Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263749 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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Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1022171 Nov 11, 2013
On another note, can you leftist phags feel your stretched-out sphinc-ters puckering?? Ochimpocare is SOOOO pathetic that its a GIVEN it will be repealed/scaled back very soon. Truly, the greatest government boondoggle in the history of America......

State Obamacare exchanges enroll 3 pct of target so far

Mon Nov 11, 2013
4:08pm EST

(Reuters)- President Barack Obama's healthcare reform has reached only about 3 percent of its enrollment target for 2014 in 12 U.S. states where new online health insurance marketplaces are mostly working smoothly, a report released on Monday said.

States with functioning exchanges have signed up 49,100 people compared with the 1.4 million people expected to be enrolled for 2014, according to the report by healthcare research and consultancy firm Avalere Health.

With enrollment in the federal HealthCare.gov website serving 36 states stalled by technical failures, the weak sign-ups for functioning insurance exchanges could be due to the administration's difficulty to promote the program as a success, Avalere said.

The government is due to release national enrollment figures for the month of October this week. Open enrollment ends March 31, 2014.

Supporters of Obamacare and health insurers fear that scant participation in the private insurance exchanges will prevent them from becoming a sustainable new individual market, including the right mix of young and healthy members to offset coverage for older, sick people.

Before the Oct. 1 launch of enrollment, policy experts had expected that Americans would sign up gradually to the new Obamacare plans, consistent with the roll out of other healthcare programs like Medicare's prescription drug program for the elderly in 2006, according to Avalere President Dan Mendelson.

The turnout in states with functioning marketplaces has so far been weak rather than gradual, according to Mendelson. This could mean HealthCare.gov 's problems, which have prompted high-level oversight hearings led by Republican lawmakers, could be weighing on all states, he said

"The technical problems of the website and enrollment generally are causing the administration to go much slower on the positive messaging that is necessary to build enthusiasm for the law and that's an issue," Mendelson said.

Avalere looked at 11 of the 14 states and Washington D.C. that elected to build their own exchanges for individual insurance.

Some of the states included in the tally have also had technology problems along the way. Hawaii did not launch online enrollment until the middle of October. Vermont's governor has asked to extend current individual policies into March 2014 to give residents more time to shop because of issues on its state's site. Colorado and Minnesota have also experienced problems with their web sites.

Avalere's numbers are based on its own enrollment model and the Congressional Budget Office's 2014 forecast that 7 million people will enroll in the exchanges nationwide.

The 49,100 enrollments also include Medicaid sign-ups in Hawaii and Rhode Island, which did not provide a break-out, Avalere said. It based its numbers on public and press reports for the above mentioned states as well as Connecticut, the District of Colombia, Kentucky, Maryland, Nevada, New York and Washington.(Reporting by Caroline Humer; editing by Andrew Hay)

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1022172 Nov 11, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Koch brothers sponsor anti-Obamacare cornholing competition
The email failed to indicate who won the cornholing competition.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/11/koch-br...
Rawstory is a great link. They never let anyone who isn't a liberal post on their comment boards. Once they find one who isn't one of their own, they ban them. That is how the liberals work. I don't see that happening on any of the conservative links, we love to let idiots aka liberals post on those sites. Rawstory is a bias, racist, bigoted site.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1022173 Nov 11, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Koch brothers sponsor anti-Obamacare cornholing competition
The email failed to indicate who won the cornholing competition.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/11/koch-br...
Barney Phag, a last-minute surprise "entry"........
LCNLin

United States

#1022174 Nov 11, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Koch brothers sponsor anti-Obamacare cornholing competition
The email failed to indicate who won the cornholing competition.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/11/koch-br...
even the Koch brothers broke with the tea party on government shut down

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1022175 Nov 11, 2013
Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate Blocked by Appeals Court

In all places: CHICAGO!!!

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 01:19 PM
A requirement of President Barack Obama’s health-care law that group insurance plans cover contraceptives was ordered blocked by a federal appeals court, the first ban on enforcement of the mandate.

Friday’s decision increases the probability that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue to resolve conflicting appeals court rulings.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago returned two cases to trial courts with instructions to enter preliminary injunctions blocking enforcement of the requirement in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In a 2-1 decision, the three-judge panel reversed the lower-court decisions in lawsuits brought by Catholic families and their closely held corporations.

“These cases -- two among many currently pending in courts around the country -- raise important questions about whether business owners and their closely held corporations may assert a religious objection to the contraception mandate and whether forcing them to provide this coverage substantially burdens their religious-exercise rights,” U.S. Circuit Judge Diane Sykes wrote in the majority opinion.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1022176 Nov 11, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
even the Koch brothers broke with the tea party on government shut down
"We can admit that there are some real, deep, fundamental problems with this president."
James Carville.
LOL LOL

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022177 Nov 11, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Koch brothers sponsor anti-Obamacare cornholing competition
The email failed to indicate who won the cornholing competition.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/11/koch-br...
has your butt recovered?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1022178 Nov 11, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text> as they lose grip on reality they lose elections
In a way, it's like reading Lord of the Flies!

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1022179 Nov 11, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! And here I thought you hated pbs as a government sponsored left wing mouth piece!
I think the shows which air on PBS could stand on their own, without taxpayer subsidies. And if they can't so be it.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1022180 Nov 11, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
<quoted text>
I have clean skivvies on, unlike your filthy, smelly, soiled government issued Depends. LOL LOL
Wow. I didn't know you wore any at all!

Must be a new trend for you!

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022181 Nov 11, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
even the Koch brothers broke with the tea party on government shut down
still checking them figures, Lunkhead?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1022182 Nov 11, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
Happy Veteran's Day!!
Today is the day we honor those who gave all for America!! Chimpy leftist phags, give your all today by jumping off the nearest train trestle and down into the quarry below! We will thank you next year on this date!!
... said the yellow back wolfie!

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022183 Nov 11, 2013
I'm starting to worry about Homer, he may have choked to death shoveling Twinkies in too fast. Maybe one of his buddies better check on him.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1022184 Nov 11, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
ACA is doing better than the tea party at the moment?
"I don’t think that the rollout has been a disaster. It’s been another joke."
James Carville
LOL LOL.

Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1022185 Nov 11, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
even the Koch brothers broke with the tea party on government shut down
Of course.

It hurt them where it counts... the bottom line!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1022186 Nov 11, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I think the shows which air on PBS could stand on their own, without taxpayer subsidies. And if they can't so be it.
That wasn't the point duck and dodger.

But that's ok.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022187 Nov 11, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>In a way, it's like reading Lord of the Flies!
Speaking of flies, you'll be relieved to know Depends is coming out with new Depends/Flypaper all in one! They may sit in a government warehouse for months but you'll get them eventually.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022188 Nov 11, 2013
Excuse me, I meant Oblamakare warehouse.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1022189 Nov 11, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
<quoted text>
still checking them figures, Lunkhead?
So... you figure out when CRA was repealed, lefty lucy?

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022190 Nov 11, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Wow. I didn't know you wore any at all!
Must be a new trend for you!
Yo' mama knows.

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