Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1383278 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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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#972710 Aug 29, 2013
This bears reporting -

Republican Governors: Shhh, Don’t Call Our Obamacare Money Obamacare!

A variety of Republican governors have sought federal funds under Obamacare, many of them to expand Medicaid eligibility for more residents, a centerpiece of the law that the Supreme Court made optional for states last year.

But shhh! Don’t call it Obamacare, they say, for they despise that law.

In the latest example, vociferous Obamacare critic and Texas Gov. Rick Perry is seeking roughly $100 million in federal funds under a program set up under Obamacare, called Community First Choice, to help states provide home-based health care to chronically ill Medicaid patients, as Politico reported this week.

Perry’s office said Politico’s story was “not accurate” and pointed TPM to a Texas Tribune article in which the governor’s aides downplay the connection of the funds to Obamacare, and noted that what they’re seeking is not the broader Medicaid expansion to extend eligibility to more low-income residents.

“The bottom line is it has nothing to do with Obamacare,” said Perry spokeswoman Allison Castle.

Only it has everything to do with Obamacare. As the Department of Health and Human Services explained last February, the new Community First Choice program was explicitly set up under the Affordable Care Act and offers federal funds so states can pay a higher reimbursement rate to providers of home-based care. The aim was to ratchet back an incentive for ill patients to go to a nursing facility when they can be cared for at home.

Perry is in good company among Republican governors, many of whom want billions of federal funds under the law’s Medicaid expansion, but don’t want to call it Obamacare.

One example is Arizona’s Jan Brewer, who used scorched-earth tactics to compel the reluctant Republicans who lead the state legislature to accept the eligibility expansion under Medicaid. After she won the fight, she insisted she was still against Obamacare and came up with her own name for what she had done.

“While I remain opposed to the Affordable Care Act, it has become increasingly clear to me that the status quo is not an option,” Brewer said. Instead, the governor described the expansion as her own plan.“With my Medicaid Restoration Plan, we can continue providing cost-effective care to these individuals — Arizona’s working poor.”

Another example is Florida’s Rick Scott. He initially rejected the Medicaid expansion. But faced with pressure from hospitals, and an enticing offer to insure many of his uninsured residents on the federal government’s tab, Scott buckled and championed the Obamacare provision back in February — only to be thwarted by his Republican-led legislature.

Then he returned to criticizing Obamacare, papering over the Medicaid component.

“The president’s health care law is a disaster. It’s going to be bad for patients, it’s going to be bad for businesses, it’s going to be bad for providers. There’s nobody that wins in that bill,” Scott told the local News Radio 1620 in June.

Well, not nobody, he admitted, calling the Medicaid expansion a “compassionate, common sense step forward,” rather then a “white flag of surrender to government-run health care.”

The governors’ desire to gloss over this contradiction reveals the contrast between Obamacare’s fixture as a conservative bogeyman and the good that the law, flawed as it may be, stands to do for many Americans.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/08/re...

'Obamacare’s fixture as a conservative bogeyman and the good that the law, flawed as it may be, stands to do for many Americans.'
SHADOW

Bulverde, TX

#972711 Aug 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Every Republican That Was Asked Refused to Attend March On Washington Event
http://www.politicususa.com/2013/08/29/john-b...
i can assure you that MLK would've approved.
I don't really know what MLK would or would not approve of.
But I will say again taking this opportunity to have democrat/pep rally is cheap at the very best.
Obigears thinks he is MLK or at least as good.
Jesse Jackson with his bloody shirt would certainly not be a big hit with MLK. But liars will be liars and then they raise children who go to the slammer for theft and lying. Just the fake rev's ways.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#972712 Aug 29, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>She should get as far away from that murderer as possible. He will kill again and she would be the most likely victim.
Koo koo.

Morning homer.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#972713 Aug 29, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Bill Clinton:‘A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to get a BJ in the Oval Office.’
Great political philosophy, eh?
President Bill Clinton (State of the Union Address): "The era of big government is over."

He came to that conclusion after signing most of the terms in his Republican Congress's Contract with America including the Welfare Reform Act which was a huge success.

It limited government and demanded accountability.

Had it not been for 9/11 and two ensuing wars, it probably wouldn't have died by the wayside.

But the Democrats used that crisis to do what they do best - lie...cheat...steal...whatever - to gain power and control, ignore the impending housing crisis, and grow government to the point that even Bill Clinton's head must be privately spinning.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#972714 Aug 29, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
69% of home sales are cash in S. Florida
Across the state, 66 percent of home sales were cash, compared with the national rate of 40 percent. One expert called Florida's rate "astounding."
With one of the nation's highest foreclosure rates, South Florida has a large supply of bank-owned properties. Lenders aren't interested in waiting for traditional buyers to qualify for mortgages, preferring instead to sell to investors paying cash.
And that has virtually shut out entry-level homebuyers.
"That's where all the action is," said Lex Levinrad, founder of the Distressed Real Estate Institute, a Deerfield Beach-based club for investors. "The banks have an urgent need to get these bad loans off their books as soon as possible. They're willing to sell for 30 percent less to a cash buyer rather than waiting for a buyer with a mortgage
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-cash-...
Such is the housing market in the rotten Obama economy, where most home sales are investors scooping up depressed homes for flipping or rentals.
LCNlin

United States

#972715 Aug 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
If you still haven't figured it out by now, Obamacare is not the solution we've been waiting for.
It's time to start over with both sides involved this time and a significant number from both sides on board to pass a bipartisan legislation that WILL work.
And, hopefully, less than 200 pages with even less regulations.
Obamacare posts seem repeats of the same.
We enjoyed your birther posts and the aliens building the New York subway based on grafitti .
LOL
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#972716 Aug 29, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
69% of home sales are cash in S. Florida
Across the state, 66 percent of home sales were cash, compared with the national rate of 40 percent. One expert called Florida's rate "astounding."
With one of the nation's highest foreclosure rates, South Florida has a large supply of bank-owned properties. Lenders aren't interested in waiting for traditional buyers to qualify for mortgages, preferring instead to sell to investors paying cash.
And that has virtually shut out entry-level homebuyers.
"That's where all the action is," said Lex Levinrad, founder of the Distressed Real Estate Institute, a Deerfield Beach-based club for investors. "The banks have an urgent need to get these bad loans off their books as soon as possible. They're willing to sell for 30 percent less to a cash buyer rather than waiting for a buyer with a mortgage
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-cash-...
Offers that do not include a mortgage contingency are much more likely to be accepted, even if not the highest bid.

Cash talks and BS walks.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#972717 Aug 29, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Koo koo.
Morning homer.
Morning Eman. Mark my words, he got a taste for it now.
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#972718 Aug 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you mean the war the Arab terrorists started?
Do you mean the war when Al Qaeda went from hiding in caves to taking over countries since Obama Obama began "fighting" it?
Now, the question you hid from all day yesterday:
Do you want Americans to be killed to help Al Qaeda take over another country and get chemical weapons?
Step up with an answer, dupe.
Denzel Washington played the great debater, DB writer is the great speculator. More of a plagiarizer than a philosopher! He takes right wing talking points &, runs with them like a hungry Somalian, stealing bananas from a NewYork farmers market. He has no thought of his own. Commonsense would've told him that it makes no sense on behalf of alQaeda to fight along side America. After we topples the Assad regime, they'll be easy targets for us to take out like cheap dates. Why would they want to fight along side the representatives of the man charged with killing their top 20 officials. Republicans have the track records of aligning with known terrorist. Muammar Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden. Shall I go on? All republican presidents go to men, all eventually hunted &, killed for acts of terrorism! 1 things for sure, Obama's on fool. If what you say is true, he definitely has an agendafor America's prosperity. You keep speculating &, losing, he'll keep adjusting &, winning!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#972719 Aug 29, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Yet they somehow neglected to invite the nation's only black senator (ostensibly because he IS a black Republican).
Par for the course....
ok, i'll give you that one.

though you must remember he was appointed.

that's the excuse i've seen.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#972720 Aug 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So what country did Al Qaeda take over??
Libya
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#972721 Aug 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
the MLK family sure didn't want Alveda there after she lied about MLK being a republican.
Absolutely. All families prohibit dissenting opinions.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#972722 Aug 29, 2013
Here I come walkin down the street
We get the funniest looks from every one we meet
Hey, hey, I'm the homo
And people say I monkey around.
But I'm too busy phaggin
To put anybody down.

I go wherever I want to,
do who I like to do
I don't have time to get restless,
There's another dude that's new.

Hey, hey, I'm the homo
And people say I monkey around.
But I'm too busy spooging
To turn anybody down
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#972723 Aug 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
but i use it for hunting game birds!
though why i need a drum mag and a pistol grip for bird hunting is something i don't want to talk about. ok, i'm a REALLY bad shot.
Me too. That's why I carry my AK in one hand, and pump shotgun in the other. Best not to leave anything to chance....
Frank

Spokane, WA

#972724 Aug 29, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Booker T. Washington was of the mind that if a person worked hard, got an education and stayed quiet that the white man would accept them. He was against organized protests and fights for civil rights. You have missed the point; the merits of the civil rights movement and the changes it evoked i.e. antidiscrimination laws.
While it is probably impossible to legislate away white supremacist racist behavior entirely; there are laws against it and people have a recourse.
The anti-discrimination laws were written as a result of Eisenhower's recognition that Washington DC was a center of hypocrisy. That was many years before the civil rights protests and left wing riots. Why didn't this problem go away,because then people like Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson wouldn't have a stool to stand on? We should take an example from the Martin Luther King recounting not from Rodney King events.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#972725 Aug 29, 2013
So what's got the Foxites fired up this morning?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#972726 Aug 29, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Figures.
That march was clearly a political event. Why would 4 or 5 Republicans - especially Boehner, McCain and Jeb Bush representing his brother who is recovering from a recent surgery - set themselves up for ridicule so Obama can rub it in their faces since he has continually and mercilessly demonized them even before taking office?

Obama has gone out of his way to make sure America sees both House Republicans and their constituents as the enemy.

He had no interest in their attending or speaking at that rally other than, perhaps, his liberal audience being reminded they were, in fact, the enemy while sharing the stage with a smug black radically liberal president.

Where were all the successful black republicans? Where was Alveda King, MLK's niece?

Inviting 4 or 5 white republicans was intentional knowing they would decline.
Hey mental midget

United States

#972727 Aug 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
If you still haven't figured it out by now, Obamacare is not the solution we've been waiting for.
It's time to start over with both sides involved this time and a significant number from both sides on board to pass a bipartisan legislation that WILL work.
And, hopefully, less than 200 pages with even less regulations.
So what's the "lie of the day" today coming from the world of the "no life fatass" from Trailer Park Nation? Make it a good one today okay?
TSM

El Paso, TX

#972728 Aug 29, 2013
There’s one and only one person that should have been on that podium speaking to this audiences in Honoring ’MLK ‘I Have a Dream’ Bill Cosby!! His message pretty simple but True ‘Stop Blaming 'The White Man' for the failures of our Black Leadership that has failed our Youth our community it’s not about color, it’s about behavior!!
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#972729 Aug 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
ok, i'll give you that one.
though you must remember he was appointed.
that's the excuse i've seen.
Yeah, but you know what they say about "excuses"...

The whole MLK march was a dud anyway. Anyone that HAD integrity with regards to that movement is either long gone, or fallen by the wayside of the exploitation highway. MLK is probably turning in his grave, seeing that freakshow yesterday....

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