Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1394703 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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Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1003948 Oct 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i think this time around the republicans will get something, but so will the democrats.
unlike the last how many times.
Obama states there will be NO negotiations going up against all logic and reason as debt ceilings and budgets have always been negotiated.

The Dems lied to their followers by claiming anything else would happen other than negotiating a deal.

No big Rep fracture that navel gazers predicted which would allow Obama's no negotiation work. It lacked any reasonability that such would happen as both moderates and cons oppose unlimited government spending in both parties.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1003949 Oct 15, 2013
Catholics no, Protestants yes...

"Government Shuts down Catholic Services on Navy Base;
Church locked; Priest threatened with arrest;
TMLC Files Federal Lawsuit"

http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1003950 Oct 15, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Obsolete poll__got anything more today?
Don't you morons think about what you put up on the top thread on the entire net???
Grasping at straws?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1003951 Oct 15, 2013
Hey Liberal voters!!!

Start finding ways to lower your income!!!!

"If they can adjust (their income), they should," says Karen Pollitz, a senior fellow with the Kaiser Family Foundation. "It's not cheating, it's allowed."

http://www.sfgate.com/business/networth/artic...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1003952 Oct 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama states there will be NO negotiations going up against all logic and reason as debt ceilings and budgets have always been negotiated.
The Dems lied to their followers by claiming anything else would happen other than negotiating a deal.
No big Rep fracture that navel gazers predicted which would allow Obama's no negotiation work. It lacked any reasonability that such would happen as both moderates and cons oppose unlimited government spending in both parties.
who lied to who's followers?

so let's talk about defunding Obamacare.....or not.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1003953 Oct 15, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Your theory makes no sense! By using your ideology, every president is the head of a totalitarian gov't. Any of them that has passed legislation _, appointed someone the hierarchy of the law behind said legislation. Just by having a VP & appointing him leader of the Senate democrats make this whole thing a totalitarian gov't. You & your theories!
Perhaps you can provide the text in ObamaKare where it is spelled out explicitly what criteris must be enforced by law such determination is made.
You can't.
That text doesn't exist.
A non-Machiavellian law would read something like this:
(some health care asset) will be provided to (some intended recipient) provided (some specified condition is met).
This used to be the manner laws were written before the Democrats propped up Obama in the presidency.
ObamaKare reads:
"The Secretary will determine...." ... everything.
There is no law in the ObamaKare law. It's blatantly a Machiavellian blueprint giving completely subjective authority to some "Secretary" to adjudicate every aspect.

For example, actual text from ObamaKare:

Page 272....
(2) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendment made by paragraph (1) shall to reporting for years beginning with 2012.
SEC. 1145. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS.
Section 1833(t) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.1395l(t)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:‘‘(18) AUTHORIZATION OF ADJUSTMENT FOR CANCER HOSPITALS.—‘‘(A) STUDY.—The Secretary shall conduct a study to determine if, under the system under this subsection, costs incurred by hospitals described in section 1886(d)(1)(B)(v) with respect to ambulatory payment classification groups exceed those costs incurred by other hospitals furnishing services under this subsection (as determined appropriate by the Secretary).
‘‘(B) AUTHORIZATION OF ADJUSTMENT.—
Insofar as the Secretary determines under subparagraph (A) that costs incurred by hospitals described in section 1886(d)(1)(B)(v) exceed those costs incurred by other hospitals furnishing services under this subsection, the Secretary shall provide for an appropriate adjustment under paragraph (2)(E) to reflect those..,
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-111hr3200i ...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1003954 Oct 15, 2013
Sign up first,then we'll show the prices!!!!!

" Healthcare.gov was initially going to include an option to browse before registering,” report Christopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky in the Wall Street Journal.“But that tool was delayed, people familiar with the situation said.” Why was it delayed?“An HHS spokeswoman said the agency wanted to ensure that users were aware of their eligibility for subsidies that could help pay for coverage, before they started seeing the prices of policies.”(Emphasis added.)"

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/201...
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1003955 Oct 15, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Poor enough to send a kid to private school and where I work is not good enough for my kids...
"According to a 2004 Thomas B. Fordham Institute study, more than 1 in 5 public school teachers sent their children to private schools. In some cities, the figure is much higher. In Philadelphia, 44 percent of the teachers put their children in private schools; in Cincinnati, it’s 41 percent, and Chicago (39 percent) and Rochester, N.Y.(38 percent), also have high figures. In the San Francisco-Oakland area, 34 percent of public school teachers enroll their children in private schools, and in New York City, it’s 33 percent."
http://www.humanevents.com/2013/10/09/racial-...
I guess That's what happens when you have 8 children from 4 different hookers in Oklahoma, maybe you should do planned parenthood....Yea think?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1003956 Oct 15, 2013
Why Giving Republican Bullies a Bloody Nose Isn’t Enough

Now is the time to lance the boil of Republican extremism once and for all.

Since Barack Obama became president, the extremists who have taken over the Republican Party have escalated their demands every time he’s caved, using the entire government of the United States as their bargaining chit.

In 2010 he agreed to extend all of the Bush tax cuts through the end of 2012. Were they satisfied? Of course not.

In the summer of 2011, goaded by an influx of Tea Partiers, they demanded huge spending cuts in return for raising the debt ceiling. In response, the President offered an overly-generous $4 trillion “Grand Bargain,” including cuts in Social Security and Medicare and whopping cuts in domestic spending (bringing it to its lowest level as a share of gross domestic product in over half a century).

Were Republicans content? No. When they demanded more, Obama agreed to a Super Committee to find bigger cuts, and if the Super Committee failed, a “sequester” that would automatically and indiscriminately slice everything in the federal budget except Social Security and Medicare.

Not even Obama’s re-election put a damper on their increasing demands. By the end of 2012, they insisted that the Bush tax cuts be permanently extended or the nation would go over the “fiscal cliff.” Once again, Obama caved, agreeing to permanently extend the Bush tax cuts for incomes up to $400,000.

Early this year, after the sequester went into effect, Republicans demanded even bigger spending cuts. Obama offered more cuts in Medicare and a “chained CPI” to reduce Social Security payments, in exchange for Republican concessions on taxes.

Refusing the offer, and seemingly delirious with their power to hold the nation hostage, they demanded that the Affordable Care Act be repealed as a condition for funding the government and again raising the debt ceiling.

This time, though, Obama didn’t cave — at least, not yet.

The government is shuttered and the nation is on the verge of defaulting on its debts. But public opinion has turned sharply against the Republican Party. And the GOP’s corporate and Wall Street backers are threatening to de-fund it.

Suddenly the Republicans are acting like the school-yard bully who terrorized the playground but finally got punched in the face. They’re in shock. They’re humiliated. They’re trying to come up with ways of saving face.

With bloodied nose, House Republicans are running home. They’ve abruptly turned negotiations over to their Senate colleagues.

And just as suddenly, their demand to repeal or delay the Affordable Care Act has vanished.(An email from the group Tea Party Express says:“Are you like us wondering where the fight against Obamacare went?”) At a lunch meeting in the Capitol, Senator John McCain asked a roomful of Republican senators if they still believed it was possible to reverse parts of the program. According to someone briefed on the meeting, no one raised a hand — not even Ted Cruz.

It appears that negotiations over the federal budget deficit are about to begin once again, and presumably Senate Republicans will insist that Obama and the Democrats give way on taxes and spending in exchange for reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling for at least another year.

But keeping the government running and paying the nation’s bills should never have been bargaining chits in the first place, and the President and Democrats shouldn’t begin to negotiate over future budgets until they’re taken off the table.

The question is how thoroughly President Obama has learned that extortionist demands escalate if you give in to them.

http://robertreich.org/post/63873198693
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1003957 Oct 15, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Sign up first,then we'll show the prices!!!!!
" Healthcare.gov was initially going to include an option to browse before registering,” report Christopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky in the Wall Street Journal.“But that tool was delayed, people familiar with the situation said.” Why was it delayed?“An HHS spokeswoman said the agency wanted to ensure that users were aware of their eligibility for subsidies that could help pay for coverage, before they started seeing the prices of policies.”(Emphasis added.)"
http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/201...
It's the law stupid...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1003958 Oct 15, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Did he also foresee &, describe the incompetent republican in office before the dems that nearly ended life as we knew it? Oh my bad, he was only describing the dems.
<spam>

If the only alternative is the government, then it really doesn't matter how well it works. The people will have no other choice.
That is the end-game the Democrats are working toward.
Machiavelli described the Democrats' agenda very well.

The economic collapse and resulting recession was caused by the Democrats' Marxist CRA program that collapsed our economy after two years oversight by Democrats Dodd and Frank, from whom we heard a constant stream of lies right up to the collapse.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1003959 Oct 15, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
When Barbara Retkowski went to a Cape Coral, Florida, health clinic in August to treat a blood condition, she figured the center would bill her insurance company. Instead, it demanded payment upfront.
Earlier in the year, another clinic insisted she pay her entire remaining insurance deductible for the year -- more than $1,000 -- before the doctor would even see her.
“I was surprised and frustrated,” Retkowski, a 59-year-old retiree, said in an interview.“I had to pull money out of my savings.”
The practice of upfront payment for non-emergency care has been spreading in the U.S. as deductibles rise. Now, the advent of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is likely to accelerate that trend.
Many of the plans offered through the law’s insurance exchanges have low initial premiums to attract customers, while carrying significant deductibles and other out-of-pocket cost sharing. The second-lowest tier of Obamacare plans in California, for example, carries a $2,000 annual deductible.
Hospitals say they need to charge patients prior to treatment because Americans are increasingly on the hook for more of their own medical costs. And once care is provided, it’s often difficult for hospitals to collect.
“It used to be taboo to look like you were looking for money at a time when you were supposed to be focused on patient care,” David Williams, president of Boston-based consulting firm Health Business Group, said.“It’s not taboo anymore.”
High Deductibles
Employers are following suit as they push workers to share more financial responsibility for health care. The percentage of insured workers with a deductible of $1,000 or more for single coverage jumped to 34 percent in 2012 from 12 percent in 2007, according to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust.
Overall, the number of people with high deductible plans rose to 15.5 million in 2013 from 1 million in 2005, according to America’s Health Insurance Plans, the industry’s lobbying group in Washington. The Internal Revenue Service largely defines high deductible health plans as those with an annual deductible of $1,250 or more for individual coverage.
“We expect the trend toward high deductibles to continue,” said Ceci Connolly, managing director of PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute in Washington.“There’s nothing in the law that curbs high deductibles and we very much expect more and more employers to move to high-deductible plans.”
What better way for Obama to swoop in to save the day - like Mighty Mouse - and transition to single payer with Reid swooping in right behind him - "Mini Me" Mighty Mouse.

Overwhelm the system. That's the plan. Complete government control begins with socialized medicine. Greece here we come.

The Obama administration’s is determined to pursue socialist Euro-style “solutions” to America’s problems even as the European Union is coming to grips with the bitter realities such socialism produces.

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/arnold-ahlert/wh...

The British government says that, at any one time, there are about a million people waiting to get into hospitals. According to the Fraser Institute, almost 900,000 Canadian patients are on the waiting list at any point in time. And, according to the New Zealand government, 90,000 people are on the waiting lists there.

http://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs...

When did liberals become so brainwashed they started to believe they can get something for free without a catch?
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1003960 Oct 15, 2013
Realtime

This thread is not the top thread on the internet.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1003961 Oct 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Why Giving Republican Bullies a Bloody Nose Isn’t Enough
Now is the time to lance the boil of Republican extremism once and for all.
Since Barack Obama became president, the extremists who have taken over the Republican Party have escalated their demands every time he’s caved, using the entire government of the United States as their bargaining chit.
In 2010 he agreed to extend all of the Bush tax cuts through the end of 2012. Were they satisfied? Of course not.
In the summer of 2011, goaded by an influx of Tea Partiers, they demanded huge spending cuts in return for raising the debt ceiling. In response, the President offered an overly-generous $4 trillion “Grand Bargain,” including cuts in Social Security and Medicare and whopping cuts in domestic spending (bringing it to its lowest level as a share of gross domestic product in over half a century).
Were Republicans content? No. When they demanded more, Obama agreed to a Super Committee to find bigger cuts, and if the Super Committee failed, a “sequester” that would automatically and indiscriminately slice everything in the federal budget except Social Security and Medicare.
Not even Obama’s re-election put a damper on their increasing demands. By the end of 2012, they insisted that the Bush tax cuts be permanently extended or the nation would go over the “fiscal cliff.” Once again, Obama caved, agreeing to permanently extend the Bush tax cuts for incomes up to $400,000.
Early this year, after the sequester went into effect, Republicans demanded even bigger spending cuts. Obama offered more cuts in Medicare and a “chained CPI” to reduce Social Security payments, in exchange for Republican concessions on taxes.
Refusing the offer, and seemingly delirious with their power to hold the nation hostage, they demanded that the Affordable Care Act be repealed as a condition for funding the government and again raising the debt ceiling.
This time, though, Obama didn’t cave — at least, not yet.
The government is shuttered and the nation is on the verge of defaulting on its debts. But public opinion has turned sharply against the Republican Party. And the GOP’s corporate and Wall Street backers are threatening to de-fund it.
Suddenly the Republicans are acting like the school-yard bully who terrorized the playground but finally got punched in the face. They’re in shock. They’re humiliated. They’re trying to come up with ways of saving face.
With bloodied nose, House Republicans are running home. They’ve abruptly turned negotiations over to their Senate colleagues.
And just as suddenly, their demand to repeal or delay the
blah... blah... blah....
http://robertreich.org/post/63873198693
<spam>
The Democrats must be scared of the TEA Party.
I haven't heard any Democrat president threaten to violate the 14th Amendment of the Constitution and destroy the standing of the United States in the world by defaulting on the US debt in the past couple of days.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1003962 Oct 15, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Sign up first,then we'll show the prices!!!!!
" Healthcare.gov was initially going to include an option to browse before registering,” report Christopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky in the Wall Street Journal.“But that tool was delayed, people familiar with the situation said.” Why was it delayed?“An HHS spokeswoman said the agency wanted to ensure that users were aware of their eligibility for subsidies that could help pay for coverage, before they started seeing the prices of policies.”(Emphasis added.)"
http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/201...
Then if you don't sign up you receive a threatening email stating they will tax you, take away your driver's license and perhaps put a lien on your house.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1003963 Oct 15, 2013
Obama!!!!!!!!

Help!

Liberals can fix everything!!!!

Help!!!!

You saved granny from dying by making Aetna play fair...

You need fix this...

State-employed transportation engineer salaries:
Michigan-$66,252
Ohio-$46,821

State-employed office assistant:
Michigan-$38,440
Mississippi-$19,074

http://www.wzzm13.com/news/article/257015/2/S...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1003964 Oct 15, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
It's the law stupid...
...that you did not read!!!!!

then you are stupid!!!!!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1003965 Oct 15, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
It's the law stupid...
The 18th Amendment was also a law. It was repealed because it, too, caused more problems than it solved.

Repealing this law is not completely out of the question for the same reasons eventually.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1003966 Oct 15, 2013
More dry ice bombs found at LAX

Detectives Tuesday continued their efforts to find the suspect wanted for planting dry ice bombs around Los Angeles International Airport.

One dry ice bomb exploded and two plastic bottles containing the dangerous material were found around 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Tom Bradley International Terminal in a restricted area, Los Angeles Police Department Det. Gus Villanueva said.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/10/15/pol...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1003967 Oct 15, 2013
Gov Shutdown!

No money for Granny's hoveround!

We are broke

We owe $17T...

why?

Did we spend it on Mitt Romney's underwear?

no...

we spent it here:

"The Army Made A $5 Billion Mistake Choosing Its Uniforms"

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-army-admit...

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