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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Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#987259 Sep 21, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"uselesssince1680"
As usual you are wrong. Congress fund all programs. They control the purse strings. They can refuse to fund any program they wish to. If they, congress does not fund nobamakare it will go away. Period.
Peace
KMA
Congress could definitely throw a wrench into the gears of the ACA.

A clear majority of tax payers do not want the ACA to go into full effect. Key words: tax payers. The majority of ACA supporters are those looking for our money (aka Obama's stash) to subsidize their coverage.

“Weak People Blame Others”

Since: Jul 08

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#987260 Sep 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>ObamaKKKare is nothing but a scam to force taxpayers to purchase "insurance" for moochers...

Private insurers never assume any risk, but just process claims...
If they aren't assuming the risk, why are they paying the claims? Obviously you're of extremely limited intellect so I'll allow you to banter onward without further comment , Churchill was so correct about democracy and the average voter

Since: Sep 08

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#987263 Sep 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Other than the artificially inflated stock market, just about everything else is worse.
Yes, the stock market is up 74% since Obama took office and those retirement funds that disappeared into thin air under Bush have rebounded under Obama but the U.S. auto industry that was near collapse under Bush is reporting increased sales; the trend that began with the 159,000 jobs that were lost in September, 2008 under Bush is a thing of the past and those underwater houses of the Bush era are now regaining equity. YES, WE ARE ALL BETTER OFF.
Read it and weep:
Wall Street Journal, May 2013: "Home prices in metropolitan areas saw their biggest year-over-year gains in more than seven years in the first quarter, evidence that the housing recovery is spreading across the nation."

Since: Sep 08

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#987266 Sep 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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so if one Congress re-establishes slavery, future Congresses are powerless to change that decision?
There you go again, comparing apples and oranges. The Affordable Care Act is not an amendment to the constitution.

You are just being ridiculous. However, yes, Congress can repeal the Affordable Care Act but that is not what they are doing. They are attempting to circumvent a law that was passed by Congress, signed by the President and survived a Supreme Court challenge. That is not within their power. Period.

Since: Sep 08

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#987267 Sep 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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HMOs compensate their primary care physicians (the amateurs) by how successful they are in preventing the patients from seeing the specialists (the professionals).
News Flash: Your personal opinions are "proof" of nothing.

Since: Sep 08

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#987268 Sep 21, 2013
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>Obama has made several idiotic comments this past week. On Monday he reaffirmed his anti-American rhetoric then the other day he stated that even if the Senate passes the bill that passed through the House he would veto it. Even though 78% of the citizens in this country want to repeal ObamaKare, he won't listen. Even if that number was 99.9% Obama would not send health care reform back to Congress to get a true fix or a true bilateral bill.
Gee whiz! 78% of the 1,000 people polled is not 78% of the citizens of this country. Get your head out of the sand.

Since: Sep 08

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#987269 Sep 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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those on Medicaid are freeloaders who are non-participants in the economy...
those on Medicare paid exorbitant taxes, against their will, to fund a system from which they will never see a financial return...
two completely different programs...
Some workers collect medicaid.

Since: Sep 08

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#987270 Sep 21, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"John Galt"
Some information. 3 years ago an artery in my groin area ruptured. After about 4+ hours on the operating table they patched me up. Main hospital bill over $110,000 dollars. Guess what? My private insurance pocked up all but about $2000. We picked up the balance.
"real dumb" is unable to understand that some takes steps to protect them selves, he is entirely dependent on the government. He checks to see if it is alright if he wipes.
Peace
Peace
LOL. You don't know Galt very well. He doesn't believe he needs anything but the scantiest health insurance policy as he doesn't plan on being sick.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#987271 Sep 21, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Congress could definitely throw a wrench into the gears of the ACA.
A clear majority of tax payers do not want the ACA to go into full effect. Key words: tax payers. The majority of ACA supporters are those looking for our money (aka Obama's stash) to subsidize their coverage.
This is one case where the House of Representatives is living up to its claim to represent the people and not the interests of the Magic Negro Party.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#987272 Sep 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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These polls are based on the opinions of 1,000 people who are willing to respond to the pollster....the "idiots" who have nothing better to do. Polls are NOT representative of the people.(I would have thought you people would have learned that after the Romney campaign.)
The unions who paid millions to get this health care <cough> reform passed are freaking out that it did.

That should be a good indication what the rest of us are thinking too.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#987273 Sep 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Yes, the stock market is up 74% since Obama took office and those retirement funds that disappeared into thin air under Bush have rebounded under Obama but the U.S. auto industry that was near collapse under Bush is reporting increased sales; the trend that began with the 159,000 jobs that were lost in September, 2008 under Bush is a thing of the past and those underwater houses of the Bush era are now regaining equity. YES, WE ARE ALL BETTER OFF.
Read it and weep:
Wall Street Journal, May 2013: "Home prices in metropolitan areas saw their biggest year-over-year gains in more than seven years in the first quarter, evidence that the housing recovery is spreading across the nation."
And the Stock Market is up 15000% since the Great Depression, too.

Go play with numbers somewhere else, kid.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#987274 Sep 21, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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Moronic but typical fox post.
Seems like the whole world is going to hell in a handbasket, doesn't it?

The liberal loons here are flushing the economy and our values down the toilet and the crazies are killing everyone overseas.

And our leader cowers while Communist Russia takes our place as a world power - and thinks he's the hero.

Crazy times, huh?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#987275 Sep 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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The question is really, "Will Boehner and GOP lawmakers shutdown the Government?"
The ridiculousness of their recent budget bill certainly seems to indicate that they are headed in that direction. The Republican sequester will remain in place and the Republicans will lose in their attempt to undercut the Affordable Care Act.
If things are getting better, why are there so many part-time jobs and not enough people employed?

Ironic that Obama used the Cleveland Clinic as an example of how he envisioned his Obamacare to work and the Cleveland Clinic just announced Wednesday that it's going to cut jobs and slash 5% to 6% of its $6 billion annual budget to "prepare for President Barack Obama's health reforms."

Couldn't make this stuff up.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#987276 Sep 21, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Try replying in English, ma'am.
Then it obviously proves you don't know what English is son.

BTW, it still doesn't change the fact that you duck, dump and run!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#987277 Sep 21, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"uselesssince1680"
As usual you are wrong. Congress fund all programs. They control the purse strings. They can refuse to fund any program they wish to. If they, congress does not fund nobamakare it will go away. Period.
Peace
KMA
lol! Son, then you and Galt need to get together and get your stories straight.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#987278 Sep 21, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Yeah is just one of Hawaii's many problem children.
"Drug Epidemic
Drug abuse is a major cause of crime in Hawaii. In 2001, drug convictions made up 50.4 percent of all total criminal convictions in the state. This is above the national average of 41.2 percent. Methamphetamine (commonly knows as crystal meth or “ice”) is the most commonly used drug in Hawaii. Of all criminal convictions that were related to drug abuse, crystal meth made up 51.1 percent of all cases."
Hawaii Travel-Guide: http://www.to-hawaii.com/troubles.php
"Making a Fool of yourself must be fun and easy if you keep on doing it!!" - shiningelectr0n
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987279 Sep 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Michael Horowitz, general counsel for President Ronald Reagan’s budget office during a brief government shutdown:
“For Congress to ask for a shutdown when the opposite political party is in charge of the White House is my definition of insanity.”
And, there you have it, according to one of your own, Republicans are insane.
The House is not asking for a shutdown.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#987280 Sep 21, 2013
richardIII wrote:
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Sadly there are no provisions in Oblamacare that will pay for your much needed brain transplant, Chickenfeathers.
It wouldn't help you even if you could, son!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987281 Sep 21, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"John Galt"
Some information. 3 years ago an artery in my groin area ruptured. After about 4+ hours on the operating table they patched me up. Main hospital bill over $110,000 dollars. Guess what? My private insurance pocked up all but about $2000. We picked up the balance.
"real dumb" is unable to understand that some takes steps to protect them selves, he is entirely dependent on the government. He checks to see if it is alright if he wipes.
Peace
Peace
Good for you, Eed...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987282 Sep 21, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Congress could definitely throw a wrench into the gears of the ACA.
A clear majority of tax payers do not want the ACA to go into full effect. Key words: tax payers. The majority of ACA supporters are those looking for our money (aka Obama's stash) to subsidize their coverage.
The problem is that taxpayers are a minority in the US and the moochers rule the roost.

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