Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1418684 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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Since: Oct 08

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#1007815 Oct 20, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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There are only certain parts of the Affordable Care Act that are under the jurisdiction of the IRS. Some sections are under the jurisdiction of Health and Human Services and some are under the jurisdiction of the Department of Labor. You're an idiot.
Certain parts? In other words the whole thing. You are under the mistaken impression that the IRS isn't the top dog? This thing will come back to bite them. Hopefully you will be bitten harder than most, and your welfare payments will will be lowered? But maybe that's to much to hope for? You're a leech, everything for nothing. BUT, someone has to pay, and it sure as heck isn't you...
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1007816 Oct 20, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>So, who owns Jay-z music stupid? He owns his own label so, why would he sign the rights of his music over to someone else. Taylor Swift is signed to a label so, at the least she's dividing the pie in half. What part of stupid are you stuck on? 40/40 clubs, rocawear, ace of spade &, black label liquor, music ventures that exceeds $100m &, not including his music, partial owner of the Nets( use to be), owner of his own label with artists like Kanye West, Rihanna, J-Cole, platinum selling artists. Where in you tiny brain do you find the comparison? It's a fact that rappers signed to record deals make far less money than R&B, Country, Rock&Roll &, maybe even gospel so, your lie yesterday about Rap being a money venture for rappers is a lie. And you just contradicted yourself. You give Taylor Swift props for not getting jerked &, turn around &, blame rapper for not signing faulty contracts! Hypocrite!
It's a stupid argument dumbazz because it's apples and oranges.

The conversation was about how rap/hip hop music came to be and whether or not the music is timeless. Flack asked if anyone thought there will be rap golden oldies, Hah, fk no there won't be because rap/hip hop has no shelf life.

I'm not saying that Swift's music is timeless either, only that she's made a ton of money and if she remains popular she'll blow right past JayZ $ within a few years and with a lot less hassle.

I'm more of a Bruno Mars fan actually.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1007817 Oct 20, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
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Socialist? Yes we are. Only a naive would not comprehend that. From your sidewalk to the realms of outer space YOU support a socialism ideology to support your capitalism. All you are is a puppet of the fox making you a socialist RED neck. Now on to reality and away from your callow nonsense of this for that malarkey. Of which you have no knowledge of.
Tea Party validate their vindictive policies with various hyper false RED herrings. Example; IRS issue has always been used by all administrations dating back to F.D.R. Only difference with the Obama administration is that it started from the bottom up, as all others started from top down. Another red herring is Benghazi, and if you will remember Libya, lack of security issues. Considering it was the Tea Party leading with the Hue and Cry to deny Obama’s request for additional funds to increase security to our embassies’, right after the Libyan War. Now they PROJECT their errors onto the Executive branch. Using this to validate their need to hold Congress and the Nation into another Hostage/Ransom, Our Way or The Highway scenarios. Refusing any conferences that promotes a budget. Accusing democrats of over reach and obfuscation.??? Hmmm Paradox leadership.. Tea promotes Emperor ideologies.
Gazing at some of these comments I see people stating thoughts that they can not defend. Just what the Truth is, they can’t say anymore, nevermore…
All administrations have used the IRS to target certain individuals and organizations.

But never before have so many individuals and small groups been targeted by a former president who gave it a nod of approval and that went up as far as top officials closest to that president determining and overseeing interrogative and overreaching tactics to discourage an opposing ideology from participating in the political process by regular American citizens.

This was a first.

It's why Lois Lerner pleaded the Fifth. No one does that unless they have something to hide or someone very important to protect under oath.

This administration has single-handedly brought the term "stonewalling" to previously unimaginable heights.

Other than Nixon.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1007818 Oct 20, 2013
killtaker wrote:
Google...
Washington Mutual and once upon a time...
or
White people, banks, and police dogs are racist...
"In the largest inner-city loan program ever proposed by a U.S. banking institution, Washington Mutual said today it will lend $75 billion to mostly lower-income and minority borrowers over 10 years if it successfully acquires Great Western Financial."
"The proposal eclipses a $70 billion community reinvestment commitment made three weeks ago by Home Savings of America..."
http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/ar...
So now you have to go back more than 25 years to try and prove it wasn't Bush's fault? Hilarious (and a true sign of complete desperation).

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1007819 Oct 20, 2013
killtaker wrote:
Oh boy...
"Loaning" money to broke people is such a good thing and making the people feel good is important...
More form WaMu
"In 2002, the company announced a $375-billion, 10year lending commitment for low- and moderate-income neighborhoods."
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/That 's+affordable:+Seattle-based+W ashington+Mutual+has+built+a.. .-a0110618317
Well, since we are taking a walk down memory lane...

NEW YORK (CNN/Money)- Home builders, realtors and others are preparing to fight a Bush administration plan that would require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to increase financing of homes for low-income people.."

http://money.cnn.com/2004/06/17/real_estate/l...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1007820 Oct 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Officials: 476,000 ObamaCare applications filed
But not bought.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1007821 Oct 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So you are teling us the Bush recession had nothing to do with it.
Yep, because there was no Bush recession. It's all in your thick head.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1007822 Oct 20, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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so Jerry's on FOX News?
Springer is? Wow.

I guess fox needed a ratings boost!

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1007823 Oct 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Insuring more people. Insuring more pre-existing conditions, the more in need, to get insured. Ending lifetime caps.
It won't stop jack!
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#1007824 Oct 20, 2013
killtaker wrote:
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I think we could bring SOME/if not ALL of the troops home from Korea/Japan/Europe and place them along the Texas/Canadian border...
And I would trade the eyesore for security...
This is real wacky but I have some experience here...
Nuclear Weapons are shrinking in size. Once a group that hates the USA is able to gain access to a 'suitcase' size Nuclear device we could some trouble along our borders....
Now call me a cuckoo...but you can't say I did not warn you!!!
Actually you can have a small nuclear device the size of a suitcase presently. However there are more efficient weapons to choose from.
Thermonuclear devices can be delivered through bullets and artillery shells and everything else in between. These are but the tip of the weapons of mass destruction iceberg. How about DNA Biochemical, various gasses, radiation, etc. etc, With these you could select target and without destroying the material infrastructures. Yes the art of killing has evolved to easily render the entire planet extinct of our life forms, many times over.
That leaves us with a question. Do we keep increasing our efficiency of weapons or our intelligence to control them. Hmm kind of like which came first the egg or the chicken.
Now who promotes education and who suppresses education? LOL your new lords and masters of course.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1007825 Oct 20, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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Earth to libtard!
It's been 5 years, not three months moron!
They were making fun of Obama over in England on BBC News when Obama was still blaming Bush back in 2009.
You are a brainwashed moron. Too stupid to think for yourself. No common sense, just a brown shirt Democrat.
lol! You should stick to Russia mr for-eign-er!

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#1007826 Oct 20, 2013
killtaker wrote:
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I think we could bring SOME/if not ALL of the troops home from Korea/Japan/Europe and place them along the Texas/Canadian border...
And I would trade the eyesore for security...
This is real wacky but I have some experience here...
Nuclear Weapons are shrinking in size. Once a group that hates the USA is able to gain access to a 'suitcase' size Nuclear device we could some trouble along our borders....
Now call me a cuckoo...but you can't say I did not warn you!!!
Texas now shares a border with Canada? Wow, how did "Ra-fail" Cruz manage that one? Must have taken Phaggy Fenny's advice about "sescession"?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1007827 Oct 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Insuring more people. Insuring more pre-existing conditions, the more in need, to get insured. Ending lifetime caps.
Will Obamacare end medical bankruptcies? Probably not.
By Sarah Kliff, Published: April 26 at 1:31
Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Sarah Kliff’s regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it. You can reach Sarah with questions, comments and suggestions here. Check back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon for the latest edition, and read previous columns here.
There's pretty widespread agreement, on both sides of the aisle, that the health-care law will expand insurance coverage. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that 30 million more Americans will have health insurance by the end of a decade.
What's become more of a debate though, is how good that health insurance coverage will be. Two new academic studies raise the possibility that many Americans will still face big financial burdens after they gain insurance coverage.
"The Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of uninsured by a little more than half, which is a good thing," says Stephanie Woolhandler, a professor at the CUNY School of Public Health. "But it's going to increase the problem of underinsurance: People who have insurance but still can't afford care."
The whole point of buying health insurance coverage is to make care affordable. Millions of Americans pay monthly premiums with the expectation that, should a horrible illness or accident occur, the insurance company will cover the majority of some pretty expensive hospital bills.
Some experts and health advocates have begun to question whether the health-care law can deliver on that promise. Woolhandler wrote an editorial earlier this week, in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, contending that "the new private coverage offered to the near-poor and middle income individuals through insurance exchanges will also leave many underinsured."
Much of this has to do with the type of plans that insurers will sell on the health insurance exchange. Health insurers will offer consumers a "bronze" plan that will, on average, cover 60 percent of an enrollee's costs. This, in health insurance-speak, is known as "actuarial value." Using actuarial values can make it easier to compare plans, and understand what part of the bill the insurer will likely cover — and how much the enrollee can expect to be on the hook to pay.
The exchange will also have other plans with different actuarial values: Silver plans will cover 70 percent of an average enrollee's costs, and gold plans would be expected to foot 80 percent of the bill. The bronze plans are expected to attract a high number of enrollees, since they will likely have smaller premiums — because consumers are buying less robust financial coverage.
Woolhandler, who is the co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program, has previously conducted research on rates of medical bankruptcy in Massachusetts, before and after the state expanded health insurance access. She found that in 2009, two years after the insurance expansion took effect, just about half the debtors (52 percent) attributed their bankruptcy at least in part to medical bills. In 2007, before the expansion, the number stood at 59 percent.
Allison Gailbrath, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, has also looked at the Massachusetts's insurance expansion to better understand how access to health insurance affects the financial burden of medical costs.
She published a paper this month in the journal Health Affairs, which looked at which costs were faced by families who had gained insurance through the Connector, Massachusetts's version of a health-care exchange. She found that 38 percent reported a financial burden (defined as having difficulty paying medical bills) and 45 percent said costs were higher than they had expected.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1007828 Oct 20, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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You obviously don't respect people who have faith, who believe in God.
There are untold millions of people of faith, good people, generous people, caring people, people who would give you their last dollar.
Funny. There are just as good people who aren't religious... and in many cases Muslim.

Cons have a warped opinion on religion however!

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

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#1007829 Oct 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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GM filed for bankruptcy on June 1, 2009.
Look. Bush gave BILLIONS to GM in December, 2008 and January, 2009 and then, as part of the loan, laid it in Obama's lap by stipulating that GM produce a plan for long-term profitability, including concessions from unions, creditors, suppliers and dealers by March 31, 2009. Yet, you people lay everything on Obama. It's idiotic thinking.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/20/business/20...
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1007830 Oct 20, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> But not bought.
The number of those who actually enrolled is yet to be learned because it's complicated__many won't begin/pay for their new coverage until after their current coverage expires. Certainly a thinking man like you can wrap your mind around that eh?

BTW I watched the Mountaineers yesterday__it was a great game in spite of the final score.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#1007831 Oct 20, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> But not bought.
On the front lines of Obamacare we can examine the benefits of its expansion. Far from full steam ahead and yet the consequences to the republicans is deactivating their strengths of unity.
Observe the republican Tea stronghold of Kentucky.
Steven L. Beshear already over 34,000 have applied for Obamacare with 11,000 secured knowing they can now have Health Care Insurance that they can AFFORD that the fear mongering tactics of the republicans are nothing more than dust in the wind. This since Oct. First ! Now imagine they still have until March 31st to sign up!
Governor Beshear is an example of a strong fortified leader of integrity. Unlike his republican associates such as Rand Paul or Mitch McConnell to name a couple. Two who have sought to divide and destroy this nation unless we pay their ransom.
Here is how Governor Beshear sums it up as a true leader of his constituents;
.“You don’t have to like the president; you don’t have to like me. Because this isn’t about him, and it’s not about me. It’s about you, your family and your children. So do yourself a favor. Find what you can get for yourself. You’re going to like what you find” Notice the difference? Republicans are all about ME, ME, ME, Give Me, Give Me, blah, blah, blah.
Kentucky is the proud Southern state to say they are the FIRST to expand Medicaid to their constituents. The rest of the southern states are as usual in their quagmire of ill leadership. Lacking intelligence and integrity. Betting that they can keep their constituents ignorant of Obamacare long enough to get their vote one more time before they are exposed for the frauds that they are.
Jessie Benton, campaign manager for Mitch McConnell, is an excellent example of this hyped up fear mongering tactics of the RED’s. Observe his callow take on the wave of people that are not buying his fear mongering ways as he takes it a step up when he says; “Kentuckians are suspicious and deeply concerned about Obamacare, Any Democrat running in Kentucky in 2014 is going to be in a box: stand against your base, or endorse a policy that’s very unpopular and not working well.”
LOL when he knows there is that hurdle of the last showdown that the republicans failed at with a disapproval ratings by 74% of the nation holding them directly responsible for juvenile leadership with damaging consequences to our nation. Last estimated cost of damage is another $24 Billion increase to the national debt. AND they are so worried about the debt. Yeah Sure !
“To me this was a moral decision,” he said.“We’ve got 640,000 Kentuckians who don’t have access to any kind of affordable health care. The last ranking I saw, we’re 44th out of 50 in health status. You take any chronic disease or condition — heart disease, cancer, smoking, obesity, you name it — and we’re either the worst or close to the worst.” Here is a leader that is truly concerned for the failing state of affaires that the RED’s have infested his state with.
A State Commissioned Study on Governor Beshear expanded Medicaid financial strategy will reap $15.6 Billion and ad over 17,000 new jobs.
Of course republicans will demonize it, for after all, they are for the increasing wealth to their 1% lords and masters.
Governor foresees what lays in store for the weak democrats and republicans; “Most of these critics are going to end up with egg on their face,” the governor predicted.“People are finding that I can get health insurance for the first time in my life that I can afford. They’re going to look back at these folks after all the dust settles and say,‘You misled us.’” Has the fragrance of an F.D.R. statement, don’t you think?
2014 becoming up ladies and gentlemen. Lets voice our disapproval of these failing republicans with our vote of disdain for losers…

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1007832 Oct 20, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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And your mythical god allows millions to starve to death each year. What a heathen he must be...And by the way why is your god a man...You chauvinist pig.
First I need to give Lily a disclaimer that this is going to be a "religious" opinion.

Evil presides in the hearts of men as an act of rebellion against God who nurture a prideful and sinful nature.

Fortunately, God has provided a pretty good alternative - love and forgiveness.

It's just unfortunate so many reject that alternative.

It's also why many others reach out to help those who have become victims in a lost and dying world.

It starts with each and every one of us. We have to decide which side we're drawn to. Very similar to Luke Skywalker in one of the sequels to Star Wars when he was tempted to join the dark side.

Remember that? It was much like a spiritual scene, actually.

May the force be with you, Grey.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1007833 Oct 20, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>People are the problem moron, not advertising. PEOPLE. What ever happened to PEOPLE taking responsibility? oh I forgot for a second...liberals pretending to be democrats can't stand people being responsible. There is the FACT proven that O'bamacare TAX is a eugenics program.
People see an ad & run to their doctor for a prescription. Some docs stand their ground & some realize these people will just find a doctor who will prescribe it.

Eugenics program?
The only fact evident on your post is the one identifying you to be a frickern idiot.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1007834 Oct 20, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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"You people" claim the earth has been here 2000 years?
Recorded civilized history goes back centuries before Christ. That's why the Gregorian calendar distinguishes B.C. from A.D.
So to what people are you referring?
(My suggestion is you stop now before you post something else that might embarrass you.)
He does that all the time. Nothing new.

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