Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1279019 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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PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1018542 Nov 5, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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CBS NEWS published an article yesterday stating that the Obama administration knew more than 40% to 67% in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans even if they liked them.
Obama promised us repeatedly that if we liked our health plan, we could keep our health plan. He once emphasized it by adding, "Period."
So if he knew up to 67% of us would not be able to keep our plans, who is the idiot for believing him when he said we would?
Well Carol, that's an example of lazy "journalism" on the part of your so called "liberal" media. The ACA raised standards on policies and many of them no longer conformed to coverage requirements. If you liked your policy simply because it had low premiums then you'd better not get sick because high co pays, high out of pocket costs and deductibles would very soon put you in the hole and eat up whatever you thought you were saving by insuring yourself on the cheap. Here's a real life example;
Deborah Cavallaro was all over the news on Wednesday as an example of someone who lost her existing health insurance thanks to Obamacare. Except one problem -- the plan she qualifies for is better. Under her current plan, she is limited to two doctor visits a year, pays $293 a month with a yearly deductible of $5,000. Cavallaro says she was told by her insurance broker she would be paying $478 a month -- but she didn’t check the website herself. There, she would have found a better plan, with only a $2,000 deductible and all doctor visits covered by a copay...for only $40 more a month.
Jamie Court, the president of Consumer Watchdog, said major health insurance companies are simply taking advantage of the confusion surrounding the new health care law to engage in price gouging.
“This is not the fault of the Affordable Care Act or President Obama. This is the fault of the insurance company. This is a handful of insurance companies that have convinced a very gullible state agency, Covered California, to allow them to drop plans that could very easily…with a few little tweaks… be compliant under the Affordable Care Act, and people wouldn’t have to leave their plans.”
Mr Lib

United States

#1018543 Nov 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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...but, unlike the federal government, states are required to balance their budgets, in a business-like manner
You're dreaming, pal.

Try to build rebuttals based on fact, not the whims of your imagination.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1018544 Nov 5, 2013
Blind follower who can't be intellectually honest (blamer):
PDUPONT wrote:
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Well Carol, that's an example of lazy "journalism" on the part of your so called "liberal" media. The ACA raised standards on policies and many of them no longer conformed to coverage requirements. If you liked your policy simply because it had low premiums then you'd better not get sick because high co pays, high out of pocket costs and deductibles would very soon put you in the hole and eat up whatever you thought you were saving by insuring yourself on the cheap. Here's a real life example;
Deborah Cavallaro was all over the news on Wednesday as an example of someone who lost her existing health insurance thanks to Obamacare. Except one problem -- the plan she qualifies for is better. Under her current plan, she is limited to two doctor visits a year, pays $293 a month with a yearly deductible of $5,000. Cavallaro says she was told by her insurance broker she would be paying $478 a month -- but she didn’t check the website herself. There, she would have found a better plan, with only a $2,000 deductible and all doctor visits covered by a copay...for only $40 more a month.
Jamie Court, the president of Consumer Watchdog, said major health insurance companies are simply taking advantage of the confusion surrounding the new health care law to engage in price gouging.
“This is not the fault of the Affordable Care Act or President Obama. This is the fault of the insurance company. This is a handful of insurance companies that have convinced a very gullible state agency, Covered California, to allow them to drop plans that could very easily…with a few little tweaks… be compliant under the Affordable Care Act, and people wouldn’t have to leave their plans.”
<clueless>
Mr Lib

United States

#1018545 Nov 5, 2013
ah verkligen wrote:
<quoted text>Mr. Ad-Lib thinks all democrat failures are republicans fault.
People like you are divorced from reality.

In case you forgot, there was a president named GW Bush in office for eight years before Obama came along.

You know, the guy who left behind two unfinished wars, doubled the national deficit to 11.4 trillion and left the country in recession.

But that doesn't register with boneheads like you.

So just sit in the corner with your hands over your eyes while screaming endlessly "Obama did it! Obama did it!"

It's what rightwing cretins do.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1018546 Nov 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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...but, unlike the federal government, states are required to balance their budgets, in a business-like manner
Many balance that budget by borrowing money.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1018547 Nov 5, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Other studies disagree with you.
Many of us were disciplined with a ruler, switch or flyswatter and knew its distinction from abuse.
Differing on how best to discipline children is one thing. Ignoring discipline altogether is another.
That is what's happening today.
Whether the consequences for bad behavior is a spanking or another effective method, children are fine if they understand they are loved - and each child is different.
There'd have to be proof the child who killed his teacher was raised in an abusive - or a permissive - home.
Both are fringe ends of the discipline spectrum.
The happy medium is somewhere in the middle.
What other studies Carol? How about coming up with some? Or even one? There aren't any that show any positive effects of corporal punishment.
Physical punishment models aggression for children. According to Lynn Namka, EdD, physical punishment engenders more aggression in the child, even if it initially appears to stop the behavior. Children cannot always understand the difference between unacceptable physical aggression for which they get punished, such as hitting and shoving, and the physical aggression they receive as punishment. Corporal punishment can lead to increased aggression for kids in school, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Physical punishment has an impact on cognitive development. A 1998 study by Murray A. Straus and Mallie J. Paschall, titled &quot;Corporal Punishment by Mothers and Child's Cognitive Development,&quot; revealed that children who were spanked were less able to keep up with the cognitive development level expected for their age. It can even lower their IQ, notes Psychology Today. Spanking can reduce a child's brain's grey matter, which is a crucial since it influences learning abilities.
Adolescents who receive physical punishment are three times more likely to grow up to abuse their own children, according to . The study by Straus found that 7 percent of never-spanked adolescents grow up to abuse their children, compared to 24 percent of those who were spanked. Spanking teaches children that it's okay to hurt people and this can lead them to believe you solve problems by hitting. These children may continue this way of thinking into adulthood, causing them to hit their spouse or children. It should be noted, however, that the vast majority of people, whether or not they received physical punishment, are unlikely to abuse their children.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1018548 Nov 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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very few teachers ever quit the best job they could ever hope to have...
Teaching done properly is hard work with long hours. Most teachers are good teachers.
Mr Lib

United States

#1018549 Nov 5, 2013
ah verkligen wrote:
Typical libtard....your statement gets proven false,
http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/TI79GCO8VK9QA...
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so you change it.
<quoted text>
LOL!!!
You're still wrong,...dopey.
Sorry, Elephant.

Introducing a few hair-splitting exceptions to the argument which do not represent the norm does not refute me.

Surely you must have something in that big bag of tricks besides peanuts.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1018550 Nov 5, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>O'bamaliarcare is the greatest intrusion into the private lives of Americans in our history. And you might recall Thomas Jefferson wrote a little document detailing the intrusive nature of government, which established the United States of America.
The only people being assaulted are the Americans that believe the government owes them their life style. Democrats hate personal responsibility, get these losers off their dead asses.
What a crock.

The majority of Americans will continue to get insurance the way they always ave.

Those who buy as individuals will save money in the exchanges.

More people were intruded upon why the economic mess left by your buddy George W Bush.

As you cry about millions losing insurance (to get new policies), million lost their jobs (no new jobs available), lost their life's savings, lost their homes.

You people are just plain dumber than sh*t.
Mr Lib

United States

#1018551 Nov 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Many balance that budget by borrowing money.
WHAT?!!!

Republicans borrow money instead of balancing the budget?

Why that's unthinkable!

(choke, choke)

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1018552 Nov 5, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
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See the great asbestos rip off, the biggest swindle and fraud in American history, the trial lawyers are still milking that.
So, a corporation selling a product they know is harmful without any products warnings s OK?

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1018553 Nov 5, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
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Food stamps, welfare, section 8 and an Obamaphone.
No food stamps, no welfare, I own my home, no free phone.

Yes, right whiners, it is possible not be on any government programs & not be a selfish f*ck & believe these programs should exit to help those in need.
Mr Lib

United States

#1018554 Nov 5, 2013
All that borrowing under Reagan and the two Bushies.

Wait... it really wasn't borrowing.

My Republican spinsters are working on this.

You know... borrowing can have two meanings.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1018555 Nov 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So, a corporation selling a product they know is harmful without any products warnings s OK?
I didn't see you complaining when the DNC sold you suckers Obama without a warning.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1018556 Nov 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Funny, the article from which Flacktard's claim is taken actually said "could lose" not "will lose" ( This is what happens when things get filtered through Fox & the right whiner web sites).
Here is an opposing view.
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/11/01/28...
Ignored is the grandfather clause. "Under the “grandfather clause,” a plan issued before the ACA was signed in 2010 could remain in place as long as employers or insurance companies didn’t drastically change its terms in a way that would harm the policy holder, like increasing out-of-pocket costs or dropping benefits. However, if a plan did change, it would lose its “grandfather status.” Then, any new plan issued in its place would be subject to Obamacare’s various requirements."
Most employer plans are designed for a population of employees that cross the spectrum. Most already include the majority of requirements & my need to make small changes. Just like policies have been doing for the past decade or so.
Reason number etc., of why it belongs in givverment offices ONLY-NOT on public-oh-so-hackable webs.

They didn't need to REDO the whole damn American economy, they just merely needed to ADD one SMALL sector (you have heard about that one "small sector of five percent or so") to provide affordable access for the UNinsured.

NOT write a communistic manifesto dagger to destroy the whole free market system.

DUHMmy.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1018557 Nov 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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as soon as you cite anything you say i will reply in kind.
remember that leap of faith reasoning thing?
Like this link hasn't been shoved up your ass a hundred times before....

http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/fed_spend...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1018558 Nov 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> No food stamps, no welfare, I own my home, no free phone.
Yes, right whiners, it is possible not be on any government programs & not be a selfish f*ck & believe these programs should exit to help those in need.
Prove it.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1018559 Nov 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> No food stamps, no welfare, I own my home, no free phone.
Yes, right whiners, it is possible not be on any government programs & not be a selfish f*ck & believe these programs should exit to help those in need.
and it IS possible to do so, with out DESTROYING the whole free market-and millions of OTHER peoples lives.

Communist idiots.

Duhmmy.
LCNLin

United States

#1018560 Nov 5, 2013
Grampy wrote:
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I didn't see you complaining when the DNC sold you suckers Obama without a warning.
Romney provided his own warning and the public noticed.
47%
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1018561 Nov 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Not relevant to this family's costs.
Just extremely relevant to funding-the free market economy and OTHER peoples pockets.

DUHMmmy.

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