Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1564103 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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“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1010547 Oct 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Millions of Americans try to enroll in health care benefits during the first days of a new government health care program. They rely on indispensable government website that had been “pitched as a high-tech way” to sort through available coverage options. They’re encountering countless glitches and technical errors: the website freezes, displays incorrect plan information and sends insurers erroneous reports.
Administration officials — clearly caught off guard by the surge of technical difficulties — respond to “tens of thousands of complaints” from angry beneficiaries and promise to “fix every problem as quickly possible.”
This sounds like the familiar story of the last few days of the Obama administration’s rollout of the exchanges. But, actually, those quotes, and that scenario, are taken from the Bush administration’s efforts to implement the Medicare prescription drug benefit in 2005 and 2006.
Not only was Bush’s rollout “anything but smooth,” but administration officials had “some trouble getting the [online] tool up and running” and had to delay its debut for weeks. What’s more, computer glitches caused low-income beneficiaries to go without needed medications and sent pharmacies the wrong drug information. Before it was all resolved, Dr. Mark McClellan, Bush’s head of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), appeared at hearings before the House Committee On Energy And Commerce, laying out the flaws in the law’s implementation and detailing how the administration would address them.
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/10/24/28...
O'bama was made aware of the problems the site had in functionality months ago. That the site went live when it wasn't ready is because that's what he wanted. Failure wasn't an option, because any delays would be a political win for the other side, you see, and we can't have that. O'bama and the democrats can't be bothered with worrying about the American people and what is good for them.

IF O'bama's behavior during the government shutdown - ordering sites, memorials and parks closed to American taxpayers and veterans - and this push to have an obviously non-operable site up and running doesn't prove how petty and petulant this president is, nothing will.

O'bama is a paranoid freak.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1010548 Oct 24, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You need to work on your reading and comprehension of the written English language, dumbass. Nobody mentioned applying to any graduate school.
Barry Soetoro never transferred from Occidental to Columbia. Barry Soetoro was enrolled at Occidental. Therefore, it would have to be Barry Soetoro that supposedly transferred from Occidental to Columbia.
Aren't you the indoctrinated clown that posted some pdf list of graduates of Columbia with the name "Barrack Hussein Obama" on it? Now, if Barry Soetoro transferred from Occidental to Columbia, how did Barrack Obama graduate from Columbia?
How about we take a look at Obama's file at Columbia and get to the bottom of this. First thing up is his application. I'd like to know how a poor student at Occidental got admitted to Columbia to begin with. And, who was it that worked and sacrificed to be accepted to Columbia and was denied so that poor student named Barry Soetoro could be admitted?
Obama was a dropout at Occidental, and never attended classes at Columbia. PBS proved that when they, with all their resources, couldn't find the first person who ever met Obama at Columbia.
It was actually a grant set aside for foreign students at a graduate level.
Now, why would Obama, who would become a dropout at Occidental, apply for a grant for graduate students as a foreign student?
Well, if you can get into Harvard after dropping out of Occidental and never attending classes at Columbia, getting a grant would not be a challenge, would it?
Here's another question you ran away from.
How could Obama have travelled to Pakistan in 1981 with a US passport?
Let's see how much of an idiot you really are here....
How did Barry Soetoro get into Occidental with HS transcripts under the name Barack Obama.

You are dumber than sh*t.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1010549 Oct 24, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
That's because Republicans and TEA Party members are far more likely to support themselves and place a high priority on having health insurance they can pay for.
Democrats don't care what it cost because somebody else will pay for it.
Really. Well, don't tell that to Galt or Fetch All Stupid. They don't believe in health insurance.(Well, Galt believes in catastrophic coverage only).
WOW

New York, NY

#1010550 Oct 24, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Morning, tea bag terrorist.
Sleep well?
Hide the bodies?
Good morning Man Gurl Young men are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and fitter for new projects than for settled business.”

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1010551 Oct 24, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Did any administration, to your knowledge, BRIEF Congress on a problem, and exclude members of Congress from that BRIEF solely because they didn't belong to a particular political party?
Oh, hell. I'll just give it to you and avoid the inane circles you run in every time your ass gets put in the fire.
Sebelius will brief Congress on the problems with the ObamaKare website trainwreck, and all Republican members of the House of Representatives are prohibited from attending.
Yes I just gave you an example.

Obama meeting with Democrats on the ACA is no different than when Bush et with Republicans on other issues.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1010554 Oct 24, 2013
I didn't hear any comment about the quote from John McAfee.

"My Advice Would be Throw it Away and Start Over, You Cannot Fix It."

I know you Democrats are completely ignorant of things like writing programs for computers, so you wouldn't know how completely hosed a computer program has to be from the beginning of its developement to be in a condition where someone like John McAfee can't even fix it.

Didn't Obama threaten to crash the US economy by defaulting on the debt to coerce Congress to fund his ObamaKare so he could roll out this trainwreck?
And he didn't have a clue it was this hosed?

This is just another piece of evidence Obama doesn't have a clue what's going on in government. His only function is to read prescripted messages from a teleprompter and sign documents when he's ordered to by Vallerie Jarrett. He doesn't have a clue what he's talking about or what he's signing.

If the contractor had written the program, instead of stealing it and trying to delete the evidence of their crime, there would be glitches. This is a trainwreck with no survivors because of the complete and total incompetence of this administration.
WOW

New York, NY

#1010557 Oct 24, 2013
Are We Really Celebrating A Decline In Black Unemployment From 13.0% To 12.9%?
If there ever was an issue in Black America which should be viewed with non-partisan eyes it is unemployment. Despite counter-charges between Republicans and Democrats that one is more responsible than the other for economic improvements and setbacks, the 40-year statistical record (the Department of Labor has only kept statistics on Black unemployment since 1972) is that neither political party over that time period has changed the reality that the rate of Black unemployment remains double that of White Americans.

Even the supposed Clinton Boom came with costs unaccounted for. Had incarceration rates been factored in (more Black men were locked up in President Clinton’s 8 years than the combined terms of President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush) the unemployment rate would have been an estimated two points higher.

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All of this comes to mind on days like today as I see headlines and numerous tweets upon the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) release of its Household Data Table A-2 which explores the employment status of Americans by race, sex and age. Sure enough I’m being bombarded with the news that the Black unemployment rate has declined from 13.0% in August to 12.9% in September. Never mind that the increase is partly due to the fact that over 120,000 Blacks not counted in the labor force last month have now re-appeared, and will probably disappear again, next month.

For perspective, 11,719,000 Blacks were not in the labor force in July. In August the number was 11,914,000. In September, we were at 11,792,000.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1010558 Oct 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you admit that Bush met with just Republicans in the past?
But I guess Obama can't meet with just Democrats?
Obama can meet with anyone he wants. He doesn't know anything, anyway. He doesn't have a clue what's going on in our government.

Sebelius will brief Congress on the problems with the ObamaKare website trainwreck, and all Republican members of the House of Representatives are prohibited from attending.

That is different. The purpose of the brief is to inform Congress of what is happening, and why it happened so they can make informed judgments about things like funding.

Obviously, the Democrat plan is to keep the Republicans from knowing what the White House knows, while informing the Democrats.

And you wonder why a lot of people think the Democrats are acting as if they are the only people in the government....

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1010559 Oct 24, 2013
Eman wrote:
"Obama can be a dick to his staff and not afraid to throw them under the bus for his own self interest" - Obama administration official.
...and now...(drum roll)....Angela Merkel's cell phone has been tapped by the Magic Negro, too! We have lost Europe, too, folks.

The ONLY way the Magic Negro can make global friends is by bending over for them. Anything short of that, he's known globally as a motherf*cking backstabber.

How in the hell did American screw itself like this?!!!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1010561 Oct 24, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Really. Well, don't tell that to Galt or Fetch All Stupid. They don't believe in health insurance.(Well, Galt believes in catastrophic coverage only).
IYHO, no doubt.
TheIndependentMa jority

Brodhead, KY

#1010564 Oct 24, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Democrats throw that term "scientists" around very loosely.
Do you remember the so-called "scientists" that were busted for inventing the data they used to support their global warming hoax?
Don't forget Plum Island!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1010566 Oct 24, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
"The Obama administration is likely guilty of at least one war crime, and possibly several according to several reports issued by various watchdog agencies. Three reports have been released in rapid succession and they all point to the same troubling conclusions.
Reports have been released by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the United Nations. "
The Jerk-In-Chief is Hitler posing as PeeWee Herman.

SO far, it works with Liberals and other clueless Americans.
TheIndependentMa jority

Brodhead, KY

#1010569 Oct 24, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Tea baggers at 14% approval?
Hitler is higher.
That Florida ape made the D-Duhmbo party look pretty stupid this week.

What an uncivilized, fifty years behind the time, race baiting, ignorant loser.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1010570 Oct 24, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text> O'bama was made aware of the problems the site had in functionality months ago. That the site went live when it wasn't ready is because that's what he wanted. Failure wasn't an option, because any delays would be a political win for the other side, you see, and we can't have that. O'bama and the democrats can't be bothered with worrying about the American people and what is good for them.
IF O'bama's behavior during the government shutdown - ordering sites, memorials and parks closed to American taxpayers and veterans - and this push to have an obviously non-operable site up and running doesn't prove how petty and petulant this president is, nothing will.
O'bama is a paranoid freak.
a paranoid freak?

well at least there's something he has in common with the baggers.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1010572 Oct 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes I just gave you an example.
Obama meeting with Democrats on the ACA is no different than when Bush et with Republicans on other issues.
Bush did not brief Congress, moron.

This is a brief to Congress, moron.

There's a difference, moron, between a caucus meeting and a Congressional brief from someone like a member of the Cabinet such as the Secretary of HHS.

So, why would the Republicans be excluded from a Congressional brief about the ObamaKare disaster by the Secretary of Health and Human Services?

Got an answer for that, besides "Bush did it, too"?

(You know, yesterday some Democrat moron actually blamed Bush for the ObamaKare disaster. Yesterday, "It's Bush's fault." Today, "Bush did it, too.")

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1010573 Oct 24, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You are running in circles to avoid answering the question.
The Executive Branch of government will brief the Legislative Branch of government on a problem the government is having.
When has any administration excluded elected members of Congress from such a briefing?
Never... until now. Obama dupe Sebelius will brief only Democrats in Congress on the ObamaKare trainwreck. Republicans are prohibited from attending that briefing to be conducted in the Capital Building.
FACT: House Democrats requested to be briefed on the law's implementation. Republicans are free to do the same.

According to Nancy Pelosi, the Wednesday meeting is “yet another in this series of discussions” House Democrats have held on ObamaCare.

“While we appreciate House Republicans’ new found interest in the implementation of health reform, it is clear they are not interested in anything other than continuing their desperate drive to sabotage this law, which so far has included shutting down the government,” a spokesman for Pelosi said in a statement.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/22/bo...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1010575 Oct 24, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
"President Obama’s most ardent liberal supporters has defected from Obamacare.
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, told a Colorado health policy think tank that Obamacare premiums will be too expensive for some of the wealthiest addresses in America – ski resorts like Breckenridge and Keystone. He says he’s asking the feds to let them sit out the president’s national health system.
“We will be encouraging a waiver,” Polis told"
If the Magic Negro were to comply with the wishes of rational Americans and shove all of his legislative initiatives up his azz, he'd have no room for Larry Sinclair.
TheIndependentMa jority

Brodhead, KY

#1010576 Oct 24, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Catastrophic is all the rage for frat boys and old hillbillies.
Fits right in with the rest of the masses of already fwee riding, social program sucks.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1010577 Oct 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
How did Barry Soetoro get into Occidental with HS transcripts under the name Barack Obama.
You are dumber than sh*t.
I don't know. We haven't seen those either.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1010579 Oct 24, 2013
At the House Energy and Commerce Committee's oversight hearing Thursday on HealthCare.gov 's troubled launch, an executive for one of the project's top software companies stressed to members that the insurance marketplace was a first-of-its-kind technological endeavor.

"The federal exchange ... is not a standard consumer website," Cheryl Campbell, senior vice president at CGI Federal, a lead contractor for the site, told the committee. "Rather, it is a sophisticated technology platform that for the first time in history combines the processes of selecting and enrolling in insurance and determining eligibility for government subsidies all in one place and in real-time."

"Some consumers were able to enroll on October 1, but we acknowledge that issues arising in the federal exchange make the enrollment process difficult for too many Americans," she continued. "Consequently, CGI Federal's focus shifted to solving consumer access and navigation problems on the exchange."

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/it-cont...

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