Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1383073 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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PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1049075 Dec 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Also, Lily, you might want to watch this video.
http://www.bing.com/videos/search...
Canadians speak candidly about wait lists.
And this.
http://www.bing.com/videos/search...
"The universal health care system is great...until you get sick..."
Unsubstantiated videos of a few malcontents doesn't prove anything Carol.
Studies show that on average, Canadians are more likely to receive needed care quickly than Americans. Canadians get more physicians visits per capita than Americans, more immunizations, more hospital admissions, and more surgical procedures. A survey of 10 OECD countries showed that Canadians were the most satisfied with the care they received, while Americans were the least satisfied. In fact, Canadians are more than five times as likely to be satisfied with the health care they receive than Americans.
Infant mortality, maternal mortality, and life expectancy were worse in Canada than in the U.S. before the introduction of medicare. Canada's infant mortality rate is now only 70% of that in the U.S., while American women are almost twice as likely to die during childbirth as their Canadian counterparts. The average Canadian now lives two years longer than the average American.
How many Canadians went bankrupt or ended up losing their homes due to unaffordable medical bills Carol? None.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1049076 Dec 29, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Yes, in 2008 I was (for a very short time) a "birther". Didn't take me long to research the claims and come to the conclusion that they were absurd. See, I'm capable of gaining knowledge. You people just get dumber and dumber.
Meanwhile old woman, Michelle Obama believes Kenya is Obama bin Lyin's homeland...

It's the culture...
angel

Boise, ID

#1049077 Dec 29, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Are you that ignorant or are you just a damned liar Carol? No one in any of those countries has to wait for emergency treatment or has any issues with treating chronic conditions. Have they in this country under the private sector insurance system? You bet!
Nataline Sarkisyan died in a UCLA hospital bed on Dec. 20, 2007. She was 17. Her story drew nationwide attention because the liver transplant she needed was denied by her family's health insurer, CIGNA.
The North Carolina union organizer Chrystal Lee Sutton who was the inspiration for the movie "Norma Rae" died of brain cancer after a battle with her insurance company, which delayed her treatment. She was 68. Sutton was diagnosed with meningioma, a type of cancer of the nervous system. While such cancers are typically slow-growing, Sutton's was not -- and she went two months without potentially life-saving medication because her insurance wouldn't cover it initially. Though Sutton eventually received the medication, the cancer had already taken hold. She passed away in a Burlington, N.C. hospice.
Government is not taking over the healthcare system you clueless twit! The ACA still uses private sector insurance, hospitals and doctors. What does do is prevent big insurance from picking and choosing who they're going to cover and eliminates lifetime caps that would cut off treatment for those on long term treatments like chemotherapy and kidney dialysis.
I have relatives in the U.K. AND Canada.
That they are unhappy with their systems is bullshit propaganda pure and simple.
They think ours is inhumane and unworthy of the United States.
Yeah they really feel the void of not having the opportunity to be Bankrupted if they have the misfortune to have an illness in your family.
They lay awake nights LONGING to pay $150 bucks for a perscription they can get now for a $5 Co-Pay.
And Insurance Industry lobbyists and FOX have actually convinced Tea Baggers this is the case.(LMAO!)
the Bottom line is Big Insurance and Pharma have been using our dysfunctional Health System as a Money Machine and they dont want to stop.
And they have been inciting idiot Taebaggers because they have a Viceral Revulsion at the idea of helping the Poor because they REALLY need someone to look down on.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1049078 Dec 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Carol is a liar & dumber than sh*t & rarely worth replying to.
She is incapable of learning despite the links & reasoning you supply her.
Much like dumbass Dave mirrors moron, mirrors do mirror your sock PDUPONT you idiot.....

oh yes, and every neighborhood and blog has a nutjob like you..

It's the culture...
angel

Boise, ID

#1049079 Dec 29, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Meanwhile old woman, Michelle Obama believes Kenya is Obama bin Lyin's homeland...
It's the culture...
HItting the Bottle a little early Teabagging Chud?
angel

Boise, ID

#1049080 Dec 29, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Much like dumbass Dave mirrors moron, mirrors do mirror your sock PDUPONT you idiot.....
oh yes, and every neighborhood and blog has a nutjob like you..
It's the culture...
Yes but to be fair Dave doesnt seem to be a flaming haired Teabagging Neo Fascist like your buddy Lois.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1049081 Dec 29, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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First of all, how can readers possibly judge any sort of statement from a serial liar?
Secondly, the one certainty regarding the Obama administration's handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack is the video excuse was pathetic and insulting.
Thirdly - what difference, at this point, does it make? Mere bumps in the road to fundamentally changing our nation.
I love how you f*cking morons just make up sh*t concerning Benghazi.

Obama called it a terror attack in that statement.

Tell me, the video did crate rioting & protests in many Middle East cities. Why is it it possible that it would also occur in Benghazi???

Yes, what difference does it make as to the outcome if it was a planned attack or a spontaneous escalation from a protest to an attack. It s sad that people like you would take the deaths of Americans & lie to create a political story.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1049082 Dec 29, 2013
angel wrote:
<quoted text>HItting the Bottle a little early Teabagging Chud?
Leftists sex offenders like angel use their gay insults, yet becomes outraged if someone doesn't support teabaggers marrying, you teabagging dumbass...

It's the culture....
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1049083 Dec 29, 2013
angel wrote:
<quoted text>Yes but to be fair Dave doesnt seem to be a flaming haired Teabagging Neo Fascist like your buddy Lois.
While you homosexuals vehemently reject being considered mentally ill, You angel have no problemsregarding those who dislike your homosexuality and taebagging as mentally ill....

Meanwhile, facism is state socialism. Hitler and Mussolini were liberals you idiot teabagger.....

It's the culture...

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1049084 Dec 29, 2013
Waxman from Hamilton wrote:
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I'm waiting for you to tell us again how once a bill is passed, all future funding is as well.
That was too funny, dummy
So, you don't know what bill Cruz filibustered. Just as I thought.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1049085 Dec 29, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Remember Obamacare was to help the ailing Medicaid program but has compounded the problem
In California, just 47% of those who have signed up have received a private health plan. The rest were put on Medicaid.(And remember, these figures only include those who have signed up, but not necessarily paid their first premium).
The figures for the rest of the states aren’t any better. In Colorado, just 17% got private coverage, with the other 83% put on Medicaid. In Connecticut, 61% got private coverage, in Minnesota, 71%, Rhode Island 33%, and Washington State 11%.
The weighted average across all the states shows that only 36% of those who have signed up (but not necessarily paid for) Obamacare, were put on private plans.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottgottlieb/201...
The rest have been added to the rolls of Medicaid.
47% signing up for private health plans in California is fantastic...exceeding expectations.

It has always been anticipated that there would be more people signing up for Medicaid than the exchanges. The Congressional Budget Office had estimated that "the Medicaid expansion would provide health coverage to 9 million more low-income adults and children by the end of 2014 and 7 million would sign up for a private health plan during that time." Without even realizing it, what you have provided is proof that the Affordable Care Act is working as planned. The numbers after the October, 2014 enrollment period will be a true indication of whether or not the trend continued on schedule. You should just sit back and relax.

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1049086 Dec 29, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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What was that? Sometimes USAsince appears to arguing both sides.
Oh, don't concern yourself with it. It is just my insane stalker who went over the edge when I changed sides. She took it personal and is obsessed with searching the net for anything I posted four or five years ago that is contrary to my current beliefs. She has become the tabloid journalist of the trolling world. Just ignore her. That's what I do.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1049087 Dec 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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This also sounds pretty sane to me too.
A healthy recovery plan consists primarily of tax cuts, with a mix of reduced barriers to investment, appropriate regulation, and the right monetary policy. But just like the value of exercise would be negated by poor eating habits, you can't cut taxes and spend too. Fiscal stimulus might be politically advantageous, but a sweeping array of tax cuts, targeted to reach all sectors of the market, would do far more to restore the economy to long-term health.
According to a recent University of California, San Diego study, government spending is only likely to increase gross domestic product (GDP)$1.4 dollars for every dollar spent. Conversely, a recent study by Christina Romer, chairwoman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors, found that tax cuts are likely to raise GDP by $3 for every dollar spent.
http://reason.org/news/show/the-benefits-of-t...
The Reason Foundation is an American libertarian research organization.
Thomas L. Hungerford, an economist with the Congressional Research Service, got into trouble with Republicans last year when he published a study suggesting that the sharp drop in top tax rates since 1945 did little to lift economic growth but probably did contribute to soaring income inequality.

And there’s no clear evidence that lower tax burdens have helped the United States grow faster than other advanced industrial nations with higher tax rates and much heavier tax burdens. Economic growth per person in the United States was a little faster than in France or Australia over the last 40 years. But it was a little slower than in Austria, Germany and the Netherlands, according to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a research organization for the world’s richest countries.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1049088 Dec 29, 2013
A Zebra dies and arrives at the Pearly Gates. As he enters, he asks St. Peter,'I have a question that's haunted me all of my days on earth. Am I white with black stripes, or am I black with white stripes?'

St. Peter said,'That's a question only God can answer.'

So the zebra went off in search of God.

When he found Him, the zebra asked,'God, please - I must know. Am I white with black stripes, or am I black with white stripes?'

God simply replied 'You are what you are .'

The zebra returned to see St. Peter once more, who asked him,'Well, did God straighten out your query for you?'

The zebra looked puzzled.'No sir, God simply said 'You are what you are .''

St. Peter smiled and said to the zebra,'Well then, there you are. You are white with black stripes.'

The zebra asked St. Peter,'How do you know that for certain?'

'Because,' said St. Peter,'If you were black with white stripes, God would have said,'You is what you is.'

WARNING
If you laugh at this, Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson will be comin right over to kick your white honky ass !!!!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1049089 Dec 29, 2013
Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church's morals, kept sticking her nose into other people's business.
Several members did not approve of her extra curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.
She made a mistake, however, when she accused Frank, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town's only bar one after noon.
She emphatically told Frank (and several others) that every one seeing it there WOULD KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING!
Frank, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn't explain, defend, or deny. He said nothing.
Later that evening, Frank quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred's house...walked home....and left it there all night.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1049090 Dec 29, 2013
Eman wrote:
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you spelled it wrong twice in on post, you're the one digging.
The spelling cop spelled "one" wrong.

"Are you kidding me??????"

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1049091 Dec 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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repeating the question:
"even on the odd chance that the doctors are paid retroactively, how do they pay salaries and overhead in the meantime???... "
do you expect them to borrow money for food and staff salaries???...
You act like these doctors don't have another source of income besides medicaid patients. The percentage of medicaid patients accepted by doctors compared to their other patients is very small.(I know as my niece is a physician in private practice). They are very capable of making ends meet one way or another without compromising their comfortable lifestyles.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1049092 Dec 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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when Hillary turns on Obama, so will this NYC Bocajew....
Now, why would Hillary turn on Obama? The problem isn't Obama. It is Congress.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1049093 Dec 29, 2013
MurphRamGrace wrote:
food stamps makes black girls fat, plus being lazy.
Oh look! One of our regular racist trolls has a new internet persona to hide behind while tramping upon the rules of society. Pathetic.
Waxman from Hamilton

Workington, UK

#1049094 Dec 29, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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There's a big damned difference between using targeted missile strikes and invading a country causing the deaths of over 4000 of our military and tens of thousands more returning home physically and emotionally maimed dimwit!
And once again, just what the hell did Iraq have to do with 9/11 anyway? Nothing stupid!
So what is your excuse for LBJ, the DemocRATS & Vietnam, idiot? Vietnam was no threat to us. Neither was Lybia or Syria, moron.

You are a liar and an idiot!

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