Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1274600 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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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1003111 Oct 14, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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All that our nation is suffering through now rests squarely on the shoulders of the Tea Baggers. They are Americas imbarrassment, and all the while they are claiming to be patriots....Far more like the beginners of Nazi party in pre WW11. They sound and act just like those idiots, and it's morons like you that enable that to come about. blind adherence = the far right.
and just fer the record-I did NOT vote for the collective inept group of marxist-commie demoncRat kiddies currently plaguing DC with their jackboot, herdpack mindlessness.

So DON'T blame the INDEPENDENT voters of America!

CAP, CURB, Get A Damn B-U-D-G-E-T, Balance and live with the nations means again!

The ECONOMY and REALITY demands it!

Fire 'em all-start at the Top, add in Ried (senile old marxist) two birdbrains OUT with one swipe-and send 'em to daily community service with dat angel baby mamma fer the remainder of they terms---then ask the second in command about the rest of the mess!

STOP terrorizing We the ethical working class Peoples nation!!!

T.E.A.!!!
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1003112 Oct 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
much like Nut Surprized, he's just trolling. seems they're getting paid for each response to their scripted troll bait that seems to be limited to a few hookless lures of the same color.
sonicmoron always making claims, then can't back them up! Talk about looking stupid and working hard to prove it, that's you Mr. spam!

It's the culture...
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1003113 Oct 14, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"uselessforever"
Why if all are aware knew of the terrible treatment our hero's were getting why did it take president nobama 3 days to get the message. he was drunk? He was engaging in a homosexual relationship? No or at least few know of the first two suggestions but all know the bottom line, president nobama despises our military. And nobama is doing his best to gut the military, forcing resignations of ranking officers by unproven accusations.
Peace
KMA
HEY STUPID! He couldn't do anything until Congress sent him a bill to restore the funds.
You're a complete and total idiot! You always have been and always will be.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1003114 Oct 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
The issue is not outsourcing but Sebelius thinking the Medicare and Medicaid agency had the ability and staff to connect the various agencies into it. This was highly complex undertaking and there were major concerns that the staff lacked the skills to do so. Turns out these concerns were well founded.
"officials who planned ObamaCare blame their Web engineers, but they're passing the buck. ObamaCare is a hugely complicated approach to addressing problems in health care that have simpler solutions.
Software glitches are no surprise with such a complex system. For example, signing up uses a Byzantine process to check if a family is entitled to a subsidy, requiring data from dozens of federal and state agencies using databases built on different technology platforms."
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405270...
CGI delivered their product. Sebelius failed to connect it together.
BS

Canadian officials fired IT firm behind troubled Obamacare website

Canadian provincial health officials last year fired the parent company of CGI Federal, the prime contractor for the problem-plagued Obamacare health exchange websites, the Washington Examiner has learned.

CGI Federal’s parent company, Montreal-based CGI Group, was officially terminated in September 2012 by an Ontario government health agency after the firm missed three years of deadlines and failed to deliver the province’s flagship online medical registry.

The online registry was supposed to be up and running by June 2011.

Officials at the U.S. government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded six technology contracts worth $87 million to CGI Federal for Obamacare website work, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

The CMS officials refused to say if federal officials knew of its parent company’s IT failure in Canada when awarding the six contracts.

CGI Federal built Obamacare’s Healthcare.gov , which went live Oct. 1 but has since experienced multiple technical problems, including crashes, refusal to load and sign-on, or to provide accurate information.

Obamacare requires all Americans to register for health care coverage no later than six months from Oct. 1. Officials in the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services, which manages Obamacare, declined to say how many people succeeded in registering through Healthcare.gov .

CGI Federal also is the prime contractor for state health exchange websites in Colorado, Vermont, Hawaii and Massachusetts. Three of those states also reported significant website glitches.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/canadian-offici...

privatization never works. the Government on it's own could have done a better job.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1003115 Oct 14, 2013
facebook hates obamacare: Read the hate-filled posts and see ads pandering to blacks and hispanics... https://www.facebook.com/Healthcare.gov... * 226,759 likes · 20,620 talking about this

"Carole Pratt facebook:- I have had my own private policy that I will not be able to afford to keep once the rates triple per the letter I received from Humana. I'm not eligible for "affordable" coverage on the exchange, don't qualify for subsidy. I am living, documented proof this is system will not work for me. No propaganda here."

Canada CGI at centre of Obamacare foul-up furor..
http://www.bnn.ca/News/2013/10/10/Canadas-CGI...

Obama and demokRATs OUTSOURCED jobs and millions of dollars to CGI in Canada to build the Obamacare website https://www.healthcare.gov/

Obama jobs sellout and millions of dollars anyone?

It's the culture...
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1003116 Oct 14, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Congress has no special exemptions you goddamned liar! But let's say, for the sake of argument they did. Such an exemption would have to be passed by the House. Who has a strangle hold on House legislation stupid? The Republicans. So they would be wanting something removed that they thought was a good idea and voted for in the first place. Do you see how your asinine lie is coming apart at the seams? You're just not a very good liar Carol.
What you keep forgetting or willfully ignoring is that this "ugly baby" along with the individual mandate was originally a Republican idea.
Business made a reasonable case that they needed more time to comply with their part of the law. That's not the case with the individual mandate.
The whole NATION needs more time to deal with the MESS of nothing but mounds of beaurocraTic, half azzed, half UNConsitutional, full of holes of UNVERIFIABLE INEPTNESS known as the American Communist Act.

Too bad the marxist commie Dictator kids on the hill in DC haven't figured THAT out yet either.

Idiots.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1003117 Oct 14, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>How will the TeaPeas take over anything when their approval rate among Americans is at 13%? What can you nut jobs win with 13% approval?
Trying to understand Bagger logic is a real lesson in futility. First one would need to short circuit the brain, ignore all the facts, common sense goes out the window, one must learn how to be repetitive while ignoring all else, amnesia on just how we arrived at where we are...Just a few of the qualifications to become a bagger.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1003118 Oct 14, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>The second leading cause of bankruptcies in America is over health cost. Why is it that Repubs insist that Americans must pay the CEOs of insurance companies millions per year.
Exactly what is the Repub healthcare plan? Medicare and Medicaid is the number one cost each year what is the Repub plan other than Paul Ryan's that did away with Medicare as we know it?
.
2013: Social Security, will cost about $875 billion; health care programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, will cost $882 billion; defense, including the Departments of Defense and State, and the Veterans Administration, will cost about $856 billion. Welfare costs will come in at $430 billion.
http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/current_s...
Well I'm not a republican but I have an answer. Get rid of most of these taxes, cut the size of government till you don't have to borrow money to run it, and then cut it some more. Teach the people, all people, to be self reliant and not depend on government. Why do you libtards think the government is the only answer. My guess is 98% of the people of this country could take care of themselves if the government got out of the way. The first move would be get rid of the income tax, medicare tax, SSI tax. But NOOOOOO we can't have people not needing the federal government. Your democrat's tax and spend policies are what is wrong with this country.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1003119 Oct 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
In a very real sense, the Texas Republican who is most responsible for the current stalemate may not be Ted Cruz, but George W. Bush. In 2005, Republicans held the White House. They held both houses of Congress. Republican appointees entered the Supreme Court. The GOP enjoyed a 55-45 Senate majority.
Aside from the confirmation of John Roberts and Samuel Alito, conservatives have very little to show for this period of unified Republican control of the federal government. And after the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare with Roberts’s vote, that confirmation has begun to look like a mixed blessing at best.
Even before Bush, the Republican Congress was more interested in pork barrel, earmarks, and K Street favors than cutting government spending. After Bush, discretionary spending grew faster than it did under Bill Clinton. The biggest new entitlement program since LBJ’s Great Society was added to the federal budget. Another Cabinet-level department was created.
Level-headed Republicans would counter that the worst of this happened a decade or more ago.(Indeed, that is the timeline for No Child Left Behind, the Medicare prescription drug benefit, and worst of all the Iraq war.) Denny Hastert and Tom DeLay are gone. Why take it all out on John Boehner and Mitch McConnell?
But the Wall Street bailout wasn’t ten years ago. Neither was the decision to renege on the $100 billion in spending cuts Republicans promised in 2010. It was fairly obvious that many Republicans hoped the Tea Party would follow past waves of conservative activism: it would help the GOP win elections and without being overly concerned about the process of actually governing.
But the Tea Party activists were not satisfied. Instead they made an ever-growing list of demands that the Republicans—controlling just one house of Congress—were in no position to deliver on. In the 1990s, Newt Gingrich demonstrated the limits of trying to govern the country from the House. And he had a Republican Senate and a Democratic president willing to play ball on some conservative issues.
As the Republicans produced fewer meaningful conservative policy outcomes, they spoke in ever shriller tones about the stakes of each election. Large parts of the base believed them, but then did a surprising thing: they began to ask questions when Republicans didn’t govern accordingly.
So when even so conservative a Republican as Tom Coburn says the Obamacare defunding gambit is unlikely to work, conservatives see another sellout on the way. When Cruz wants to fight, no one has the credibility to argue that avoiding this battle is a matter of prudence, not surrender.
When Republicans had power, they did little for conservatives. Now conservatives expect much from Republicans, even when they have little power.
The good news is conservative activists are keeping Republicans from repeating the Bush-league mistakes of the past. The bad news is they are making a whole set of new ones.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...
Jim Antle is editor of the Daily Caller News Foundation and senior editor at The American Spectator.
seems you 'backed' into that one.
It's actually better that an inept obama got relected, look like shit, get all the blame and failure for the next 3 years than Romney...

It's the culture..
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1003120 Oct 14, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
All that our nation is suffering through now rests squarely on the shoulders of the Tea Baggers. They are Americas imbarrassment, and all the while they are claiming to be patriots....Far more like the beginners of Nazi party in pre WW11. They sound and act just like those idiots, and it's morons like you that enable that to come about. blind adherence = the far right.
The Dems turned the CR issue into a loser for them by adding in a no limit debt ceiling and demanding no spending cuts. The American public does not want the later two.

Susan Collins and six moderate Dems have created a bill that addresses these issues which Reid refuses to bring to a vote as he knows it will pass.

I worry that Harry Reid is on the verge of overplaying his hand and significantly altering the allocation of blame.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1003121 Oct 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The Medicare premiums are per person and vary with income.
Medicare covers only 80% of costs, so most people purchase a supplemental policy.
Typical cost for a married couple for Part B, Part D, and supplemental are at least $500-600 per month.
Granted, the coverage is far better than the exchanges, and more importantly, you can find a doctor educated in the United States.
HEY STUPID! People who use the exchanges are buying from the same companies they always were.
You're an idiot Galt!
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1003122 Oct 14, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
HEY STUPID! He couldn't do anything until Congress sent him a bill to restore the funds.
You're a complete and total idiot! You always have been and always will be.
So true Dupont, old Eed is the poster goat for stupid.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1003123 Oct 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Anything that centers on personality and slurs is trolling.
moving the goalposts though returning them to center(read: Right) when it suits the moment.

and i can assure i won't forget. every time one of your peers goes after me within the terms that you describe i'm going to post your post.

and that would be called....A Nut Surprized.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1003124 Oct 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt's facts are irrefutable.
Galt wouldn't know an actual fact if it bit him in the butt because he's an idiot.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1003125 Oct 14, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Trying to understand Bagger logic is a real lesson in futility. First one would need to short circuit the brain, ignore all the facts, common sense goes out the window, one must learn how to be repetitive while ignoring all else, amnesia on just how we arrived at where we are...Just a few of the qualifications to become a bagger.
Pull duh lemming herd packs of bawrls out from in front of you eye sockets duhmmy and maybe you could see a little better.
(we won't push it too hard and expect you to think for yourself yet.)
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1003126 Oct 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>

CGI Federal’s parent company, Montreal-based CGI Group, was officially terminated in September 2012 by an Ontario government health agency after the firm missed three years of deadlines and failed to deliver the province’s flagship online medical registry.
The online registry was supposed to be up and running by June 2011.
Officials at the U.S. government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded six technology contracts worth $87 million to CGI Federal for Obamacare website work, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
.
http://washingtonexaminer.com/canadian-offici...
So what? The issues the website is having is connecting to data bases, missing pages and transferring information.

These are all problems with interconnecting various agencies and the numerous platforms they operate on. This job was assigned to the Medicare and Medicaid agency to do.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1003127 Oct 14, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Here you go: U.S. Debt Clock.org Look down under unfunded liabilities. With the $17 trillion it all comes to about $143 trillion.
God, you are ignorant.

Unfunded liabilities are NOT debt.

CBO: "The term "unfunded liability" has been used to refer to a gap between the government's projected financial commitment under a particular program and the revenues that are expected to be available to fund that commitment. But no government obligation can be truly considered "unfunded" because of the U.S. government's sovereign power to tax--which is the ultimate resource to meet its obligations.[Congressional Budget Office, September 2004]"

Another

Q: What's wrong with the "unfunded liabilities" stories that conservatives tell about Social Security and Medicare? This is where they make the case that over some very long time horizon, these programs are supposed to pay out tens of trillions more than they're scheduled to take in.

A: These are mostly scare tactics, designed to mislead. That said, there's a useful point embedded in there: both programs need to undergo changes to meet their obligations. But at least some of the folks who make the "trillions in unfunded liabilities" argument do so to make it seem like we can't afford social insurance, which is nonsense.[The Christian Science Monitor, 7/7/11]

The "unfunded liabilities" refer to projecting SS & Medicare out 75 years. It estimates the cost & it estimates the revenues. Since the costs are expected to grow faster than revenues, the difference is called "unfunded liability".

But this is not debt. The money has not been sent. In the past, changes had to be made to these programs to adjust cost costs & revenues & changes in the population.

As laws are passed & efforts made to reduce costs & tweak revenues, then that gap changes.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1003128 Oct 14, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>It's actually better that an inept obama got relected, look like shit, get all the blame and failure for the next 3 years than Romney...
It's the culture..
nonscripted response! with a bit of rationality!

i'm having a heart attack.

but imagine this....GOP in the WH and the House. Dems in the Senate. what do you get....what we have right now.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1003129 Oct 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
moving the goalposts though returning them to center(read: Right) when it suits the moment.
and i can assure i won't forget. every time one of your peers goes after me within the terms that you describe i'm going to post your post.
and that would be called....A Nut Surprized.
Complaining about someone being a troll by using troll behavior is not a winner.

Just complain without trying to appear to above it.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1003130 Oct 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
The Dems turned the CR issue into a loser for them by adding in a no limit debt ceiling and demanding no spending cuts. The American public does not want the later two.
Susan Collins and six moderate Dems have created a bill that addresses these issues which Reid refuses to bring to a vote as he knows it will pass.
I worry that Harry Reid is on the verge of overplaying his hand and significantly altering the allocation of blame.
The Democrats in the Senate passed the CR using the REpublican number. They took theRepublican bill, took out the ACA crap, & passed it.

Why are you people so stupid?

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