Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1564873 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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Michelle

Jamaica, NY

#995221 Oct 4, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The website of New York state's newly launched health insurance exchange received almost 30 million visits between Tuesday and Wednesday.
The website has experienced technical difficulties since the exchanged opened for business on Tuesday. Officials have blamed the problems on the unexpectedly high level of traffic. In a statement on Wednesday, Donna Frescatore, executive director of NY State of Health, said her agency's website had received more traffic than any other state's.
"NY is one of only a few states that opened its website to the public to begin accepting applications on October 1 and has experienced the highest level of activity of any state," Frescatore said. "Today, like all other states, New York’s website is experiencing significant levels of activity, which is causing some users to experience difficulty entering the site and delays in application processing. In response to these issues, our technicians have doubled the site’s capacity and are working around the clock to troubleshoot emerging problems and ensure users have a better experience going forward. It is expected that 1.1 million New Yorkers will obtain health insurance through NY State of Health by 2016.”
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/new-yor...
Few buy into ObamaCare by day 3

ObamaCare is attracting lots of window shoppers, but not that many buyers.

Figures from the handful of states releasing information show that only a tiny fraction of the people inquiring about President Obama’s controversial, government-mandated insurance have actually agreed to buy it since the policies went on sale Tuesday.

In Connecticut — where ObamaCare was predicted to send prices for individual policies soaring — 498 residents had completed applications for coverage as of midday Thursday, out of 85,000 unique visitors to the Access Health CT Web site and another 4,000 calls to its help line, spokesman Jason Madrak said.

That works out to a minuscule 0.55 percent taking it.

As of Wednesday, Rhode Island reported that 366 people had signed up for ObamaCare, about 1.6 percent of the 19,707 unique visitors to its HealthSource RI Web site, 3,452 calls to its help line and another 82 walk-ins to its “contact center.”

Meanwhile, Kentucky was leading the pack, with 8,309 completed applications representing 6.2 percent of the 117,954 unique visitors to the Kynect Web site and 15,239 calls to its help line as of Thursday morning.

http://nypost.com/2013/10/04/few-buy-into-oba...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#995222 Oct 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
If blowing strange men in the back seat of a car was grounds for being fired, you'd been unemployed decades ago.
RealDave all the time bent over and punked by obama someone or something..

It's the culture...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#995223 Oct 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
If blowing strange men in the back seat of a car was grounds for being fired, you'd been unemployed decades ago.
Better keep your day job, libtard. You Reichtards have no sense of humor, so for you to try and be funny is futile. Stick to being ignorant. That, you do very well.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995224 Oct 4, 2013
Before and then after...

Sen Harry Reid 'evolved'!

"It’s worth noting that until Reid became Majority Leader, individual spending bills were the norm, as Senator Roy Blunt explained today..."

http://legalinsurrection.com/
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#995225 Oct 4, 2013
Michelle wrote:
<quoted text>Few buy into ObamaCare by day 3
ObamaCare is attracting lots of window shoppers, but not that many buyers.
Figures from the handful of states releasing information show that only a tiny fraction of the people inquiring about President Obama’s controversial, government-mandated insurance have actually agreed to buy it since the policies went on sale Tuesday.
In Connecticut — where ObamaCare was predicted to send prices for individual policies soaring — 498 residents had completed applications for coverage as of midday Thursday, out of 85,000 unique visitors to the Access Health CT Web site and another 4,000 calls to its help line, spokesman Jason Madrak said.
That works out to a minuscule 0.55 percent taking it.
As of Wednesday, Rhode Island reported that 366 people had signed up for ObamaCare, about 1.6 percent of the 19,707 unique visitors to its HealthSource RI Web site, 3,452 calls to its help line and another 82 walk-ins to its “contact center.”
Meanwhile, Kentucky was leading the pack, with 8,309 completed applications representing 6.2 percent of the 117,954 unique visitors to the Kynect Web site and 15,239 calls to its help line as of Thursday morning.
http://nypost.com/2013/10/04/few-buy-into-oba...
Manu states, like Connecticut already had insurance for those that have low incomes, so Obamacare is almost redundant in many cases.

The Democrats didn't care, they just want socialism, control and a way to tax.

Level 1

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#995226 Oct 4, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>If O'bamacare were a person passing you on the sidewalk, he would pull out a gun, stick it to your forehead and scream at you to "Give me all your money or else!" The so-called "O'bamacare" is built on a foundation of coercion and theft. It is not a voluntary program. It does not ask for nor require your consent. It is a grotesque example of government abuses gone terribly wrong at the hands of a wildly deceptive, insidious democrats that honors no law whatsoever.
Are you insured, Wretch?

If you are (likely so), then participation is voluntary.

Keep buying it from the same people you are now.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#995228 Oct 4, 2013
Where is lily?

Today is her day!!!!

http://www.nationalvodkaday.com/

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#995229 Oct 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
If blowing strange men in the back seat of a car was grounds for being fired, you'd been unemployed decades ago.
Really, so you agree? Reggie Love and O'bama are strange. Larry Sinclair blew O'bama in the back seat of a limo in Chicago and then again in Gurnee, Illinois. She he should have been unemployed decades ago. Finally Dave-we can agree on two things.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#995230 Oct 4, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The Republican Hardliners Aren't Conservatives, They're Radicals
The legislators driving the direction of the GOP aren't interested in smart, limited government. They're aiming to eviscerate even the parts that work well.
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
You are supposed to call them terrorists, airhead.

Didn't you get the memo?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#995231 Oct 4, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so you nutjobs have been making excuses for Bush.
loving the honesty.
Who brought up Bush?

Obama is the president now, and has been for almost 5 years.

WTF you talking about, oddball?

Level 1

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#995232 Oct 4, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Corporations don't have "living expenses", dumbass. Stop embarrassing yourself.
You still haven't been able to find any evidence that those mythical subsidies to oil companies exist.
They're called operating expenses.

If you weren't such a subsidized moron, you would they are the same thing.

"This is a political exercise more than anything else. But I do believe the oil subsidies could be reduced or taken away or at least put a floor on them if you got something for it in terms of production." Linsay Graham

What? Oil Subsidies? From one of your Republican heroes no less.(Now Dumbwaiter will claim Graham is bot a Republican).

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#995233 Oct 4, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I see....
You want your way...
Even at the expense of others!!!
I still say you're free to leave son!
There are only three players in this game who don't want to play unless it's by their rules - Obama, Reid and Pelosi.

The solution is so easy even a 3-year-old could figure it out. Let other people play according to the rules of fairness.

Republicans have been treated like the new kid at school and completely snubbed by Obama's snobby elitist crowd.

Egos and a false sense of self-importance may work in high school but not in leadership roles and governance.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#995234 Oct 4, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The Republican Hardliners Aren't Conservatives, They're Radicals
The legislators driving the direction of the GOP aren't interested in smart, limited government. They're aiming to eviscerate even the parts that work well.
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
The name-calling has reached new levels as the Democrats, faced with rising citizen objections to Obamacare, losses on Obamacare court cases, and a box where legislative manipulation, such as that that created Obamacare, isn’t available, are frustrated.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/dems-call-gop-jiha...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#995235 Oct 4, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Who brought up Bush?
Obama is the president now, and has been for almost 5 years.
WTF you talking about, oddball?
zing!

sometimes it seems too easy. did Obama hire you nutjobs to entertain the troops?
Homer

Stroudsburg, PA

#995237 Oct 4, 2013
Michelle wrote:
<quoted text>Few buy into ObamaCare by day 3
ObamaCare is attracting lots of window shoppers, but not that many buyers.
Figures from the handful of states releasing information show that only a tiny fraction of the people inquiring about President Obama’s controversial, government-mandated insurance have actually agreed to buy it since the policies went on sale Tuesday.
In Connecticut — where ObamaCare was predicted to send prices for individual policies soaring — 498 residents had completed applications for coverage as of midday Thursday, out of 85,000 unique visitors to the Access Health CT Web site and another 4,000 calls to its help line, spokesman Jason Madrak said.
That works out to a minuscule 0.55 percent taking it.
As of Wednesday, Rhode Island reported that 366 people had signed up for ObamaCare, about 1.6 percent of the 19,707 unique visitors to its HealthSource RI Web site, 3,452 calls to its help line and another 82 walk-ins to its “contact center.”
Meanwhile, Kentucky was leading the pack, with 8,309 completed applications representing 6.2 percent of the 117,954 unique visitors to the Kynect Web site and 15,239 calls to its help line as of Thursday morning.
http://nypost.com/2013/10/04/few-buy-into-oba...
In 3 days? Those are fantastic numbers. I would take them with a grain of salt too as it's the NY Post. Either way still great numbers, did you expect millions would jump on in the first day/week? Do you make snap decisions regarding healthcare or do you check out all the options and make an intelligent decision? I'm guessing you're a snapper.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#995238 Oct 4, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Who brought up Bush?
Obama is the president now, and has been for almost 5 years.
WTF you talking about, oddball?
If congress is responsible for obama's govt shut down, then Majority leaders Pelosi and Reid were responsible in 2007--2009 collapse of the economy, losing 750,000 jobs per month, creating the worst recession in 80 years caused by democrats, yet democrats and obama are still blaming congress today for obama's failures........

It's the culture...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#995239 Oct 4, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
You are supposed to call them terrorists, airhead.
Didn't you get the memo?
yes, i did.

If economic sabotage of the United States is terrorism, then most of the House GOP should be sent to Guantanamo. And since they are terrorizing the American economy and precarious financial conditions of so many US citizens with a government shutdown and the threat of not increasing the debt ceiling, they should -- according to the cliche -- get a dose of their own medicine.

So often when US presidents and members of congress talk about the need for military intervention abroad and a humongous military, spy and surveillance budget, they refer to "national security." The politicians and the mass media generally imply that this is a term that means the US needs to use armed forces and to start wars and kill people to protect us from physical harm or death. The elected officials and their appointees hope that this meme will keep American citizens in line and in support of a huge war machine that also happens to profit those in the DC revolving door of the military-industrial complex.

But protecting "national security" -- i.e., about 95 percent of the use of that loaded term -- really means protecting the economic interests and dominance of the United States. Can anyone doubt that is what it means in the Middle East, given that America has about 4 percent of the world's population but consumes about 25 percent of its oil? We wouldn't have the relatively small number of Islamic terrorists wanting to kill US citizens if we weren't pulling the strings in most of the US and using the military and CIA to ensure regional dominance (along with the UK and other European powers).

In short, if one argues that Islamic terrorism -- such as it exists -- is a by-product of US fighting to maintain its role as empire overseer of the Middle East (in order to retain our wealth for those who have it -- and general standard of living), we wouldn't be the occasional targets of Islamic terrorism (and the numbers of Americans who are victims of terror is absolutely miniscule compared to the number of Americans who are shot by other Americans each year, and infinitesimally small in relation to the number who annually die in automobile accidents.)

So, that would mean those who undercut our economy with zealotry and fanaticism are akin to terrorists. That would put the House GOP caucus right in there as part of the jihad against the US financial system.

Financially wounding the US by not passing a budget; threatening a default of the US treasury -- these are economic acts of terrorism that threaten our "national security," just like the groups and individuals (who are relatively small in number) who this nation is going broke spending hundreds of billions of dollars to target.

In our own Congress some elected officials who are either wearing tin foil hats or feeling the jingle of campaign money in their pockets from stirring up the primordial pit of emotions in white Americans feeling the multi-cultural society (and resenting a black president) close around them...these congressional representatives are committing an act of terror against US interests. The National Journal even attributes the current government shutdown to what it calls Newt Gingrich's "permanent insurgency."

It's the GOP jihad alright, obsessed with Obamacare for the simple reason that the repetition of its name rallies its troops against the name of a black president and everything they resent in the fact that a person of a different skin color could be president.

Call it racism, call it political opportunism...but by all means call it terrorism against our "national security."

http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary...
Homer

Stroudsburg, PA

#995240 Oct 4, 2013
Day 4 rightwing government shutdown continues...

Rightwing domestic terrorist hostage takers refuse to allow clean up/down vote to fund the government.

Most American now see them for what they truly are: obstructionists.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#995241 Oct 4, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
The name-calling has reached new levels as the Democrats, faced with rising citizen objections to Obamacare, losses on Obamacare court cases, and a box where legislative manipulation, such as that that created Obamacare, isn’t available, are frustrated.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/dems-call-gop-jiha...
whatever birther boy.

Level 1

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#995242 Oct 4, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Corporations don't have "living expenses", dumbass. Stop embarrassing yourself.
You still haven't been able to find any evidence that those mythical subsidies to oil companies exist.
Oil Subsidies & the joke of a fraud Rand Paul.

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