Barack Obama, our next President

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"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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The "big difference?" Bush was receiving a daily pounding of negative coverage from 95% of the media.
Obama has earned the crappy poll numbers all by his lonesome and DESPITE 95% of the media going out of their way to cover up his shit with perfume and cotton candy.
Very good point. In fact, excellent point.

If Obama received half of the media pounding Bush received, he'd be in the negatives. The media has a short memory when it comes to their prom king crush.

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Keep blaming the media.
Bush declared Bin Laden irrelevant & made up a story about Iraq getting a nuclear weapon to invade Iraq & got over 4,000 soldiers killed. He pushed through multiple tax cuts favoring the wealthy during a time of war creating massive debt as he took us from a balanced budget to the worst recession in 80 years. Throw in a housing collapse & a near financial meltdown & gee whiz, it must be the media.
Obama has been bringing us back despite Republican efforts to keep us down.
The ACA is a good law that will work. This is why it scares the Hell out of Republicans. The website is just a website & when the dust clears, people will see that it actually does work.
The media sees through all the fake scandals - "'OMG OMG Benhazi" "OMG OMG the IRS"
There is nothing in the ACA that said you could not keep your policy or your doctor.
The more you & your ilk play up that aspect, the more votes it will cost you.
"real dumb"
Just a simple question. We all know that the boy president, nobama, planned the mission that got bin laden down to the final detail. Without the presidents expertise and knowledge bib laden would still be roaming around. But what difference does it make that he is dead. Is the tallyban dead and out of action? No. Has the violence brought about by muslim terrorists subsided? No. Are not the terrorists still murdering innocent women and children, both Christian and muslim? Yes.
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It WAS much easier for Obama to get away with the constant lying when you consider so many of his opponents wouldn't confront him for fear of being labeled a racist. That level of fear has dropped considerably.
It was my opinion at the beginning that Obama was selected very carefully. He was the perfect blend of narcissism and disconnect with looks, acting abilities and skin color to be the ideal front man. The "powers that be" knew he was so radical left, he could get away with everything he's gotten away with and push their far left radical agenda because of his race and white guilt. Even he knew he wasn't qualified for the presidency two years before throwing his hat in the ring. But he did it anyway. No one would think they were suddenly qualified for the job of the presidency in two years' time. Unless they were told they were.

It'd be like Rand Paul saying he wasn't qualified for the presidency as a two-year junior senator in 2012 but still throwing his hat in the ring in 2014. Except Rand Paul never said he wasn't qualified. And eyebrows would be raised if he had but did it anyway.

If you don't think you're qualified to run for the presidency two years before you run, you're probably still not qualified.

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People who think they're signed up really aren't. Insurance companies are getting the wrong information. And the fallout from the security breaches on the website have yet to be seen.

And more cancellations from employers on the horizon.

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Publications named “Forward”.

~The daily newspaper of the Social Democratic Party of Germany.
~The biweekly reader of the Communist League.
~The Russian publication founded by Lenin..

The mantra for Obama's second term? "Forward."

Probably just a coincidence.

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never try to reason with a demented homosexual troll...
We try to reason with even the most unreasonable all the time on here.

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Maybe someone should come up with a countdown to January 1. Not because it's the first day of a new year but, from all indications, the beginning of the end for Obamacare.

Here. I'll start.


CNN - Bad news for woman cited as Obamacare success story

Anyway, it's going to get real interesting.
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DBWriter is right. It's his government. "We'll push back." In the face of everything that's gone wrong with the ACA and the instability it has created, his determination to get his way at all costs is clear. Any president who addresses confusion and concern on the part of the people as a pushing match is not worthy to be a leader.
He has always taken an antagonistic approach to leadership. "If they bring a knife, we'll bring a gun."
This isn't leadership. It's a temper tantrum.
No Carol it's our government and the majority voted to reelect the President. He has every right to push back against the obstructionists in the GOP Hell I wish he'd push back more. As long as you've decided to put in your two cents about "Obamacare" let's look at what it's done for some real people;
Last summer Ellen Holzman and Meredith Vezina, a married gay couple in San Diego County, got kicked off their long-term Kaiser health plan, for which they'd been paying more than $1,300 a month. The cause wasn't the Affordable Care Act, as far as they knew. They'd been living outside Kaiser's service area, and the health plan had decided to tighten its rules.
That's when they discovered the chilly hazards of dependence on the individual health insurance market. When they applied for a replacement policy with Anthem Blue Cross of California, Ellen, 59, disclosed that she might have carpal tunnel syndrome. She wasn't sure--her condition was still being diagnosed by Kaiser when her coverage ended. But the possibility was enough to scare Anthem. "They said,'We will not insure you because you have a pre-existing condition,'" Holzman recalls.
But they were lucky, thanks to Obamacare. Through Covered California, the state's individual insurance marketplace, they've found a plan through Sharp Healthcare that will cover them both for a total premium of $142 a month, after a government subsidy based on their income. They'll have a higher deductible than Kaiser's but lower co-pays. But their possible savings will be impressive.
David Shevlino, 51, is an artist in Delaware. Between the COBRA policy that extends the coverage his wife, Kathy, received at a former job and the bare-bones policy that covers himself and their 15-year-old son, they've been laying out $1,000 a month in premiums. Next year they'll pay $650 a month, after the government subsidy, for a plan through Blue Cross of Delaware that covers the entire family and provides many services that have been excluded up to now.
Judith Silverstein, 49, a Californian who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007. Her family helps her pay the $750 monthly cost of her existing plan--which she only had because of federal law requiring that insurers who provide employer-based insurance continue to offer coverage if the employer goes out of business, as hers did. Next year she'll get a subsidy that will get her a good "silver" level plan for $50.
For Silverstein that coverage is indispensable. Her case is relatively mild, but MS is a progressive condition that typically has made its sufferers pariahs of the individual insurance market in the past. "I researched the options," she says. "Nobody's going to sell you insurance in the individual market if you have MS." But these customers can't be excluded or saddled with big premium markups any more.
articles.latimes.com/.../la-fi-mh-obamacare-s... ;
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No Carol it's our government and the majority voted to reelect the President. He has every right to push back against the obstructionists in the GOP Hell I wish he'd push back more. As long as you've decided to put in your two cents about "Obamacare" let's look at what it's done for some real people;
Last summer Ellen Holzman and Meredith Vezina, a married gay couple in San Diego County, got kicked off their long-term Kaiser health plan, for which they'd been paying more than $1,300 a month. The cause wasn't the Affordable Care Act, as far as they knew. They'd been living outside Kaiser's service area, and the health plan had decided to tighten its rules.
That's when they discovered the chilly hazards of dependence on the individual health insurance market. When they applied for a replacement policy with Anthem Blue Cross of California, Ellen, 59, disclosed that she might have carpal tunnel syndrome. She wasn't sure--her condition was still being diagnosed by Kaiser when her coverage ended. But the possibility was enough to scare Anthem. "They said,'We will not insure you because you have a pre-existing condition,'" Holzman recalls.
But they were lucky, thanks to Obamacare. Through Covered California, the state's individual insurance marketplace, they've found a plan through Sharp Healthcare that will cover them both for a total premium of $142 a month, after a government subsidy based on their income. They'll have a higher deductible than Kaiser's but lower co-pays. But their possible savings will be impressive.
David Shevlino, 51, is an artist in Delaware. Between the COBRA policy that extends the coverage his wife, Kathy, received at a former job and the bare-bones policy that covers himself and their 15-year-old son, they've been laying out $1,000 a month in premiums. Next year they'll pay $650 a month, after the government subsidy, for a plan through Blue Cross of Delaware that covers the entire family and provides many services that have been excluded up to now.
Judith Silverstein, 49, a Californian who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007. Her family helps her pay the $750 monthly cost of her existing plan--which she only had because of federal law requiring that insurers who provide employer-based insurance continue to offer coverage if the employer goes out of business, as hers did. Next year she'll get a subsidy that will get her a good "silver" level plan for $50.
For Silverstein that coverage is indispensable. Her case is relatively mild, but MS is a progressive condition that typically has made its sufferers pariahs of the individual insurance market in the past. "I researched the options," she says. "Nobody's going to sell you insurance in the individual market if you have MS." But these customers can't be excluded or saddled with big premium markups any more.
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HEY STUPID!

They voted for Obama based on lies about Obamacare and Benghazi you idiot.

"You can keep your existing insurance plan, doctor & hospital!!!"

Candy Crowley & Obama lied on a national stage during the second debate!

Obama won and award he deserves: LIE OF THE YEAR

As far as your cherry picked libtarded story:

Why didn't Democrats just fix that type of problem as well as insuring the uninsured?

Instead you moronic commie b*stards turned the system upside down and now it's worse for a ton of people. You just shifted the problem.

Your little NAZI brown shirt propaganda i nothing but spin.

You are a liar and an IDIOT!

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This whole thread is proof.
You were warned about Obama, his incompetent failure was predictable, and obvious, but you voted for him anyway.
And now some of us can say "We told you so"...
Who would have thought voting for the 'kewl' guy would e so disastrous?
Or that a president should have better qualification than fashionable skin colour?
I mean, who besides responsible grow-ups.
Is your definition of "disastrous" a Black man leading the country out of a recession created by a white man? That probably is a disaster for a moron racist from ohio.
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Is your definition of "disastrous" a Black man leading the country out of a recession created by a white man? That probably is a disaster for a moron racist from ohio.
The recovery since 2009 has been weak and both GDP and job growth remain erratic and uneven. Unemployment as of November 2013 was 7%, considered high by American standards, with about 7.4 million jobs created since February 2010. American household wealth has plunged to levels not seen since 1992, with incomes dropping to 1996 levels when adjusted for inflation. Nearly 50 million Americans (16%) are in poverty, up from 12.1% in 2007.

Your 'Liar of the Year' is a joke and has accomplished nothing except destroying things.
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True. Not only silencing all speech but controlling behaviors. It's happening right under our noses.
The Random House Dictionary defines one type of political system as "a governmental system led by a dictator [aka self-serving leader] having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism."
Headlines since January 2009 reveals this administration legislating by way of executive order, the targeting of political “enemy combatants,” the growing scope of a surveillance state, and control over large segments of industry - auto manufacturers, banks, insurance, health care.
Guess we have to do the math ourselves and figure out what kind of political system that is. I know but didn't say. Anyone is free to look it up.
All I heard was "We will push back."
Okay Carol how about coming up with even one executive order that target as you put it "political enemy combatants". As a matter of fact come up with any executive order that gives the president control over any industry.
How quickly you've seem to have forgotten that on October 4, 2001 your hero George W Bush secretly authorized the NSA to track suspected terrorists by monitoring domestic communications without a warrant.
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Hillary got thrown under the bus by the liberal media in lieu of their prom king crush on Obama. Obama told lies about her too just to get elected.
"Shame on you, Barack Obama! Shame on you!"
Hillary Clinton 2008
The liberal media decides who is going to win and then leads you astray to make it happen. Try and be a bit more objective next year and in 2016. You don't want to be one of their "useful idiots".
There's no such thing as a liberal media Carol, just like there's no such thing as unicorns.
If the media are so liberal, where are all the Union-friendly news shows? I see lots of pro-big business & pro-investor shows. Where are the shows for worker interests? And, other than MSNBC, where are the pro-Union guests? I see lots of guests making the pro-corporate, anti-union arguments. Where are all the union defenders in the "liberal" media?
If the media are so liberal, why do they keep focusing on debt/deficit/austerity and not the arguments against austerity that all the liberal economists are making?
If the media are so liberal, why did they ignore the 2011 Tar Sands protests in DC and the hundreds of arrested protesters, including a renowned NASA scientist?
If the media are so liberal, why have they completely ignored the controversy surrounding the drilling of the Alberta Tar Sands?
If the media are so liberal, why did they parrot Bush's link between Iraq & 9/11, and his claim that Iraq still had WMD's, while ignoring the many experts who could disprove these claims?
If the media are so liberal, why did they cheerlead us into the Iraq war, while censoring those who opposed it?
If the media are so liberal, why did they virtually ignore the largest anti-war protest in the history of mankind on the eve of the Iraq invasion in 2003, but have since given plenty of mostly uncritical coverage of much smaller Tea Party protests?
If the media are so liberal, why did they give so much free publicity to Paul Ryan's "brave", "heroic" budget plan, while they ignored the Progressive Caucus's People's Budget?
If the media are so liberal, why did even Bush's own press secretary think the media was too deferential to him?
If the media are so liberal, why did they run the fake ACORN voter fraud stories & the faked ACORN video stings, then virtually ignore it when ACORN was vindicated and proven innocent of both?
If the media are so liberal, then why do the "liberal" TV stations gladly air tons of liberal-bashing campaign ads by right-wing groups?
If the media are so liberal, why do they keep covering-up for Wall Street and hiding the rampant criminality there?
If the media are so liberal, why did they virtually ignore the biggest climate change rally in US history on February 17?
If the media are so liberal, why do they treat far-right views as mainstream?

“Amor patriae.”

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HEY STUPID!
They voted for Obama based on lies about Obamacare and Benghazi you idiot.
"You can keep your existing insurance plan, doctor & hospital!!!"
Candy Crowley & Obama lied on a national stage during the second debate!
Obama won and award he deserves: LIE OF THE YEAR
As far as your cherry picked libtarded story:
Why didn't Democrats just fix that type of problem as well as insuring the uninsured?
Instead you moronic commie b*stards turned the system upside down and now it's worse for a ton of people. You just shifted the problem.
Your little NAZI brown shirt propaganda i nothing but spin.
You are a liar and an IDIOT!
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Liberals live by a simple credo: "All's fair in love and politics."

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The recovery since 2009 has been weak and both GDP and job growth remain erratic and uneven. Unemployment as of November 2013 was 7%, considered high by American standards, with about 7.4 million jobs created since February 2010. American household wealth has plunged to levels not seen since 1992, with incomes dropping to 1996 levels when adjusted for inflation. Nearly 50 million Americans (16%) are in poverty, up from 12.1% in 2007.
Your 'Liar of the Year' is a joke and has accomplished nothing except destroying things.
Thank you for providing data to support my contention that America is in a recovery from the recession created by Republicans. Its weak, erratic and uneven due to Republican obstructionism. Thank you also for making the point that "American household wealth has plunged" as a result of greedy wealthy Republicans stealing from the poor and middle class. Speaking of stealing, you forgot to include quotes around information you obviously stole.

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The recovery since 2009 has been weak and both GDP and job growth remain erratic and uneven. Unemployment as of November 2013 was 7%, considered high by American standards, with about 7.4 million jobs created since February 2010. American household wealth has plunged to levels not seen since 1992, with incomes dropping to 1996 levels when adjusted for inflation. Nearly 50 million Americans (16%) are in poverty, up from 12.1% in 2007.
Your 'Liar of the Year' is a joke and has accomplished nothing except destroying things.
Are you really using the " Obama is not fixing the Bush/Republican disaster fast enough excuse?

Seriously??

And still blaming the results of the Bush disaster on Obama.

This is how God Damn stupid you fricken morons really are.

YOUR guy takes us from a balanced budget to the worst economic conditions in 80 years & you sit on your fat asses & say & do nothing until Obama takes office. Then you dress up like patriots & form the Tea Party & everything is Obama's fault.

'My God you people are idiots.

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HEY STUPID!
They voted for Obama based on lies about Obamacare and Benghazi you idiot.
"You can keep your existing insurance plan, doctor & hospital!!!"
Candy Crowley & Obama lied on a national stage during the second debate!
Obama won and award he deserves: LIE OF THE YEAR
As far as your cherry picked libtarded story:
Why didn't Democrats just fix that type of problem as well as insuring the uninsured?
Instead you moronic commie b*stards turned the system upside down and now it's worse for a ton of people. You just shifted the problem.
Your little NAZI brown shirt propaganda i nothing but spin.
You are a liar and an IDIOT!
Dumbfk
Romney lost because he was not wacko right enough to get the far right voter turnout. During the primary, your far right candidates painted him as a vulture capitalist buying & destroying companies. And, according to the far right, he wasn't really a Christian.

Good luck with Santorum in 2016.
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Liberals live by a simple credo: "All's fair in love and politics."
Birthers are scum!

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Just a simple question. We all know that the boy president, nobama, planned the mission that got bin laden down to the final detail. Without the presidents expertise and knowledge bib laden would still be roaming around. But what difference does it make that he is dead. Is the tallyban dead and out of action? No. Has the violence brought about by muslim terrorists subsided? No. Are not the terrorists still murdering innocent women and children, both Christian and muslim? Yes.
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Nice slur, racist f*ck Eed.

You ignorant POS.

President Obama ran in 2009 on getting Bin Laden. He directed the military & CIA to put forth the effort.

Bush: " F*ck Bin Laden He is just one man. Who the f*ck cares where he is"

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Thanks, I will.
It's obvious to anyone who doesn't have their head stuck up Obama's azz that the media goes out of their way to excuse and cover up his frequent blunders.
(CNN)-- "President Barack Obama apologized Thursday to those Americans whose insurance plans are being canceled due to the federal health law he championed even though he said repeatedly they could keep their coverage if they liked."
http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/07/politics/obama-...
Dumbfck Dave, caught lying for his party yet again.
The ACA said that any health insurance policy that existed when the law passed was grandfathered in under the ACA as long as it met certain guidelines.

Insurance companies knew this.

So who cancelled policies? Not the ACA. The Insurance companies.

Who decides networks? Not the ACA, the Insurance Companies.

But hey, Ray, you keep on proving just how uninformed & uneducated you are.

Insurance companies have been canceling policies for decades at renewal time. You f*cking idiots act like this is new.

My God you people are dumber than sh*t.

I got a cancellation notice this year. Followed by a choice of 10 different plans to replace it. The same I get nearly every year.

I didn't do like you morons & run screaming " OMG OMG OMG My policy was cancelled OMG OMG"

I looked at all my options & chose a plan equivalent to my old policy & equivalent provider network & saved 40% on the exchanges.

You f*cking idiots just sit there & whine. Its what you do best.

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