Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1279026 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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Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#990481 Sep 27, 2013
Emeem wrote:
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Does FOX News make people stupid?
Drop the first word and the "?" and the answer is self evident!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#990482 Sep 27, 2013
TSM wrote:
The biggest supporters of Obamacare are the one’s crying the Loudest to be Exempted!!
Strange how Obama and Reid are ignoring the unions' crocodile tears when they helped them get the darn thing passed.

Guess they don't need them anymore to win another election. Pretty sure Reid won't last much longer in the political arena either.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#990483 Sep 27, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Progress for you pervert is when Patrick moves on from his sibling aNGELA to his cousin Emeen!
Emeem always and still bent over and punked by Eman...
It's the culture...
repeat please
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#990484 Sep 27, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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Hey Stupid! We just found out in Connecticut we now have only three insurance carriers that are willing to compete in Connecticut and our costs are going up 33-75%.
Great work!
Idiot.
Senator Kelly Ayotte reports that New Hampshire has only one company in the exchange and that company includes only 16 of 26 hospitals in the state.
Michelle

New York, NY

#990485 Sep 27, 2013
There is a difference between anecdotes and data. The president loves anecdotes, whether they're true or not. The data on this issue is clear, according to a Gallup survey of employers, BLS stats, staffing agency analyses, and reporting from Reutersand National Journal.

Let's run through the latest "anecdotal" evidence mounting against the president's signature law:

(1) On top of higher premiums, Obamacare's exchanges will also feature steeper out-of-pocket costs for many consumers...if they're ever operational, that is:

Consumers may have to dig a little deeper into their wallets to pay for health care in the Obamacare insurance exchanges, according to a new analysis by Avalere Health. The study of six states suggests that consumers could face steep cost-sharing requirements — like co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles — layered on top of their monthly premiums.

2) In addition to yesterday's ill-timed and embarrassing delay, the administration quietly acknowledged another problem that will affect Spanish-speaking citizens. Que barbaridad:
In a potentially more significant delay that affects the law's larger insurance market for individuals, the administration quietly told Hispanic groups on Wednesday that the Spanish-language version of the healthcare.gov website will not be ready to handle online enrollments for a few weeks. An estimated 10 million Latinos are eligible for coverage, and 4 million of them speak Spanish primarily.

(3) The most popular question on www.healthcare.gov as of yesterday dealt with how to avoid the law:
The answer, of course, is to be a member of
Congress.

(4) Harry Reid is vowing to preserve a job-destroying Obamacare tax that he himself has referred to as "stupid" and has voted to repeal in the past.

(5) With his law drowning in a sea of its own failure, President Obama is lashing out at Fox News. Again.

(6) If Democrats are going to try to blame Republicans for Obamacare's shortcomings (problem: zero Republicans voted for the law), they're going to have a tough time explaining the messes in Democrat-led Colorado, Oregon and Washington, DC.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#990486 Sep 27, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>The only time you have to defend yourself Patrick, is when your babble Emeem is failing you Angela.. You're out of toilet paper LCNLin...
Patrick (Emeem) always bent over and punked by Eman...
If it's ghetto, ignorant, and idiot, it's urban, loser, and liberal..
It's the culture...
repeat please
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#990487 Sep 27, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
This from someone who supports the use of "libtard" in reference to liberals. You own it. Embrace it.
You with a stupid argument heavily influenced by ignorance and vast tracts of deranged gray matter and ghetto

It's the culture...
Michelle

New York, NY

#990488 Sep 27, 2013
Anecdotes vs Truth about ObamaCare:

(7) The SEIU in Ohio is leading a strike to protest benefits cuts triggered by....Obamacare.

(8) Obamacare is hurting low-income single mothers:

Michelle La Voie wants health insurance, but as a single mom making $38,000 a year and supporting two teenagers, she's not sure she can afford it -- even with a subsidy through the federal health law known as Obamacare. When enrollment in new online insurance markets begins next month, La Voie will likely qualify for a subsidy to buy private insurance, but would still have to pay $191 a month, or about 6 percent of her income toward the premium. She could also face as much as $2,000 in potential out-of-pocket costs for hospital care and prescription drugs, if she needs those things.“What’s the point of having [a policy] if I can’t afford to use it?” asks the 47-year-old librarian in upstate Franklinville, N.Y., referring to the co-pays and deductibles she might incur.

(9) He so desperately doesn't want to have to say "yes," for obvious reasons.(Warning, this is painful to watch):

#t=10

Translation: It's being considered, but we don't want to say so publicly. Dozens of Congressional Democrats have already peeled off, including the first blue Senator.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#990489 Sep 27, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Realtime always and still bent over and always punked by Fox News, Carol or someone...
It's the culture......
repeat please

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#990490 Sep 27, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>If you google, the incredible shrinking labor force, you'll find several interesting stories along with some right wing slop. My post was accurate__that you're mathematically challenged is on you.
Here's a better idea. You Google them and post them. There's always a first time for everything.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#990491 Sep 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
In return for a one-year suspension of the debt ceiling, House Republicans are demanding a yearlong delay of Obamacare, adoption of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s tax-reform plan, construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, more offshore oil drilling, more drilling on federally protected lands, looser regulations around ash coal, a suspension of the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of carbon emissions, more power over the regulatory process in general, reform of the federal employee retirement program, changes to the Dodd-Frank Act, more power over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s budget, repeal of the Social Services block grant, expanded means-testing for Medicare benefits, repeal of the public health trust fund and more.
Sounds like a reasonable compromise....what is Obama's counter-proposal?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#990492 Sep 27, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Emeem always and still bent over and punked by No Surprize someone or something ...
If it's loser, ignorant, and idiot, it's Patrick, LCNLin, or Angela..
It's the culture...
repeat please
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#990493 Sep 27, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
The black Republican on Greta last night was Senator Tim Scott.
Not only did he focus on government's mismanagement of spending our money but focused on the fact that no one in Congress is even talking about government priorities in spending.
http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/i...
Makes a heck of a lot of sense to me.
That's because you're a fkn idiot.

First off, Tim Scott had only recently been elected to the US when Nikki Haley appointed him to the US Senate seat vacated by Jim DeMint, Do you remember Jim DeMint?

Government can't be run like a business unless it is rearranged to resemble a business and that will never happen for we have these things called elections. Imagine a business with leadership elected by it's customers every 2 and 4 years.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#990494 Sep 27, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Good luck on your home purchase Carol. Thanks to the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau you're a lot less likely to get screwed on the deal but then again that's another thing the Republicans opposed and want defunded.
More than likely, complying with requirements of this federal bureaucracy will add administrative costs to the transaction.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#990495 Sep 27, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Good luck on your home purchase Carol. Thanks to the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau you're a lot less likely to get screwed on the deal but then again that's another thing the Republicans opposed and want defunded.
How?

Does the CFPB negotiate the sales price?

Does the CFPB negotiate the interest rate?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#990496 Sep 27, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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It's the easily fooled I'm worried about - not those they elect.
lol! You should be concerned with yourself.

No wonder you practiced indoctrination when 'teaching' kids!

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#990497 Sep 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The population of the US is growing at a rate of 0.9% per year, or about 3 million per year.
The important statistic is that the percentage of Americans in the labor force is steadily declining, so fewer and fewer producers are supporting more and more moochers..
FACT: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: In August, 2003, "Civilian labor force participation rate" was 66.1%. In December, 2008, it was 66.1%. In August, 2013, the "Civilian labor force participation rate" was 63.2%(1% of that was lost in the first month of Obama's presidency). I don't think that is bad considering all the destructiveness done by the Bush administration policies.

Things will drastically improve once we get rid of the Republican controlled House which has kept our economy from growing.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#990498 Sep 27, 2013
TSM wrote:
Families struggling with a 40 hr. work week now being reduce to 30 how’s that improving their Lives? I guess Liberals would argue that the tradeoff is now they have Obamacare….A Joke!!
I guess after 50 years of trying to destroy this Country with Liberalism we have finally reached our collective puke point. Let the battle begin!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#990499 Sep 27, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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It is failure of the federal government. The solution is not the debt ceiling. The solution is up to Congress & the President.
In the late 90's they did their job & matched revenues & spending to have a balanced budget.
Then the American people voted for a man who said that we should "give it back" instead of pay down the debt. He left office with the worst economic mess since the Great Depression.
When recovering rom this mess, slashing spending indiscriminately is not a solution. Government contraction only hurts the recovery.
Unfortunately, Republicans have chosen to work against the recovery & fight to maintain subsidies for big business will cutting said to children.
Higher taxes have zero chance in Congress, so what is your plan, Dumbass Dave?

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#990500 Sep 27, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Since the recession started 4th quarter 2007, with a democratic majority Pelosi and Reid Congress takeover thru 2009 including unemployment never going under 7% in 52 straight months still to this day under a sellout obama...
List the legislation that majority democrats pelosi and reid passed that would have prevented the worst recession, this libtard mess, your retarded mess, losing 750,000 jobs per month, in 80+ years when 'w' handed over the keys to the WH and would have closed Gitmo?
If it's ghetto, ignorant, and idiot, it's urban, loser, and liberal..
It's the culture...
Every try to stop an avalanche? That is what Pelosi and Reid were up against. Can't be done. FACT: Republicans started the ball rolling.

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