Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1231553 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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forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1006818 Oct 18, 2013
What art contributes to our society...

Selfies in the crapper!

"15th Century Flemish Style Portraits Recreated In Airplane Lavatory"

http://www.boredpanda.org/15th-century-flemis...

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#1006819 Oct 18, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Homo! I've gotten things together on my end for the sescession. All the patriots in Texas and AZ identified, mobilized, and readied for the Red State revival. Did you get all the West coast phags committed to joining your blue state fairy march?
What's a "sescession," Phaggy Fenny? Have you ever been anywhere in either of those states?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1006820 Oct 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Many of the rightwing mutts who camp out on this thread and the birther threads are software douches.
What if your name was Adam Bartsch?
Is that the US Marshall who got busted for snapping photos under womens skirts?
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1006821 Oct 18, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah... Gilligan still breastfeeding on George Bush and you sucking DICK Cheney...
It's the culture...
Old retarded Surprize, Obviously a pervert we might have known, Surprize is a admitted toe tapper.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1006822 Oct 18, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Stupid is as stupid does..
Throwing commonsense at you traitor would be like throwing crack at an addict you moron.

America's sellout grey ghost always coming back for more "BLAMING" others for your addiction to Stupid is as stupid does you idiot...

It's the culture...

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1006828 Oct 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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ACA Instructions: Insert screws and tighten. When surrender is imminent, switch to single-payer. Then tighten some more.
You mean what Richard Millhouse Nixon tried to do back in the 70's?

Man you people are absolutely friggin perplexing. In the 90's when Clinton championed single-payer universal health care coverage, you said no. The GOP plan was to make health insurance mandatory, thus spreading out the cost amongst all Americans.

Now that we have a President who actually championed that idea, you and your GOP nutcases are against it.

Talk about a flip flop.

for universal health care coverage until Democratic President Clinton proposes it.
for mandatory health care insurance until Democratic President Obama proposes it.

No wonder you guys can't compromise, you are automatically against anything Democrats propose, even if the idea was originally a Republican idea.

In the news today, President Obama said the sunrises in the East....Teabaggers immediately denounced that statement as a liberal communist socialist conspiracy. Ted Cruz stated emphatically the sun rises in the South and he will bring down the gov't until we recognize that fact. The Sun rising in the East is a train wreck.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1006829 Oct 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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There is only one. Since the "hub" already links to the IRS to verify income eligibility. The only change is that the HHS Secretary write a letter explaining what her department is already doing.
So you DON'T know the only two requests made by Republicans to avoid the shutdown?

Here they are:
1. Congress abide by the same law as everyone else.
2. Individuals be treated the same as corporations.

You DID know this, right?

And that Democrats refused to talk about these two requests which led them to shutdown the government before doing so?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1006830 Oct 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The ugly baby and buffalo analogies apply to liberals.
Everyone likes meatloaf. Almost everyone.
Did you have another point?
Hmmmm.... reich wing buffalo meat.....

I wonder if fen phen would be interested in a new chinese dish?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1006831 Oct 18, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah... Gilligan still breastfeeding on George Bush and you sucking DICK Cheney...
It's the culture...
lol! History has a way of keeping that milk comin' son!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1006832 Oct 18, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Throwing commonsense at you traitor would be like throwing crack at an addict you moron.
America's sellout grey ghost always coming back for more "BLAMING" others for your addiction to Stupid is as stupid does you idiot...
It's the culture...
Are you on the throwing or receiving end son?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1006833 Oct 18, 2013
SEPTEMBER 8, 2013 · 8:13 PM &#8595;
The unsustainable cost of Obamacare in Illinois.
The state of Illinois would like to thank the other 49 states for their massive, forcibly redistributed financial contribution towards the anticipated cost to cover Illinois’ projected Obamacare implementation and first year operating costs (January 1, 2012-December 31, 2014) of $135 million. Thus far…

$115 million has been received for the Illinois Obamacare exchange “Marketing, Outreach and Information Technology”, of which:

$28 million went to 44 “community groups” in Illinois that will be conducting “outreach” providing “education” and facilitating enrollment in the Illinois Obamacare Exchange through the IPA – In Person Assister – program.

$35 million went to PR firm Fleishman Hillard to market and promote the Illinois Obamacare Exchange. The firm, along with several partners, will lead a massive multimedia outreach and advertising campaign to promote enrollment in the Illinois Obamacare Exchange.

$66.5 million went to a CANADIAN firm known as CGI Technologies and Solutions who will be responsible for setting up and maintaining the Illinois Obamacare Exchange which will also interface with Illinois’ eligibility system for Medicaid. Because you know, we’re adding an estimated 700,000 people onto our already bankrupt Illinois Medicaid program.

This Medicaid expansion will cost the taxpayers of Illinois:

$179,758,409 (that we do not have) in 2017
$227,311,277 (that we do not have) in 2018
$278,731,610 (that we do not have) in 2019
$417,523,899 (that we do not have) in 2020

Whether you use the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates, the Cato Institute estimates or the Congressional Budget Office. The expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare will put a significant new burden on the taxpayer. This is because Obamacare promises 100% matching federal Medicaid dollars for years 2014 through 2016 and 90% for years 2020 onward for states that elect to expand their Medicaid rolls. Even President Obama’s Medicare Actuary Charles Blahous doubts that promise. Most especially since the President’s own submitted budgets, as well as the bipartisan Simpson–Bowles Commission, and the budget resolution passed by the House of Representatives in 2012 already call for trimming Medicaid spending by a minimum of $100 billion.

More to come
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1006834 Oct 18, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
What art contributes to our society...
Selfies in the crapper!
"15th Century Flemish Style Portraits Recreated In Airplane Lavatory"
http://www.boredpanda.org/15th-century-flemis...
Too bad she didn't take a pic of her head stuck in the toilet bowl.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1006835 Oct 18, 2013
Our moral and intellectual superiors!

tweets!

"I been reading up on Marx and he seems like he knows whats up. too bad he was a privileged white male:

http://davidthompson.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8345...
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1006836 Oct 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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What happened to California?
I like both places but at this stage of my life I love the peace and quite life without all the traffic and hustle bustle of the crowds. I have 86 acres along with a very nice house in the Jefferson National Forest with a pond stocked with Blue Gill, Bass and Catfish. I'm not a hunter but I do allow a few people to hunt occasionally. I will be visiting Calif. from time to time as I have my daughter and grand children there. I hope all is well with you. After i'm on here for a week it becomes clear that the Obama haters are total fanatics and kinda scary.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1006837 Oct 18, 2013
Old Medicaid ‘eligibles’ and new Medicaid ‘eligibles’

Whilst the Obama administration touts the fact that Obamacare calls for the aforementioned matching federal funding for those who will be newly eligible for Medicaid in 2014. It is far less vocal about the fact that it only provides the existing or Traditional FMAP percentage match rate for the millions of Americans who were always eligible for Medicaid but either never knew they were or never bothered to enroll. These ‘old eligibles’ will now be required by federal law to maintain ‘minimum essential coverage‘ via Medicaid. Which means the vast majority of them will be enrolling in 2014 in order to avoid problems with the IRS. How much will the Traditional FMAP federal percentage match be in 2014? In states like Illinois and others it will be only 50%.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1006838 Oct 18, 2013
From the They said that file!

“The state is an instrument for coercion … We want to organize violence in the name of the interests of the workers.”

Lenin, 1917

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1006840 Oct 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama was the president.
Obama needed to impress his base before the 2012 elections.
Obama withdrew all troops in Iraq too soon to impress his base before the 2012 elections.
Obama was warned by Iraqi military and American military not to withdraw all troops from Iraq too soon to impress his base before the 2012 elections.
Obama didn't care about the sacrifices of blood and treasure in Iraq and ignored military advise to impress his base before the 2012 elections.
Obama wanted to win the election at all costs in 2012.
History will not be kind to Obama.
geesh, will you please do your homework before spouting off B*llSh!t.

President Bush signed an agreement with Iraq to remove the troops. When President Obama tried to extend their stay (Something I opposed) the Iraqis would only agree on one condition.

THAT AMERICAN TROOPS BE SUBJECT TO IRAQI LAWS AND FACE TRIALS IN THE IRAQI JUSTICE SYSTEM.

Really, is that what you wanted? Our troops to face Iraqi Justice?

Fortunately for us, President Obama is a heck of a lot smarter, more patriotic and cares more for our troops than you do.

He said NO!
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1006841 Oct 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
So you DON'T know the only two requests made by Republicans to avoid the shutdown?
Here they are:
1. Congress abide by the same law as everyone else.
2. Individuals be treated the same as corporations.
You DID know this, right?
And that Democrats refused to talk about these two requests which led them to shutdown the government before doing so?
You are beyond repair. The very sad part is you actually believe that lie.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1006842 Oct 18, 2013
The Obamacare ‘fix’ to Medicaid reimbursement rates to doctors.

Another state budget buster will be the Obamacare ‘fix’ to Medicaid reimbursement levels to doctors. You see the PPACA’s answer to improving Medicaid is to raise the amount the federal government pays to doctors who take MedicAID patients to a level commensurate to what the federal government pays to doctors who take MediCARE patients. Their thought process behind doing so is that more doctors will accept Medicaid under this arrangement because the reimbursement rate will be far higher. There’s only one problem. The federal government only provides funding for this massive increase in Medicaid reimbursement ratios for the first 2 years. Afterward, state tax payers are on the hook for the rest.

This, more than anything else related to Medicaid expansion is a fiscal ticking time bomb for state budgets and one that is not being discussed nearly enough. Furthermore, just wait until hospitals – who are forced to treat emergency patients under EMTALA – start pressuring states for reimbursement of more than $11 billion in annual federal payment cuts for uncompensated care. Hospitals are a powerful lobbying force and they will lobby hard for that money.

The Illinois Policy Institute predicts that 1 in 3 Illinois residents will be Medicaid recipients by 2019. And, on January 30, 2012, the Civic Federation released its “Budget Roadmap” for the coming fiscal year. In it, they highlight the fact that state officials now believe that the Illinois Medicaid program will have between $21 and $23 billion in UNPAID bills by 2017.‘Forward’…. to bankruptcy.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1006843 Oct 18, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Old retarded Surprize, Obviously a pervert we might have known, Surprize is a admitted toe tapper.
If it's ghetto, treason, and traitor... It's pervert, ghost, bent over by and punked by a toe tapper..

It's the culture...

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