Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1496606 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

#1023447 Nov 14, 2013
Now that the odumbo presidency has collapsed into laughing stock/debacle stage, one has to ask the question: "how bad can it get"? The answer is below, when one of your most ardent supporters in the media turns on you. Get ready for a dumocratic bloodbath in 2014......:-)

Health care fiasco highlights Obama's broken promise
By Ruben Navarrette, CNN

San Diego, California (CNN)-- You almost have to feel sorry for President Obama. Almost.

You know you're having a tough week when you're essentially being called untruthful by, of all people, Bill Clinton, who knows a thing or two about stretching the truth. At the very least, Clinton insisted that Obama -- in trying to sell Obamacare to the American people -- should not have broken his promise that, if they liked their doctor and health care plan, they could keep both.

For millions of Americans, perhaps tens of millions, this hasn't been the case. Their policies were cancelled.

Even while continuing to express support for the Affordable Care Act, Clinton suggested that people should be able to stay with what they had before the legislation took effect "even if it takes a change in the law."

That is easier said than done. There is no easy fix that wouldn't rip out the foundation of Obamacare.

None of this looks good. But it looks especially bad to Democrats who are up for re-election in 2014. Many of them are running for the hills. A group of about a dozen of them have given the White House until Friday to come up with a way for people to keep their health care coverage.

You'll recall that every single Democratic lawmaker in both houses voted in favor of Obamacare, the very law that they're now trying to change. It would have been nice if they had made those changes through amendments before voting for the final bill. That's how it is supposed to work.

We learned this week that the orphanages are also filled with massive, costly and inefficient government programs that give new meaning to the phrase "bureaucratic nightmare." These programs fine people for not buying a product from a website that doesn't work right, and they have caused an upheaval where -- under the pretense of ensuring that all Americans have health insurance -- several million Americans who had health insurance wake up to find that they no longer do.

Obama either knew this would happen and he lied, or he was grossly mistaken. Either way, an important promise has been broken and a sacred trust violated. And while, politicians break promises all the time, this one is in a whole different category. This isn't the metaphorical "chicken in every pot" that never materialized. This is about government coming into your home and taking away the chicken that you planned to feed to your family for dinner.

There's a big difference. And voters know it. Many Americans don't just feel disappointed and underserved. They feel injured, betrayed and lied to by their leaders -- and especially by Obama.

In a Quinnipiac University poll released this week, Obama's job approval rating has dropped to a record low: just 39% of Americans approve of how he is handling the job, while 54% disapprove. Only 19% of Americans say they believe the quality of their health care will improve in the next year, while 43% say it will get worse and 33% don't think it will impact their coverage one way or another.

But here's the real problem for the White House and the entire administration. In the same poll, more Americans than not are questioning the president's integrity. A majority of voters -- 52%-- say that Obama is not honest and trustworthy, compared to 44% who disagree.

It wasn't supposed to be this way. When Obama took office in January 2009, he promised to be an improvement on previous presidents. He promised an administration that was honest and transparent. The rollout of Obamacare has been neither of those things. Someone has to pay for that. And, if voters have anything to say about it next year, someone will.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1023448 Nov 14, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
<quoted text>
Since when has the GOP been a friend of the working man?
You, Sir, are a joke.
The demokRATic party is no longer the party of the workers, laborers or working man now the party of the unemployed and loser...

It's the culture...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1023449 Nov 14, 2013
Good morning folks!

how bout this one!

"Officials at one one of the nation's oldest and most elite historically black colleges are citing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as the reason they have cancelled a school-wide affordable health care plan they had offered students"

http://campusreform.org/...
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1023450 Nov 14, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
No Carol, you're the one who doesn't know what the hell you're talking about. The ACA doesn't even come close to being socialized medicine stupid. Socialized medicine is where the Government owns the hospitals and the doctors, nurses and other health employees are government employees. The ACA relies on the private sector insurance industry, hospitals and doctors to provide coverage and care. Even a single payer system like Medicare uses private sector physicians and hospitals. The only example of socialized medicine we have in this country is the VA medical system and I can say from personal experience that it works just fine.
And no liar, the various healthcare systems in Europe are working well. How many people in Europe have gone bankrupt or lost their homes due to unaffordable health costs? None.
You're an idiot Carol!
You're finally right about something, frenchy phag!! Odumbocare isnt "socialized medicine"; its a proven outright failure, and the worst government boondoggle in the history of mankind....
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1023451 Nov 14, 2013
demokRATs win elections lying, humping the backs of the duped, ignorant and poor.... yet they stay duped, ignorant and poor..

It's the culture...

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1023452 Nov 14, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
Brutal New Poll Has Obama's Approval Rating Down To 39%
And for the first time ever, most people (52%) say that Obama is not honest and trustworthy. Only 44% say that he is honest and trustworthy.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/quinnipiac-pol...
ROTFLMAO!!!!
Busted finally.
I guess you keep forgetting:
1. Obama isn't EVER going to run for public office again.
2. No matter what his approval rating is he will still be president for the next 1,000 days!
3. You're still a loser no matter what people think of Obama.

So what's your point?
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1023453 Nov 14, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
Brutal New Poll Has Obama's Approval Rating Down To 39%
And for the first time ever, most people (52%) say that Obama is not honest and trustworthy. Only 44% say that he is honest and trustworthy.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/quinnipiac-pol...
ROTFLMAO!!!!
Busted finally.
The lame stream media along with other demokRATSs are throwing obama under the bus... demokRATs abandoning obama and jumping ship like rats!

It's the culture...
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1023454 Nov 14, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans do not hate gays.
Republicans aren't evil.
The odds this law will ever see the light of day are looking slimmer and slimmer.
Obama did lie.
Just to correct your misleading statements.
Sure Carol, Republicans don't hate gays, they just want to deny them equal rights and protections under the law.
The ACA has already seen the light of day stupid and has already helped people who couldn't get health coverage due to pre existing conditions. People on long term chemotherapy and dialysis don't have to worry that their treatments are going to get cut off because of an arbitrary lifetime cap. Seniors on Medicare Part D are seeing lower costs for their medications.
You didn't correct anybody's statements . Under the ACA policies were grandfathered in, even the crappy ones. If the insurance companies decided to change them after the law was enacted, knowing full well that they wouldn't be in compliance then that's on them not the President.
You're an idiot Carol!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1023455 Nov 14, 2013
Pulling back the curtain to see the wizard and when we make money off something we like it...

"Concierge medicine: WebMD pockets millions from feds to promote Obamacare"

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1023456 Nov 14, 2013
How important is the Worlds Climate?

"Warsaw climate talks: nearly 3 in 10 countries not sending ministers"

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/n...
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1023457 Nov 14, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm done with this, Galt. It sounds to me like you are struggling with your own personal spiritual issues. But that's something only you and God can work out.
But I'm done talking about this.
You really don't get it do you Carol? Galt has no spiritual issues, he's an amoral Ayn Randian sociopath who's basically anti religion and doesn't give a crap about anyone but himself.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1023458 Nov 14, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess you keep forgetting:
1. Obama isn't EVER going to run for public office again.
2. No matter what his approval rating is he will still be president for the next 1,000 days!
3. You're still a loser no matter what people think of Obama.
So what's your point?
If not for obamakare, Ted Cruz and the Tea Party would not have been a great success!!..

AND... when we Tea Party Patriots take back the country because of Obama bin Lyin in 2014, you commies, brown shirt liberals and 24/7 moochers will need to learn and fish or cut bait..

Go obama!!

It's the culture...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1023459 Nov 14, 2013
...when will Progressives realize that people are more important than polar bears...

"Not Welcome: UN climate summit in Poland greeted by 50,000 angry Poles rallying against UN..."

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/11/12/50000-a...
Patriot

Longmont, CO

#1023460 Nov 14, 2013
Comet ISON Outburst! ISON With 3 Tails & Secondary Object



http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Ison, Encke and LoveJoy/Solar Update

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1023461 Nov 14, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
No Carol, tough on you. Businesses are bound by law to report wages to the IRS and state departments of revenue. You don't have to tell them what you make, they already know and failure to report those wages is a violation of the law even if you're not going to pay taxes on it.
Failure to report income is a crime: Tell that to Senator William Jefferson, Governor Rod Blagojevich, Senator Tom Daschle, Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., Secretary Timothy F. Geithner......
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1023462 Nov 14, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
You really don't get it do you Carol? Galt has no spiritual issues, he's an amoral Ayn Randian sociopath who's basically anti religion and doesn't give a crap about anyone but himself.
You brainwashed idiots RealDave sock PDUPONT listen to everything but only believe and hear what you want to you idiot!!

It's the culture...
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1023463 Nov 14, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Good morning folks!
how bout this one!
"Officials at one one of the nation's oldest and most elite historically black colleges are citing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as the reason they have cancelled a school-wide affordable health care plan they had offered students"
http://campusreform.org/...
Moot point:

Most of the students are under the age of 26 and will become eligible for coverage under their Momma's new free Medicaid health insurance....
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1023464 Nov 14, 2013
Grampy wrote:
<quoted text>
Failure to report income is a crime: Tell that to Senator William Jefferson, Governor Rod Blagojevich, Senator Tom Daschle, Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., Secretary Timothy F. Geithner......
Typical RealDave sock PDUPONT liberal... do as I say not as I do...

It's the culture...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1023465 Nov 14, 2013
27,000 and 396,000...

"...Fewer than 27,000 people selected a plan through the website..."

meanwhile...

"...Another 396,000 people have been approved for Medicaid benefits..."

http://www.nationaljournal.com/health-care/it...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1023466 Nov 14, 2013
Liberalism is dead!!!

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