Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1249904 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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Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#907433 May 20, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Hey aren't you the guy that doesn't want to pay for dead beat O'bama supporters? This ought to financially ruin liberal states that house so many O'bamasons: Millions of ex-felons, parolees and those on probation are about to be entitled to tax-payer paid health coverage. Newly freed prisoners traditionally walk away from the penitentiary with a bus ticket and a few dollars in their pockets. Starting in January, many of the 650,000 inmates released from prison each year will be eligible for something else: health care by way of Medicaid, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
A sizable portion of the nearly 5 million ex-offenders who are on parole or probation at any given time will also be covered.
The expansion of Medicaid, a key provision of the health care reform law, is the main vehicle for delivering health insurance to former prisoners.
lol! So why are blue state paying in more than they receive and red state receiving more than they pay in?
TSM

El Paso, TX

#907434 May 20, 2013
I thought I was seeing Instant Replay/Flashback Sunday!! WH sends out Susan Rice to argue that the attack on Benghazi was due to a ‘Video’ Sunday it was Dan Pfeiffer being sent out to argue Benghazi, IRS, AP scandals are ‘Irrelevant’ folks this administration really thinks we’re Stupid!!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#907435 May 20, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Notice it couldn't bring itself to say pro-life? Nobody calls it anti-choice.
The word is Pro-life

And frontporch is delusional. The IG report states they target Pro-Life groups as well as Tea Party groups and other conservative groups.

It was nothing short of a witch hunt.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#907436 May 20, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, a 'flat tax' or 'fair tax' would be fantastic for the economy . This is true, except well-established rich people would benefit unequally to poorer people with less take home pay and expendable income.It would only exasperate the deep problem of the huge income gap between rich and poor.
The Fair Tax would be great for poor people. They would receive their whole paycheck. No withholding. They would receive the pre-bate of up to the poverty line for their size family. Pre-bate means they get it before they pay it. Used items are not taxed. Nothing used is taxed. Gets rid of the IRS. Makes April 15 just another spring day. No need for paperwork or tax forms. No expense for filing.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#907437 May 20, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>If NOT for Obama bin Lying... Benghazi would NOT be an issue you idiot... Obama keeping Benghazi alive by continuing to lie.
You have to admit - Obama bin Lying, Hillary, Susan Rice and Carney do what they do best is LIE.
lol!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#907438 May 20, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Walmart closed today? Or is Flack taking a break from filling his Communist Chinese overlord's coffers?
Is the name of the group Pro-life or anti-abortion?

Enough with the insane yadda, yadda to avoid addressing issues.

Since: Jun 08

Louisville, KY

#907439 May 20, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
Obama approval rating back to 50%. Seems no matter what/how much Fox/Republicans throw at em, the people see through their BS.
So says an idiot who believed Benghazi was caused by a youtube video...

You do realize that your party is largely comprised of drug abusers, pedophiles and high school dropouts, right?

Every day dozens of registered Democrats go to jail and decrease the voter roll of the Democrat party
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#907440 May 20, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>So how come every time it crashes we have a depression or a massive recession and millions of jobs are lost? Please explain the connection.
The stock market is normally a leading indicator of the economy.

However, the current environment is different. Companies are maintaining profitably even as revenues are stagnant by cutting costs to the bone. Government policies like Obamacare strongly encourage this behavior. So expect continued profits and continued high unemployment.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#907441 May 20, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! So why are blue state paying in more than they receive and red state receiving more than they pay in?
"This ought to financially ruin liberal states that house so many O'bamasons: Millions of ex-felons, parolees and those on probation are about to be entitled to tax-payer paid health coverage"

Many blue states are near bankruptcy. Do you think that this additional burden will cause great financial difficulty for them?

The we "lack reading comprehension" claims here by Progressives is getting irritating.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#907442 May 20, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>The I R S was requesting that pro-choice and anti-choice groups applying for the tax exempt status comply with laws that placed reasonable limits on their rights to free speech and free association . So, no one at the I R S singled out only anti-choice groups .
The IRS (in the Cincinnati office) was taking up the applications as they were submitted.

During the suspect period most of the apps for 501 (c)(4) tax exemptions were coming in from political oriented groups such as TeaParty and 9/12 which are not exactly aligned with social welfare. Matter of fact an argument can be made that those sorts of groups stand firmly against social welfare.

Obviously the apps presented were full of red flags thus the questions that the IRS wished answered in writing. The IRS was attempting to justify that the groups focus would be social welfare and not "free money for the fanciest anti Obama website."

One app that fell under scrutiny came from the Liberty Township Ohio TeaParty. Do we really need TeaParty groups every ten miles like McDonald's??? Do TeaParty groups really need to compete with one another for the "biggest" donors? How about rallies held in churches where the political messages are accompanied by religious ones?

The Ohio (R) congressman who stood up for the Liberty Township group clearly did not know the difference between a 501 (c)(4) and a 501 (c)(3)__or else he was lying. I sent a nasty email to the fat little fk. He didn't reply!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#907443 May 20, 2013
TSM wrote:
I thought I was seeing Instant Replay/Flashback Sunday!! WH sends out Susan Rice to argue that the attack on Benghazi was due to a ‘Video’ Sunday it was Dan Pfeiffer being sent out to argue Benghazi, IRS, AP scandals are ‘Irrelevant’ folks this administration really thinks we’re Stupid!!
Pfeiffer was nothing more than a Susan Rice wannabe.

Pfeiffer over did his everything is irrelevant when he claimed the law was irrelevant. He was surprised by the fact the press disagreed with him. He later walked it back
NJ raider 1

Newark, NJ

#907444 May 20, 2013
LiberalsAreHypocrites wrote:
<quoted text>
So?
Same poll says Americans now love Obama more because of the scandals!
See? They are lying to you!
At least 1 of you right wingers learned not to trust them polls. That's what got your asses torched a few months back! According to the polls, Romney had a 4-5 point lead just days before the manslaughter took place on Nov 6. The same thing will happen come mid term elections. The enlightened is just waiting patient to remove those speed bumps from office, so Obama can fully implement his agenda! They won't sleep & assume like they did in 2010. You can count on it!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#907445 May 20, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>What scandals? What has he personally done? Give me facts, not fox New/Republican talking points/lies/innuendo.
President Obama gave an outstanding speach at Morehouse:

“We know that too many young men in our community continue to make bad choices,” Mr. Obama said.“And I have to say, growing up I made quite a few myself. Sometimes I wrote off my own failings as just another example of the world trying to keep a black man down.”

“But one of the things all of you have learned over the last four years is there’s no longer any room for excuses,” the president said to the roughly 500 graduates in a downpour, his words punctuated by claps of thunder.

Wearing academic robes in maroon and black — he was later awarded an honorary law degree — Mr. Obama singled out a graduate, Leland Shelton, who, as a four-year-old had been taken away from his mother by the state. By 14, he was in foster care.

On Sunday, Mr. Shelton graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors and is enrolling at Harvard Law School. The president said that Mr. Shelton planned to use his law degree to advocate for other foster children.

Above all, Mr. Obama exhorted the graduates to extend a hand to other black men, noting that his own success depended less on his Ivy League credentials than on the sense of empathy and obligation he felt, as a black man, to his brothers.

But for the grace of God, I might be in their shoes,” the president said.“I might have been in prison. I might have been unemployed. I might not have been able to support a family.”

Reflecting on his turbulent childhood, Mr. Obama said,“I sure wish I had had a father who was not only present, but involved; didn’t know my dad. And so my whole life, I’ve tried to be for Michelle and my girls what my father wasn’t for my mother and me.”

Declaring that “there are some things, as black men, we can only do for ourselves,” Mr. Obama urged the graduates to “keep setting an example for what it means to be a man.” And he asked them to extend their sense of justice to other minorities.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/19...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#907447 May 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
President Obama gave an outstanding speach at Morehouse:
“We know that too many young men in our community continue to make bad choices,” Mr. Obama said.“And I have to say, growing up I made quite a few myself. Sometimes I wrote off my own failings as just another example of the world trying to keep a black man down.”
“But one of the things all of you have learned over the last four years is there’s no longer any room for excuses,” the president said to the roughly 500 graduates in a downpour, his words punctuated by claps of thunder.
Wearing academic robes in maroon and black — he was later awarded an honorary law degree — Mr. Obama singled out a graduate, Leland Shelton, who, as a four-year-old had been taken away from his mother by the state. By 14, he was in foster care.
On Sunday, Mr. Shelton graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors and is enrolling at Harvard Law School. The president said that Mr. Shelton planned to use his law degree to advocate for other foster children.
Above all, Mr. Obama exhorted the graduates to extend a hand to other black men, noting that his own success depended less on his Ivy League credentials than on the sense of empathy and obligation he felt, as a black man, to his brothers.
But for the grace of God, I might be in their shoes,” the president said.“I might have been in prison. I might have been unemployed. I might not have been able to support a family.”
Reflecting on his turbulent childhood, Mr. Obama said,“I sure wish I had had a father who was not only present, but involved; didn’t know my dad. And so my whole life, I’ve tried to be for Michelle and my girls what my father wasn’t for my mother and me.”
Declaring that “there are some things, as black men, we can only do for ourselves,” Mr. Obama urged the graduates to “keep setting an example for what it means to be a man.” And he asked them to extend their sense of justice to other minorities.
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/19...
Obama's speech was shockingly racist, even for him.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#907448 May 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
President Obama gave an outstanding speach at Morehouse:
“We know that too many young men in our community continue to make bad choices,” Mr. Obama said.“And I have to say, growing up I made quite a few myself. Sometimes I wrote off my own failings as just another example of the world trying to keep a black man down.”
“But one of the things all of you have learned over the last four years is there’s no longer any room for excuses,” the president said to the roughly 500 graduates in a downpour, his words punctuated by claps of thunder.
Wearing academic robes in maroon and black — he was later awarded an honorary law degree — Mr. Obama singled out a graduate, Leland Shelton, who, as a four-year-old had been taken away from his mother by the state. By 14, he was in foster care.
On Sunday, Mr. Shelton graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors and is enrolling at Harvard Law School. The president said that Mr. Shelton planned to use his law degree to advocate for other foster children.
Above all, Mr. Obama exhorted the graduates to extend a hand to other black men, noting that his own success depended less on his Ivy League credentials than on the sense of empathy and obligation he felt, as a black man, to his brothers.
But for the grace of God, I might be in their shoes,” the president said.“I might have been in prison. I might have been unemployed. I might not have been able to support a family.”
Reflecting on his turbulent childhood, Mr. Obama said,“I sure wish I had had a father who was not only present, but involved; didn’t know my dad. And so my whole life, I’ve tried to be for Michelle and my girls what my father wasn’t for my mother and me.”
Declaring that “there are some things, as black men, we can only do for ourselves,” Mr. Obama urged the graduates to “keep setting an example for what it means to be a man.” And he asked them to extend their sense of justice to other minorities.
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/19...
Chris Matthews said Obama likes giving speeches more than he likes leading the country.

So it's probably not a good idea to keep reinforcing that fact.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#907449 May 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The IRS (in the Cincinnati office) was taking up the applications as they were submitted.
During the suspect period most of the apps for 501 (c)(4) tax exemptions were coming in from political oriented groups such as TeaParty and 9/12 which are not exactly aligned with social welfare. Matter of fact an argument can be made that those sorts of groups stand firmly against social welfare.
Obviously the apps presented were full of red flags thus the questions that the IRS wished answered in writing. The IRS was attempting to justify that the groups focus would be social welfare and not "free money for the fanciest anti Obama website."
One app that fell under scrutiny came from the Liberty Township Ohio TeaParty. Do we really need TeaParty groups every ten miles like McDonald's??? Do TeaParty groups really need to compete with one another for the "biggest" donors? How about rallies held in churches where the political messages are accompanied by religious ones?
The Ohio (R) congressman who stood up for the Liberty Township group clearly did not know the difference between a 501 (c)(4) and a 501 (c)(3)__or else he was lying. I sent a nasty email to the fat little fk. He didn't reply!
The targeting was also discovered in Washington D.C. and California.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#907450 May 20, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
It was the same poll that was an outlier for Obama approval was the same one that states
59% of Americans approve of the GOP handling of Benghazi
That is what makes this so amazing
You mean... nothing?

Or complaining?

wow.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#907451 May 20, 2013
PTBW Forever wrote:
<quoted text>
So says an idiot who believed Benghazi was caused by a youtube video...
You do realize that your party is largely comprised of drug abusers, pedophiles and high school dropouts, right?
Every day dozens of registered Democrats go to jail and decrease the voter roll of the Democrat party
New Yorkers, when asked on the street about Benghazi and the IRS scandal, had not heard of either. At least 12 people were asked.

One student at Cornell University couldn't even name the VP.

New York predominately votes Democrat. These are the people who put this president back into office.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#907452 May 20, 2013
I think Axelrod makes two Great Points: Axelrod: The government’s just “too vast” for Obama” his point would validate what Clinton had said about Obama’ He’s In over His Head ‘the other is Government is way too Large and need to be shrunk, I’m not sure if he Realize he just Highlighted Obama’s Incompetence!!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#907453 May 20, 2013
The DOJ sweep involving the AP now includes three FOX News reporters. This is going to keep mushrooming.

Who wants to bet they have warrants for anyone covering the Obama admin?

I did say following as this involved more than phone records.

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