Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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

#985469 Sep 18, 2013
tell_it_like_it_IS wrote:
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As a Democrat, failing to locate your polling location will result in your starving to death.
lol! Fortunately for me, I don't need to locate it son.

But you stay back in the middle ages where neanderthals like you belong!

History frozen in time!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#985470 Sep 18, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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Putin has been playing Obama the Stooge. The boy Obama cannot compete in a man's world.
lol!

Putin to Obama: Yes master!

putin followers to putin: Yes master!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#985471 Sep 18, 2013
Waxman wrote:
Hey liars - Democrats.
How many AR-15's like your press on the left reported so quickly were used in the D.C. Shooting by your black Obama supporter who murdered 12 people?
Even Dick Durban jumped on the lie wagon?
Well, how many AR-15's NAZI Democrats?
How about you SonicMoron?
You Ghost (who now posts as Yeah)?
DumbDave?
lol! poor baby. bitch and moaning all the time like a spoiled child!!!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#985472 Sep 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The reason many companies dropped pension plans in the 1980s was because the plans were overfunded and that was the only way to recover the money. For the most part, the employees got screwed.
lol! Oh, yeah, right, whatever.....
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#985473 Sep 18, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>You've got no room to talk, Leo? You've been a freeloader, oops 'teacher' in your 'career' and you talk about other people? Talk about 'tin ear', maybe you should pull out your ear horn? So you 'might' understand how someone is speaking?
lol! Don't worry son.

After all, a lack of facts don't bother you when you're being political, eh?
brown eyes

Vinton, VA

#985474 Sep 18, 2013
Obama is doing the best he can. Bin Laden is dead. Bush stirred up the dust in the Middle East. He would start a water fight in a desert. His Daddy's War in Iraq is over after many unnecessary casualties. Afghanistan War is winding down and Hillary will take the reins in 2016. Things are looking pretty good on the Democratic side. Poor Republicans lets see how many Tea Party members get re-elected? The Tea Party is like the Green Party a thing of the past.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#985475 Sep 18, 2013
tell_it_like_it_is wrote:
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...and for your next trick you'll sniff a turd and tell us who it belonged too!!!!
lol! Well heck son! You're one and no one needs to sniff you... then again, you can get sadow or wolfie with that if it pleasures you!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#985476 Sep 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The premium is NOT $100...stop lying.
The taxpayers are paying the real premium.
I went to "the official cost calculator" of the governments healthcare.gov website and entered some information. Since the young and healthy are a major revenue generator (vs loss), I entered the following information:

Annual income: 24,000
Number of people in family: 1
Age: 27
Non-tobacco user

Here are the results

Household income in 2014: 209% of poverty level

Unsubsidized annual health insurance premium in 2014:$3,163

Maximum % of income you have to pay for the non-tobacco premium, if eligible for a subsidy: 6.61%

Amount you pay for the premium:$1,587 per year which equals 6.61% of your household income and covers 50% of the overall premium)

You could receive a government tax credit subsidy of up to:$1,576
(which covers 50% of the overall premium)

Also, Your out-of-pocket maximum for a Silver plan (not including the premium) can be no more than $5,200 (There's your deductible...$5200)

http://kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator...
Chris Mahews

Babylon, NY

#985477 Sep 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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my forefathers had been dealing with honorable people until you white folks showed up. call it moral gullibility.
Gullible?

Gullible liberals get their history lessons about Indians from Walt Disney cartoons.

#1 Myth: Indians lived peacefully with each other and lived in harmony with nature. This is idiotic wishful commentary, the Cree and the Blackfoot are traditional blood enemies, as are the Iroquois and Algonquin, as well as the Maya and the Aztec. Indians are no different than anyone else; they frequently fought with their neighbors. If you go to Wikipedia and check the definition of Mohawk [Iroquois], it means eaters of flesh, esp. of the enemy. And they don't mean chickens. That is what we called them savages. Did Indians live in harmony with nature? This is liberal nonsense for members in a primitive society responding to cold winters by freezing, or poor hunting by starving. Nature always wins.

#2 Myth: Indians had great civilizations. In Canada, no Indian tribes developed writing until the white man created a writing system for them. Even today, tribes insist that white people teach, pay for and educate their kids. It is a sad commentary to think that out of 700,000 Indians there are no teachers or elders could teach their own kids unassisted.

One could argue that the Aztecs were great civilization, a civilization that had ritual human sacrifice, religious cannibalism, total slavery of conquered peoples and practice of general mayhem. The happiest people in the world were the Indians conquered by Cortes and the Spaniards.

The Spanish ended human sacrifice. No non Aztec Indian parent wanted to see their children removed and sacrificed to Rac Mool. When the Temple of the Sun Pyramid was dedicated, 70,000 people were sacrificed in 4 days. This is why one million non-Aztec Indians joyfully supported the European “conquest.” However, FYI, the fantastic astronomy of the Mayans was taught to them by the ancient white race!

#3 Myth: Indians were disease-free until the white man brought his diseases. There is no such thing as a white man's disease. Every disease from smallpox to tuberculosis exists in every continent and with every race. What did happen was the disease was identified with the European name. So the Indian disease of “cough that never goes away and eventually kills you” was called tuberculosis by the Europeans. The word “tuberculosis” appeared in the early 1500s, not the disease. FYI, the TB bacterium is founded in bison remains over 10,000 years old and Indian remains over 2000 years old, clearly dispelling the idea of Europeans bring it here to the Americas. If you want any information about diseases, get it from a real microbiologist, not a useless liberal lawyer.

#4 Myth: Indians are hard done by. Really!!! Indians only get: almost total tax freedom, free education, free welfare, free child care services, free Medicare, free dental care, free lawyers, free guns and ammunition, free trips to world conferences, free taxpayer paid bureaucrats paid $400,000, free housing, free publicity, reduced or no sentences for any crimes, free royalties, free land, free research, free language services, free fishing rights, free fishing ships, free hunting rights, free whiney CBC coverage, free baby bonuses, free historical compensation, free (whitewashed) altered histories and free exemption from historical crimes of slavery, genocide, cannibalism and human sacrifice. The total cost of which is $30 Billion or $300,000 per every Indian family every year.[Or more!!]

Real honorable people.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#985478 Sep 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The customer premium/cost whatever__about one half of Florida's 3.5 million uninsured could qualify for a silver plan through the ACA exchange for about $100 per month.
The story is appearing today in newspapers throughout Florida and apparently is also being broadcast in CA on KTLA.
You act as though your tripe is going to make a difference going forward__have you too lost your fkn mind?
I love how you loony left wingers ignore certain words. Lily ignored "supplemental" the other day, and now you are ignoring "about". It's going to be higher than $100 per month (my test came out to $132) and it doesn't include the $5200 out of pocket expenses they will be liable for. Considering there are thousands of clinic that take people regardless of their ability to pay and that other doctors charge as little as $45 per visit, it's a rip off.
Chris Mahews

Babylon, NY

#985479 Sep 18, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol!
Putin to Obama: Yes master!
putin followers to putin: Yes master!
Was that before or after Obama dropped the soap in the shower to show his "flexibility"?

As in President Bend-Over.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#985480 Sep 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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You argued that the debt under Reagan was OK because it somehow helped fight the cold war.
No he didn't, you fckn idiot.

National defense is the single most important function of our government.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#985481 Sep 18, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol!
Putin to Obama: Yes master!
putin followers to putin: Yes master!
I asked you a question dong, you chubby tub of slanty goo!!!:-)
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#985482 Sep 18, 2013
Eman wrote:
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I went to "the official cost calculator" of the governments healthcare.gov website and entered some information. Since the young and healthy are a major revenue generator (vs loss), I entered the following information:
Annual income: 24,000
Number of people in family: 1
Age: 27
Non-tobacco user
Here are the results
Household income in 2014: 209% of poverty level
Unsubsidized annual health insurance premium in 2014:$3,163
Maximum % of income you have to pay for the non-tobacco premium, if eligible for a subsidy: 6.61%
Amount you pay for the premium:$1,587 per year which equals 6.61% of your household income and covers 50% of the overall premium)
You could receive a government tax credit subsidy of up to:$1,576
(which covers 50% of the overall premium)
Also, Your out-of-pocket maximum for a Silver plan (not including the premium) can be no more than $5,200 (There's your deductible...$5200)
http://kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator...
almost, but the maximum out-of-pocket is the sum of the deductible plus copays...the deductible is probably around $2K...

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#985484 Sep 18, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Don't worry son.
After all, a lack of facts don't bother you when you're being political, eh?
What facts did I leave out? You're the Democrat, the leech!! and I'll pull a "Leo" and correct your English... The lack of facts DOESN'T bother you....but then you're always lacking facts...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#985485 Sep 18, 2013
tell_it_like_it_is wrote:
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how much indian do you have to have in you to be considered indian by your tribe?
1/16...1/64?
For sonic, I think it's about 6 inches.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#985486 Sep 18, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
I went to "the official cost calculator" of the governments healthcare.gov website and entered some information. Since the young and healthy are a major revenue generator (vs loss), I entered the following information:
Annual income: 24,000
Number of people in family: 1
Age: 27
Non-tobacco user
Here are the results
Household income in 2014: 209% of poverty level
Unsubsidized annual health insurance premium in 2014:$3,163
Maximum % of income you have to pay for the non-tobacco premium, if eligible for a subsidy: 6.61%
Amount you pay for the premium:$1,587 per year which equals 6.61% of your household income and covers 50% of the overall premium)
You could receive a government tax credit subsidy of up to:$1,576
(which covers 50% of the overall premium)
Also, Your out-of-pocket maximum for a Silver plan (not including the premium) can be no more than $5,200 (There's your deductible...$5200)
http://kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator...
the first time they go to the emergency room, they could get hit for a bill of $2250...the $2000 deductible plus a $250 emergency room copay......and these clowns will probably think they can go for free, because they either can't read or won't bother to read the policy...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#985487 Sep 18, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
I love how you loony left wingers ignore certain words. Lily ignored "supplemental" the other day, and now you are ignoring "about". It's going to be higher than $100 per month (my test came out to $132) and it doesn't include the $5200 out of pocket expenses they will be liable for. Considering there are thousands of clinic that take people regardless of their ability to pay and that other doctors charge as little as $45 per visit, it's a rip off.
Those paying only $100 per month are those with very little income and probably can't afford even that premium ....
Chris Mahews

Babylon, NY

#985488 Sep 18, 2013
But meanwhile, more on the effects of ObammyCare:

Walgreen Drops its Healthcare Coverage for 160,000 Workers:

Like the president said, "of you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.” Well, unless you're one of the tens of millions of Americans who can't. Including, it turns out, lots of Walgreens employees.

Walgreen Co.(WAG), the biggest U.S. drugstore chain, will move its workers into a private health insurance exchange to buy company-subsidized coverage, the latest sign of how the debate over Obamacare is accelerating a historic shift in corporate health-care coverage. Walgreen’s decision affects about 160,000 current employees and follows similar action this year by Sears Holdings Corp.(SHLD) and Darden Restaurants Inc.(DRI) As an alternative to administering a traditional health plan, all three will send their employees to an exchange run by Aon Plc.

IBM and GE recently announced similar changes in their retirees plans, which are not to be confused with UPS' decision to drop spousal coverage. CBS News reported the "big deal" announcement this morning, noting that employees may have to swallow more out-of-pocket costs due to Walgreens' cost-saving move:

As the CBS correspondent points out, Walgreens made this move to insulate itself from anticipated rising healthcare costs, which Obamacare was ostensibly going to reverse. Based on CBO projections published yesterday, health costs will continue their inexorable climb, approximately doubling within the next 25 years. Walgreens will provide employees with a flat stipend to help defray some of those increased costs, but employees should brace to pay more on their own.

What makes this particular corporate decision ironic is that Walgreens agreed to team up with HHS to promote the new law, which has now forced major benefits changes within their own company.

The drug store chain is boosting a policy that has forced management to expose one of the president's core pledges as UNTRUE.

It is obvious that Obama's unamiguous vow to voters was false. Instead, he does a lot singing and dancing about the value of "choice and competition," (while, of course, opposing Paul Ryan's bipartisan reform to save Medicare), and echoing Harry Reid's pronouncement that Obamacare is only the first step toward really fixing our still-broken healthcare system through a fully government-run single payer system.

Confronted with this $2 trillion law's undeniable FAILURES, its cheerleaders are already making the pivot to their next bad idea.

George H.W. Bush lost his reelection because he reneged on "Read my lips, no new taxes." Yet Obama is reelected after he reneged on "If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what."

The damage done by Bush's tax hikes pale in comparison to the damage done by Obamacare. The scary part is we haven't come close to seeing the full extent of OBAMACARE DAMAGE to our country.

Still he was reelected. WHO IS WORSE, THE IDIOT IN OFFICE OR THE IDIOT WHO VOTED FOR THE IDIOT?
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#985489 Sep 18, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! I'm a poor baby, bitch and moaning all the time like a spoiled child!!!
Yeah... It's the culture...

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