Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263914 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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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#766646 Oct 10, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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If they come & go all the time, WTF are you bitching about fill time employees.
Make up your mind.
Cheapasses will be cheapasses regardless of the law.
You do realize that there are other benefits such as paid vacation, sick days, retirement, etc that part timers don't get that full timers do.
I mean you do know this, right.
So, there has always been a certain incentive to go to part time workers. But they don't. But, I don't expect you get the reason why.
Of course he knows that-any DUHMMy knows that DUH A Vey--except for little neo-nazi bootlicking strawbrain(less) duhmmies that want and act like big dog DUHMMYS LOL.

Ask him what he has against AFFORDABLE healthcare for everyone, via free-market options, and then tell him you think people wh purchase such should be allowed to take a tax credit for one half of the cost of, and see what does LOL.


Richmond, IN

#766647 Oct 10, 2012
Romney-R is 4 the rich wrote:
<quoted text>POST A LINK and i'll post a link what people from his own city saying about the man ..His neighbors ..
Of course you won't post one because no one who knows Romney except for his rich friends won't have a good word to say about the man .
No one?

Guess you missed Ted and Pat Oparowski's convention appearance.

"My wife and I are people of modest means. I made my living as a professional firefighter for 27 years.

Prior to moving to Randolph, Vermont, we lived in Medford, Massachusetts. It was there where we met Mitt Romney and his family.

It has been over 30 years since we lost our son, David. The memories are still vivid and painful. But we wanted to share them with you because David’s story is part of Mitt’s story.
And America deserves to hear it.

Back in the early 1970s, Mitt visited our home numerous times with his oldest son, Tagg, tagging along. He was in the vanguard of our support system when we received the news that no parent is prepared to confront.

You cannot measure a man’s character based on words he utters before adoring crowds during happy times. The true measure of a man is revealed in his actions during times of trouble.

The quiet hospital room of a dying boy, with no cameras and no reporters – that is the time to make an assessment.

In 1979, tragedy struck our family when our youngest son, David, age 14, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma

Over a period of seven months, he was in and out of Children’s Hospital in Boston for treatment. Throughout that agonizing period, Mitt took time from his busy schedule to visit David. They developed a loving friendship.

On one of his visits, Mitt discovered that David was very fond of fireworks. He went out and bought a box full of “BIG TIME” fireworks that had to sit on the closet shelf because they couldn’t be set off in the city. We waited until we were able to go to Ogunquit, Maine, where we set them off on the sand dunes – with permission from the fire and police departments....

On another visit, David, knowing Mitt had gone to law school at Harvard, asked Mitt if he would help him write a will. He had some prized possessions he wanted to make sure were given to his closest friends and family.

The next time Mitt went to the hospital, he was equipped with his yellow legal pad and pen. Together, they made David’s will. That is a task that no child should ever have to do. But it gave David peace of mind....

How many men do you know would take the time out of their busy lives to visit a terminally ill 14 year old and help him settle his affairs?"

But, of course, it wouldn't matter how many people came forward to
testify to Mitt Romney's generosity and kindness, would it?

He's the Republican, not Democrat, candidate for president.
X Obama Supporter

Coffeyville, KS

#766648 Oct 10, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Ryan is a career politician, I'm sure he has smooth talking down to a science. At least you recognized that the president acted decently. Your hero Romney brought Big Bird into the discussion.
Romney brought up Big Bird as an EXAMPLE since the moderator was from PBS, it was the perfect time and place to use the example due to the question coming from PBS as well.

Now it's far from Romney's fault that Obama's campaign has not shown anymore intellect then to think Big Bird was not just an example used by Romney but somehow the entire "meat" of the debate.

Obama's campaign is showing their desperation like a proud grandparent showing pics of their new grandbaby.....over and over and over....bragging and bragging and bragging, all the while the desperation grows just like the grandkid, every day getting bigger and bigger. So apparent and so pathetic is their desperation and just like the poor folks stuck next to that proud grandparent they can't even see how sick and tired the American people are of being exposed to Obama's desperation and shallow topics like Big Bird when the country is at the edge of a financial cliff, murdered ambassador's, Islamic flags replacing our flags at no less than three different embassey's in three different countries, unemployment of millions of American's, and on and on and on we could go of the IMPORTANT issues and what is our president doing...campaigning, campaigning, vacationing, golfing, campaigning, and fundraising to no end, interviews with hard hitting news sources like Letterman, The View ladies, Pimp with a Limp, Nickalodeon, etc etc etc. And what is the top items on Obama's to do list......1) accuse Romney of lying 2) remind American's of Romney's goal to kill Big Bird 3) well my bad, I guess there isn't anymore on the list of things to focus on for our president. Yep, there's a president that has our country and our country's citizens best interest at heart....because everyone is worried about Big Bird right now.....right? What a president! I bet the housekeeper at the White House has had to add to their list of things to do..... dust president's chair in Oval Office.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#766649 Oct 10, 2012
In a 109-page report published at a new website , the Government Accountability Institute alleges the current online campaign contribution system lacks accountability and transparency, making it highly susceptible to foreign and fraudulent gifts.

The report’s focus is President Obama’s re-election campaign, which has collected historic sums from online fundraising, relying predominantly on donors who give in small-dollar increments.

Obama and Democrats announced last week that they raised $181 million in September – more than any incumbent president has raised for his re-election in a single month. The funds poured in through more than 1.8 million transactions, 98 percent of which were in increments of $250 or less, officials said.

“Campaigns that aggressively raise money online are soliciting donations from people around the world–whether they intend to or not,” writes GAI president Peter Schweizer and Newsweek reporter Peter J. Boyer in a post on the report at Newsweek/Daily Beast.

The report suggests the Obama campaign is uninhibited in its foreign solicitations, lacks rigorous screening for donors’ citizenship and fails to impose basic e-commerce safeguards, such as requiring donors to provide the Card Verification Value (the security code on the back of a card) to prove a donor is in physical possession of the card.

Under U.S. federal election law, contributions from foreign nationals to presidential campaigns are forbidden.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#766650 Oct 10, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>While O'bama is on Sesame Street, President Romney is ready to lead the free world on day one.
WOW! So true!

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#766651 Oct 10, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Ryan is a career politician, I'm sure he has smooth talking down to a science. At least you recognized that the president acted decently. Your hero Romney brought Big Bird into the discussion.
They're ALL career politians. Except for Mitt...he's accomplished SO MUCH more.

Oh, and I believe the president acted "stupidly." Thought it was a big BORE to prepare (do his homework). He thinks he's still back in college waiting for his next doobie.

Bethlehem, PA

#766652 Oct 10, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
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Security at the Embassy was Hillary Clinton's responsibility.
then throw Hillary under the bus....better her than any of the black losers....

Bethlehem, PA

#766653 Oct 10, 2012
OldRaider wrote:
Where's the response to Romney promising no abortion legislation?
This is funny. These right wing lemmings have to wait until FOX News comes on to tell them how to respond to Romney flip-flopping on his promise to end abortion.
perhaps Romney finally recognized that the Democrat program of government-financed black genocide has merit.....

Richmond, IN

#766654 Oct 10, 2012
"Networks Target Romney’s Wealth 13 Times More Than Richer Sen. Kerry"

"The year was 2004 and the candidate Sen. John Kerry. But the major networks gave Kerry’s great wealth nowhere near the attention that they have given to Gov. Mitt Romney’s millions in 2012.

From January to April 2004, the ABC and CBS evening news shows only mentioned Kerry’s wealth once each. And NBC didn’t mention Kerry’s finances or his wife’s wealth at all. Those same three networks have discussed Romney’s wealth a total of 27 times during the same time period in 2012. That’s more than 13 times more than the coverage given Kerry’s wealth (27 stories to 2 stories).

In 2012, NBC News anchor Brian Williams described Mitt Romney’s wealth as “unimaginable,” the product of “vast investments after a successful career in business, much of it spent buying and selling companies,” during the Jan. 24, edition of “Nightly News.” In the first four months of 2004, NBC didn’t even note Kerry’s far more substantial wealth.

According to Forbes estimates from 2004, Kerry himself was worth about $240 million. Teresa Heinz Kerry, his wife, was heir to the Heinz empire and worth anywhere from $500 million to $1 billion more. Romney’s estimated net worth is $250 million – or one third to one-fifth the wealth Kerry and his wife had at the time."

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#766655 Oct 10, 2012
LOL wrote:
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Looks like they're down to the bottom of the barrel and only hearing the echo. LOL
Are Americas stupid enough to re-elect this failure? If so, America deserves to fail.
Socialists/communists have been working for YEARS, working hard, to dumb down Americans through the education system, expecially in the liberal colleges and universities. Just depends on the percentage of dumbed down to those of us who remember and understand what the American revolution was all about and how important the constitution is. From videos showing typical Obama supporters, it could go either way.

Bethlehem, PA

#766656 Oct 10, 2012
watch out wrote:
Obama will be a good president and this country will be a lot better place to live in.
People will have jobs to go to.
"jobs to go to"....

sounds like a great attitude and work ethic....

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#766657 Oct 10, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>President Barack Obama was a guest at the 1991 wedding of ABC senior foreign correspondent and vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz. Obama and groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later tap to head the Federal Communications Commission, were Harvard Law School classmates at the time and members of the Harvard Law Review.
Shoudn't Martha be recusing herself? how is this impartial?
NONE of us believe this will be impartial. Chicago nasty politics gone national. Hopefully, right makes might as they say though.

Bethlehem, PA

#766658 Oct 10, 2012
X Obama Supporter wrote:
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NO I sure hope they wouldn't waste time watching FOX for actual news when they could flip on over to MSNBC and hear hard hitting news like that dumbass Donny Doitch asking probing questions like "I wonder if Romney colors his hair, do you think that would cause a candidate to lose credibility with voters, you know, if they colored their hair". Now there's some actual news you can use right there!!!
the rest of the crew was trying to tell Donny that he was making a fool of himself and the program....kind of like the Obama Big Bird commercial...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#766659 Oct 10, 2012
OldRaider wrote:
Romney promises no abortion legislation:
How can zealot Christians support a baby killer?
That's good considering the president doesn't write legislation.

I suggest you read the entire article before posting.

Indianapolis, IN

#766660 Oct 10, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>No, Ryan will take "Plugs" to school on budgetary matters. He knows it inside and out. Biden as lived in the Beltway for too many years, 29 is probably close, he doesn't have a clue what goes on outside?
Inside and out?

Fact or fiction?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#766661 Oct 10, 2012
<quoted text>
One problem.
The liar Mitt Romney does not have the votes!
President Obama has the electoral votes needed to win again. Romney the liar can't get 100 electoral votes in 30 days! Wake up! Join the majority!
President Obama is a genius.
He let Mitt Romney lie and lie, live on Tv, now on tape.
He played it coy.
He wants the popular vote!
He fired up his base to get out and bring the vote in November!
And we will bring it!
Who else supposedly "lost" the first debate and won re election?
Clinton! Reagan! Obama!
Obama is the smartest President in a long time.
You think his performance was not planned?
MITT ROMNEY SERIAL LIAR. <---- search that!
It shows facts about Romney lying to Gingrich!
On national TV.
Many months ago! I found that! But Obama couldn't? Get real!
Romney did exactly what President Obama knew he would do!
President Obama is a genius!
Now he gets it all: electoral vote and popular vote!
Nobody likes a liar! Even real Republicans! They will vote for Obama just like last time! Millions of them!
What group has O'bama picked up votes? none. Blacks aren't even going to vote for him again. The shine has worn off.

Bethlehem, PA

#766662 Oct 10, 2012
kuda wrote:
Countdown to the Vice President candidate debate...
Only one more day!
Will Biden really attack Ryan like a cannon?
Will Ryan finally come clean about how his and Romney’s economy plan will work?
the debate will be a contrast between a sharp, young budget expert and a back-slapping old pol.....should be fun.....

if Biden gets too tough, it will give Ryan a reason to blow Biden out of the water without looking cruel to an old fart....
Jonathan Hemlock

Bronx, NY

#766663 Oct 10, 2012
attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed American Ambassador John Christopher Stevens (1960-2012) was an act of terrorism led by an armed force of mercenaries linked to the shadowy Italian eco-terror group known as Il Silvestre.

According to this report, the information linking Il Silvestre to this deadly attack was obtained by Turkish intelligence officials this past week after they detained two of the eco-terrorists involved in the attack who were using Tunisian passports and traveling back to Italy after leaving Libya.

Founded in 1998, Il Silvestre is one of the most feared eco-terror groups in the world who in 2010 were stopped by Swiss police forces from blowing up the site of the £55 million nano-technology headquarters of IBM in Europe located in Rueschlikon, near Zurich.

Il Silvestre, according to this report, had targeted this IBM headquarters facility in Switzerland (which houses the ‘quietest’ nano-technology rooms in the world) due to this American companies plans to genetically modify 70% of the world’s cocoa supply through the use of nano-bio technology.

The reason for Il Silvestre’s targeting of the Americans in Libya, this report continues, was the planned US-EU takeover of this northern African nation in order to implement the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 2008 plan that demanded the massive planting of Monsanto genetically modified corn which former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi (1942-2011) had refused to allow in his country.

Unbeknownst to the vast majority of Westerners is that the true reason Libya was attacked and taken over by the US and EU was due to its immeasurable fresh water supply controlled by The Great Man Made River (GMR) Project described as the “eighth wonder of the world.”

The GMR is the largest underground network of pipes and aqueducts in the world and consists of more than 1,300 wells, most more than 500 meters deep, and supplies 6,500,000 gallons of fresh water per day to the cities of Tripoli, Benghazi, Sirte and elsewhere making Libya the potentially largest agricultural exporter on the whole continent of Africa.

Interesting to note, this report says, is that one of the GMR’s main financial backers was the United States main war profiteering company Brown & Root, whose company evolution has seen its name change to Kellogg Brown & Root, then Halliburton, and, finally, the name it goes by today, KBR, Inc.

Bethlehem, PA

#766665 Oct 10, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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I find it totally amazing how phoney Romney is yet the far right just keeps believing it.
Romney goes from being thrilled to sign legislation that would ban all abortions yet says he will do nothing on abortion legislation.
compared to the American version of Hugo Chavez, the choice is obvious......

Indianapolis, IN

#766666 Oct 10, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I laughed when I heard the liberals saying this yesterday--now Romney isn't rich enough to be President? Do you libs listen to your stupidity???
The only reason O'bama has any money at all is because Moochelle asked William Ayers to write his first book. ROTFLMAO.
O'bama--you didn't write that!

You and that idiot at NRO. Talk about laughable.

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