Barack Obama, our next President

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"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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Conservatives were elated — and voting rights supporters crushed — when the Supreme Court decided on Tuesday to nix the standards the federal government had been using to determine which states and local governments with histories of disenfranchising minority voters should be subject to the closer scrutiny of the Voting Rights Act.
The ruling at least temporarily guts a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, and provides conservative activists in mostly southern states a window of undetermined length to pass laws that hinder minority voting rights.
But it’s ironically a nightmare for the two most powerful Republicans in the country, who are currently struggling with another issue — immigration reform — that’s central to the party’s minority outreach strategy.
In response to the ruling, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) punted.
“I haven’t read it yet. Obviously it’s an important bill that passed back in the ’60s at a time when we had a very different America than we have today,” McConnell told reporters Tuesday afternoon at his weekly Capitol briefing.“My state is not covered by the Voting Rights Act. There may be others who want to comment on it. At this point I think I’m going to read it first. But I would say I do think America is very different today from what it was in the 1960s.”
Meanwhile, in response to TPM’s request for comment, a spokesman deferred House Speaker John Boehner’s reaction to the ruling to House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and House Administration Committee Chair Candice Miller (R-MI).
There’s a perfectly good reason the two don’t want to get ahead of themselves.
The Court’s conservative majority didn’t rule that so-called “preclearance” standards are unconstitutional — just that the ones Congress had adopted, most recently in 2006, no longer fly.
That means it’s up to Congress to replace them, and it’s up to Republicans in Congress to decide if they’re going to stand in the way.
“It is up to Congress to right the wrong of this decision and ensure that we do not turn back the clock on America’s democratic progress,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in an official response to the ruling.“The Senate will act. I have asked Chairman Leahy to immediately examine the appropriate path for the Senate to address this decision.”
That puts McConnell and Boehner in the same predicament they face in the fight over immigration reform: Would killing new Voting Rights Act standards ahead of the 2014 election be valuable enough in the near term (for both the party as a whole and their own leadership prospects) to outweigh the damage it would do to them in 2016 and the future with minority voters who will be watching this story very closely.
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/06/vo...
This is going to be interesting in a couple of years.
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John Galt wrote:
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Impossible for Republicans to lose any black votes, so.....
Not according to Bettie.
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So by "we" you mean you and Galt?
How the fck do you know he has insurance, self insures, or just mooches off the emergency room?
What are you mumbling about?

We are talking about people with insurance

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Not sure about your response.
Are you saying that Galt should be required to purchase a high cost policy to subsidize care for those who don't pay? Which is exactly what Obamacare is all about.
As for the senior citizens, Medicare already pays for Granny's hip replacement, virtually without question, so it's just natural for them to be concerned that Obamacare will reduce their coverage.
Yes "it's just natural for them to be concerned that Obamacare will reduce their coverage" meaning if the government isn't going to pay for it, if they have to pay for it themselves its "socialism".

Nobody and no program is limiting their access to care, just whether they have to pay for it or you and I do.

Obamacare sucks but its got to be better than the way we were being squeezed before by Medicare/Medicaid and the uninsured.

If it isn't i'm sure the single-payer option will be revisited and maybe that's been the D's plan all along.

What I do know for a fact is that if they did the right thing and privatized health care the ones screeching the loudest would be the teabaggers:

"Keep your gubmint hands off my Medicare!!!"
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It wasn't Flack that said they tanked right before the speech then recovered after [insert something Whatever made up], it was you.
Having trouble following the conversation?
Maybe its all the numbers. Right-wing idiots always fall apart once the numbers come out.
It was both of us.

But Flack was the one you responded to.

The charts were accurate and speak for themselves!

You are being stupid or contrite. Which is it?
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Usually on a calendar year basis, not on employment anniversary.
But you know that.
He has given up and now is just being obstinate.

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Few people understand how restrictive the "exchanges" are. In at least some states, the major group insurers are not participating and most of the coverage is through HMOs, which many people regard as substandard medical care. So, if you are forced into the exchange, and if your hospital and/or doctor are not part of one of the participating groups, you will be forced to change doctors (or pay higher out-of-group charges).
Wow, you're right. Changing doctors IS the end of civilization as we know it.

Nostradamus had it wrong all along, whaddya know?
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conservative democrats.
at one time that animal actually existed.
Yep, then the foolish far-Left primaried them. Seats were lost.

But, there is conservative Dems. One of those we have been Dems for generations thing.
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Wow, you're right. Changing doctors IS the end of civilization as we know it.
Nostradamus had it wrong all along, whaddya know?
As I stated before you are being idiotically obstinate.

Everyone knows Obama promised us we could keep our doctors.
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You get paid to post on Topix all day long?
You are a thief, ripping someone off.
What a Loser!
He started out fairly good but has been sliding backwards since mid-day.
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oh sure, they're celebrating the racist bent of the Court.
until 2016. and then....more backfire.
i can hardly wait to see what excuses FOX comes up with when Hillary's won the WH.
The sky isn't falling.

Get it together.

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Usually on a calendar ear basis, not on employment anniversary.
But you know that.
I dunno, my inbox fills up with these benefit notices all the time. My portion of my insurance is about 0.3% of my income so its not worth the time to try to figure it out. Just fckn with Whatever. I tell ya, I'm still happier with the overseas coverage I had when self-employed.

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Wow, you're right. Changing doctors IS the end of civilization as we know it.
Nostradamus had it wrong all along, whaddya know?
Tenzing thinks just because he doesn't mind changing doctors everyone else should have the same mindset. Obviously changing doctors is a big deal to a lot of americans otherwise obama would not have made the promise. As false as it was.
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He started out fairly good but has been sliding backwards since mid-day.
I find it amazing they are smart enough to continue breathing.

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Yes "it's just natural for them to be concerned that Obamacare will reduce their coverage" meaning if the government isn't going to pay for it, if they have to pay for it themselves its "socialism".
Nobody and no program is limiting their access to care, just whether they have to pay for it or you and I do.
Obamacare sucks but its got to be better than the way we were being squeezed before by Medicare/Medicaid and the uninsured.
If it isn't i'm sure the single-payer option will be revisited and maybe that's been the D's plan all along.
What I do know for a fact is that if they did the right thing and privatized health care the ones screeching the loudest would be the teabaggers:
"Keep your gubmint hands off my Medicare!!!"
Tenzing is ok with a health care law that sucks as long as its a liberal plan. Can understand there might be something better. You know how libertarians are all about mandates.
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oh sure, they're celebrating the racist bent of the Court.
until 2016. and then....more backfire.
i can hardly wait to see what excuses FOX comes up with when Hillary's won the WH.
Hi there copy & paste dude.

Weren't you this Cocky when Al Gore lost in 2000?
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oh sure, they're celebrating the racist bent of the Court.
until 2016. and then....more backfire.
i can hardly wait to see what excuses FOX comes up with when Hillary's won the WH.
faux helped them lose the election 2012 :-)
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I hope that everyone on this "@Barack Obama Our New President" @Topix thread will thank him for outstanding leadership in today's announcement on Climate Change.
http://act.credoaction.com/sign/obama_thanks_...
Having the largest carbon footprint on the planet is hardly outstanding leadership.

Unless one believes in the divine right of kings.
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Hi there copy & paste dude.
Weren't you this Cocky when Al Gore lost in 2000?
Al didn't lose.

the Court won.
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So why don’t blacks vote Republican? The answer is simple. Black people are not crazy. Being not crazy, they understand a simple truth about conservatives: They have never stood with, or up for, black people. Never.

Forget modern controversies like mass incarceration. Social conservatives, then based largely in the Democratic Party of the early to mid 20th century, opposed the Voting Rights Act. They opposed the Civil Rights Act. They opposed school integration. They opposed the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They opposed a law to crack down on lynching.

These are the people for whom African Americans are now supposed to vote? To make the argument is to betray a stunning contempt for the intelligence — and memory — of black voters.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/05/2487580...

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