing home care; and blocked four legislative measures aimed at streamlining the backlog of veterans benefits claims.
Of the 84,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder by VA, only half, about 42,000, had their disability claim approved by VA. Instead of expediting PTSD claims, Bush's political appointees at VA actively fought against mental health claims.

Bush's appointees also obstructed scientific research into the causes of Gulf War illnesses dating back 18 years to Operation Desert Storm and opposed medical research on treatment for 210,000 of those veterans.
As for funding, Bush proposed a 0.5 percent budget increase for the VA for fiscal year 2006, which amounted to a “cruel mockery” of Bush’s promises to do everything to support veterans and soldiers, Rep. Lane Evans, D-Illinois, said at the time.
Evans called Bush’s proposed budget increase for the VA “grossly inadequate,” saying it would force the VA to “ration” healthcare to veterans.
VA officials had testified in 2005 that the agency needed at least a 13 percent increase to meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of war veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan and others who needed long-term mental health care.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1046827 Dec 23, 2013
In early 2007, the Washington Post put a spotlight on the human consequences resulting from the combination of Bush’s wars and the budget squeeze.
The Post published a series of articles documenting the substandard conditions at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, which is located only 4.7 miles from the White House. Wounded vets were housed in rooms with moldy walls, leaky plumage and an infestation of vermin, underscoring how out of touch Bush had become regarding the nation’s veterans.

In response to complaints that some veterans under VA care were being neglected, Nicholson said in March 2007 that such cases were “anecdotal exceptions.”

“When you are treating so many people there is always going to be a linen towel left somewhere,” he said.

In May 2007, the AP revealed that while Nicholson was pinching pennies on treatment costs and coping with a $1.3 billion budget shortfall, he awarded “$3.8 million in bonuses to top executives in fiscal 2006&#8243; — many as much as $33,000.
Simultaneously, Bush was resisting congressional efforts to beef up the VA’s budget. In May 2007, Bush threatened to veto legislation that sought a 10 percent—$3.2 billion—increase, calling it too expensive. Bush proposed a 2 percent increase, far below what lawmakers and VA officials said was needed to treat a dramatic increase in traumatic brain injury and PTSD cases.
After Congress passed the legislation with the higher VA spending, Bush backed down on his veto threat but that was largely due to the fact that every Republican in the Senate with the exception of Jim DeMint of South Carolina, supported the measure.
Amid the growing scandals about substandard VA treatment and inept management, Nicholson resigned in July 2007.
Even after Nicholson’s resignation, the Department of Veterans Affairs continued to be buffeted by scandals, including a cover-up in an epidemic of veterans’ suicides and attempted suicides.
Last year, internal VA e-mails surfaced that showed how top agency officials tried to conceal the information from the public about the sudden increase in suicides and attempted suicides among veterans that were treated or sought help at VA hospitals around the country.

And last November, internal watchdogs discovered 500 benefits claims in shredding bins at the 41 of the 57 regional VA offices around the country.

Paul Sullivan, the executive director of Veterans for Common Sense, a veterans’ advocacy group that sued the VA in federal court, said attempts by the White House to portray Bush as an advocate for veterans is beyond shameful.

“Bush is the worst failure for our veterans since Hoover,” Sullivan said, expressing shock that the President “would shamefully continue his legacy of lies to the American people as he and his political cronies are forced to leave office on Jan. 20.”
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1046828 Dec 23, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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First, Bush never lied. He had the same Intel the UN and the Democrats had including Nancy Pelosi.
Nancy Pelosi lied, however, saying Bush lied. And then a lot of Democrats lied because she lied. They lied to you.
Obamacare is going to adversely affect millions of lives.
Not true__actually stupid on your part to believe that the POTUS wouldn't have much better intel than members of congress. One problem was that Bush was not being briefed regularly or properly by the likes of Condi Rice and Peter Goss and another one was that Cheney, Wolfowitz and the neocons were feeding W bogus intel.

Once again your ignorance is on display__don't you ever tire of being wrong>

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1046829 Dec 23, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The Democrats beat Bush in wanting to overthrow Saddam when Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998. It was 9/11 that made the decision for Bush and 111 Democrats went along with him until they turned into political weasels.
Clinton wanted to over throw Sadam through economic means & through supporting opposition groups.

Bush INVADED & got over 4,000 soldiers killed.

It is really sad that you ignore that aspect. Don't you care about our soldiers that you would dismiss their deaths so easily?
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1046830 Dec 23, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Pure balderdash Carol, Bush's record with regard to veteran's and returning military was abysmal.
That is very true, Bush and most righties have a professed love for all Americans but unfortunately it's all based on politics,power and greed, their deeds don't match their words. History shows that to be true. Bush and Cheney were no friends of the Military men and women that they needlessly sacrificed. They were about the same level as having Waxman and sleazy Eed as our nations leaders..

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1046831 Dec 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Yesterday it was revealed one company, Cracker Barrel had dropped the Louisiana family. But after threats of a boycott they almost immediately reversed their decision, releasing a statement, saying:
‘You told us we made a mistake. And, you weren’t shy about it. You wrote, you called and you took to social media to express your thoughts and feelings. You flat out told us we were wrong. Today, we are putting all our Duck Dynasty products back in our stores. And, we apologize for offending you.’
Yet anther reason to never eat at Cracker Barrel.(other than really crappy over priced food)

They were sorry their objection to a bigot POS offended the other bigoted POSs

f*ck Cracker Barrel.

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