Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1548892 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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Waxman

Coventry, UK

#1048098 Dec 27, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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No Carol it's our government and the majority voted to reelect the President. He has every right to push back against the obstructionists in the GOP Hell I wish he'd push back more. As long as you've decided to put in your two cents about "Obamacare" let's look at what it's done for some real people;
Last summer Ellen Holzman and Meredith Vezina, a married gay couple in San Diego County, got kicked off their long-term Kaiser health plan, for which they'd been paying more than $1,300 a month. The cause wasn't the Affordable Care Act, as far as they knew. They'd been living outside Kaiser's service area, and the health plan had decided to tighten its rules.
That's when they discovered the chilly hazards of dependence on the individual health insurance market. When they applied for a replacement policy with Anthem Blue Cross of California, Ellen, 59, disclosed that she might have carpal tunnel syndrome. She wasn't sure--her condition was still being diagnosed by Kaiser when her coverage ended. But the possibility was enough to scare Anthem. "They said,'We will not insure you because you have a pre-existing condition,'" Holzman recalls.
But they were lucky, thanks to Obamacare. Through Covered California, the state's individual insurance marketplace, they've found a plan through Sharp Healthcare that will cover them both for a total premium of $142 a month, after a government subsidy based on their income. They'll have a higher deductible than Kaiser's but lower co-pays. But their possible savings will be impressive.
David Shevlino, 51, is an artist in Delaware. Between the COBRA policy that extends the coverage his wife, Kathy, received at a former job and the bare-bones policy that covers himself and their 15-year-old son, they've been laying out $1,000 a month in premiums. Next year they'll pay $650 a month, after the government subsidy, for a plan through Blue Cross of Delaware that covers the entire family and provides many services that have been excluded up to now.
Judith Silverstein, 49, a Californian who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007. Her family helps her pay the $750 monthly cost of her existing plan--which she only had because of federal law requiring that insurers who provide employer-based insurance continue to offer coverage if the employer goes out of business, as hers did. Next year she'll get a subsidy that will get her a good "silver" level plan for $50.
For Silverstein that coverage is indispensable. Her case is relatively mild, but MS is a progressive condition that typically has made its sufferers pariahs of the individual insurance market in the past. "I researched the options," she says. "Nobody's going to sell you insurance in the individual market if you have MS." But these customers can't be excluded or saddled with big premium markups any more.
articles.latimes.com/.../la-fi-mh-obamacare-s... ;
HEY STUPID!

They voted for Obama based on lies about Obamacare and Benghazi you idiot.

"You can keep your existing insurance plan, doctor & hospital!!!"

Candy Crowley & Obama lied on a national stage during the second debate!

Obama won and award he deserves: LIE OF THE YEAR

As far as your cherry picked libtarded story:

Why didn't Democrats just fix that type of problem as well as insuring the uninsured?

Instead you moronic commie b*stards turned the system upside down and now it's worse for a ton of people. You just shifted the problem.

Your little NAZI brown shirt propaganda i nothing but spin.

You are a liar and an IDIOT!

Dumbfk

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1048099 Dec 27, 2013
TheWrightWing wrote:
This whole thread is proof.
You were warned about Obama, his incompetent failure was predictable, and obvious, but you voted for him anyway.
And now some of us can say "We told you so"...
Who would have thought voting for the 'kewl' guy would e so disastrous?
Or that a president should have better qualification than fashionable skin colour?
I mean, who besides responsible grow-ups.
Is your definition of "disastrous" a Black man leading the country out of a recession created by a white man? That probably is a disaster for a moron racist from ohio.
Waxman

Coventry, UK

#1048100 Dec 27, 2013
Emeem wrote:
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Is your definition of "disastrous" a Black man leading the country out of a recession created by a white man? That probably is a disaster for a moron racist from ohio.
The recovery since 2009 has been weak and both GDP and job growth remain erratic and uneven. Unemployment as of November 2013 was 7%, considered high by American standards, with about 7.4 million jobs created since February 2010. American household wealth has plunged to levels not seen since 1992, with incomes dropping to 1996 levels when adjusted for inflation. Nearly 50 million Americans (16%) are in poverty, up from 12.1% in 2007.

Your 'Liar of the Year' is a joke and has accomplished nothing except destroying things.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1048101 Dec 27, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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True. Not only silencing all speech but controlling behaviors. It's happening right under our noses.
The Random House Dictionary defines one type of political system as "a governmental system led by a dictator [aka self-serving leader] having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism."
Headlines since January 2009 reveals this administration legislating by way of executive order, the targeting of political “enemy combatants,” the growing scope of a surveillance state, and control over large segments of industry - auto manufacturers, banks, insurance, health care.
Guess we have to do the math ourselves and figure out what kind of political system that is. I know but didn't say. Anyone is free to look it up.
All I heard was "We will push back."
Okay Carol how about coming up with even one executive order that target as you put it "political enemy combatants". As a matter of fact come up with any executive order that gives the president control over any industry.
How quickly you've seem to have forgotten that on October 4, 2001 your hero George W Bush secretly authorized the NSA to track suspected terrorists by monitoring domestic communications without a warrant.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1048102 Dec 27, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Hillary got thrown under the bus by the liberal media in lieu of their prom king crush on Obama. Obama told lies about her too just to get elected.
"Shame on you, Barack Obama! Shame on you!"
Hillary Clinton 2008
The liberal media decides who is going to win and then leads you astray to make it happen. Try and be a bit more objective next year and in 2016. You don't want to be one of their "useful idiots".
There's no such thing as a liberal media Carol, just like there's no such thing as unicorns.
If the media are so liberal, where are all the Union-friendly news shows? I see lots of pro-big business & pro-investor shows. Where are the shows for worker interests? And, other than MSNBC, where are the pro-Union guests? I see lots of guests making the pro-corporate, anti-union arguments. Where are all the union defenders in the "liberal" media?
If the media are so liberal, why do they keep focusing on debt/deficit/austerity and not the arguments against austerity that all the liberal economists are making?
If the media are so liberal, why did they ignore the 2011 Tar Sands protests in DC and the hundreds of arrested protesters, including a renowned NASA scientist?
If the media are so liberal, why have they completely ignored the controversy surrounding the drilling of the Alberta Tar Sands?
If the media are so liberal, why did they parrot Bush's link between Iraq & 9/11, and his claim that Iraq still had WMD's, while ignoring the many experts who could disprove these claims?
If the media are so liberal, why did they cheerlead us into the Iraq war, while censoring those who opposed it?
If the media are so liberal, why did they virtually ignore the largest anti-war protest in the history of mankind on the eve of the Iraq invasion in 2003, but have since given plenty of mostly uncritical coverage of much smaller Tea Party protests?
If the media are so liberal, why did they give so much free publicity to Paul Ryan's "brave", "heroic" budget plan, while they ignored the Progressive Caucus's People's Budget?
If the media are so liberal, why did even Bush's own press secretary think the media was too deferential to him?
If the media are so liberal, why did they run the fake ACORN voter fraud stories & the faked ACORN video stings, then virtually ignore it when ACORN was vindicated and proven innocent of both?
If the media are so liberal, then why do the "liberal" TV stations gladly air tons of liberal-bashing campaign ads by right-wing groups?
If the media are so liberal, why do they keep covering-up for Wall Street and hiding the rampant criminality there?
If the media are so liberal, why did they virtually ignore the biggest climate change rally in US history on February 17?
If the media are so liberal, why do they treat far-right views as mainstream?

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1048103 Dec 27, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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HEY STUPID!
They voted for Obama based on lies about Obamacare and Benghazi you idiot.
"You can keep your existing insurance plan, doctor & hospital!!!"
Candy Crowley & Obama lied on a national stage during the second debate!
Obama won and award he deserves: LIE OF THE YEAR
As far as your cherry picked libtarded story:
Why didn't Democrats just fix that type of problem as well as insuring the uninsured?
Instead you moronic commie b*stards turned the system upside down and now it's worse for a ton of people. You just shifted the problem.
Your little NAZI brown shirt propaganda i nothing but spin.
You are a liar and an IDIOT!
Dumbfk
Liberals live by a simple credo: "All's fair in love and politics."

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1048104 Dec 27, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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The recovery since 2009 has been weak and both GDP and job growth remain erratic and uneven. Unemployment as of November 2013 was 7%, considered high by American standards, with about 7.4 million jobs created since February 2010. American household wealth has plunged to levels not seen since 1992, with incomes dropping to 1996 levels when adjusted for inflation. Nearly 50 million Americans (16%) are in poverty, up from 12.1% in 2007.
Your 'Liar of the Year' is a joke and has accomplished nothing except destroying things.
Thank you for providing data to support my contention that America is in a recovery from the recession created by Republicans. Its weak, erratic and uneven due to Republican obstructionism. Thank you also for making the point that "American household wealth has plunged" as a result of greedy wealthy Republicans stealing from the poor and middle class. Speaking of stealing, you forgot to include quotes around information you obviously stole.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1048107 Dec 27, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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The recovery since 2009 has been weak and both GDP and job growth remain erratic and uneven. Unemployment as of November 2013 was 7%, considered high by American standards, with about 7.4 million jobs created since February 2010. American household wealth has plunged to levels not seen since 1992, with incomes dropping to 1996 levels when adjusted for inflation. Nearly 50 million Americans (16%) are in poverty, up from 12.1% in 2007.
Your 'Liar of the Year' is a joke and has accomplished nothing except destroying things.
Are you really using the " Obama is not fixing the Bush/Republican disaster fast enough excuse?

Seriously??

And still blaming the results of the Bush disaster on Obama.

This is how God Damn stupid you fricken morons really are.

YOUR guy takes us from a balanced budget to the worst economic conditions in 80 years & you sit on your fat asses & say & do nothing until Obama takes office. Then you dress up like patriots & form the Tea Party & everything is Obama's fault.

'My God you people are idiots.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1048109 Dec 27, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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HEY STUPID!
They voted for Obama based on lies about Obamacare and Benghazi you idiot.
"You can keep your existing insurance plan, doctor & hospital!!!"
Candy Crowley & Obama lied on a national stage during the second debate!
Obama won and award he deserves: LIE OF THE YEAR
As far as your cherry picked libtarded story:
Why didn't Democrats just fix that type of problem as well as insuring the uninsured?
Instead you moronic commie b*stards turned the system upside down and now it's worse for a ton of people. You just shifted the problem.
Your little NAZI brown shirt propaganda i nothing but spin.
You are a liar and an IDIOT!
Dumbfk
Romney lost because he was not wacko right enough to get the far right voter turnout. During the primary, your far right candidates painted him as a vulture capitalist buying & destroying companies. And, according to the far right, he wasn't really a Christian.

Good luck with Santorum in 2016.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1048110 Dec 27, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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Liberals live by a simple credo: "All's fair in love and politics."
Birthers are scum!

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1048111 Dec 27, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
Just a simple question. We all know that the boy president, nobama, planned the mission that got bin laden down to the final detail. Without the presidents expertise and knowledge bib laden would still be roaming around. But what difference does it make that he is dead. Is the tallyban dead and out of action? No. Has the violence brought about by muslim terrorists subsided? No. Are not the terrorists still murdering innocent women and children, both Christian and muslim? Yes.
Peace
KMA
Nappy New year
Nice slur, racist f*ck Eed.

You ignorant POS.

President Obama ran in 2009 on getting Bin Laden. He directed the military & CIA to put forth the effort.

Bush: " F*ck Bin Laden He is just one man. Who the f*ck cares where he is"

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1048112 Dec 27, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Thanks, I will.
It's obvious to anyone who doesn't have their head stuck up Obama's azz that the media goes out of their way to excuse and cover up his frequent blunders.
(CNN)-- "President Barack Obama apologized Thursday to those Americans whose insurance plans are being canceled due to the federal health law he championed even though he said repeatedly they could keep their coverage if they liked."
http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/07/politics/obama-...
Dumbfck Dave, caught lying for his party yet again.
The ACA said that any health insurance policy that existed when the law passed was grandfathered in under the ACA as long as it met certain guidelines.

Insurance companies knew this.

So who cancelled policies? Not the ACA. The Insurance companies.

Who decides networks? Not the ACA, the Insurance Companies.

But hey, Ray, you keep on proving just how uninformed & uneducated you are.

Insurance companies have been canceling policies for decades at renewal time. You f*cking idiots act like this is new.

My God you people are dumber than sh*t.

I got a cancellation notice this year. Followed by a choice of 10 different plans to replace it. The same I get nearly every year.

I didn't do like you morons & run screaming " OMG OMG OMG My policy was cancelled OMG OMG"

I looked at all my options & chose a plan equivalent to my old policy & equivalent provider network & saved 40% on the exchanges.

You f*cking idiots just sit there & whine. Its what you do best.
tell it like it is

Norman, OK

#1048113 Dec 27, 2013
Emeem wrote:
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Thank you for providing data to support my contention that America is in a recovery from the recession created by Republicans. Its weak, erratic and uneven due to Republican obstructionism. Thank you also for making the point that "American household wealth has plunged" as a result of greedy wealthy Republicans stealing from the poor and middle class. Speaking of stealing, you forgot to include quotes around information you obviously stole.
stop smoking crack...
tell it like it is

Norman, OK

#1048114 Dec 27, 2013
Obammie told us we'd know him by the company he keeps...

"John Beale, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) top paid employee and its global warming expert, got 30 years last week..."

http://jewishworldreview.com/1213/rhart122513...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1048115 Dec 27, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You and your ilk want to take us full circle. Forward is just going back to pre-1776...King George III and power in the hands of the elite few.
Kind of sad you don't know what you're giving a thumbs up to.
Keep drinking the kool-aid. The Tea Party gang are a flash in the pan that wont be around much longer. If you don't understand by now that the Republican party is all for the "the elite few", there is no hope for you.
tell it like it is

Norman, OK

#1048116 Dec 27, 2013
Who won?

"MOSCOW, December 27./ITAR-TASS/. This year, Russia’s unemployment level stands at about 5.5 percent..."

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/713179

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1048117 Dec 27, 2013
By AP December 26, 2013, 6: 30 PM
Bicyclists may be riding straight into taxes
CHICAGO -- Early blasts of snow, ice and below-zero temperatures haven't stopped a surprising number of Chicago cyclists from spinning through the slush this winter, thanks in part to a city so serious about accommodating them that it deploys mini-snow plows to clear bike lanes.
The snow-clearing operation is just the latest attention city leaders have lavished on cycling, from a growing web of bike lanes to the nation's second largest shared network of grab-and-go bicycles stationed all over town. But it also spotlights questions that have been raised here, a city wrestling with deep financial problems, and across the country.
Who is paying for all this bicycle upkeep? And shouldn't bicyclists be kicking in themselves?
A city councilwoman's recent proposal to institute a $25 annual cycling tax set off a lively debate that eventually sputtered out after the city responded with a collective "Say what?" A number of gruff voices spoke in favor, feeding off motorists' antagonism toward what they deride as stop sign-running freeloaders. Bike-friendly bloggers retorted that maybe pedestrians ought to be charged a shoe tax to use the sidewalks.
"There'd be special bike cops pulling people over? Or cameras? What do you do (to enforce this)?" asked Mike Salvatore, owner of Heritage Bicycles, a new Chicago hangout that neatly blends a lively cafe with a custom bike-building workshop in a 19th-century building.
Chicago is by no means the only place across the U.S. tempted to see bicyclists as a possible new source of revenue, only to run into questions of fairness and enforceability. That is testing the vision of city leaders who are transforming urban expanses with bike lanes and other amenities in a quest for relevance, vitality and livability - with never enough funds.
Two or three states consider legislation each year for some type of cycling registration and tax - complete with decals or mini-license plates, National Conference of State Legislatures policy specialist Douglas Shinkle said. This year, it was Georgia, Oregon, Washington and Vermont. The Oregon legislation, which failed, would even have applied to children.
"I really think that legislators are just trying to be as creative as possible and as open to any sort of possibilities to fill in any funding gaps. Everything is on the table," he said.
It's not a new idea. The Netherlands, where a cycling lifestyle has long been the norm, had bike taxes from 1924 to 1941, when the Nazis did away with it in a gesture meant to win over the Dutch.
Hawaii has had a statewide bike registration law for decades, as has the normally tax-hating city of Colorado Springs, Colo., though in both cases, they are one-time fees and all proceeds go toward bicycle infrastructure.
In the case of Colorado Springs, the proposal came from the cycling community itself. The $4 tax on the purchase of new bikes has been in place since 1988, and no one seems to mind. It only raises up to $150,000 a year, but it's useful as a local match for federal grants. And it gives cycling advocates leverage when pushing for bike projects. For one thing, it has revealed that 25,000 bikes are sold each year, a big number in a city of 430,000.
"The idea was to legitimize bicycles," explained Al Brody, a cycling enthusiast and retired Air Force officer who once coaxed a city councilwoman on a trek up Pikes Peak to lobby for opening up the mountain roadway to bicyclists. "It's in your face: We're paying taxes, this is how many bikes we're selling."
Portland, Ore., is handing over entire traffic lanes to cyclists downtown, irritating some businesses.
Waxman

London, UK

#1048118 Dec 27, 2013
Emeem wrote:
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Thank you for providing data to support my contention that America is in a recovery from the recession created by Republicans. Its weak, erratic and uneven due to Republican obstructionism. Thank you also for making the point that "American household wealth has plunged" as a result of greedy wealthy Republicans stealing from the poor and middle class. Speaking of stealing, you forgot to include quotes around information you obviously stole.
God are you libtards imbeciles! Hey, after all, how else would Democrats get elected.

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“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1048119 Dec 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
2014 will mark the beginning of a massive change for liberal talk radio across the country. In New York, WWRL 1600 AM will flip to Spanish-language music and talk, throwing Ed Schultz, Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes, and Alan Colmes off the air. In Los Angeles, KTLK 1150 will be dumping Stephanie Miller, Rhodes, Bill Press and David Cruz off the air in favor of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. In San Francisco, KNEW 960 will leave Miller, Hartmann, and Mike Malloy without a radio home in the market.
Thanks to radio consolidation and the secondary status of leftist talk in major markets across the country, the final death knell for liberal talkers could be tolling. Leftist talkers simply don’t have the same radio draw as conservatives; KTLK was ranked #41 in the market in November 2013, with WWRL registering almost no pulse at all. KNEW registered just an 0.4 in the San Francisco market in December 2013, placing it #31 in the market.
The failure of commercial leftist talk means that only government-sponsored NPR remains in many major markets.
It all goes back to the dumbing down of America. We have a whole generation raised on computer games and fantasy. They want entertainment, not news, and that is what Conservatives are all about. They want to be amused and there is nothing more amusing than conservative "reporting" of the news. Liberal's stick to the facts and that is boring.
Waxman

London, UK

#1048120 Dec 27, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Keep drinking the kool-aid. The Tea Party gang are a flash in the pan that wont be around much longer. If you don't understand by now that the Republican party is all for the "the elite few", there is no hope for you.
It's obvious you've been drinking Moonshine and swallowing LSD.

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