Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1460334 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

#1059491 Jan 10, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Single payer doesn't even work in much less populated countries for those with chronic or urgent health care needs.
Why would you or anyone else think it would be any different in a country of this size with a government as incompetent as ours?
Eight reforms that would greatly lower the cost of health care for everyone - the Whole Foods alternative:
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142...
You should read it. I'd like to know your comments.
Who says it's not working in the countries that have it? You? No one in any of those countries has ever gone bankrupt or lost their homes due to unaffordable medical bills and contrary to the myths that the right wing puts forth, no one has to wait for treatment of life threatening conditions.mvhca.squarespace.com/myths/&#... ;

John Mackey's suggestions are the same hogwash we've been hearing for a while and wouldn't actually bring down costs for anybody.
Allowing insurance sales across state lines would only encourage insurance companies to establish their headquarters in states with the loosest regulations.
Tort "reform" is always a big topic on the right even though medical malpractice costs are a negligible percentage of health care costs. In 2004, the CBO calculated malpractice costs amounted to “less than 2 percent of overall health care spending. Thus, even a reduction of 25 percent to 30 percent in malpractice costs would lower health care costs by only about 0.4 percent to 0.5 percent, and the likely effect on health insurance premiums would be comparably small.”
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1059492 Jan 10, 2014
The person named as a terrorist was a US allay during during the toppling of Libyan President Colonel Moammar Qaddafi.

Today, Mr. Qumu, 51, is a notable figure in the Libyan rebels’ fight to oust Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, reportedly a leader of a ragtag band of fighters known as the Darnah Brigade for his birthplace, this shabby port town of 100,000 people in northeast Libya. The former enemy and prisoner of the United States is now an ally of sorts, a remarkable turnabout resulting from shifting American policies rather than any obvious change in Mr. Qumu.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/world/guant...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1059494 Jan 10, 2014
"Leno:‘Now That Christie Is Denying Everything He Sounds Even More Presidential’

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/20...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1059495 Jan 10, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Good morning, Yeah.
They really have become a crazy bunch.
"After bragging in a TV interview that the state's Voter ID regulations would "kick the Democrats in the butt," and after making reference to "lazy blacks that want the government to give them everything," a North Carolina conservative activist has stepped down from his Republican Party post."
"The law is going to kick the Democrats in the butt," Yelton told Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi. "If it hurts a bunch of college kids too lazy to get up off their bohonkas and go get a photo ID, so be it. If it hurts a bunch of whites, so be it."
Yelton also said, "If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks that want the government to give them everything, so be it."
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2...
Pretty sneaky libtard. You do just what the liberal media does. You forgot to mention something.

The title of the article!

"GOP leaders asked conservative activist Don Yelton to resign after controversial remarks."

dirtbag.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1059496 Jan 10, 2014
Liberalism is a mental disorder, for sure.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1059497 Jan 10, 2014
...Math...and jobs...

"And the piece de resistance: Americans not in the labor force exploded higher by 535,000 to a new all time high 91.8 million"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-10/peop...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1059499 Jan 10, 2014
Oh lookie! It's Mr. Sweden is doing "just fine" when they were having their 5th day of riots!

ROTFLMAO!!!!
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Who says it's not working in the countries that have it? You? No one in any of those countries has ever gone bankrupt or lost their homes due to unaffordable medical bills and contrary to the myths that the right wing puts forth, no one has to wait for treatment of life threatening conditions.mvhca.squarespace.com/myths/&#... ;
John Mackey's suggestions are the same hogwash we've been hearing for a while and wouldn't actually bring down costs for anybody.
Allowing insurance sales across state lines would only encourage insurance companies to establish their headquarters in states with the loosest regulations.
Tort "reform" is always a big topic on the right even though medical malpractice costs are a negligible percentage of health care costs. In 2004, the CBO calculated malpractice costs amounted to “less than 2 percent of overall health care spending. Thus, even a reduction of 25 percent to 30 percent in malpractice costs would lower health care costs by only about 0.4 percent to 0.5 percent, and the likely effect on health insurance premiums would be comparably small.”
Talk about people that are clueless!

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1059503 Jan 10, 2014
Whatever wrote:
US blacklists militants blamed for Benghazi attack
http://news.yahoo.com/us-blacklists-militants...
US blacklists militant groups known as“Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi and Ansar al-Sharia in Derna......

Just more proof that, unlike the Republican claim, the attack on Benghazi was not an "Al-Queda led event". The House Intelligence chair and Fox News are looking dumber and dumber.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1059505 Jan 10, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
It only took Obama 15 months to approve this.
Isn't it wonderful that we have an administration that doesn't just make decision on the fly? Refreshing.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1059506 Jan 10, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Sure there is John, just waiting for the DOW to nosedive another 37 points. ROFLMAO.
10-20% is realistic and likely...unless the Fed keeps pumping...

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#1059508 Jan 10, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>If the Tea Baggers ever take over here, the U.S. will be just like Somalia.
If... The Tea Party doesn't take over, you will definitely will be living in filth just as Somolians do? Barack Hussein Obama does think as they do...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1059509 Jan 10, 2014
So... someone on the Democratic side want to tell me why I should get a job?
"Julia’s mother: Why a single mom is better off with a $29,000 job and welfare than taking a $69,000 job"
http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/07/julias-mothe...

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1059511 Jan 10, 2014
John Galt wrote:
with Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Jeb Bush, and others ready to go....who needs Christie???...
he had his chance in 2012 and kissed Obama's ass instead...
and then the mangy dogs returned the favor....
Send in the Clowns!

God bless Ted Cruz!
Frank

Spokane, WA

#1059513 Jan 10, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
"Leno:‘Now That Christie Is Denying Everything He Sounds Even More Presidential’
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/20...
The more he lies,the more he sounds like a Democrat candidate. If he was running on the Democrat ticket he would likely win.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1059514 Jan 10, 2014
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>And the Repubs never see a problem with creating a nation of peasants and elites. 18% gain in 30 years for the middle class and 300% for the Top. 33,000 American factories closed in the past 20 years and shipped to China by the Rich CEOs to pay teen slaves .30 cents an hour.
you don't have the slightest clue what "middle class" means....

the real middle class is up a much higher percentage....

your "statistics" suck....
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1059515 Jan 10, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
Single payer doesn't work in much less populated countries when it comes to prompt care for chronic or urgent needs. It's not uncommon for people to die before receiving medical attention.
Why would anyone think it would be different in a country of this size?
Seriously. Why?
You're lying Carol; it works very well in countries that have it and no one has to wait for urgent treatment. That's a fabrication that big insurance would like you to believe. How many people have died in this country when insurance carriers have refused payment or treatment was terminated due to some arbitrary lifetime cap?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1059517 Jan 10, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>do you really want 30 cents an hour jobs in the US?
( no need to use a decimal point if you use the word cents...you just said they make 30% of cents per hour...check with forks_make_us_fat on that, he'll round it up to one third!! you jus got a raise!!!!)
good point...the fool clearly flunked 4th grade math....
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1059520 Jan 10, 2014
Obama finally gets a clue what responsible leadership looks like and
fires CGI.

Obama administration to end contract with CGI Federal, company behind HealthCare.gov

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1059522 Jan 10, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>do you really want 30 cents an hour jobs in the US?
( no need to use a decimal point if you use the word cents...you just said they make 30% of cents per hour...check with forks_make_us_fat on that, he'll round it up to one third!! you jus got a raise!!!!)
by the way, not to be picky, but a decimal should always be expressed as 0.30, not as .30

not a typo, but a matter of education....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1059523 Jan 10, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
I do not cover up anything!
I am honest!
I did not win Lie of the Year!
You can trust me!
trust.....

PolitiFact's Lie of the Year:'A government takeover of health care'

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/artic...

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