Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1782389 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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LCNLin

United States

#1026345 Nov 18, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I thought he was ruskie!
seems to support the Russians.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1026346 Nov 18, 2013
How quickly this thread's LIEberal democRATS have abandoned ship while their Master and Commander flounders in a roiling sea of lies.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1026348 Nov 18, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
seems to support the Russians.
he certainly doesn't support America!

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1026349 Nov 18, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Emergency department use has increased substantially over the past 15 years, mostly
because of increased use by people with private insurance and other health coverage.
While emergency department crowding is often attributed to the uninsured, their use of
emergency departments is considerably less than privately insured people. Increases in
emergency department visits by the uninsured account for only a small share of the overall
increase in emergency department volumes.
Statement of Peter Cunningham, Ph.D., Center for Studying Health System Change, before the U.S. Senate,
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, May 11, 2011
Gee, you posted something interesting for a change.(Picture me flabbergasted).

From your article:

"Medicaid enrollees have by far the highest per person use of hospital emergency departments..." So, when Peter Cunningham speaks of the uninsured vs the insured, he's grouping those on Medicaid with those who are privately insured. It stands to reason that those would outnumber the uninsured.

My first thought was, "Oh, Oh, adding millions to Medicaid is going to make a mess of emergency rooms". Then, I reminded myself that the whole purpose of the ACA is to see that people get preventive treatment before their illnesses become acute. People on Medicaid are naturally sicker. Perhaps we won't see the positive effects on emergency rooms right away. People are too sick. But, it will happen.

Even Peter Cunningham believes that "shifting emergency department use for non-urgent health problems to primary care providers in the community to relieve crowded emergency departments, lower the costs of care and improve the quality of care" is a good idea for those on Medicaid as "the potential cost savings to the Medicaid program could be substantial." As Cunningham noted in your article, "Few emergency department visits are truly nonurgent."

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-07-11...
LCNLin

United States

#1026350 Nov 18, 2013
Republican problems

Washington's been abuzz today over the Cheney family's public dispute about same-sex marriage. The rift between Liz, the Wyoming Senate hopeful, and her sister Mary, a lesbian, had all the elements of a 'Game Change' vignette: marquee names, internal conflict, even a hot-button social issue, and topped the homepages of the country's major news outlets -- including this one.

Meanwhile, the folks in Casper, Jackson Hole, Cody and Cheyenne seem relatively ambivalent.

"These types of tiffs between the two sisters, that really isn’t the headline drawer for us," Kyle Roerink, the State Reporter for the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming's most influential paper, told POLITICO. "What we want to report on here in Wyoming, what matters most, is where they stand on policy. It's clear where both the candidates stand on gay marriage, and its been clear since day one."

Jim Angell, the executive director of the Wyoming Press Association, said the battle between the Cheney sisters "seems to be an unimportant piece of the debate," the kind of fodder that could find its way to "a gossip column" but wouldn't have any real effect on how people vote.

To be sure, the news will get play in the local press -- how could it not? For the local papers covering Cheney's bid against incumbent Republican Sen. Mike Enzi, an intra-family conflict involving the former vice president of the United States is news you can't ignore. But it's hardly the sort of front-page, talk-of-the-town story that has gripped Washington. Indeed, few Wyomingites see it as a major issue in the campaign, local journalists told POLITICO, nor one that is likely to have much traction after tomorrow.

The reason for the relative apathy is two-fold, they said. First, the prospects for gay marriage legislation in conservative Wyoming are, for the time being, nearly non-existent. Moreoever, the state's voters are far more preoccupied with other issues.

(PHOTOS: 10 fiery quotes from Liz Cheney)

Second, Cheney's stance on same-sex marriage is well-known. Though opponents have tried to portray her as being pro-gay marriage -- a push-poll in August asked voters if they were aware that Cheney "aggressively promotes gay marriage" -- Cheney has long said marriage should be decided by the states.

In mid-September, Kerry Drake, a columnist for the WyoFile Capitol Beat, declared that with both candidates "in the Republican mainstream on same-sex marriage, it’s not an issue in the Wyoming race, at least in and of itself." At most, Wyoming voters would be upset "that Cheney effectively threw her sister under the bus on this issue."

"When it comes to gay marriage and all this, I don’t think that’s what the core base of voters is really too concerned with, because right off the bat they’ve known both of the candidate’s stance on the issue since the beginning. It doesn’t seem like the number one issue here," Roerink said.“What Wyomingites need to do is decipher between Liz Cheney the sister and Liz Cheney the candidate. This feud that erupted yesterday is just one more step in that deciphering process."

Add to this that the Cheney-Enzi race isn't exactly a nail-biter and has more than eight months to go. Enzi is up by 53 points, according to internal polling conducted by the anti-Cheney super PAC American Principles Fund. That lead may be overstated -- the super PAC has spent weeks attacking Cheney -- but it's not wholly unrepresentative.

Indeed, some cited sheer civility as a reason to give the story short shrift: "I’m not saying it’s a conscious thing,[but] after Liz’s campaign had so many missteps and so many problems, there’s a sense maybe amongst some --'Well, gosh let’s just not pile on this issue. Nobody else makes a big thing out of it. We’ve covered it lets move on,'" said Bruce McCormack, editor and publisher of the twice-weekly Cody Enterprise.
LCNLin

United States

#1026351 Nov 18, 2013
The lack of excitement among Wyoming's press corps is important because newspapers are a major player in the state's political process, according to Angell. There are 44 newspapers in Wyoming serving a population of less than 600,000. With the exception of statewide papers like the Casper Star-Tribune (circ. 25,000), most of these papers cater to the concerns of locals, who read the papers in order to understand where candidates stand on issues.

"If Liz shows up to do a town hall, the local paper will do a story. If she releases new policy points, the papers will do a story," Angell explained. "What's not catching on is this whole battle between the Cheney sisters."

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#1026352 Nov 18, 2013
There are only 10 regular right wing nut job posters on here and they use a 100 sock puppets to make it look like a popular movement. They are pretty easy to spot when a "HELLO" post gets marked with a bunch of brilliant judge its.

But the bottom line is they are all bigots, not in the least bit concerned about BIG picture stuff. Their knowledge stops within a 100 mile radius of where they live & that's it. The rest they make up, and Oprah was right when she made the comment about no respect for the office because who is in it.
No doubt that will be a talking point on Fox for weeks to come, the formula there is the same as the formula here. Nothing to offer but whine day in day out.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1026353 Nov 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Gee, you posted something interesting for a change.(Picture me flabbergasted).
From your article:
"Medicaid enrollees have by far the highest per person use of hospital emergency departments..." So, when Peter Cunningham speaks of the uninsured vs the insured, he's grouping those on Medicaid with those who are privately insured. It stands to reason that those would outnumber the uninsured.
My first thought was, "Oh, Oh, adding millions to Medicaid is going to make a mess of emergency rooms". Then, I reminded myself that the whole purpose of the ACA is to see that people get preventive treatment before their illnesses become acute. People on Medicaid are naturally sicker. Perhaps we won't see the positive effects on emergency rooms right away. People are too sick. But, it will happen.
Even Peter Cunningham believes that "shifting emergency department use for non-urgent health problems to primary care providers in the community to relieve crowded emergency departments, lower the costs of care and improve the quality of care" is a good idea for those on Medicaid as "the potential cost savings to the Medicaid program could be substantial." As Cunningham noted in your article, "Few emergency department visits are truly nonurgent."
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-07-11...
...and you clearly need the drug abuse component of ObamaKKKare...

preventive care is a joke....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1026354 Nov 18, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
The lack of excitement among Wyoming's press corps is important because newspapers are a major player in the state's political process, according to Angell. There are 44 newspapers in Wyoming serving a population of less than 600,000. With the exception of statewide papers like the Casper Star-Tribune (circ. 25,000), most of these papers cater to the concerns of locals, who read the papers in order to understand where candidates stand on issues.
"If Liz shows up to do a town hall, the local paper will do a story. If she releases new policy points, the papers will do a story," Angell explained. "What's not catching on is this whole battle between the Cheney sisters."
nobody cares about so-called homosexual "marriage" except queers like you....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1026355 Nov 18, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
There are only 10 regular right wing nut job posters on here and they use a 100 sock puppets to make it look like a popular movement. They are pretty easy to spot when a "HELLO" post gets marked with a bunch of brilliant judge its.
But the bottom line is they are all bigots, not in the least bit concerned about BIG picture stuff. Their knowledge stops within a 100 mile radius of where they live & that's it. The rest they make up, and Oprah was right when she made the comment about no respect for the office because who is in it.
No doubt that will be a talking point on Fox for weeks to come, the formula there is the same as the formula here. Nothing to offer but whine day in day out.
Oprah is a fat lesbian racist swine...

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1026356 Nov 18, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
There are only 10 regular right wing nut job posters on here and they use a 100 sock puppets to make it look like a popular movement. They are pretty easy to spot when a "HELLO" post gets marked with a bunch of brilliant judge its.
But the bottom line is they are all bigots, not in the least bit concerned about BIG picture stuff. Their knowledge stops within a 100 mile radius of where they live & that's it. The rest they make up, and Oprah was right when she made the comment about no respect for the office because who is in it.
No doubt that will be a talking point on Fox for weeks to come, the formula there is the same as the formula here. Nothing to offer but whine day in day out.
Hilarious. You offer nothing but an immature jumble of lies and wild guesses, then accuse others of whining and having nothing to offer?

"Judge its"? Really?

Here's a clue, Skippy. The "judge its" are for the children, trolls and lurkers. They mean nothing.

Oprah should shut up. Obama will be respected if and when he earns it. He's a proven liar. He's also a coward, afraid to take responsibility for ANYTHING negative. He's trusted only by sycophants like you.
Scarlett

UK

#1026357 Nov 19, 2013
The laughing liberal wrote:
Ha Ha Ha!
That lying P.o.S Obama keeps lying about idiotic Obamacare as it continues imploding.
What FILTH!
Mr. Obama is quite the disappointment from our perspective as well.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1026358 Nov 19, 2013
Scarlett wrote:
<quoted text>
Mr. Obama is quite the disappointment from our perspective as well.
When Great Britain colonized Kenya (1890-1963)they outlawed cannibalism. Almost made his Luo tribe extinct.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1026359 Nov 19, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Gee, you posted something interesting for a change.(Picture me flabbergasted).
From your article:
"Medicaid enrollees have by far the highest per person use of hospital emergency departments..." So, when Peter Cunningham speaks of the uninsured vs the insured, he's grouping those on Medicaid with those who are privately insured. It stands to reason that those would outnumber the uninsured.
My first thought was, "Oh, Oh, adding millions to Medicaid is going to make a mess of emergency rooms". Then, I reminded myself that the whole purpose of the ACA is to see that people get preventive treatment before their illnesses become acute. People on Medicaid are naturally sicker. Perhaps we won't see the positive effects on emergency rooms right away. People are too sick. But, it will happen.
Even Peter Cunningham believes that "shifting emergency department use for non-urgent health problems to primary care providers in the community to relieve crowded emergency departments, lower the costs of care and improve the quality of care" is a good idea for those on Medicaid as "the potential cost savings to the Medicaid program could be substantial." As Cunningham noted in your article, "Few emergency department visits are truly nonurgent."
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-07-11...
What's the preventive treatment for drive-by gunshot wounds and ghetto drug overdoses?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1026360 Nov 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
office-based physicians are of little use for injuries or for any acute illness that occurs outside normal office hours...call them and they will tell you to go to the emergency room...
so, how will those used to "free" emergency room care feel about the copays and deductibles now that they have "insurance"?..and will they lay out the money for an office visit with a family doctor before they have a need?...
No!

Since: Nov 11

Naperville, IL

#1026361 Nov 19, 2013
Oh dear God but the Democrats have not done right by this woman.

OLYMPIA, Nov. 17.—Jessica Sanford, the Federal Way woman who got a shout-out from President Obama last month with her fan letter for the Affordable Care Act, got a rather rude awakening last week. Turns out she doesn’t qualify for a tax credit after all.

At least that’s what the letter said that she got from the state. Now she says her dream of affordable health insurance has gone poof. She can’t afford it. She’ll have to go without.“I’m really terribly embarrassed,” she says.“It has completely turned around on me. I mean, completely.”

The short version is that the vaunted Washington state exchange – you know, the one that had Democratic governor Jay Inslee bragging today about how great it is – first messed up Ms. Sanford’s subsidy calculation. Then the exchange misled her about what would happen if she signed her kid up for the Medicaid expansion (she’d lose the tax credit from having a kid). So then the state exchange told Ms. Sanford that she doesn’t actually qualify for a subsidy at all… which means that she went from a gold plan to a silver plan and now is looking at a bronze plan that is so pathetic that it’ll make more sense for her to eat the tax, instead… and even then she’ll have another surprise when it turns out that she’ll owe about $350, not $95*. Oh, and the state of Washington is possibly enrolling people on Medicaid that they have no business enrolling in the first case. It’s hard to say, given how bad the customer service is.

Yay, Obamacare.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1026362 Nov 19, 2013
Homer wrote:
Rightwingers are truly dumb. The president and the Dems did not lie when they said you could keep your current insurance, etc, they were referring to it as it pertains to the law.
The insurance companies are the ones cancelling the policies not the Dems or the president.
Lay the fault where it lies with the insurance companies.
Rightwingers are dumb.
Why would anyone desire to force nothing but chaos and mayhem, into peoples private lives, as this bunch of goons has done by shoving the tentacles of this frankenstienian octopus monstrosity into the American economy every where, where it did NOT need to be?

A. Because they're a bunch of out of control commies -
(and just for you Homer-defined:
com·mu·nism
noun \&#712;käm-y&#601;- &#716;ni-z&#601;m,-yü- \

: a way of organizing a society in which the government owns the things that are used to make and transport products (such as land, oil, factories, ships, etc.) and there is no privately owned property
Full Definition of COMMUNISM
1
a : a theory advocating elimination of private property
b : a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed
2
capitalized
a : a doctrine based on revolutionary Marxian socialism and Marxism-Leninism that was the official ideology of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
b : a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production
c : a final stage of society in Marxist theory in which the state has withered away and economic goods are distributed equitably
d : communist systems collectively

B.Because they're inept AND a bunch of commies

or

C. Both A and B.

Need more clarification Homer? Lets say you cawr needs A tire. You bring it to you nearest commieTIC type garage for repair. They tell you you cannot have just A tire, you MUTT purchase four new tires, so the commie garage can cabbage MORE off YOUR back, to pay for the commie crony lunaTic in line behind you, who gets tires for fwee even though he license is suspended for stealing others hubcaps, for selling them for he own profit, and then pocketing it for heself-and he commieTic band of thieves like he (which includes the commie garage owner forcing you to buy four tires-three of which you do not need).
Oh yeah-and that's the ONLY way you can get A tire, because the garage down the road from the COMMIEtic one, is OUT OF BUSINESS, because someone has persistantly stole all they hubcaps AND they tires, and they had to raise prices so dramaTically, to be able to cover all they LOSSES, they had to CLOSE they NON commieTic doors.

Which is exactly the SAME scenario as is the current state of the american COMMUNIST act.

"You like your insurance, you can keep it".

Inept wanna-be-communist, Liars.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1026363 Nov 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Oprah is a fat lesbian racist swine...
Oprah is just another disillusioned constituent of the nightmare of inept leadership over the past few years, who now also has to face the reality, that "majikal stick" that she shelled out beaucoup dolluhs supporting, is really nothing more than a maniacal security guards wooden bully club.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1026364 Nov 19, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
Oh dear God but the Democrats have not done right by this woman.
OLYMPIA, Nov. 17.—Jessica Sanford, the Federal Way woman who got a shout-out from President Obama last month with her fan letter for the Affordable Care Act, got a rather rude awakening last week. Turns out she doesn’t qualify for a tax credit after all.
At least that’s what the letter said that she got from the state. Now she says her dream of affordable health insurance has gone poof. She can’t afford it. She’ll have to go without.“I’m really terribly embarrassed,” she says.“It has completely turned around on me. I mean, completely.”
The short version is that the vaunted Washington state exchange – you know, the one that had Democratic governor Jay Inslee bragging today about how great it is – first messed up Ms. Sanford’s subsidy calculation. Then the exchange misled her about what would happen if she signed her kid up for the Medicaid expansion (she’d lose the tax credit from having a kid). So then the state exchange told Ms. Sanford that she doesn’t actually qualify for a subsidy at all… which means that she went from a gold plan to a silver plan and now is looking at a bronze plan that is so pathetic that it’ll make more sense for her to eat the tax, instead… and even then she’ll have another surprise when it turns out that she’ll owe about $350, not $95*. Oh, and the state of Washington is possibly enrolling people on Medicaid that they have no business enrolling in the first case. It’s hard to say, given how bad the customer service is.
Yay, Obamacare.
ROTFLMAO!

This is the same Bimbo Obama gave a "shout-out" to just last month, yet now she is screwed after finding out the truth.

These idiots that supported Obama could and can't figure out Obama is not for the working middle class. He and the DemoRats are using these useful idiots.

They deserve what they are getting for being so stupid, just like the people of Germany did in 1945. They all supported a leader that misled and lied to them.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1026365 Nov 19, 2013
Grampy wrote:
<quoted text>
What's the preventive treatment for drive-by gunshot wounds and ghetto drug overdoses?
See this one yet Grampy? More tacTics of the dark age barbarian types that can't manage to cook a dinner for themselves, let alone gather anything together enough for one.
Disgustingly dismal lot that those like them are.

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