Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1521952 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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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1038669 Dec 10, 2013
'I just instantly burst into tears': Medical worker finally gets insurance on Obamacare website
Maggie Fox NBC News

6 hours ago

JoAnn and Eric Smith of Clearwater, Fla., were able to sign up for health insurance on the federal exchange Monday after months of trying.
It took two months, weekly visits to the jammed-up federal website and a half-dozen phone calls, but JoAnn Smith finally got health insurance Monday. It’ll only cost her $3.19 a month to cover herself and her husband.

“I just instantly burst into tears,” she says.

Smith started working on getting insurance even before the federal website, HealthCare.gov , opened Oct. 1, pre-registering to get a headstart on the process. But, like millions of other Americans who tried, she was stymied by the website’s glitches.

She told NBC News her story last week, and as of Friday, a week after the federal website was supposed to have been much improved, Smith still could not get all the way through the process.

Smith, a 60-year-old medical transcriptionist in Clearwater, Fla., must use the federal website to buy health insurance because Florida opted not to run its own. She’s been without health insurance for years and had been looking forward to getting subsidized coverage for herself and her husband Eric, 56, who’s unemployed.

The 2010 Affordable Care Act aims to get health insurance to the 16 percent of Americans who don’t have any by helping some buy health insurance on new websites, and by widening Medicaid benefits to others. People have until Dec. 23 to sign up for health insurance that starts on the first possible day, Jan. 1. They have until March 31 to sign up and avoid paying a tax.

Smith’s employer doesn’t provide health insurance.“They took a vote at the company and people wanted more money in their pockets,” she says. And business has been thin.“I have had four paycuts in one year,” says Smith, who estimates she will earn $23,000 this year for her 40-hour a week job.

This makes her eligible for a hefty federal subsidy.

It wasn’t easy to arrange. Smith says she called the federal call center several times over the weekend, trying to get signed up.“Every day last week I called them,” she says.“Yesterday morning I called early and there was like a 20-minute wait.”

So she waited until Monday morning.

“This morning the most loveliest of helpers answered the phone,” Smith told NBC News later Monday.“She said there was a mistake on original application, in that it said I was eligible for workplace insurance. She re-did the whole thing in record time and I don’t have to copy my paystubs and get a letter from work.”

Smith chose a silver-level plan from Humana, and said it was “totally mind-blowing” to see the $3.19 monthly premium, after a federal subsidy.“So we were just about good to go and the system went down again,” she says.

She called back an hour or so later, and her application took just seconds to complete. All she has to do now is confirm her payment and eligibility with Humana, her new insurance provider.

“I am kind of afraid to call them because I feel like it’s a trick,” Smith confesses.“I am afraid I will call and they will say ‘JoAnn who?’”

Federal health officials say they'll report sometime in mid-December on how many people were able to sign up for health insurance in November. One source has estimated it was only about 100,000.

Smith isn't the only one struggling to get signed up. On Tuesday morning, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she got enrolled. "After 3 days, on and off, of browser glitches & frustration, I believe I'm enrolled in the DC healthcare exchange," she tweeted.

Murkowski, a Republican, is one of several members of Congress signing up for coverage on the exchanges, even though they have employer-sponsored coverage as federal employees, so they can experience what their constituents do.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1038670 Dec 10, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! I love how cons do it both to each other and independently....
... and gosh darn it, they're proud of it too!
Speaking of Colonel Klink, what's up Wilhelm from Germany (AKA, Grey Ghost)?

Are you going to screw up again and post from the mainland like you did last week, clown?

I must admit, your acting like a clown fits better than when you posted as Grey Ghost and tried to make valid arguments.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1038671 Dec 10, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"Whatever"
Good points. Take a look at Washington State for instance;
Over 150,000 Washington residents have signed up for Medicaid
About 61,000 have signed up for private insurance but, 43,000 who signed up for private insurance have not completed all the steps to get private insurance and that includes no payments for the insurance. In a nutshell only about 9% of those applying have obtained private health insurance.
Peace
Pretty much the pattern as info isn't being passed on. There will be a lot of unhappy people come Jan 1 when they go to the ER and discover they have no insurance.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1038672 Dec 10, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's law days effective but brief
CAMPAIGN '08: RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE
....Senior attorneys at the small firm where he worked say he was a strong writer and researcher....
Obama applied for a position as an adjunct and wasn’t even considered. A few weeks later the law school got a phone call from the Board of Trustees telling them to find him an office, put him on the payroll, and give him a class to teach. The Board told him he didn’t have to be a member of the faculty, but they needed to give him a temporary position. He was never a professor and was hardly an adjunct.

The other professors objected to his appointment because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings, and it was clear that the position was nothing more than a political stepping stool. According to my professor friend, he had the lowest intellectual capacity in the building. He also doubted whether he was legitimately an editor on the Harvard Law Review, because if he was, he would be the first and only editor of an Ivy League law review to never be published while in school (publication is or was a requirement).

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1038673 Dec 10, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Since when did George Washington necklaced people or even hinted that this would be acceptable?
We don't know what George Washington's troops did. Terrible, terrible things happen during a revolt/war. Mandela did not necklace anyone nor did he support such mob justice. I would imagine (but, admittedly, don't know)that he would be sickened by it. Your kind did terrible things to southern blacks. Our soldiers massacred 200-500 innocent civilians in the villages of My Lai. It happens and we learn from our mistakes.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1038674 Dec 10, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>She's a biker babe now. Should mention that in Central Florida there are thousands of 60ish women who who actually own/drive motorcycles__not just plop their azzes on the btch seat.
Have you checked out www.flamewarriorsguide.com yet?
Eman is an "enfante provocateur"
Realtime patronizes, disparages, or otherwise denigrates females. Realtime's attitude is of phoney superiority in the belief that women are inferior to him and thus deserving of less than equal treatment...

Realtime would set up a jihad emirate and establish Sharia law. His goal has never changed...Realtime, Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, Bob Filner, the Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castros answers the question as to which side actually 'wants women barefoot, illiterate, and pregnant'...

Realtime all the time bent over and punked by No Surprize Carol, Galt, Flack, obama, someone or something all the time something in his ass, you looking like an ignorant idiot....

It's the culture...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1038675 Dec 10, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Supporting Barack Hussein O'bama killed Oprahahaha's career.
Didn't help her much when she decided to call the majority of Americans racist because they didn't support Obamacare.

Oprah had her day and now needs to sell off her tangible holdings before she looses her butt.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1038676 Dec 10, 2013
$3.19 a month for a premium? So just how much are we (taxpayers) paying for their insurance? You people really believe this won't bankrupt the country?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1038677 Dec 10, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't that what the southern boys did to blacks son?
How would you know? You're pretending to live in Hawaii.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1038678 Dec 10, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
I love how the Progressives always succeed in making asses out of each other.
Another bet: I bet 3 to 1 moronic Nuc will pull another Colonel Klink and claim he saw nothing.
they blindly do what they are told.

nuc is an idiot. He also has different screen names.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Fayetteville, NC

#1038679 Dec 10, 2013
LOOK:

meanwhile, red state leaders continue to deny 30 million citizens ACA benefits!

One good note:

The local paper finally reports:

PEOPLE ARE GETTING MUCH NEEDED MEDICAL INSURANCE THROUGH THE WEBSITE:

healthcare.gov

The media has finally found out:

$51 per month for FULL COVERAGE MEDICAL INSURANCE!

BLUE CROSS CO PAY CARDS!

$5 co pay Dr. visit, no carol skaaagg azzzzzz!

$10 RX co pay, no liar whatever skaaaag azzzzzzz!

$1400 out of pocket max per year!

WOW! real coverage now.

When will the red state idiots let 30 million citizens sign up for benefits?

"just go to the ER, gov pays anyway"

Ten times more than real healthcare.

So another neighbor signed up! Letter confirmation in mailbox yesterday:

"Thank you for choosing Blue Cross as your Medical Insurance provider. We received all the required information from the gov website. Your co pay cards and Dr. catalog are on the way. Welcome To Blue Cross."

Got a letter 3 days after applying!

THAT IS THE SITE WORKING! IT'S REAL NOW.

MILLIONS GETTING GOOD DEALS.

$51 per month for full coverage.

whatever proved this number is real on Sunday.

That whacko even knows for sure now!

OBAMACARE....IT KICKED MITT'S AZZZZZZ SO HARD!

AMERICA FINALLY BETTER FOR EVERYONE!

DEMOCRATS WON FOR EVERYONE!

Republicans? Evil, greedy, selfish hypocrites all going to hell. LOL!
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1038680 Dec 10, 2013
Obama is desperate, reaching back over a decade gasping for air:

WHITE HOUSE IS bringing in former Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta, left, as the administration attempts to clean up the botched rollout of ObamaCare and looks to regain its footing ahead of midterm elections.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1038681 Dec 10, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>LOL-because Bill Clinton convinced all the negroes that he was the first black president. These people believe anything out of the Clintons' dirty mouth.
I like how he said Byrd did what he had to to get elected. They don't see how dishonest their leaders are.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1038682 Dec 10, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Son, many had their businesses and lands and homes taken away and never returned after the war.
And it's not 'retribution' but 'restitution' you twit!
A retribution can be either a reward or punishment.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1038683 Dec 10, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Speaking of Colonel Klink, what's up Wilhelm from Germany (AKA, Grey Ghost)?
Are you going to screw up again and post from the mainland like you did last week, clown?
I must admit, your acting like a clown fits better than when you posted as Grey Ghost and tried to make valid arguments.
He has done it more than just last week.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1038684 Dec 10, 2013
NuculurVodkaOption wrote:
<quoted text> Does Raul realize Obama is a liar?
I'm sure honesty is the last thing Raul is thinking about when he sees Barry backing into his hardon for our tax dollars.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1038685 Dec 10, 2013
So what's the latest? President still being presidential in South Africa?

Thank the lord Mitt not the president, everyone remember how badly he embarrassed himself during his 'European' tour?

Remember when he outed MI6 to the outrage of the British?

Been snowing all day, GFY if you live in a warm climate.

Actually I like the snow, it's very Christmas looking outside.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1038686 Dec 10, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
they blindly do what they are told.
nuc is an idiot. He also has different screen names.
NO, lol, the sudden appearance of two posters to scream personal insults at me and then leave wasn't a clue?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1038687 Dec 10, 2013
flack wrote:
'I just instantly burst into tears': Medical worker finally gets insurance on Obamacare website
Maggie Fox NBC News
6 hours ago
JoAnn and Eric Smith of Clearwater, Fla., were able to sign up for health insurance on the federal exchange Monday after months of trying.
It took two months, weekly visits to the jammed-up federal website and a half-dozen phone calls, but JoAnn Smith finally got health insurance Monday. It’ll only cost her $3.19 a month to cover herself and her husband.
“I just instantly burst into tears,” she says.
Smith started working on getting insurance even before the federal website, HealthCare.gov , opened Oct. 1, pre-registering to get a headstart on the process. But, like millions of other Americans who tried, she was stymied by the website’s glitches.
She told NBC News her story last week, and as of Friday, a week after the federal website was supposed to have been much improved, Smith still could not get all the way through the process.
Smith, a 60-year-old medical transcriptionist in Clearwater, Fla., must use the federal website to buy health insurance because Florida opted not to run its own. She’s been without health insurance for years and had been looking forward to getting subsidized coverage for herself and her husband Eric, 56, who’s unemployed.
The 2010 Affordable Care Act aims to get health insurance to the 16 percent of Americans who don’t have any by helping some buy health insurance on new websites, and by widening Medicaid benefits to others. People have until Dec. 23 to sign up for health insurance that starts on the first possible day, Jan. 1. They have until March 31 to sign up and avoid paying a tax.
Smith’s employer doesn’t provide health insurance.“They took a vote at the company and people wanted more money in their pockets,” she says. And business has been thin.“I have had four paycuts in one year,” says Smith, who estimates she will earn $23,000 this year for her 40-hour a week job.
This makes her eligible for a hefty federal subsidy.
It wasn’t easy to arrange. Smith says she called the federal call center several times over the weekend, trying to get signed up.“Every day last week I called them,” she says.“Yesterday morning I called early and there was like a 20-minute wait.”
So she waited until Monday morning.
“This morning the most loveliest of helpers answered the phone,” Smith told NBC News later Monday.“She said there was a mistake on original application, in that it said I was eligible for workplace insurance. She re-did the whole thing in record time and I don’t have to copy my paystubs and get a letter from work.”
Smith chose a silver-level plan from Humana, and said it was “totally mind-blowing” to see the $3.19 monthly premium, after a federal subsidy.“So we were just about good to go and the system went down again,” she says.
She called back an hour or so later, and her application took just seconds to complete. All she has to do now is confirm her payment and eligibility with Humana, her new insurance provider.
“I am kind of afraid to call them because I feel like it’s a trick,” Smith confesses.“I am afraid I will call and they will say ‘JoAnn who?’”
Federal health officials say they'll report sometime in mid-December on how many people were able to sign up for health insurance in November. One source has estimated it was only about 100,000.
....
Doesn't anyone wonder why the NSA spends 80 million dollars and doesn't have any problems recording every email, web search, text message, etc. of every non-muslim in the country, and can't get a 50 million dollar website like hundreds of others currently functioning on the internet to work with a billion dollars?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1038688 Dec 10, 2013
Just trying to learn from history. Don't shoot the messenger.

The Social Democratic Party in 1933 consisted mostly of a newly formed Communist Party of Germany. They became bitter rivals, but the Communists put the SPD in a difficult position. The party had the choice between becoming more radical or stay moderate.

(Sound familiar? The Democrats of today seem to be in the same position. Except the moderates today are generally silent.)

The SPD put its ideas of social justice into practice by influencing a number of progressive social changes - overhauling the welfare state and welfare programs as the right of citizens to have their basic needs met by society as central to the construction of a just and democratic social order.

(Keep in mind, the newly formed Communist Party of Germany consisted mostly of Social Democrats.)

Do the research yourself. Prove me wrong. Or just take it or leave it.

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