Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264171 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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Laney F

New York, NY

#1006128 Oct 17, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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With a single payer healthcare system administered by the government and paid for through taxation, that is not attached to employment; insurance companies would be eliminated; the profit making of insurance companies would be eliminated. The Government negotiates the prices of the medications on behalf of the people; prices for surgeries are the same across the board.
There will be no copays, no deductibles, no denial for pre existing conditions. Yes, that is a perfect system, like in Canada.
Is that the same Canada that has to report wait times for surgery the way we report the weather? Or where those with money circumvent the "free" healthcare and come to the US for the best treatments?

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#1006129 Oct 17, 2013
TSM wrote:
Obama’s fiscal crisis is pretty simply to understand we have less Taxpayer paying into the system while Increasing Federal Programs/Dependency that requires more Tax Dollars it’s Unsustainable we’re on a path of financial Collapse!!
You know if you would stop typing no one would know you are a dumbass.
In its latest Budget and Economic Update, the CBO forecasts that federal revenue will top $2.7 trillion in 2013, slightly higher than the $2.6 trillion the government collected in 2007, when the last recession officially began.
In fact, the $2.7 trillion in revenue will be the most money the federal government has collected in history.
Government revenues had fallen by nearly $500 billion during the recession to $2.1 trillion in 2009, contributing to the $1.5 trillion deficit that year. However, federal revenues have been recovering since the recession ended in June 2009, and the CBO now projects that they will slightly eclipse their pre-recession peak.

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Laney F

New York, NY

#1006130 Oct 17, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> But where would we go when we need real medical care like Canadians come here for?
Lily forgets to mention that insurance companies have a profit margin of about 3%. Profits, how evil.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1006131 Oct 17, 2013
1 Kings 3 wrote:
15 Solomon awoke, and behold, it was a dream. He came to Jerusalem, stood before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and made a feast for all his servants.
16 Then two women who had become mothers out of wedlock came and stood before the king.
17 And one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.
18 And the third day after I was delivered, this woman also was delivered. And we were together; no stranger was with us, just we two in the house.
19 And this woman’s child died in the night because she lay on him.
20 And she arose at midnight and took my son from beside me while your handmaid slept and laid him in her bosom and laid her dead child in my bosom.
21 And when I rose to nurse my child, behold, he was dead. But when I had considered him in the morning, behold, it was not the son I had borne.
22 But the other woman said, No! But the living one is my son, and the dead one is your son! And this one said, No! But the dead son is your son, and the living is my son. Thus they spoke before the king.
23 The king said, One says, This is my son that is alive and yours is the dead one. The other woman says, No! But your son is the dead one and mine is the living one.
24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword to the king.
25 And the king said, Divide the living child in two and give half to the one and half to the other.
26 Then the mother of the living child said to the king, for she yearned over her son, O my lord, give her the living baby, and by no means slay him. But the other said, Let him not be mine or yours, but divide him.
27 Then the king said, Give her [who pleads for his life] the living baby, and by no means slay him. She is the child’s mother.
28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had made, and they stood in awe of him, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to do justice.
The dem were willing to default and keep the gov shut down over delaying Obama Care until 2014 like
Obama did for the Rich and his Buddys!
25 And the king said, Divide the living child in two and give half to the one and half to the other.
THESE ARE THE DEM But the other said, Let him not be mine or yours, but divide him.
26 Then the mother of the living child said to the king, for she yearned over her son, O my lord, give her the living baby, and by no means slay him.
27 Then the king said, Give her [who pleads for his life] the living baby, and by no means slay him. She is the child’s mother.
Most people probably didn't read that far to get the point of your post.

But it was an excellent metaphor of dems willing to split the baby in half just so the other mother wouldn't get it and the repubs saving the baby even if they have to let the fake mother have it.

The baby, of course, representing the country.

(Homer is sometimes a little slow on the uptake...God love 'em.)

Deltona, FL

#1006132 Oct 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Just as long as he doesn't fly AF1 over the tops of the skyscrapers in New York again to get a realistic photo op.
Scared the living **** out of New Yorkers.
But that's how this president rolls. Act first...think second. He miraculously won the presidency and that's all that matters.
Maybe he and Michelle should have another "date night" in downtown New York? Brilliant idea that was, wasn't it?
He might as well have had a town crier in the streets announcing, "The King has his Lady have arrived to grace the King's realm of New York!" And then, "So stop whining about the traffic jams and backups and be grateful he has graced his presence among you!" And for added emphasis then said, "Sheesh!"
Debunked, but facts like that never interrupted your nonsense before.

Bethlehem, PA

#1006133 Oct 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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$100 is not a lot of money for someone with a decent job and a modest lifestyle...
if Homer can't come up with $100K right now, he better stop talking a bout retirement...
Homer is just fine but most people do not have that kind of money, I know except for all you millionaire(cough) rightwingers posting on this thread, and of course you born with a silver spoon stuck up your ass.
Laney F

New York, NY

#1006134 Oct 17, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Perfect? You obviously don't know the meaning of the word unless you're claiming Canada's HC system isn't flawed.
Shouldn't the greedy profit in the education and food industries also be eliminated? They are both "rights" after all, aren't they?
You also forgot to mention what happens to the millions of people currently employed in the industry?
I think those greedy, liberal college professors should give up their high salaries and short work weeks in the name of "fairness." Too many can't afford the high cost of a college education.

But in the name of "fairness," we could start with Moochelle. The Obama's extravagant ski vacations and safaris should be divided and made equal for all. And put their kids in a public school.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1006135 Oct 17, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Its over.
Ted Cruz said they have to stop Obamacare BEFORE people get a chance to like it. That's how fcked up their thinking is.
Here, you'll love these guys:
Seven Principles Of The Constitution Party:
Life: For all human beings, from conception to natural death;
Liberty: Freedom of conscience and actions for the self-governed individual;
Family: One husband and one wife with their children as divinely instituted;
Property: Each individual's right to own and steward personal property without government burden;
Constitution And Bill Of Rights: interpreted according to the actual intent of the founding fathers;
State's Rights: Everything not specifically delegated by the Constitution to the federal government, nor prohibited by the Constitution to the states, is reserved to the states or to the people.
American Sovereignty: American government committed to the protection of the borders, trade, and common defense of Americans, and not entangled in foreign alliances.
If every Democrat in DC hates ObamaKare, what are the chances of everyone out here liking it, moron.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1006136 Oct 17, 2013
Yeah wrote:
"We fought the good fight..."
Does he know only his people were fighting and caused Americans to suffer?
No... no... I don't think Boehner knows that!
Oh, I think he knew it was a fool's errand but with his position as the speaker of the House on the line, he had to try and appease the crazies. An impossible task.

As Representative Tom Price (R-Georgia) said:“He’s herding cats.”

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1006137 Oct 17, 2013
TSM wrote:
Obamacare was never about Health Care!!
Obamacare and the Civil Rights Act have a lot in common getting people hooked and voting Democratic!! Like LBJ said about passing the Civil Rights Act:“I’ll have those n****rs voting Democratic for the next 200 years” LBJ was right on over 90% still voting for Democrats!!
The objection to Obamacare isn't about health care either. It's about bringing down Obama. If it wasn't this it'd be something else.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1006138 Oct 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Obviously, you must have some connections with the DMV and haven't had to take a number and wait two or three hours before you finally hear your number called.
And you must have known some government employees working at the DMV not to be treated like you were just another annoyance to their already annoying day working with such annoying people.
Then again, you DO live in a parallel universe.
But welcome to any ER after January 2014. Hope you have a few connections there too.
I hope he can speak Spanish, too.

Deltona, FL

#1006139 Oct 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The Surgeon General more than likely has already been brainwashed by the politically correct police.
He/She will just think it's their job to tell us what's best for us and impose punitive damages if we disobey.
That's some real funny chit babe__got any more??? Are you too in a lazy mood?



Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1006140 Oct 17, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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So, does this mean you're moving to Russia now?
Don't have to. We have an oppressive government in power here.

But I should probably give some of you a break from my sharp and stinging sarcasm for a while.

So later.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1006141 Oct 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Debunked, but facts like that never interrupted your nonsense before.

Plane stupid: Mayor Bloomberg outraged over military photo-op involving low-flying presidential jet
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Monday's military photo-op involving a low-flying airliner over New York City was:
A huge mistake. The military should have cleared it with NYC officials first.
Just a misunderstanding. I'm relieved to find out it wasn't a terrorist attack.

Breaking News update: President Barack Obama says it was a mistake for one of his official airplanes to be sent zooming past the New York City skyline for a publicity photo shoot.

Obama said Tuesday: "It was a mistake, as was stated ... and it will not happen again."

Obama commented after reporters asked about the flight as he prepared to meet with FBI Director Robert Mueller at agency headquarters.

On Monday, one of the Boeing 747s used by Obama and an F-16 jet circled the Statue of Liberty at the start of the work day, startling workers in lower Manhattan who feared a nightmarish replay of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The flight was carried out by the Defense Department. The director of the White House military office has apologized for the incident.

Original story below. Check back for more.

Just plane dumb.

A perfect storm of idiocy led to a frightening 9/11 flashback for thousands of New Yorkers Monday when a jumbo jet and an F-16 fighter jet buzzed lower Manhattan without warning.

A "furious" Mayor Bloomberg denounced the dunces who dreamed up the stunt - and the NYPD officials and bureaucrats who never told him about it.

By day's end, an obscure City Hall deputy named Marc Mugnos, who makes $60,000 a year, was taking the fall for not telling Bloomberg that the low-flying planes were coming. He was reprimanded.

But there was plenty of blame to go around.

Louis Caldera, the director of the White House military office who sent Air Force One and the fighter jet on an "aerial photo mission," got slammed by an angry President Obama.

"I approved a mission over New York," Caldera said in a hastily prepared statement. "I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused."

Obama was not on the flight.

Sources said the chief reason for the panic-inducing flight was to create souvenir pictures of Air Force One flying over the Statue of Liberty to be given out - like a presidential tie clip - to family, friends or supporters.

Air Force One has done flyovers of historic sites and monuments like Mount Rushmore and the Golden Gate Bridge for PR glam shots - at taxpayer expense.

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Laney F

New York, NY

#1006142 Oct 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The Surgeon General more than likely has already been brainwashed by the politically correct police.
He/She will just think it's their job to tell us what's best for us and impose punitive damages if we disobey.
But the politically correct pick and chose. They advocate unhealthy lifestyles with promiscuity as a choice--that we should subsidize. Nor will they speak against someone having 10 kids by different daddies while on welfare.
Laney F

New York, NY

#1006143 Oct 17, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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I hope he can speak Spanish, too.
It is already like that in ER's and in public schools were taxpayers foot the bill for ELS and many special services that are required for children of illegals.

Since: Nov 11

New York, NY

#1006144 Oct 17, 2013
What will happen to the idiot Democrats when they all enroll in the Obamacare and the government shutsdown?

They will get no care till the government reopenes or they die?

How idiot is to trust in the government as they all do!
NJ raider 1

Brooklyn, NY

#1006145 Oct 17, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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For some reason, Obama's lawyers will say and do anything to avoid having to submit that obviously fraudulent "birth certificate" being shown on the White House website in any case. Now, why would they do that?
Perhaps because they are aware of the fact that knowingly submitting fraudulent evidence will get you bent over in a prison shower?
How about doing what the so-called "birfers" want and submit that document as proof of Obama's eligibility.
If that document is proven legitimate, this case will disappear faster than a male page off Barney Frank's New York hotel balcony.
Suuurre, it'll just disappear! This has been going on since Obama's first inauguration. Headed by you, a self claimed " non birther/conspiracy theorist" hell bent on the blackman's removal from the WH! I'll give you this, you surely possess the American spirit because, beating, after beating, after beating. You continue to comeback like a wimp with heart. Only to be beaten again! By Einstein's understanding, that's the definition of insane!
Laney F

New York, NY

#1006146 Oct 17, 2013
Life in District 14
The ObamaCare Hunger Games

Obamacare would "bring down premiums by $2500 for the typical family," President Obama boasted during the debate over his signature health legislation. While the veracity of that promise is up for debate, it's also important to parse out that when President Obama said "typical family," he also left out who he doesn't mean by "typical family." These are the stories of those left behind by Obamacare.

They won't see their premiums fall. Instead, their insurance will double in price.

Obamacare uses the trident of an individual mandate, community rating and guaranteed issue to push everyone, healthy and sick, into the health insurance system. The way that Americans get insurance if it's not offered by their employer will be through state-based health insurance "exchanges." In those exchanges, insurance companies aren't allowed to price-discriminate between healthy and sick (community rating) and must offer insurance of a minimum benefit level to meet new federally-defined guidelines for insurance. People applying for insurance will also be offered subsidies from the federal government to buy insurance if their income falls below certain levels.

These minimum benefits and subsidy levels have begun to emerge as huge problems for some Americans. The minimum benefit levels tend to increase insurance premiums, as certain bare-bones plans are now outlawed. And the subsidy levels create huge "welfare cliffs" for Americans in certain categories, creating a disincentive to stop working.
Laney F

New York, NY

#1006147 Oct 17, 2013
Life in District 14
The ObamaCare Hunger Games

SFGate reports on the case of Jacqueline Proctor:

She and her husband are in their early 60s. They have been paying $7,200 a year for a bare-bones Kaiser Permanente health plan with a $5,000 per person annual deductible. "Kaiser told us the plan does not comply with Obamacare and the substitute will cost more than twice as much," about $15,000 per year, she says.

This new plan, Kaiser's cheapest offering for 2014, would consume about 25 percent of their after-tax income. The new plan still has a $5,000 deductible but provides coverage for things her current policy does not, such as maternity care, healthy child visits and coverage for dependents up to age 26. Proctor has no use for such coverage, since her son is 30.

SFGate goes on to report that the Proctors' annual household income is $64,000 - about two thousand dollars over the line at which income subsidies phase out. If the Proctors' income was a mere $2000 less, they'd receive more than $14,000 of tax subsidies to purchase insurance. Because they're just over the line, they face an enormous effective tax rate on that extra $2000 of income.

Additionally, as the article points out, there are all those extra provisions that cause insurance to be more expensive. The Proctors' plan covers maternity care when it's unlikely the 60+ couple will need it. It covers offspring up to the age of 26 when their son just turned 30. The way that community-rated insurance works is that means that the Proctors' premiums for coverage that they will assuredly not use is used to subsidize those people who will be using it - maternity care for the younger set, for example, or coverage for those with college-aged progeny.

That's not to say that the Proctors won't benefit from the new minimum coverage levels. It could be the case that while they're forced to effectively subsidize maternity care for younger couples, younger couples will be forced to effectively subsidize, say, prostate screenings for Mr. Proctor.

This is what's key in the fundamental values that drove Obamacare. It's not just a massive reorganization of the way the health system works - it's a redistribution scheme.

Obamacare redistributes wealth from couples like the Proctors, who have lived long, healthy, middle-class lives, to the chronically sick.

A couple who are richer than the Proctors in the same age group - perhaps a couple who have been heavy smokers and are dealing with large health bills because of it - might now have the same insurance bill as the Proctors, but benefit because their usage of the health system is much heavier and their pre-Obamacare premiums were higher.

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