Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1405628 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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Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#767535 Oct 10, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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so how much in taxes does each family pay for medical care???....
and the "middleman" business is a red herring....Certainly Canada has huge overhead costs for government administration of the program...
bet Americans would love sales taxes in the 15% range, as in Canada....
It's not a red herring at all. Healthcare should not be a "for profit" business, with CEOs paid tens of millions in compensation and is beholden to shareholders rather than to patient care. The highest tax rate in Canada is 29%. Everyone is covered, there are no exorbitant ER costs, not attached to employment. People get access to healthcare and preventative care before their conditions may become acute. The infant mortality rate is low and women get one year of maternity leave with 50% pay.
Keep in mind that you are paying for the exorbitant ER costs that the uninsured now, even though Mitt says it is free.
THE DEBIL

Switzerland

#767537 Oct 10, 2012
HARD TRUTH IS TO REALIZE A REPUBLICAN MAN PRETEND TO BE A WOMAN.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#767539 Oct 10, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
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When the poster arguing with you doesn't know any better than what he is told from Fox & friends(ie Limbaugh & co) then of course that demographic will also vote with ignorance. Health care models have been working all over the world for 30 years. There is no system that has money for EVERYTHING but in most cases the funds are directed to where it gets the most bang per buck. How this guy needs to judge whether a system is worthwhile or not, why not ask the Canadians if they would prefer to be without it and go on the model the Republicans want to use. See what they would say, then he might not appear so ignorant.
When Canada first instituted universal healthcare, there were the same nonsensical cries of socialism etc, now, if that system was removed, there would be a revolution. Canadians are not going bankrupt because of surgeries and prolonged hospitalizations. They don't have that fear of getting care because of cost as people do here. It is humane and fair.
brown eyes

Salem, VA

#767540 Oct 10, 2012
Mitt Romney and Fox News are upset that empty headed puppets are trying to brainwash and indocrinate Americans. Perhaps they could sue them for copyright infringement.
Obamasharpton

Stratford, CT

#767542 Oct 10, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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I was married to a Canadian and was completely covered as a landed immigrant. You know nothing.
But evidently the Canadian did...he's free of you. LOL
Obamasharpton

Stratford, CT

#767543 Oct 10, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Romney will probably show up with a Big Bird costume on
That way Obama will feel more comfortable. LOL
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#767544 Oct 10, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
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Tell you what Fred, the illusion you have that America's problems have been caused by people not working rather than those who put them out of work then for sure you are still wondering around lost in Disneyland. Republican philosphies will NOT work anymore in a Globalized world, Capitalism will always chase the cheapest way to make a dollar and right now that is always going to be off shore. The only way to bring that back is to do something different that your competitors cannot do as well. It sure as hell is not drilling oil wells hoping that will print money for you. It needs to be a hell of a lot smarter than that. Everytime you shop at Walmart and ignore a local store YOU directly put an America job at risk. So if you are looking for someone to blame, look in the mirror.
That's right, and Walmart has figured how to get their employees healthcare paid by Medicare. Meanwhile Iraq will be the number two oil producer in the world. While we were invading and killing, the Chinese have been busy buying oil around the world. Why did we invade Iraq? The Chinese didn't use one bullet
THE DEBIL

Switzerland

#767545 Oct 10, 2012
ANN ROMNEY LAY BACK ON THE BED AN' SPREAD HER LUSCIOUS PINK THIGHS. HER HORSE, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, LEAN DOWN ON HER AN' LICK HER PUSSY WITH HIS KNOBBLY HORSE TONGUE, WILLARD OUT TRYIN' TO BE A MAN SO MS LOWER HISSELF ONTO HER AN' ENTER HER WITH HIS GIANT HORSECOCK. ANN GO, UHHHH... UHHHH.. UHHHH. AS MS RAM THAT TWO FOOT LONG THING INTO HER LIKE AN INVOLUNTARY MEDICARE PAYMENT. ANN FEEL BETTER ALREADY AN' SHE LUBRICATE LIKE A OKLAHOMA OIL WELL. CAIN'T DO BETTER THAN THAT IF YOU A MORMON.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#767546 Oct 10, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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When Canada first instituted universal healthcare, there were the same nonsensical cries of socialism etc, now, if that system was removed, there would be a revolution. Canadians are not going bankrupt because of surgeries and prolonged hospitalizations. They don't have that fear of getting care because of cost as people do here. It is humane and fair.
Statistics Show Canadian Healthcare Is Inferior to American System:
http://tinyurl.com/67le23h

And, from Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_C...

"The median wait time in Canada to see a special physician is a little over four weeks with 89.5% waiting fewer than 90 days.[55]

The median wait time for diagnostic services such as MRI and CAT scans [56] is two weeks with 86.4% waiting fewer than 90 days.[55]

The median wait time for surgery is four weeks with 82.2% waiting fewer than 90 days.[55]

Another study by the Commonwealth Fund found that 57% of Canadians reported waiting 30 days (4 weeks) or more to see a specialist, broadly in line with the current official statistics. A quarter (24%) of all Canadians waited 4 hours or more in the emergency room.[57]

Dr. Brian Day was once quoted as saying "This is a country in which dogs can get a hip replacement in under a week and in which humans can wait two-to-three years."

Crawl back into your bottle and suck the cork in behind you.
Obamasharpton

Stratford, CT

#767547 Oct 10, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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That's how you survived in prison isn't it? Must be hard for you.
Tell us about how you can't get a job now and are living off your sick mothers disability checks and talking about your homoerotic fantasies on here...
Lyin' lily has to get it off some way.
Patriot

Broomfield, CO

#767548 Oct 10, 2012
"Sadly justice may have only been partially served with the corporate controlled media and most of the world ignoring the initial claims that Sandusky was running a child sex ring through his foundation, Second Mile."

Flashback: Speedy Sandusky Trial and Conviction Used to Cover Up Large Scale Pedophile Ring?

http://theintelhub.com/2012/10/11/flashback-s...
Obamasharpton

Stratford, CT

#767549 Oct 10, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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He's in hiding, everyone is ashamed of him.
But Obama will eventually have to come out of hiding to attend the 2nd debate.
Peppy

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

#767550 Oct 10, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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It's not a red herring at all. Healthcare should not be a "for profit" business, with CEOs paid tens of millions in compensation and is beholden to shareholders rather than to patient care. The highest tax rate in Canada is 29%. Everyone is covered, there are no exorbitant ER costs, not attached to employment. People get access to healthcare and preventative care before their conditions may become acute. The infant mortality rate is low and women get one year of maternity leave with 50% pay.
Keep in mind that you are paying for the exorbitant ER costs that the uninsured now, even though Mitt says it is free.
I met a guy from Belgium last week and got to talking about healthcare. They have nationalized healthcare and he said it was quite good. He also went on to say that 47% of his pay went to the government. Bottom line, he was weary as to whether the cost was worth it and often thinks he might be better off if he paid his own way. Of course he does not have that choice. Point being is that socialized medicine is not necessarily a less expensive path. And Belgium does not have half the country getting a free ride on income tax whereas we do.
THE DEBIL

Switzerland

#767551 Oct 10, 2012
LILY, BABY, DEBIL ADMIRE WOMEN LIKE YOU WHO TRY AN' SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER. NONETHELESS, DEBIL GONNA FUCK SOME CLOWNS NOW SO YOU COVER YOU EYES AN' SEND DEBIL YOU NUMBER SO, WHEN THE DUST SETTLES, HE CAN LICK YOU ASS AN' TIP HIS HAT TO A REAL WOMAN. THIS GONNA BE A REAL MESSY MONTH IN HERE AN' DEBIL GONNA LAY WASTE TO THIS PLACE, BUT HE ADMIRE YOU AN' MAYBE WE TALK LATER.
THE DEBIL

Switzerland

#767552 Oct 10, 2012
WUZ YOU AT WOODSTOCK? I THOUGHT I RECOGNIZED THAT VAGINA...
Obamasharpton

Stratford, CT

#767553 Oct 10, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
I'm on my 9th Vodker/Tonic
Bless you; you're really slowing down tonight!
carol

Orlando, FL

#767554 Oct 10, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Scary thought there now huh?
(There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action)
ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
Sometimes I just get numb to it all.

A politically-motivated cover-up in the face of a dead ambassador.
Big Bird as the Obama spokesman and mascot.
Biden "they want to put ya'll back in chains" to black Democrats who were enslaved by Democrats.
Half the country still doesn't get we're broke.
Dem being a constant reminder why liberals must lose.

All of it.

sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#767555 Oct 10, 2012
Hello, human diary. It is I again, Mitt Romney, your better.

Today I was again asked what my position on abortion might be, but I was again not able to remember.

I believe I need to start writing more of these things down. Eric F. counsels, however, that it would be a bad idea, since if someone were to obtain those notes it could lead to embarrassment. It is a conundrum.
THE DEBIL

Switzerland

#767556 Oct 10, 2012
SO, UM, TWO MORMON WOMEN ARE PISSIN' OFF A BRIDGE. ONE LEANS OVER AN' SAYS TO THE OTHER, "HIGHWAYS AN' BRIDGES, HIGHWAYS AN' BRIDGES, WHY THOSE DAMN LIBERALS ALWAYS TALKIN' ABOUT HIGHWAYS AN' BRIDGES?"
THE DEBIL

Switzerland

#767557 Oct 10, 2012
LAS TIME DEBIL CHECK THERE 200 PEOPLE WATCHIN' ALL THIS. WATCH HOW MANY THERE ARE IN 15 MINUTES.

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