Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1276633 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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Cway

United States

#865421 Feb 27, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
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When you take from those who work and give to those who wouldn't, the democracy," or in our case the republic, "ceases to exist."
First, are you saying welfare is the death of democracy? We better be on guard against the Salvation Army, then.

Second, I can argue the corollary. When society reaches a point where the ultra-rich control most of the wealth, democracy ceases to exist in that fashion.
To a communist-minded diehard believer, Id like to ask just when you think the Cuban and North Korean states are going to flower into social-anarchist models of economic and social equality.
Better ask someone who is a communist diehard believer, then.
Not only is it a sick joke to suppose that such governments will ever evolve into even this shortsighted morass of inanity, but that anarchism itself will ever manifest according to such a model.
It happened in Russia under Gorbachev and Yeltsin. And it may come back one day. None of us can predict how these things play out over time. I might add, Nicaragua is socialist and vastly more free than it was under its U.S.-fostered dictator, Anastosio Somoza.
Since free or freed markets are the only ones consistent with the absence of political government, it follows that socialism could never endure on any large, lasting scale, absent an oppressive government bootheel [sic] to keep it hobbling along by armed force.
Are you seriously suggesting the U.S. government, the Republicans in particular, do not exert any ifluence over U.S. markets? Such an argument is belied by the $4 billion in federal subsidies given to the oil companies. Not to mention agricultural subsidies.

There are numerous socialist regimes going strong. Examples include China, Vietnam, Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua. I will further add there are many shades of socialism, from the totalitarian one of China, to the democratic socialism of Nicaragua.
Such is the case now. And so, we can fully expect, will it ever be in the future. Human nature, and human desire, operates along quite different lines.It is more than instructive to take note of even a percentage of what is contained in Marxs infamous 1848 Manifesto of the Communist Party: Abolition of all private land ownership, and rights of inheritance. Government monopolization of all transportation, communications, and educational systems.
Again, the model above is not fully accurate. That is the totalitarian model. Not all socialist governments follow it.

How about the rightwing dictatorships the CIA fostered in Latin America for decades? These countries were ruled by rich families who controlled nearly all the wealth. They used the police and military to savagely opppress all political parties but their own. So please don't try to hang the repression label on socialists alone.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#865422 Feb 27, 2013
This guy's got to be pussywhipped:

Mark Warden, New Hampshire State Legislator, Says People May Like 'Being In Abusive Relationships'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/27/mark...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#865423 Feb 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Please explain the "rolled sevens" reference.
Yeah it should have been snake eyes.'7-11, baby needs a new pair of shoes!'
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#865424 Feb 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Please explain the "rolled sevens" reference.
Oh fer krissaakes.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#865425 Feb 27, 2013
Eman wrote:
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How can that be? We had a 3 billion surplus in january...oh, its a spending problem, not a revenue problem.
Grade "A" answer of the day!
GW Bush

United States

#865426 Feb 27, 2013
Jimma Carter wrote:
<quoted text> Too bad he didn't STAY missing!
I made everyone forget you.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#865427 Feb 27, 2013
Cway wrote:
<quoted text>
First, are you saying welfare is the death of democracy? We better be on guard against the Salvation Army, then.
Second, I can argue the corollary. When society reaches a point where the ultra-rich control most of the wealth, democracy ceases to exist in that fashion.
<quoted text>
Better ask someone who is a communist diehard believer, then.
<quoted text>
It happened in Russia under Gorbachev and Yeltsin. And it may come back one day. None of us can predict how these things play out over time. I might add, Nicaragua is socialist and vastly more free than it was under its U.S.-fostered dictator, Anastosio Somoza.
<quoted text>
Are you seriously suggesting the U.S. government, the Republicans in particular, do not exert any ifluence over U.S. markets? Such an argument is belied by the $4 billion in federal subsidies given to the oil companies. Not to mention agricultural subsidies.
There are numerous socialist regimes going strong. Examples include China, Vietnam, Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua. I will further add there are many shades of socialism, from the totalitarian one of China, to the democratic socialism of Nicaragua.
<quoted text>
Again, the model above is not fully accurate. That is the totalitarian model. Not all socialist governments follow it.
How about the rightwing dictatorships the CIA fostered in Latin America for decades? These countries were ruled by rich families who controlled nearly all the wealth. They used the police and military to savagely opppress all political parties but their own. So please don't try to hang the repression label on socialists alone.
Another moran on a stick!
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#865429 Feb 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Obama's major accomplishment was spending $831 billion of Porkulus taxpayer money without any visible results and no real knowledge of where the money went.
Carefue Galt--you'll be next on, at the CACAchopping block stockade of the e-vile pitchforkedly warped and deviently twisted!

(Duh cwystalbawl of bocacafreakDUHM be scoping you, grasping, grasping, desperately, in true vulture form, for any little shred of manure to feed and froth upon!!)

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#865431 Feb 27, 2013
Insects inspiring new robot vision technology for collision avoidence
carol

Orlando, FL

#865434 Feb 27, 2013
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has now banned sodas over 16 ounces. Takes effect on March 12.

What'd I tell you? When one group loses their rights to do something deemed unacceptable by the PC police, it's only a matter of time when another group is told what is and isn't good for them.

It's that slippery slope I tried to warn you guys about. Ya'll better hold on. It'll be something you like next.

Beer or doughnuts, I'm guessing.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#865435 Feb 27, 2013
Independent Mars mission planned for 2018
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#865436 Feb 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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If only Christie had not kissed Obama in public right before the election.
If only the majeek stick wands could weally control the weather!!

(pretty lame stuff huh-that such partisan sickness and hatred is so plague-like rampant these past few 3 or 4 years!!)
Mark Warden

United States

#865437 Feb 27, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
This guy's got to be pussywhipped:
Mark Warden, New Hampshire State Legislator, Says People May Like 'Being In Abusive Relationships'
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/27/mark...
Will someone please untie me from the ceiling now?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#865438 Feb 27, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>I said to post the link to prove it or STFU. As previously stated, carol's a proven liar and a racist but I don't care what she does in her private life. BTW, there are three periods in the ellipses.
Im not going to stfu....deny it beccy..deny it!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#865440 Feb 27, 2013
Transparent solar cells

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#865441 Feb 27, 2013
It's e for a real policy on asteroids

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#865442 Feb 27, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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The rightwing brigade of morans has arriveth. They'll continue to badger with stupid inanities until someone bites.
Takeva breathe lily.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#865443 Feb 27, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>sigh
Of PoliTICians and morons lol

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#865444 Feb 27, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Come, carol, you ignorant slut. You actually think Debil is going to post nothing of substance and of no humor, using there, their, they're incorrectly? I think the Orlando Debil might actually be dumb carol, in a hurry.
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search...
In the age of information...Your ignorance and running on empty is still a morons best choice, deranged idiot.
Thanks a lot. I wanted to drag her along a bit more.:-)
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#865445 Feb 27, 2013
reacharoundhomer wrote:
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Jersey??>>? The armpit of America?
Homer grew up in Secaucus, famous for pig farms, rendering plants, and junk yards.

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