Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1374636 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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#897858 May 6, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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Dumb Dave says: "There was no lie from the White House."
Translation: "I believe anything."
Dave doesn't believe anything, you'd have to be sentient to believe something. dave is an obamabot, running on remote control.

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#897859 May 6, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Who was the CIA station chief in Benghazi? shinningelectr0n puzzled queried , "Correct. No one knows."Congressional Republicans and conservative commentators alike have spent weeks wondering just who edited the now infamous talking points, accusing officials across the Obama administration of lying to cover-up the truth about Benghazi. Instead, what they have labeled a political decision to play down the role of al Qaeda by the Obama administration was actually a much more complicated process:
The officials said the first draft of the talking points had a reference to al Qaeda but it was removed by the Central Intelligence Agency, to protect sources and protect investigations, before the talking points were shared with the White House. No evidence has so far emerged that the White House interfered to tone down the public intelligence assessment, despite the attention the charge has received.
Edits and revisions of estimates continued on even as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice was preparing to make her appearances on several Sunday morning news shows to discuss them on Sept. 16:
On Sept. 15, Michael Morell, then CIA deputy director and now acting director, spoke with the CIA station chief in Tripoli, who expressed concern that the agency’s reporting was off the mark. The station chief said there was no protest ongoing at the time of the attack, and he didn’t think the attack was spontaneous. Mr. Morell asked the chief to summarize his views in an email so the analysts at Langley could evaluate his take along with more than a dozen other internal intelligence reports, Mr. Morell later told lawmakers.
Officials placed the talking points that day in a binder that was hand-delivered to Ms. Rice at around 8 p.m. at her home in Washington, where she was making last-minute preparations before making the rounds of the news shows the following morning.
In addition, despite repeated right-wing insistence that the Obama administration mislead the public about the role an anti-Islam video played in the launch of the attack, the new story makes clear that members of the intelligence community “still believe the attack was inspired in part by the earlier protest in Cairo over the video.”
This new reporting solidifies previous stories that tanked Republican theories of official cover-up" http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/12/04/...
You need to read more than just left wing website.
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#897860 May 6, 2013
The RNC’s Block-and-Blame Game

There’s chutzpah, and then there’s rank hypocrisy.

The RNC released a slick but cynical Web ad this week commemorating the first 100 days of President Obama’s second term. Politics ain’t beanbag, and no one expected their assessment would be sunshine and light. But there’s a particularly low place for folks who block and then blame—in this case, intimating with mock sadness that the president is legislatively impotent for failing to pass universal background checks in the wake of the Sandy Hook slaughter.

Reality check: 41 Republican senators (and five Democrats) voted against the bipartisan compromise bill crafted by Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Joe Manchin. And among Republicans controlling the House, the modest background check bill—supported by 90 percent of Americans—was considered DOA.

This affront to common sense and common decency is difficult to defend. And so the RNC response is to blame the president for a failure to lead, despite that his bipartisan outreach was rejected by most Republicans.

Don’t take my word for it—listen to Pat Toomey:“In the end it didn’t pass because we’re so politicized,” Toomey told the Times Herald editorial board.“There were some on my side who did not want to be seen helping the president do something he wanted to get done, just because the president wanted to do it.”

This is ugly stuff, deeply self-defeating to the cause of self-government. It is also the new normal. Now polls show that you reap what you sow: Republicans face a credibility gap based on the perception that they are too inflexible and unwilling to compromise. And so the apparent solution struck at the RNC is to skip over the facts as if we all have the attention span of gnats.

But in the wake of the Senate rejection of universal background checks, we already see that Republican senators from swing states who voted against the bill are facing a backlash, while red-state Democrats who took the risk of voting for the bill are seeing a boost in their political fortunes. The lesson is that we do pay attention—especially if there is a moral dimension and frustration over popular will being ignored.

There are plenty of credible criticisms of President Obama, specifically arguments that he didn’t have enough executive experience or Washington experience to lead effectively before entering the Oval Office. But the hyperpartisan impulse to oppose policies that Republicans have supported in the past simply because President Obama supports them has been the story of this administration in too many of its dealings with Congress. From the adoption of the Heritage Foundation–proposed and Romney-implemented individual mandate for health-care reform to the president’s proposal of entitlement reform that has so far been unable to provoke an equal Republican response to achieve a grand bargain, the outreach is too often one-sided and unreciprocated.

For conservatives to block bipartisan bills as a matter of strategy and then blame the president for the failure to achieve progress is the height of hypocrisy. The subsequent media rush to debate whether the president is a lame duck is itself a lazy taking of the bait, reflecting that desire to fast-forward to the 2016 campaign rather than stay focused on the matter at hand: covering governing, with accountability intact.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05...

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#897861 May 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So, no one in Government spoke to Hicks concerning the attacks. No one in the State Department? He at in Tripoli & was silent & never checked in or nothing.
Here's a quotation mark excuse for you, dumb dave

"Throughout the night, sources say Americans on the ground in Libya at times felt helpless and abandoned.

"We relied on Washington for dispassionate assessment," one eyewitness told CBS News. "Instead, they [Washington officials] were asking us what help we needed. We answered:'Send reinforcements!' "

But they were told immediate help wasn't available.

Embassy personnel say they repeatedly asked the Defense Attache on site in Tripoli for military assistance.

"Isn't there anything available?" one Embassy official says he asked. "But the answer was 'no.'"

"What about Aviano?" the official pressed, referencing the NATO air base with US assets in northeastern Italy. "No," was the answer."
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#897862 May 6, 2013
A Syrian War Would Be an Inexplicable Blunder

....Keller’s main claim is that “Syria is not Iraq,” but with respect to the most important questions it’s not really true. The Iraq war was unnecessary and illegal, and a Syrian war would likewise one that the U.S. is choosing to fight in clear violation of international law. Unlike Iraq, there would be no fig leaf of a Security Council resolution that hawks could hide behind to defend the war, and there would likely be even less multilateral support for a Syrian war than there was for the invasion of Iraq. As absurd as it was, the so-called “coalition of the willing” included dozens of countries that were at least willing to offer token assistance. The U.S. will be lucky if it can get more than a half-dozen collaborators in launching a new war in Syria. The Iraq war was a horrible blunder that grew out of more than a decade of bad Iraq policy. That doesn’t excuse the blunder, but it helps to explain how it could have happened. If the U.S. yields to the impulse to “do something” in Syria in spite of the experience of the last decade, it will be an equally serious blunder, but it will also be an inexplicable one.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
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#897863 May 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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You need to read more than just left wing website.
A new report in the Wall Street Journal....

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/12/04/...

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#897864 May 6, 2013
TSM wrote:
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RealDave Obama and Liberals/Democrats can’t take Credit for the success of Wall St/Corp America (That’s Capitalism At Work!!) Remember Obama and Liberals/Democrats along with OWS targeted (Capitalism) as Evil the Fat Cats/ Greedy but with all of their efforts to Demonize “Wall St” they become Wealthier under this President than any previous president! Ouch!!
The idea that Democrats or Obama don't like capitalism s a myth portrayed by feeble minded right whiners like you. As a business owner, I like capitalism.

Now, I don't like corporations that pollute, risk our financial system well being for greed, or Kill, injure & sicken people because they found a cheaper ingredient. I don't like corporations that send American jobs overseas or opt to shut down some of their manufacturing facilities here in order to save a couple pennies buying those items overseas. I also don't like corporations that fund fake organizations for their own profit, like gun manufacturers and the NRA. I don;t like companies that cut the pay of workers & threaten to shut down unless workers agree to make less while doling out millions in raises & bonuses to their upper manager, like Hostess. I don't like companies that buy out a competitor promising to keep the plant running with current employees and then walk in the day following signing the papers & announce everyone s fired (happened locally with Gibbles Potato Chips).

so yes, I like capitalism but to think there are no "evil" corporations is just .....well...just .......Republican.

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#897865 May 6, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Yeah but who provides for the payment for the care moron? Insurance companies and/or the government. Without the payments there is no care.
You're an idiot!
Hmmmm....when i had to take my son to the hospital, I paid the bill out of pocket.

Stupid liberals can provide for themselves, they need insurance companies or the government to do it.

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#897866 May 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Dave doesn't believe anything, you'd have to be sentient to believe something. dave is an obamabot, running on remote control.
That is not true,. I believe that you're a blithering idiot.

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#897867 May 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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When the stock market was doing well under Bush, each & every right whiner were bragging & using its success as a sign how well Bush & the economy was doing.
Now I get to laugh my ass off at Leadass Lou & all the right whiner who now argue how it is irrelevant.
Dumb dave expects us to believe he talked to "each and every right winger". Liberals are so stupid.

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#897868 May 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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no one laughs at motherjones nutjobs. no one cares.
but show up on FOX and play the 'agree with everything the FOX talking head says(or get your mic shut off)' game and you've instantly become another joke to be shared by all in the real media.
Did you see where the huffpo said Fox was the most believable?

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#897869 May 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Here's a quotation mark excuse for you, dumb dave
"Throughout the night, sources say Americans on the ground in Libya at times felt helpless and abandoned.
"We relied on Washington for dispassionate assessment," one eyewitness told CBS News. "Instead, they [Washington officials] were asking us what help we needed. We answered:'Send reinforcements!' "
But they were told immediate help wasn't available.
Embassy personnel say they repeatedly asked the Defense Attache on site in Tripoli for military assistance.
"Isn't there anything available?" one Embassy official says he asked. "But the answer was 'no.'"
"What about Aviano?" the official pressed, referencing the NATO air base with US assets in northeastern Italy. "No," was the answer."
If they were in Benhazi, then they knew there was no immediate help. Reinforcements did come rom Tripoli.

This was already covered in the news.

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#897870 May 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Here's a quotation mark excuse for you, dumb dave
"Throughout the night, sources say Americans on the ground in Libya at times felt helpless and abandoned.
"We relied on Washington for dispassionate assessment," one eyewitness told CBS News. "Instead, they [Washington officials] were asking us what help we needed. We answered:'Send reinforcements!' "
But they were told immediate help wasn't available.
Embassy personnel say they repeatedly asked the Defense Attache on site in Tripoli for military assistance.
"Isn't there anything available?" one Embassy official says he asked. "But the answer was 'no.'"
"What about Aviano?" the official pressed, referencing the NATO air base with US assets in northeastern Italy. "No," was the answer."
Heads are gonna roll on this one. If it finds it's way to the top it will be Watergate all over again.
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Saint Petersburg, FL

#897871 May 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Did you see where the huffpo said Fox was the most believable?
sonicfiller's eyes are useless when his mind is blind...

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#897872 May 6, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Dream on, abdul. Not too much on the uptake, huh?:-)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The U.S. population's distribution by race and ethnicity in 2010 was as follows- due to rounding, figures may not add up to the totals shown:[47]
Race / Ethnicity Number Percentage of U.S. population
White or European American 223,553,265 72.4 %
Black or African American 38,929,319 12.6 %
Asian American 14,674,252 4.8 %
American Indian or Alaska Native 2,932,248 0.9 %
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 540,013 0.2 %
Some other race 19,107,368 6.2 %
Two or more races 9,009,073 2.9 %
(72.4%= 63.7% "White + Not Hispanic or Latino" + 8.7% "White + Hispanic or Latino").
Wonder how long it's going to take the black and Hispanic population to figure out Democrats only care about them for their votes and once they have their votes they don't care about them.

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#897873 May 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Here's a quotation mark excuse for you, dumb dave
"Throughout the night, sources say Americans on the ground in Libya at times felt helpless and abandoned.
"We relied on Washington for dispassionate assessment," one eyewitness told CBS News. "Instead, they [Washington officials] were asking us what help we needed. We answered:'Send reinforcements!' "
But they were told immediate help wasn't available.
Embassy personnel say they repeatedly asked the Defense Attache on site in Tripoli for military assistance.
"Isn't there anything available?" one Embassy official says he asked. "But the answer was 'no.'"
"What about Aviano?" the official pressed, referencing the NATO air base with US assets in northeastern Italy. "No," was the answer."
It's a damn shame those people had to die because of Obama's campaign slogan 'GM is alive, Bin Ladin is dead'. After all that slogan doesn't work if there is terrorist attack right before the election. They thought they could hide it. We all know that is happened.

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#897874 May 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Because they have nothing else to talk about.
What do you suggest they talk about...some honey boo boo wedding? You're pathetic.
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#897875 May 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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That is not true,. I believe that you're a blithering idiot.
You can fake your smiles and laughter you moron, but can never fake your ignorance and stupid RealDave..

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#897877 May 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time...
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/28/in...
only way to change that is to find someone that old white voters will vote for.
Rubio/Jindal 2016!
Gee I wonder why? so you think you democrats have the answer to keeping the White House? Just run a black guy! WOW! And they call us racist.

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#897879 May 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Neo-Nazi woman begins murder trial in Germany as protesters rally outside courthouse
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/06/neo-naz...
"A Boca Raton woman has recently been arrested for supposedly driving under the influence."

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