Barack Obama, our next President

Full story: Hampton Roads Daily Press

"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 ...
Comments
917,561 - 917,580 of 1,100,386 Comments Last updated 6 min ago
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#998763 Oct 9, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
New AP poll: Obama approval 37%
which you can't cite.

no matter, when it gets down to the Bush low then you'll have something to talk about. and i don't think we'll ever need to worry about it getting as low as the Republicans in Congress.
1 post removed
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#998765 Oct 9, 2013
stupid and working hard to prove it... that's me!
Truckers Ride for the Constitution - Take to Beltway in protest...

See Facebook Truckers Ride For The Constitution 97,688 likes · 105,135 talking about this..

https://www.facebook.com/ridefortheconstituti...

The longer the government stays shutdown, more the blame falls on our fearless leader and chief obama...

Tear down this Wall Obama...

Go Truckers!!... Go Middle Clas!!... Go Bikers!!...

It's the culture...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#998766 Oct 9, 2013
AP-GfK Poll: Republicans get most blame for shutdown, tea party is potent and divisive factor

Most Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job, the poll suggests, with 53 percent unhappy with his performance and 37 percent approving of it. Congress is scraping rock bottom, with a ghastly approval rating of 5 percent.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congre...

5%????

hilarious.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#998767 Oct 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
which you can't cite.
no matter, when it gets down to the Bush low then you'll have something to talk about. and i don't think we'll ever need to worry about it getting as low as the Republicans in Congress.
<spam>
Whatever

Gering, NE

#998768 Oct 9, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
<quoted text>
#1 The Obama administration is doing all it can to keep
Americans from even getting a glimpse of Mount Rushmore, but
Barack Obama’s chefs have been deemed “essential” and are still
preparing his meals .
#2 Small businesses cannot get loans, but the exclusive gyms that
are only for members of Congress have been deemed “essential”
andremain open .
#3 The National Mall has been closed to the public , but it will be
opened for a huge pro-immigration rally being held by Obama
supporters.
#4 Last chance cancer treatments for children with cancer have
been suspended, but the IRS continues to collect taxes from us.
#5 The NIH has stopped therapy dogs from visiting sick children,
but Obama and Congress are still getting paid.
#6 The USDA website has been shut down, but Michelle
Obama’s Let’s Move website is still operating.
#7 A runner has been fined $100 for jogging through Valley Forge
National Historical Park, but the military golf course that Obama
uses regularly is still open .
#8 The Obama administration has shut down the Grand Canyon,
but the new two billion dollar NSA spy center is still spying on all
of us .
#9 The federal government has forced an elderly couple out of
their home on Lake Mead during this shutdown, but the
operations of the Federal Reserve have not been affected at all.
#10 In South Carolina, the Obama administration is actually using
Park Service rangers to keep people away from a privately-owned
hotel.
#11 In Tennessee, the feds have totally shut down the Foothills
Parkway, a major thoroughfare that runs through Blount County.
At this point the feds are not even letting people visit the graves of
their dead relatives.
#12 The Obama administration has actually removed all of the
well pumps along a 184 mile trail that goes from Washington D.C.
to Pittsburgh just so that anyone that decides to use the trail will
not be able to get any water to drink.
#13 The Obama administration is actually attempting to
close 1,100 square miles of ocean off of the coast of Florida. It is
going to take a tremendous amount of time, money and energy to
keep fishing boats out of that area.
#14 According to one news report,“Gestapo tactics” were used
against one tour group made up mostly of senior citizens at
Yellowstone National Park…
Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to
showcase some of America’s greatest treasures.
Instead, the Salisbury resident said she and others on her tour bus
witnessed an ugly spectacle that made her embarrassed, angry and
heartbroken for her country.
Vaillancourt was one of thousands of people who found
themselves in a national park as the federal government shutdown
went into effect on Oct. 1. For many hours her tour group, which
included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and
the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park
hotel under armed guard.
The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she
said, so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited
English skills thought they were under arrest.
When finally allowed to leave, the bus was not allowed to halt at
all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at
private bathrooms that were open along the route.
#15 Of course one of the most disturbing abuses of power is how
the Obama administration is using barricades and guards to keep
military veterans away from open air memorials such as the
World War II Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial and the Iwo
Jima Memorial that are normally open to the public 24 hours a
day.
Nice summary of the closures of this shut down.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#998769 Oct 9, 2013
Polls: Public places more blame for shutdown on GOP

The ABC News/Washington Post poll, meanwhile, found that 70 percent of Americans disapprove of the way congressional Republicans are handling negotiations over the federal budget, while just 24 percent approve.(Last week, 26 percent approved of the GOP’s handling, and 63 percent disapproved.)

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/...

why is it that every poll headline reads something like 'GOP to blame'?

because they are.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#998770 Oct 9, 2013
We've kind of lost sight of what this whole government shutdown is all about.

Obama decided who gets a year's delay and who doesn't. Even presidents can't change laws even if it's their own.

People can't sign up for the exchanges after 3-1/2 years of planning and preparing at the expense of the taxpayers.

It's still a very unpopular law that's creating problems before it's even off the ground.

And Congress doesn't have to abide by the same rules s the rest of us.

So why would this president dig in his heels so adamantly rather than negotiate minor changes to this law?

It's not like Republicans aren't justified and are being totally unreasonable that everyone get the same delay as corporations and Congress not be exempt.

No one's mad Republicans don't support Obamacare.
No one's ready for Obamacare.
Many don't even want Obamacare.

And Obama won't even sit down to talk about how the debt ceiling in light of Obamacare.

In other words, Obama is shutting all doors to end the shutdown because of Obamacare and refueses to negotiate government spending with the debt ceiling because of Obamacare.

When has a president put his ego ahead of the country before in our history?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#998771 Oct 9, 2013
Conservative Columnist: Campaign Against Obamacare Is 'Suicide Of The Right'

Conservative columnist John Podhoretz wrote in a New York Post op-ed published Wednesday that Republican lawmakers are doing "significant damage" to their party's already tarnished reputation by assuming the American public supports their campaign against Obamacare.

Podhoretz's column, titled "Suicide of the Right," points out that poll numbers showing Americans disapprove of Obamacare, combined with the data point that twice as many Americans identify themselves as conservative rather than liberal, have incorrectly led the GOP to assume a "silent majority" backs their strategy.

From the op-ed:

If ObamaCare had been as unpopular as conservatives believed, their plan for the shutdown — that there would be a public uprising to force Democratic senators in close races in 2014 to defund it — would’ve worked. It didn’t. Not a single senator budged.



Their tactic failed, and now what they are left with is House Speaker John Boehner basically begging the president of the United States to negotiate with him.



One thing we know for sure is that it’s not an equal fight, this fight between a man who received 65 million votes nationwide and a man who received 246,000 votes in one congressional district in Ohio.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/conserv...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#998772 Oct 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
AP-GfK Poll: Republicans get most blame for shutdown, tea party is potent and divisive factor
Most Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job, the poll suggests, with 53 percent unhappy with his performance and 37 percent approving of it. Congress is scraping rock bottom, with a ghastly approval rating of 5 percent.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congre...
5%????
hilarious.
Democrat Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, and Republican John Boehner, the House speaker, both with a favorability rating of 18 percent.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#998773 Oct 9, 2013
Let's hope the drones aren't programmed by the same people who wrote the Obamacare website
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#998774 Oct 9, 2013
Obama: Armed Federal Park Rangers keeping people from taking pictures of Yellowstone and locking them in the lodge for two days...

Obama: Cancer Treatments for kids Defunded, Big Bird Receives $445 Million...

The American Patriot truly see the brown shirt demonkRATs for what they truly are: ghetto, nazi, losers and obstructionists...

Obama suspend death benefits for America's fallen soldiers and war heroes...

Obama's Selective shutdowns anyone??

Tear down this Wall Obama...

The longer the government stays shutdown, more the blame falls on our fearless leader, commander and chief obama...

Go Truckers!! Go Middle Class!! Go Bikers!!

When the Tea Party Patriots take back the country, you commies, brown shirts and moochers will need to learn and fish or cut bait...

It's the culture...
Norizah Arati

Bedok, Singapore

#998775 Oct 9, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFndRpNWpadGu...

I got my Singaporean ID and Passport from this guy and It was Authentic.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#998776 Oct 9, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Democrat Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, and Republican John Boehner, the House speaker, both with a favorability rating of 18 percent.
whatever makes you feel better about every poll blaming the GOP for the shutdown.....
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#998777 Oct 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Conservative Columnist: Campaign Against Obamacare Is 'Suicide Of The Right'
Conservative columnist John Podhoretz wrote in a New York Post op-ed published Wednesday that Republican lawmakers are doing "significant damage" to their party's already tarnished reputation by assuming the American public supports their campaign against Obamacare.
Podhoretz's column, titled "Suicide of the Right," points out that poll numbers showing Americans disapprove of Obamacare, combined with the data point that twice as many Americans identify themselves as conservative rather than liberal, have incorrectly led the GOP to assume a "silent majority" backs their strategy.
From the op-ed:
If ObamaCare had been as unpopular as conservatives believed, their plan for the shutdown — that there would be a public uprising to force Democratic senators in close races in 2014 to defund it — would’ve worked. It didn’t. Not a single senator budged.
Their tactic failed, and now what they are left with is House Speaker John Boehner basically begging the president of the United States to negotiate with him.
One thing we know for sure is that it’s not an equal fight, this fight between a man who received 65 million votes nationwide and a man who received 246,000 votes in one congressional district in Ohio.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/conserv...
<spam>

It's the culture...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#998778 Oct 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
which you can't cite.
no matter, when it gets down to the Bush low then you'll have something to talk about. and i don't think we'll ever need to worry about it getting as low as the Republicans in Congress.
Look back through your OWN posts. You cited the AP post and gave the 37% Obama approval.

Maybe you were cutting and pasting so much that this slipped past you as it was not the type of thing you wanted to post-but you did.

“God bless you, Mr. President”

Since: Jul 08

Peaceful, prosperous second

#998779 Oct 9, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
you have no clue as to how much hazardous material us used in solar panel manufacturing.
You'll have to take that up with Fenny Bate--he pretends to be the expert on solar energy. Of course, he also pretends to be straight and ambulatory.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#998780 Oct 9, 2013
Suicide of the Right

Every piece of evidence we have so far on the government shutdown shows the public is blaming Republicans most of all for the standoff. On Monday, an ABC poll showed 71 percent fault the GOP; 61 percent fault Congressional Democrats; 51 percent fault President Obama.

Yes, Democrats look bad. Yes, Obama is probably doing himself no favors by saying he won’t negotiate when the public wants politicians in Washington to work together.

But Republicans look considerably worse. And for the Right, the Republican Party is the only game in town.

This is what my fellow conservatives who are acting as the enablers for irresponsible GOP politicians seem not to understand. They like this fight, because they think they’re helping to hold the line on ObamaCare and government spending. They think that they’re supported by a vast silent majority of Americans who dislike what they dislike and want what they want.

I dislike what they dislike. I want what they want. But I fear they are very, very wrong about the existence of this silent majority, and that their misperception is leading them to do significant damage to the already damaged Republican “brand.”(Forgive me for making use of that horribly overused term, but it’s the only one that fits.)

The belief that the public is with them is based on two data points: First, twice as many people say they’re conservative as say they are liberal. And second, ObamaCare is viewed unfavorably by a majority of the American people.

Both are true.

But it has been true for more than 20 years that Americans are twice as likely to call themselves conservative — and in that time Republicans have lost the popular vote in five out of six national elections. The statistic tells us little about how Americans vote or what they vote for.

http://nypost.com/2013/10/08/suicide-of-the-r...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#998781 Oct 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The Democrats already voted to fund all of this stuff.
Republicans aid they would fund it only if the ACA was defunded & delayed.
You really need to pull your head out of your ass & blame the party that shut down the funding.
You people are beyond pathetic.
Senate Democrats haven't voted on one bill passed by the House to fund anything until this is all settled.

Are they really that stubborn? And why would they rather hurt people than to keep essential parts of government funded in order to spite Republicans?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#998782 Oct 9, 2013
A recent CNN/ORC International survey poll shows:

63% are angry at the Republicans.
57% are angry at Democrats.
53% are angry at President Obama.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/...

Not a wide margin against only Republicans.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#998783 Oct 9, 2013
Government shutdown for dummies

Teabaggers:
We think Obamacare is bad for America.
Obama:
I think people without health care is bad for America.
Teabaggers:
If you don't negotiate to stop Obamacare we will shut down the government.
Obama:
You wouldn't do anything that stupid.
Teabaggers:
Oh yes we would.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

US Politics Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Ukraine Says Russia Has Invaded 7 min George 31
The President has failed us (Jun '12) 7 min Valerie 256,347
Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil U... (Dec '10) 10 min Dick Topick 49,531
Ferguson Police Are Being Relieved Of Their Dut... 11 min RayOne 1,856
Playlist featuring our favorite world leaders 11 min JustBushThings 2
Teen's Shooting Highlights Racial Tension 12 min xxxrayted 1,435
Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex ma... (Aug '10) 18 min lazy posts 200,590
Race in America: Why are blacks being seen as r... (Jul '13) 31 min xxxrayted 9,844
•••
Enter and win $5000
•••

US Politics People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••