Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1602702 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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Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1001823 Oct 12, 2013
Mile wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry but that's not how this went at all.
The Republicans agreed to fund all forms of Government, accept for Obama care and wanted to negotiate defunding parts of that law. It was Obama who was unwilling to get round the table, as was his mandate to do so. It's his power hungry attitude that has lead to this shutdown. Yes he was elected President but last time I looked he wasn't made King.
Where in the world of illogical thinking did winning an election mean you get to "Rule" for your tenure.
Mile

Bournemouth, UK

#1001824 Oct 12, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
No, the key words here are "health care". What is your/Republican plan to help those that can't afford it? Emergency room?
We're talking about finding a solution for 15% of the population there's no reason to change everyone's circumstances to fix the problems of the few. I have nothing against a national health service but a free for all system is not financially viable.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1001825 Oct 12, 2013
Mile wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry but that's not how this went at all.
The Republicans agreed to fund all forms of Government, accept for Obama care and wanted to negotiate defunding parts of that law. It was Obama who was unwilling to get round the table, as was his mandate to do so. It's his power hungry attitude that has lead to this shutdown. Yes he was elected President but last time I looked he wasn't made King.
I am sorry you but are so f*cked up.

The Democrats voted to fund government.

The Republicans said they would not fund the government unless the ACA was defunded & delayed.

The Republicans said either the ACA is defunded or they will harm America.

What if Democrats said they would only fund the government if all abortions were made legal.

Would you negotiate on this? Would you expand abortions maybe a little to negotiate?

If you were honest, you would say no.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1001826 Oct 12, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not the state's Democratic leadership that's loony you clueless twit, it's these rural yahoos that are all upset because the state decided to give gays and lesbians legal rights and enacted sensible background checks for firearms purchases and limited magazine capacities.
The New York Times reported that people in Colorado are upset with gun control laws, legal marijuana shops, green energy policies, steps to embrace gay marriage and illegal immigrants.

Coloradoans, like many others in the country, believe all liberal government policies are out of control.

It's not up to the few to decide for the many.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1001827 Oct 12, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
They should ask the Republican Party to pay their losses. Tell them to talk to Boehner. The shut down is affecting businesses all across this country & Republicans don't care.
But I am sure there is something in the lease agreement that discusses instances when the area is closed.
The White House admin decides what gets shut down-silly.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1001828 Oct 12, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Where's the trucks???
See Facebook Truckers Ride For The Constitution 192,568 likes 175,135 talking about this..

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

Truckers Ride will have more Likes then ObamaKare
https://www.facebook.com/Healthcare.gov...

Oh.. And... Read the hate-filled posts and see ads pandering to Deltona blacks and hispanics...

https://www.facebook.com/Healthcare.gov...

When the Tea Party Patriots take back the country in 2014, you commies, obama, brown shirt liberals and moochers will need to learn and fish or cut bait...

It's the culture...

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1001829 Oct 12, 2013
Mile wrote:
<quoted text>
Take a look at the NHS in the UK for a glimpse into reality. It was sold as being able to pay for itself, in reality it costs the tax payer billions and for what? Poor healthcare, waiting lists and an influx of foreign doctors who will work for less pay. As the old saying goes - You get what you pay for' and believe you me it's not value for money.
The ACA is not like the system in England.

I know this is a shock but the ACA is about people buying insurance from PRIVATE insurance companies to get healthcare from PRIVATE doctors & Private hospitals.

If we did go for a single payer system, the amount paid in taxes would be less than the cost of health insurance plus non covered costs.

You really need to get informed. You're embarrassing yourself.
Mile

Bournemouth, UK

#1001830 Oct 12, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Man, what part of y'all lost don't you get? Obama ran his first campaign championing the ACA &, was elected president. The bill made thru both houses &, was subsequently signed into law by the president. Obama again championed the bill during his 2nd campaign, amidst the republicans doing everything in the devils power to lie to the American people about how bad it was &, was again elected president. All this some by the latter of the law &, the will of the people. Anything you claim happened after the fact is malfunction &, corruption on part of the republicans. You people have no argument at all. Had you won any of the most significant battles during that time span, you might have an argument but, you lost over &, over again. Proving the true will of the people. Your only argument now is pew polls which was the reason y'all feel so defeated in the first place. Put all your faith in them same polls that had Romney up by 4 to 5% points &, you damn near lost by that much. Face the facts, you're losers, get over it!
Sorry but the Democrats were not elected with full control. The American people voted for divided Government and with divided Government, no matter the country comes compromise.
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Where in the world of illogical thinking did winning an election mean you get to "Rule" for your tenure.
'Rule' sure you didn't mean Lead? There a big difference you know ;)

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Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1001831 Oct 12, 2013
There is absolutely no way we can afford this disaster.

Cost-Shifting: Looks like Detroit might get a federal bailout after all, by offloading its retiree health costs onto federal taxpayers via ObamaCare. It's a window into why Obama-Care costs will quickly spiral out of control.

On Sunday, the New York Times noted that Detroit hopes to push its younger retirees who aren't yet eligible for Medicare into the ObamaCare exchanges, where many will be eligible for subsidized insurance. Federal tax payers will pick up the tab, rather than those in Detroit.(IBD's Jed Graham first wrote about this last month.)

One of the first to suggest this clever cost-shifting idea was Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who was in the Obama administration while it was putting ObamaCare together. In May, he revealed plans to save about $108 million a year by tossing 30,000 retirees into the ObamaCare exchanges.

If Detroit and Chicago get away with this, you can bet other cities will try, too. The U.S.' 61 largest cities have more than $118 billion in unfunded retiree health care liabilities, the Pew Charitable Trusts estimates.

And the National League of Cities is practically drooling over the opportunity to shift as much as possible onto ObamaCare.

"It offers a very high-quality, potentially very affordable way to get people into health care without the burden falling back on to the city and town," NLC's program head Neil Bomberg told the New York Times.

Cities aren't the only ones to realize this ObamaCare opportunity. The Congressional Budget Office figures that private companies will dump millions of workers into the exchanges, either by eliminating jobs, cutting hours or dropping benefits.

A recent example is Wegmans, a Northeast-based upscale grocery chain that used to offer health benefits to part-time workers who put in as few as 20 hours a week. Come next year, those workers will have to buy their coverage in the ObamaCare exchanges instead.

Brian Murphy, a partner at a Buffalo, N.Y., insurance brokerage firm, called Wegmans' move "a win-win" because "the employee gets subsidized coverage, and the employer gets to lower costs."

To be sure, these cities and companies are merely responding to the perverse incentives that were, either accidentally or by design, built into ObamaCare. But this is only a "win-win" if you ignore the fact that someone has to pay. And that someone is federal taxpayers.

ObamaCare costs are already running ahead of plan, and as more cities and businesses try to dump their health care problems into it, ObamaCare's costs will explode. That, in turn, will force additional rounds of massive tax hikes, or trillions more in federal debt.

Either way, economic growth will be stunted, making ObamaCare a lose-lose for everyone.

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Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1001832 Oct 12, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Man, what part of y'all lost don't you get? Obama ran his first campaign championing the ACA &, was elected president. The bill made thru both houses &, was subsequently signed into law by the president. Obama again championed the bill during his 2nd campaign, amidst the republicans doing everything in the devils power to lie to the American people about how bad it was &, was again elected president. All this some by the latter of the law &, the will of the people. Anything you claim happened after the fact is malfunction &, corruption on part of the republicans. You people have no argument at all. Had you won any of the most significant battles during that time span, you might have an argument but, you lost over &, over again. Proving the true will of the people. Your only argument now is pew polls which was the reason y'all feel so defeated in the first place. Put all your faith in them same polls that had Romney up by 4 to 5% points &, you damn near lost by that much. Face the facts, you're losers, get over it!
Obama did not win his second election due to the public loving Obamacare. Left myth-

These are states Obama won

"In Florida, the exit polls showed 49% of voters say the 2010 law should be repealed completely or in part. Forty-three percent said it should be expanded or kept as is."

Exit polls in Ohio, show 52% said they think the president's health care reform law should be repealed completely or in part while 42% said it should be expanded or left as is.

There's a similar split in other swing states.

Iowa: 53% for change or repeal and 38% for leaving it or expanding it.

New Hampshire: 50% for change or repeal and 47% for leaving it.

Colorado: 55%-37% for repeal.

Even in the president's home state of Illinois, 49% said they want Obamacare changed or repealed while 47% want it expanded or left as is."

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/...
Mile

Bournemouth, UK

#1001833 Oct 12, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I am sorry you but are so f*cked up.
The Democrats voted to fund government.
The Republicans said they would not fund the government unless the ACA was defunded & delayed.
The Republicans said either the ACA is defunded or they will harm America.
What if Democrats said they would only fund the government if all abortions were made legal.
Would you negotiate on this? Would you expand abortions maybe a little to negotiate?
If you were honest, you would say no.
I do t deal in what if's only in what's reality and the reality here is America has always been a democracy. The electorate spoke and divided government was the result. Obama wasn't given a Carte Blanche, although he's acting as if he was.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1001834 Oct 12, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I am sorry you but are so f*cked up.
The Democrats voted to fund government.
The Republicans said they would not fund the government unless the ACA was defunded & delayed.
The Republicans said either the ACA is defunded or they will harm America.
What if Democrats said they would only fund the government if all abortions were made legal.
Would you negotiate on this? Would you expand abortions maybe a little to negotiate?
If you were honest, you would say no.
FYI Mile, Dave cusses and claims to be superior in intelligence to his own momma. A nasty little habit of his.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1001835 Oct 12, 2013
Pro Gun group designates Dec 14th as "Guns Saves Lives" day.

December 14rh is the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook slaughter by a wacko with an assaut rifle.

More proof some of these gun fanatics are dumber than sh*t.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1001836 Oct 12, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The ACA is not like the system in England.
I know this is a shock but the ACA is about people buying insurance from PRIVATE insurance companies to get healthcare from PRIVATE doctors & Private hospitals.
If we did go for a single payer system, the amount paid in taxes would be less than the cost of health insurance plus non covered costs.
You really need to get informed. You're embarrassing yourself.
<spam>
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1001837 Oct 12, 2013
Dumbass Dave is in meltdown mode this morning...

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1001838 Oct 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama did not win his second election due to the public loving Obamacare. Left myth-
These are states Obama won
"In Florida, the exit polls showed 49% of voters say the 2010 law should be repealed completely or in part. Forty-three percent said it should be expanded or kept as is."
Exit polls in Ohio, show 52% said they think the president's health care reform law should be repealed completely or in part while 42% said it should be expanded or left as is.
There's a similar split in other swing states.
Iowa: 53% for change or repeal and 38% for leaving it or expanding it.
New Hampshire: 50% for change or repeal and 47% for leaving it.
Colorado: 55%-37% for repeal.
Even in the president's home state of Illinois, 49% said they want Obamacare changed or repealed while 47% want it expanded or left as is."
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/...
Change or repeal? Really those two go together?

More lies from the right.,

FACT

You idiots rans a "Repeal" candidate & the Democrats ran the Obama in Obamacare.

Guess what.

Your repeal candidate got THUMPED.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1001839 Oct 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
FYI Mile, Dave cusses and claims to be superior in intelligence to his own momma. A nasty little habit of his.
later..
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1001840 Oct 12, 2013
Obama jobs sellout and millions of dollars to Canada for a fked-up Obamacare website??

Obama and demokRATs OUTSOURCED jobs and millions of dollars to CGI in Canada to build the Obamacare website https://www.facebook.com/Healthcare.gov...

Canada CGI at centre of Obamacare foul-up furor..
http://www.bnn.ca/News/2013/10/10/Canadas-CGI...

When the Tea Party Patriots take back the country in 2014, you commies, obama, brown shirt liberals and moochers will need to learn and fish or cut bait...

It's the culture...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1001841 Oct 12, 2013
Mile wrote:
No matter if you're left, right, blue or red. The simple truth is enormous controlling Governments = less freedoms and an interdependent society.
Very true, yet some clamor for this.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1001842 Oct 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
The White House admin decides what gets shut down-silly.
No t doesn't.

Items that are funded through appropriations are closed. Why else would they have to pass appropriates for active military if Obama could just fund them.

Its not abut the money being available.

How GD dumb are you people?

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