Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1251933 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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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1024435 Nov 15, 2013
39 Democrats bucked their party leadership to vote in favor of the bill.

Is that a rebuke? MSNBC said 20 to 30 would be one thing but 60 to 100 would be a rebuke.

39 is almost 40 and 40 is between 30 and 60.

It's more than just being "one thing", that's for sure.
LCNLin

United States

#1024436 Nov 15, 2013
President Christie will give trolls a time to whine

Since: Nov 11

New York, NY

#1024437 Nov 15, 2013
39 brainless Democrats join the descent and smart Republicans on affirming Obama did lie about Obamacare.

39 Democrats in the House, that need leadership from Republicans. 39 that know their days are counted. 39 the proves beyond any doubt that Republicans are the ONLY ones that know what to do.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1024438 Nov 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Actually, it's already a Democrats' nightmare because they know it isn't and there's no way it ever will be.
Well, surprise, I disagree. The November 12th poll by Quinnipiac shows that 75% of Democrats approve of the way Obama is handling healthcare. 79% of Democrats approve of the way Obama is handling is job and 86% believe he is honest and trustworthy. The same number trust that Obama will do a better job handling healthcare than Republicans in Congress.

His low number is with his handling of immigration...only 66% of Democrats approve (probably because it is on the back burner at the moment).

Let's face it...we are a country divided down political lines like never before and, IMO, we have the obstructionist Republicans in congress to thank for it. You people are only cutting your own throats by continuing down this negative path.

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-cent...
LCNLin

United States

#1024439 Nov 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
No, the Rollout of Healthcare.gov is Nothing Like Hurricane Katrina
There's no question that Healthcare.gov has been a fiasco—a blunder of a website that has embarrassed the administration and tarnished Obama's brand. At the same time, it's important not to overstate the scope of the damage. Right now, the problem with the website is that it can't accommodate everyone who wants to buy health insurance. This is a serious issue, but not the worst mistake ever made by a president.
By contrast, George W. Bush's response to Katrina comes close. Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest storms to ever hit the United States. It killed more than 1,800 people, destroyed tens of thousands of homes, caused billions in property damage, and nearly sank a major American city. And the Bush administration's response was criminally negligent, a basic failure of duty that should haunt everyone involved.
Despite several days of memos and warnings to administration officials—that this would be a major storm, that the levees had been breached, that flooding had began—it took two days for President Bush—who was on vacation, spawning a series of photo-ops that would look awful in retrospect—to begin to organize the federal response. The Federal Emergency Management Agency had little in the way of direction, and critical resources in the area went unused. As late as September 1st, three days after Katrina made landfall, there were no coordinated efforts in the area. "This is a national emergency. This is a national disgrace," said Terry Ebbert, then director of emergency operations for New Orleans, "FEMA has been here three days, yet there is no command and control. We can send massive amounts of aid to tsunami victims, but we can’t bail out the city of New Orleans."
When confronted with this avalanche of incompetence, administration officials shifted the blame, more attuned to their political fortunes than to the thousands who languished in overcrowded shelters without adequate food, water, or sanitation, forced to deal with disease and violence. It was more than an embarrassment, it was one of the worst domestic disasters ever seen in a presidency. Indeed, the only reason it doesn't define Bush's tenure is that it's overshadowed by the war in Iraq, which stands as one of the worst foreign policy disasters in U.S. history.
Healthcare.gov is not in the same ballpark, it's not in the same league—it's not even in the same sport. Failing to build a website that can reliably provide health care coverage to consumers—a noble goal hindered by flawed implementation—is categorically different than a non-response to a natural disaster that claimed thousands of lives.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/11...
Tea Party loses in the end

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1024440 Nov 15, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I don't really care about the under insured. If they had taken more responsibility for their health needs, they wouldn't have a problem.
What is "under insured" - a 70 year old couple who don't have maternity and contraception coverage? That's bullcrap, but you're so completely indoctrinated you can't think rationally any longer.

Admit it - you want the government to get as much of other peoples money as they can get your hands on and give it to you.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1024441 Nov 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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maybe you meant the Daily Caller?
a totally different animal. right wing biased to be exact.
...and Obama didn't lie and millions have not had their health insurance cancelled.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1024442 Nov 15, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, you can't argue with Political Breakfast Man.
He 'knows things'.
He for sure knows that all politicians lie, that all political pundits lie and that this is an anonymous topix thread jam packed with liars, cripples and software douches.

Bondi last week, Desantis week before__too many lies to keep track of and the overpriced food sucks.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1024443 Nov 15, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Debunked
Not debunked. I heard her say it myself.
Laney F

New York, NY

#1024444 Nov 15, 2013
Jaw-dropping quotes - Obammy on ObammyCare:

"What we're also discovering is that insurance is complicated to buy."

Really, Mr. President?

You're "discovering" this minor detail three years after you forced through a massive, unpopular overhaul of the entire system?

This statement is a breathtaking admission of abject dereliction and incompetence.

ABC News' Rick Klein also notes that the administration's long-time talking points assured skeptical consumers that Obamacare would be easy to buy.

That's what all of the "just like Expedia!" comparisons were about.

Now, with millions getting booted from their plans, with a horribly broken website exacerbating the pain, Obama suddenly sees the light.

A disgrace.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1024445 Nov 15, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
39 brainless Democrats join the descent and smart Republicans on affirming Obama did lie about Obamacare.
39 Democrats in the House, that need leadership from Republicans. 39 that know their days are counted. 39 the proves beyond any doubt that Republicans are the ONLY ones that know what to do.
Any of those 39 up for reelection a little less than a year from now?
Laney F

New York, NY

#1024446 Nov 15, 2013
Jaw-dropping quotes - Obammy on ObammyCare

(No wonder Democrats are running for cover)

"What we're essentially saying is the Affordable Care Act is not going to be the factor in what happens with folks in the individual market."

Points for candor, I guess.

Here the president explicitly spells out the motivation behind his so-called "fix" -- which even liberal wonks and industry experts are admitting are unworkable and will make the law's problems worse.

The goal is not to repair the damage; the goal is to SCAPEGOAT omeone else for the Obamacare wreckage that awaits.

INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE THE NEW OBAMMY VILLIAN DE JOUR.

Insurers, who've been in bed with Obama on this law from the beginning, aren't going to take the demonization lying down.

Obama is decreeing a 13th-hour disruption that they cannot comply with at this stage, and that will throw their finances into chaos. They will, in turn, hike premiums even more next year.

This is the death spiral, ladies and gentlemen.

And Obama will try to stand to the side and point at his former Obamacare partners as the culprits.

It's shameful. And I suspect it won't work. His credibility is in the tank.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1024447 Nov 15, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
"Real mature" post for a fourth grader.
Right at your level. You have the commons sense of a fourth grader. Well actually, I just insulted fourth graders.

Get off the bus, hater!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1024448 Nov 15, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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Tea Party loses in the end
Tea Party? what's that?

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1024449 Nov 15, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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I am sure you know you are one, so why do you act surprised?
You display vile hate, but in a sneaky, coy, and not so bright way.
What's wrong with someone being honest and direct, scumbag?
People with little minds, like you, can't comprehend "honest and direst".

“Profanity is the effort of a feeble brain to express itself forcibly.” Spencer W. Kimball

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1024450 Nov 15, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Gibberish!
Who do you think reads this thread dumbazz? Congress? ROFLMAO, everyone who actually does read along already knows that you're a liar.
What's gibberish this time?

The CBO projected 30 million will still be uninsured under Obamacare?

The government will screw up medical care too?

The IRS will have all of our personal information while being impotent to enforce penalties?

The GOP had a better plan to lower the costs of health care to make it more affordable for everyone?

The free market should have a chance to cover pre-existing conditions and provide employer-free health insurance?

Tax reform is never on the liberals' agenda?

...There was so much in that one post, it might help to narrow it down to help me better provide the correct source.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1024451 Nov 15, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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...and Obama didn't lie and millions have not had their health insurance cancelled.
Obama should have known he was going to get screwed by the insurance companies.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1024452 Nov 15, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Debunked
Kirsten Powers:'No Explanation For Doubling My Premiums Other Than Subsidizing Other People'
By Noel Sheppard | November 13, 2013 | 16:01

Fox News's left of center contributor Kirsten Powers went on a bit of a mini-rant about ObamaCare on Tuesday's Special Report that media members across the fruited plain she sit up and take notice.

"I have talked about how I am losing my health insurance," she said. "If I want to keep the same health insurance, it's going to cost twice as much. There's nothing substandard about my plan... All of the things they say that are not in my plan are in my plan, all of the things they have listed. There's no explanation for the doubling of my premiums other than the fact that it's subsidizing other people" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

(
BRET BAIER, HOST: How about that?
KIRSTEN POWERS, COLUMNIST, "NEW YORK POST": I say, my blood pressure goes up every time they say that they're protecting us from substandard health insurance plans, because there is nothing to support what they're saying. I have talked about how I am losing my health insurance. I'm having, if I want to keep the same health insurance, it's going to cost twice as much. There's nothing substandard about my plan. All of the things they say that are not in my plan are in my plan, all of the things they have listed. There's no explanation for the doubling of my premiums other than the fact that it's subsidizing other people.
They need to be honest about that, that that's the reason they don't want to change it. It's because they're basically taking the people who are responsible enough to get health insurance in the individual market and asking them to subsidize other people. So they're taking young healthy people and asking them to subsidize other people. I don't think that's going to last, frankly. I think they're trying to buy time until they think they're going to reach this next deadline. And I don't think they're going to reach it, and when they don't reach it...
BAIER: This is November 30th?
POWERS: Yes. When they don't reach it, I think there is going to be an absolute -- I mean, if, you have now not just senators who are up for re-election calling, you know, for this to be fixed. So I think they're going -- they're going to have to respond to that.
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Laney F

New York, NY

#1024453 Nov 15, 2013
Jaw-dropping quotes - Obammy on ObammyCare

"On the website, I was not informed directly that the website would not be working the way it was supposed to."

In which President Obama once again claims that he was unaware of the long parade of internal and external warnings that Healthcare.gov was a historic trainwreck in the making.

What is Obama aware of, pray tell?

What does he believe he job entails?

If overseeing and managing his own signature legislative 'accomplishment' isn't within his self-imagined job description, what is?

ALOOF IGNORANCE IS OBAMMY'S RECURRING EXCUSE AND IS TRULY PATHETIC, especially on a screw-up this epic.

This "defense" severely undermines the efficacy of big government:

Our go-to defense is utter ignorance, but trust us to do Big Things.

— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) November 14, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1024454 Nov 15, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Typical of you. You missed the point. People who can't afford to pay higher premiums go without (including drivers). They are left with no choice. Obamacare gives the uninsured a choice. I don't really care about the under insured. If they had taken more responsibility for their health needs, they wouldn't have a problem.
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