Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1235945 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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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#847654 Jan 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Science is not an election or a poll.
Advocates of man-made global warming have no proof.
"Science is not an election or a poll"

Tell that your Republican Party.

The Science says man made global warming is real & a threat.

What proof do you want? There is no absolute proof, there can't be.

When we follow your plan & do nothing and we experience changes, you f*king morons will blame sun spots or giraffe farts.

I have an idea, you can remain stupid & ignorant. When our grandchildren feel the effects & suffer in the future, they will look back & think what an ass you & the Republican Party were. You had a change to act & instead you played politics.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#847655 Jan 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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I just gave you a heart. Are you "touched"?
Thanks, made my day. When I get back on the page I'll give you a brilliant just so you can brag to your friends.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#847656 Jan 26, 2013
The Republicans are becoming so desperate that now they want to change all of the rules. Never mind the "FACT" that most voters now see them as the obstructionist party. Still they continue to be the out dated moralistic phonies seemingly unaware of public opinion. Same old rhetoric every election, GUNS, GAYS, ABORTION, RELIGION along with their racist views and anti women campaigns. Totally blind to the real needs and desires of fellow Americans. Power and greed reigns supreme.
WE THE PEOPLE

Nashville, NC

#847657 Jan 26, 2013
Babeu criticizes Obama and the political class in Washington for exploiting the Sandy Hook massacre and other tragic events to push an unprecedented gun control agenda.

“Do you honestly feel that any criminal or someone who is mentally ill will obey an executive order made by you related to ‘gun control?’” he writes in the letter dated January 16.

“I have sworn a solemn oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America when I was first sworn in as an Army Private, later as an Army Officer, then as a Police Officer and now twice as the constitutionally elected Sheriff,” he writes.“You too Mr. President have taken the same oath, therefore I am gravelly alarmed – just as most Americans are that you would attempt to circumvent the Constitution of the United States.”

He then informs Obama that he will not obey “any ‘law’ or regulation created by an executive order of your office which is contrary to what the Constitution of the United States of America says” and pledges that he will not infringe on the Second Amendment rights of American citizens in Pinal County, Arizona.

Obama and the White House have not responded to Babeu’s letter.

Here is the letter in its entirety:

Dear Mr. President,

Last year, I was re-elected overwhelmingly to my second term as Sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona. The citizens of Pinal County have placed their sacred trust into my hands and the hands of my office to keep them and their families safe.

Our nation has seen several tragic attacks against innocent adults and children by criminals armed with guns. Because of these attacks, many politicians including yourself have used these tragic events as a means to push their agenda related to “gun control.”

America has seen an even higher number of our citizens killed by impaired drivers involved in automobile collisions. Why are you not seeking to remove vehicles from our roadways?….it’s because you realize it’s the drivers who are at fault and not the vehicle they were driving. This same analogy holds true with these shootings….it’s not the gun that’s at fault but rather the criminals who use them. Do you honestly feel that any criminal or someone who is mentally ill will obey an executive order made by you related to “gun control?” Criminals get their name, because they don’t follow our laws already Mr. President. I have sworn a solemn oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America when I was first sworn in as an Army Private, later as an Army Officer, then as a Police Officer and now twice as the constitutionally elected Sheriff. You too Mr. President have taken the same oath, therefore I am gravelly alarmed – just as most Americans are that you would attempt to circumvent the Constitution of the United States.

The most important office in our republic is that of a private citizen. You are not a dictator or a king, who can act unilaterally and ignore our legislative process of law making. All elected leaders are empowered as a trustee of the people we are elected to serve. We are given designated and limited powers. Your actions and quest for unconstitutional power threatens the future of our sacred Republic and the Liberty we all hold so dear. Your own administration during,“Operation Fast and Furious” facilitated and approved the transfer of over 2,000 weapons to the Mexican Drug Cartels who the Mexican Government is at war against and over 60,000 people have been killed. Those same weapons have made their way back into the United States and have been used to kill and injure our citizens and members of law enforcement, yet now you threate
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#847658 Jan 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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"Science is not an election or a poll"
Tell that your Republican Party.
The Science says man made global warming is real & a threat.
What proof do you want? There is no absolute proof, there can't be.
When we follow your plan & do nothing and we experience changes, you f*king morons will blame sun spots or giraffe farts.
I have an idea, you can remain stupid & ignorant. When our grandchildren feel the effects & suffer in the future, they will look back & think what an ass you & the Republican Party were. You had a change to act & instead you played politics.
Galt is typical of the right, programmed to the hilt. Never mind that the real people in the know confirm that global warming is a real threat. But unfortunately his politics comes first, just like the Republican party is finding out the hard way.
LIBERALS USA CIVIL WAR

Nashville, NC

#847659 Jan 26, 2013
The most important office in our republic is that of a private citizen. You are not a dictator or a king, who can act unilaterally and ignore our legislative process of law making. All elected leaders are empowered as a trustee of the people we are elected to serve. We are given designated and limited powers. Your actions and quest for unconstitutional power threatens the future of our sacred Republic and the Liberty we all hold so dear. Your own administration during,“Operation Fast and Furious” facilitated and approved the transfer of over 2,000 weapons to the Mexican Drug Cartels who the Mexican Government is at war against and over 60,000 people have been killed. Those same weapons have made their way back into the United States and have been used to kill and injure our citizens and members of law enforcement, yet now you threaten to use an executive order to take away the 2nd Amendment Rights of our citizens?

Mr. President, if you attempt to carry through with your proposal, it will hinder the ability of good citizens to defend and protect themselves and others against those who wish to cause them harm through the use of deadly force. Your actions would turn many good citizens, who wish to maintain their God given Constitutional Rights to bear arms, into criminals.

I am writing you this letter today to inform you that any “law” or regulation created by an executive order of your office which is contrary to what the Constitution of the United States of America says, shall be deemed as unlawful and shall not be carried out by myself or my office.

I will also push for legislation which would make it a crime for any federal law enforcement officer to infringe upon any of Constitutional rights of the citizens I am sworn to protect. Neither myself nor you have any right to infringe upon the 2nd Amendment Constitutional Rights of our citizens. Former President Ronald Regan said it best,“The right of the citizen to keep and bear arms must not be infringed if liberty in America is to survive.”

With grave concern,
Paul Babeu, Sheriff
Pinal County, Arizona
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#847660 Jan 26, 2013
LIBERALS USA CIVIL WAR wrote:
The most important office in our republic is that of a private citizen. You are not a dictator or a king, who can act unilaterally and ignore our legislative process of law making. All elected leaders are empowered as a trustee of the people we are elected to serve. We are given designated and limited powers. Your actions and quest for unconstitutional power threatens the future of our sacred Republic and the Liberty we all hold so dear. Your own administration during,“Operation Fast and Furious” facilitated and approved the transfer of over 2,000 weapons to the Mexican Drug Cartels who the Mexican Government is at war against and over 60,000 people have been killed. Those same weapons have made their way back into the United States and have been used to kill and injure our citizens and members of law enforcement, yet now you threaten to use an executive order to take away the 2nd Amendment Rights of our citizens?
Mr. President, if you attempt to carry through with your proposal, it will hinder the ability of good citizens to defend and protect themselves and others against those who wish to cause them harm through the use of deadly force. Your actions would turn many good citizens, who wish to maintain their God given Constitutional Rights to bear arms, into criminals.
I am writing you this letter today to inform you that any “law” or regulation created by an executive order of your office which is contrary to what the Constitution of the United States of America says, shall be deemed as unlawful and shall not be carried out by myself or my office.
I will also push for legislation which would make it a crime for any federal law enforcement officer to infringe upon any of Constitutional rights of the citizens I am sworn to protect. Neither myself nor you have any right to infringe upon the 2nd Amendment Constitutional Rights of our citizens. Former President Ronald Regan said it best,“The right of the citizen to keep and bear arms must not be infringed if liberty in America is to survive.”
With grave concern,
Paul Babeu, Sheriff
Pinal County, Arizona
ALL programmed BS.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#847661 Jan 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The inaugural show and the Super Bowl may be different, but does anybody believe that many of these "stars" like Milli Vanilli (a/k/a Beyonce) really sing live in concert? If they don't, isn't that fraud?
yes

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#847662 Jan 26, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
We all understand, you with your superior intellect, do not understand that when one goes hunting they use a firearm or maybe a bow. The only gun you posses is one between your legs and all it shoots is blanks and you hope and pray that one day maybe it will go off.
You like folks to tell you what you can or can not sell, the guns that the show sponsors would not allow to be sold are legal. Now answer this why would anyone pay money to be in a show where they could not sell their goods? The answer a stoopid ass like your self.
Have to admit I do not hunt now, did in my younger days, for deer and antelope used a 25 - 35, for elk a 30 - 06, for pheasants a 16 gauge for rabbits a 22. Ate what I shot.
Peace
KMA
So, according to dumbass you, if I have a trade show for baby stuff, the second amendment gives you the right to set up a booth to sell assault rifles.

I have news, you GD idiot. Those who run the shows have the right to determine what is acceptable to be shown or sold.

It has NOTHING to do with what is or is not legal.

It is a HINTING show. It is not legal to hunt in PA with an assault rifle.

I have a plan, since you don't think I own any guns, try breaking into my home & you will find out.

GFY

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#847663 Jan 26, 2013
Eman wrote:
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You claim to be logical...don't you think it's a bit premature to proclaim "global warming" on only 30+/- years of data?
We have over 100 years of recorded data plus other means of determining climate conditions for centuries.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#847664 Jan 26, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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Gee, maybe you closed minded zombies will start watching Fox News now. You will also like this!
Dennis Kucinich, a former Democratic presidential candidate far to the left of Palin, just signed on with Fox News as an analyst.
If you watch Fox News, at least you get both sides of an issue, not just the liberal side like you do everywhere else.
Thanks for the laugh.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#847665 Jan 26, 2013
You gun nuts are pathetically programmed stooges for the NRA, do you seriously think they really care about anything other than gaining wealth? No one has ever tried to take away private gun ownership,besides things are far different now than when our nation needed an armned militia which was the sole reason for that being in the constitution.

We now are required to have safety belts in cars,,,DUH, we have lots of requirements now that we didn't have years ago. We as a society have more than proven that we have to be protected from our selves. With every gunnut in the US able to purchase any weapon they choose...Get real..Cowboy idiots. Maybe when Animals start to shoot back then we can upgrade. Common sense laws are just that.

We currently have more guns than the next 17 nations combined...over 3,000 of our children die needlessly every year. Responsible gun control has become a necessity in this country. The NRA plays you people like they own you and then you go out and prove that to be true.

Damn how many guns and ammo clips is enough, we desperatly need gun legislation and common sense weapons, along with background checks on all owners, how you gun nuts can't see that is mind boggling. I repeat your argument that the government is taking away your rights to bear arms is a stupid one and isn't true. How many must die before we do something.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#847667 Jan 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, according to dumbass you, if I have a trade show for baby stuff, the second amendment gives you the right to set up a booth to sell assault rifles.
I have news, you GD idiot. Those who run the shows have the right to determine what is acceptable to be shown or sold.
It has NOTHING to do with what is or is not legal.
It is a HINTING show. It is not legal to hunt in PA with an assault rifle.
I have a plan, since you don't think I own any guns, try breaking into my home & you will find out.
GFY
Old sleezy Eed can barely break wind much less break into anyones home. You ever notice most all his posts are about getting an erection, yea think he is after the secret to accomplishing that?
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#847668 Jan 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> yes
Not true, if it is their voice just how is that fraud? Funny you hypocrites on the right never notice things like this unless it happens to a Democrat? Now be sure and remind us that you are an independent...RIGHT and I'm a martian.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#847669 Jan 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Obamacare will implode, or rather the costs will explode, so big changes will be required.
What those changes will be, who knows?
Just for curiosity, how much do you think the "buy-in" for Medicare would need to be to maintain solvency?
She never gets that far. Same with single payer. There simply isn't enough money to do what she thinks she wants.
jiminy cricket

Orlando, FL

#847670 Jan 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Those taxes are just a fraction of the increased costs to come from Obamacare.
Hard to believe so many Americans still don't see the punitive/controlling/oppressiv e nature of Obamacare.

Fines, waivers, penalities, taxes...and that's just the surface.

No one ever stops to think about the number of "taxpayer paid" paper pushers that will be needed to keep tabs on us.

Or the massive abuses that are inevitable. The government can't even keep up with the legitimacy of the escalating Social Security disability claims. Or welfare claims.

Now they're going to try and run the entire health care system? They can't even run the post office or the DOE efficiently.

Hard to believe...truly it is.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#847671 Jan 26, 2013
Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona has an interesting take on Obamacare:“I hate it — now give me the money.”

Governor Brewer, exemplifying that unfortunately common strain of Republican leadership that is uncompromising in rhetoric but opportunistic in reality, has decided to sign off on the federal government’s plan to radically expand Medicaid eligibility......

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/337788... #
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#847672 Jan 26, 2013
The GOP Plan to Steal Elections

I’m optimistic about the Republican Party. Does that surprise you? Well, let me qualify that. When I say I’m optimistic about the Republican Party, I am referring of course to the old joke in which the pessimist says,“Geez, things sure can’t get any worse,” and the optimist replies,“Oh, yes they can!” When the subject is today’s GOP and the conservative movement, things can always get worse. Having attempted virtually every dishonest and cynical trick in the book under existing rules, they have decided now that the problem is not their dishonesty or cynicism, but the existing rules, so the new task is to change them.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01...

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#847673 Jan 26, 2013
Message to Republicans from Bobby Jindal:
"We've got to stop being the stupid party."
"We've got to start talking like adults."
"We need to trust the smarts of the American people. We've got to stop dumbing down our ideas and stop reducing everything to mindless slogans and tag lines for 30-second ideas."
jiminy cricket

Orlando, FL

#847674 Jan 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> She never gets that far. Same with single payer. There simply isn't enough money to do what she thinks she wants.
Obama's idea of a utopian society doesn't exist either. A PhD will never be on the same playing field as a high school dropout.

Yet, he seems to see both as equally deserving of being the waterboy or the quarterback - depending on one's status and point of view.

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