Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1726312 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: Sep 10

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#1152705 Jun 18, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> No he won't. It just means anybody can manufacture stuff with the Washington Redskins name on it without having to pay them royalties. The government just got rid of private property rights!
You get more stupid every day, Flake.

If Snyder can't control the name, he gets no revenue from the use of it. DUH

He will change the name. Reluctantly.

Deltona, FL

#1152706 Jun 18, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> So I guess that is why even the democrats want to get rid of it? God I wish you would learn to read!!!!!!
Vermont's Single-Payer Dream Is Taxpayer Nightmare
Megan McArdle
3326 APR 11, 2014 11:52 AM EDT
By Megan McArdle
a A
(Corrects quoted text in third paragraph.)
Of the plans that states have hatched for the Affordable Care Act, none has been bolder than that of Vermont, which wants to implement a single-payer health-care system, along the lines of what you might find in Britain or Canada. One government-operated system will cover all 620,000 of Vermont’s citizens. The hope is that such a system will allow Vermont to get costs down closer to Canada’s, as well as improve health by coordinating care and ensuring universal coverage.
Just two small issues need to be resolved before the state gets to all systems go: First, it needs the federal government to grant waivers allowing Vermont to divert Medicaid and other health-care funding into the single-payer system. And second, Vermont needs to find some way to pay for it:
Now comes the big challenge: paying for it. Act 48 required Vermont to create a single-payer system by 2017. But the state hasn’t drafted a bill that spells out how to raise the approximately $2 billion a year Vermont needs to run the system. The state collects only $2.7 billion in tax revenue each year, so an additional $2 billion is a vexingly large sum to scrape together.
Vermont is a middling-tax state, as states go. And that’s not an accident; its population consists of longtime Vermonters, some of whom vote Republican (at least for governor) and are not super-tax-friendly, and transplants from Massachusetts and New York state, who, last time I looked, had moved to Vermont partly because the taxes were lower. Paying for this program would likely make Vermont the highest-taxed state in the nation, by quite a lot.
Now, you can argue that people should be glad to make this trade-off, not just for peace of mind, but because they will trade higher taxes for lower (no) insurance premiums. You can also argue that poor people in America should be laughing and dancing and singing all day because every one of them is economically better off than starving farmers in drought-ridden regions of Africa. Neither argument will do you much good, however, because that’s not how people think.
Especially when you consider that estimates for this plan's cost are likely to err on the optimistic side, because, well, people drawing up proposed budgets for their pet ideas tend to be a little optimistic. Yes, yes, there may be fabulous cost savings from using the government’s monopoly buying power to bargain prices down with providers. But Vermont is already the beneficiary of significant monopoly buying power: One insurer has 74 percent of the state’s small-group business. It’s a Blue Cross/Blue Shield, so don’t count on fabulous savings from squeezing out profits. The large group market is even more concentrated, though on a for-profit insurer.
Nor can you get much administrative saving at the provider level, because they still have to deal with out-of-state insurers quite a bit. And the once-vaunted fabulous savings from preventative care have mostly turned out not to exist.
So this is going to be expensive. So expensive that I doubt Vermont is actually going to go forward with it.
What's your love affair with libertarian/right bloggers pal?

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1152707 Jun 18, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
that statement sounds absurd on the surface....
can you back it up, or are you drunk already????....
Galt showing his ignorance again today like he does everyday.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1152708 Jun 18, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Does this also mean that the GOP congress is over, since their numbers are less popular than herpes?
Mitt Romney said the same thing on election night. BOOM!
The Democrats numbers are just as bad in Congress, imbecile.

Marietta, GA

#1152709 Jun 18, 2014

*ANTICHRIST on world stage ----

John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1152710 Jun 18, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I only hope that Rick Scott loses the election and that Charlie Crist accepts the Federal Medicaid expansion, there are over a million Floridians who fall into that category. What a disgrace this state is.
a million more people on welfare is an admirable goal......
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1152711 Jun 18, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Cancels Redskins Trademark
""The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six federal trademark registrations for the name "Washington Redskins" on Wednesday on the grounds that the football team’s name is “disparaging to Native Americans” and thus in violation of federal trademark laws banning offensive or disparaging language.
“We decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered,” the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board wrote in its opinion Wednesday.
The landmark ruling was filed on behalf of a group of Native Americans.
The decision was first reported by Think Progress.""
Another racist symbol bites the dust.
Obama gave Dan Snyder time to change the name.
Now he will do it under court order.
Hi there, mental case. Thinkprogress!

lilys bartender

Palm Coast, FL

#1152712 Jun 18, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Galt showing his ignorance again today like he does everyday.
You must also be drunk in order to make such a ridiculous statement. Either that, or you are still supporting Obama. Or both.
TheIndependentMa jority

Newark, OH

#1152713 Jun 18, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
lol, maybe out getting boxer shorts from K Mart. I believe that was a line in there...It was a very good movie.
Borrowing another of Fla's lines on that one goober-w/ a couple of edits ...o0

"You can tell more about loser Goober Ghost by what he says about others than you can by what others say about you imbecile..."

It's the culture...

(Hmm..possibly an dual case of head up azz...try stepping away from duh hollywierd and whineduhmtelebision scweens...after you remove your head from yew azz...and try joining the REAL NON dysfunctional world--DUHmmy KMart sidewalk licker Ghost.)
buzzy benny

United States

#1152714 Jun 18, 2014

Hillary is a joke. She thinks that most Americans do not know the difference between "responsibility" and "authority". She was in charge of the State Department. The "responsibility" for security in Benghazi was hers and hers alone. You CANNOT delegate responsibility to subordinates.

You can delegate "authority". That is, you can appoint otherS to carry out your wishes, orders, regulations, etc. That's quite normal. But the "responsibility" remains yours. If you actually succeed in giving someone authority AND responsibility what you have done is give up your entire job to them. Any attempt to do that is gross negligence and grounds for immediate firing.

Hillary wants us to believe that she had no responsibility for the screw up in Benghazi. That's absolutely untrue. If she delegated authority to incompetent or untrustworthy subordinates, that's HER fault. It's the bosses' job to make sure that the job gets done. That's what being the boss means. You CANNOT give up all authority AND all responsibility. Except by resigning and letting one of those subordinates or someone from the outside take over.

Hillary is totally 100% responsible for the Al Qaeda victory on 9/11 in Benghazi. The only person she might be able to shift blame to is Obama. As her boss, he is ultimately responsible for HER failures. But her attempt to shift it downward is cowardly and defies how things work in ALL organizations.

The boss is the boss, period. NOBODY else can take the blame for a massive failure other than the person in charge. Anything else is pure BS to fool the low-information Democrat voters.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1152715 Jun 18, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah it would be worse because there would be no other option like the vets have. They can always go to a different hospital even if they pay for it themselves. With single payer that option goes out the window for most.
Under single payer you can go to the doctor of your choice or to the hospital of your choice.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1152716 Jun 18, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, what's your point?
“The German people must be misled if the support of the masses is required.”
~Adolph Hitler
Look at how many black Christians were enamored with Obama whose ideology went against their Christian values.
Unfortunately, too many German Christians fell for Hitler's lies and deception. Once in complete control, he proceeded to oppress the church by dictating what it could and could not preach and removing all vestiges of true Christianity from both churches and society.
That's what a lot of us are afraid is happening now. Right here in this country.
You view history thru the lens of a really badly educated 4th grader.

So all those Christian Germans who murdered millions of jews, gypsies, handicapped, etc., did all that horror because one man told them to??

So how did he get these nice German Christians to become mass murderers??

Or is Christianity the problem here??

Your ignorance is working overtime today.

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1152717 Jun 18, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol pulled an all nighter last night about Hitler again. Uneffing believable;
Usually post until around 2 a.m. Not exactly an "all nighter". Part of being retired and a night owl by nature.

Had to respond to a few misguided posts about Hitler and conservatives. Which was, as you say, uneffing unbelievable.

But, like I said last night, Hitler can't be compared to anyone.

Similar ideologies to gain power and control through lies and deception and the danger of history repeating itself, however, can.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1152718 Jun 18, 2014
Homer wrote:
Should be interesting when Hillary is president. Are we going to keep this thread going or move on to a Hillary thread?
that thread was started in 2007....what ever happened to it??????....
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1152719 Jun 18, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol was at that meeting. Didn't you know? Yep she knows what was said to Maliki for not signing the agreement.
I'm thinking he was told to either sign it or he was on his own when the Sunnis come knocking.
Bush got us into Iraq on false pretenses.
Plugs O' Biden Bragging, Once Called Iraq One of Obama's 'Greatest Achievements'

And... how Obama bin Lyin and Plus O' Biden took credit for Iraq in 2011 when Biden claimed Iraq one of Obama's greatest achievements.

As Iraq falls, it's worth remembering Plugs for Brain Joe O' Biden has hailed Iraq as one of Obama bin Lyin's "greatest achievements" in a 2010 interview with then CNN host Larry King, you nitwit...

Sellout is not what you idiots dumbassDave, It's who you are traitor...

It's the culture...

Deltona, FL

#1152720 Jun 18, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
ISIS has confiscated America's military equipment abandoned by brave Iraqis who have now been executed - around 2000 so far - and hauling our tanks, vehicles, and weapons, etc., back to Syria in the middle of the desert. Hidden in plain sight.
Wouldn't this caravan in the desert be easy pickins' for an air strike?
Maybe this president thinks it's a parade.
Brave Iraqi's??? ROFLMAO

Palm Coast, FL

#1152721 Jun 18, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Under single payer you can go to the doctor of your choice or to the hospital of your choice.
And if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, and if you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan, and if you like what you've been paying, you'll pay even less, and if you think the moon is made of green cheese, it is.


Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1152722 Jun 18, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Under single payer you can go to the doctor of your choice or to the hospital of your choice.
You will never understand. You're brainwashing is complete.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1152723 Jun 18, 2014
Sellout is not what you idiots do dumbassDave, It's who you are traitor...

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1152724 Jun 18, 2014
Harry Reid:'Being On The Wrong Side Of Dick Cheney Is Being On The Right Side Of History'

""Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) lambasted neoconservatives for opining on the current situation in Iraq on Wednesday, arguing that America couldn't afford another costly conflict in the Middle East.

"After a decade of war, the American people have had enough. I do not support in any way putting our men and women in the midst of this civil war in Iraq," he said on the Senate floor. "This is an Iraqi civil war and it is time for the Iraqis to resolve it themselves."

On Tuesday, former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney joined the chorus of critics accusing President Barack Obama of abandoning Iraq to radical Islamic militants who have been gaining territory in their march to Baghdad.

"Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many," they wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.

But Reid was having none of it.

"If there's one thing this country does not need, is that we should be taking advice from Dick Cheney on wars," he said. "Being on the wrong side of Dick Cheney is being on the right side of history. To the architects of the Iraq War who are now so eager to offer their expert analysis, I say, Mr. President, thanks, but no thanks. Unfortunately, we have already tried it your way and it was the biggest foreign policy blunder in the history of the country."

Reid further accused Republicans of taking advice from former George W. Bush officials, often called architects of the Iraq War, who advocated a failed strategy that cost billions of dollars and the lives of thousands of U.S. troops.

"Republicans are getting their talking points from the same neocons who pushed us into this war in the first place," he said.""


Repugnant war mongering will cost them dearly in Nov.

Americans are firmly against a new war in Iraq.

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