Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1234270 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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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1048984 Dec 28, 2013
Here is the President’s statement on the Benghazi attack. Readers can judge for themselves, but it seems an appropriate initial response to me. There is no “sympathy” for the attackers to be found in that statement, and the Romney campaign’s attempt to use a foolish statement from the U.S. embassy in Cairo as the official position of the administration was typically dishonest. Romney didn’t have much credibility on this front before last night, and he has even less now.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Bernard Forand

Lehigh Acres, FL

#1048985 Dec 28, 2013
Hard to believe that Banks are favored over government. Are we that naive? Presently banks with the austerity might of republicans have already started to try to water down the Volcker Rule. What another repeat of history twice done over.??{1929-2008}
Nobel Prize author on economics Joseph E Stiglitz wrote a book that is layman friendly that delves into a variety of factors that produced "The Price Of Inequality" which is also the title of his book.
What we are observing here is the same game plan of the banks attacking the Glass-Steagall Act Federal law enacted by Congress in 1933 forcing a separation between commercial banking and investment banking. Watering it down to the point that by 1999 it was worthless. Savings and Loans debacle of the 80's should have sounded the alarm of the watering down of the Glass-Steagall law was inappropriate to say the lease. Yet they continued until we eventual mimicked the 1929 crash in 2008. I can see their motivation for after the debacle wealth increases to the 1% and poverty increase to the lower tiers advances. That has lead us to what we are rewarded with at present; http://neweconomy.net/content/wealth-inequali...
Orthodox communism fell for its inability to compete on the International Free Trade Markets. Poorly regulated Capitalism will face a similar fate as the communist.
Deregulation of our Banks and investment financial industries will once again produce a collapse. Accumulated wealth to the minority will be the coup of our Democracy.
We can presently observe some of the signs that support this contention as we have regressed as global leader in Education to 46th and our Health Quality to surprisingly to 46th . Our Gini coefficient increased since the 80's from a .4 to presently .47 Third world coefficient is at .5 and above. Texas leads the states with a over a .6 coefficient.
If its not too late it is paramount to reign in this increasing inequality and level the fields of wealth and poverty. There are nations that have brought their inequality under control.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1048986 Dec 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Under the Affordable Care Act, their Medi-Cal rates will rise to the level of Medicare’s for 2013 and 2014. While doctors have yet to see the boost, the health care department said they’ll be retroactive to Jan. 1.
"For Randall Hepworth, a pediatrician in suburban Sacramento, that means he’ll get $75 to examine a low-income child with a sore throat, up from the current Medi-Cal rate of about $26. That will bring the rate for low-income patients close to those with private insurance, where the average reimbursement is $70 to $85."
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-04/cali...
so, doctors will get paid more to treat Medicaid patients than to treat patients who pay for insurance under ObamaKKKare....maybe...

stupid...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1048987 Dec 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Under the Affordable Care Act, their Medi-Cal rates will rise to the level of Medicare’s for 2013 and 2014. While doctors have yet to see the boost, the health care department said they’ll be retroactive to Jan. 1.
"For Randall Hepworth, a pediatrician in suburban Sacramento, that means he’ll get $75 to examine a low-income child with a sore throat, up from the current Medi-Cal rate of about $26. That will bring the rate for low-income patients close to those with private insurance, where the average reimbursement is $70 to $85."
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-04/cali...
from your reference:

Just 57 percent of California physicians accepted new Medi-Cal patients in 2011, the second-lowest rate after New Jersey, the budget group said in an April report.

Patient advocates say the flood of new Medi-Cal patients may be unable to find doctors, clinics and pharmacies willing to take them.

“We can take only up to 20 pregnant patients per month,” said Haskins, who practices obstetrics and gynecology in Folsom.“As it approaches five Medi-Cal patients in a month, we have to say no, I’m sorry, I can’t take any new Medi-Cal patients.”

“With the anticipated decrease in state reimbursements, that number will certainly go down.”
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1048988 Dec 28, 2013
No Margin for Error: the GOP and Foreign Policy

......Romney felt compelled to seize on Benghazi and Cairo to ward off attacks from hawks in his party, but I suspect he also thought this was a clever political move. Like others in his party, Romney claimed to see Obama as a new Carter, and a high-profile failure overseas might have seemed to fit into the story Romney wanted to tell. One problem Romney had in taking advantage of this was that he was personally untrustworthy and prone to shameless opportunism, so as soon as tried to make political hay out of the attack he met with a very negative response. But this wasn’t just a question of Romney’s flaws. It fit a pattern of Republican hawkish criticism that tried to use any episode, no matter how trivial or minor, to portray the incumbent as a bungler, but by September 2012 the hawks had cried wolf far too many times for most people paying attention to these issues to listen to what they said. Republicans have no margin for error on foreign policy, but Republican hawks keep making arguments that require a very large one.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1048989 Dec 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't expect you to be capable of grasping this ...but, there is no correlation between correcting someone's spelling and excessively preoccupied with a single word like "prostate" or "happier". You people have a serious problem.3745
failing to understand the difference between prostrate and prostate is ignorance, not poor spelling....
Bernard Forand

Lehigh Acres, FL

#1048990 Dec 28, 2013

What Money can buy. Corrupting of facts to the populist. Deceiving them to vote for regression . Our mythical status as the leader of the free world has tumbled down with the ever increasing corrosion. Skewing the voters to be adaptable for corralling. Sheep ready for the clipping. All of their wooly wealth to service the owners. Observe the corral under construction.
Health Care policies has been evaluated by the “World Bank” No doubt to determine our risk factors.
Medicaid programs have been scaled back.{ Republicans “Poison Pill” of 2005} as one example. Increasing our losses to health issues.“Especially among the elderly and the impoverished. Life expectancy in the USA is 78 years, lower than Japan’s 83 years or Australia’s or Israel’s 82 years…. 2009 “World Bank” USA ranked USA fortieth overall, just below Cuba.
Infant and maternal mortality rate in USA is greater than Cuba, Belarus, Malaysia, to name a few. Impoverished USA civilians have a 10% lower life expectancy than those at the top.
1st in overall health care expenditure and
2nd in total health expenditure as % of GDP...but
37TH in the WHO ranking of the world’s health system performance...and
72nd in overall level of health!
44th of 224 countries in Infant mortality
121st of 223 countries in overall death rate
50th of 224 countries in life expectancy
Sources include the CIA Fact Book, the World Health Organization, and the United Health Foundation
A view of the owner drifts by the corral construction; http://neweconomy.net/content/wealth-inequali...

Whatever

Gering, NE

#1048992 Dec 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
This from someone who claims Hillary Clinton was a birther but provide any PROOF. LMAO.
I know I gave you a quote from Politico that you blew off as well as others here have provided you links.

You are OCDing and it is getting creepy!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1048993 Dec 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Under the Affordable Care Act, their Medi-Cal rates will rise to the level of Medicare’s for 2013 and 2014. While doctors have yet to see the boost, the health care department said they’ll be retroactive to Jan. 1.
"For Randall Hepworth, a pediatrician in suburban Sacramento, that means he’ll get $75 to examine a low-income child with a sore throat, up from the current Medi-Cal rate of about $26. That will bring the rate for low-income patients close to those with private insurance, where the average reimbursement is $70 to $85."
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-04/cali...
even on the odd chance that the doctors are paid retroactively, how do they pay salaries and overhead in the meantime???...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1048994 Dec 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so you have nothing that you somehow equate to everything.
Rush Limbaugh. how you folks can suffer the incoherency level for however long it is he's on every day..........The Dumbing Down Of Dumb America. Where empirical is the height of
irrationality.
Still has nothing to do with what Galt posted.

Either come up with something that reflects an understanding of what someone posted or I will not respond.

You and USAsince have dumb down this board all afternoon being attention hogs.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1048995 Dec 28, 2013
killtaker wrote:
Attention mall looters..
black or white? any guesses?
'Mob of teens overruns mall in Brooklyn'
http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/28/us/new-york-mal...
black

Last nite, I watched the violent introduction of Nike's newest model at a mall.

Immediately, I thought, "black".

Yep, I was right. There they were, hundreds of the Magic Negro's sons pounding each other like tribal primates.

On the floors, across counters, tossing furniture and fighting for the tribal shoes of the year.

I waited. And waited...and waited...the reporters said nothing about "blacks".

They only described the Trayvons as "teens".
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1048996 Dec 28, 2013
Iranian MPs propose bill to enrich uranium up to 60 percent

Iran's hardline lawmakers are seeking to increase uranium enrichment under the country's nuclear program to a level that can produce bomb-grade material, a state-run website said on Wednesday.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/iranian-mps-propose-...

Anyone REALLY Believe They Don't Want Nukes
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1048997 Dec 28, 2013
Shorter NYT: “We talked to the jihadists and they told us it was because of the video. And they don’t lie.”
Level 1

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1048998 Dec 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Here is the President’s statement on the Benghazi attack. Readers can judge for themselves
First of all, how can readers possibly judge any sort of statement from a serial liar?

Secondly, the one certainty regarding the Obama administration's handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack is the video excuse was pathetic and insulting.

Thirdly - what difference, at this point, does it make? Mere bumps in the road to fundamentally changing our nation.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1048999 Dec 28, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Hillary Clinton never said Obama was not born in Hawaii.. Who are you ignorant dumbass..
A “natural born citizen” as required by Article II, Section 1, Clause 4 of the United States
Constitution (the “Natural Born Citizen Clause”). Plaintiff Hillary Clinton sought a TRO prohibiting Obama from running for President and enjoining the DNC from selecting Obama as the nominee.
Plaintiff Hillary Clinton also sought declaratory and injunctive relief in the form of a declaration that Obama is ineligible to run for the office of President under the United States Constitution and a permanent injunction enjoining Obama from running for President and enjoining the DNC from making Obama the Democratic presidential nominee.
http://www.paed.uscourts.gov/documents/opinio...
http://dockets.justia.com/docket/pennsylvania...
Hillary Clinton is, in fact, the original "birther"... you idiot...
Michelle Obama believes Kenya is Obama's homeland you retard...
It's the culture...
The birther issue wasn't something that really interested me all that much. But there are a few good reasons to question it besides the Hillary supporting attorney who took it to court..

Obama's own biography in a promotional booklet produced by the agency, Acton & Dystel, showcasing its roster of writers by the then Harvard law graduate in 1991 stated Obama was born in Kenya. It remained that way until April 2007 after Obama declared his campaign for the presidency. If it had been a fact finding error by his agent, why did it stay in print for so long incorrectly? And why would Obama not have had it corrected it himself as soon as the error was discovered? There are only two possible answers. He either didn't care that his bio was a lie or he didn't do anything about it because it wasn't.

And Michelle did quite clearly state that Kenya was Obama's homeland when it's widely understood one's homeland is one's place of birth. Why wouldn't she have known that?

It's hard to ignore these two striking and undeniable facts even if Realtime has no problem doing that for some reason.
Level 1

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1049000 Dec 28, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
I know I gave you a quote from Politico that you blew off as well as others here have provided you links.
You are OCDing and it is getting creepy!
Not to mention Politico is NO friend of the GOP.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1049001 Dec 28, 2013
Fatherless homes produce: 71% of the drop-outs, 90% of the runaway kids, 75% of kids in drug abuse programs, 85% of kids in juvenile hall.
Level 1

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1049002 Dec 28, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Shorter NYT:“We talked to the jihadists and they told us it was because of the video. And they don’t lie.”
LMAO!

Level 1

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1049003 Dec 28, 2013
Terrorism and carbon taxes...

“Until we fully understand what turned two brothers who allegedly perpetrated the Boston Marathon bombings into murderers, it is hard to make any policy recommendation other than this: We need to redouble our efforts to make America stronger and healthier so it remains a vibrant counterexample to whatever bigoted ideology may have gripped these young men....And the best place to start is with a carbon tax.”

— New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, April 21.

http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/year-end...

Level 1

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1049004 Dec 28, 2013
What media bias?

"It’s silly that there’s a liberal bias in media. Obviously, there are liberal voices and there are conservative voices. But overwhelmingly, media in the United States — television, newspapers, and that sort of thing — the bias shifts towards the right. It’s a center-right media in this country.”

— Former NBC reporter and New York Times columnist Bob Herbert on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, April 27

http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/year-end...

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