Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1234996 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: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1106733 Mar 30, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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You are far more diseased than first reported. That's for being a paranoid bagger. Look out I'm behind you, oh no he's over there..What away to live. Your paranoia warms the cockles of my heart. What a friggin clown, you are as dumb as old Eed.
"poop"
Still the coward and liar are you not.
When is your bio/fantasy you bragged about going to be released?
Or,
Is your bio/fantasy just another of your many lies?
Peace
KMA
GPUAR

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1106734 Mar 30, 2014
Whatever wrote:
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Dave, you are either lying or being willfully ignorant. This has been pointed out repeatedly this is a fallacy and Obamacare did not say ANY
As usual you argue with misinformation
I stated the truth. There is a grandfather clause & the ACA does not dictate networks.
GOPidiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1106735 Mar 30, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
For those who still like to compare RomneyCare with ObamaCare...
RomneyCare's original plan was projected to cost $1.8 billion but is expected to exceed that amount by $150 million. Over the next 10 years, projections suggest that RomneyCare will cost about $2 billion more than was budgeted.
The state is facing a projected budget deficit this year, so the pressure to raise taxes, cut reimbursements to health care providers, or cap insurance premiums will likely be intense.
The cost of the plan is likely to continue rising because the Massachusetts reform has failed to hold down the cost of health care.
http://www.cato.org/policy-report/januaryfebr...
Probably why Romney said ObamaCare wouldn't work. He couldn't very well undo what had already been done in his predominantly democratic state insuring only 9% of that population but he knew ObamaCare wouldn't work in a nation of over 300 million.
The Obama administration should have been paying more attention.
You're an idiot. Try something a little more current. That Cato junk is 6 years old. Didn't turn out like they predicted, just like all of YOUR predictions
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1106736 Mar 30, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Doesn't matter.
of course it does....the judge controls the case, including the power to dismiss the case.....

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1106737 Mar 30, 2014
Eleanor Beaver wrote:
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The majority of Americans are white, moron.
There are people of all races in the Tea Party.
Why is it always about race to you frauds?
"Eleanor Beaver"
In "real dumb's" racist mind those blacks who are Tea Party members are uncle tom's.
Peace
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1106738 Mar 30, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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What is it is with republicans and conspiracy theories? Now you want to claim the Dept. of Agriculture "was looking for an excuse to fire her"? Try to stay on track. THE US GOVERNMENT IS NOT A PARTY TO THIS ACTION.
So? Their compliticy in the event still is evidence.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1106739 Mar 30, 2014
Whatever wrote:
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Why in the world would USA attempt to defend a company that did this?
gee....maybe because Government Motors is crony capitalism controlled by the UAW.......
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1106740 Mar 30, 2014
GOPidiots wrote:
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You're an idiot. Try something a little more current. That Cato junk is 6 years old. Didn't turn out like they predicted, just like all of YOUR predictions
What is your point? If anything the cost has gone up.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1106741 Mar 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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very few medical insurance plans ever included pediatric vision and dental care (as one example), traditionally covered by separate plans.....
so ObamaKKkare guaranteed that very few plans could be continued....
Galt proving once again his ignorance.

The grandfathered plans did not need to meet the minimum requirements of the ACA.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1106742 Mar 30, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> I stated the truth. There is a grandfather clause & the ACA does not dictate networks.
the grandfather clause is so restrictive as to be meaningless.....

and the ObamaKKKare reimbursements are so low that only Third Word hospitals and doctors can exist with these patients.....
Grey Ghost

Berryville, VA

#1106743 Mar 30, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
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"poop"
Still the coward and liar are you not.
When is your bio/fantasy you bragged about going to be released?
Or,
Is your bio/fantasy just another of your many lies?
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
How's the topix retard and chronic liar doing today, I see you are still obsessing. You realize that you are pretty much laughed at on on here. Or are you to stupid to even know that? you just might be the dumbest bagger on here, and lord know that is not an easy thing to be. Congratulations.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1106744 Mar 30, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Crime is not relevant to the example.
Then you picked a BAD example which was my point.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1106745 Mar 30, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Liar.
Breitbart made it an issue.
How can you claim everybody would have heard about something that happened on a blog IF it wasn't for the MSM carrying the story? You are being dishonest.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1106746 Mar 30, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Galt proving once again his ignorance.
The grandfathered plans did not need to meet the minimum requirements of the ACA.
You need to stop embarrassing yourself and get informed.
Patrick

United States

#1106747 Mar 30, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
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Dum..........ave is always confuse..........beral thing.
Irene Granados celebrated her 16th birthday while walking through the desert two years ago trying to reach the United States — and safety.

Brothers Javier and Denis Girón, 13 and 17, floated on a raft across the Rio Grande last year — also in a bid to reach safety.

Granados and the Girón brothers were fleeing their native Central American countries where gang violence is spreading. The three are part of a surge in unaccompanied children and teenagers flowing across the Mexican border to the United States.

A report issued in November by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) showed the sharp increase. Every fiscal year between 2004 and 2011, the report said, the number of children detained by immigration authorities averaged about 6,800. But apprehensions jumped to more than 13,000 children in fiscal year 2012 and to more than 24,000 in fiscal year 2013.

Up to 120 unaccompanied youths are arriving each day, and some estimates suggest that the annual number could soon reach 60,000, according to a Feb. 21 story in the Los Angeles Times.

Immigrant-rights activists say more and more unaccompanied minors are arriving for various reasons. Many are fleeing gang violence, like Granados and the Girón brothers. But children are also being sent by families who believe they could qualify for immigration reform — if Congress ever acts on it — or for President Barack Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA.

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Angela
Patrick

United States

#1106748 Mar 30, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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How's the topix retard and chronic liar doing today, I see you are still obsessing. You realize that you are pretty much laughed at on on here. Or are you to stupid to even know that? you just might be the dumbest bagger on here, and lord know that is not an easy thing to be. Congratulations.
Republicans seem unhappy and Carol taking the day off to attend a meeting of the real republicans of Orlando?
Grey Ghost

Berryville, VA

#1106749 Mar 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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gee....maybe because Government Motors is crony capitalism controlled by the UAW.......
Galt you are nothing less than an obsessed idiot, every thing you say or do is politically motivated. You are an un-American low life ..Or probably no life would be more accurate.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1106750 Mar 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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of course it does....the judge controls the case, including the power to dismiss the case.....
The case won't be dismissed, Breitbart was a lying scumbag POS and among the very worst of all the right wing pundit/bloggers.. I can't believe that so many on here are actually trying to defend that turd.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1106752 Mar 30, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Galt you are nothing less than an obsessed idiot, every thing you say or do is politically motivated. You are an un-American low life ..Or probably no life would be more accurate.
Grey Ghost panics upon seeing that Libs are not supporting their viewpoints well and rushes in with childish epithets. There, that proves Libs are really smart!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1106753 Mar 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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The New York Times published a major story on the case and its legacy. It vindicated many of the conservative suspicions about the case. "The compensation effort sprang from a desire to redress what the government and a federal judge agreed was a painful legacy of bias against African-Americans by the Agriculture Department," Sharon LaFraniere wrote. "But an examination by The New York Times shows that it became a runaway train, driven by racial politics, pressure from influential members of Congress and law firms that stand to gain more than $130 million in fees. In the past five years, it has grown to encompass a second group of African-Americans as well as Hispanic, female and Native American farmers. In all, more than 90,000 people have filed claims. The total cost could top $4.4 billion."
The Times went on to report that:
Political appointees in the Obama Administration overruled career lawyers and agency officials at the Justice and Agriculture Departments, committing $1.33 billion to compensate "thousands of Hispanic and female farmers who had never claimed bias in court," even though the civil servants argued that there was no credible evidence of widespread discrimination.
The template for payouts Team Obama adopted was a magnet for fraud.
"From the start, the claims process prompted allegations of widespread fraud and criticism that its very design encouraged people to lie," but "those concerns were played down as the compensation effort grew."
"... Even now people who say they were unfairly denied loans can collect up to $50,000 with little documentation."
In a 2010 settlement with Native Americans, Justice Department lawyers "argued that the $760 million agreement far outstripped the potential cost of a defeat in court. Agriculture officials said not that many farmers would file claims. That prediction proved prophetic. Only $300 million in claims were filed, leaving nearly $400 million in the control of plaintiffs' lawyers to be distributed among a handful of nonprofit organizations serving Native American farmers. Two and a half years later, the groups have yet to be chosen. It is unclear how many even exist."
An internal Agriculture Department memo from 2010 stated that the payouts to women and Hispanics would be "a way to neutralize the argument that the government favors black farmers over Hispanic, Native American or women farmers."
15 Agriculture Department employees who reviewed or responded to claims "said the loose conditions for payment had opened the floodgates to fraud."
Said Sandy Grammer, a former Agriculture Department program analyst who reviewed claims for three years: "Basically, it was a rip-off of the American taxpayers."
One Arkansas prosecutor rejected a test case against someone who admitted to lying on his claim form, saying that singling him out could raise the question of selective prosecution: "The defendant could go to the jury and say:'Everybody else did this. Why am I standing here?'"
"In one ZIP code in Columbus, Ohio, nearly everyone in two adjoining apartment buildings had filed."
Bullchit, you're reading that right out the Breitbart article.

The NYT did publish a report though__why don't you just go ahead and link it__after reading it.

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