Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1459870 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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Yeah

Mililani, HI

#925218 Jun 15, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Spoken from experience, I'm sure.
Some folks blow hot air but you have it refined to pushing inert gas.
lol! Yes son.

And you're a prime example!

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#925219 Jun 15, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Crap for fools.
Dr, Patel from Bangladesh will never be worth a sh*t regardless of government standards.
And Third World doctors (with long waiting lines) are what you will get in the exchanges.
Galt the soothsayer thinks he can tell fortunes better than Madame Marie. I suggest that he look at reality rather than bizarre figments of his own imagination.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#925220 Jun 15, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>So, why did Bush W not raise taxes on them to pay for the war and welfare money handed out like every other U S President did who asked Americans, rich and poor to make sacrifices, to pay for war abroad and domestic welfare at home. Why did Bush W choose to run to the Chinese and borrow the money? Because, Bush W was a coward. "In recent years, Republicans have been characterized by two principal positions: They like starting wars and don’t like paying for them. George W. Bush initiated two major wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but adamantly refused to pay for either of them by cutting non-military spending or raising taxes. Indeed, at his behest, Congress actually cut taxes and established a massive new entitlement program, Medicare Part D.
Bush’s actions were unprecedented. During every previous major war in American history, presidents demanded sacrifices from rich and poor alike. As Robert Hormats explains in his 2007 book, The Price of Liberty: Paying for America’s Wars,“During most of America’s wars, parochial desires–such as tax breaks for favored groups or generous spending for influential constituencies–have been sacrificed to the greater good. The president and both parties in Congress have come together &#133; to cut nonessential spending and increase taxes.”Check this out: http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/25/shared-sacri...
When Galt is at a loss to come up with a logical argument to oppose your view then he casts all reason to the winds and outs with the negative icon markings.:-D

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#925221 Jun 15, 2013
Another victory for Obama's cautious liberal internationalist foreign policy. BREAKING NEWS!: "In a striking repudiation of the ultra-conservatives who wield power in Iran, Iranian voters overwhelmingly elected a mild-mannered cleric seeking greater personal freedoms for the public and a more conciliatory approach with the world.
Iran’s interior minister, Mostafa Mohammad Najjar, announced that Hassan Rowhani, 64, had more than 50 percent of the vote, enough to avoid a runoff in the race to succeed the outgoing president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose tenure was defined largely by provocation with the west and a seriously hobbled economy at home. " http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/16/world/middl...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#925222 Jun 15, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Hassan was a follower of Anwar Aw-awlaki; you know; the poor U.S. citizen killed by the drone that you keep whining about.
US Citizens have Constitutional rights that should not be forfeited by Eric Holder playing judge and jury.

So, you agree the Ft Hood shooting was a terrorist act promoted by a KNOW terrorist?
OBAMA the GENIUS

Rocky Mount, NC

#925223 Jun 15, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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This site does not provide cost comparisons.
Republicans have no plan. Nothing.
Same old same old: Millions not covered.

Democrats changed all that.

The majority fixed that mess. We passed a law!
BEST LAW IN US HISTORY! THANKS OBAMA!

Republicans: just greedy selfish hypocrite rich piggggs!

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#925225 Jun 15, 2013
Iran. We can bring about changes in foreign government leadership without invading it.

This comes as a total shock to the right whiners.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#925226 Jun 15, 2013
GOPIdiots wrote:
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Really dumbass?
Compare the administrative costs of Medicare with any insurance company
" In 2005, for example, Robert Book has shown that private insurers spent $453 per beneficiary on administrative costs, compared to $509 for Medicare.(Indeed, Robert has written the definitive paper on this subject, from which the above figure is taken.)"
http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2011/06/30/t...
"The empirical analysis presented in this study suggests strongly that the real economic cost of delivering health-insurance benefits under a single-payer system would be substantially greater—at a minimum, roughly double—than that under the current private system."
http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/mpr_0...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#925227 Jun 15, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Great idea. This is a similar model to universal single payer healthcare paid through taxation. The insurance companies should be eliminated completely, they're not necessary.
You're an idiot Lily. This has nothing in any wau shape or form gle payer. This is about a family and their doctor deciding everything about their health care. Not some government program or insurance contract.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#925228 Jun 15, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Give us a source, one that includes rent, administrative overhead, and all benefits, including pensions, for government employees.
Then compare medical facility costs for government insurance plans versus private insurance plans.
Medicare is very efficient. Galt too stupid to research this on his own.

Galt says medical facility costs differ depending on what insurance the patient has. I guess they bring in cheaper help for Medicare patients? Maybe the use less expensive bandaids?

Galt tot too bright.
GOPIdiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#925229 Jun 15, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Galt the soothsayer thinks he can tell fortunes better than Madame Marie. I suggest that he look at reality rather than bizarre figments of his own imagination.
Nobama has a perfect 100% record of being wrong in his predictions.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#925230 Jun 15, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
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INSURANCE COMPANIES DENY COVERAGE FOR MILLIONS!
they say: No. You can't buy insurance. Pre existing condition. You are a woman who had a c section. No.
That is why we passed a law!
Democrats fixed this mess.
Republicans like you are so stupid!
Get on board with the majority: Democrats!
The majority oppose Obamacare, so welcome aboard.

"In this update of figures published in March 2012, CBO and JCT now estimate that fewer people will be covered by the Medicai
d program, more people will obtain health insurance through the newly established exchanges, and MORE people will be UNINSURED."

http://cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/a...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#925231 Jun 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Medicare is very efficient. Galt too stupid to research this on his own.
Galt says medical facility costs differ depending on what insurance the patient has. I guess they bring in cheaper help for Medicare patients? Maybe the use less expensive bandaids?
Galt tot too bright.
" In 2005, for example, Robert Book has shown that private insurers spent $453 per beneficiary on administrative costs, compared to $509 for Medicare.(Indeed, Robert has written the definitive paper on this subject, from which the above figure is taken.)"

http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2011/06/30/t...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#925232 Jun 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Iran. We can bring about changes in foreign government leadership without invading it.
This comes as a total shock to the right whiners.
Just conduct an illegal war like Libya?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#925233 Jun 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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" In 2005, for example, Robert Book has shown that private insurers spent $453 per beneficiary on administrative costs, compared to $509 for Medicare.(Indeed, Robert has written the definitive paper on this subject, from which the above figure is taken.)"
http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2011/06/30/t...
"The empirical analysis presented in this study suggests strongly that the real economic cost of delivering health-insurance benefits under a single-payer system would be substantially greater—at a minimum, roughly double—than that under the current private system."
http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/mpr_0...
As I've said all along. There is not enough money on the planet to pay for single payer. There is not enough money to pay for Obamacare either, as we are finding out.
Lincoln

United States

#925234 Jun 15, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Trasnslation: Putin threatened to install Russian anti-aircraft missiles and Obama backed down.
No!

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#925235 Jun 15, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> As I've said all along. There is not enough money on the planet to pay for single payer. There is not enough money to pay for Obamacare either, as we are finding out.
Do you have any idea how boring it is to listen to you whine about everything you're against?
Are you FOR emergency room health care service for the uninsured? Do you believe that is a cheaper way to care for these people? Or, should we just let them die?

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#925238 Jun 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Iran. We can bring about changes in foreign government leadership without invading it.
This comes as a total shock to the right whiners.
"real dumb"
What changes do you foresee? Please list them. Hopefully president nobama will not start easing the restrictions. Also hopefully if he tries to the congress will thwart his efforts. The president of Iran doe not set policy that is the job of ayatollah ali khameni and the ruling clerics.
Please advice us as to what president nobama did to bring about the change.
Peace
KMA

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#925239 Jun 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Medicare is very efficient. Galt too stupid to research this on his own.
Galt says medical facility costs differ depending on what insurance the patient has. I guess they bring in cheaper help for Medicare patients? Maybe the use less expensive bandaids?
Galt tot too bright.
Yeah, that's why it's $85 trillion in the hole Try again!!!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#925240 Jun 15, 2013
Emaen wrote:
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Do you have any idea how boring it is to listen to you whine about everything you're against?
Are you FOR emergency room health care service for the uninsured? Do you believe that is a cheaper way to care for these people? Or, should we just let them die?
Then take a hike nutsack! Nobody cares what you think anyway.

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