Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1498708 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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Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1094569 Mar 10, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Gaining your respect would be as easy as pretending to be as stupid as you are, but character is a genetic malfunction with you baggers. I will continue to be my own person where common sense and the facts dictate my actions. Hate, racism, misery and your brand of moralistic [lack there of] behavior propels your daily monotonous posts.
This idiot always talks to himself.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1094570 Mar 10, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you still waving your Pink Flag Of Surrender there, missy?
Hee, Hee, Hee.
Reliving your life daily on here has to be a miserable way to exist? Huh pecker breath?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1094571 Mar 10, 2014
Flashback, 2008: When A Russian Invasion Made Fox News Shrug

Fox News' message to America then? Just relax. There's nothing the U.S. can do about Russia invading its sovereign neighbor and it will all be over soon.

Bill O'Reilly agreed with the laissez-faire analysis. "Even if President Bush wanted to help Georgia we simply don't have the ground forces to do it," said O'Reilly on August 11.
"And confronting the Russians in the air would lead to major hostilities that the USA cannot afford right now."

Even Fox's usually bellicose, right-wing think tank commentators demurred. "There's no easy answer; there's only tough choices," said the Heritage Foundation's Peter Brookes on August 12, 2008. "Russia is a tough nut to crack."

Indeed.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/03/04/flash...

there seem to be no limits to FOX hypocrisy.

but no wonder you old right wing hypocrites love it so much.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1094572 Mar 10, 2014
so whilst DB, in the grand Bush/Cheney style, fear mongers...

“War is Good for Business”: U.S. is the Largest Military Spender Worldwide. Austerity for Americans, Billions for the Military

According to a report just released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), world military expenditures in 2012 totaled $1.75 trillion. And, the report revealed that, as in all recent decades, the world’s biggest military spender by far was the U.S. government, whose expenditures for war and preparations for war amounted to $682 billion — 39 percent of the global total.

The United States spent more than four times as much on the military as China (the number two big spender) and more than seven times as much as Russia (which ranked third). Although the military expenditures of the United States dipped a bit in 2012, largely thanks to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, they remained 69 percent higher than in 2001.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/war-is-good-for-...

looks to me like we need to cut military spending. and no, not like the way the GOP does it.

Senate GOP Blocks Veterans Benefits Bill

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/02/...
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1094573 Mar 10, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
This idiot always talks to himself.
What triggered a response from the forum moron, was it the word stupid? Anytime the word stupid comes up all the baggers get defensive. It's like talking about their mama.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1094574 Mar 10, 2014
Obama’s response to Russian invasion not that different from Bush’s

http://thelead.blogs.cnn.com/2014/03/05/obama...

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1094576 Mar 10, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
proving the ignorance of your 'source".....
The “Emboldening” Fantasy
Rice’s op-ed incorporates every stale, hawkish cliche that has been used in connection with recent events, and in so doing serves to remind us how mistaken or meaningless these arguments are. One of the most common and annoying claims in every hawkish argument regardless of subject is the warning that a lack of “leadership” will “embolden” other actors. No one ever has to prove that such “emboldening” has occurred, and there is no attempt to account for the agency and priorities of other governments. If another state does something Washington opposes, it is simply taken for granted that this is because the U.S. somehow encouraged it by not being activist and aggressive enough. If this claim is put under any scrutiny, it quickly falls apart.
The first error that hawks make is to pretend that foreign governments perceive U.S. actions in the same way that they do. If the U.S. falls short of their maximalist preferences in one or two places, they conclude that the U.S. appears “weak,” but this is usually not how everyone else see things. If they believe that the U.S. has been insufficiently “active” in Syria, for example, they assume that adversaries and rivals perceive the U.S. role in the same way, but that isn’t the case. If anything, Russia and Iran tend to imagine an American hand behind events whether it is there or not, and they usually overstate or invent the American role in developments that they oppose.
What Rice et al. perceive as “inaction” in Syria, Russia and Iran likely perceive as ongoing interference and hostility to their interests. The crisis in Ukraine also looks very different to Moscow than it does to the Westerners that have been agitating for an even larger and more active U.S. role. Western hawks were frustrated by how slow their governments were to throw their full support behind the protesters, and as usual wanted the U.S. and EU to take a much more adversarial and combative approach with Russia because they see Western governments as being far more passive than they want. However, Moscow doesn’t perceive the U.S. role in Ukraine to be a limited or benign one, and the toppling of Yanukovych has been fitted into their view that the protests were a Western-backed plot from the beginning. The idea that Russia would have responded less aggressively to the change in government if the U.S. had been giving the opposition even more encouragement and support is dangerously delusional, but that is what one has to believe in order to argue that the U.S.“emboldened” Moscow in Ukraine.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Needless to say, the last person who should be giving advice on how to manage relations with Russia successfully is the former Secretary of State from an administration that oversaw one of the worst periods in bilateral relations.
<spam>
<delusional>

"The 80s called and they want their foreign policy back."
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1094577 Mar 10, 2014
Slightly more Americans approve than disapprove of the way President Barack Obama has handled the crisis in Ukraine, according to a new poll.

A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday found 48 percent of Americans give the President a thumbs-up on his approach to the situation in Ukraine so far, while 43 percent disapprove and 9 percent remain unsure. The crisis has not affected Obama's overall job approval rating, which the poll found to be at 43-53 percent compared to 45-50 percent a month ago.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/slightl...

“Peace on Earth”

Level 4

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1094578 Mar 10, 2014
harmonious wrote:
<quoted text>
Wise up, dummy:
Americans died
Il Duce lied
so did Hillary:
Obama Linked Benghazi to Video 3 Days After CIA Eyewitnesses Confirmed No Protest There
December 31, 2012 - 9:44 PM
( CNSNews.com )- Three days after CIA and State Department eyewitnesses reported on Sept. 15 that there had been no protest in Benghazi, Libya, before terrorists attacked the U.S. diplomatic mission and a CIA facility there on Sept. 11, President Barack Obama and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney both publicly linked the attacks, which killed four Americans, to protests against an anti-Muslim video that had been posted on YouTube.
Carney did it at the White House press briefing on Tuesday, Sept. 18, and Obama did it later that same day in a taped interview with David Letterman.
However, according to a new report by the Senate Homeland Security Committee, personnel working at the CIA "Annex" in Benghazi on Sept. 11 reported on Sept. 15 that there had been no protest in Benghazi that day, and State Department security personnel who survived the Benghazi attacks told FBI interviewers on Sept. 15 and Sept. 16 that they, too, had seen no evidence of any protest before the attacks.
At the White House briefing on Sept. 18, Carney said that there was a protest in Benghazi on Sept. 11 against the anti-Muslim YouTube video and that the attacks there were "sparked" by protests. Obama, appearing on David Letterman’s show that same day, instantly referred to the video and called its maker a “shadowy character” when Letterman asked him what had happened in Benghazi.
Video recordings from the diplomatic mission’s closed-circuit television security system, according to the Senate Homeland Security Committee’s report, would also demonstrate that there had been no protest there before the terrorist attacks.
Obama and Hillary both lied, the LSM covered for them and he was re elected.
The LSM is dishonest and corrupt, they have no credibility, the are an arm of the Demorat party.
Why is it Rethugs always rely on cherry picked articles rather than make any attempt to fiind the truth?

The Senate report specifically states that the IC (intelligence community) did not share information with the White House until September 20th.

Pages 33-35, Senate Report on Benghazi:

"Moreover, it appears this reporting from those present during the attacks did
not make its way into assessments at CIA Headquarters, as the Deputy Director of
the Middle East and North Africa Analysis Office at CIA wrote an internal email,
dated September 16, 2012, that rnentioned "protestors that preceded the
violence."118 On September 18,2012, the FBI and CIA reviewed the closed circuit
television video from the Mission facility that showed there were no protests prior
to the attacks. Although information gathered from interviews with U.S. personnel
who were on the ground during the attacks was shared informally between the FBI
and CIA, it was not until two days later, on September 20, 2012, that the FBI
disseminated its intelligence reports detailing such interviews...

As a result of evidence from closed circuit videos and other reports, the IC
changed its assessment about a protest in classified intelligence reports on
September 24, 2012, to state there were no demonstrations or protests at the
Temporary Mission Facility prior to the attacks. This slow change in the official
assessment affected the public statements of government officials, who continued
to state in press interviews that there were protests outside the Mission compound."

The Senate Recommendation contained in the report: "The IC should avoid repeating erroneous information in its intelligence products as analysts continued to do when they wrote there were "protests" at the Temporary Mission Facility, which then made its way into reports
disseminated to U.S. policymakers and Congress. "

http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/benghazi20...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1094579 Mar 10, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Gaining your respect would be as easy as pretending to be as stupid as you are, but character is a genetic malfunction with you baggers. I will continue to be my own person where common sense and the facts dictate my actions. Hate, racism, misery and your brand of moralistic [lack there of] behavior propels your daily monotonous posts.
You talk too much while saying very little.

Conserve your energy for the whack jobs.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1094580 Mar 10, 2014
Where the Right Went Wrong: How Neoconservatives Subverted the Reagan Revolution and Hijacked the Bush Presidency

American Empire is at its apex. We are the sole superpower, with no potential challenger for a generation. We can reach any point on the globe with our cruise missiles and smart bombs, and our culture penetrates every nook and cranny of the global village. Yet our beloved America is now reviled abroad, dictated to by arrogant judges at home, overrun by special interests, and buried beneath a mountain of debt. Where the Right Went Wrong chronicles how the Bush administration and Beltway conservatives have abandoned their principles, and how a tiny cabal hijacked U.S. foreign policy and may have ignited a “war of civilizations” with the Islamic world that will leave America mired down in Middle East wars for years to come.At the same time, these Republicans have sacrificed the American worker on the altar of free trade and discarded the beliefs of Taft, Goldwater, and Reagan to become a party of big government that sells its soul to the highest bidder.

http://www.amazon.com/Where-Right-Went-Wrong-...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1094581 Mar 10, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
<spam>
<delusional>
"The 80s called and they want their foreign policy back."
i'm not the uninformed idiot who wants a new Cold War.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1094582 Mar 10, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Reliving your life daily on here has to be a miserable way to exist? Huh pecker breath?
Can you still do that special little Military Curtsy you used to do for the guys on base?

We'd love to see it;-)

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1094583 Mar 10, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
so whilst DB, in the grand Bush/Cheney style, fear mongers...
“War is Good for Business”: U.S. is the Largest Military Spender Worldwide. Austerity for Americans, Billions for the Military
According to a report just released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), world military expenditures in 2012 totaled $1.75 trillion. And, the report revealed that, as in all recent decades, the world’s biggest military spender by far was the U.S. government, whose expenditures for war and preparations for war amounted to $682 billion — 39 percent of the global total.
The United States spent more than four times as much on the military as China (the number two big spender) and more than seven times as much as Russia (which ranked third). Although the military expenditures of the United States dipped a bit in 2012, largely thanks to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, they remained 69 percent higher than in 2001.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/war-is-good-for-...
looks to me like we need to cut military spending. and no, not like the way the GOP does it.
Senate GOP Blocks Veterans Benefits Bill
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/02/...
How does anyone know how much money China spent on its military, moron.

Perhaps you weren't paying attention when China launched a few ICBMs right off our coast.
If we snuck a submarine into the waters off Shanghai and launched a few ICBMs in full view of the Chinese people, what would we be telling China?

You're an idiot.
dem

Chicago, IL

#1094587 Mar 10, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>How does anyone know how much money China spent on its military, moron.

Perhaps you weren't paying attention when China launched a few ICBMs right off our coast.
If we snuck a submarine into the waters off Shanghai and launched a few ICBMs in full view of the Chinese people, what would we be telling China?

You're an idiot.
I hear your wife's real husband snuck in and delivered a few missile stabs to Slutvana.
dem

Chicago, IL

#1094589 Mar 10, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>Can you still do that special little Military Curtsy you used to do for the guys on base?

We'd love to see it;-)
You baggers that never served our country are an embarrassment.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1094593 Mar 10, 2014
Whether it’s a deteriorating situation in Venezuela, foreign troops in Crimea, warring tribes in Africa, or a deteriorating situation in Pakistan, the use of U.S. military power is often the worst response for both American interests and those of the foreign population. Highly complex and volatile situations frequently don’t require the application of violence to solve.

The American people have a right to expect that their government will protect their physical security and shepherd their economic interests worldwide. The government has an obligation to safeguard these interests in the most effective way possible. There are unquestionably occasions when the application of lethal military force is necessary to protect the American people, and I strongly affirm this right and obligation. But I just as strongly argue that the reflexive application of military power without first having weighed carefully the potential consequences—or without first having expended considerable efforts to find non-violent solutions—can work against American self-interest.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/milita...

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1094594 Mar 10, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>what if the people of Crimea want to be part of Russia? don't they have that right?
Tough question. Historically, Crimea has always been Russian. It only became part of Ukraine when Kruschev, a Ukrainian, authorized it. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Russia and Ukraine agreed that Crimea would remain part of Ukraine, with certain provisions, like Sevastopol would always remain the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, for one example.
The problem will come when the Odessa and Kharkiv regions want to join Crimea and become part of Russia, also. Again, historically, Odessa and Kharkiv have always been aligned with Russia.
The only question is, do the Russians have further ambitions, or will they be content to take into their possession areas that have always been Russian?
Let's apply the rule of history. When there is no opposition, stronger nations expanded and consumed weaker nations. Does that lesson in history apply here?
You can be certain that with the United States being as weak as Obama has made us, there will be no opposition to any country that does have the intent to expand into weaker countries.
The village idiot could have told you that a weak United States would destabilize the world when the Democrats were promoting the United States was too powerful and needed to be made weak.

Now, we are what you wanted us to be, and the world is about to explode.

Do you think China will invade Taiwan soon, and take those Islands that belong to Japan they've been claiming as theirs?

Who will stop them if they try?
M Stein

Jamaica, NY

#1094596 Mar 10, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>wow! what a load of crap....
i don't think one thing in there is true at all? who did you plagiarize that from?
you do realize if you don't give credit when you use others words, you are stealing...
OMG, my topix name is M Stein, but I must be a regular Joe Biden.
Pinocchiobama

Satellite Beach, FL

#1094598 Mar 10, 2014
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
You baggers that never served our country are an embarrassment.
"embarrassment"? Did you say, "embarrassment"?... LOL ... Barack Hussein Obama: "Lie of the Year" ... LOL

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