Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1252740 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#669314 Jun 25, 2012
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>Welcome to the Karma Cafe sonicmoron.. There are NO menus... You will get served what you deserve..
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It's the culture...
You guys and your assumptions.

Try this....birth certificate.

lol

So if I were you wingnuts: if you get your little victory today....celebrate like there is no tomorrow. Literally.

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Nobama

Bethlehem, PA

#669315 Jun 25, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
What Really Happens If the Supreme Court Strikes Down the Mandate?
"We can game this out, but first you have to understand just who would be most upset by a ruling like this. The answer is: insurance companies. You see, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurance companies to accept anyone who applies for coverage and to charge everyone (with some specific exceptions) roughly the same rate. This works fine if insurance companies get a random selection of customers. They can easily figure out the average cost of care for this random group and then charge everyone that average, plus a little extra so they make some money. Nice and neat.
But without a mandate, they're unlikely to get a random selection of customers. Instead, healthy folks will probably stay out of the market and buy coverage only when they come down with some kind of serious illness. This is a disaster for insurers. They aren't getting regular premium payments from these customers, but they still have to pay for their million-dollar proton beam therapy when they get prostate cancer. Too much of this kind of behavior and they'll be out of business."
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/06...
which is why the entire Obamacare fiasco crashes without the mandate....

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Since: May 11

Mountville, PA

#669316 Jun 25, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You mean kill her baby? Why can't you libtards just say it? Kill your baby! See, it's not that hard. Why must you lie about what you are doing?


Not everyone believes life begins at conception.

It's your belief.

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Jean

Rhinecliff, NY

#669317 Jun 25, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You mean kill her baby? Why can't you libtards just say it? Kill your baby! See, it's not that hard. Why must you lie about what you are doing?
A conservative..a real conservative would say it's none of my business. THat not everyone agrees with my version of when life begins and it's not my BUSINESS what women do with their oWN bodies.
GFY and we're gonna cuts off you waa waa if you waste that retard sperm on anything other than making babies .You're killing babies.Life begins at sperm! Cut off your waaa waa.

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fred

Milford, CT

#669318 Jun 25, 2012
Jean wrote:
"The individual mandate is constitutional and should be upheld by the Supreme Court, according to a survey of experts conducted by Bloomberg News. However, only a minority believe this is what the court will do when they hand down a ruling on the health care law next week.
The Kenyan lizard's communist coup is an abject failure.

The Kenyan is a dope as well as being on it.

DAN RIEHL: Priceless: WaPo blames constitutional law instructor Obama for possible ObamaCare Failure.“We can’t know for certain how the Court may rule on health care this week. But watching Washington as usual play out driven by a sense of doom is still something of a hoot. If it does go down and Obama fails to win re-election, he won’t have any positive legacy at all in the end.”

Perhaps if Obama had ever written any scholarly articles on the Commerce Clause, he’d have had a better understanding. But then, he never wrote any scholarly articles on anything. As former Obama colleague Richard Epstein said:“I like Obama but I reject the suggestion that he is an intellectual. He is an activist merely mimicking the mannerisms of an intellectual.”

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Nobama

Bethlehem, PA

#669319 Jun 25, 2012
Jean wrote:
"The individual mandate is constitutional and should be upheld by the Supreme Court, according to a survey of experts conducted by Bloomberg News. However, only a minority believe this is what the court will do when they hand down a ruling on the health care law next week.
In a broad consensus, 19 of the 21 respondents said that the mandate should be upheld. The survey was emailed last week to constitutional law professors at the U.S. News & World Report’s top 12 law schools. There was less agreement on how exactly the opinion would come down. Five said that the Court is likely to strike down the individual mandate anyway while 8 believed it as a toss-up.”
In responses to the survey, the experts’ predictions were often determined by whether they felt precedent or “hostile questioning” during oral arguments were more indicative of the final outcome.
In one response, Jesse Choper, a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley, dismissed the “hostile” questions from the conservative justices. Instead, he said the Supreme Court is likely to uphold the mandate due to precedent.“It’s relatively straightforward — if they adhere to existing doctrine, it seemed to me they’re likely to uphold it.”
Conversely, Christina Whitman at the University of Michigan’s law school gave more weight to oral arguments than precedent in making her prediction. Whitman said that although precedent “makes this a very easy case,” the mandate is likely to be overturned based on what she heard during the arguments in March.“But the oral argument indicated that the more conservative justices are striving to find a way to strike down the mandate,” she said.
Almost all of the respondents, 18 out of 21, said that the Supreme Court will lose credibility if the mandate is struck down in a 5-4 decision. If that should happen,“it looks like the court is simply an arm of one political party,” University of Chicago law professor Dennis Hitchinson told Bloomberg.
Bloomberg News is as brain dead as Jean.....

America hates Obamacare....

Obama fiddled with this crap while the economy crashed...

it's the economy, stupid...

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Nobama

Bethlehem, PA

#669320 Jun 25, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Not everyone believes life begins at conception.
It's your belief.
folks have moral beliefs that are not founded in religion, like murder being wrong...

why not give the parents a six-month grace period after birth to decide whether to off the kid...

what's the difference???...

morally, not religiously...

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Florida

Lithia, FL

#669321 Jun 25, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
What Really Happens If the Supreme Court Strikes Down the Mandate?
"We can game this out, but first you have to understand just who would be most upset by a ruling like this. The answer is: insurance companies. You see, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurance companies to accept anyone who applies for coverage and to charge everyone (with some specific exceptions) roughly the same rate. This works fine if insurance companies get a random selection of customers. They can easily figure out the average cost of care for this random group and then charge everyone that average, plus a little extra so they make some money. Nice and neat.
But without a mandate, they're unlikely to get a random selection of customers. Instead, healthy folks will probably stay out of the market and buy coverage only when they come down with some kind of serious illness. This is a disaster for insurers. They aren't getting regular premium payments from these customers, but they still have to pay for their million-dollar proton beam therapy when they get prostate cancer. Too much of this kind of behavior and they'll be out of business."
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/06...
You are as unconscious as the TelePrompter-in-Chief obama.. sonicmoron...
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You would be useless if not for Google and copy and paste...
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It's the culture...

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Mountville, PA

#669322 Jun 25, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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Bloomberg News is as brain dead as Jean.....
America hates Obamacare....
Obama fiddled with this crap while the economy crashed...
it's the economy, stupid...
The economy crashed before Obama took office.
Jean

Rhinecliff, NY

#669323 Jun 25, 2012
"Strike The Mandate

If the Court determines that the mandate violates the Constitution, it can “sever” the mandate from the rest of the law. The rest of the law would stand, and implementation of it would continue. This outcome would leave it up to Congress and the states to deal with the “adverse selection” problem — without a mandate, experts and industry insiders believe young and healthy people would avoid purchasing insurance until stricken by illness or injury, leaving older, sicker people in the risk pool. Premiums would spike and the market could ultimately collapse. Some experts doubt the policy would completely fail. But lawmakers would be under intense pressure from the insurance industry to forestall the potential calamity. Since the law’s main provisions don’t take effect until 2014, Congress could pass a slightly different, Constitutionally bulletproof version of the mandate, or some other incentive for everybody to purchase insurance. States could pass their own mandates, like the one in Massachusetts. But either way the health care reform saga would enter a new chapter. "
TPM
Jean

Rhinecliff, NY

#669324 Jun 25, 2012
"Though the Obama administration obviously wants the Court to uphold the mandate, it has argued that if the justices throw it out, they should also throw out the measures ending insurance company discrimination against people with pre-existing medical conditions. This would avoid the adverse selection problem, but it would also hollow out the law. Instead of creating a universal health care system, it would instead be a program that provided subsidies to uninsured people who were healthy and interested enough to seek insurance. Congress and the states could seek to reanimate the law, but they wouldn’t be under as intense pressure from the insurance industry to do so."
TPM
Nobama

Bethlehem, PA

#669325 Jun 25, 2012
Jean wrote:
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A conservative..a real conservative would say it's none of my business. THat not everyone agrees with my version of when life begins and it's not my BUSINESS what women do with their oWN bodies.
GFY and we're gonna cuts off you waa waa if you waste that retard sperm on anything other than making babies .You're killing babies.Life begins at sperm! Cut off your waaa waa.
the woman is not the only affected party...

the father, particularly in the rare instance where he is also the husband, should have a say in terminating his child...
Florida

Lithia, FL

#669326 Jun 25, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Not everyone believes life begins at conception.
It's your belief.
believes??? Realidiot has no conception...
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It's the culture...
fred

Milford, CT

#669327 Jun 25, 2012
Jean wrote:
<quoted text>
A conservative..a real conservative would say it's none of my business. THat not everyone agrees with my version of when life begins and it's not my BUSINESS what women do with their oWN bodies.
GFY and we're gonna cuts off you waa waa if you waste that retard sperm on anything other than making babies .You're killing babies.Life begins at sperm! Cut off your waaa waa.
We don't take definitions of what a conservative should believe from an atheist mass murdering communist like you comrade Jean

54,000,000 dead babies say please look at me momma before killing me.
Jean

Rhinecliff, NY

#669328 Jun 25, 2012
"Strike The Law

This is the doomsday scenario for the Obama administration. It would also be an intensely political move by the court’s five conservative justices. Most big legislation includes what’s known as a “severability clause,” to protect the bulk of statutes should the Court rule individual measures or titles unconstitutional. Democrats neglected to include such a clause in the health care law. So the challengers have asked the Court to junk the whole thing if a majority of justices determine the mandate to be unconstitutional. Even if a law lacks a severability clause, judges typically presume severability, so it would be an astonishing move for the Court to void the entire act. But it’s still possible."
TPM

Since: May 11

Mountville, PA

#669329 Jun 25, 2012
Tournefort wrote:
<quoted text>
"WASHINGTON — Minutes before a midnight deadline, President Barack Obama signed into law a four-year extension of post-Sept. 11 powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists.
"It's an important tool for us to continue dealing with an ongoing terrorist threat," Obama said Friday after a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy...."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/27/patr...
Now ... Where are the answers to those questions?
The bill Obama signed is not the same as the original Patriot Act.

To pretend it does is a lie.
Jean

Rhinecliff, NY

#669330 Jun 25, 2012
Medicaid Rollback

Perhaps the most radical step the Court could take would be to void the law’s requirement that state expand Medicaid to cover people up to 133 percent of the federal poverty line. Congress uses what’s known as the spending power to entice states to enact policies they might not otherwise enact and that can’t be forced upon them. Medicaid operates as a matching program: the federal government offers states a lot of money to provide health care to the poor, and in exchange, states are required to pony up the difference, and to meet certain requirements. Congress uses this form of enticement to expand and change myriad federal-state programs, and in the health care law, they essentially give states the choice to expand Medicaid dramatically or opt out of the program altogether. Challengers argue that this particular use of the spending power goes beyond enticement and constitutes unconstitutional extortion. Radical critics think the entire practice is a form of subterfuge — a backdoor means of imposing national policy when Congress lacks the Constitutional power to enact legislation at the federal level. Though a majority of Justices appeared hostile to this argument, if the Court’s five conservatives decide they agree with it, they will not only wipe out at least half of the law’s coverage expansion. They’ll also, at the very least, invite scores of challenges to other statutes — from civil rights laws to transportation funding and beyond. An over-broad ruling would render scores of programs unconstitutional by fiat, or perhaps prevent Congress from ever changing the programs like this once first enacted. It would be monumentally disruptive and perhaps provoke a genuine constitutional crisis. For that reason, most experts believe this is the least likely of all possible outcomes."
TPM

Since: May 11

Mountville, PA

#669331 Jun 25, 2012
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
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You are talking about the 15% Capital Gains Tax, Democrat DOLT, not the income tax. You know, the 15% Obama's friends are paying.
Of course there is Jeffrey Immelt's GE (Obama's good friend) who paid ZERO TAXES, hypocrite:
http://money.cnn.com/2011/03/31/news/economy/...
hypocrite
hypocrite
hypocrite
hypocrite
hypocrite
I understand it's tough for you right wingers but there is a difference between personal income taxes & corporate taxes.

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Florida

Lithia, FL

#669332 Jun 25, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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You guys and your assumptions.
Try this....birth certificate.
lol
So if I were you wingnuts: if you get your little victory today....celebrate like there is no tomorrow. Literally.
Excuse me sonicmoron.. There are people drowning in a bad economy and obama sellout you moron...
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sonicmoron Reply: Sorry!.. I am a "Recovery Summer" lifeguard.. I don't save anyone..
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I just copy and paste and blame the last lifeguard...
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And... Still sonicmoron is clueless and wandering lame in the desert of unconscious stupidity in his own backyard...
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It's the culture...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#669333 Jun 25, 2012
Rep. Darrell Issa Admits There Is No Evidence Connecting White House To Fast & Furious Scandal

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/rep-darrell-issa-a...

Maybe today will be a better day for you FOXbots.

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