Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263163 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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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1004051 Oct 15, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Well, that explains a lot.
Dry ice bombs can be dangerous particularly if the container is metal or glass.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1004052 Oct 15, 2013
Laney F wrote:
We're witnessing more premium shock for average people. From The Chicago Tribune
Another example of some additional victims of the president's "Affordable" Care Act:
Adam Weldzius, a nurse practitioner, considers himself better informed than most when it comes to the inner workings of health insurance. But even he wasn’t prepared for the pocketbook hit he’ll face next year under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
If the 33-year-old single father wants the same level of coverage next year as what he has now with the same insurer and the same network of doctors and hospitals, his monthly premium of $233 will more than double.
If he wants to keep his monthly payments in check, the Carpentersville resident is looking at an annual deductible for himself and his 7-year-old daughter of $12,700, a more than threefold increase from $3,500 today.
“I believe everybody should be able to have health insurance, but at the same time, I’m being penalized. And for what?” said Weldzius...a Tribune analysis shows that 21 of the 22 lowest-priced plans offered on the Illinois health insurance exchange for Cook Countyhave annual deductibles of more than $4,000 for an individual and $8,000 for family coverage.
Those deductibles, which represent the out-of-pocket money consumers must spend on health care before most insurance benefits kick in, are higher than what many consumers expected or may be able to stomach, benefit experts said.
Premium shock is only one part of the puzzle. Out-of-pocket sticker shock is just as pernicious, and just as unaffordable for many working families.
What did Nancy say, "Let's pass the bill to find out what's in." LOL
Mr. Weldzius is being penalized because Obama is counting on young working males to pay the crux of the cost of this monstrosity.

Someone needs to tell Mr. Weldzius, "Welcome to the Dumb and Dumber United State of America."

Just hope Mr. Weldzius wasn't one of the dumb and dumber who voted for Obama in 2012.

Would make his rude awakening much harder to accept.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1004053 Oct 15, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The DMV guy??? ROFLMAO
Who else would I ask at the DMV--bet most people don't know this either:
In order for coverage to start on January 1, individuals will have to complete applications by December 15. And in order to avoid the law’s penalty for remaining uninsured, they’ll have to be enrolled by February 15 of next year—not the end of March.

In other words, the administration doesn’t really have six months to fix problems with the exchanges. Political pressure will build well before the end of March. If there isn’t significant progress in a fairly short period of time, I suspect we’ll start to see a lot more supporters begin to question the law, or at least start to wonder aloud about what to do with a health care overhaul that simply doesn’t work.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1004054 Oct 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Pretty sure the majority aren't all "bagger fanatics" - and the majority know it will doom health care as well as the economy.
There were far better solutions to lower the costs and reform health care.
Not only are too many finding it's costing them much more than the insurance they once had but the promise of being able to keep their insurance or their doctor simply isn't true.
Rationed health care is the next reality yet to be realized.
Problem is you still believe everything Obama said. Some have to learn the hard way more than others I suppose.
You ran away like a frightened lemming after i(and others) pointed out your lies concerning your Social Security.

I'm surprised you come back after being proven a liar on so many issues, from Terri Schiavo to your lies about SS.

You, like most of these nitwits, have no shame. God'll get you!!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1004055 Oct 15, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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You're in the dummie club with eman. How is it even possible to be this stupid?
Hey, according to you, Jesus wouldn't approve your message.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1004056 Oct 15, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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You don't know anything about Jewish people, or black people, or Hispanic people, or women.
All you know is your sick twisted teaparty line. Can you not see that your party is disintegrating? Any idea why?
"Can you not see that your party is disintegrating? Any idea why?"

Is that not what you want?
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1004057 Oct 15, 2013
Let’s not forget Obama telling the American People everyone needs some Skin in the Game well It’s about time Federal Employees have some Skin in the Game they done well over the past five years while the American Taxpayers has had to endure Obama's Pain!! I say whether than to end it lets extend it!!

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1004058 Oct 15, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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This was predicted to be the outcome immediately after Obama's speech announcing he is giving "safe passage" to the Taliban throughout Afghanistan.(Like anyone can tell the difference between the Taliban and Al Qaeda.)
Before Obama was placed in the presidency, Al Qaeda and the Taliban were holed up in caves in the mountainous tribal regions on the Afghan-Pakistan border, and the rest of Afghanistan was free of them and not being bombed every other day.
Then, Obama orders all combat keeping Al Qaeda and the Taliban confined in caves to cease, and all US forces to retreat to the population centers.(This is the exact mistake the Soviets made in Afghanistan, concentrating in the population centers like police instead of conducting traditional military actions of forcing the enemy into kill boxes and eliminating them, which is what the US forces were doing before Obama became president.)
Since Obama was placed in the presidency, Al Qaeda has grown to a size it never was in its history, and today is capable of attacking the United States thousands of miles away from the caves Bush had them holed up in, and they are able to invade a major country like Syria and fight a full-scale war with the Syrian army.
Only an idiot would think there's not a connection there.
Oh, yeah. In case you Democrats are ignoring this real world fact along with every other bit of real facts about that fraud Obama, the US Armed Forces are now actually training Al Qaeda terrorists in Jordan.
We're actually training Al Qaeda terrorists.
And Democrats are still stupid enough to say ludicrous things like Obama isn't part of the Al Qaeda terrorist network.
It never occurred to you that people who talk to ghosts in their TV are, by definition, insane.

But there it is, you making all sorts of accusationa that any sane person laughs at.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1004059 Oct 15, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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He said it is used to create fog! LOL
lol, old flake knows all. I wonder can you have dry ice capades???
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1004060 Oct 15, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Dry ice bombs can be dangerous particularly if the container is metal or glass.
I'm sure it is. Flack thinks it's about disco fog! Maybe he's been around that fog too long!

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#1004061 Oct 15, 2013
flack wrote:
Suckers!!!! You bought a pig in a poke twice! The destruction of America has begun!
I'm lookin' on the bright side and assuming that quite a few of you useless ol' teaparty types will go down with the ship of state...and 'cause you're so stupid you scared yourselves to death...how are your billions holdin' up?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1004062 Oct 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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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.
""Poll: Republicans' Handling Of Shutdown Gets Low Marks From 3 Out Of 4 Americans""

""Nearly three-quarters of Americans disapprove of Republicans' handling of the budget crisis, according to an ABC/Washington Post poll released Monday.""

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You're in that nitwit Repugnant echo chamber.

The same one that predicted a landslide for Rmoney.

You'll end up with the same fate on this issue, except it will destroy your Party.

It's already coming apart at the seams.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1004063 Oct 15, 2013
Laney F wrote:
The San Francisco Chronicle has discovered a brilliant method of lowering one's healthcare costs under the new law: Earn less money.
To come out ahead under this scheme, individuals or families would have to reduce their income to the point that it dips below the maximum threshold for government assistance.
What a message that sends.
Work less, earn less, get more from Uncle Sam, er...I mean hard-working taxpayers.
Lower income, lower tax collection, lower amounts of monies going into the Treasury, lower ability for the govt to pay for special interest programs.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1004064 Oct 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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So, the Libs are left with snickering over dry ice being used for Halloween decorations?
It makes great fog. It's heavy so it hugs the floor and finds the lowest level. A couple of pellets in a flower pot makes a great effect. Let them laugh. They laugh at their own ignorance.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1004066 Oct 15, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Bill Clinton shamed the entire nation and sold out the American people for what? Clinton soiled the blue dress, himself, G-d only knows how many other women, the Constitution, the public trust and the Presidency itself.
He was smart enough to go along with his Republican Congress which saved his presidency and won him the reelection.

And he did admit he lied "just because he could" and "lying just because you can is the most reprehensible thing anyone can do".

So I've forgiven him. Pretty sure he's a closet Republican too. He just has to help Hillary get elected. It was part of their prenuptial pact I think.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1004067 Oct 15, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> The kind that says constitutional republic. We are not nor have never been a democracy. The education system of America strikes again!
Democracy: a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.

Synonym: Republic

Republic: " a (1): a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and who in modern times is usually a president (2): a political unit (as a nation) having such a form of government
b (1): a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law (2): a political unit (as a nation) having such a form of government"

A Constitutional Republic- is a form of democracy

How did you people get this misinformed?

Its a simple question you should ask yourself. Who told you this crap, Flack. Why do you still listen to them.

My God people..

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#1004068 Oct 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Why Giving Republican Bullies a Bloody Nose IsnÂ’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 heÂ’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 GOPÂ’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. TheyÂ’re in shock. TheyÂ’re humiliated. TheyÂ’re trying to come up with ways of saving face.

With bloodied nose, House Republicans are running home. TheyÂ’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 nationÂ’s bills should never have been bargaining chits in the first place, and the President and Democrats shouldnÂ’t begin to negotiate over future budgets until theyÂ’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
"When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise." Proverbs 10:19
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1004069 Oct 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Hey, according to you, Jesus wouldn't approve your message.
You're probably right; but I'm not religious. I'm sure Jesus loves the feeble minded as well.

Meanwhile back in Virginia:

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has been trying to downplay his outspoken opposition to abortion rights in his campaign for governor this year as part of an effort to win back the support of women voters.

But in his speech to the Christian Life Summit last year -- unearthed Monday night by NBC12 -- Cuccinelli said he is surprised that God has not yet "imposed" more judgement on America for allowing abortion to be legal.

"Really, given that God does judge nations, it's amazing that abortion has run as far and foully as it has, without what I would consider to be a greater imposition of judgment on this country," Cuccinelli said. "Who knows what the future holds?"
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1004070 Oct 15, 2013
Gov Shut down!

No money!

Why!

We spent $6.7 million

for the Natl Atlas!

http://www.doi.gov/budget/appropriations/2014...

What about Google Maps?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1004071 Oct 15, 2013
Obama and Dems has taken a stand that the Law of the Land only applies to those NOT in Government.

No exchanges for them.

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