Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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

#1016792 Nov 1, 2013
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz blasted the implementation of Obamacare on Thursday, just a month after he voiced his support for the law.

The socially-conscious CEO said "what the country needs now is real honesty and transparency and truth about what’s really going on." He said Obamacare's rollout was "unfortunate" for the American people because there is a lack of trust now in the law and the website.

”Unfortunately, in this kind of situation, execution trumps strategy," Schultz said on CNBC. "It might be a great strategy, but the execution is really flawed. It’s off the rails.”

Schultz had previously said Obamacare was "a good thing for the country" in September.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1016793 Nov 1, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
The Affordable Care Act is also doing a bang-up job of raising insurance premiums.
This is another thing Barack Obama lied shamelessly and routinely about – remember, he promised his scheme would reduce the average insurance premium by $2500 per year.
In reality, he and everyone else connected with this scam knew it would blow premiums through the roof, thanks to the heavy burden of its mandates. They’ve been tacitly admitting this over the past few days, when they sneer that your old, affordable coverage was sub-standard junk you were foolish to have been satisfied with.
Hardest hit will be a group our social health is entirely dependent upon: large families.
Are you trying to make us believe that insuring adult children, insuring those with pre-existing conditions, removing lifetime caps, and providing free birth control and abortion won't save money???

hard to believe....

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#1016794 Nov 1, 2013
Just have a look at what is on Hannity tonight, I have never seen so much ignorant rubbish in all my life. Trying to defend the current healthcare system against what ??? looking after one half of the population to let the others die.

Health care to every other country on the planet it is viewed as a fundamental human right. That is, in a civilised world we look after each other when we are sick. You see the hypocrisy of this so called basic human instinct even in the redneck states where they won't execute a prisoner who is sick, they have to get them well first then kill them. The insane logic of gladly paying for a Military billion$ of tax payers dollars to protect American borders. Yet on the other hand saying if you get sick within the border, well f...k you! look after yourself. It is total and absolute insanity and morally cannot be justified in any way.

Health care in the USA is more expensive by a factor of one third than anywhere else in the world. That is NOT because its the best, the French have a far more healthier population than the US, so does half of Europe. So go figure, something is wrong with that system.

For a start a French doctor does not make anywhere near his/her American equivalent but their McDonalds worker will make almost double the hourly rate of a US McDonalds employee. So the wealth distribution amongst the population is wider spread. They still have their 1%'ers and dirt poor but a health care system that works. Scandinavian countries also, who tax very high but their quality of life is far higher. Google the top 15 healthiest countries and the USA doesn't even make the cut. Its right down amongst 30's just ahead of Bosnia.

The whole point of universal health care is to make sure EVERYONE is covered. So to keep premiums down all the healthy 20 somethings should be paying their share of health as well. That's how it works, sure it may have cost increases but that is only because we all live longer these days. But the level ignorance shown on Hannity's audience tonight shows NONE of them have bothered to look into working models of other countries health care. Despite having 40 yrs opportunity to do so.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1016795 Nov 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz blasted the implementation of Obamacare on Thursday, just a month after he voiced his support for the law.
The socially-conscious CEO said "what the country needs now is real honesty and transparency and truth about what’s really going on." He said Obamacare's rollout was "unfortunate" for the American people because there is a lack of trust now in the law and the website.
”Unfortunately, in this kind of situation, execution trumps strategy," Schultz said on CNBC. "It might be a great strategy, but the execution is really flawed. It’s off the rails.”
Schultz had previously said Obamacare was "a good thing for the country" in September.
The Train Wreck has arrived.

I have often had discussions with folks about how some people are intelligent in one or two areas and dumb as a dogpile in lots of other ares. I guess the Secret of Life is to find out where you shine and where you don't.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz obviously knows something about running a coffee shop but he's very poor in the common art of seeing an oncoming train coming off the rails. This one is on top of him and he's just now saying something about it.

He should have kept his own counsel earlier and let the politics of failure run its course from the Magic Negro Headquarters.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1016796 Nov 1, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
y.

For a start a French doctor does not make anywhere near his/her American equivalent but their McDonalds worker will make almost double the hourly rate of a US McDonalds employee.
Exactly the sort of misplaced priorities that make France so fkd up...

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1016797 Nov 1, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
Just have a look at what is on Hannity tonight, I have never seen so much ignorant rubbish in all my life. Trying to defend the current healthcare system against what ??? looking after one half of the population to let the others die.
Health care to every other country on the planet it is viewed as a fundamental human right. That is, in a civilised world we look after each other when we are sick. You see the hypocrisy of this so called basic human instinct even in the redneck states where they won't execute a prisoner who is sick, they have to get them well first then kill them. The insane logic of gladly paying for a Military billion$ of tax payers dollars to protect American borders. Yet on the other hand saying if you get sick within the border, well f...k you! look after yourself. It is total and absolute insanity and morally cannot be justified in any way.
Health care in the USA is more expensive by a factor of one third than anywhere else in the world. That is NOT because its the best, the French have a far more healthier population than the US, so does half of Europe. So go figure, something is wrong with that system.
For a start a French doctor does not make anywhere near his/her American equivalent but their McDonalds worker will make almost double the hourly rate of a US McDonalds employee. So the wealth distribution amongst the population is wider spread. They still have their 1%'ers and dirt poor but a health care system that works. Scandinavian countries also, who tax very high but their quality of life is far higher. Google the top 15 healthiest countries and the USA doesn't even make the cut. Its right down amongst 30's just ahead of Bosnia.
The whole point of universal health care is to make sure EVERYONE is covered. So to keep premiums down all the healthy 20 somethings should be paying their share of health as well. That's how it works, sure it may have cost increases but that is only because we all live longer these days. But the level ignorance shown on Hannity's audience tonight shows NONE of them have bothered to look into working models of other countries health care. Despite having 40 yrs opportunity to do so.
Hey, we get it. You're a Socialist/Marxist. Many of us are ignorant of all the facts involving your choice of an all-powerful, all-controlling government. I DO know countless Americans have died to keep your ilk out of OUR government. We also get Socialism/Marxism has been an abject failure worldwide.

BTW, Obamacare has NOTHING to do with making sure everyone is covered. It has everything to do with making sure everyone is controlled by the government.

Oh, and thanks for watching Hannity.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1016798 Nov 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly the sort of misplaced priorities that make France so fkd up...
French doctors DO smell a bit like beef tallow.

http://kevin-peter.hubpages.com/hub/Why-McDon...

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1016799 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.
"leosampleanus"
The poster is way ahead of you when it comes intelligence. The poster is 100% smarter than you. His IQ is 112. That makes your IQ what? 1+? Based on your posts that is easy to believe.
Peace
KMA

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1016800 Nov 1, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
I find that quote to be chillingly true in this age of cheap morals, ethics and Presidents.
The Liberal Media is the scum that this infection grows on.
A man who would rather tell a lie when the truth would serve him better loves corruption simply for the sake of corruption. He is not a leader, but a man who revels in the destruction of a culture that he and his wife hates.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1016801 Nov 1, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>A man who would rather tell a lie when the truth would serve him better loves corruption simply for the sake of corruption. He is not a leader, but a man who revels in the destruction of a culture that he and his wife hates.
I just read a short piece this evening about a female Heathrow Airport who became tired of her immediate superiors preaching to her from the Korans they brought to work each day. She was told that she's an Infidel and will go to Hell.

She complained about them and so she was fired for religious and ethnic harassment.

Watch the Magic Negro. He's on the same jihad as the Liberal airheads are in Britain and throughout other Liberal stains of Europe.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1016802 Nov 1, 2013
Here. I just Searched it. Found it on YouTube



The Magic Negro is a shadow behind this sort of evil and the cold can be felt over here, too.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1016804 Nov 1, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"leosampleanus"
The poster is way ahead of you when it comes intelligence. The poster is 100% smarter than you. His IQ is 112. That makes your IQ what? 1+? Based on your posts that is easy to believe.
Peace
KMA
leosampleanus is a sad, bitter and confused person. She'd rather throw Molotov Cocktails at Santa's sleigh than to wish someone Merry Christmas.

It is often mentioned that the best weapon against Hate is Love but finding that weapon is tough when dealing with bitter lemons like leosampleanus.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1016805 Nov 1, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
ReTHUGS will completely ignore any voice of reason. They would rather cling to the opinions of gloom and doom foreign croakers like Canadian Mark Steyn than embrace the greatness that is America.
Bill Gross: "It's time to kick out and share some of your good fortune by paying higher taxes and reforming them to favor economic growth and labor, as opposed to corporate profits and individual gazillions." Refreshing!!!
http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/31/investing/bil...
yes refreshing.
http://personalliberty.com/2013/11/01/appeals...

Appeals Court Strikes Down ACA Contraceptive Mandate

November 1, 2013 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
WASHINGTON (UPI)— A U.S. appeals court in Washington Friday struck down part of the Affordable Care Act, ruling mandated coverage of contraception “trammels” religious freedom.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1016806 Nov 1, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Typically your child goes to school in the district you reside in__you pay to send them to a private/parochial school or home school them. That's the system we have and in our state our educational system is controlled by Republicans and continues to have the BushCo NCLB fingerprints all over it.
Your kid attended school in Polk County correct? Or did you lie about that too?
In smaller towns and rural areas, that's usually the case. But in cities and especially the inner cities, school vouchers could very well change the direction of many children's life. They would eliminate schools that are nothing more than breeding grounds for gangs and violence and no-win futures and would hold teachers and administrators accountable by putting pressure on bad schools who were losing students to better and private schools.

Vouchers would be a God-send to parents and children in many high-risk areas of the country. Why would anyone deny them a more hopeful future?
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1016807 Nov 1, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
Just have a look at what is on Hannity tonight, I have never seen so much ignorant rubbish in all my life. Trying to defend the current healthcare system against what ??? looking after one half of the population to let the others die.
Health care to every other country on the planet it is viewed as a fundamental human right. That is, in a civilised world we look after each other when we are sick. You see the hypocrisy of this so called basic human instinct even in the redneck states where they won't execute a prisoner who is sick, they have to get them well first then kill them. The insane logic of gladly paying for a Military billion$ of tax payers dollars to protect American borders. Yet on the other hand saying if you get sick within the border, well f...k you! look after yourself. It is total and absolute insanity and morally cannot be justified in any way.
Health care in the USA is more expensive by a factor of one third than anywhere else in the world. That is NOT because its the best, the French have a far more healthier population than the US, so does half of Europe. So go figure, something is wrong with that system.
For a start a French doctor does not make anywhere near his/her American equivalent but their McDonalds worker will make almost double the hourly rate of a US McDonalds employee. So the wealth distribution amongst the population is wider spread. They still have their 1%'ers and dirt poor but a health care system that works. Scandinavian countries also, who tax very high but their quality of life is far higher. Google the top 15 healthiest countries and the USA doesn't even make the cut. Its right down amongst 30's just ahead of Bosnia.
The whole point of universal health care is to make sure EVERYONE is covered. So to keep premiums down all the healthy 20 somethings should be paying their share of health as well. That's how it works, sure it may have cost increases but that is only because we all live longer these days. But the level ignorance shown on Hannity's audience tonight shows NONE of them have bothered to look into working models of other countries health care. Despite having 40 yrs opportunity to do so.
You probably need to take a shower after watching that filthy liar.
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1016808 Nov 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
In smaller towns and rural areas, that's usually the case. But in cities and especially the inner cities, school vouchers could very well change the direction of many children's life. They would eliminate schools that are nothing more than breeding grounds for gangs and violence and no-win futures and would hold teachers and administrators accountable by putting pressure on bad schools who were losing students to better and private schools.
Vouchers would be a God-send to parents and children in many high-risk areas of the country. Why would anyone deny them a more hopeful future?
Vouchers are a way for churches to get their hands on taxpayer dollars in their quest to undermine public education.
This is Jeb Bush wet dream

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1016809 Nov 1, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
Just have a look at what is on Hannity tonight, I have never seen so much ignorant rubbish in all my life. Trying to defend the current healthcare system against what ??? looking after one half of the population to let the others die.
Health care to every other country on the planet it is viewed as a fundamental human right. That is, in a civilised world we look after each other when we are sick. You see the hypocrisy of this so called basic human instinct even in the redneck states where they won't execute a prisoner who is sick, they have to get them well first then kill them. The insane logic of gladly paying for a Military billion$ of tax payers dollars to protect American borders. Yet on the other hand saying if you get sick within the border, well f...k you! look after yourself. It is total and absolute insanity and morally cannot be justified in any way.
Health care in the USA is more expensive by a factor of one third than anywhere else in the world. That is NOT because its the best, the French have a far more healthier population than the US, so does half of Europe. So go figure, something is wrong with that system.
For a start a French doctor does not make anywhere near his/her American equivalent but their McDonalds worker will make almost double the hourly rate of a US McDonalds employee. So the wealth distribution amongst the population is wider spread. They still have their 1%'ers and dirt poor but a health care system that works. Scandinavian countries also, who tax very high but their quality of life is far higher. Google the top 15 healthiest countries and the USA doesn't even make the cut. Its right down amongst 30's just ahead of Bosnia.
The whole point of universal health care is to make sure EVERYONE is covered. So to keep premiums down all the healthy 20 somethings should be paying their share of health as well. That's how it works, sure it may have cost increases but that is only because we all live longer these days. But the level ignorance shown on Hannity's audience tonight shows NONE of them have bothered to look into working models of other countries health care. Despite having 40 yrs opportunity to do so.
The only level of ignorance we are seeing in the United States of America is called Barack Hussein O'bama and the others are trying to pass themselves off as democrats-at least that is what they are calling themselves now a days.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1016810 Nov 1, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Anyone can send his/her child to the school of his choice; they can pay for it like everyone else who chooses parochial or private school. You have that choice.
Ironic that you care about people getting free health care who can't afford it but could care less about people who can't afford a good education. They are trapped in the government-run system.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1016811 Nov 1, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You probably need to take a shower after watching that filthy liar.
I can't stand watching O'bama either. Finally we agree on something.:)

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1016812 Nov 1, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>A man who would rather tell a lie when the truth would serve him better loves corruption simply for the sake of corruption. He is not a leader, but a man who revels in the destruction of a culture that he and his wife hates.
This president's political stomping grounds is one of the most corrupt cities in the nation.

It should come as no surprise he brought the corruption with him to the White House.

He has always put winning ahead of personal convictions and ethical standards. The end always just the means.

He lied to peddle his signature legislation and win its passage. Period.

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