Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1394439 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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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1002561 Oct 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
The Obama administration blames the glitches in signing up for the exchanges the first week on unexpectedly high traffic.
They had three years to estimate the volume of web traffic and prepare for overflows.
A bigger problem is the lack of people enrolling.
Kentucky, widely hailed as leading the country in Obamacare enrollment, had 8,309 people sign up - just 1.3 percent of the estimated 650,000 Kentuckians without insurance.
Fewer than 500 people had enrolled in Connecticut and just 366 in Rhode Island.
In California, one insurance-industry official estimated initial signup as being in “single digits.”
Maryland supported implementation since Day 1 but managed to sign up only 326 people.
Obamacare needs large numbers of young and healthy people to sign up in order to offset the cost of covering older and sicker people.
If young people don’t enroll, the entire insurance pool could collapse amidst what actuaries refer to as a “death spiral.”
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/201...
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It wasn't hard to figure out Democrat Baucus and Democrat Rockefeller were right when predicting Obamacare was a "train wreck" that was "beyond comprehension".
Republicans can at least say in 2014 we tried to stop it and warn you. What can Democrats say?
Can't you idiots on the right even be honest with yourselves? If you really believe that Obamacare is a train wreck then you would vote for it....Common sense dictates that...What you are really afraid of is that it is going to be a success and the fools once again will be the Republicans just like social security and medicare...You losers are always on the wrong side of the people. Always.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1002562 Oct 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
seems Mr. Obama has finally grown a set and i love it.
and now you will go on about how he's never given the republicans anything they want. and then i will prove you're a liar.
you really need to pull your head out of the bubble. even Jennifer right-wing-nutjob Rubin has seen the light.
20 signs you’ve drunk the Kool-Aid
There has been, to put it mildly, some mass self-delusion going on in right-wing circles. Here’s how to tell if you are suffering from the ill-effects of the echo chamber:
1. You think Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has it nailed when he tells the Value Voters Summit that the Dems are “feeling the heat” in the shutdown fight.
2. You think the problem is Ken Cuccinelli isn’t conservative enough.
3. You think if only the shutdown went on longer the GOP would win this fight.
4. You think poll numbers showing the plummeting favorability of Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Cruz’s 2-to-1 negatives are “skewed.”
5. You think that if the GOP doesn’t win the shutdown fight it will be because of the mainstream media.
6. You think Americans want to shut down the government to get rid of Obamacare.
7. You think the problem is that Cruz didn’t talk long enough or that the media didn’t cover his 21-hour speech fairly.
8. You think the right-wingers who lost Senate races in 2010 and 2012 should run for the Senate in 2014 because the GOP “let them down.”
9. You think it is better to have 30 “true conservatives” than 51 Republicans in the U.S. Senate.
10. You think Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) had it wrong when he backed immigration reform and right when he went to bat for the shutdown strategy.
11. You think the biggest threat to the GOP is politicians like Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). You think it’s about time someone primaried Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) or John Cornyn (R-Tex.) from the right.
12. You think the GOP should have stood pat on the shutdown.
13. You think Hispanics will never vote for Republicans so there is no use in pursuing immigration reform. You think it is fine for the GOP to win elections relying almost entirely on white voters.
14. You think Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is a sell out because he thinks repealing Obamacare can only happen by electing a GOP Senate majority and capturing the White House.
15. You think Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) have betrayed the conservative movement.
16. You think the GOP needs candidates like Ted Cruz to run in for Senate places like Michigan, Virginia and Colorado.
17. You think the GOP would have done better with Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum or Ron Paul as its 2012 presidential nominee. You think Santorum blew it when he stopped talking about contraception.
18. You think Republicans should run hard at the national level on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
19. You think President Ronald Reagan would decry compromise and support primarying the Senate minority leader.
20. You think right-wing talk radio hosts are a good barometer of American public opinion.
If you answered “yes” to more than half of these, it’s time to rethink your political assumptions.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-tur...
pretty sure you'd answer yes to more than half. but hey, stick with it if you want because it seems the GOP way to win is by losing.
Good one Sonic, but once again you are being way to factual. You must know by now how allergic to the facts baggers are.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1002563 Oct 13, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
People in Ohio, Michigan and 15 other states found themselves temporarily unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards Saturday after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure.
What a coincidence huh?
No one seems to fully grasp just how crazy the IRS overseeing and managing our health care is.

The IRS historically audits organizations and individuals on both opposing sides as a political tool for those in power.

Do Democrats really believe Republicans will never again have control of Congress and the Presidency?

And will they be just as pleased about the IRS managing THEIR health care under a Republican controlled administration?

It's absolute insanity. Democratic Rockefeller was right...it's "beyond comprehension".
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1002564 Oct 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
I already know it's easy for you to continue to blame Republicans.
But I said pretend you're a Democrat running for reelection and defend THIS PRESIDENT'S policies, your vote to support these policies and his constant stonewalling tactics.
Can you do that? Or not?
if by constant you mean this time around that's not really constant.

he's caved at every turn until now. your right wing whining about this time around impresses no one.

Obama is not running for reelection, so i would imagine with the success that's he's having right now in showing the country what he's had to deal with for the last 5 years his middle finger will be very busy.

and that's the Obama that we should've seen from day one. it's not like he would have been fighting against GOP policies that had been proven to work.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1002565 Oct 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
The Obama administration blames the glitches in signing up for the exchanges the first week on unexpectedly high traffic.
They had three years to estimate the volume of web traffic and prepare for overflows.
A bigger problem is the lack of people enrolling.
Kentucky, widely hailed as leading the country in Obamacare enrollment, had 8,309 people sign up - just 1.3 percent of the estimated 650,000 Kentuckians without insurance.
Fewer than 500 people had enrolled in Connecticut and just 366 in Rhode Island.
In California, one insurance-industry official estimated initial signup as being in “single digits.”
Maryland supported implementation since Day 1 but managed to sign up only 326 people.
Obamacare needs large numbers of young and healthy people to sign up in order to offset the cost of covering older and sicker people.
If young people don’t enroll, the entire insurance pool could collapse amidst what actuaries refer to as a “death spiral.”
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/201...
Follow us:@RCP_Articles on Twitter
It wasn't hard to figure out Democrat Baucus and Democrat Rockefeller were right when predicting Obamacare was a "train wreck" that was "beyond comprehension".
Republicans can at least say in 2014 we tried to stop it and warn you. What can Democrats say?
privatization never works.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1002566 Oct 13, 2013
Grey Ghost has spent the last 14 months holed up in small hick towns like Bump-Ass and Part-low. He's hiding from the ObamaKare Death Panels whose initial task is to eliminate the old, feeble and infirm.

Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1002567 Oct 13, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
So..you agree...the idiot kids on the hill DC need to concern themselves more with-
CAPPING-CURBING-B-U-D-G-E-T-I- N-G, Balancing and living within the means of this nation-rather than robbinghoodieTICing everywhere for that which ALREADY UNsustainable, rather than WASTEFULLY SPENDING what isn't even there to spend?
About time you got an inkling of a clue-doofus...I say an inkling because it's no ones fault but o'potus's and his merry stage band of pandora's box promoting nutty demos, for NOT including ALL aspects of representation to START with.
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO simple...DELAY the REST of the in need of much work still pandora's box of nothing but red tape beaurocracy-and QUIT STICKING the thorns of purely partisan ignorance into the sides of America!
Duhmmy.
The Dems are all about Obamacare being the law of the land, but so's the sequester.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1002568 Oct 13, 2013
More information about how Obamacare website went wrong

From the Start, Signs of Trouble at Health Portal

One highly unusual decision, reached early in the project, proved critical: the Medicare and Medicaid agency assumed the role of project quarterback, responsible for making sure each separately designed database and piece of software worked with the others, instead of assigning that task to a lead contractor.

Some people intimately involved in the project seriously doubted that the agency had the in-house capability to handle such a mammoth technical task of software engineering while simultaneously supervising 55 contractors. An internal government progress report in September 2011 identified a lack of employees “to manage the multiple activities and contractors happening concurrently” as a “major risk” to the whole project.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/us/politics...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1002569 Oct 13, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Good one Sonic, but once again you are being way to factual. You must know by now how allergic to the facts baggers are.
yeah, carol keeps acting like Obama has never given up anything to the GOP.

the feces is strong in that one.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1002570 Oct 13, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Can't you idiots on the right even be honest with yourselves? If you really believe that Obamacare is a train wreck then you would vote for it....Common sense dictates that...What you are really afraid of is that it is going to be a success and the fools once again will be the Republicans just like social security and medicare...You losers are always on the wrong side of the people. Always.
Why would anyone with any common sense vote for a train wreck? Only Democrats do that.

Some elected officials actually care more about the regular folks and putting the best interests of the country first.

Others put ideology and party loyalty first and could care less about the unintended consequences - even if it's a train wreck.

"This isn't just a damn game!"
~John Boehner

"We have to pass the health care bill so that you can find out what is in it."
~Nancy Pelosi

Some of us don't like surprises. Only Democrats apparently.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1002571 Oct 13, 2013
Grampy wrote:
Grey Ghost has spent the last 14 months holed up in small hick towns like Bump-Ass and Part-low. He's hiding from the ObamaKare Death Panels whose initial task is to eliminate the old, feeble and infirm.
Sounds far more like your auto-biography grampa, unlike you and the obsessed baggers Ghost has more than proven that he has a life and purpose, you however have proven the very opposite. When i'm in my place in the Jefferson national forest with my loved one I couldn't care less about you nut cases. We dine, dance make love and do all of the things that you can't even remember. I can go to any hospital, or doctor in the world if need be. Your misery is way more than obvious. Now drink another cheap beer and expand that waist line some more tubba Bubba.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1002572 Oct 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
privatization never works.
Tell that to the families of the fallen soldiers after Fisher House, a privately funded veterans' organization, came to the rescue when Obama and Hagel were still pouring over legalize before funding the families to bury these soldiers.

Tell that to the growing number of people whose premiums have doubled and tripled to get the same health care under Obamacare.

Privatization is the BEST thing that works. Government controlled anything is the WORST thing that NEVER works.

"UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. It's the Post Office that's always having problems."
~Presidential candidate Barack Obama

Are you frikkin' kidding me? UPS and FedEx are prime examples of how privatization works!

Obama has no clue what's he's even talking about. Then and now.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1002573 Oct 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would anyone with any common sense vote for a train wreck? Only Democrats do that.
Some elected officials actually care more about the regular folks and putting the best interests of the country first.
Others put ideology and party loyalty first and could care less about the unintended consequences - even if it's a train wreck.
"This isn't just a damn game!"
~John Boehner
"We have to pass the health care bill so that you can find out what is in it."
~Nancy Pelosi
Some of us don't like surprises. Only Democrats apparently.
All the very same arguments that your out of touch party said 80 years ago about social security and all other programs that help fellow Americans. We were called socialist then same as now. Tis you and your lock steppers that are totally deficient. By the way did you feel the same about Romneycare??? Hypocrite much...Yours like all baggers is blind hatred..Plain and simple.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1002574 Oct 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
if by constant you mean this time around that's not really constant.
he's caved at every turn until now. your right wing whining about this time around impresses no one.
Obama is not running for reelection, so i would imagine with the success that's he's having right now in showing the country what he's had to deal with for the last 5 years his middle finger will be very busy.
and that's the Obama that we should've seen from day one. it's not like he would have been fighting against GOP policies that had been proven to work.
Magnificent dodging!

The economy, the GDP and unemployment were doing just fine until the housing market collapse. Some Republicans didn't heed Bush's warnings either, but all Democrats resisted any oversight and even expanded the law so that more unqualified buyers could buy more expensive and overpriced homes.

However, the Democrats up for reelection in 2014 will have to say a lot more than what you just did.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1002575 Oct 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
yeah, carol keeps acting like Obama has never given up anything to the GOP.
the feces is strong in that one.
lol, and my diagnosis would be the dreaded fence post syndrome.A common affliction amongst the baggers.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1002576 Oct 13, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
All the very same arguments that your out of touch party said 80 years ago about social security and all other programs that help fellow Americans. We were called socialist then same as now. Tis you and your lock steppers that are totally deficient. By the way did you feel the same about Romneycare??? Hypocrite much...Yours like all baggers is blind hatred..Plain and simple.
The mere fact that you think SS and Medicare are sustainable without reform speaks volumes. Democrats even know they aren't sustainable.

Talk about you and them being surprised.

Just like in all failed socialist systems, this government is also running out of other people's money.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1002577 Oct 13, 2013
The stupidity of the
Libs who think fed monies mean welfare payments fails to acknowledge that fed monies involves more than entitlements including payments for our national parks.

Because welfare payments vary by state let's look at which states have the largest percentage of their population on welfare.

1 California
2. Maine
3. Tennessee
4. Massachusetts
5. Vermont
6. District of Columbia
7. New York
8. Minnesota
9. Washington (state)
Tie-10. New Mexico
Tie-10. Indiana
12. Rhode Island
13. Michigan
14. Pennsylvania
15. Oregon

http://www.cnbc.com/id/31910310/page/1
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1002578 Oct 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The mere fact that you think SS and Medicare are sustainable without reform speaks volumes. Democrats even know they aren't sustainable.
Talk about you and them being surprised.
Just like in all failed socialist systems, this government is also running out of other people's money.
So says the pivot woman in the circle jerk called tea baggers...Way to funny and she is way to programmed..Common sense and the obvious are both unattainable on the right...They are permanently stuck on hate and blind ignorance propelled by following the totally blind.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1002579 Oct 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
No one seems to fully grasp just how crazy the IRS overseeing and managing our health care is.
The IRS historically audits organizations and individuals on both opposing sides as a political tool for those in power.
Do Democrats really believe Republicans will never again have control of Congress and the Presidency?
And will they be just as pleased about the IRS managing THEIR health care under a Republican controlled administration?
It's absolute insanity. Democratic Rockefeller was right...it's "beyond comprehension".
The IRS is not managing your healthcare.

Baucus did not call Obamacare a "train wreck". He was referring to the effort to educate the public. There were some corrections & Baucus said he was then satisfied.

You people are dumber that sh*t.

You people are scared to death people will like Obamacare & when & if the Republicans get back in power, public pinion will prevent them from changing it then.

The Republicans were perfectly willing to slow our recovery for political gain. If they really thought Obamacare would fail, they would let it go through & use the failure to win elections in the future.

You dumbasses know it.

.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1002580 Oct 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The mere fact that you think SS and Medicare are sustainable without reform speaks volumes. Democrats even know they aren't sustainable.
Talk about you and them being surprised.
Just like in all failed socialist systems, this government is also running out of other people's money.
Medicare & SS have always needed periodic adjustment to compensate to changes in the population & costs.

Adjustments don;t mean slashing benefits.

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