Barack Obama, our next President

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Nuculeosanusbama

Palm Coast, FL

#1020612 Nov 8, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>FINALLY...we agree on something.
That Obama is a liar and you are a fake spelling teacher

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#1020613 Nov 8, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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That means we're both in the 92%.
So do the extremists on your side represent your personal beliefs on every issue anymore than the extremists do on mine?
(I do believe we're getting somewhere, Homer.)
Oh, Batty, you old silly, you ARE the extremist on "your" side.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1020614 Nov 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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When Iran ends up with nuclear weapons, which they will, will Obama still be a "master of diplomacy"???
Saudi Arabia has some nuke warheads on order from our pals in Pakistan according to the BBC and a plethora of right wing blogs. Smallish ones of course which are compatible with the missiles that Saudi Arabia began stockpiling during the early 80's when Iran went rogue.

Fkn Sunni's hate Shiite's, Jews hate Shiite's__what up with that Galt? Jews aren't really pumped up about Sunni's either__presently.

Someone over there is going to nuke someone else over there, bet on it. And within a month immigration reform will fly through both houses of congress.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1020615 Nov 8, 2013
Joan wrote:
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The estimates on the ACA website are very misleading. Enrollees of ObamaCare are stunned when they find out the real cost. Apparently the website lumps wildly ranging age groups to make it appear more affordable to the public.
Another fraud?
Galt has not visited the federal website, only the Covered California site.....when one drills down there to the cost, it is immediately evident that the insurance coverage is extremely expensive...approaching #2,000 per month for an older couple who are not on welfare...

the fraud is publicizing the bronze and silver plans, which are miserable coverage, rather than the platinum plan, which is the only one that even approaches the coverage that most people have...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1020616 Nov 8, 2013
Joan wrote:
<quoted text>
The estimates on the ACA website are very misleading. Enrollees of ObamaCare are stunned when they find out the real cost. Apparently the website lumps wildly ranging age groups to make it appear more affordable to the public.
Another fraud?
Yep! I have heard that from quite a few people. They think they have some great deal only to find out it cost is far greater.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1020617 Nov 8, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Again, the exchanges are not for everyone. If someone doesn't qualify for a subsidy they will, more than likely, do better in the private market. That is a Fact. I'm sure even you can still find a shoddy plan for about $50.00 a month.
those people with individual policies that have been cancelled have no choice but the exchanges.....

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1020618 Nov 8, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Intolerance, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
Don'tcha just love how USAsince1680 claims to tolerate those of us with differing views and opinions? I suppose the left's idea of tolerance includes mocking and personal insults.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1020619 Nov 8, 2013
Realtime wrote:
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And if the TeaParty wing of the GOP continues to allow slugs like Amy Kremer, Jenny Beth Martin and L Brent Bozell III to control the GOP message__well__they may as well dig up David Duke.
David Duke?

I have yet to see any of you self-proclaimed political know-it-alls provide proof of this tea party racism you spew incessantly.

Anyone can lie and make shit up. You ARE good at that.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1020620 Nov 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Kirsten Powers tells FOX News' Megyn Kelly her health insurance premium has doubled from $160 to $300 a month and she is okay with it because she supports Obamacare.
She's single with no children and makes good money.

But that's a liberal for 'ya...only thinking about themselves.

Hope Megyn reminded her that a lot of people would struggle having to pay that much and Kirsten is one of the lucky ones who doesn't have to pay five times more by government decree.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1020621 Nov 8, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, Batty, you old silly, you ARE the extremist on "your" side.
I no more agreed with Akin's outlandish comment than you agree with killing babies born alive.

Unless, of course, you do.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1020622 Nov 8, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Good morning. Yeah. I skipped over 1,200 posts. I can't imagine that I missed anything. Rethugs still seem to be stuck on stupid.
But, but, but..."Bush isn't president anymore". Don't you get sick of hearing that excuse? Rush Limpball said the promise that "you can keep your plan" is "the biggest lie ever told by a sitting president." Worse than lying about WMD's?? Worse than Reagan's Iran-Contra affair? Nixon's Watergate scandal? What an idiot.
I do believe that Obama mislead the public about the ACA but it certainly doesn't rise to the level of the lies told by Republican presidents. Besides, if your policy was grandfathered and you liked it...you could keep it. It was a half-truth. He certainly could have added "unless your insurer makes changes to your plan."
Certainly the Department of Health and Human Services ALWAYS said that policy holders would have to "transition" to "ACA-compliant" plans. That was disclosed from the very beginning. There was no subterfuge about the fact of change. IMO, it won't be an issue come election time IF the webpage is fixed and millions of people are able to benefit from the ACA. Change is always difficult.
"There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction" --Winston Churchill The ACA is headed in the right direction.
Good morning USAsince1680!

Nope, you didn't miss much. Actually, there were times when reich wingers disappeared en masse... such as on Wednesday after the elections!

As for a president 'lying,' it would appear that bushie boy NEVER lied about ANYTHING based on reich wing logic. And apparently, they're the only ones allowed to give free passes on those. Personally, I don't recognize them but it seems to placate those wild animals!

Yes, I do believe the ACA was a lot more ambitious from a PR perspective and way beyond scope from an implementation point of view. I suspect the biggest problems were actually lining up targets and objectives by 'someone' in charge.

What I do like is how Obama is telling everyone that he's going to take the hit. Unlike bushie boy who blamed 'bad intel' on his invasion of a sovereign nation for nothing!

I'm not so sure this won't be an issue. The biggest scratch your head moment came when Obama said they need to close the loopholes in the law. He wasn't very clear on what he was referring to, but then I wouldn't mention it either on national TV.

But if they do get this squared away and the sign ups increase (especially as they get closer to the deadline), I suspect it will be another talking point for someone like Issa between himself and the mirror!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1020623 Nov 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
there is a difference between tolerance and acceptance...for example, tolerating outward homosexuality without accepting same....
Please stop. Because what you're implying is it's okay to be tolerant of homosexuals but not Christians.

Please tell me that's not what you're implying.

You can't tolerate Christians without accepting Christianity?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1020624 Nov 8, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Saudi Arabia has some nuke warheads on order from our pals in Pakistan according to the BBC and a plethora of right wing blogs. Smallish ones of course which are compatible with the missiles that Saudi Arabia began stockpiling during the early 80's when Iran went rogue.
Fkn Sunni's hate Shiite's, Jews hate Shiite's__what up with that Galt? Jews aren't really pumped up about Sunni's either__presently.
Someone over there is going to nuke someone else over there, bet on it. And within a month immigration reform will fly through both houses of congress.
please explain the connection between Iranian nukes and immigration reform...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1020625 Nov 8, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Better than the white versus blank America created by Obama!
lol! Yep. And cons can't even win going up again the 'blanks'!

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1020626 Nov 8, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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It's like when you couldn't answer the question of where the money will come from to pay for Obama's government. You actually have to identify a source of money to identify who will be paying that subsidy.
So, let's go over this again. You begin by answering this question:
Who's paying that subsidy so crackwhores can get free health insurance and be equal to everyone who works their whole life to have it?
Who's paying that subsidy, clown?
(Here's a hint. Congress doesn't pay for any goddam thing.)
OMG

Don't tell me you STILL don't know how the federal government is funded.

I haver news, I don't have to identify jack sh*t. I provided a link that describes how the ACAis funded.

Its not my fault you can't read.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1020627 Nov 8, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Don'tcha just love how USAsince1680 claims to tolerate those of us with differing views and opinions? I suppose the left's idea of tolerance includes mocking and personal insults.
Yes, that's just what I was thinking. But thought the eye of the beholder comment would hit closer to home.

Perhaps yours did instead.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1020628 Nov 8, 2013
Homer wrote:
"The Tea Baggers are an albatross on the neck of the Republican Party" - Homer 2016
I'd normally agree with you on this, except I think instead of an albatross, they're more like radioactive waste!

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1020629 Nov 8, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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All you did was post some political hack diatribe spam denying everything that the emails delivered to this committee in Congress proves.
So, try again.
It is a felony for someone in one department or agency to transfer personal information of one American citizen to any other department or agency, moron. That is the written law.
Now, we have this fact:
Top Internal Revenue Service Obamacare official Sarah Hall Ingram discussed confidential taxpayer information with senior Obama White House officials, according to 2012 emails obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Lois Lerner, then head of the IRS Tax Exempt Organizations division, also received an email alongside White House officials that contained confidential information.
What this means is Sarah Hall Ingram committed a felony (and should be sent to prison for violation of that specific law). She included Lois Lerner and the White House in her violation of that law. Lois Lerner and the White House were complicit in that violation of that law. Therefore, Lois Lerner and whomever in the White House participated in this violation of that law should be sent to prison.
If you noticed, I referenced the law without referencing any political orientation, something you are not able to do.
So, since it's very obvious Sarah Hall Ingram and Lois Lerner and whomever was the recipient in the White House committed a felony, why should they not be sent to prison?
Wow Dumbwaiter. You've really lost it,

I never posted anything about this.

I was talking about your subsidies.

Try to keep up.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1020630 Nov 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Tuesday, in Virginia.
lol! You actually had to explain that to Lois?!?!?!?!?!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1020631 Nov 8, 2013
A new Gallup poll brings more terrible news for President Obama and his signature health plan, showing that only 22% of uninsured Americans intend to buy insurance through the ObamaCare exchanges.

One of the major selling points for using ObamaCare to disrupt our health care system (that polls showed up to 80% of Americans were satisfied with) was to insure the uninsured. But according to this poll, only a very small minority of that small minority is even interested in obtaining insurance.

Even more troubling is the realization that a month ago, that number was double; a full 44% of the uninsured said they would purchase insurance though the exchanges.

Over the course of a month, however, the reality of ObamaCare scared off half of that 44%. The high cost of premiums, the high deductibles customers have to pay regardless of any tax subsidy, and the unforgivable bungling of the rollout only discouraged those who we blew up a perfectly good health care system to help.

The worse news is that you can bet that the 22% who do intend to sign up are made up of the oldest and sickest among the uninsured. Meanwhile, the 78% who are uninterested in being insured are likely the youngest and healthiest.

This means a sicker and older pool of enrollees, which means higher premiums for a couple hundred million Americans who were perfectly satisfied with what they had--that is, before President Obama, Democrats, and the media decided what was best for us.

As of now, the poll shows only 18% of the uninsured have even tried to visit a marketplace website.

When you look at the nearly 4 million Americans who have already had their insurance cancelled, the low enrollment numbers we have seen so far, and combine that with the website problems, sticker shock, and overall disgust, it is not out inconceivable to speculate that by this time next year, ObamaCare will have caused the number of uninsured in America to increase.

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