Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1478713 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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Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1027039 Nov 20, 2013
waxywaxturd wrote:
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Now that's a silly question!!!!
Waxman.
You commies are the ones who do the sock routine. You are one of them, paranoid fool! Everyone's Waxman!

ROTFLMAO!!!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1027040 Nov 20, 2013
The government documents CNN obtained illustrate just how bad delays at Dorn got:
• In May 2011, a patient was brought into the emergency room needing urgent care after suffering multiple delays, and the documents state "that was the facility's first realization that patients were 'falling through the cracks.' "
• Another veteran had to wait nine months for a colonoscopy -- "a significant delay," according to VA records, that "would have impacted the stage at which he was diagnosed." The record indicates that by the time this veteran had surgery, his cancer was at stage 3.
• Still another patient recommended for possible disease of the esophagus had to wait four months for an appointment and 11 months for an endoscopy, at which time he learned that he had later-stage esophageal cancer. The internal VA report says that without the delay, "his cancer would have been diagnosed much earlier." And though the report doesn't not say whether the veteran died, it does say that an earlier screening would have provided earlier detection "with better survival."
• In July 2011, a hospital physician sent a warning to administrators that the backlog for Dorn patients' gastrointestinal appointments had reached 2,500, and patients were waiting eight months -- until February 2012 -- for appointments.
• By December 2011, the documents show, the backlog at Dorn had grown to 3,800 patients, according to another warning e-mail from a physician.
Read the full VA investigation board report (PDF)
Little was done to effectively resolve the problems, according to expert sources and documents.
In September 2013, the VA's inspector general affirmed details of the delays at Dorn in stark language, stating that 700 of the delays for appointments or care were "critical."
Read the full IG report on Dorn (PDF)
Perhaps most troubling of all is that the problem at the Dorn facility had been identified, and taxpayer money was given to fix the problem in September 2011.
"We appropriated a million dollars (to Dorn) because VA asked for it," said Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Florida, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
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The documents obtained by CNN show that only a third of that $1 million from Congress was used for its intended purpose at Dorn: to pay for care for veterans on a waiting list.
The VA "will say,'we redirected those dollars to go somewhere it was needed,' " Miller said. "Where would it be more needed than to prevent the deaths of veterans?"
At the same time, the documents show, the waiting list at Dorn kept growing to 3,800 patients in December 2011.
"These are real people that we're talking about, that are being harmed -- either made sick, will be sick in the future or have died," Miller said.
Documents and interviews show that the problem goes beyond delayed colonoscopies and other gastrointestinal procedures at Dorn.
CNN has learned from documents and interviews that other VA facilities have been under scrutiny by officials over possible delays in treatment or diagnoses.
Shortly before CNN published this report, the VA acknowledged that there have been concerns about delay of care at some of its facilities.
At the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, the VA said three veterans died as a result of delayed care. Internal documents at that facility showed a waiting list of 4,500 patients.
The VA also acknowledged that it investigated delays at facilities in Atlanta, North Texas and Jackson, Mississippi. The VA said no "adverse outcomes" because of delays were found at the VA centers in Texas and Mississippi.
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CNN also has learned that, though little publicized, the problem is not new.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1027041 Nov 20, 2013
Yeah!!! Government run health care will be so much better!!!! LMAO!!!!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1027042 Nov 20, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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Carol is right. I've seen first hand, you dig up a post from her that was a week old. You are a bizarre individual.
I chuckled when I read your text: "I generally ignore the foaming at the mouth crazies".
That is what you are for Christ's sakes.
You say things that are just hyperbole and ridiculous, like "Sweden is doing just fine", when you really do not have a clue.
You are an idiot for sure.
Gunner's mad that he didn't get picked; realizes he is a "foaming at the mouth crazy"
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1027043 Nov 20, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Why would someone be asked to read a draft when the actual speech exists?
That doesn't pass the sniff test.
Oh brother, here we go.
Jigar

Silchar, India

#1027044 Nov 20, 2013
Help
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1027045 Nov 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Gunner's mad that he didn't get picked; realizes he is a "foaming at the mouth crazy"
LOL, this is rich coming from you.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1027046 Nov 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh brother, here we go.
Hey, I thought you took your ball and stomped out of here several posts ago.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1027047 Nov 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Gunner's mad that he didn't get picked; realizes he is a "foaming at the mouth crazy"
lily always starts out dumb and stupid and still has most of it left you idiot..

It's the culture...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1027048 Nov 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh brother, here we go.
Any dummy can face a crisis lily - it's day to day living that wears you out...

It's the culture..
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1027049 Nov 20, 2013
flack wrote:
"Nothing has been implemented that we know of at this point," Draper said. "We've reported similar things, as well as the inspector general has reported similar findings ... for over a decade."
In fact, time and time again, even at hospitals where veterans died waiting for care, administrators got bonuses, not demotions, according to congressional investigators.
The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs has created a website devoted to what investigators say shows ongoing problems at the VA, but the rewards system that Miller says is in place seems to encourage those problems.
CNN's repeated requests for interviews with the VA have been denied. Even Congress has had its requests for information ignored, Miller said.
"But unfortunately, if they treat members of Congress ... this way, imagine how they treat the average veteran out there," said Miller. "I can imagine the grief they may be going through."
The VA said in a statement to CNN, "The Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to providing the best quality, safe and effective health care our Veterans have earned and deserve. We take seriously any issue that occurs at one of the more than 1,700 health care facilities across the country. The consult delay at Dorn VAMC has been resolved."
The statement added that cases are now tracked daily, and additional staff members were hired.
But sources at Dorn -- both patients and medical staff -- tell CNN that's just not true. The problems continue, and veterans are still facing delays that could be killing them.
This is alarming however the DEMS with their total disrespect of those that provide for them -military, farmers, taxpayers, etc this probably will not rally a whimper from them.

I agree with you that is what Americans will also be facing under the new Obamacare.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1027050 Nov 20, 2013
If this president chose to read Lincoln's first draft of the Gettysburg Address instead of the final version which added "under God", he should not have said "God bless America" to the end of every campaign speech and at the end of every State of the Union Address.

I'm so sick and tired of the hypocrisy and double standards in the name of liberalism, I could puke.

They invoke God's name only when it's politically advantageous and invoke political correctness the rest of the time.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1027051 Nov 20, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Hey, I thought you took your ball and stomped out of here several posts ago.
Caboose lily, ghetto rafter hanging, lurking... A hate filled racist rafter dingbat switching eyes, roosting, scratching... Returning as the monster mother of all demons, bringing hopelessness, worthlessness, and hateful misery upon the world...

It's the culture...
Vodka

Satellite Beach, FL

#1027052 Nov 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Gunner's mad that he didn't get picked; realizes he is a "foaming at the mouth crazy"
Back so soon with a new bottle? lily is "foaming at the mouth crazy" as she continues her erotic fantasies of Gunner. Have another swig, Honey, and continue foaming.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1027053 Nov 20, 2013
Under Obamacare, about 17 million seniors will face higher Medicare Part D

http://www.cbo.gov/publication/21327
Vodka

Satellite Beach, FL

#1027054 Nov 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh brother, here we go.
I told you it would work! Enjoy!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1027055 Nov 20, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Why would someone be asked to read a draft when the actual speech exists?
That doesn't pass the sniff test.
It's like referring to the first draft of the Bill of Rights or the Declaration of Independence which looked like this without the changes.

http://www.archives.gov/legislative/features/...

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document...

Historic first drafts are nothing more than historic documents. Not to be misconstrued with the final versions.

Only a radical, leftwing, self-absorbed, liberal president wouldn't know the difference.

And Homer.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1027056 Nov 20, 2013
Quinnipiac Poll: Colorado Senator Mark Udall Is in Trouble

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall gets a split 44 - 44 percent approval rating, but voters say 47 - 41 percent the Democratic incumbent does not deserve to be reelected.

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

In August of this year, a Quinnipiac poll found that Colorado senator Mark Udall's approval rating was +13 (47 percent approved of his job performance and 34 percent disapproved).
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1027057 Nov 20, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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USA frequently posts dumb comments and never knows when to step away from them.
Of course, how would you know this as you tried to support someone saying the Tea Party protests Military Funerals yesterday so anything is believable to you.
Step away from Daily Kos and try reading a few news articles on Yahoo a day.
lol! Son, you post idiotic comments and and counter sources with your opinions.
But don't worry. For you, it's normal!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1027058 Nov 20, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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You're an idiot, the Rasmussen poll showed a one point lead, as well as Gallop, for Romney which is in the margin of error. Many polls showed ties with just a few having Obama at +3. All were in the margin of error.
Learn something about polls, skippy! That was dumb!
lol! Well duh! son!

The Rasmussen poll showing the lead on election night IS the point!

Which explains the dumb looks from fart news and Romney's reluctance to admit defeat.

And this is the 'respected' poll Donovan was referring to!

So grow up son.

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