Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1275848 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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PDUPONT

Amherst, MA

#871274 Mar 10, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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As I read this, I can just imagine you wearing nothing but military boots and carrying a Communist Flag, marching in the middle of the day down the street like you are in a parade.
You really don't have a clue with your limited wisdom.
But spam on, man. It's your right.
Listen up you mealy mouth punk ! I enlisted and wore this country's uniform back when Mitt Romney was hiding out in France as a "missionary" and Dick Cheney got five deferments because he had "other priorities". Don't you even dare impugn my patriotism.
You're an idiot Jimmy and everything you post proves it.

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PDUPONT

Amherst, MA

#871275 Mar 10, 2013
carol wrote:
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Apparently, quite a few other liberals were upset their fellow liberals didn't join this fight.
But the Democratic Party is no longer about principle. It's about power at any cost, ideology over rationality and demonizing before applying any measure of common sense.
"I didn't leave the Democratic Party. It left me."
Ronald Reagan
Hopefully, at least moderate democrats are starting to think the same thing.
Yeah stupid that's why Lindsey Graham stated that;
“This idea that we’re going to use a drone to attack an American citizen in a cafe in America is ridiculous.”
Rand Paul's whole premise was inane. If there's a terrorist suspect on US soil we have the means for law enforcement to arrest him or her and bring them to justice.

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PDUPONT

Amherst, MA

#871276 Mar 10, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>The Myths of Single-Payer Health Care
By David Hogberg
A single-payer health care system is one in which a single-entity -- the government -- collects almost all of the revenue for and pays almost all of the bills for the health care system. In most single-payer systems only a small percentage of health care expenses are paid for with private funds. Countries that have a single-payer system include Australia, Canada, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Single-payer is popular among the political left in the United States. Leftists have emitted tons of propaganda in favor of a single-payer system, much of which has fossilized into myth.
Single-payer national health insurance is a system in which a single public or quasi-public agency organizes health financing, but delivery of care remains largely private.
Currently, the U.S. health care system is outrageously expensive, yet inadequate. Despite spending more than twice as much as the rest of the industrialized nations ($8,160 per capita), the United States performs poorly in comparison on major health indicators such as life expectancy, infant mortality and immunization rates. Moreover, the other advanced nations provide comprehensive coverage to their entire populations, while the U.S. leaves 51 million completely uninsured and millions more inadequately covered.

The reason we spend more and get less than the rest of the world is because we have a patchwork system of for-profit payers. Private insurers necessarily waste health dollars on things that have nothing to do with care: overhead, underwriting, billing, sales and marketing departments as well as huge profits and exorbitant executive pay. Doctors and hospitals must maintain costly administrative staffs to deal with the bureaucracy. Combined, this needless administration consumes one-third (31 percent) of Americans’ health dollars.
Single-payer financing is the only way to recapture this wasted money. The potential savings on paperwork, more than $400 billion per year, are enough to provide comprehensive coverage to everyone without paying any more than we already do.
Under a single-payer system, all Americans would be covered for all medically necessary services, including: doctor, hospital, preventive, long-term care, mental health, reproductive health care, dental, vision, prescription drug and medical supply costs. Patients would regain free choice of doctor and hospital, and doctors would regain autonomy over patient care.
Physicians would be paid fee-for-service according to a negotiated formulary or receive salary from a hospital or nonprofit HMO / group practice. Hospitals would receive a global budget for operating expenses. Health facilities and expensive equipment purchases would be managed by regional health planning boards.
A single-payer system would be financed by eliminating private insurers and recapturing their administrative waste. Modest new taxes would replace premiums and out-of-pocket payments currently paid by individuals and business. Costs would be controlled through negotiated fees, global budgeting and bulk purchasing.
www.pnhp.org/facts/single-payer-resources
Single payer would free business from having to pay for employee health coverage and allow for more expansion and higher wages.
You're an idiot Jane.

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Taxpayer

Point Harbor, NC

#871277 Mar 10, 2013
BlueFlag wrote:
Just a reminder for Republicans to set their clocks ahead 100 years tonight to join the rest of us in the 21st century.
That is all you have is Repub or Dems. Repub need to come to the 21th century and Dems need to understand the communism is just more fascisms.
And Americans need to kick both your as# out of America. You and your facist government are a threat to Liberty and Freedom.

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#871278 Mar 10, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>The Dodd-Franks comedy act in the House of Representatives that said thre was nothing wrong with the Savings and Loans. Come on Davey Boie even you know that don't ya??
They said no such thing, dumbass.

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#871279 Mar 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Selective birth control, to eliminate undesirable minority populations, a worthwhile goal.
I'm thinking slipping birth control into beer sold at NASCAR events should o the trick.

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#871280 Mar 10, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>How much debt has obama signed on?
Any debt since Jan of 2011 was approved by Boehner first.

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#871281 Mar 10, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Single-payer national health insurance is a system in which a single public or quasi-public agency organizes health financing, but delivery of care remains largely private.
Currently, the U.S. health care system is outrageously expensive, yet inadequate. Despite spending more than twice as much as the rest of the industrialized nations ($8,160 per capita), the United States performs poorly in comparison on major health indicators such as life expectancy, infant mortality and immunization rates. Moreover, the other advanced nations provide comprehensive coverage to their entire populations, while the U.S. leaves 51 million completely uninsured and millions more inadequately covered.
The reason we spend more and get less than the rest of the world is because we have a patchwork system of for-profit payers. Private insurers necessarily waste health dollars on things that have nothing to do with care: overhead, underwriting, billing, sales and marketing departments as well as huge profits and exorbitant executive pay. Doctors and hospitals must maintain costly administrative staffs to deal with the bureaucracy. Combined, this needless administration consumes one-third (31 percent) of Americans’ health dollars.
Single-payer financing is the only way to recapture this wasted money. The potential savings on paperwork, more than $400 billion per year, are enough to provide comprehensive coverage to everyone without paying any more than we already do.
Under a single-payer system, all Americans would be covered for all medically necessary services, including: doctor, hospital, preventive, long-term care, mental health, reproductive health care, dental, vision, prescription drug and medical supply costs. Patients would regain free choice of doctor and hospital, and doctors would regain autonomy over patient care.
Physicians would be paid fee-for-service according to a negotiated formulary or receive salary from a hospital or nonprofit HMO / group practice. Hospitals would receive a global budget for operating expenses. Health facilities and expensive equipment purchases would be managed by regional health planning boards.
A single-payer system would be financed by eliminating private insurers and recapturing their administrative waste. Modest new taxes would replace premiums and out-of-pocket payments currently paid by individuals and business. Costs would be controlled through negotiated fees, global budgeting and bulk purchasing.
www.pnhp.org/facts/single-payer-resources
Single payer would free business from having to pay for employee health coverage and allow for more expansion and higher wages.
You're an idiot Jane.
Brilliant DuPont!

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#871282 Mar 10, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
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That is all you have is Repub or Dems. Repub need to come to the 21th century and Dems need to understand the communism is just more fascisms.
And Americans need to kick both your as# out of America. You and your facist government are a threat to Liberty and Freedom.
Pfftttt, another one who doesn't know the meaning of fascism. Aren't you embarrassed to bandy about terms that you know nothing about?

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#871283 Mar 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I'm thinking slipping birth control into beer sold at NASCAR events should o the trick.
Then they'll get "manboobs"

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#871284 Mar 10, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>anybody on Federal & State Welfare who keeps propagating is unfit and is a Candidate for Sterilization because we cant afford to take care of anymore that are dependent on the Federal Government & US Tax Payers.
Lol, classic authoritarian response.

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#871285 Mar 10, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Your Right Margaret Sanger agrees and Mike Wallace asked her that question if she was in favor of Birth Control and she said yes on 8:30 in the video.
VERY REVEALING Margaret Sanger Interview MUST SEE ! PLANNED PARENTHOOD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =HsrOPDdbTzMXX
Another moron who doesn't know the difference between your and you're!!

What an "edumacation"

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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#871286 Mar 10, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Another moron who doesn't know the difference between your and you're!!
What an "edumacation"
lily's cover of smoke and her bullshit.

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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#871287 Mar 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Any debt since Jan of 2011 was approved by Boehner first.
the buck stops with obama you moron..

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Taxpayer

Point Harbor, NC

#871288 Mar 10, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Pfftttt, another one who doesn't know the meaning of fascism. Aren't you embarrassed to bandy about terms that you know nothing about?
You wish.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism

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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#871289 Mar 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I'm thinking slipping birth control into beer sold at NASCAR events should o the trick.
Obama: My administration does not torture. We kill..

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PDUPONT

Amherst, MA

#871290 Mar 10, 2013
carol wrote:
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It's almost like a fog rolled in over the democratic party over the past few decades that has blinded and confused them.
What I really think is behind the irrational hatred by many on the left is their much bigger hatred towards anyone striving toward higher ground or any resemblence of societal standards or anyone daring to believe in a higher power. Unfortunately, these are the blind loyalists who are too far gone to help.
But I'm very glad to know you proved yourself to be a clear thinker and no longer believe in the "god of big government" with their fog of lies and deception. It says a lot about you.
It's encouraging to know there's still hope for others like you.
Have a good day. Have to rearrange furniture.
Once again Carol you prove what a clueless twit and liar you are. Those of us on the left don't have any hatred for those who achieve success, it's how you do it that makes the difference . A high school friend of mine came up with an idea for a product and started making it in his parents' garage and steadily expanded, hiring workers and when he sold the business became a very rich man. You may have heard about it, Yankee Candle which employs thousands of workers in its manufacturing facility and its retail outlets across the country and in Europe. Do I begrudge him his success? Absolutely not, he provided employment not only with his company but with other companies that sprung up in competition.
Someone like Mitt Romney however made his money taking over companies, loading them with debt, raiding employee pensions , laying people off and shipping jobs overseas.
Your assertion that those on the left are devoid of religious belief is also totally false. Most of the people I go to church with are liberals. My son is an unabashed liberal and even when he's away at college he gets on the Metro on Sunday to attend services at St. John's on Lafayette Park or goes to a Catholic service on the CUA campus.
Your "societal standards" are code for people like you wanting to force your religious bigotry on others.
Jimmy is a mealy mouthed punk who simply parrots every other ignorant right winger on this topic.

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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#871291 Mar 10, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
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You wish.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism
lily likes more cops, bigger, and better Fascist government..

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Taxpayer

Point Harbor, NC

#871292 Mar 10, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Another moron who doesn't know the difference between your and you're!!
What an "edumacation"
That is becouse you'er incompetent facist public school system. moron!!
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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#871293 Mar 10, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Once again Carol you prove what a clueless twit and liar you are. Those of us on the left don't have any hatred for those who achieve success, it's how you do it that makes the difference . A high school friend of mine came up with an idea for a product and started making it in his parents' garage and steadily expanded, hiring workers and when he sold the business became a very rich man. You may have heard about it, Yankee Candle which employs thousands of workers in its manufacturing facility and its retail outlets across the country and in Europe. Do I begrudge him his success? Absolutely not, he provided employment not only with his company but with other companies that sprung up in competition.
Someone like Mitt Romney however made his money taking over companies, loading them with debt, raiding employee pensions , laying people off and shipping jobs overseas.
Your assertion that those on the left are devoid of religious belief is also totally false. Most of the people I go to church with are liberals. My son is an unabashed liberal and even when he's away at college he gets on the Metro on Sunday to attend services at St. John's on Lafayette Park or goes to a Catholic service on the CUA campus.
Your "societal standards" are code for people like you wanting to force your religious bigotry on others.
Jimmy is a mealy mouthed punk who simply parrots every other ignorant right winger on this topic.
clueless twit and liar? LOL.. You are a very special kind of stupid aren't you PDupont?

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