Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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Level 1

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#870764 Mar 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Prove it.
And don't forget to include all the deferred pension costs for all the government workers, doubling the cost in the long term.
Insurance overheads included the marketing, advertising & selling of policies along with the billing & collections aspects.

Medicare has none as the money is collected thru the already existing IRS.

Medicare actually contracts out most the actual work through private contractors.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#870765 Mar 8, 2013
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday admitted that the party's recent shortcomings were due to bad candidates saying "biologically stupid things," but called Karl Rove's efforts to field more electable nominees in Senate races a "fool's game."

"Listen, I donít think our platform is the issue," Priebus told reporters during a trip to Des Moines, Iowa, according Radio Iowa.I think a lot of times itís some of these biologically stupid things that people say, you know, that I believe caused a lot of the problems."

Priebus was referring to candidates such as Todd Akin, whose inflammatory remark about rape helped seal his fate last year in what was a winnable Senate race for the GOP. The failures in 2012 by Akin in Missouri and Richard Mourdock in Indiana served as the impetus for Rove's new effort to find more electable Republican candidates in Senate races, a move that has set off something of a civil war on the right between the establishment and tea party types.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/r...

so does he mean they were biologically stupid, or that they just said biologically stupid stuff?

Level 1

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#870766 Mar 8, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
SINGLE PAYER MYTH NO. 8: A single-payer system will not hamper medical research.
The PNHP claims:
Medical research does not disappear under universal health care system. Many famous discoveries have been made in countries that have national health care systems. Laparoscopic gallbladder removal was pioneered in Canada. The CT scan was invented in England. The new treatment to cure juvenile diabetics by transplanting pancreatic cells was developed in Canada.
While it is true that medical research will not "disappear," it will surely decline. Consider what has happened to pharmaceutical research in single-payer systems, where the government imposes price controls on prescription drugs. A study (PDF) conducted by U.S. Commerce Department found that drug price controls in other nations reduced annual investment in pharmaceuticals by $5-8 billion, resulting in 3 to 4 fewer drugs being launched each year. The Boston Consulting Group found (PDF) an even bigger effect of price controls, showing a loss of $17-22 billion annually in pharmaceutical research resulting in the loss of 10 to 13 new drug launches.
In a free market, producers make a profit by providing services that consumers find useful. Profits also act as a signal to research - research dollars go toward services that make more profit. This is desirable because services that make more profit are the ones that consumers find most useful. Medical services that make profit -- i.e., the ones that patients find most useful -- will attract more research dollars.
In a single-payer system, government sets the prices for medical services. Since government is not good at setting prices, it inevitably over-pays for some services. Research dollars will go not necessarily toward the services that patients find most useful but toward the services that government over-pays since those will be the ones that will be most profitable.
Nope

With everyone covered the demand for medications will go up bring a larger market.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#870767 Mar 8, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Y'all still mulling that one eh?
Some gooduh pictomaps-
http://www.historyonthenet.com/WW2/japan_inte...
America surely has its great historical moments but it also has its shameful travesties, too. The Indian marches and government treachery violating its own treaties is one. Slavery is another. The Japanese-American internment was just one more.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#870768 Mar 8, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
The shining idiot returns.
So, nitwit, which Model of Ford car followed the famous Model T??
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
i won't soon let you off from that piece of stupidity.
You go from Kennedy to FDR?? WTF??
Drunk already, eh??
Wanna talk about Republiclown attempts to commit treason and overthrow FDR's Government??
Go for it. You need to be kicked around more.
<quoted text>
The well-oiled mouth returns to say nothing once more.
Babies cry.
And the Sun rises, too.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#870769 Mar 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope.
Healthcare includes check ups, screenings, blood tests & preventative care.
Well duh A Vey, what's this now--TWO times we agree on some stuff AGAIN?
:-)
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#870770 Mar 8, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
America surely has its great historical moments but it also has its shameful travesties, too. The Indian marches and government treachery violating its own treaties is one. Slavery is another. The Japanese-American internment was just one more.
Wonder what a percentage poll would look like of people these days, that even realized, there was such a thing?

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Level 2

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#870771 Mar 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
for what, more of that fraud's boring stupidity.
What in God's name would gave that idiot the idea that the President can legally kill any US citizen in this country that is not an imminent threat?
What do drones have to do with it?
I hear you low information voters aren't allowed a smart phone, it's an oxymoron.
Nuculur option

Pompano Beach, FL

#870773 Mar 8, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Waxman still drunk and angry!!
Still making up new names!!
Yes, you are, you are, and you should be, in order to avoid further embarrassment!!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870774 Mar 8, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Now why can't FEMA (with short term blocks for short term truly needy not wanting to live off the givvermnet for a lifetime), the Illegal immigration departments, HUD etc... dew something like that these days?
:-)
FEMA grants should not be used to fund rebuilding on sand bars like the Rockaways or below sea level in New Orleans, future disasters just waiting to happen again.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#870775 Mar 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday admitted that the party's recent shortcomings were due to bad candidates saying "biologically stupid things," but called Karl Rove's efforts to field more electable nominees in Senate races a "fool's game."
"Listen, I donít think our platform is the issue," Priebus told reporters during a trip to Des Moines, Iowa, according Radio Iowa.I think a lot of times itís some of these biologically stupid things that people say, you know, that I believe caused a lot of the problems."
Priebus was referring to candidates such as Todd Akin, whose inflammatory remark about rape helped seal his fate last year in what was a winnable Senate race for the GOP. The failures in 2012 by Akin in Missouri and Richard Mourdock in Indiana served as the impetus for Rove's new effort to find more electable Republican candidates in Senate races, a move that has set off something of a civil war on the right between the establishment and tea party types.
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/r...
so does he mean they were biologically stupid, or that they just said biologically stupid stuff?
After reading that piece I had the same question. Is biological stupidity hereditary like adult diabetes, pattern baldness, yucky moles and such__or__is it simply biological s-t-u-p-i-d-i-t-y as when Carol explains abstinence.

"Fools game" and "Rove" in the same sentence is classic!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870776 Mar 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope.
Healthcare includes check ups, screenings, blood tests & preventative care.
Why does a healthy 20-year old need checkups and/or blood tests?

Screenings for what?

What preventative care?
NuculurNutcase

Pompano Beach, FL

#870778 Mar 8, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
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spell ridiculous for us again ObamaTurds!!! Show us all how educated you are!
<quoted text>
Here's how rediculous you are.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/TOB/S/2013SB-00122 ...
Of course, a Democrat proposed this.
Idiot.
<quoted text>
What a rediculous thing to say. You obviously are deficient in this area.
another rediculous assert by a clueless moron:
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<quoted text>
What is it like being dead Ghost?
You may do things on rare occassions but you live here. I feel sorry for you.
What is it like? Do you feel dead?
#63204
<quoted text>
He lives here just like the Ghost does.
Tell me. What is it like being dead?
Ohhh Booooyyyy! Like Wooowwww! Did you graduate from an Ivy League in 3.5 years with a double major with a level of distinction far above others? I doubt it! Did you turn down a White House internship.
I don't think you sent your kids to prep schools and Ivy League schools like I have. I do not have any failures. I am educated.
Baaawwaaahhhh!!!!!
Not Nucular option Surprized! ROTFLMAO!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#870779 Mar 8, 2013
"wacko birds" hah__McCain's description of Curly Paul and a couple of his sidekicks.

Ron must be real proud of that youngun in a Jed Clampett sort of way eh?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870780 Mar 8, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>What do federal standards have to say about the darkening of toes, dark folds in the neck and underarms. How about itchiness in the ankles that results in bleeding when scratched. Millions of Americans have these symptoms but continue to fry up bacon, eat deep fried foods and then top it off with cheesecake. Perfect!
You're a fkn troll who's only here to get a rise__and you're not even a very good one.
Any intelligent person whose toes became dark would/should seek medical care instead of giving up bacon.
NuculurNutcase

Pompano Beach, FL

#870782 Mar 8, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
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I am Nuculur option's latest sock! More intelligence on parade!
Not Surprized! ROTFLMAO!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#870783 Mar 8, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>We are going to "loose" and "repear" the losses, huh? Chicagoan by Birth/Ignorant by Choice, is that you?
LOL!! Talk about a meltdown!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870784 Mar 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Insurance overheads included the marketing, advertising & selling of policies along with the billing & collections aspects.
Medicare has none as the money is collected thru the already existing IRS.
Medicare actually contracts out most the actual work through private contractors.
The costs for the IRS to collect the money are costs that should be charged to Medicare.

Just one example of how the government cooks the books.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870786 Mar 8, 2013
Medicare is far from a free ride for those who have paid enormous Medicare taxes over their lifetimes.

Most people who retire at age 65 and go on Medicare pay higher insurance premiums than they did with company-sponsored private insurance.

Most who reach age 65 and continue to work stay on their private policies and decline Medicare.
NuculurNutcase

Pompano Beach, FL

#870787 Mar 8, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
Whoa folks, wait a minute here. I constantly log on to Topix anymore , so I DID read a every page of this forum.
I am a Topix old timer, having been a posting rejected woman since 2007. Let me clear you guys up on something: I am half of a bi-racial gay COUPLE that live together in an embarrassing hidden location. I am half anglo (but pathetically try really hard to sound urban & tough), while my other half (the SOCIOPATHIC-PSYCHO -RACIST) is African American.
I have been a notorious troll on the gay sites for a long time, and it was in the earlier days of Topix (when I had actual profiles w/pics) that I outed myself. I usually get on Topix all the time sharing my ignorance all the same time. Given as I look like a cross between a barnyard hog and Ooompa Loompa from Willie Wonka, I am usually laughed out of the forum (or just ignored).
I am really finding it hard to believe some people are legitimately debating with me, an intellectual lightweight, ID CHANGING, ID STEALING KNUCKLE DRAGGING, CROSS DRESSING TOPIX TROLL CLOSET CASE.
Still LMFAO...CROSS DRESSING CLOSET CASE...Ooompa Loompa from Willie Wonka...
Not Surprized! ROTFLMAO!

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