Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1235963 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

#1108535 Apr 2, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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racist Dupie hates black people......
Wrong again moron. I'm not disparaging these individuals because of their skin color but because of their actions, extreme ideology and in the case of Condi Rice their incompetence.
You're an idiot Galt; you always have been and always will be!
Ghost in the Darkness

Vineland, NJ

#1108536 Apr 2, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
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The notion of freedom of choice just drives you crazy, little brown shirt reichtard, doesn't it?
You right wingnuts are, true United States Citizens. You have the knack for involving yourselves in other peoples business.. I don't agree with plenty of these modern political ideologies, but i'm not ignorant, or arrogant enough to, subject everyone else to my way of thinking. It's almost as if, you all would rather live under the illusion of freedom, than actually be free. Which in turn makes you free & dumb! Stay out of other peoples busines!
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1108537 Apr 2, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
For those who still like to compare RomneyCare with ObamaCare...
RomneyCare's original plan was projected to cost $1.8 billion but is expected to exceed that amount by $150 million. Over the next 10 years, projections suggest that RomneyCare will cost about $2 billion more than was budgeted.
The state is facing a projected budget deficit this year, so the pressure to raise taxes, cut reimbursements to health care providers, or cap insurance premiums will likely be intense.
The cost of the plan is likely to continue rising because the Massachusetts reform has failed to hold down the cost of health care.
http://www.cato.org/policy-report/januaryfebr...
Probably why Romney said ObamaCare wouldn't work. He couldn't very well undo what had already been done in his predominantly democratic state insuring only 9% of that population but he knew ObamaCare wouldn't work in a nation of over 300 million.
The Obama administration should have been paying more attention.
Sure Carol, Michael Tanner who on Glenn Beck falsely claimed that under Sen. Hillary Clinton's health care proposal, small business owners would have to provide health insurance to their employees, "or else pay an additional tax into a fund ... that the government will use to pay for that health insurance." In fact, Clinton's plan would provide tax credits to ensure that many small businesses offer health coverage to their employees. Here's what Clinton actually said;
CLINTON: Now, under my plan, we won't require small businesses to cover employees. Instead we will provide tax credits to ensure that many of them do. These tax credits will be based on size and average wages, so that small businesses can provide health care without destroying their bottom line. This credit could be as high as 50% of premiums for firms with fewer than 25 employees. It's a good start that small businesses are leading the way in creating new jobs. My goal is for them to create new jobs with good health care benefits as well.
And contrary to what he asserts Romneycare is actually working quite well in Massachusetts. Here's from Forbes, hardly a right wing publication;
Every resident is required by law to have insurance, or pay a fine. To date, 99% of the state’s residents have health insurance, up from around 90% before healthcare reform. That number changes drastically depending on which segment of society you look at. At least 24% of low income residents did not have health insurance prior to the 2006 law, according to the Urban Institute, a Washington DC non-partisan think tank. Today, just 8% of low income adults do not have healthcare coverage.
Overall, the number of uninsured, which was estimated to be as high as 650,000, more than the population of the city of Boston, has been wiped out. People in Mass. are covered. By comparison, the national average in 2010 had 16% of the population without healthcare coverage. It’s worse in some states. Texas has 16% of its population going without health insurance, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
According to the Urban Institute, higher income individuals, including the self employed who did not qualify for the state Medicaid program known as MassHealth, saw their uninsured numbers go from 5% in 2006 to under 1% three years later.
The program is largely seen as the textbook example of how mandatory, state-subsidized healthcare could work.
“I think it has been a huge success,” says Michael Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, an independent state watchdog that has a reputation as the “keeper of the keys” on the state budget numbers.“Romney should be proud of it. It has been one of the biggest policy achievements in this state over the last 25 years,” he says.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1108538 Apr 2, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You just don't get it do you? One of the reasons Obama was elected was to put an end to our reign as the world's peacekeeper. He's doing exactly what he was elected to do.
What you and your fellow libtards don't get is without the US being the world's peacekeeper the world will be burning in under ten years. Don't believe me? Read the news!!!!!
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1108539 Apr 2, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Oh brother--a Dupont, hating on Walmart.
More should adapt some REAL virtues of decency like SW-the world might actually be a better place for it..
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“Humility is the most difficult of all virtues to achieve; nothing dies harder than the desire to think well of oneself.”
-T. S. Eliot
Even though he was a billionaire many times over, you wouldn’t know it if you met him on the street. He drove [an] old pick-up truck, and he lived in a humble house in Bentonville that almost anyone with a job could have afforded (Michael Bergdahl, What I Learned From Sam Walton,(New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2004) p. 114) and he purchased many of his clothes from Wal-Mart. Bernard Marcus, chairman and co-founder of Home Depot, recalled going out to lunch with Walton after a meeting in Bentonville: I hopped into Sam’s red pickup truck. No air-conditioning. Seats stained by coffee. And by the time I got to the restaurant, my shirt was soaked through and through. And that was Sam Walton; no airs [attempts to impress others], no pomposity [arrogance](Daniel Gross, Forbes Greatest Business Stories of All Times,(New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1996) p. 274).
An executive who joined Wal-Mart from Frito-Lay shared this story:“After I had joined the company, I still remember seeing Sam walk into the Home Office bathroom the same bathroom used by everybody else ... multi-billionaire Sam Walton didn’t have a private executive washroom. He used the same facilities that everybody else used.
Taylor, C."Lessons on Humility from the Life of Sam Walton". Web. 5/2009.
( cleverdude.com >
(ya moron).
No, you're the moron. We're not talking about Sam Walton imbecile. He was by all accounts a humble, everyday guy. We're talking about his heirs who are, unlike their father living large at the expense of their employees and also taxpayers who have to compensate for the low wages they pay by providing public assistance to their underpaid employees.
You're an idiot!
dem

United States

#1108540 Apr 2, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text>What you and your fellow libtards don't get is without the US being the world's peacekeeper the world will be burning in under ten years. Don't believe me? Read the news!!!!!
Another tea bag idiot caught between 'smaller government but bigger government military.'

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1108541 Apr 2, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> What you and your fellow libtards don't get is without the US being the world's peacekeeper the world will be burning in under ten years. Don't believe me? Read the news!!!!!


Another Flacktrodamus prediction.

I'm still waiting for that stock market crash when the Fed talked about cutbacks on their program.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1108542 Apr 2, 2014
dem wrote:
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Another tea bag idiot caught between 'smaller government but bigger government military.'
Here's a clue demwit!!! The defense of the country is in the constitution. All your libtard socialist trash is not. Learn something for a change!
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1108543 Apr 2, 2014
Ghost in the Darkness wrote:
<quoted text>You right wingnuts are, true United States Citizens. You have the knack for involving yourselves in other peoples business.. I don't agree with plenty of these modern political ideologies, but i'm not ignorant, or arrogant enough to, subject everyone else to my way of thinking. It's almost as if, you all would rather live under the illusion of freedom, than actually be free. Which in turn makes you free & dumb! Stay out of other peoples busines!
Mornin' sock master Grey Ghost.

You just described you leftwingnuts. You morons want to tell mothers they must breastfeed, how many ounces of soda they can purchase, spy on peoples phone calls, text messages, email and internet use. You also want to tell them they must have health insurance, lie about being able to keep their doctors and force 50 year old woman to have maternity coverage.

The list goes on and on, fascist commie.

You are a complete moron.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1108544 Apr 2, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Another Flacktrodamus prediction.
I'm still waiting for that stock market crash when the Fed talked about cutbacks on their program.
Oh it's coming. The longer the wait the bigger the crash. At this point anything could set it off. Just like wheat prices did back in 29.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1108545 Apr 2, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Here's a clue demwit!!! The defense of the country is in the constitution. All your libtard socialist trash is not. Learn something for a change!
Were in the Constitution is policing the world?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1108546 Apr 2, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Were in the Constitution is policing the world?
Where in the world is your common sense?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1108547 Apr 2, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Were in the Constitution is policing the world?
Ask Democrat Bill Clinton. He must have found it when he intervened in the Balkans/Serbia, nitwit. Don't you remember the bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, weasel boy?

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1108548 Apr 2, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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Read the tables posted later...no these revenues collected as taxes doesn't cover the cost
The other source is reducing payments to Medicare providers which the Congress votes to suspend every year. Not going to happen. The bill is NOT funded.
Man, I am happy I am not so freaked out by Leftie sites that they live rent free in my head like you do those on the right. Too funny-you dolt!
1) I see you are still lying about those tables refusing to see that these represent only a portion of the ACA & you ignore where the CBO said that the ACA is still fully funded & decreases the deficit.

2) The doc-fix has nothing to do with the ACA. The idea you think it does is just another example of how stupid & uninformed you are.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1108549 Apr 2, 2014
harmonious wrote:
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Seniors pay close to a billion dollars a year for part D, mooches like you pay nothing.
The 74% that they don't pay gets added to the deficit.

Basically for eery billion seniors pay in premiums, etc, 43 billion is added to the debt.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1108550 Apr 2, 2014
harmonious wrote:
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A big fat lie if ever there was one, Ostupidakare will cost taxpayers hundreds of billions. Mark my words Dopey and prepare your excuses.
The only big fat lie is you.

The CBO said the ACA will decrease the deficit

That is a fact.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1108551 Apr 2, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
Thanks for being honest. You are not on Medicare, you depend on Medicaid.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
EEd hates paying taxes & supporting his country so much he can't fathom that some people pay taxes without constantly whining about it.

Eed is on the govern,et dole & has the nerve to lie about others.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1108552 Apr 2, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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Country or the public?
I support my country which is run by elected officials that win free elections.

Unlike you, I don't quit supporting my country because there is a President I do not like.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1108553 Apr 2, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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The only big fat lie is you.
The CBO said the ACA will decrease the deficit
That is a fact.
People like you are simply too stupid to argue with.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1108555 Apr 2, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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It is NEVER going to happen Dave as the Dems used the cut in pay-outs for Medicare providers as major part of the funding of the bill.
Every year Congress votes to suspend these cuts. We cannot leave our elderly without providers.
Then you take a look at the est revenues (that doesn't cover the cost) and you see more bloated numbers. These are based on people actually paying the fine. The IRS cannot "collect" the fine but can only reduce it from any returns. Those who pay taxes in or untouchable.
We are not talking fairy tales here but reality-this bill is not funded!
Another dumbass uninformed ignorant loud mouthed right whiner who has no clue.

1) The ACA actually increased medicare payments to doctors.

2)_ The Doc Fox has nothing to do with the ACA. It has to do with a bill passed in the 90's.

3) The CBO aid the ACA reduces the deficit which means it is fully funded.

You people are dumber than sh*t.

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