Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1274384 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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emveregisla john

Tanzania, United Republic of

#873425 Mar 13, 2013
the world is turning upside down !!
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#873426 Mar 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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gfy gunner
lily's motherly language
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#873427 Mar 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Hail to the New Chief Pedophile; will they all line up and get on their knees to kiss the ring?
At least you won't have to grab a pole to drag yourself off the floor, bottle in hand.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#873428 Mar 13, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>the wealthy--including politicians and Hollywierd--will pay a fine to not buy insurance and then pay out of pocket for quality, private healthcare without a wait. the rest of Americans will have at best mediocre government issued healthcare, with quality similar to welfare cheese and the efficiency of any government run agency.
Exactly. Obamacare guarantees a two-tier medical system.

The you will hear the cries from the left to ban private practice of medicine, instituting involuntary servitude.
carol

Orlando, FL

#873429 Mar 13, 2013
This is lengthy but everyone must read this.

ASSOCIATED PRESS
March 13, 2013

Applying for benefits under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul could be as daunting as doing your taxes.

The government's draft application runs 15 pages for a three-person family. An outline of the online version has 21 steps, some with additional questions.

Seven months before the Oct. 1 start of enrollment season for millions of uninsured Americans, the idea that getting health insurance could be as easy as shopping online at Amazon or Travelocity is starting to look like wishful thinking.

At least three major federal agencies, including the IRS, will scrutinize your application. Checking your identity, income and citizenship is supposed to happen in real time, if you apply online.

That's just the first part of the process, which lets you know if you qualify for financial help. The government asks to see what you're making because Obama's Affordable Care Act is means-tested, with lower-income people getting the most generous help to pay premiums.

Once you're finished with the money part, actually picking a health plan will require additional steps, plus a basic understanding of insurance jargon.

And it's a mandate, not a suggestion. The law says virtually all Americans must carry health insurance starting next year, although most will just keep the coverage they now have through their jobs, Medicare or Medicaid.

Some are concerned that a lot of uninsured people will be overwhelmed and simply give up.

"This lengthy draft application will take a considerable amount of time to fill out and will be difficult for many people to be able to complete," said Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, an advocacy group supporting the health care law. "It does not get you to the selection of a plan."

"When you combine those two processes, it is enormously time consuming and complex," added Pollack. He's calling for the government to simplify the form and, more important, for an army of counselors to help uninsured people navigate the new system. It's unclear who would pay for these navigators.

http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/13/17...

This is just the beginning. The nightmare hasn't even begun yet.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#873430 Mar 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Little League in Atwood, Illinois is holding a raffle to raise money for new equipment. The prize is a military-style AR-15 rifle — the weapon of choice for Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook Elementary Hook shooting and James Holmes in the Aurora theater shooting last year.
The assault rifle is from Atwood Armory, which partnered with the Atwood-Hammond Little League to help them improve last year’s dismal fundraising record of ten dollars. Since the raffle launched on Tuesday, the armory has apparently been flooded with calls:
http://thinkprogress.org/
You rightwingers are truly sickening.
what kind of guns do your inlaw outlaws use at the almost daily baby mamma showers where shooting guns at each other takes place right after the gifts are opened?

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#873431 Mar 13, 2013
carol wrote:
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3-1/2. The GOP wants to "reform" Medicare. That word seems to trip up a lot of you liberal types.
If we keep going down the path of thinking the status quo is acceptable, a lot of people on your side of the fence are in for a rude awakening.
By "reform" the Republican reactionaries mean they want to slash and burn the Medicare program.
Carol probably knows nothing about the history of REAL reforms which are always opposed by the Right, and always pioneered by the Left.
Rightwing Republicans OPPOSED Medicare back in the 1960s, when it was just being established during the time of th Lyndon Johnson administration.
Indeed, Ronald Reagan and his corporate sponsors ran TV ads depicting Medicare as a Communist plot, as a USSR-style program.
Rightwingers also opposed Social Security, the 8 hour day, and the reight to collective bargaining during he time of the FDR administation in the 1930s.
But the tide was agains the reactionaries during the 1930s & 1960s.
They couldn't stop those popular and progressive reforms, though they never rea;;u accepted them.
Now the stone age reactionaries hope to "reform" these reforms out of existence, or leave them totally eviscerated.
Same with the Voting Rights Act. Same with all the gains won by women.
In short, the American conservatives are not even just conservative anymore. They're FASCISTS.
carol

Orlando, FL

#873433 Mar 13, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>the wealthy--including politicians and Hollywierd--will pay a fine to not buy insurance and then pay out of pocket for quality, private healthcare without a wait. the rest of Americans will have at best mediocre government issued healthcare, with quality similar to welfare cheese and the efficiency of any government run agency.
The Associated Press released this today:

"Because of opposition to the health care law in some states, the federal government will run the new insurance markets in about half the states. And states that reject the law's Medicaid expansion will be left with large numbers of poor people uninsured.

"HHS estimates it will receive more than 4.3 million applications for financial assistance in 2014 with online applications accounting for about 80 percent of them."

http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/13/17...

Can some of us possibly be any more clueless about what's about to happen?
carol

Orlando, FL

#873435 Mar 13, 2013
Savant wrote:
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By "reform" the Republican reactionaries mean they want to slash and burn the Medicare program.
NBC NEWS - Ryan's budget again seeks changes to Medicare, namely by establishing an exchange of private plans (including traditional Medicare) from which seniors could choose, with the assistance of a premium support voucher. The plan would apply for those under the age of 54 — a threshold one year younger than past Ryan proposals — and also employ means-testing, in which wealthier seniors pay a higher share of their premiums.

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/...

Please tell me what I'm missing here that you just don't seem to get.
Jean

Hollywood, FL

#873437 Mar 13, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>the wealthy--including politicians and Hollywierd--will pay a fine to not buy insurance and then pay out of pocket for quality, private healthcare without a wait. the rest of Americans will have at best mediocre government issued healthcare, with quality similar to welfare cheese and the efficiency of any government run agency.
What a dope. Inferior like Medicare ...the most popular healthacre program in the country? Do you have any brain cells? You knowhow much a single serious medical incident costs? Like the ones people like Carol who don't followtheir doctors' order rack up every year? Eat another donut after you sling some of the red herrings fed t o you by fox propaganda for morons network

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#873438 Mar 13, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>the wealthy--including politicians and Hollywierd--will pay a fine to not buy insurance and then pay out of pocket for quality, private healthcare without a wait. the rest of Americans will have at best mediocre government issued healthcare, with quality similar to welfare cheese and the efficiency of any government run agency.
How many wealthy people don't have health insurance???

Don't many of these people already pay for better care & service? Many high ed doctors charge their clients a retainer like fee.

Are you really that dumb?
Jean

Hollywood, FL

#873439 Mar 13, 2013
carol wrote:
Restaurant owners haven't exactly checked their disdain for the new law requiring employers with more than 50 full-time workers to provide health care coverage for them or be fined $3,000 per worker. Chief executives and franchise owners for Denny's (DENN +1.40%), Papa John's (PZZA +2.58%), DineEquity's (DINE) Applebee's, Wendy's (WEN +0.55%), Darden Restaurants (DRI +2.02%), Whole Foods Market (WFM +2.58%) and others have all bemoaned the new expenses and have publicly suggested that they will cut employee hours to avoid the mandate. A Denny's franchisee in Florida went so far as to suggest that customers pay a surcharge for it and deduct the amount from servers' tips.
http://money.msn.com/now/post.aspx...
This is just the beginning folks...
Better the rest of us should continue...as we have for years....to pay for the healthcare of their unnsured employees in higher fees and prmiums bcause they get care too late nd in the most expensive venue..the ER .
That big mouth Denny's franchiser lost millions of dollars in business for the franchise.
The Undertaker

Pompano Beach, FL

#873440 Mar 13, 2013
Jean wrote:
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What a dope. Inferior like Medicare ...the most popular healthacre program in the country? Do you have any brain cells? You knowhow much a single serious medical incident costs? Like the ones people like Carol who don't followtheir doctors' order rack up every year? Eat another donut after you sling some of the red herrings fed t o you by fox propaganda for morons network
You were supposed to stay underground. A vile beast bobo is required to remain in the cemetary, not post on the forum.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#873441 Mar 13, 2013
TSM wrote:
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RealDave cute but ignorant!! Government doesn’t generate Revenues it confiscates them form the backs of Hard Working Americans!!
Yet another right whiner who thinks supporting their country is the government stealing his money.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#873442 Mar 13, 2013
carol wrote:
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The Associated Press released this today:
"Because of opposition to the health care law in some states, the federal government will run the new insurance markets in about half the states. And states that reject the law's Medicaid expansion will be left with large numbers of poor people uninsured.
"HHS estimates it will receive more than 4.3 million applications for financial assistance in 2014 with online applications accounting for about 80 percent of them."
http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/13/17...
Can some of us possibly be any more clueless about what's about to happen?
People are going to be able to get health insurance & have access to healthcare.

OMG We can't have that.

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#873443 Mar 13, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>RealDave wants the government in his womb, he'd f*ck a senator..
"No Surprize"
"reak dumb will neverfuck a senator or anyone else. He lacks the equipment, he is all mouth.
Peace
HOPE-WOW-COC-TRU TH-HEMLOC

Bronx, NY

#873447 Mar 13, 2013
LOLOLOLHCongressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia L. Fudge is escalating her campaign to urge President Barack Obama to pick African-Americans for his Cabinet, publicly releasing a letter that slams the first black president for a lack of diversity among his closest advisers.

“The people you have chosen to appoint in this new term have hardly been reflective of this country’s diversity,” the Ohio Democrat said in the March 11 letter.

Fudge adds that CBC members’ offices have received phone calls from angry constituents questioning why Obama hasn’t nominated anyone with the ability “to speak to the unique needs of African Americans. Their ire is compounded by the overwhelming support you’ve received from the African American community.”

AHAHAAH
NUT surpriZed

Pompano Beach, FL

#873448 Mar 13, 2013
waxywaxturd wrote:
Hello again my topix friends. Allow me to introduce and request another one of those warm topix welcomes to my latest sockpuppet, Jean. Notice how I (in sockpuppet mode) am not the only one who responds to it. I love the feeling of power I get from telling "myself" off. It reminds me of my sex life lately!!
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Feeling lonely, Not Surprized.
Not Surprized! ROTFLMAO!
HOPE-WOW-COC-TRU TH-HEMLOC

Bronx, NY

#873449 Mar 13, 2013
OBAMA AS PRESIDENT HAS NOT BLOCKED THE CHINESE FROM PAINTING africa red africans do not worship obama LOLOLOLOLOL kenya has spoken Kenyatta YES,nobama no lololol thats ok we see what obama does in America we dont want one lololhahaha
TSM

El Paso, TX

#873451 Mar 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Yet another right whiner who thinks supporting their country is the government stealing his money.
RealDave…If I was asked to use a noun to illustrate your life style ‘Parasite’ Freeloader!!

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