Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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Orlando, FL

#892731 Apr 24, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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No one is prepared for the element of surprise. Look at Ft hood, they were soldiers
Obama still calls that act of terror "workplace violence".

Surely, you can see something is very wrong with this.

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Lincoln

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#892732 Apr 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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It's just the double standard of which liberals have a monopoly.
How can you be against the death penalty and condone the killing of the unborn?
Doesn't the death penalty make more sense for hardened criminals than the most vulnerable and innocent?
I am against abortion and the death penalty so do not include moi

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Diane Sawyer

Pompano Beach, FL

#892733 Apr 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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The sketch was of his knees and toes in the tub. The focus was on the realism of the water and his point of vision.
You were given a link to see both sketches. Did you see them?
lily boca can't see straight, especially after Happy Hour
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#892734 Apr 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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The sketch was of his knees and toes in the tub. The focus was on the realism of the water and his point of vision.
You were given a link to see both sketches. Did you see them?
I heard that velvet tapestries of it were being sold of it on the sides of dusty Texas roads

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Diane Sawyer

Pompano Beach, FL

#892735 Apr 24, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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I heard that velvet tapestries of it were being sold of it on the sides of dusty Texas roads
then we know where you will be doing your Christmas shopping

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#892736 Apr 24, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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I am against abortion and the death penalty so do not include moi
You're the exception but glad you are at least consistent and against both.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#892737 Apr 24, 2013
When even a key architect of Obamacare says the law’s implementation will resemble a “train wreck,” it is clear that its biggest remaining supporters need to finally level with the American people about what’s in store — starting with President Barack Obama.

The president must step into the breach and explain to the public that skyrocketing premiums and a raft of new taxes, penalties and fees are coming their way.

http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/04...

(Article written by Mitch McConnell.)

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#892738 Apr 24, 2013
We should start preparing for the "train wreck":

I'll give it to you in increments.

Fact 1: For many families and individuals, especially younger Americans, the law will lead to increased health insurance premiums. These have already gone up $2,370 per family since Obama took office, not down by $2,500 as he promised. And this is before most of Obamacare’s most costly mandates have even taken effect.

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World Champion

Brooklyn, NY

#892739 Apr 24, 2013
Hey do you like yourself? Have self pride about your family and ethnic background? Well Obama and Oprah think your a RACIST! Ooogabooogoboooga and the coming to your house to fart up your couch.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#892740 Apr 24, 2013
Preparing for the "train wreck" (continued)...

Fact 2: For many business owners, Obamacare will mean a crushing tower of red tape, demonstrated by the nearly 20,000 pages of regulations already issued. Employers have already planned layoffs due to uncertainty surrounding this law, according to the Federal Reserve. Obamacare could result in up to 800,000 fewer jobs, according to some estimates.

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#892741 Apr 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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You're the exception but glad you are at least consistent and against both.
No one forces anyone to have one. It's a personal choice. Mixing murder with a legal medical procedure is incendiary and self serving.

Any feelings about those killed in Waco ? This was likely due to irresponsibility by the ownes; whose greed for profit superceded worker safety

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#892742 Apr 24, 2013
Preparing for "train wreck" (continued)...

Fact 3: For many part-time workers, the law means less take-home pay as employers reduce hours to comply with the law’s mandates. Colleges in Ohio and Pennsylvania are reportedly limiting the number of classes adjunct professors can teach; Virginia state agencies are reducing part-time employee hours to no more than 29, and a national soft-pretzel chain has begun moving to a “kiosk” store model that will allow it to cut down on full-time employees.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#892743 Apr 24, 2013
Even a union reversed its position on Obamacare and called for repeal partially because it could “cause a loss of work.”

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#892744 Apr 24, 2013
John Boehners daughter getting married in Delray Beach , Fl to a Jamaican stoner!!

Love it. Will he cry at the wedding?

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Lincoln

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#892745 Apr 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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You're the exception but glad you are at least consistent and against both.
the problem on the issue of abortion is who decides

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#892746 Apr 24, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
John Boehners daughter getting married in Delray Beach , Fl to a Jamaican stoner!!
Love it. Will he cry at the wedding?
The old saying "you reap what you sow" rings true for him. I can see him every thanks giving at the table gritting his teeth asking for blessings. Like old man Focker!

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HYPOCRITES

Brooklyn, NY

#892747 Apr 24, 2013
By JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN | 4/24/13 9:49 PM EDT

Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said.

The talks — which involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Obama administration and other top lawmakers — are extraordinarily sensitive, with both sides acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from the hugely controversial law to 535 lawmakers and thousands of their aides. Discussions have stretched out for months, sources said.
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A source close to the talks says:“Everyone has to hold hands on this and jump, or nothing is going to get done.”

Yet if Capitol Hill leaders move forward with the plan, they risk being dubbed hypocrites by their political rivals and the American public. By removing themselves from a key Obamacare component, lawmakers and aides would be held to a different standard than the people who put them in office.

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HYPOCRITES

Brooklyn, NY

#892748 Apr 24, 2013
Democrats, in particular, would take a public hammering as the traditional boosters of Obamacare. Republicans would undoubtedly attempt to shred them over any attempt to escape coverage by it, unless Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) give Democrats cover by backing it.

There is concern in some quarters that the provision requiring lawmakers and staffers to join the exchanges, if it isn’t revised, could lead to a “brain drain” on Capitol Hill, as several sources close to the talks put it.

The problem stems from whether members and aides set to enter the exchanges would have their health insurance premiums subsidized by their employer — in this case, the federal government. If not, aides and lawmakers in both parties fear that staffers — especially low-paid junior aides — could be hit with thousands of dollars in new health care costs, prompting them to seek jobs elsewhere. Older, more senior staffers could also retire or jump to the private sector rather than face a big financial penalty.

(Also on POLITICO: Baucus will continue ACA push)

Plus, lawmakers — especially those with long careers in public service and smaller bank accounts — are also concerned about the hit to their own wallets.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is worried about the provision. The No. 2 House Democrat has personally raised the issue with Boehner and other party leaders, sources said.

“Mr. Hoyer is looking at this policy, like all other policies in the Affordable Care Act, to ensure they’re being implemented in a way that’s workable for everyone, including members and staff,” said Katie Grant, Hoyer’s communications director.

Several proposals have been submitted to the Office of Personnel Management, which will administer the benefits. One proposal exempts lawmakers and aides; the other exempts aides alone.

When asked about the high-level bipartisan talks, Michael Steel, a Boehner spokesman, said:“The speaker’s objective is to spare the entire country from the ravages of the president’s health care law. He is approached daily by American citizens, including members of Congress and staff, who want to be freed from its mandates. If the speaker has the opportunity to save anyone from Obamacare, he will.”

Reid’s office declined to comment about the bipartisan talks.

However, the idea of exempting lawmakers and aides from the exchanges has its detractors, including Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), a key Obamacare architect. Waxman thinks there is confusion about the content of the law. The Affordable Care Act, he said, mandates that the federal government will still subsidize and provide health plans obtained in the exchange. There will be no additional cost to lawmakers and Hill aides, he contends.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/obamaca...
Fiskar

Mount Hope, WV

#892749 Apr 24, 2013
Under obama arms dealers and manufacturers have prospered. Oh hail obarry. The war god.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#892751 Apr 24, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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I heard that velvet tapestries of it were being sold of it on the sides of dusty Texas roads
It is amusing how Betty Lou gets under your skin to point that you are willing to post the dumbest, most childish nonsense in a misguided effort to be nasty to her. She stays above it and you waddle in your bitterness and junior high tactics.

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