Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1536677 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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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#913891 May 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you be talking about the number one gun runner for Mexican drug cartels and the person who rushed the Saudi national detained at the scene of the bombing out of the country before the Boston police could interrogate him? Would you be talking about the person who was just reently busted for illegally wire tapping journalists?
Do you really think anyone would actually believe anything Eric Holder would say?
The only sanity in Washington today is the TEA Party.
Are you daffy? Eric Holder wasn't 'busted ' for revealing that he authorized a legally attained limited warrant(from a U S federal judge) on looking at a Fox reporters phone records and e-mails. FoxNews has done it before--it has released sensitive national security secrets that have endangered the lives of U S Intelligence and military personnel.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Fayetteville, NC

#913892 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Get your finger out of your nose and wise up.
It was the oldest school in Moore. All other schools were built with storm shelters.
So eat your boogers and blame republicans. Both are just as disgusting.
(FYI: The housing market collapse brought down the economy you imbecile. Obama and your precious democrats spent more in three years than Bush did his entire presidency.)
You disgust me beyond words.
No, byytch.

That was your Bush who said "make that happen"

Everyone gets a loan!

Cut taxes for Billionaires!

One guy with over a thousand million dollars!

Bush/Cheney: "we are due"

Time for a big fuuuuuuccckkkkk you America!

Cut taxes for the richest,(gov help for billionaires!)

AND

BORROW OVER A TRILLION FOR WAR IN IRAQ!

hey byytch!

You dumbfffcckkks owe that money. YOU get to pay for that!

At least the Genius Obama borrows long term at 1.8% to fix YOUR GUYS FFFFFFCKKKKK UPS!

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#913893 May 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Riiiiiiiiiiigggghhhhhhhhhttttt ttttttt..........
Like Holder is going to send to prison the people who gave so much money in bribes to Obama, it was only Christopher Dodd in the entire Congress they gave more money to.
That was some powerful kool ade you drank this morning. You might want to go check yourself into a clinic about now.
Wrong;it was only Romney and Ryan that Wall Street Bankers gave more political donor money to.
proud2bwhite

Mankato, MN

#913894 May 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Poor Jane, yearning for the good old days when banks could discriminate.
would it be possible for you to at least try to th ink befor posting your ignorance?? Reality check.. if you want a loan for something you don't have the means to pay for its not discrimination when you get turned down its responsible lending.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#913895 May 29, 2013
are you stupid or joking wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes I'm sure all those thousands of soldiers waiting and waiting and waiting for their disability claims to go through would be so happy to stand in the line of "supporters" for just how much Obama and his administration do for them. Oh, and don't forget all those soldiers that were vics of the "work place violence" at Fort Hood. I bet they are some of Obama's biggest supporters. Yeah, that's the ticket!!!
I'm just going to post this again:

Yes I'm sure all those thousands of soldiers waiting and waiting and waiting for their disability claims to go through would be so happy to stand in the line of "supporters" for just how much Obama and his administration do for them. Oh, and don't forget all those soldiers that were vics of the "work place violence" at Fort Hood. I bet they are some of Obama's biggest supporters. Yeah, that's the ticket!!!

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#913896 May 29, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>This is an amazing story in itself. I wonder who wrote the template for the survey. He is one teacher that is not a communist in Illinois. He was teaching the Constitution, and it wasn't in Chicago city proper.
It's really come down to us against them. Good for that teacher. Even if we have to resist one person at a time, we cannot allow this kind of gross infringement on our rights in the name of progressive liberalism and/or political correctness. This is the poison infiltrating our schools and affecting young people's minds. Make no mistake, it is quite intentional. It is part of the bigger agenda Obama and his corrupt Chicago radical liberals had hoped to get away with in the goal to fundamentally transform this country during his second term.

The line has been clearly drawn in the sand and we must push back.

Thankfully, even democrats are getting on board - which, to me, is the best thing that's happened to this country in a long time.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913897 May 29, 2013
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Dr. Michael Ciampi took a step this spring that many of his fellow physicians would describe as radical.

The family physician stopped accepting all forms of health insurance. In early 2013, Ciampi sent a letter to his patients informing them that he would no longer accept any kind of health coverage, both private and government-sponsored. Given that he was now asking patients to pay for his services out of pocket, he posted his prices on the practice’s website.

The change took effect April 1.

“It’s been almost unanimous that patients have expressed understanding at why I’m doing what I’m doing, although I’ve had many people leave the practice because they want to be covered by insurance, which is understandable,” Ciampi said.

Before the switch, Ciampi had about 2,000 patients. He lost several hundred, he said. Some patients with health coverage, faced with having to seek reimbursement themselves rather than through his office, bristled at the paperwork burden.

But the decision to do away with insurance allows Ciampi to practice medicine the way he sees fit, he said. Insurance companies no longer dictate how much he charges. He can offer discounts to patients struggling with their medical bills. He can make house calls.

“I’m freed up to do what I think is right for the patients,” Ciampi said.“If I’m providing them a service that they value, they can pay me, and we cut the insurance out as the middleman and cut out a lot of the expense.”

Ciampi expects more doctors will follow suit. Some may choose to run “concierge practices” in which patients pay to keep a doctor on retainer, he said.

Gordon Smith, a spokesman for the Maine Medical Association, wasn’t so sure, saying most patients either want to use the insurance they pay for or need to rely on Medicare and Medicaid.

Even with the loss of some patients, Ciampi expects his practice to perform just as well financially, if not better, than before he ditched insurance. The new approach will likely attract new patients who are self-employed, lack insurance or have high-deductible plans, he said, because Ciampi has slashed his prices.

“I’ve been able to cut my prices in half because my overhead will be so much less,” he said.

Before, Ciampi charged $160 for an office visit with an existing patient facing one or more complicated health problems. Now, he charges $75.

Patients with an earache or strep throat can spend $300 at their local hospital emergency room, or promptly get an appointment at his office and pay $50, he said.

Ciampi collects payment at the end of the visit, freeing him of the time and costs associated with sending bills, he said.

That time is crucial to Ciampi. When his patients come to his office, they see him, not a physician’s assistant or a nurse practitioner, he said.

“If more doctors were able to do this, that would be real health care reform,” he said.“That’s when we’d see the cost of medicine truly go down.”

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#913898 May 29, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
No, byytch.
That was your Bush who said "make that happen"
Everyone gets a loan!
Cut taxes for Billionaires!
One guy with over a thousand million dollars!
Bush/Cheney: "we are due"
Time for a big fuuuuuuccckkkkk you America!
Cut taxes for the richest,(gov help for billionaires!)
AND
BORROW OVER A TRILLION FOR WAR IN IRAQ!
hey byytch!
You dumbfffcckkks owe that money. YOU get to pay for that!
At least the Genius Obama borrows long term at 1.8% to fix YOUR GUYS FFFFFFCKKKKK UPS!
The economy was doing just fine until the democrats screwed up the housing loan crisis, you nose picker.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913899 May 29, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>The world economy is depleting the earth's natural resources, and economists cling to models that make no reference whatsoever to the biophysical basis that underpins the economy. That's why ecological economics is needed, says William Rees in this INET interview.
http://ineteconomics.org/video/interv ...
http://youtu.be/uxfGcwfYlAg
The sky is falling, the sky is falling......

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#913900 May 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Which coincidentally was the goddam terrorist who bombed Boston, you idiot.
The Russians didn't know anything and were not much help to the FBI just starting their investigation. Even close family members and school friends of the Tsarnaev brothers knew nothing of their intentions to blow up the neighbors at the Boston Marathon.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#913901 May 29, 2013
flack wrote:
Holder about to be thrown under the bus!!!
He might as well start padding up.

They might have to get a second bus before it's all over.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#913902 May 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Riiiiiiiiiiigggghhhhhhhhhttttt ttttttt..........
Like Holder is going to send to prison the people who gave so much money in bribes to Obama, it was only Christopher Dodd in the entire Congress they gave more money to.
That was some powerful kool ade you drank this morning. You might want to go check yourself into a clinic about now.
More stupidity from Dumbwaiter, the clueless racist Teabagger.

Let's review how stupid he is;
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Roger that.
Come January, we're going to start getting some answers on a lot of things.
If it turns out that the truth is so dispicable it is a weighty decision to make it public, then, so be it.
It's better to come clean and show the world that we are capable of correcting major mistakes than it is to pretend it never happened and lose the trust of the entire world forever.
Romney/Ryan in a landslide, just like the mid-term elections when the American people handed the Democrats their asses.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#913903 May 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Dr. Michael Ciampi took a step this spring that many of his fellow physicians would describe as radical.
The family physician stopped accepting all forms of health insurance. In early 2013, Ciampi sent a letter to his patients informing them that he would no longer accept any kind of health coverage, both private and government-sponsored. Given that he was now asking patients to pay for his services out of pocket, he posted his prices on the practice’s website.
The change took effect April 1.
“It’s been almost unanimous that patients have expressed understanding at why I’m doing what I’m doing, although I’ve had many people leave the practice because they want to be covered by insurance, which is understandable,” Ciampi said.
Before the switch, Ciampi had about 2,000 patients. He lost several hundred, he said. Some patients with health coverage, faced with having to seek reimbursement themselves rather than through his office, bristled at the paperwork burden.
But the decision to do away with insurance allows Ciampi to practice medicine the way he sees fit, he said. Insurance companies no longer dictate how much he charges. He can offer discounts to patients struggling with their medical bills. He can make house calls.
“I’m freed up to do what I think is right for the patients,” Ciampi said.“If I’m providing them a service that they value, they can pay me, and we cut the insurance out as the middleman and cut out a lot of the expense.”
Ciampi expects more doctors will follow suit. Some may choose to run “concierge practices” in which patients pay to keep a doctor on retainer, he said.
Gordon Smith, a spokesman for the Maine Medical Association, wasn’t so sure, saying most patients either want to use the insurance they pay for or need to rely on Medicare and Medicaid.
Even with the loss of some patients, Ciampi expects his practice to perform just as well financially, if not better, than before he ditched insurance. The new approach will likely attract new patients who are self-employed, lack insurance or have high-deductible plans, he said, because Ciampi has slashed his prices.
“I’ve been able to cut my prices in half because my overhead will be so much less,” he said.
Before, Ciampi charged $160 for an office visit with an existing patient facing one or more complicated health problems. Now, he charges $75.
Patients with an earache or strep throat can spend $300 at their local hospital emergency room, or promptly get an appointment at his office and pay $50, he said.
Ciampi collects payment at the end of the visit, freeing him of the time and costs associated with sending bills, he said.
That time is crucial to Ciampi. When his patients come to his office, they see him, not a physician’s assistant or a nurse practitioner, he said.
“If more doctors were able to do this, that would be real health care reform,” he said.“That’s when we’d see the cost of medicine truly go down.”
Good.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#913904 May 29, 2013
Our top law enforcement official and leader of the "Justice" Department, Eric Holdout has been caught lying in a chilling totalitarian subversion of the free press.

He denied having any knowledge and now we find out not only did he know about it, he signed the warrant!

Democrats look the other way. Eric Withholder belongs in jail for lying to Congress. If it's good enough for Scooter Libby, it's good enough for Eric Blowhard.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913906 May 29, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Nuttin bitch! I'm tired so I'll get at you later. She's my dog/my bitch, I mean literally!
Ghetto tough guy.

Obama class act.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#913907 May 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm just going to post this again:
Yes I'm sure all those thousands of soldiers waiting and waiting and waiting for their disability claims to go through would be so happy to stand in the line of "supporters" for just how much Obama and his administration do for them. Oh, and don't forget all those soldiers that were vics of the "work place violence" at Fort Hood. I bet they are some of Obama's biggest supporters. Yeah, that's the ticket!!!
The irony is if republicans had accepted even some of Obama's recommendations to streamline and make more efficient the government bureaucracy, namely the Veterans Affairs Department , veterans would be happier in receiving their benefits more promptly without the mess of red tape.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#913908 May 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no race based initiative.
Banks were caught being racist & it makes you mad.
Redlining is racist.
Perhaps you can explain the concept of redlining, why banks used it, and why it coincidentally coincided with racial boundaries.
In other words, why did all the people who never paid their bills and drove down real estate value live in black neighborhoods?
Banks don't care what color you are. They only care if you pay your goddam bills on time. The only color they see is green.
Perhaps if you wouldn't burn down your own goddam neighborhood so goddam often, you might get a real bank to make a loan in there.
Maybe if there were fewer drive-by shootings and you didn't stack the bullet-riddled corpses to the rafters in the morgues every goddam weekend, you might get a real bank to make some loans in your neighborhood.
Maybe if you became civilized, you might reap the benefits of civilization.
Lincoln

United States

#913909 May 29, 2013
Annie Rand was against Medicare until She needed it.
Sort of against Medicare for others?
John Galt wrote:
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Dr. Michael Ciampi took a step this spring that many of his fellow physicians would describe as radical.
The family physician stopped accepting all forms of health insurance. In early 2013, Ciampi sent a letter to his patients informing them that he would no longer accept any kind of health coverage, both private and government-sponsored. Given that he was now asking patients to pay for his services out of pocket, he posted his prices on the practice’s website.
The change took effect April 1.
“It’s been almost unanimous that patients have expressed understanding at why I’m doing what I’m doing, although I’ve had many people leave the practice because they want to be covered by insurance, which is understandable,” Ciampi said.
Before the switch, Ciampi had about 2,000 patients. He lost several hundred, he said. Some patients with health coverage, faced with having to seek reimbursement themselves rather than through his office, bristled at the paperwork burden.
But the decision to do away with insurance allows Ciampi to practice medicine the way he sees fit, he said. Insurance companies no longer dictate how much he charges. He can offer discounts to patients struggling with their medical bills. He can make house calls.
“I’m freed up to do what I think is right for the patients,” Ciampi said.“If I’m providing them a service that they value, they can pay me, and we cut the insurance out as the middleman and cut out a lot of the expense.”
Ciampi expects more doctors will follow suit. Some may choose to run “concierge practices” in which patients pay to keep a doctor on retainer, he said.
Gordon Smith, a spokesman for the Maine Medical Association, wasn’t so sure, saying most patients either want to use the insurance they pay for or need to rely on Medicare and Medicaid.
Even with the loss of some patients, Ciampi expects his practice to perform just as well financially, if not better, than before he ditched insurance. The new approach will likely attract new patients who are self-employed, lack insurance or have high-deductible plans, he said, because Ciampi has slashed his prices.
“I’ve been able to cut my prices in half because my overhead will be so much less,” he said.
Before, Ciampi charged $160 for an office visit with an existing patient facing one or more complicated health problems. Now, he charges $75.
Patients with an earache or strep throat can spend $300 at their local hospital emergency room, or promptly get an appointment at his office and pay $50, he said.
Ciampi collects payment at the end of the visit, freeing him of the time and costs associated with sending bills, he said.
That time is crucial to Ciampi. When his patients come to his office, they see him, not a physician’s assistant or a nurse practitioner, he said.
“If more doctors were able to do this, that would be real health care reform,” he said.“That’s when we’d see the cost of medicine truly go down.”
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913910 May 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
How many of those ineligible people on the voting roles actually voted?
One is too many.

Voter fraud is a serious crime that should result in a lengthy prison term.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#913911 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
The economy was doing just fine until the democrats screwed up the housing loan crisis, you nose picker.
The fat little liar is at it again, I see.

Bush was President, but had no power, eh?? You wear your ignorance like a tailored suit.

Care to talk about Bush's scandals?? You seem focused on misdemeanors from a staffer of Clinton's that occurred several years after Clinton left office.

And you stupidly accuse others of bias, while you're the most biased idiot on this thread??

Not working, Lorac. Doesn't matter how many times you change your name, your lies come shining through.

Let's jog your memory, fool;
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* Bush sits with schoolchildren for seven minutes after being informed on September 11, 2001 that U.S. is under attack; several days later his administration over-rides the FAA ban on air travel and has bin Laden's relatives and other wealthy Saudis flown out of U.S. "for their safety."

* White House vigorously opposes creation of the 9-11 Commission.

* Bush and Cheney finally appear before 9-11 Commission together, and censor report's findings on Saudi involvement in attack.

* Judge Advocate General under Gen. Tommy Franks forbids a Predator Drone direct strike on Taliban leader Mullah Omar in first few hours of Afghan war. The hunt for Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden is then delegated to Afghan rebels in Tora Bora. Both terrorists escape and are still at large when Bush leaves office seven years later.

* Drug companies get their way as 2003 Medicare Bill prohibits government from negotiating lower prescription drug prices for seniors.

* U.N. weapons inspectors kicked out of Iraq when they find no Weapons of Mass Destruction; Bush administration uses "mushroom cloud" scare and false story of Iraqi involvement in 9-11 attacks to gain American support for Iraq invasion.

* U.S. military defends Iraqi Oil Ministry while Baghdad museums are looted of priceless antiquities.

* Iraqi army disbanded by Coalition Provisional Authority head Paul Bremer, over objections of Gen. Garner. This throws 250,000 angry, armed Iraqis out of work, creates insurgency and helps enable flow of foreign fighters into Iraq. Asked later about how the decision was made to disband the Iraqi army, Bush says he can't remember.

* Halliburton (Dick Cheney, former CEO) secures war contracts worth billions of dollars by sealed, noncompetitive bids.

* American troops travel in unarmored Humvees and have to buy their own body armor.

* Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld forced to stop sending "killed in action" condolence letters signed by autopen after an outraged father complains to his Congressman and it comes out in a hearing.

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