Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232567 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929763 Jun 22, 2013
Still no comment on the lack of subsidies for those who choose the exchange over a qualified employer program?

"Here is the dirty little secret.

If your employer offers you a qualified plan and you decline, you can still buy insurance on the exchange, but you are ineligible for any subsidy, regardless of income.

Check it out before you respond and make a bigger fool of yourself than you obviously are."

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#929764 Jun 22, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
The New York Times had a silver lining for those who thought the mandate was all that important:
"Although many conservatives were stung that the law will stand, the courtís ruling did have the potential to restrain Congress in the longer term. The restriction of the Medicaid expansion could limit the federal governmentís ability to alter other federally financed state programs.
"The commerce clause ruling revised the constitutional structure, handing a victory to conservative legal scholars who say Congressís power to regulate interstate commerce must have defined limits. New challenges to federal laws on commerce clause grounds are likely to follow."
...So, basically, Obamacare was demoted to a tax law that can be interpreted any way the states want to interpret it.
(Whoop! Whoop! Whoop!)
Actually, by the conservative U S Supreme Court upholding the individual mandate (the GOP idea smuggled in to help the Big Insurers) will guarantee that Obamacare remains financially sound and works. Secondly, the Federal government can not penalize states for not expanding their Medicaid programs which means poor people in states that don't expand Medicaid will still be receiving their Federally -mandated Medicaid and Medicare coverage.:-D

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#929765 Jun 22, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
How much money has Darryl Issa wasted?
"silly"
Less than michelle is spending on her African vacation.
Peace
KMA

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#929766 Jun 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Not completely. There will be a two-tier medical system where the best physicians will work directly for cash.
The reason? They won't be well-paid in the government system, will be forced to unionize, etc.
Dr's have a bargaining chip...

our health...

but they (doctors) are 'hyper-consumers' and have huge debt to pay off as they begin a practice...AND regulations (Fed Gov) can run off the best physicians...

they are hard eggs to crack...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929767 Jun 22, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>I don't use the plastic shopping bags, thank-you. The cloth shopping bag that costs just a buck or two more with the American union label to show that it was made locally by some of my neighbors will do me just fine. I get a more durable shopping bag that's more usable for a variety of things and I get the added bonus of improving my neighborhood by helping keep local employment high.
Your germ-laden cloth shopping bag, which is impossible to clean completely, is not worth the risk of disease transmission for the sake of minimal environmental effects.

What else do you use it for besides food?

When you buy fresh produce, do you just dump the lettuce in the bag with the onions and the tomatoes? And the kitty litter?

So, what do you use for household garbage?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#929768 Jun 22, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"sonic"
The real scandal of the nobama administration. It's abject failure. The nobama administration has failed to;
- Get unemployment in line, the rate is higher today than it was the day he was elected
- Rein in the deficit
- nobamakare a trillion dollar boon dogle, one his "accomplishments" along with his stimulus bill that pissed away near a trillion dollars for little gain
We know you had to be a supporter of Fast and Furious, a nobama disaster, supplying arms to the Mexican drug cartels, it is not a big deal in your sick mind that an American border agent died. Another not a big deal, hillary agrees with you Benghazi, 4 American's died including our ambassador.
In addition you are an out and out racist, you live in a black and white world, black = good, white = bad.
Peace
KMA
black and white.....

the same sort of stuff happened during Bush.

hard for me to see a 'scandal' when those things weren't scandals when a Republican was in office.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#929769 Jun 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
All people should have equal access to opportunity.
All people who have earned equal credit ratings should have equal access to capital.
Galt does not believe in classifying people in your terms. "Working class" is particularly offensive because the left means the working poor, where the right would argue that it means all those who work for a living, regardless of income.
Galt believes in equality of opportunity . It sounds pretty Obamaesque liberal to me! "Equality[of opportunity] was the North Star in President Obamaís confident and ambitious Inaugural Address this week. But the speech defined the idea around two distinct poles, and his path to progress is much clearer on one than the other."
http://www.nationaljournal.com/columns/politi...

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#929770 Jun 22, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>I don't use the plastic shopping bags, thank-you. The cloth shopping bag that costs just a buck or two more with the American union label to show that it was made locally by some of my neighbors will do me just fine. I get a more durable shopping bag that's more usable for a variety of things and I get the added bonus of improving my neighborhood by helping keep local employment high.
You think food stampers wash there reusable shopping bags?

"The researchers were likely met with a lot of blank looks. Most shoppers -- 97%, in fact -- reported that they do not regularly, if ever, wash the bags."

so...

"The researchers tested 84 of the bags for bacteria. They found whopping amounts in all but one bag, and coliform bacteria (suggesting raw-meat or uncooked-food contamination) in half. And yes, the much-feared E. coli was among them -- in 12% of the bags."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/sns-gree...

these are the 'cloth' reusable ones...

strike two against you...

"Carts one of dirtiest places in grocery store, study says"

"Gerba says 72% of the carts had a positive marker for fecal bacteria. When they examined some of the samples, they found Escherichia coli, also known as E. coli, on half of them."

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/yourlife/healt...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929771 Jun 22, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, by the conservative U S Supreme Court upholding the individual mandate (the GOP idea smuggled in to help the Big Insurers) will guarantee that Obamacare remains financially sound and works. Secondly, the Federal government can not penalize states for not expanding their Medicaid programs which means poor people in states that don't expand Medicaid will still be receiving their Federally -mandated Medicaid and Medicare coverage.:-D
Read the decision and you will find that because the remedy for being uninsured is a tax and not a penalty or a fine, the government's ability to increase the tax is limited without further legislative action, which is highly unlikely.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#929772 Jun 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
black and white.....
the same sort of stuff happened during Bush.
hard for me to see a 'scandal' when those things weren't scandals when a Republican was in office.
can I be a member of your tennis club for free?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929773 Jun 22, 2013
killtaker wrote:
<quoted text>
Dr's have a bargaining chip...
our health...
but they (doctors) are 'hyper-consumers' and have huge debt to pay off as they begin a practice...AND regulations (Fed Gov) can run off the best physicians...
they are hard eggs to crack...
Obamacare will eventually degrade the quality of medical care by attracting less qualified people to the practice of medicine.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929774 Jun 22, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Galt believes in equality of opportunity . It sounds pretty Obamaesque liberal to me! "Equality[of opportunity] was the North Star in President Obamaís confident and ambitious Inaugural Address this week. But the speech defined the idea around two distinct poles, and his path to progress is much clearer on one than the other."
http://www.nationaljournal.com/columns/politi...
Affirmative action and racial quotas are the antithesis of equality of opportunity.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#929775 Jun 22, 2013
killtaker wrote:
<quoted text>
can I be a member of your tennis club for free?
no.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#929776 Jun 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obamacare will eventually degrade the quality of medical care by attracting less qualified people to the practice of medicine.
Yes, 30 ,million more paying customers will make it ugly for them.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#929777 Jun 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obamacare will eventually degrade the quality of medical care by attracting less qualified people to the practice of medicine.
yep.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929778 Jun 22, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, 30 ,million more paying customers will make it ugly for them.
All the doctors worth seeing already have more than enough patients.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#929779 Jun 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
no.
Why not?

A family member of mine, won a state title in doubles...

I am pretty good myself...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929780 Jun 22, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
The New York Times had a silver lining for those who thought the mandate was all that important:
"Although many conservatives were stung that the law will stand, the courtís ruling did have the potential to restrain Congress in the longer term. The restriction of the Medicaid expansion could limit the federal governmentís ability to alter other federally financed state programs.
"The commerce clause ruling revised the constitutional structure, handing a victory to conservative legal scholars who say Congressís power to regulate interstate commerce must have defined limits. New challenges to federal laws on commerce clause grounds are likely to follow."
...So, basically, Obamacare was demoted to a tax law that can be interpreted any way the states want to interpret it.
(Whoop! Whoop! Whoop!)
Roberts did not want to throw out the law (for whatever reason), but did what he could to make it unworkable. The leftists on the Court were forced to go along to get a majority.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#929781 Jun 22, 2013
killtaker wrote:
<quoted text>
You think food stampers wash there reusable shopping bags?
"The researchers were likely met with a lot of blank looks. Most shoppers -- 97%, in fact -- reported that they do not regularly, if ever, wash the bags."
so...
"The researchers tested 84 of the bags for bacteria. They found whopping amounts in all but one bag, and coliform bacteria (suggesting raw-meat or uncooked-food contamination) in half. And yes, the much-feared E. coli was among them -- in 12% of the bags."
http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/sns-gree...
these are the 'cloth' reusable ones...
strike two against you...
"Carts one of dirtiest places in grocery store, study says"
"Gerba says 72% of the carts had a positive marker for fecal bacteria. When they examined some of the samples, they found Escherichia coli, also known as E. coli, on half of them."
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/yourlife/healt...
Cloth shopping bags still don't carry the billions of more microbe pathogens parasitically breeding off the enormous tons of buried plastics that we dump into the Commons every year. Second, nothing says that the poor don't wash reusable cloth shopping bays more then just throwing plastic bags away. Actually, more 'food stampers' wash reusable cloth shopping bags more because they are aware of the healthy good of doing it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929782 Jun 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
no.
Sonic opposes equal access to tennis.

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