Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1604108 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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“Peace on Earth”

Level 4

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1067521 Jan 24, 2014
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>The "Affordable" "Care" Act. And boy, is it an act!
Deductibles at 600% increases, premiums at 200% increases. So much for "helping" the middle class, eh?
You seem to be stuck on stupid.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1067522 Jan 24, 2014
Lnc wrote:
<quoted text>
Tea Party trolls help the democrats and should be encouraged to post.
Carol seem off shopping :-)
Waiting to hear which offer was accepted. We gave it our best shot but just hard to concentrate on anything else at present.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1067523 Jan 24, 2014
Tom Gialanella, 56, was shocked to find out he qualified for Medicaid under ObamaCare. The Bothell, Wash., resident had been able to retire early years ago, owns his home outright in a pricey Seattle suburb and is living off his investments.

He wanted no part of the government's so-called free health care. "It's supposed to be a safety net program. It's not supposed to be for someone who has assets who can pay the bill," he said.

And after reading the fine print, Gialanella had another reason to flee Medicaid -- the potential death debt.

Though many may not realize it, states are allowed to recover the cost of health care after someone's death by seizing their assets. It applies to Medicaid recipients who are between the ages of 55 and 64. The law has been in place since 1993, when Congress realized states were going broke over rising Medicaid expenses.

But under ObamaCare, Medicaid eligibility has expanded dramatically along with the promise that the federal government will pick up the cost of the higher tab -- at least for the first few years, after which states will be on the hook for a portion of the increase.

Millions more are entering the system, perhaps without knowing that their assets could be at risk.

However, just like Gialanella, others are opting out.

A Washington state couple in their early 60's actually got married recently so their combined income would keep them out of Medicaid and allow them to purchase a plan on the health exchange. Filing as individuals, their incomes had been low enough that they qualified for Medicaid.

They married primarily because Sophia Prins owns a home and wants to will it to her children without any worry that the government will attach a lien for the cost of her medical care. Prins doesn't think it's fair to go after the assets of people who get government assistance through Medicaid, but not those getting taxpayer subsidies through the exchange plans.

The story prompted Washington's Democratic governor, Jay Inslee, to issue an emergency rule change. It says the state may only recover the cost of nursing home care provided to Medicaid recipients in that 55-64 age group. That's the minimum allowable under the 1993 law.

"We have this population that we want to make sure they have access to health care," said state Medicaid Director MaryAnne Lindeblad. "We want them to get in so they can get the kinds of services that keep them healthy."

Oregon followed suit. But the 23 other states that expanded Medicaid under ObamaCare have not changed their estate recovery policies. A lot of money is at stake.

In 2004, California collected $44.6 million through estate recovery. It's a number that is certain to rise dramatically. MediCal officials say they expect 1 million-2 million additional enrollees by 2015.

Minnesota, a much smaller state than California, managed to collect $25 million in 2004. It, too, is keeping its estate recovery policy in place.

Critics see a money grab.

"I think that people are maybe in for a shock when they find out their heirs are going to be paying for their care, because they got into a system under false pretenses," said Dr. Jane Orient of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a group opposed to the Affordable Care Act.

The estate recovery law is so under the radar right now that interest groups like the AARP are still studying how it will play out under ObamaCare for seniors.
TheIndependentMa jority

Twinsburg, OH

#1067524 Jan 24, 2014
Lnc wrote:
<quoted text>
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Moo ..........mistake....
Moo :-) seems your cow talk for the day ?
Did Galt put Duh a Vey on duh back of a cow wearing bells and send them into Homers yard?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1067525 Jan 24, 2014
stock market in the crapper again, headed for worst week in 18 months....

can't keep inflating the balloon forever...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1067526 Jan 24, 2014
Our Latino workers work cheaper than your Latino workers...

'California Cut Flower Commission may sue Colombia government for illegal trade'

http://www.laborrights.org/creating-a-sweatfr...

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1067527 Jan 24, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol again plays the victim card!!
Poor Repugnants!! Always being picked on by liberals!! HAHAHA
(perhaps id they didn't commit crimes it wouldn't happen?)
----------
Dinesh D’Souza’s Series of Unfortunate Events
Author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza was indicted for encouraging fraudulent campaign donations—just the latest in a spiral that has all but sunk his career in the conservative movement.
Conservative author, filmmaker and provocateur Dinesh D’Souza was indicted Thursday on charges of using straw donors to make illegal contributions to a college classmate’s 2012 campaign.
The indictment, filed in U.S. District Court in New York, accuses D’Souza of “willfully and knowingly” surpassing the $5,000 limit for individual campaign donations by directing others to donate to the campaign of Wendy Long, who unsuccessfully challenged New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand in 2012. According to the document, D’Souza and his then-wife, Dixie, each contributed $5,000 to Long’s campaign, and he reimbursed others for $20,000 he had encouraged them to donate.
D’Souza worked with Long on the infamous Dartmouth Review, an edgy conservative newspaper at Dartmouth College known for launching smart young right-wingers to prominence. In 1990, the pair apologized for printing an anti-Semitic quote from Hitler’s Mein Kampf in an edition of the publication distributed on Yom Kippur—an antic typical of the Review’s ethos of deliberate provocation. Long went on to become an attorney at several conservative institutions, including the Claremont Institute. She made her first run for office in 2012, and lost in a landslide to Gillibrand, New York’s incumbent Democratic senator.
According to the New York Times, Long raised about $785,000 in the race, with D’Souza hosting one of her fundraisers. D’Souza’s lawyer denied any criminal intent in the apparent plot to reimburse donors to Long’s campaign, saying it was “at most … an act of misguided friendship.”
The indictment is just the latest in a tangle of personal and professional difficulties that swarmed around D’Souza at what was arguably the height of his success: the popularity of his 2012 anti-Obama documentary 2016: Obama’s America. The film, which was released in the summer of 2012 and became a slow-burn hit with conservatives in the run-up to the presidential election, earned over $33 million at the box office and was the highest-grossing documentary since 1982. But just a couple of months into the film’s promotion, D’Souza was out of a job: he resigned his lucrative position as president of the King’s College, a small evangelical Christian school in Manhattan, over reports that he was engaged to a 29-year-old woman while still being married to his wife of 20 years.
D’Souza’s departure from the King’s College was the symbolic end of his career in the institutional conservative movement, which had grown increasingly exasperated with his string of conspiratorial books that failed to live up to his reputation as a star of conservative scholarship.(One advanced the notion that America’s moral decadence led to 9/11; another launched the meme, which has long since become a political punch line, that Obama was a “Kenyan anti-colonialist.”) D’Souza’s tenure at the King’s College was fraught with conflict, as some faculty members viewed him as a name-brand hire who lacked appropriate academic credentials and who was more interested in his own money-making projects than in fundraising for the college. ""
How horrid! A conservative had an extramarital affair.

Are you seriously kidding me?

Let's just see what happens to D'Souza or how far the liberal media will go to demonize him.

They hardly gave Edwards' numerous political and moral sins a glance. All six of his felony charges mysteriously didn't stick or disappeared in a puff of smoke...poof.

Now let's see if D'Souza is crucified, tarred and feathered or burned alive.

“Sharia, NOT!”

Level 1

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#1067528 Jan 24, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean the huge Fefderal Gov't that Mr. Bush put in place to protect you nitwits from a handful of bad guys??
That caused the creation of the Tea Party Movement? Yes.
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
And passed the UnConstitutional Patriot Act to spy on Americans??
That Gov't?
Yes. That the Tea Party Movement opposes.
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Where will you get your Social Security and Medicare from??
Who gives a $hyt? Those of us that are responsible are NOT planning on the government taking care of us like you parasites.
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>Bet the folks in WVA wish they had more Gov't around.
Maybe they'd be able to drink the water.
But hey, who needs potable water when you've got 'fweedum'!!
You're a really dumb one. Fun to mock!!
The government was around because they inspected and approved by regulation the construction. But, hell, let's not talk about the corporate cronyism that played out after the slap on the backs or money filled handshakes to the local politicians, eh?
TheIndependentMa jority

Twinsburg, OH

#1067529 Jan 24, 2014
Homer wrote:
Hey all, what are winger's whining about today?
It still cold outside Homer, could you and Duh A vey blow some of that hot air south a little plz-some of us arthuriTic types would reallly appreciate some warmer currents!!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1067530 Jan 24, 2014
$17 trillion in debt...

....and ....

50 million Americans living in food deserts...

and the US taxpayer is giving $52 million in grants to people to grow flowers....

http://www.greenhousegrower.com/uncategorized...

how many doses of insulin would this support?

How many xrays would this buy?

How many joints will this buy poor people in Colorado?
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1067531 Jan 24, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
There's no doubt whatsoever that Ghost in the Darkness would have a problem with a conservative black man like Alan West sitting in the Oval Office.
And there'd be absolutely no racism on his part because West's skin color is the right one.
It's becoming more and more difficult to suffer fools.
Stupid post babe. Alan West is a renegade who failed to earn reelection to the US House.

“Sharia, NOT!”

Level 1

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#1067532 Jan 24, 2014
Ghost in the Darkness wrote:
<quoted text>Whiteman, exactly what have you accomplished without the bias of white pride? It's hilarious that, you had no problem with the gov't when, every Whiteman before the Blackman in office increased the gov't more than he has, lol! Take pride in your individualism. You're the last of a dying breed!
What a rube.
You don't even know what nationality I am.
But, you are the quite bigot.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1067533 Jan 24, 2014
John Galt wrote:
stock market in the crapper again, headed for worst week in 18 months....
can't keep inflating the balloon forever...
Blame it on China.

“Sharia, NOT!”

Level 1

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#1067534 Jan 24, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
You can nit pick exceptions that can and will be remedied. What you can't do is ignore the reality that an obstructionist Congress will eventually be forced to cooperate to make ACA work. End the end costs will come down and more people will receive health care.
Thank a progressive.
Hahahahahaha.
Lay off the medicinal mary jane, will ya!
Congress will be replaced with law makers and not Constitutional obstructionists.
new yawk

Buffalo, NY

#1067535 Jan 24, 2014
O you were not pointing out anything, Sissy.

You were trying to back up Carol's absurd claim:
LoLame: "women have become much too full of themselves and think their reproduction systems should guide the nation's policies and who we elect as our leaders".

And you failed. Only double standard was the one you were trying to run.

Got caught with your back field in motion. Back pedaling puppet.

Again, you HIGHLIGHT your pure ignorance.

Seek help in finding someone who can help you THINK, Hapless Harpy ...
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>Again, I point out your pure ignorance.
The double standard that the gov spews is the point.
On the one hand you can do such and such and on the other you cannot.
The point is: GET THE GOVERNMENT THE HELL OUT OF OUR LIVES!
But, i suppose for folks that are helpless like you, you can go to them so they can help you breathe since you are not capable of living responsibly on your own.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1067536 Jan 24, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
even with the tank failing, the containment dike should have worked....
DemoKKKrats focus on welfare instead of safety....
I agree on both. One doesn't nomally think of a steel silo leaking but they do.

“Amor patriae.”

Level 5

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1067537 Jan 24, 2014
John Galt wrote:
Tom Gialanella, 56, was shocked to find out he qualified for Medicaid under ObamaCare. The Bothell, Wash., resident had been able to retire early years ago, owns his home outright in a pricey Seattle suburb and is living off his investments.
He wanted no part of the government's so-called free health care. "It's supposed to be a safety net program. It's not supposed to be for someone who has assets who can pay the bill," he said.
And after reading the fine print, Gialanella had another reason to flee Medicaid -- the potential death debt.
Though many may not realize it, states are allowed to recover the cost of health care after someone's death by seizing their assets. It applies to Medicaid recipients who are between the ages of 55 and 64. The law has been in place since 1993, when Congress realized states were going broke over rising Medicaid expenses.
But under ObamaCare, Medicaid eligibility has expanded dramatically along with the promise that the federal government will pick up the cost of the higher tab -- at least for the first few years, after which states will be on the hook for a portion of the increase.
Millions more are entering the system, perhaps without knowing that their assets could be at risk.
However, just like Gialanella, others are opting out.
A Washington state couple in their early 60's actually got married recently so their combined income would keep them out of Medicaid and allow them to purchase a plan on the health exchange. Filing as individuals, their incomes had been low enough that they qualified for Medicaid.
They married primarily because Sophia Prins owns a home and wants to will it to her children without any worry that the government will attach a lien for the cost of her medical care. Prins doesn't think it's fair to go after the assets of people who get government assistance through Medicaid, but not those getting taxpayer subsidies through the exchange plans.
The story prompted Washington's Democratic governor, Jay Inslee, to issue an emergency rule change. It says the state may only recover the cost of nursing home care provided to Medicaid recipients in that 55-64 age group. That's the minimum allowable under the 1993 law.
"We have this population that we want to make sure they have access to health care," said state Medicaid Director MaryAnne Lindeblad. "We want them to get in so they can get the kinds of services that keep them healthy."
Oregon followed suit. But the 23 other states that expanded Medicaid under ObamaCare have not changed their estate recovery policies. A lot of money is at stake.
In 2004, California collected $44.6 million through estate recovery. It's a number that is certain to rise dramatically. MediCal officials say they expect 1 million-2 million additional enrollees by 2015.
Minnesota, a much smaller state than California, managed to collect $25 million in 2004. It, too, is keeping its estate recovery policy in place.
Critics see a money grab.
"I think that people are maybe in for a shock when they find out their heirs are going to be paying for their care, because they got into a system under false pretenses," said Dr. Jane Orient of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a group opposed to the Affordable Care Act.
The estate recovery law is so under the radar right now that interest groups like the AARP are still studying how it will play out under ObamaCare for seniors.
This government is convinced, the only way they can control the population is to own all private property. This is another manifestation of this belief. Agenda 21 is the main vehicle for the confiscation of private property, i.e. wealth. Both parties have signed on. Both parties must go.

“Sharia, NOT!”

Level 1

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#1067538 Jan 24, 2014
Lnc wrote:
<quoted text>
President Bush expanded Medicare with prescription drug coverage
And O'Bama cut it $700 million leaving patients scrambling to find new doctors to replace those forced to retire because medcaid/medicare refuses to pay them for treatment.

Next....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1067539 Jan 24, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Does it even matter? If D'Souza was a liberal, it sure wouldn't.
speaks to character. liberal or conservative.

and your hypocrisy is showing. remember Don Siegelman? deck stacked against him with Rove's friends? remember that? and how about most anyone who spoke out against Bush policies? or anyone in his admin that tried to tell the truth?

......The human capacity for self-delusion never ceases to amaze me, so it shouldn’t surprise me that so many Republicans seem to genuinely believe that they are the party of fiscal responsibility. Perhaps at one time they were, but those days are long gone.

This fact became blindingly obvious to me six years ago this month when a Republican president and a Republican Congress enacted the Medicare drug benefit, which former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker has called “the most fiscally irresponsible piece of legislation since the 1960s.”

Recall the situation in 2003. The Bush administration was already projecting the largest deficit in American history–$475 billion in fiscal year 2004, according to the July 2003 mid-session budget review. But a big election was coming up that Bush and his party were desperately fearful of losing. So they decided to win it by buying the votes of America’s seniors by giving them an expensive new program to pay for their prescription drugs.

Recall, too, that Medicare was already broke in every meaningful sense of the term. According to the 2003 Medicare trustees report, spending for Medicare was projected to rise much more rapidly than the payroll tax as the baby boomers retired. Consequently, the rational thing for Congress to do would have been to find ways of cutting its costs. Instead, Republicans voted to vastly increase them–and the federal deficit–by $395 billion between 2004 and 2013.

However, the Bush administration knew this figure was not accurate because Medicare’s chief actuary, Richard Foster, had concluded, well before passage, that the more likely cost would be $534 billion. Tom Scully, a Republican political appointee at the Department of Health and Human Services, threatened to fire him if he dared to make that information public before the vote.(See this report by the HHS inspector general and this article by Foster.)

It’s important to remember that the congressional budget resolution capped the projected cost of the drug benefit at $400 billion over 10 years. If there had been an official estimate from Medicare’s chief actuary putting the cost at well more than that, then the legislation could have been killed by a single member in either the House or Senate by raising a point of order. Then-Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., later said he regretted not doing so.

http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/19/republican-b...

buying votes with a new Medicare program. and lying about the cost so they could get it done.

your high horse is pretty low to the ground.
Lnc

United States

#1067540 Jan 24, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol again plays the victim card!!
Poor Repugnants!! Always being picked on by liberals!! HAHAHA
(perhaps id they didn't commit crimes it wouldn't happen?)
----------
Dinesh D’Souza’s Series of Unfortunate Events
Author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza was indicted for encouraging fraudulent campaign donations—just the latest in a spiral that has all but sunk his career in the conservative movement.
Conservative author, filmmaker and provocateur Dinesh D’Souza was indicted Thursday on charges of using straw donors to make illegal contributions to a college classmate’s 2012 campaign.
The indictment, filed in U.S. District Court in New York, accuses D’Souza of “willfully and knowingly” surpassing the $5,000 limit for individual campaign donations by directing others to donate to the campaign of Wendy Long, who unsuccessfully challenged New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand in 2012. According to the document, D’Souza and his then-wife, Dixie, each contributed $5,000 to Long’s campaign, and he reimbursed others for $20,000 he had encouraged them to donate.
D’Souza worked with Long on the infamous Dartmouth Review, an edgy conservative newspaper at Dartmouth College known for launching smart young right-wingers to prominence. In 1990, the pair apologized for printing an anti-Semitic quote from Hitler’s Mein Kampf in an edition of the publication distributed on Yom Kippur—an antic typical of the Review’s ethos of deliberate provocation. Long went on to become an attorney at several conservative institutions, including the Claremont Institute. She made her first run for office in 2012, and lost in a landslide to Gillibrand, New York’s incumbent Democratic senator.
According to the New York Times, Long raised about $785,000 in the race, with D’Souza hosting one of her fundraisers. D’Souza’s lawyer denied any criminal intent in the apparent plot to reimburse donors to Long’s campaign, saying it was “at most … an act of misguided friendship.”
The indictment is just the latest in a tangle of personal and professional difficulties that swarmed around D’Souza at what was arguably the height of his success: the popularity of his 2012 anti-Obama documentary 2016: Obama’s America. The film, which was released in the summer of 2012 and became a slow-burn hit with conservatives in the run-up to the presidential election, earned over $33 million at the box office and was the highest-grossing documentary since 1982. But just a couple of months into the film’s promotion, D’Souza was out of a job: he resigned his lucrative position as president of the King’s College, a small evangelical Christian school in Manhattan, over reports that he was engaged to a 29-year-old woman while still being married to his wife of 20 years.
D’Souza’s departure from the King’s College was the symbolic end of his career in the institutional conservative movement, which had grown increasingly exasperated with his string of conspiratorial books that failed to live up to his reputation as a star of conservative scholarship.(One advanced the notion that America’s moral decadence led to 9/11; another launched the meme, which has long since become a political punch line, that Obama was a “Kenyan anti-colonialist.”) D’Souza’s tenure at the King’s College was fraught with conflict, as some faculty members viewed him as a name-brand hire who lacked appropriate academic credentials and who was more interested in his own money-making projects than in fundraising for the college. ""
Can't be the victim and the bully at the same time :-)

"As for Davis and Obama having the exact same facial structures and features, no apologies now or ever to come.

You'd just rather believe your lying eyes. " ---- Carol

No wonder the lost elections

LOL

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