Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1779914 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#971797 Aug 28, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>Negroes why the jim crow term negro slipping back in tyme
right wing racists are the reason.

too bad it's backfiring.
Anthony W

New York, NY

#971798 Aug 28, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>O'bama will pretend he is Martin Luther King today--don't worry he will tell the world he is MLK.
Oh COME ON NOW!!! Just because he'll have his face plastered next to King up on the podium in all the rewritten history books doesn't mean he says he IS MLK.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#971799 Aug 28, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Back to the issue and current events....
The war in Syria is between the pro-Iranian Assad government (Shi'ite) and an invading Al Qaeda jihad (Suni).
The winner of that war will have chemical weapons facilities and stores.
Who here wants Al Qaeda to have chemical weapons to use in their terrorist attacks here?
Russia will give Assad the most modern anti-ship missile systems they have. These systems are just as good as ours. It is a certainty US ships will be hit by these missiles. It is a certainty US sailors will be killed. It is likely US ships will be sunk. It is certain the aircraft carrier will be the most significant target, and these missiles are capable of sinking it.
Who here wants perhaps thousands of US sailors killed just so Obama can help Al Qaeda acquire chemical weapons?
If we have to become involved, we should kill the existing enemy of the United States. We should help Assad kill the invading Al Qaeda Suni jihad army.
Otherwise, there should be no US involvement.
sorry, not playing your game today. the uber-troll thing is wearing thin.

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#971800 Aug 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Why Republicans Are Starting to Love Health Reform
Turns out a lot of Republicans love Obamacare. Or at least, they like coverage for their kids, health-care rebates and a ban on denying coverage for preexisting conditions.
In the old days, they used to say that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. When it comes to health insurance, it seems a liberal is a conservative who has been mugged by an illness.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08...
sorry i had to post it again.
wait. why again? oh yeah, ilk and their stupidity.
So, why are they trying to exempt themselves from ObamaKare?
What Congressman went to Congress without existing health insurance?

Why does every Democrat in Congress hate ObamaKare?
Anthony W

New York, NY

#971801 Aug 28, 2013
If Obama had a War, it would look just like Syria.

Well actually, Syria is Obama’s Third Iraq, but who's counting? wink, wink--the MS media? wink, wink.

President Obama has made his entire career off of not being George W. Bush.

During his shockingly fast political rise, he differentiated himself by claiming that he had stood alone against the warmongers who wanted to depose Saddam Hussein (never mind that he wasn't in Congress at the time).

During the 2008 campaign, he claimed that he wouldn't be the kind of president who would enter America into open-ended conflicts without true American interests at stake. Iraq, he said, was the bad war; Afghanistan was the good war.

Well, so much for that. First there was Iraq-Libya, then Iraq-Egypt and now in Iraq-Syria, President Obama has decided to double-down in his support of the al-Qaida-led opposition to the Bashar Assad regime. Never mind that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Assad a "reformer." Never mind that Russia and China oppose action against Assad, and that the Obama administration had announced a new era of international cooperation with both countries.
"Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should heed U.S. warnings to neither use nor move chemical or biological weapons, lest he risk crossing a 'red line' and provoke a U.S. military response," Obama said.

And so now America will likely embark on another episode of swashbuckling Democrat-led interventionism in a part of the world in which America has no friends. At least President Bush went to Congress for authorization to use force in Iraq.

President Obama's imperialistic ambitions match his imperial attitude toward the executive office:
He needs no Congressional approval, and so he will seek no Congressional approval.
In Libya, Obama never bothered to ask Congress to sign off on a no-fly zone; instead, he simply put the military in place, then ignored Congressional deadlines for a cut-off.
In Egypt, Obama has avoided declaring the current Egyptian military coup a coup -- and yet Obama is apparently ready to cut off aid regardless, meaning that he wants to avoid any sort of Congressional control over his decision-making.

Now, in Syria, Obama is readying the missiles, despite the fact that just 9 percent of Americans want America to intervene in Syria.

Why you ask? Because for Obama, personal pride is at stake.

Obama once accused George W. Bush of a petty obsession with Saddam Hussein and Iraq.
But at least America had interests in Iraq ranging from preventing terrorism to quashing threats to American oil flow. America has no such interests in Syria.

President Obama is intervening in Syria for one reason: He wants to. He wants to because he set down a "red line" on the use of chemical weapons in Syria; he wants to because he is sick of being seen as a lead-from-behind world ninny; he wants to because he believes that his personal influence trumps the Islamism of the enemies we now fund and arm.

Most of all, President Obama wants to intervene in Syria because we have no interests in Syria.

This has become a running theme with Democrat-led wars. American interests in Yugoslavia were non-existent. American interests in Somalia were non-existent.

For Democrats, the virtuous war is the war in which America has nothing to gain -- except, of course, glory for the occupant of the White House.

President Bush could rightly be accused of wanting to remake the Middle East in the American image.

President Obama wants to make the Middle East over in his own image, unblemished by considerations about America. A new world. A world without American hegemony. And he'll use American force to do it.

And the MS media will still be asking the easy questions and getting tingles up and down their legs. Now, if this WAS Bush, that would be a horse of a different color (pun intended).

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#971802 Aug 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Why Republicans Are Starting to Love Health Reform
Turns out a lot of Republicans love Obamacare. Or at least, they like coverage for their kids, health-care rebates and a ban on denying coverage for preexisting conditions.
In the old days, they used to say that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. When it comes to health insurance, it seems a liberal is a conservative who has been mugged by an illness.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08...
sorry i had to post it again.
wait. why again? oh yeah, ilk and their stupidity.
Another communist rag source?
WOW

New York, NY

#971803 Aug 28, 2013
This movie was a lie when you read the real story oprah made a bigotted movie in a mask The Butler is a fictionalized account of the life of Eugene Allen, a man who served as a White House butler from the Harry Truman through Ronald Reagan administrations. This story could be interesting on many levels but in the hands of the ham fisted and black hating Daniels the civil rights movement is in the end just a useful backdrop for absolving white people of any guilt.

Daniels does know what makes for an engaging film and it is this skill that makes The Butler so insidious. He cleverly depicts how the lead character, named Cecil Gaines for the purposes of the movie, must escape from the cruelty of Jim Crow era South, where America’s apartheid took shape. Most of the black actors in the film are talented and popular audience favorites. The combination of seeing our experiences validated in an entertaining film guarantees box office success.

“Lee Daniels’ The Butler is a train wreck of a film which leaves a bad taste for anyone even dimly aware of the basic facts of American history.”

It is true to this very day that black people show two faces, or in the case of people like the Gaines character, only one face, not being allowed to be fully human when interacting with white people who have power over them. Having seen lynching and terror, Gaines is fearful for himself and for his son who chooses to be in the forefront of the black freedom movement.

What might have made for an intriguing dynamic is turned into a hodge podge of phony hopefulness about how the “good negro” inspires white people to do the right thing. Movies of course depend on some degree of dramatic license. But it is absurd in the extreme for the Gaines character to literally be serving breakfast to presidents and their top staff people as they discuss what to do in Little Rock, Selma or Birmingham.

Every president in the movie confesses his sins to the magical Cecil and then tries his best to help the Negro. In fact, however much or little any of these presidents did was dependent upon the intensity of the struggle among the masses of people and not by their liking of any domestic worker. Yet the Lee Daniels butler inspires Eisenhower to send troops to integrate Central High School in Little Rock. John F. Kennedy spent most of his term in office looking for ways to placate the Dixiecrats. He and his brother Robert were opposed to the March on Washington and any other actions that might force them to do the right thing. As for the Freedom Riders, Kennedy asked an aide,“Can’t you get your goddamned friends off those buses?” In the end he was forced by the demands made in the streets to finally give a speech in support of a civil rights bill.

Level 1

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#971804 Aug 28, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>what your article says is that Republicans are against shutting the government down to defund O'bamashitcare. That would be correct. But are for defunding O'bamashitcare.
80 Republicans in the House already committed to shutting down Government if ACA funding is included.

12 in the Senate have signed a similar pledge.

Yep, Republicans are digging their own grave. Now to avoid a shutdown, the House will need Democrat votes which will mean the bill will need to be more to the liking of Democrats.

Smooth move Republicans.
WOW

New York, NY

#971805 Aug 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
right wing racists are the reason.
too bad it's backfiring.
On you lololhahahaha

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#971806 Aug 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
sorry, not playing your game today. the uber-troll thing is wearing thin.
That is usually interpreted as "Not paying attention to facts today. You're using too much common sense."

Back to the issue and current events....
The war in Syria is between the pro-Iranian Assad government (Shi'ite) and an invading Al Qaeda jihad (Suni).
The winner of that war will have chemical weapons facilities and stores.
Who here wants Al Qaeda to have chemical weapons to use in their terrorist attacks here?
Russia will give Assad the most modern anti-ship missile systems they have. These systems are just as good as ours. It is a certainty US ships will be hit by these missiles. It is a certainty US sailors will be killed. It is likely US ships will be sunk. It is certain the aircraft carrier will be the most significant target, and these missiles are capable of sinking it.
Who here wants perhaps thousands of US sailors killed just so Obama can help Al Qaeda acquire chemical weapons?
If we have to become involved, we should kill the existing enemy of the United States. We should help Assad kill the invading Al Qaeda Suni jihad army.
Otherwise, there should be no US involvement.
WOW

New York, NY

#971807 Aug 28, 2013
I love the Hypocritical racism and bigotry from the obama supporters after 8 years they will only have a Photo signed with autopen ans copied hahahahahahahahlolololo gay is the new Black hahahahlololololthe obama supporter have embraced bigotry to cover obmas failed presidency

Level 1

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#971808 Aug 28, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
For the very ignorant students in the class:
The value of health care coverage provided by your employer is now reported in Box 12 with Code DD to identify the amount. The amount reported in the box should include both the portion paid by your employer and any amount paid in by you.
Prior to ObamaKare, this wasn't on the W-2.
So why is this information showing up on your form W-2 now? Under ObamaKare, most employers must now report the cost of your health care plan. A few small businesses have received an exemption from reporting under the transitional relief subjectively offered by IRS.
If it's on the W-2, it's already taxable, dumbass. The only thing that's required is the order given to the IRS to apply a tax. I'm thinking that will happen in 2017. It doesn't really matter who wins, as far as this goes. The government has been driven so far into debt, it will have to use any excuse it has to get revenue. With the economic "recovery" putting 5 people into poverty and being supported by the government for every tax payer it generates, the IRS will be given the order to count the health care benefit as taxable income.
Do you ever know anything about what comes out of your mouth?
I knew you were a f*cking idiot but really, you can't possible be this GD dumb.

You just admitted healthcare benefits are not taxable.

You just admitted there are no plans to make it taxaible.

My God what a fool you are.

I

Since: Aug 13

Harrodsburg, KY

#971809 Aug 28, 2013
good. I am SURE you didn't hear the whole conversation. Please don't go there. Also ther are some blacks who didn't vote because they didnt like either men, there are some blacks who voted for McCain.
TheIndependentMa jority

Brodhead, KY

#971810 Aug 28, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Wow, Methmouth, just when I thought you couldn't possible get any more ignorant, "there you go again." Ships on the GROUNDS of...why don't ya' go elect Turtle McConnell again or run Rand for POTUS? Got teeth?
Too bad for you old hag huh-UNlike your rabid, no doubt pre-manufactured fangs--My teeth are REAL.

Do you do yer fat arse doggy yap tricks with them in, or just when out?
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#971812 Aug 28, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>And one of you violent, racist, ignorant rednecks with three names shot him for it...
Oh, "hi" stankagash. Did you hug your little pickaninny today? Better watch to make sure he doesnt pick the crack out of your pocket, those skills start young in that group....
TheIndependentMa jority

Brodhead, KY

#971813 Aug 28, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>And one of you violent, racist, ignorant rednecks with three names shot him for it...
Kinda like-
Lump and labelduhm, ignorant endentured, bigot say what?

Level 1

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#971814 Aug 28, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps you would like to respond to the content of the post. Here it is again for your convenient reference. Please identify any statement that isn't accurate:
Just one example:
Before President Barack Obama departed for Israel earlier this year, he took time to consult with Mohamed Magid.
White House officials have praised Magid's organization, ISNA, as a pillar of the American-Muslim community.
We know from the Muslim Brotherhood's own documents that ISNA is a Muslim Brotherhood front -- they say that explicitly in one of their 1991 secret memos. Internal Muslim Brotherhood documents, captured by the FBI, name ISNA as one of 29 American-Muslim organizations with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
They said their work in America is “a kind of grand jihad, in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.”
Obama is a key player in this “grand jihad”.
ISNA began in 1982 in Plainfield, Ind. A founding member, Sami al Arian, was convicted in a U.S. federal court of conspiring to support the terror group, Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Adurahman Alamoudi also worked closely with ISNA for years. He's currently serving a federal prison sentence for funding al Qaeda.
ISNA's founders were even given a tour of the White House in March 2013.
In short, Obama is part of the jihad, and is working toward the destruction of the evil United States.
Perhaps that explains why Iraq devolved into chaos and the Taliban are once again a threat in Afghanistan, and Al Qaeda went from hiding in caves to taking over countries since Obama was made president.
Your content is crap. There are no facts relating to your claim that Obama backs the Muslim Brotherhood.

You & Glenn Beck, two turds in the same toilet bowl.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#971815 Aug 28, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
So, why are they trying to exempt themselves from ObamaKare?
What Congressman went to Congress without existing health insurance?
Why does every Democrat in Congress hate ObamaKare?
The Commonwealth Fund last week released an interesting study (PDF) of young people and Obamacare. It found that between 2011 and 2013, the number of people aged 19 to 25 who had been on a parent’s health insurance plan in the previous year rose from 13.7 million to 15 million.“Of the 15 million young adults on a parent’s plan, an estimated 7.8 million likely would not have been eligible to enroll in that plan prior to the Affordable Care Act,” the Commonwealth Fund reported. The report also found that Republicans were more into this provision of the ACA than Democrats. In March 2013, 73 percent of young Republicans surveyed had heard of the provision, compared with 63 percent of Democratic youths. Maybe it’s because they were more likely to be benefitting from the expansion.“In March 2013, 63 percent of Republican young adults had enrolled in a parents’ policy, compared with 45 percent of Democrats,” the report said.

Rebates are a second, apparently non-objectionable component of Obamacare that has already kicked in. The ACA set standards for the insurance industry, stipulating that firms must spend a certain amount (80 percent) of the premiums they collect on patient care. Under Obamacare, insurers that choose to spend more money on administration, or marketing, or salaries, or dividends have to send rebates to customers. This summer, the first rebates were sent out, some $500 million to 8 million Americans. Now, these rebates are likely to have been shipped disproportionately to Republican households—those with high-end, employee-subsidized coverage. But I haven’t been able to turn up any examples of people refusing thechecks, or sending them back, or burning them—an act FreedomWorks is suggesting people do to their fictional “Obamacare cards.”(If you did burn your Obamacare rebate check, please tweet at me:@grossdm I’d love to speak with you.) Republicans, like Democrats, enjoy receiving checks in the mail.

Then there’s the case of pre-existing conditions—another aspect of Obamacare that is popular among some Republicans. In the old days, they used to say that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. When it comes to health insurance, it seems a liberal is a conservative who has been mugged by an illness. After having a devastating stroke in 2012, Sen. Mark Kirk had an epiphany about the inadequacy of rehabilitation services for poor people.“My concern is what happens if you have a stroke and you’re not in the U.S. Senate, and you have no insurance and no income,” he told National Journal.“That’s the question I have been asking, and the reality is that if you’re on Illinois Medicaid and are a stroke survivor, you will get just five visits to the rehab specialist.”

....even as they cavil about ripping up Obamacare, and hence the ban on pre-existing conditions, it is common to hear some Republicans speak kindly of the ban.

This is a dynamic we’ve seen over and over again in the past 80 years. Republicans shriek, cry socialism, and offer full resistance to any effort to expand social insurance. Then, after a certain amount of time passes and social insurance measures become popular and effective, they stand foursquare behind them and demand they be protected. Every single stinking component of FDR’s New Deal was a disaster, but don’t you dare touch Social Security! Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society program was a debacle, but keep the government out of Medicare!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08...
WOW

New York, NY

#971816 Aug 28, 2013
Simmons did a lot to promote the word N***er thanks rus Lee Daniels and Russell Simmons are also in high places. They get the deals to create images of black life because they can be replied upon to do the right thing by white people. Russell Simmons is a bottom feeder who didn’t even know how to be smooth with his slander. Lee Daniels is made of sterner stuff and knows what black people want to see. We want to see black people on screen who do great things even if it is just getting a raise for the domestic help or sneering at the struggles of young people when they try to change the system.

After being properly scolded for the sex tape horror, Simmons removed the sex tape from his site and now says he has plans to produce biographies of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. He probably has no real interest in doing this but for the sake of argument he must be treated as if he does. He can’t be trusted with our image ever again and must never be allowed to live down this shameful episode.

Daniels will probably get more movie deals and more opportunities to create outwardly uplifting fare that is in reality anything but. He is equally untrustworthy but more dangerous. He is after all the man who gave us Precious.

Black celebrities cannot be given a pass to treat us any way they want but the yearning for black success is still quite strong. As with politicians and other misleaders, they get consideration where none is deserved. Hopefully there will be no more black historical figures in sex tapes or white people being given phony and undue credit, at least not for a while. Two such episodes in one week is simply too much.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#971817 Aug 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
If you don't want me to talk about race, quit posting racial slurs. It is that simple.
How can I be a race baiter when I respond to posts with racal slurs.
Even a dumbass racist f*ck like you should be able to figure that out.
"Waaaaaaaaaahhhhh"!! !!!!

Do you think you'll 2742ever outgrow the diaper stage, crybaby chimp?

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