Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1433353 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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#1012850 Oct 27, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
So anyway, I was watching O'Reilly the other night when he was talking about the University of Colorado banning certain costumes for Halloween because they weren't considered politically correct.
As he and Greg Gutfeld bantered the topic around, I kept saying to O'Reilly, "Tell everyone to wear those exact costumes, O'Reilly...c'mon...say it...just say it...tell everyone in Colorado to wear those same costumes - dress up like Indians and cowboys and wear a sombrero."
And you know what? Not two minutes later, O'Reilly said, "I'd dress up like Pocahontas if I were out there." And then, "Everyone dress up like Pocahontas and wear a sombrero."
That's because we're on the same wavelength. I know. Uncanny. But it's happened before.
Wow. So now cons have become lexicographers and changed the meaning of 'ask' to a synonym of 'ban'.

It's amazing how they try to change reality to fit their politics!

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#1012852 Oct 27, 2013
Again!!!!!!
""If you like your insurance plan you will keep it. No one will be able to take that away from you. It hasn't happened yet. It won't happen in the future."
Pres OBama
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-5760922 ...

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#1012855 Oct 27, 2013
killtaker wrote:
No bids!
Just my buds!!!!
Is this true?
"Valerie Jarrett's Daughter and Son-in-law work for company that receives $653 Million for Obamacare"
http://yourtubenews.ning.com/forum/topic/show...
That $653 Million lie has been debunked so many times it's tiring.

However, it is interesting to note that according to Federal Election Commission records, CGI's company’s PAC "gave more to House Republicans than House Democrats during the 2012 cycle. What’s more, executives of CGI Federal personally gave more than twice as much to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney than to President Obama. The contractor has also feasted on more than $2.4 billion worth of IT work dating back to the early Bush Administration."

" USASpending.gov , the federal site tracking government contracts, shows CGI has been the contractor of choice for a wide range of computer systems work throughout the Bush Administration, including hundreds of multimillion-dollar contracts for the Departments of Defense, Agriculture and Health and Human Services."

"The contract under which CGI did the Obamacare website work, in fact, began in 2007 as a contract with HHS to handle Medicare and Medicaid IT."

Wake up. Your conspiracy theory doesn't hold water.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/stevefriess/company-b...

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#1012856 Oct 27, 2013
Trust the Gubby mint!

Give them your money and your health!

Day CAN fix it!

Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Scrapped a $472 million dollar COMPUTER upgrade...
after spending $265 million!

Paul de la Garza and Stephen Nohlgren, "VA Yanks Troubled Computer System," St. Petersburg Times, July 27, 2004.

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#1012857 Oct 27, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>from your same link: Another reality is there’s not much money to be made in making new antibiotics, so we saw a lot of drug companies who left the field of antibiotic development because of this combination of factors, that it was getting really hard to discover, to develop new antibiotics, and you don’t make a lot of money in selling these drugs, so the market really wasn’t there.
…… You say you can’t make much money. I guess our society took it for granted that antibiotics were relatively cheap compared to chronic-disease drugs, but also isn’t there some economic calculations in these companies as well? Pressures on them? I don’t think they pulled out because they just don’t care anymore, right?
…Infections are not that common compared to other types of conditions like high blood pressure or high cholesterol. It’s a reality that many of the drug companies left this market because of financial realities that are placed on them. These are companies that are for-profit companies, and like you said, they have to answer to people. They have to develop drugs that will make money, and that’s not an antibiotic.
But, but, but....you blamed it on Obama. You proved my case...you lied.

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Orlando, FL

#1012859 Oct 27, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Just for you, Batty. http://youtu.be/bLHc-yIAPbg You can also feel free to burn one and have another piece of cake; you haven't been around the block without your Jazzy since 1865.
Try not to take my assessment of liberals acting like hot-headed and impulsive teenagers personally. However, if the shoe fits...only you would know that.

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#1012861 Oct 27, 2013
What's a couple Billion Dollars!

Give the GovEEEment your faith!

Day CAN and will fix what ails you!!!!!

1971
Atomic Energy Commission
Original project cost:$470 Million
By the 1983...it was $4 Billon!!!!!!!
It was scrapped after $1.7 billion was spent!
What a deal!!!!!!!!!!

Congressional Budget Office, "Comparative Analysis of Alternative Financing Plans for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project," September 20, 1983.

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#1012862 Oct 27, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
That $653 Million lie has been debunked so many times it's tiring.
However, it is interesting to note that according to Federal Election Commission records, CGI's company’s PAC "gave more to House Republicans than House Democrats during the 2012 cycle. What’s more, executives of CGI Federal personally gave more than twice as much to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney than to President Obama. The contractor has also feasted on more than $2.4 billion worth of IT work dating back to the early Bush Administration."
" USASpending.gov , the federal site tracking government contracts, shows CGI has been the contractor of choice for a wide range of computer systems work throughout the Bush Administration, including hundreds of multimillion-dollar contracts for the Departments of Defense, Agriculture and Health and Human Services."
"The contract under which CGI did the Obamacare website work, in fact, began in 2007 as a contract with HHS to handle Medicare and Medicaid IT."
Wake up. Your conspiracy theory doesn't hold water.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/stevefriess/company-b...
I love it!!!!!!

This Company f'd up the launch of Obama's >moon landing< and all you can focus on is G Bush.....

hahahaahahahahhhahahahahahahaa hahah

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#1012864 Oct 27, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>It's the politics that has first dibs for fetchie!
Anything else is useless unless it supports the position!
She reminds me of a hamster on a wheel. Spin, spin, spin.

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#1012866 Oct 27, 2013
GovEEEmint Created it!

They make everything...

They make shit that we have to pay for!!!!

Dept of Energy!
Natl Ignition Facility
1993
project funding 200 lasers for energy production

wait...

7 years behind...
and smart people are not good at running a checkbook!
Opps...cost Ballooned from $2.1 Billion to $4.2 Billion dollars!!!!!

GAO, "National Ignition Facility: Management and Oversight Failures Caused Major Cost Overruns and Schedule Delays," GAO/RCED-00-141, August 2000, p. 4.
Look at my citation!!!!
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#1012867 Oct 27, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Clinton a was terrific POTUS__he kept us out of war, revved up the economy without going tax wild, balanced the budget and handed a surplus to the following administration.
NAFTA definitely would have survived a veto___the repeal of Glass-Steagal (Gramm-Leach-Bliley) could also have survived a veto.
Blo jbs don't count in the grand scheme of things.
If Clinton was a terrific POTUS, it's because he went right of center and went along with his Republican Congress.

Remember when Clinton said in a State of the Union Address, "The era of big government is over"?

Ah, those were the good ole' days. Well, besides Clinton teaching the country Porn 101 Presidential Style whether we wanted to be taught or not.

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Bernard Forand

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#1012868 Oct 27, 2013

Are you pregnant? Under the present republican plan of Health Care you can expect this…
Renée Martin pregnancy in Laconia N.H. was a wake up call to her and her husband Mark Willett both professionals with Health Care Insurance. Her present policy does not cover maternity! Soon they began to question each cost factor. Epidural anesthesia with the option of a birthing tube labor became a serious decision. Additional investigation as to what the actual cost of maternity care was vague to non existence. Inquiry to Hospitals finance offices had little help. Giving Ms. Martin a range of $4,000 to $45,000 ! Actually the “average” cost is slightly above $37,000 in the USA. Ms. Martin discovered many of the arrays for maternity have no fixed price if any. Midway through her pregnancy she received a bill for $935 for an ultrasound that she had already paid a radiologist to read the scan $256, which took 20 minutes. After extensive stressful negotiations bill was reduced to $655 from the $935 billing.
“I feel like I’m in a used-car lot,” Ms. Martin replied.
Sticker shock on pregnancy can be attributed to how the cost has tripled since 1996.{N.Y. Times, Truven Health Analytics} Four Million annual births now cost the USA over $50 billion. Other developed nations through out the world have fractions of that cost to their Health Care programs. Additionally they provide all the same quality technological and primary care that the USA offers on their most expensive maternity procedures.“It’s not primarily that we get a different bundle of services when we have a baby,” said Gerard Anderson, an economist at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health who studies international health costs.“It’s that we pay individually for each service and pay more for the services we receive.”
As of 2011, up to 62% of American women with private insurance and not through an employer denied or excludes maternity care. Those that do have them are feeling the cost as their deductibles and co-payments accelerating. All the while certain pregnancy related services become excluded. 2004 to 2010 vaginal births cost rose 49% and Caesarean sections by 41% Out of pocket expense quadrupled! Three Health Care groups hired Truven for that analyst as well as to the average total price of delivery. Which is as follows; Vaginal births $30,000 and $50,000 for the C-section. Insurance paid out an average of $18,329 and $27,866 end of report. Survey by Childbirth Connection reported that the women’s out of pocket fee average $3,400 .
In the other developed nations there s little to no charge for maternity care. They consider it vital to ensuring the health of future generations.
Ireland free maternity at public hospitals and a small fee for deliveries in private hospitals. Switzerland, France and the Netherlands have an Average price for a vaginal delivery of $4,000 of which the mother pays very little of that due to strict regulations and price settings. France, one example of many in the developed nations, have their mothers remain for up to a week to recoup where in the USA 1 to 2 days and out they go.
With Obamacare we can rein in this messed up maternity nonsense. Republican’s Austerity ideology does not work is evident in all factors of our cultures here and through out the world.

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#1012869 Oct 27, 2013
Yeah wrote:
lol! At least Cheney is realistic.
Unlike the reich wing idiots here!
"Cheney: Republicans need to look to new generation
Associated Press
By KEN THOMAS 9 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP)— Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown.
The former vice president said Republicans have faced challenges before and it's healthy for the party to work to rebuild.
The GOP "got whipped" in the 2012 presidential campaign, when President Barack Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney, and the party needs to build its base of supporters and find "first-class" candidates and turn to a new generation of leaders, Cheney told ABC's "This Week."
"It's not the first time we have had to go down this road and it's basically, I think, healthy for the party to be brought up short, say, OK, now it's time to go to work," Cheney said.
He predicted that his daughter, Liz Cheney, would win her Senate primary challenge against Republican Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming next year. The former vice president said it was "simply not true" that he and Enzi were "fishing buddies," and asserted that Enzi has received the vast majority of his campaign funds from Washington-based political action committees.
"Washington is not going to elect the next senator from Wyoming. The people of Wyoming will elect that senator," Cheney said. He said his daughter's campaign is "going full speed. She's going to win."
Asked to name a prominent Republican who can attract Democrats and independent voters, Cheney said he was "not going to predict or endorse anybody. We've got a long way to go to the next presidential election."..."
Realistic about the plight of the Republican party but ignorant when it comes to Iran and the Middle East. He still thinks going to war with Iran is inevitable. Listening to him reinforced the importance of keeping war mongering Republicans out of the White House. We dodged a bullet with the defeat of Romney.

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Orlando, FL

#1012870 Oct 27, 2013
So did I mention O'Reilly and I are on the same wavelength?

Oh, yes, I believe I did.

Simply uncanny. Then again, great minds do think alike.

Everyone who lives in Colorado, wear a sombrero or dress up like an Indian or a cowboy on Halloween.

Get the word out.

Time to kick some PC police butt.

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#1012871 Oct 27, 2013
killtaker wrote:
Trust the Gubby mint!
Give them your money and your health!
Day CAN fix it!
Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Scrapped a $472 million dollar COMPUTER upgrade...
after spending $265 million!
Paul de la Garza and Stephen Nohlgren, "VA Yanks Troubled Computer System," St. Petersburg Times, July 27, 2004.
That was in 2004. Do you recall who was president in 2004? LMAO

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#1012872 Oct 27, 2013
OBAMANATION wrote:
<quoted text>debunked by who, the "media"???? LOL!!!
By everyone with a brain.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#1012873 Oct 27, 2013
killtaker wrote:
GovEEEmint Created it!
They make everything...
They make shit that we have to pay for!!!!
Dept of Energy!
Natl Ignition Facility
1993
project funding 200 lasers for energy production
wait...
7 years behind...
and smart people are not good at running a checkbook!
Opps...cost Ballooned from $2.1 Billion to $4.2 Billion dollars!!!!!
GAO, "National Ignition Facility: Management and Oversight Failures Caused Major Cost Overruns and Schedule Delays," GAO/RCED-00-141, August 2000, p. 4.
Look at my citation!!!!
College Approved!
To top it off the republican shut down, cost USA another $ 24Billion to national debt.$24 Billion the taxpayers will have to pay off for the temper tantrums of callow leadership. Want to reduce the debt. HA ! Smaller Government. HA What a bunch of bull. All they are truly interested in is feeding the wealth of the nation to their 1% lords and masters. Guess who collects that increased interest and debt? The 1%….right out of your pockets as the wirily republicans slink away with glee….

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#1012874 Oct 27, 2013
killtaker wrote:
What's a couple Billion Dollars!
Give the GovEEEment your faith!
Day CAN and will fix what ails you!!!!!
1971
Atomic Energy Commission
Original project cost:$470 Million
By the 1983...it was $4 Billon!!!!!!!
It was scrapped after $1.7 billion was spent!
What a deal!!!!!!!!!!
Congressional Budget Office, "Comparative Analysis of Alternative Financing Plans for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project," September 20, 1983.
What are you trying to prove? Republican administrations of the past were irresponsible with taxpayer dollars? We already knew that.
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#1012875 Oct 27, 2013
OBAMANATION wrote:
<quoted text>hey chimpy, can you must an original thought of ur own in that musty brain of urs?
like FOX has a lot of room to talk.

they've been hyping the same old tired 'scandals' for years now. you know, the scandals that couldn't knock Obama out of the WH.

though from listening to your ilk talking about how horrible he is, i'd say it must have been more of a lack of anyone wanting the GOP back in power than it had anything to do with the "Kenyan traitor".

wiggle out of that one.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1012876 Oct 27, 2013
Besides, Realtime, I thought you'd be pleased O'Reilly and a regular guest, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, proved you right and me wrong about the spying.

Realtime/O'Reilly - 2 points.

Who would've ever thought it? You and O'Reilly on the same wavelength?

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