Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1656989 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1016551 Nov 1, 2013
Black insurance company executive reaps huge dividends from Obama campaign contributions:

WASHINGTON — A tech firm linked to a campaign-donor crony of President Obama not only got the job to help build the federal health-insurance Web site — but also is getting paid to fix it.

Anthony Welters, a top campaign bundler for Obama and frequent White House guest, is the executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group, which owns the software company now at the center of the ObamaCare Web-site fiasco.

UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Quality Software Services Inc.(QSSI), which built the data hub for the ObamaCare system, has been named the new general contractor in charge of repairing the glitch-plagued HealthCare.gov .

Welters and his wife, Beatrice, have shoveled piles of cash into Obama’s campaign coffers and ­apparently reaped the rewards.

Beatrice Welters bundled donations totaling between $200,000 and $500,000 for Obama’s campaign during the 2008 election ­cycle, according to campaign-­finance data compiled by Center for Responsive Politics.

The couple then became top donors for Obama’s inauguration festivities, kicking in $100,000 out of their own pockets and bundling another $300,000 from friends and business associates, according to the center.

The investments quickly paid off for Beatrice Welters. The Obama administration tapped her in 2009 for the plum job of US ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, which she held through last November.

The couple have been frequent guests at the White House.

Visitors logs show at least a dozen visits between the two by the end of 2012, the most recent information available.

The entire Welters family has gotten into the donation game.

The Welters, along with their sons, Andrew and Bryant, have contributed more than $258,000 to mostly Democratic candidates and committees since 2007.

What’s more, UnitedHealth Group is one of the largest health-insurance companies in the country and spent millions lobbying for ObamaCare.

The insurance giant’s purchase of QSSI in 2012 raised eyebrows on Capitol Hill, but the tech firm nevertheless kept the job of building the data hub for the ObamaCare Web site where consumers buy the new mandatory health-­insurance plans.

QSSI has been paid an estimated $150 million so far, but officials couldn’t say how much more the company might collect on the ­repair contract.

By all accounts, the data hub has run smoothly while many other components of the Web site have failed.

Meanwhile, tempers flared among Obama’s Democratic allies over the disastrous rollout of the president’s signature initiative.

“I’m extraordinarily frustrated,” said Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)­after top Obama-administration officials gave Senate Democrats a private briefing on the state of the Web-site repairs.

He said they were losing confidence the site could be quickly fixed.

“I don’t think there’s confidence by anyone in the room. This is more of a show-me moment,” said Merkley.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1016554 Nov 1, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>You don't have the first fcking clue.
I still want to know about those rich people who pay you, but since i obviously hurt your feelings, I know you won't answer.:-)

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

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#1016556 Nov 1, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Taxes? You mean the idea that the wealthy have manipulated the tax code in their favor?
And really, not the right whiner "control" crap.
Blame the Democrats for your failed education & Blame poor people.
That is about the crux of the right wing agenda.
I like wealthy people. I just don't believe in handing them money as you do.
"Taxes? You mean the idea that the wealthy have manipulated the tax code in their favor?"

WTF does flack recommend as far as taxes? Stupid fckn libturd can't read!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1016560 Nov 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
It's THEIR wealth. Get over it and count your blessings. Or change your circumstances.
If you've ever worked for a 1%'er, send them a thank you note.
Why don't you just pray to your wallet son?

Think that will help?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1016561 Nov 1, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
A neighbor just got his copy of the bill for the liver transplant his wife had. Of the $440,000 he had to pay $40.
Smart person with insurance coverage pays $40
Dumb person with no insurance pays $439,960 (cash???)
...smart person doesn't drink so much that he destroys his liver....

...smart person buys a policy with a deductible of $10K (or whatever they feel comfortable with)...and 999 times out of 1000 saves money...

fools like you buy lottery tickets....

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#1016563 Nov 1, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's gunners lil immigrant beitch now.
"now"??...quit humping air, get on my leg, bitch! My shoes need a shinin'!

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#1016564 Nov 1, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Post your wife's medical history so we can compare.
Lol
I'm hurtin' feelings all over topix today. Good!

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#1016570 Nov 1, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Spreading your sunshine around again today, eh VHB?
I guess it's OK for you to talk about being dumb, seeing how you so experienced at that.
Now run along and go spell check some posts.
No need to spell check anyone (unless it's some sanctimonious liar that claims status and accomplishments obviously non-existent), but you might want to check your errors in "dumb, seeing how you" instead of spending all of you time making a fool of yourself...you and namE gotta' a bagger thang goin' on?

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#1016571 Nov 1, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>I just don't get it, Homer. According Galt, Batty, namE, etc., everything is just peachy keen about the one percenters owning fifty percent of the country's wealth (and that means the the revenue belonging to 0-100% of the people)yet they're here day and night whining about everything being WRONG in the country. They should at least be thankful that people like Romney are getting what they deserve, no?
Here's what you idiots don't understand. They don't put that 50% in a vault. Hell, even dumbass dave said his company borrows (he just doesn't realize it comes from that 1%). The money that 1% "owns" circulates through the economy. yes, it makes them richer, but it pays your fake teacher salary also. You idiots want to give that money to the government, fine, but be prepared to wait in line for a loaf of bread!

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1016572 Nov 1, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
...and somehow, people like realtime find a way to blame republicans. Amazing.
Two ethanol bills that legislated so much ethanol were signed by George W Bush. One in 2005 with a Republican Congress & the other on 2007 with mostly Democrat but with good Republican support.

So, you want to tell me Republicans had nothing to do with it?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1016574 Nov 1, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Taxes? You mean the idea that the wealthy have manipulated the tax code in their favor?
And really, not the right whiner "control" crap.
Blame the Democrats for your failed education & Blame poor people.
That is about the crux of the right wing agenda.
I like wealthy people. I just don't believe in handing them money as you do.
...flat tax, no deductions, no tax breaks...no tax code at all...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1016577 Nov 1, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Glad to assure you that you have attained your heart's desire: you're more stupid than at least 78% of Americans...'tis a pity you never mastered the ol' STFU so fewer people would find you out.
I'm not dumber that 78% of Americans, I'm just not as smart as the fake teacher who ESADs or GFH. And it's typical of you libturds wanting people you don't agree with to STFU.

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#1016579 Nov 1, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm the type of guy that sodomizes my daughter.
Yikes!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1016580 Nov 1, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Poisoning your own kids.
Swell guy you are.
I mean its one thing for you to be a blithering fkn idiot but why punish your girls future?
You have to remember... it's their cost/benefit analysis that rules their actions....

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#1016582 Nov 1, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Two ethanol bills that legislated so much ethanol were signed by George W Bush. One in 2005 with a Republican Congress & the other on 2007 with mostly Democrat but with good Republican support.
So, you want to tell me Republicans had nothing to do with it?
"you want to tell me Republicans had nothing to do with it?"

Learn to fckn read already and you won't ask stupid questions.
angel

Satellite Beach, FL

#1016584 Nov 1, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>You might find improvement if you would just STFU, ESAD, or GFY. but you're too stupid to even perform those most rudimentary actions.
It's difficult to tell whose illegitimate children will be more embarrassed by their vile mothers' filthy mouths... babymama you or babymama lily.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1016585 Nov 1, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not dumber that 78% of Americans, I'm just not as smart as the fake teacher who ESADs or GFH. And it's typical of you libturds wanting people you don't agree with to STFU.
Well, that would be your opinion son!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1016586 Nov 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
...flat tax, no deductions, no tax breaks...no tax code at all...
I like the Fair Tax because of the prebate. It helps the truly poor but everyone gets it. It would boost this economy instantly. I know you have a problem with the prebate but we will just have to disagree on that.

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#1016588 Nov 1, 2013
Hahaha..throw dem a bone and he'll hump your leg all day long. That was too easy.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1016590 Nov 1, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> No he's going to pawn them off on the exchanges, err, government.
Flacktard opens his big mouth again & shows his ignorance.

Mr,. Save Money At ALL Cost now trounces me because I looked at the exchanges as away to purchase my Employees heath insurance at a lower rate.

If I buy insurance on the exchanges, its not dumping them onto to the exchanges at all. I would receive no subsidies & would pay the full amount so you need not worry that it might cost you a f*cking nickel.

Flack, another person who evidently knows nothing about insurance, doesn't get an important aspect of the exchanges. It allows people & companies to purchase insurance through a larger group.

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