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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Whatever

Gering, NE

#1006575 Oct 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I think Lois does.!!
Despite the characterizations of some, Obama’s success rate in winning congressional votes on issues was an unprecedented 96.7% for his first year in office. Though he is often cited as superior to Obama, President Lyndon Johnson’s success rate in 1965 was only 93%. http://n.pr/i3d7cY
That explains the 2010 election right there.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1006576 Oct 18, 2013
Captn Morgan wrote:
<quoted text>
So you figure New Jersey is going to wash away? I better get over there and tell em....
water always wins...any sand bar can wash away in a storm...

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1006577 Oct 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Well, let me just use a metaphor.
Let's say you're a parent and you know that something someone in authority is telling you will be good for your child really isn't.
Do you sit back and say, okay, go ahead and inflict this on my child even though I know it's not good for them and then explain to your child why you didn't even try to stop it?
Or do you fight against it even though you know you're not going to win in the end but you have to tell your child you tried?
Republicans had to at least try to save the country.
Now any damage inflicted on the country is not on them but on the Democrats who were in authority who insisted on doing it anyway.
so now we're comparing the American electorate to children....well you are partially right when you consider teabaggers and their representatives like Cruz and Bachmann. I will give you that

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1006578 Oct 18, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>You and DBwriter would make a good couple, you're both insane.
you and dem make a good couple. Nttawwt

morning butthead

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1006579 Oct 18, 2013
"Let There Be Rock"

In the beginning
Back in nineteen fifty five
Man didn't know 'bout a rock 'n' roll show
And all that jive
The white man had the schmaltz
The black man had the blues
No one knew what they was gonna do
But Tschaikovsky had the news
He said let there be sound
There was sound
Let there be light
There was light
Let there be drums
There was drums
Let there be guitar
There was guitar
Let there be rock

And it came to pass
That rock 'n' roll was born
All across the land every rockin' band
Was blowin' up a storm
And the guitar man got famous
The business man got rich
And in every bar there was a superstar
With a seven year itch
There was fifteen million fingers
Learnin' how to play
And you could hear the fingers pickin'
And this is what they had to say
Let there be light
Sound
Drums
Guitar
Let there be rock

One night in the club called the shakin' hand
There was a 42 decibel rockin' band
And the music was good and the music was loud
And the singer turned and he said to the crowd
Let there be rock

AC/DC

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1006580 Oct 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
President Obama’s victory this week was as complete and devastating as Sherman’s march through the South. But there is no early sign that the zealots of the anti-government far right have learned the lessons of their defeat — which means that more battles lie ahead.
House Speaker John Boehner was not being honest Wednesday when he explained the GOP surrender as,“We fought the good fight; we just didn’t win.” This was not a good fight. Republicans picked an objective that was never realistic — forcing Obama to nullify the Affordable Care Act, his biggest achievement — and tactics that amounted to self-immolation.[...] What we won’t see [in future negotiations] is the old pattern of the GOP smashing the crockery and getting its way. Obama has shown that even the most irrational of tantrums can be stilled by the power of no.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/eugene...
Republicans forgot to allow for the X-factor....Obama doesn't have to worry about reelection which gives him the freedom to get some real work done.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1006581 Oct 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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<spam> Give it up already. Nobody is reading this garbage.
It's the culture...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1006582 Oct 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Wall Street Journal
Obamacare woes widen as insurers get wrong data
By Christopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky
Insurers say the federal health-care marketplace is generating flawed data that is straining their ability to handle even the trickle of enrollees who have gotten through so far, in a sign that technological problems extend further than the website traffic and software issues already identified.
Emerging errors include duplicate enrollments, spouses reported as children, missing data fields and suspect eligibility determinations, say executives at more than a dozen health plans. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Nebraska said it had to hire temporary workers to contact new customers directly to resolve inaccuracies in submissions. Medical Mutual of Ohio said one customer had successfully signed up for three of its plans.
The flaws could do lasting damage to the law if customers are deterred from signing up or mistakenly believe they have obtained coverage.
“The longer this takes to resolve ... the harder it will be to get people to [come back and] sign up,” said Aetna Inc. Chief Executive Mark Bertolini.“It’s not off to a great start,” he said, though he believes the marketplaces are “here to stay.”
From all the frustrating stories I've been hearing, it's doubtful a significant number will come back to sign up again.

According to the article I posted last night, even if they finally do get on, the number of choices are so overwhelming and the questions so exhaustive, many are going to give up anyway.

How could anyone not see how crazy this is?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1006583 Oct 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Wall Street Journal
Obamacare woes widen as insurers get wrong data
By Christopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky
Insurers say the federal health-care marketplace is generating flawed data that is straining their ability to handle even the trickle of enrollees who have gotten through so far, in a sign that technological problems extend further than the website traffic and software issues already identified.
Emerging errors include duplicate enrollments, spouses reported as children, missing data fields and suspect eligibility determinations, say executives at more than a dozen health plans. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Nebraska said it had to hire temporary workers to contact new customers directly to resolve inaccuracies in submissions. Medical Mutual of Ohio said one customer had successfully signed up for three of its plans.
The flaws could do lasting damage to the law if customers are deterred from signing up or mistakenly believe they have obtained coverage.
“The longer this takes to resolve ... the harder it will be to get people to [come back and] sign up,” said Aetna Inc. Chief Executive Mark Bertolini.“It’s not off to a great start,” he said, though he believes the marketplaces are “here to stay.”
The insurance companies are having to call each enrollee to clarify the information given to them. Major data flaws being sent to the companies.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1006584 Oct 18, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>QUOTE who="USAsince1680"] <quoted text>
Back in the 1940's, according to my mother, the Blacks had what they called
"bump day". On this day Blacks would "bump" into whites in an attempt to knock
them onto the tracks. My mother would have died had it not been for a white
gentlemen who grabbed her after being "bumped". So, the answer to your
question is "yes", they were probably Obama voters.
Tick tock, tick tock. Where's your pledge of unwavering allegiance to the United States, traitor?

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1006585 Oct 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Wall Street Journal
Obamacare woes widen as insurers get wrong data
By Christopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky
Insurers say the federal health-care marketplace is generating flawed data that is straining their ability to handle even the trickle of enrollees who have gotten through so far, in a sign that technological problems extend further than the website traffic and software issues already identified.
Emerging errors include duplicate enrollments, spouses reported as children, missing data fields and suspect eligibility determinations, say executives at more than a dozen health plans. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Nebraska said it had to hire temporary workers to contact new customers directly to resolve inaccuracies in submissions. Medical Mutual of Ohio said one customer had successfully signed up for three of its plans.
The flaws could do lasting damage to the law if customers are deterred from signing up or mistakenly believe they have obtained coverage.
“The longer this takes to resolve ... the harder it will be to get people to [come back and] sign up,” said Aetna Inc. Chief Executive Mark Bertolini.“It’s not off to a great start,” he said, though he believes the marketplaces are “here to stay.”
Most from people not filling out the forms correctly.

One flaw was in it allowed people to progress when they left some required information blank.

No big deal. These people are being contacted.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1006586 Oct 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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She thinks Obama designed it himself and that black people are implementing it.
Not really, but your hyperbole responses is such a great debate strategy.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1006587 Oct 18, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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It wont be around that long, Auntie. Odumbocare will be repealed as a nationwide failure within 4-6 years....
You must live an interesting life in you little fantasy land.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1006588 Oct 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, why hasn't your employer dumped your health benefits before?
The truth is that companies could always end benefits.
So why didn't they?
Because they were part of their compensation for their employees. Just ending health benefits would be like cutting your pay.
Exactly, a way to cut costs with the taxpayer picking up the tab.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1006589 Oct 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
When they had 3-1/2 years to set up that website and over $5oo million to do it and couldn't even get that right, it's a pretty good indication of what's to come. They should have taken the Republicans' offer to delay it for one year for that reason alone. But they apparently wanted a shutdown more than an opportunity to save face.
But we're dealing with a president who doesn't care about anyone or anything but himself.
However, personally, I'm happy Obama and Reid acted like two selfish and spoiled children. The people should find out they were duped about Obamacare sooner than later. The more painful it is, the more they will remember who inflicted the pain.
That's why I tell my liberals friend not to clap too soon. The show hasn't even begun, and it might have a twist at the end.
if they gave me $500 million to setup that website, I would have downloaded some open source PHP that would have been more stable and more secure and I would have had 499,999,999 left over.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1006590 Oct 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I think Lois does.!!
Despite the characterizations of some, Obama’s success rate in winning congressional votes on issues was an unprecedented 96.7% for his first year in office. Though he is often cited as superior to Obama, President Lyndon Johnson’s success rate in 1965 was only 93%. http://n.pr/i3d7cY
I'll have those n**g*rs voting demokkkRatic for the next 200 years” Lyndon B. Johnson

The DNA of the demokkkRatic party is inbred with hate and racism...

It's the culture...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1006591 Oct 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I think Lois does.!!
Despite the characterizations of some, Obama’s success rate in winning congressional votes on issues was an unprecedented 96.7% for his first year in office. Though he is often cited as superior to Obama, President Lyndon Johnson’s success rate in 1965 was only 93%. http://n.pr/i3d7cY
In the words of Bob Dylan:

And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'.
For the loser now
Will be later to win.

The times, Lily, are indeed a-changin'...especially over the next year.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1006592 Oct 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
OMG, now Flo is attempting to speak Spanishtic and Frenchtic.
You can't even speak English you fking moron.
looks like lilyskank found a leg to hump.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1006593 Oct 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
In order to eliminate pre-existing conditions, you need the mandate.
In order to gave a mandate, you must have a definition of qualified coverage.
both false statements.....
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1006594 Oct 18, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
so you are saying our Military is incompetent!
all police departments are run inefficiently
our Fire departments are staffed by incompetents
the Manhattan project was a dismal failure.
our national system of interstate highways was a boondoggle
Hoover dam was a fiasco
our inter-state railroad network is a disaster
The fact that the vast majority of Americans have access to clean fresh water is a myth.
That hundreds of millions of Americans don't have adequate sewage disposal and live in squalor.
Fire Depts and Police are under local control.

Loved, also, how you had to search back for decades for "success" -this highlights as the FEDs have grown it has become boggled down in it's bureaucracy.

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