Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1523972 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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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#989364 Sep 25, 2013
TSM wrote:
The President just can’t help himself ‘Obama lies to UN human rights official about not having smoked in 6 years!! Liberals do you see a pattern Here?
Poor Obama. He really thought the UN had any purpose. He actually admonished them the other day when speaking about Syria and chemical weapons and their purpose for existing if nothing was done. After sounding like a real leader and stating with shocking conviction that the world cannot sit by and let this happen, he basically said in the very next sentence that if the UN didn't give him permission by leading the charge, he was going to go home and America wouldn't play with them anymore.

I'm sure THAT got them to thinking...especially since they haven't lifted a finger in any global crisis for the past five decades. Obama probably should have done his homework first. At least he admonished them. Had to give him that.

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#989365 Sep 25, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
"Tiger Woods" wannabe? That's a new one. Unreal.
Why not? They ALL look alike to her.
TSM

United States

#989366 Sep 25, 2013
Ted Cruz ‘GREAT JOB’ the message’ We the People’ we send you to Washington to Represent Us the People!!
Michelle

Jamaica, NY

#989367 Sep 25, 2013
It certainly remains true that the business conditions for the country are going to remain uncertain for sometime. Even today we discovered a brand-new "glitch" to Obamacare.

Congress in their haste to pass a bill that they didn't even bother reading, made sure that the subsidies offered to individuals who's companies did not provide health plans don't necessarily translate to family coverage.

From USAToday:

Congress defined "affordable" as 9.5% or less of an employee's household income, mostly to make sure people did not leave their workplace plans for subsidized coverage through the exchanges. But the "error" was that it only applies to the employee — and not his or her family. So, if an employer offers a woman affordable insurance, but doesn't provide it for her family, they cannot get subsidized help through the state health exchanges.

That can make a huge difference; the Kaiser Family Foundation said an average plan for an individual is about $5,600, but it goes up to $15,700 for families. Most employers help out with those costs, but not all.

"We saw this two-and-a-half years ago and thought,'Has anyone else noticed this?'" said Kosali Simon, a professor of public affairs at Indiana University who specializes in health economics. "Everyone said,'No, no. You must be wrong.' But we weren't, and that's going to leave a lot of people out."

The issue has recently received attention, especially after former president Bill Clinton highlighted it in a recent speech.

"The family glitch is definitely a drafting error that Congress made that needs to be fixed," said Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. "But that seems unlikely."

Congress made a lot of drafting errors when it comes to Obamacare. 2,900 pages of them.

Warren Buffett may not have said that we should scrap Obamacare and start over. But if he didn't, he should've. Just goes to show you that while he may be a whiz when it comes to stock investments, he knows nothing about practicing medicine.

Why is it that Americans believe that people who are accomplished in one area of life, are Gnostics about areas they seem to know nothing about? Warren Buffett is not a political genius, nor is Will Ferrell, nor is Jon Stewart, nor was Albert Einstein. Or Jane Fonda, or Barbra Streisand. Frankly my next-door neighbor, "Al", who is a computer technician, knows more about politics than anyone of them.

Yet if I saw the headline Albert So-And-So Thinks Obamacare is Just Nifty! I'd break out and hysterical laughter.
WOW

New York, NY

#989368 Sep 25, 2013
Thank you Samuel L Jackson On the one thing he won’t do onscreen, even for Quentin Tarantino:“Probably dress up as a woman and kiss another guy. I don’t think people want to see me do that. He hasn’t asked me, but you know what? If it’s done right and the story is good, I might.”Liberals do not run All Black Peoples Minds
Michelle

Jamaica, NY

#989369 Sep 25, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Go to Somalia son.
You have all kinds of choices there! Even more than America!
No need to go to Somalia or Zimbabwe or Mexico City. The Democrats are bringing them here to all of us.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#989370 Sep 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
doubled?
i don't believe what right wing Israelis say any more than i do what you say. or did Iran just admit to doubling it? or is someone just guessing?
Gee, I didn't know that the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) consisted of right wing Israelis.

Obama's first sanction July 1, 2010.

IEAE reports:

In August 2010, the IAEA said Iran has started using a second set of 164 centrifuges linked in a cascade, or string of machines, to enrich uranium to up to 20% at its Natanz pilot fuel enrichment plan.

In February 2012 the IAEA report also described progress in Iran's enrichment and fuel fabrication efforts, including a tripling of the number of cascades enriching uranium.

In August 2012 the IAEA released a report showing a major expansion of Iranian enrichment activities. The report said that Iran has more than doubled the number of centrifuges at the underground facility at Fordow, from 1,064 centrifuges in May to 2,140 centrifuges in August.

In November 2012 the IAEA released a report showing continued expansion in Iranian uranium enrichment capabilities. At Fordow, all 2784 IR-1 centrifuges (16 cascades of 174 each) have been installed, though only 4 cascades are operating and another 4 are fully equipped, vacuum-tested, and ready to begin operating.

In February 2013 the IAEA released a report showing continued expansion in Iranian uranium enrichment capabilities. As of 19 February, 12,699 IR-1 centrifuges have been installed at Natanz. This includes the installation of 2,255 centrifuges since the previous IAEA report in November

In May 2013 the IAEA reported Iran had installed close to 700 high-tech centrifuges used for uranium enrichment, which can produce the core of nuclear weapons. It also said Tehran had added hundreds of older-generation machines at its main enrichment site to bring the total number to more than 13,000.

In August 2013 the IAEA reported Iran had added 300 more of its advanced centrifuges since the last report in May, for a total of 1,008, and had put all of them under vacuum. The report also said Iran had installed more of its older-generation centrifuges to bring up their number to more than 15,000, with most of them running.

Bear in mind these IAEA reports are based on what the Iranians allow the inspectors to see. I'm no expert on enrichment but saying they have doubled their capabilities is really lowballing it!!!

No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#989371 Sep 25, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! I will go to Somalia son.
You have all kinds of choices there! Even more than America!
If it's ghetto, socialist and idiot, it's dangerous, nazi and liberal..

Since: Nov 11

United States

#989372 Sep 25, 2013
Hey Liberals do not forget to sign up for your health care mandate exchange by next week or else you will be fined by the IRS.

Liberal idiots love when the government tell them what to do, drink, eat, drive, etc.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#989373 Sep 25, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
And, yes, what a guy GW Bush is!
He faded away as all presidents have done - before Carter and Clinton, that is - and has nothing but gracious and supportive things to say about this president - unlike Carter and Clinton.
Ah! I see! bushie boy's contribution to the party is to stay as far away as possible and keep out of the limelight!

Is that how you worked?
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#989374 Sep 25, 2013
Harry Reid is a retarded phag, and a wrinkled old fossil on his way out. Given the 70% government disapproval rating, things are going to change (whether anyone likes it or not). It remains to be seen whether people want an increase, or a shutdown in gvt cheese & freeloading handouts.....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#989375 Sep 25, 2013
Michelle wrote:
<quoted text>Or "drink more water."
Good point, including bogus claims that floating your kidneys is "healthful"....
Brad

Bolton, CT

#989376 Sep 25, 2013
WOW wrote:
ObamaSCARE: Family’s Insurance Premium Triples
Andy and Amy Mangione of Louisville, Ky. and their two boys are like most middle class families who work hard and pay their bills on time. The couple expected their insurance premiums to increase slightly under the new Affordable Care Act, but they got shock of their lives when they opened their latest insurance bill and realized their monthly premium had tripled!
“When I saw the letter when I came home from work,” Andy told Fox News,“(it said)‘your action required, benefit changes, act now.’ Of course I opened it immediately.”
Andy was stunned to see his insurance premium skyrocket from $333 a month to $965! The letter made it clear that the increase in premiums was in compliance with the new ObamaCare health care law.
“This isn’t a Cadillac plan, this isn’t even a silver plan,” Mangione said, referring to higher levels of coverage under ObamaCare.
“This is a high deductible plan where I’m assuming a lot of risk for my health insurance for my family. And nothing has changed, our boys are healthy– they’re young –my wife is healthy. I’m healthy, nothing in our medical history has changed to warrant a tripling of our premiums,” said Andy, still in shock.
The family’s insurance company, Humana, declined to comment when contacted by Fox News.
Further explanations in the letter provided little comfort to the Mangiones:“If your policy premium increased, you should know this isn’t unique to Humana — premium increases generally will occur industry-wide,” the letter reads in part.
“Increases aren’t based on your individual claims or changes in health status,” it continued.“Many other factors go in to your premium including: ACA compliance, including the addition of new essential health benefits.”
Robert Zirkelbach, spokesman for American Health Insurance Plans, explained the “additional health benefits:“for people who currently choose to purchase a high deductible, low premium policy that’s more affordable for them, they are now being required to add all these new benefits to their policy,” he said.
That,” he says,“is also going to add to the cost of their health insurance premiums.”
But,but but,,,what about,,,,

6/5/12 Oblamer said;
"In an Oblamer administration,we'll lower premiums by up to 2,500 dollars for a typical family per year...We'll do it by the end of my first term as President of the United States.

Turns out it was just a"family glitch",in the health care plan,could happen to anybody.

Instead of 2,500 hundred less per year its,,,,about,,,,7,400 more for a family of 4.

Tomato two-ma-toe?

Since: Nov 11

United States

#989377 Sep 25, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>Poor Obama. He really thought the UN had any purpose. He actually admonished them the other day when speaking about Syria and chemical weapons and their purpose for existing if nothing was done. After sounding like a real leader and stating with shocking conviction that the world cannot sit by and let this happen, he basically said in the very next sentence that if the UN didn't give him permission by leading the charge, he was going to go home and America wouldn't play with them anymore.

I'm sure THAT got them to thinking...especially since they haven't lifted a finger in any global crisis for the past five decades. Obama probably should have done his homework first. At least he admonished them. Had to give him that.
What do you expect from the most incompetent empty suit no prior experience 100 days only in Chicago senate teleprompter president?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#989378 Sep 25, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Why not? They ALL look alike to her.
Tiger Woods competes on a level plane without asking for handicap strokes.

The rest of the black community should take notice.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#989380 Sep 25, 2013
Michelle wrote:
<quoted text>Or "drink more water."
Moochelle's campaign is sponsored by the bottled water industry.
TSM

United States

#989381 Sep 25, 2013
It’s time for us to Repeat what Bill Clinton said in the 90s ‘The Era of Big Government is Over’ DEFUND OBAMACARE its THE RIGHT THING TO DO!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#989382 Sep 25, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
Hey Liberals do not forget to sign up for your health care mandate exchange by next week or else you will be fined by the IRS.
Liberal idiots love when the government tell them what to do, drink, eat, drive, etc.
...a tax, not a fine...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#989383 Sep 25, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Why not? They ALL look alike to her.
The sad and dangerous part is, there are thousands of "Cheese Thieves" like you and your ãnús sock lily, pimping, selling out "blacks" across America at the moment profiteering in racism and hate...

Get the picture, you dummy?

If it's ghetto, illiterate, and idiot, it's plantation, loser, and liberal..

It's the culture...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#989384 Sep 25, 2013
Michelle wrote:
<quoted text>No need to go to Somalia or Zimbabwe or Mexico City. The Democrats are bringing them here to all of us.
Nah! Better for cons to leave.

After all, they claim to do all the work.

Here's their chance to show they can actually do what they say instead of complaining all the time!

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