Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1498807 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: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1032664 Nov 30, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>O'bamacare is institutional corruption--right now the medical industry is responsible for over 400, 000 deaths each year--and yet you are begging for it.
*According to the most recent research into the cost of medical mistakes in terms of lives lost, 210,000 Americans are killed by preventable hospital errors each year. When deaths related to diagnostic errors, errors of omission, and failure to follow guidelines are included, the number skyrockets to an estimated 440,000 preventable hospital deaths each year. That makes medical errors the third-leading cause of death in the US, right after heart disease and cancer.
If we limit it to adverse drug reactions alone, the study tells us that 2.7 million Americans experience a serious adverse drug reaction while hospitalized each year. Of those, an estimated 128,000 die as a direct result of the adverse reaction. According to those statistics, hospital-based adverse drug reactions alone are the fourth leading cause of death in the US.
Step right up-get your O'bamacare--and you will be forced into so-called 'healthcare" that O'bama deems fit. It is eugenics.
You do realize of course that those statistics are from before the ACA? right? that is the result of our health care system as it is, prior to the ACA.

maybe you should also point out that before the ACA, health care costs take the biggest portion of our GDP with the lowest returm of all industrialized nations. We get less for the buck than any other industrialized nation, before the ACA.

and what is the republican response to those statistics....

to limit medical malpractice awards and make it harder to sue health care professionals, institutions, and drug companies.
Texas is a prime example, they passed legislation years ago to limit malpractice awards,,,,and guess what, they have one of the highest health care costs in the states

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1032665 Nov 30, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
Believe Carol voted for President Lincoln in 1860 but was out of town for the 1864 election? She seem spry for 160 years old.
the white liberals tell black lies up until this very day. You will never see anything so brave as a liberal fighting nonexistent enemies.
TSM

United States

#1032666 Nov 30, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
You know I find truly amazing is back in the 90's when the Clinton administration was trying to enact single payer health care coverage, the Republican response was exactly what the ACA is, mandatory health care insurance for everyone.
I wonder why it was such a good idea back then and now its not??
BTW, care to guess which President first tried to push through single payer health care? You're gonna be surprised.
It doesn’t take a Rocket scientist to figure out why….The American People rejected Clintoncare for the same reason there rejecting Obamacare Today!! NEXT!!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1032667 Nov 30, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
You know I find truly amazing is back in the 90's when the Clinton administration was trying to enact single payer health care coverage, the Republican response was exactly what the ACA is, mandatory health care insurance for everyone.
I wonder why it was such a good idea back then and now its not??
BTW, care to guess which President first tried to push through single payer health care? You're gonna be surprised.
Some prominent republicans wanted some version of the ACA but conservatives as a whole did not.

The flaw then and now was individual mandates means the government is required to define what types of insurance qualify for the mandate and government will always be tempted to require costly comprehensive insurance - as is the case under Obamacare.

But what I find even more amazing is Democrats as a whole were absolutely against it back then.

If you're interested, here is the summary of the 1993 GOP version:

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2010/...
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1032668 Nov 30, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
You do realize of course that those statistics are from before the ACA? right? that is the result of our health care system as it is, prior to the ACA.
maybe you should also point out that before the ACA, health care costs take the biggest portion of our GDP with the lowest returm of all industrialized nations. We get less for the buck than any other industrialized nation, before the ACA.
and what is the republican response to those statistics....
to limit medical malpractice awards and make it harder to sue health care professionals, institutions, and drug companies.
Texas is a prime example, they passed legislation years ago to limit malpractice awards,,,,and guess what, they have one of the highest health care costs in the states
Yet another lying, leftist, freeloading chimp. What's next retard; claiming anglo kids are the ones playing the "knockout game"??

National average =$6815

Texas average =$5924

All other red States WAAYY below average (including my home State Az @$5434). You are a total chimp......

Health-Care Costs: A State-by-State Comparison
When it comes to spending, some states may get more bang for their buck

By Louise Radnofsky
Wall Street Journal
Updated April 8, 2013 4:00 p.m.

ETHealth-care spending in the U.S. averaged $6,815 per person in 2009. But that figure varies significantly across the country, for reasons that go beyond the relative healthiness, or unhealthiness, of residents in each state.

The states that spend the most on health care for each resident are mostly in the Northeast. They are led by Massachusetts, a fact several Republicans used to criticize GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the 2012 primaries because as governor Mr. Romney had signed the state's health-care overhaul into law.
But Connecticut and Maine also have significant spending, and Maine's expenditures were some of the fastest-growing in the past two decades. Experts generally attribute the region's higher spending to its higher cost of living, greater proportion of elderly residents and number of high-profile hospitals.

Expansive, sparsely populated states such as Alaska and North Dakota also have high spending. Their representatives often attribute this to care delivery being more expensive under their conditions.

Big-spending states had some of the highest per-person spending on hospital care and doctors' services, which make up the bulk of medical costs. But in dental services, Washington state had the highest per-person spending in 2009. Florida was among the states with high prescription-drug spending.

Utah has the lowest spending, a fact its governors have often boasted of. Most experts attribute this to the state's relatively young and healthy population. The state has particularly low spending on hospital care and doctors' services.

Utah is among the states with the lowest rates of obesity, a factor often linked to expensive health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer. But the leanest states by that measure are Colorado, Hawaii—and Massachusetts.

Click on the map for more highlights on spending and the table for complete data on all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

—Louise Radnofksy

http://online.wsj.com/news/interactive/HEALTH...
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1032669 Nov 30, 2013
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry,,,
NY Times says nun-a-dat happened?
Is that POS phagrag still in publication?
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1032670 Nov 30, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>Jews of all ages and elderly white women are all also the preferred black thug targets. And guess what? They're usually sporting Trayvon's hoodie uniform.
So, how is the new liberal Mayor Elect of NYC spending his time? Why with focus groups of career criminals who are complaining the police watch them too much.
Detroit, Chicago, Newark and soon to be NYC, all examples of lib inmates running the asylums.
And what are the professional agitators focussing on right now? Upscale department stores allegedly racially profiling 20 year old hoodie wearers. And ending all programs that have successfully kept the crime rates at historic lows.
Dude, the coastal shtholes have been written off for about 20 years now. You need to git while the gittin's good (before those blue state nightmares become even worse)....

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1032671 Nov 30, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
You do realize of course that those statistics are from before the ACA? right? that is the result of our health care system as it is, prior to the ACA.
maybe you should also point out that before the ACA, health care costs take the biggest portion of our GDP with the lowest returm of all industrialized nations. We get less for the buck than any other industrialized nation, before the ACA.
and what is the republican response to those statistics....
to limit medical malpractice awards and make it harder to sue health care professionals, institutions, and drug companies.
Texas is a prime example, they passed legislation years ago to limit malpractice awards,,,,and guess what, they have one of the highest health care costs in the states
The states that spend the most on health care for each resident are mostly in the Northeast. They are led by Massachusetts. You are a liberal liar when you say Texas. But of course all liberals today are. Look at your entire party: starting with O'bama and all the way down. A bunch of liars.
http://online.wsj.com/news/interactive/IVCost...
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1032672 Nov 30, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>her ass is about the same size:)
It spans the breadth of Texas....

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1032673 Nov 30, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Yet another lying, leftist, freeloading chimp. What's next retard; claiming anglo kids are the ones playing the "knockout game"??
National average =$6815
Texas average =$5924
All other red States WAAYY below average (including my home State Az @$5434). You are a total chimp......
Health-Care Costs: A State-by-State Comparison
When it comes to spending, some states may get more bang for their buck
By Louise Radnofsky
Wall Street Journal
Updated April 8, 2013 4:00 p.m.
ETHealth-care spending in the U.S. averaged $6,815 per person in 2009. But that figure varies significantly across the country, for reasons that go beyond the relative healthiness, or unhealthiness, of residents in each state.
The states that spend the most on health care for each resident are mostly in the Northeast. They are led by Massachusetts, a fact several Republicans used to criticize GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the 2012 primaries because as governor Mr. Romney had signed the state's health-care overhaul into law.
But Connecticut and Maine also have significant spending, and Maine's expenditures were some of the fastest-growing in the past two decades. Experts generally attribute the region's higher spending to its higher cost of living, greater proportion of elderly residents and number of high-profile hospitals.
Expansive, sparsely populated states such as Alaska and North Dakota also have high spending. Their representatives often attribute this to care delivery being more expensive under their conditions.
Big-spending states had some of the highest per-person spending on hospital care and doctors' services, which make up the bulk of medical costs. But in dental services, Washington state had the highest per-person spending in 2009. Florida was among the states with high prescription-drug spending.
Utah has the lowest spending, a fact its governors have often boasted of. Most experts attribute this to the state's relatively young and healthy population. The state has particularly low spending on hospital care and doctors' services.
Utah is among the states with the lowest rates of obesity, a factor often linked to expensive health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer. But the leanest states by that measure are Colorado, Hawaii—and Massachusetts.
Click on the map for more highlights on spending and the table for complete data on all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.
—Louise Radnofksy
http://online.wsj.com/news/interactive/HEALTH...
all liberals like Karma lie.
Brad

Bolton, CT

#1032674 Nov 30, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Some prominent republicans wanted some version of the ACA but conservatives as a whole did not.
The flaw then and now was individual mandates means the government is required to define what types of insurance qualify for the mandate and government will always be tempted to require costly comprehensive insurance - as is the case under Obamacare.
But what I find even more amazing is Democrats as a whole were absolutely against it back then.
If you're interested, here is the summary of the 1993 GOP version:
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2010/...
Lower your voice

Enlightened liberals are tryin to evolve around here

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1032675 Nov 30, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
the rollout of A C A still seems to worry republicans even with its obvious problems.
Their worst nightmare is having the Affordable Care Act be a success. It must keep them up at night.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1032676 Nov 30, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Actually the news channels are all using the Rialto CA video__no foolin. That probably explains the Latinos eh?
Isn't that out your way in the "Inland Empire?" ROFLMAO
No wonder there's a shortage of doctors in that neck of the woods, the mutts are broker than the ten commandments.
the paid demonstrators at the Walmart in Rialto were members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, not Walmart employees...including the faux-Santa...

they were not arrested for protesting at Walmart, but for sitting down in the middle of a major highway, blocking traffic...

in other words, criminals...
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1032677 Nov 30, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Their worst nightmare is having the Affordable Care Act be a success. It must keep them up at night.
There is absolutely no worry about that happening.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1032678 Nov 30, 2013
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>
Lower your voice
Enlightened liberals are tryin to evolve around here
Maybe you should try helping them like I do? Try holding them underwater for two weeks so that they can metamorphosize like a salamander.....:-)
Brad

Bolton, CT

#1032679 Nov 30, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Is that POS phagrag still in publication?
A mere punch-line of its former self,,,

Print chit,,,,ya get chit,,,
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1032681 Nov 30, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Their worst nightmare is having the Affordable Care Act be a success. It must keep them up at night.
[email protected], chimp. As we've already seen, that's not a possibility.
It will be gone the way of prohibition by 2016 (and you will be back in your cage)...
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1032682 Nov 30, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>all liberals like Karma lie.
She's been lying on Topix for 6-8 years...
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1032683 Nov 30, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
There is absolutely no worry about that happening.
Don't spoil aunt jemimah's fantasy....
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1032684 Nov 30, 2013
OK leftist phags, out into the beautiful Arizona sunshine!! Remember,its never too late to do your patriotic duty!! Begin by sticking your head in the oven and turning on the gas.....:-)

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