Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1278305 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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PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#989801 Sep 26, 2013
richardIII wrote:
<quoted text>
Haven't you heard? That's exactly what Oblamacare will give us.
Haven't you heard? That's a complete lie. Obamacare eliminates the real death panels, the ability of big insurance to discontinue coverage when you get sick or to place an arbitrary lifetime cap on coverage.
You're an idiot!
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#989802 Sep 26, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Your allegiance is with those that want to turn this country into a fascist plutocracy where the ultra wealthy get everything and the rest of us, you too moron, fight over the crumbs.
You're an idiot!
Yeah... PDUPONT, a nanny state socialist, a NAZI liberal who wants to abolish the freedom of choice you idiot.....

A communist manifesto wet dream of life time welfare, crumbs, ghetto, and handout plutocracy of peanuts to the have nots you idiot loser...

If it's ghetto, socialist and idiot, it's dangerous, nazi and liberal..

It's the culture...
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#989803 Sep 26, 2013
Even the chimpies at CNN are having to admit the truth about odumbocare (even though they try their hardest to spin it).......

Are employers dumping health benefits because of Obamacare?

By Tami Luhby @Luhby September 26, 2013: 6:07 AM

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)
There are many assumptions about what the effects of Obamacare will be. This series aims to separate myths from realities and answer questions surrounding the Affordable Care Act.

Myth: Employers are dumping health benefits because of Obamacare.

Reality: It's true that Obamacare is raising costs on employers. And some are either passing those increased tabs to workers or are cutting back on benefits to keep costs under control.

Several employers -- including UPS (UPS, Fortune 500), Delta (DAL, Fortune 500) and University of Virginia -- have recently cited Obamacare as a source of increased costs. UPS and University of Virginia will no longer provide benefits for spouses with coverage options elsewhere. Trader Joe's and Home Depot (HD, Fortune 500)are shifting part-time workers to the Obamacare exchanges.

Some companies are making major changes that aren't directly related to Obamacare, but embrace the idea of health insurance exchanges. IBM (IBM, Fortune 500) and Time Warner (TWX, Fortune 500) are moving retirees to private exchanges, while Walgreens (WAG, Fortune 500) is shifting all its employees to a private exchange next year.

But Obamacare is not the only reason behind the benefits adjustments.

"An increase in costs of a few percent isn't enough to cause widespread changes in benefits," said Larry Levitt, senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Other factors, such as the improving economy, are contributing to rising costs since people use more medical care when the economy is healthier.

Also, companies have been shifting costs to employees for years. While UPS will limit its spousal coverage, it is not the first company to do so.

Starbucks CEO on Obamacare plans

"The ACA is definitely escalating the pace of change," said Sandy Ageloff, senior consultant with Towers Watson, a professional services firm.

Not all companies, however, are planning to pull back on benefits. Starbucks' CEO Howard Schultz told CNN earlier this month that Starbucks will not change its coverage even though Obamacare will raise its costs.

"I don't believe that ... the health care law should be a reason or a motivation to cut benefits for either the employee or spouses," Schultz said. "An investment in your people is an investment in shareholder value."
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#989804 Sep 26, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah... PDUPONT, a nanny state socialist, a NAZI liberal who wants to abolish the freedom of choice you idiot.....
A communist manifesto wet dream of life time welfare, crumbs, ghetto, and handout plutocracy of peanuts to the have nots you idiot loser...
If it's ghetto, socialist and idiot, it's dangerous, nazi and liberal..
It's the culture...
Truth be told, Pierre is REALLY only interested in Schwanstucker promulgation.....

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#989805 Sep 26, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
obammie lied!
"95% of Americans live in states where average premiums in the new insurance marketplace will be lower than projected"
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/
You realize that your source is a jackass.

The quote says that premiums will be lower than projected. i.e. the actual premiums coming out in the exchanges are lower than they were estimated to be earlier.

That statement has zero do do with comparisons about policies outside the exchanges.

You people keep proving how GD dumb you are.

You deserve Ted Cruz & Rand Paul.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#989806 Sep 26, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Just have a question. It's random and weird, but I'm in a random and weird mood. So what makes gay men want to have anal sex? It's where their poop comes out and sometimes where their poop is.
Just don't get the sexual motivation there.
Oh my word; Aunt Batty curious about anal sex. This is rich.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#989807 Sep 26, 2013
Grampy wrote:
<quoted text>
If your father was a lying Kenyan who lied about his marital status just to get into the pants of an angry slut, angry because her parents named her Stanley, knock her up, illegally marry her, and then abandon her and the baby, then you are also a Kenyan, and of course grow up to be a lying Kenyan.
Translation: Grampy's wife has been working nights and weekends even after he had eyelid surgery.
Sucks to be you.
Maybe you should try testosterone and shave your head, women like bald men. Or, maybe an earing!!~!
TEA PARTY LESS EVIL

Winterville, NC

#989808 Sep 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The treaty has ZERO to do with gun rights in the US.
You people are dumber than sh*t.
UN Treaty and Fast & Furious —Tools of Gun Control

The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Infowars.com Twitter Alex Jones' Facebook Infowars store

The history of the UN-ATT is intertwined with Fast & Furious and other false flags

David Knight
Infowars.com
September 25, 2013

It was just a few days ago that Henry Porter of the London Observer said:

This has reached the point where it has ceased to be a domestic issue. The world cannot stand idly by.

The UN has been working for a long time on tactics to disarm and control Americans. The purpose of the UN Arms Trade Treaty (UN-ATT) is to regulate the transfer of guns. That obviously requires that all guns be registered and tracked by governments — which is really about registering and tracking gun owners.

To get the ATT ratified, a watered down version is offered as a Trojan Horse with just a passing reference to “small arms”. Once it’s ratified, it can easily be changed and expanded with only 75% of UN countries voting for changes. That won’t be difficult considering it passed nearly unanimously, with only 3 countries (Iran, Syria and North Korea) voting against.

FALSE FLAGS & PUBLIC OPINION

The history of the UN-ATT is intertwined with false flags. Fast & Furious was supposed to lay the groundwork to scare the public about arms crossing the border. Even the NY Times pointed out that the purpose of our government shipping guns to Mexico in the “Gunwalker” programs was to scare the public about arms moving across borders and get the public to cry out for protection. And the UN-ATT was the legislation they had already prepared to offer as a solution.

The UN-ATT was originally scheduled for a vote last July. But Fast & Furious had been exposed and was in full blown controversy because the GOP wanted to use it for political gain — not because they wanted to end the BATF abuses or send anyone to jail for criminal behavior. The “Gunwalker” programs had been run under Bush prior to Obama.

Exactly one week before the UN was to vote on the UN-ATT, the Aurora, CO shooting was staged to try to energize gun control, take away attention from Fast & Furious and get American public opinion to support UN-ATT passage.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#989809 Sep 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
exactly.
Average Obamacare Premiums Will Be Lower Than Projected
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2013/...
Interesting that none of the nightshift freaks didn't respond to Lois' query about anal sex!!!! I can't stop laughing. Did she really post that?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#989810 Sep 26, 2013
What in the hell did that blowhard Cruz drone about for 21 hours? Fer kerrrisst sakes.
TEA PARTY LESS EVIL

Winterville, NC

#989811 Sep 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The treaty has ZERO to do with gun rights in the US.
You people are dumber than sh*t.
I was at the UN that week covering it for a pro-Second Amendment organization. There were a couple of groups demonstrating for passage and the corporate media was in full court press calling for gun control. But the Feds didn’t get the traction from Aurora that they needed thanks to the authentic media. So they decided to wait until after the US election and even made public statements to that effect. If Obama lost, it would be done after election but before the new President took office.
Within hours of Obama winning re-election and the Senate Democrats increasing in numbers, they announced that they wouldn’t do it in the lame duck session after all but in the spring. The Sandy Hook shooting took place Dec 15 and for 3 months Sandy Hook and gun control were the corporate media’s theme. Then the UN passed the Arms Trade Treaty on April 2.
THE RATIFICATION PROCESS
Kerry signed the UN-ATT today. Senators have warned that the treaty has to be ratified by the Senate (probably because Obama has a history of violating the Constitution and ignoring requirements for Congressional authorization).
Constitutionally, it doesn’t matter that the Secretary of State signed the treaty. President Clinton’s Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, signed another terrible UN treaty — the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, attacking the family — back in 1995. It never got any farther.
If Obama signs the treaty it still has to be ratified by the Senate. But it’s important to note that the Constitution doesn’t require 2/3 of the Senate to approve — only 2/3 of those PRESENT have to sign it. Will Harry Reid schedule a vote during a recess to get it ratified?
TREATIES DON’T CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION
Treaties don’t amend the Constitution but neither does regulatory law. However, the Feds act as if both do. Once the government passes a “law” or “regulation”, they enforce it. Citizens can fight them in court, but even when governments lose, it’s not uncommon for them to ignore the court decision. Washington, DC ignores the fact that the Supreme Court struck down their gun laws 5 years ago in DC v Heller. And court decisions striking down laws against photographing cops are being ignored across the country.
INFRINGING RIGHTS
Former General McChrystal, has publicly supported banning military weapons from being possessed by the people
That’s what our soldiers ought to carry. I personally don’t think there’s any need for that kind of weaponry on the streets
and at the same time has called for re-instating the draft. Admiral Mike Mullen, the ex-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said
he feared US civilians “do not know us” while the military had become increasingly “insular.”
McChrystal went on to say something very telling:
“Serious action is necessary. Sometimes we talk about very limited actions on the edges and I just don’t think that’s enough.”
“Very limited action around the edges” is exactly what “infringement” is. But not content with infringement, McChrystal is calling for more “serious action” implying, he’s ready to move on to confiscation. Clearly McChrystal & Mullen have no respect for the constitutional prohibition of a standing army and reject the constitutional prescription of a citizen militia like Switzerland.
The Founders used the term “shall not be infringed” in the Second Amendment because they knew that arms could never be confiscated from the people unless it was a gradual infringement, gradual and “limited actions on the edges” as McChrystal puts it.
One might ask why they used the term “shall not infringe” rather than “Congress shall pass no law” as in the First Amendment. If we look at Article 1, Sec 8, we see that Congress had already given authorization to pass laws that affected the militia. Congress was to organize, arm and call forth the people as a militia, i.e. support and aid the militia.
TEA PARTY LESS EVIL

Winterville, NC

#989812 Sep 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The treaty has ZERO to do with gun rights in the US.
You people are dumber than sh*t.
There is a clear distinction in the Constitution between a standing army (which was not to be funded for more than 3 years) and the militia. The militia, not the army, was tasked with “suppressing insurrections and repelling invasions” according to Article 1, Sec 8, Clause 15. The next clause, Article 1, Sec 8, Clause 16, gave Congress authority to organize, arm and train the militia and to appoint officers. That was what the term “well regulated” referred to in the Second Amendment — not the infringement of rights by bureaucratic “regulations”.

The Congress was tasked with arming the militia, not disarming it incrementally. The public’s understanding of militias and the army has been turned upside down by the schools and the corporate media. To correct it, we need to understand that a standing army and a national bank were correctly understood by the Founders to be the greatest threats to our liberties. The Constitution calls for a citizen militia, not a standing professional army, to defend the country.

This article was posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#989813 Sep 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You realize that your source is a jackass.
The quote says that premiums will be lower than projected. i.e. the actual premiums coming out in the exchanges are lower than they were estimated to be earlier.
That statement has zero do do with comparisons about policies outside the exchanges.
You people keep proving how GD dumb you are.
You deserve Ted Cruz & Rand Paul.
Its really simple chimpy;

policy premiums outside of the odumbocare exchanges (ie responsible, worthwhile people who already made the smart fiscal choice to have insurance) go up in order to subsidize policies WITHIN the exchanges.

That latter demographic will be at LEAST 65-70% freeloading chimps (like you).....
endtimes

AOL

#989814 Sep 26, 2013
.

SEPT 2014 :---SIGNS of Tribulation "start"

youtu.be/xO_Sk9CzFkY

.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#989815 Sep 26, 2013
TEA PARTY LESS EVIL wrote:
<quoted text> UN Treaty and Fast & Furious —Tools of Gun Control
The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Infowars.com Twitter Alex Jones' Facebook Infowars store
The history of the UN-ATT is intertwined with Fast & Furious and other false flags
David Knight
Infowars.com
September 25, 2013
It was just a few days ago that Henry Porter of the London Observer said:
This has reached the point where it has ceased to be a domestic issue. The world cannot stand idly by.
The UN has been working for a long time on tactics to disarm and control Americans. The purpose of the UN Arms Trade Treaty (UN-ATT) is to regulate the transfer of guns. That obviously requires that all guns be registered and tracked by governments — which is really about registering and tracking gun owners.
To get the ATT ratified, a watered down version is offered as a Trojan Horse with just a passing reference to “small arms”. Once it’s ratified, it can easily be changed and expanded with only 75% of UN countries voting for changes. That won’t be difficult considering it passed nearly unanimously, with only 3 countries (Iran, Syria and North Korea) voting against.
FALSE FLAGS & PUBLIC OPINION
The history of the UN-ATT is intertwined with false flags. Fast & Furious was supposed to lay the groundwork to scare the public about arms crossing the border. Even the NY Times pointed out that the purpose of our government shipping guns to Mexico in the “Gunwalker” programs was to scare the public about arms moving across borders and get the public to cry out for protection. And the UN-ATT was the legislation they had already prepared to offer as a solution.
The UN-ATT was originally scheduled for a vote last July. But Fast & Furious had been exposed and was in full blown controversy because the GOP wanted to use it for political gain — not because they wanted to end the BATF abuses or send anyone to jail for criminal behavior. The “Gunwalker” programs had been run under Bush prior to Obama.
Exactly one week before the UN was to vote on the UN-ATT, the Aurora, CO shooting was staged to try to energize gun control, take away attention from Fast & Furious and get American public opinion to support UN-ATT passage.
The treaty says what counties do within themselves is up to the countries.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#989816 Sep 26, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Its really simple chimpy;
policy premiums outside of the odumbocare exchanges (ie responsible, worthwhile people who already made the smart fiscal choice to have insurance) go up in order to subsidize policies WITHIN the exchanges.
That latter demographic will be at LEAST 65-70% freeloading chimps (like you).....
If they have coverage now, why don't they just keep what they have?
Michelle

New York, NY

#989817 Sep 26, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Freedom...
"Meet the Woman Who's on a Quest to Have Sex with 100,000 Me"
http://www.vice.com/read/meet-the-woman-who-w...
That would be Lily, except since she never leaves home and the illegal alien landscapers keep turning her down she's pulling a complete Obama (new word for failure).
Michelle

New York, NY

#989818 Sep 26, 2013
Obituary for the Middle Class

The American middle class, like the American economy in general, is ailing. Labor-force participation has hit a 35-year low.

Median household income is lower than it was five years ago. Only the top 5 percent of households have seen their incomes rise under President Obama.

Commuters are paying more than twice as much for gas as they were in 2008.

Federal payouts for food stamps, unemployment insurance and disability insurance have reached unprecedented levels.

Meanwhile, the country is still running near-record budget deficits and is burdened by $17 trillion in aggregate debt.

Yet the stock market is soaring.

How can we make sense of all this contradictory nonsense?

Answer: Irony.

Obama promised to restore the middle class. In truth, he has enacted the very policies that have done it the most damage in years.

That paradox may explain why his base of support remains the very rich and the very poor.

Goldman Sachs, federal bureaucrats and aid recipients are helped in a way that the strapped hardware store owner, Starbucks barista and part-time welder are not.

For all the talk of infrastructure or stimulus, the latest $6 trillion in federal borrowing seems to have been wasted on bailing out insider banks and green companies, growing the federal workforce, regulating the private sector into stasis, and subsidizing those who are not working.

The Federal Reserve still keeps interest rates at near zero. That mostly helps Wall Street, where money flows madly in search of any sort of return.

Most real interest rates for consumer purchases somehow remain exorbitant.

Banks obtain their money cheaply and lend it out expensively. No wonder that so many Wall Street and banking executives -- Timothy Geithner, Jack Lew, Peter Orszag, Gene Sperling, Larry Summers -- revolve in and out of the highest levels of this "no revolving door" administration.

Middle-class workers see little chance of retiring when their meager savings earn almost no interest, so they are apt to stay on the job longer. In circular fashion, their continuance only makes unemployment rates for young entry-level workers even worse.

Obama always threatened higher taxes on the well-off. He achieved that goal with a new 39.6 percent federal rate on upper incomes -- well apart from state and payroll taxes. Yet such steep taxes do not much affect the super-rich. Their income is often exempted through sophisticated tax-avoidance or, more often, earned through less taxed capital gains.

Small employers in many states have no such recourse and now pay more than half their incomes in assorted federal, state and local taxes.

Naturally, they are hiring fewer people and making fewer capital investments.

That greater tax hit might have been worth it had the new rates been part of a balanced-budget agreement like the Bill Clinton-Newt Gingrich deal of 1997 that froze spending levels and for a time stopped our ruinous borrowing.

Not this time. We end up with the worst of all worlds: once again a 39 percent top tax rate, but now with out-of-control federal spending and more multibillion-dollar budget deficits.

But of course Obama, O'Failure got re-elected. So, Americans must love being miserable--at least middle class Americans must love being miserable.

The very wealthy and the growing entitlement takers are doing just fine in the Obama economy.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#989819 Sep 26, 2013
Michelle wrote:
<quoted text>That would be Lily, except since she never leaves home and the illegal alien landscapers keep turning her down she's pulling a complete Obama (new word for failure).
gfy jane
Michelle

New York, NY

#989820 Sep 26, 2013
Obumbles and an Obituary for the Middle Class

By virtually shutting down gas and oil leases on federal lands, the administration has declined the chance to create millions of new energy jobs and to lower fuel prices.

For now, cheaper power bills and gasoline prices, and the creation of more jobs in energy, depend entirely on those who drill on private lands -- DESPITE, NOT BECAUSE, of federal efforts.

Even the many sires of Obamacare now deny their past parentage:
Unions want out of it.

Congress demands exclusion from it.
Well-connected businesses won exemption from
it.

The poor who mostly do not pay federal income taxes will get a largely free, bureaucratized federal health-care system.

Many of the rich praise Obamacare but will quietly use their own money to avoid it.

The middle class will see their premiums soar and the quality of their coverage erode.

These are surreal times. Wealthy elites who help to shut down jobs in energy, timber and mining are deemed liberal -- but not always so the middle classes, who suffer the consequences in lost jobs and higher prices.

Universities voice progressive bromides, but they care mostly for the tenured and the technocrat, not the part-timer and the indebted student.

Despite soaring tuition, campus is now the haunt of the very wealthy who can afford exorbitant tuition and the very poor who are often exempted from it.

The less romantic middle class goes $1 trillion into debt for their high-interest student loans.

Never has it been so good to be invested in a vastly expanding federal government -- either to distribute or receive federal subsidies.

Never has it been so lucrative to work in banking or on Wall Street.

And never has it been so bad to try to find a decent job making something real.

To paraphrase the Roman historian Tacitus, where we have made a desert of the middle class, we call it an Obama recovery.

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