Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263800 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

#1020997 Nov 9, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
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Why was Carter a terrible president?
Tell us exactly what he did to be considered "terrible".
In other words, provide us details. Facts. What decisions did Carter take which make him a bad president?
He foisted ISLAM on the rest of the world. Carter is the world's most famous infidel.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1020998 Nov 9, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Carol are you delusional, ignorant or just a damned liar? You seem to be forgetting about the millions of people who were excluded from getting health insurance coverage because of pre existing conditions. You're completely ignoring those who won't get their coverage cut off by an arbitrary lifetime cap. You're ignoring all of the young adults who are either still in college or just starting out who can stay on their family coverage. The exchanges are screwing people? Lets look at some actual cases shall we?
Salt Lake Tribune – Health exchange: Utah family gets coverage for $123 a month
After plugging in particulars about his family of five, the Salt Lake City business owner was able to compare 38 plans and apply for tax credits to put toward his monthly premiums. He settled on a silver-level plan from Altius that retails for about $850 a month.
After tax credits, the Sherburnes will pay just $123 a month.
“It’s a great deal. I’m thrilled to have coverage, period,” said Sherburne, who was previously shut out of affordable insurance due to a pre-existing condition, a shoulder injury.
KNTV – Obamacare in Calif. Saves One Family $400 a Month
Right now Rakesh Rikhi pays $950 a month to insure himself, his wife and two children with Kaiser.
He came to the health trust in San Jose to get help determining if the new affordable care act truly will be affordable.
Rikhi was stunned to learn that through covered California he can get a similar Kaiser plan for his family for $400 less a month.
He quickly did the math and found he had just saved $5,000 a year.
KQED – Newly Enrolled in Covered California — One San Franciscan’s Story
Covered California will not be releasing any enrollment figures until mid-November, but San Franciscan Paul Cello says he’s already in — and reports his new insurance will have better benefits, at lower monthly cost than the plan he’s on now…
He enrolled in a Blue Shield PPO plan with a $1,500 deductible and maximum out-of-pocket costs of $5,000. Because he qualifies for a subsidy, he’ll pay $178 a month, shaving more than $300 a month off what he pays now.
“It’s like a whole ‘nother world,” he enthused.“The coverage is better … a lower premium, no pre-existing condition exclusions, I get mental health coverage, so there’s way more coverage than I had and I’m going to be saving.”
It's been the insurance industry that's been screwing people Carol by conning them into buying junk policies that if they really needed to use them would cost them more than what they saved on low premiums.
Tax credits equals welfare.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1020999 Nov 9, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Where do you? I take it you are against mental health treatment being covered by insurance?
Well, let's see, it was in a gun control bill, so I believe the more people they can get to go see a shrink the more people they can say shouldn't own a gun. You fake commies need to keep up with the program.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1021000 Nov 9, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> They know crappy socialist policies and a socialist when they see one.
That's what I was going to tell PDupont. Republicans had enough foresight as did the majority to know this law creates more problems than it solves and was a politically driven attempt to expand big government to give more power to the elite few rather than the people. As we are witnessing now.

But PDupont is indignant Republicans and the majority didn't fall in line like good little sheep.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1021001 Nov 9, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Who did they poll? Teabaggers? Who do you think would have even a "remote" chance?
Ted Cruz? HAAAHAAAAA! I hope you nominate that fool and his idiot father can be his campaign manager!
Whoever it is will once again offer nothing. They'll base their campaign on Hillary's support of Obamacare and Benghazi. By then Obamacare will be rolling along and people will be rolling their eyes every time they hear the word Benghazi. Besides, Republicans will eat each other alive in their primaries. I can't wait!
God bless Ted Cruz!
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1021002 Nov 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Medicare Part D compared to Obamacare is like a paper cut compared to disembowelment.
Only in your delusional hate filled mind Carol.
Stoneman

Boise, ID

#1021003 Nov 9, 2013
Anybody else notice?

The enrollment in Obamacare are in single digits.

The system is collapsing all over the place.

People are getting booted from their insurance.

People are figuring out that Lord Obama lied to them for years.

So what does the Socialist/Democrat Senate do?

NOW is the time to roll out a badly-written Gay Rights in the Workplace bill!

Don't look behind the curtain! Look over here-- remember the Republicans hate gays! Republicans are EVIL!

Get ready for a hastily-written environmental bill, a completely unnecessary Women's Rights bill,...
YOU CAN TRUST OBAMA

Lillington, NC

#1021004 Nov 9, 2013
(CNN)-- President Barack Obama apologized Thursday to those Americans whose insurance plans are being canceled due to the federal health law he championed even though he said repeatedly they could keep their coverage if they liked.

"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," he told NBC News in an exclusive interview.

"We've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this," he added.

Obama's comments come days after he attempted to clarify what he meant when he assured Americans in previous years that they would be able to keep their plans under the Affordable Care Act, a controversy that is prompting legislation in Congress to address it.

Obama further alters 'you can keep your plan' pledge

Republicans have hammered Obama over the promise since insurers began discontinuing coverage for some of the 12 million Americans who buy individual policies on the private market that don't meet Obamacare requirements for more comprehensive care.



36 Times Obama Said You Could Keep Your Health Care Plan
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1021005 Nov 9, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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When are you airheads EVER going to get a REALITY clue-and realize-Bush is NOT Potus, and it's not he administration in there anymore.
Really-people like you--aka idiots- are reason WHY anyone has to some empathy for any potus.
Well, we can use his history of 'accomplishments' son!

I guess you don't like certain realities, eh?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1021006 Nov 9, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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You're full of crap as usual Carol. It's your side that have for years used legislation to force your own narrow views on the country as a whole. You've used laws to treat working taxpaying citizens as second class, denying the equal protection under the law because of their sexual orientation. That's bullying. I don't really care what your personal beliefs are but you don't have the right to force them on other people. We are a progressive nation Carol, the Founding Fathers were progressives and the Constitution is a progressive document. As Theodore Roosevelt said in his speech "The New Nationalism" in Osawatomie, Kansas on August31, 1910;
"A great democracy must be progressive or it will soon cease to be a democracy."
Clinton's Republican Congress proposed the Contract with America. Most of it was either signed by Clinton or negotiated and signed.
Republicans were mindful to leave out controversial issues such as abortion and school prayer.

(Which should end the false accusations of conservatives forcing anyone to believe anything.)

A sweeping welfare reform bill was passed by Clinton's Republican Congress and was signed into law by Clinton.

It was Clinton who raised taxes. 18 months later, the Office of Management and Budget issued projections of deficits for the next five years.

Clinton's reversal on government spending and a booming economy was the result of genuine fiscal restraint. Government spending only increased by an average of just 2.9% over a four-year period in the mid-1990s.

The balanced budgets of the Clinton years didn't occur until after a Republican Congress passed and the president reluctantly signed a 1997 tax bill that lowered the capital gains rate from 28% to 20%, added a child tax credit, and established higher limits on tax exclusion for IRAs and estates.

Clinton was credited for a successful economy and, of course, deserves it as the president who went along with his conservative congress.

That success was based on Republicans proposing and passing a tax bill and lowering taxes which Clinton signed and was probably why he announced in a State of the Union Address "The era of big government is over!"

Did you get all of that?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1021007 Nov 9, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
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Hey, Fib, wasn't Carters DOE supposed to wean us from foreign oil? How has that worked?
Well gee son. The US is a net exporter of gas.

What does that tell you?
LCNLin

United States

#1021008 Nov 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Clinton's Republican Congress proposed the Contract with America. Most of it was either signed by Clinton or negotiated and signed.
Republicans were mindful to leave out controversial issues such as abortion and school prayer.
(Which should end the false accusations of conservatives forcing anyone to believe anything.)
A sweeping welfare reform bill was passed by Clinton's Republican Congress and was signed into law by Clinton.
It was Clinton who raised taxes. 18 months later, the Office of Management and Budget issued projections of deficits for the next five years.
Clinton's reversal on government spending and a booming economy was the result of genuine fiscal restraint. Government spending only increased by an average of just 2.9% over a four-year period in the mid-1990s.
The balanced budgets of the Clinton years didn't occur until after a Republican Congress passed and the president reluctantly signed a 1997 tax bill that lowered the capital gains rate from 28% to 20%, added a child tax credit, and established higher limits on tax exclusion for IRAs and estates.
Clinton was credited for a successful economy and, of course, deserves it as the president who went along with his conservative congress.
That success was based on Republicans proposing and passing a tax bill and lowering taxes which Clinton signed and was probably why he announced in a State of the Union Address "The era of big government is over!"
Did you get all of that?
Most of it
warmed over Romney stuff
from 2012 defeat by
American voters.

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Keep Posting
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1021009 Nov 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Clinton's Republican Congress proposed the Contract with America. Most of it was either signed by Clinton or negotiated and signed.
Republicans were mindful to leave out controversial issues such as abortion and school prayer.
(Which should end the false accusations of conservatives forcing anyone to believe anything.)
A sweeping welfare reform bill was passed by Clinton's Republican Congress and was signed into law by Clinton.
It was Clinton who raised taxes. 18 months later, the Office of Management and Budget issued projections of deficits for the next five years.
Clinton's reversal on government spending and a booming economy was the result of genuine fiscal restraint. Government spending only increased by an average of just 2.9% over a four-year period in the mid-1990s.
The balanced budgets of the Clinton years didn't occur until after a Republican Congress passed and the president reluctantly signed a 1997 tax bill that lowered the capital gains rate from 28% to 20%, added a child tax credit, and established higher limits on tax exclusion for IRAs and estates.
Clinton was credited for a successful economy and, of course, deserves it as the president who went along with his conservative congress.
That success was based on Republicans proposing and passing a tax bill and lowering taxes which Clinton signed and was probably why he announced in a State of the Union Address "The era of big government is over!"
Did you get all of that?
Another Lois Lame hatchet job on history.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1021010 Nov 9, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Only in your delusional hate filled mind Carol.
Pretty sure Obamacare feels like a disembowelment to Obama about now.

We've never seen this kind of upheaval, disruption, chaos, anger and fear on the part of millions of Americans at any time before in recent history.

And he's got to figure out how to put the innards of Obamacare back in again and work without bursting American's gut.

You're grossly underestimating the damage that has been done with this law and Obama is not a gastrointestinal surgeon.
LCNLin

United States

#1021011 Nov 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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"bunch of Commies"
You people are dumber than shit.
Most of them hate America,
Watch the pro Russian posts and the delight every time bad news falls on Americans
LCNLin

United States

#1021012 Nov 9, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Yeah Carol, we all know what the GOP means by "reform". They want to cut benefits, raise the retirement age and some of the more extreme right wingers want to privatize it and turn it over to Wall Street. Here's a better solution. Raise or even eliminate the income cap on SS wages. Then we could lower the retirement age and make more jobs available to younger workers.
What about Medicaid Carol? Do you think that if companies like Walmart and McDonalds actually provided their workers with adequate health insurance and a living wage the need for social safety net programs would down? We're paying for some of these companies profits by providing their employees the means to survive like Medicaid and SNAP because the bottom line is all people like the Walton family cares about.
Republicans seem to hate America and Americans
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1021013 Nov 9, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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You crying, whining, freeloading leftist pusceefckphag!! Shut your festering gash and be a man (instead of a boy) for once!! If you were here, I'd btch-slap U like no tomorrow (just to start my day off right).
Chimp......
awwwww.... poor baby. would a bowl of wolfie intestine soup make you feel better doggie?
LCNLin

United States

#1021014 Nov 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Well, good news.
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/02/us/states-m...
I feel a little more calm now. But not quite completely yet.
Sorry I went off. But what is wrong with people who treat animals so cruelly? And horses of all creatures?
Even watching bulls being taunted and tormented in bullfighting arenas, I always root for the bull. Always.
But I do feel better knowing it has been outlawed in the states and even in Mexico though it's probably still going on until they get caught.
I would take on anyone to protect an animal being abused. And die trying if necessary.
Think of this while eating a hamburger LOL
LCNLin

United States

#1021015 Nov 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Pretty sure Obamacare feels like a disembowelment to Obama about now.
We've never seen this kind of upheaval, disruption, chaos, anger and fear on the part of millions of Americans at any time before in recent history.
And he's got to figure out how to put the innards of Obamacare back in again and work without bursting American's gut.
You're grossly underestimating the damage that has been done with this law and Obama is not a gastrointestinal surgeon.
People need medical coverage and wish for same.
Republicans cheering while the site fails a major issue in 2014.
Why do you Hate Americans and love bulls
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1021016 Nov 9, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>This is how duped you morons are... LMFAO... Dumbsass Dave..
It's easier to try and fool people than it is to convince them you have NOT been fooled and duped you idiot..
It's the culture...
lol! "Trying" is always easier to actually accomplishing anything son.

Witness the idiotic useless cons the last 5 years. All they accomplished was pissing Americans off and making things worse!

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