Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1418438 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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TSM

United States

#1007466 Oct 19, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>All the things accomplished &, you point to the not accomplished. By the way, hasn't it been said that the ACA could avoid Detroit from going bankrupt? The things people say!
Give me Obama’s Top Three accomplishments!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1007467 Oct 19, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Well to be fair__those young folks who have never purchased health insurance before will experience an increase.
These tea party clowns will repeat anything even remotely negative won't they?
seems they only know negative.

Ted Cruz’s claims on Obamacare focus on losers, not winners

First of all, the United States is a big country — nearly 315 million people, in fact. So when a politician tosses out the claim that “millions of Americans” are hurting, it’s time to take out a calculator. Even 10 million would be a relatively small percentage.

The Congressional Budget Office has calculated that by 2018, after the law is fully implemented, 7 million people will be dropped from their employer health plans and 5 million people will shift out of private plans. Put in terms of percentages, that means it would affect about 4 percent of people on employer health plans and 19 percent on people on private plans.

Meanwhile, the number of people without insurance will decrease by 25 million people, a cut of more than 45 percent. In other words, significantly more people will be helped by the law than those who face changes in health coverage. Moreover, the vast majority of people who now get their insurance from their employers likely will see little change.

Those are crucial details that Cruz somehow ignores when he speaks of the millions of victims. Indeed, Oregon announced this week that the state’s uninsured rate has already been cut by 10 percent since Oct. 1, when people were able to begin signing up for Obamacare.

.....In the specific example cited by Cruz of UPS —“15,000 UPS employees got a notification in the mail that they were losing spousal coverage”— he left out a crucial detail: The company’s policy change affects spouses who would qualify for health coverage at their own company — affecting approximately one in five workers, according to a company memo. Spouses who don’t have coverage or are not employed would still continue on the company plan.

The company memo makes clear this action is being taken because of the health-care law, but UPS is not leaving spouses without health coverage or forcing them to go to the Obamacare exchanges. Cruz does not quite say that, but he certainly leaves that impression when he says workers are “losing the health insurance that they wanted and they liked.”

The full impact of the health-care law will not be known for years, and there are bound to be winners and losers in any major change in social policy. By focusing just on the losers, in such stark terms, Cruz undercuts his ability to highlight what he considers the flaws in Obamacare.

Taken together, are these claims worth Two or Three Pinocchios? It’s a fine line, and there are days when we wish we awarded ½ Pinocchios. On balance, Cruz’s language tips ever so slightly in the direction of Two Pinocchios. It may well be that “millions” have faced higher premiums or fewer hours at work, giving his claims a measure of credibility. But he does not allow at all for the possibility that millions of people are benefiting from the law — and that quite likely the number of winners from the law is larger than the losers. That does a disservice to his listeners.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-chec...
ANTICHRIST SPIRIT OBAMA

Louisburg, NC

#1007468 Oct 19, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>I can smell the gate on your breath &, you're not even talking! That's commonsense! The inventor is nothing without the retailer. The retailer is nothing without the consumer! Nobody does it alone but, you can play retarded because, the blackman in the WH said it, doesn't make it not true. Just make you retarded!
I can smell your breath too,it smells like SHIT!
Go brush you teeth and comb your hair.

Level 2

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1007469 Oct 19, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Well good dumbo, I opine that you kiss my arse, i'm sure you are used to doing that anyway, now go patch up that hole in your singlewide loser.
"poop"
One more time you lie. No surprize. My home happens to be a two story brick home with a full basement. Now while I have your attention why do you not expand on of your other lies, i.e.;
- The fact you were a private general in Nam commanding the KP corp that washed dishes and cleaned the mess hall and latrines
- About your exploits has captain of the Wake baseball team that won a national championship
- About the Hollywierd models you escort to the local Red Libster
- How you took care of your little brother for 9 years while advancing thru the ranks of the US Army
- Or maybe the Las Vegas show girls you regale with tales
- Or the fact your 3 1/2 or 4 homes have bathrooms nicer than other folks home
- Or how you are in demand by DC bigwigs who depend on your knowledge when the make decisions affecting all
Peace
KMA

“Peace on Earth”

Level 4

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1007470 Oct 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
a DemoKKKrat politician who specializes in sleaze...
Oh, a little bit like that political commentator Rush Limbaugh. Got it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1007471 Oct 19, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>So then__if the stock was sold and it's current value what would the balance be???
And how would that compare to the losses had GM been taken through a lengthy BK involving large scale shutdowns or perhaps even the death of the company?
You fkn mutts repeat the same bogus FOX bullsht hourly__who do you think you're fooling??? The only people stupid enough to buy into your lies are other tea party losers.
ROFLMAO.
in the unlikely event that GM had shut down, other auto manufacturers would have picked up the slack...and American consumers would have purchased better cars....

the UAW bailout has not changed the fact that GM produces crappy cars...
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1007472 Oct 19, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
seems they only know negative.
Ted Cruz’s claims on Obamacare focus on losers, not winners
First of all, the United States is a big country — nearly 315 million people, in fact. So when a politician tosses out the claim that “millions of Americans” are hurting, it’s time to take out a calculator. Even 10 million would be a relatively small percentage.
The Congressional Budget Office has calculated that by 2018, after the law is fully implemented, 7 million people will be dropped from their employer health plans and 5 million people will shift out of private plans. Put in terms of percentages, that means it would affect about 4 percent of people on employer health plans and 19 percent on people on private plans.
Meanwhile, the number of people without insurance will decrease by 25 million people, a cut of more than 45 percent. In other words, significantly more people will be helped by the law than those who face changes in health coverage. Moreover, the vast majority of people who now get their insurance from their employers likely will see little change.
Those are crucial details that Cruz somehow ignores when he speaks of the millions of victims. Indeed, Oregon announced this week that the state’s uninsured rate has already been cut by 10 percent since Oct. 1, when people were able to begin signing up for Obamacare.
.....In the specific example cited by Cruz of UPS —“15,000 UPS employees got a notification in the mail that they were losing spousal coverage”— he left out a crucial detail: The company’s policy change affects spouses who would qualify for health coverage at their own company — affecting approximately one in five workers, according to a company memo. Spouses who don’t have coverage or are not employed would still continue on the company plan.
The company memo makes clear this action is being taken because of the health-care law, but UPS is not leaving spouses without health coverage or forcing them to go to the Obamacare exchanges. Cruz does not quite say that, but he certainly leaves that impression when he says workers are “losing the health insurance that they wanted and they liked.”
The full impact of the health-care law will not be known for years, and there are bound to be winners and losers in any major change in social policy. By focusing just on the losers, in such stark terms, Cruz undercuts his ability to highlight what he considers the flaws in Obamacare.
Taken together, are these claims worth Two or Three Pinocchios? It’s a fine line, and there are days when we wish we awarded ½ Pinocchios. On balance, Cruz’s language tips ever so slightly in the direction of Two Pinocchios. It may well be that “millions” have faced higher premiums or fewer hours at work, giving his claims a measure of credibility. But he does not allow at all for the possibility that millions of people are benefiting from the law — and that quite likely the number of winners from the law is larger than the losers. That does a disservice to his listeners.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-chec...
Communist.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1007473 Oct 19, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Meanwhile, the number of people without insurance will decrease by 25 million people, a cut of more than 45 percent.
total BS figure...extremely unlikely....
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1007474 Oct 19, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>So then__if the stock was sold and it's current value what would the balance be???
And how would that compare to the losses had GM been taken through a lengthy BK involving large scale shutdowns or perhaps even the death of the company?
You fkn mutts repeat the same bogus FOX bullsht hourly__who do you think you're fooling??? The only people stupid enough to buy into your lies are other tea party losers.
ROFLMAO.
Move to Zimbabwe, commie.
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1007475 Oct 19, 2013
Zero:
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Talk about an obsessed sicko, I couldn't care less you moron, Just maybe I will be able to track your cowardly azz down and watch you shit your depends..Good luck idiot,LMAO I can afford it, your single wide azz cannot. Betty at the mobile home park knows all...Yuck, yuck.

“Peace on Earth”

Level 4

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1007476 Oct 19, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"poop"
Who in the heck do you think you are? The topix sensor? No one has to keep anything to himself. This is a free country and all have a right to opine as they see fit. When morons like you opine we all get a good laugh.
Peace
KMA
I agree with Gray. This is not the thread for religious fanatics. There's a never ending supply of threads in the Christian forum for zealots to "opine as they see fit".
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1007477 Oct 19, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, a little bit like that political commentator Rush Limbaugh. Got it.
Obama = Rush Limbaugh

You = Cult Member / Moron.

Level 1

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1007478 Oct 19, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Fact is, if he didn't bailout the auto industry, the costs would've been far more than $16.4B! More to the tune of $28.6 billion had all those workers lost their jobs &, therefore income tax contribution, UE benefits, asking with other gov't services to ease the blow. So one might say, we profited $12.2B!
you are I g n o r a n t...

Anecdotes are not real evidence...

Where is the data that says GM/Chrysler entering into bankruptcy INSTEAD of bailing them out would have cost us $110 billion?

"Auto bailout reaches $110 billion..."
June 2009

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/auto-bailout...
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1007479 Oct 19, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, a little bit like that political commentator Rush Limbaugh. Got it.
Communism makes you satisfied, zero, right?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1007480 Oct 19, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, a little bit like that political commentator Rush Limbaugh. Got it.
no, unlike Limbaugh, Jerry Springer was an elected DemoKKKrat officeholder....
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1007481 Oct 19, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with Gray. This is not the thread for religious fanatics. There's a never ending supply of threads in the Christian forum for zealots to "opine as they see fit".
I am an atheist but you lunatics make me trust them, idiot.

You want to destroy our kids future, scumbag! Needy bastard. Zero.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1007482 Oct 19, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with Gray. This is not the thread for religious fanatics. There's a never ending supply of threads in the Christian forum for zealots to "opine as they see fit".
FU...

anybody can address any topic they choose...

Level 1

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1007483 Oct 19, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>So then__if the stock was sold and it's current value what would the balance be???
And how would that compare to the losses had GM been taken through a lengthy BK involving large scale shutdowns or perhaps even the death of the company?
You fkn mutts repeat the same bogus FOX bullsht hourly__who do you think you're fooling??? The only people stupid enough to buy into your lies are other tea party losers.
ROFLMAO.
you can roll on the floor and laugh all damn day...

GM still owes us money...

Level 1

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1007484 Oct 19, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with Gray. This is not the thread for religious fanatics. There's a never ending supply of threads in the Christian forum for zealots to "opine as they see fit".
This thread is about Obama...

SO......
We'll allow you to schlurp Obama's weenie...

and you can allow us to laugh about it...

Level 1

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1007485 Oct 19, 2013
killtaker wrote:
<quoted text>
are you joking? this is a joke, right?
If GM had been selling cars they would not have needed a handout...
losers like yourself think owing someone nearly $17 Billion is a success...
"General Motors (GM) Still Owes US Taxpayer $16.4B; Government Highly Unlikely To Recover That By Selling GM Stock Alone"
http://www.ibtimes.com/general-motors-gm-stil...
Lord....
The truth s that GM would not have needed a bail out if George W Bush & the dickhead Republicans had not created the worst recession in 80 years.

That is the tragedy here.

You freakin bozos should quit blaming those who had to fix the mess & start blaming your own GD party that created tit.

My God.

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