Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1534504 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: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#769945 Oct 12, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You've slipped over edge pal, really, radioactivity spreading all the way across the US???
Tell that to Californians who were tracking not only water borne radioactivity but airborne as well. This was from plants in Japan. A 50 megaton blast off the west coast would radiate the whole country.
And so it goes

Scottsbluff, NE

#769946 Oct 12, 2012
How bad was the VP debate. 28 M started watching and by the end only 17M was still watching. Too bad. I am emailing or messaging everyone I know video of Biden laughing about abortion, Iran, Libya, etc

Fishers, IN

#769947 Oct 12, 2012
There are two meta-considerations for a traditionalist. If Romney wins, he’ll have a Republican House and probably a Democratic Senate, which sounds exactly like the formula that gave us No Child Left Behind in the Bush years.(Once Bush’s party took the Senate, too, we got the Iraq War and Medicare Part D.) Obama would have a Republican House and probably a Democratic Senate, the formula that gave us the sequester and a far cry from the Democratic dominance that gave us the Affordable Care Act. Single-party control of the House and the executive branch has not, historically, been a path to smaller government. If Romney wants conservatives to buy what he’s selling here, he has to convince them of his own kind of “hope” and “change.”

The other thing to keep in mind is the long view: a Republican president means a greater likelihood of Democratic gains the House in 2014. A second Obama term means a good chance of a Republican picking up the White House in 2016, by which time someone much better than Romney might be on the ballot — or perhaps someone much worse. Once more, it’s a question of weighing the probabilities.

Then again, one could always do exactly what Russell Kirk did, and poke both Goldman Sachs and the empire lovers in the eye by writing in Norman Thomas.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Gainesville, FL

#769948 Oct 12, 2012
we give 3rillion 2 Israel wrote:
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You actually think Iran poses a threat to Americans or i bet you have Israel in mind .
People like you dont care about our young boys dying as long as they die in israel's name .
We ,the American people know who you are . Germans knew it also ...
Actually comparing yourself to Nazi's??????????

Okay, I DO believe in supporting Israel, but even if you don't, you can't believe a nuclear exchange in that part of the world would not affect this country in a negative way. There's more involved here than Israel, but haters can't see beyond their hate. Tunnel vision on your part.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#769949 Oct 12, 2012
Phil wrote:
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You stand corrected.
Who questioned Romney's religious background?
#769890 23 min ago
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Hey! Penistaker!
Bring up some old schitttt?
How about Mitt Romney's Mormonism?
Did you know they wrote in their Bible: black people are marked because they are cursed by the Mormon God?
Cursed by God!
When Mitt Romney was teaching Mormonism in France in 1968: the official church position was no blacks allowed!
So let's bring up old schitttt!
Mitt Romney's Gran pappy's laid with many many many wives! Did you know that?
What are those family portraits like?
Mitt! Release the family portraits: these clueless on here are so into you!
You? Not so much!

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#769950 Oct 12, 2012
fire wrote:
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While you have your mouth open:
Blow on Mitt's sausage!
Motorboat Romney's ball sack again while you're down there!
You sure are concered with the male'll understand more once your nuts actually drop...

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#769951 Oct 12, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Classic republican twister; if you think he was laughing at the above then you have serious comprehension issues.
He was laughing at the incredulity of Ryans statements. I know you don't like Biden, but, he's not a liar and he was on his game last night. Ryan was not, could not answer the questions. It was a good a lively debate, as it should be with a back and forth.
Biden on his game last night? Well if you think it is professional, presidential, to sit there in his chair, smirk a little, mug for the camera's, laugh, interrupt, lie, shrug his shoulders in faux disbelief is on his game you are correct. Check the polls, the majority thought he was a jerk.

London, UK

#769952 Oct 12, 2012
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
I know why you lock your caps.
I know why your balls itch.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#769953 Oct 12, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Was that before, or after.....
Mitt Romney’s comment that Russia is America’s “No. 1 geopolitical foe,” a red-meat line for Republicans, is also attracting some attention in Moscow.
Alexey Pushkov, chairman of the international affairs committee of the State Duma, said in a recent interview that Russian leaders have noted Romney’s comments with concern, and are watching with interest as neoconservative and “realist” advisers maneuver for influence within the campaign.
“We don’t think that for us Romney will be an easy partner,” said Pushkov, an ally of President Vladimir Putin.“We think that Romney will be, on the rhetorical side, a replay of the Bush administration.”
He also noted Romney’s statements that the United States should assert its dominance in the 21st century.
“If he is serious about this, I’m afraid he may choose the neocon-type people…In the first year of his presidency, we may have a full-scale crisis,” he said.
This is how the quote started, please pay attention

" “That Mr. Romney considers us enemy number one"

“Stuffs gettin better ”

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#769954 Oct 12, 2012
"When a wise man debates with a fool,the fool rages and laughs, and there is no peace and quiet"
Proverbs 29:9

Fishers, IN

#769955 Oct 12, 2012
Like Ron Paul? Avoid Mitt Romney
Libertarians are better off with Obama

If Paul supporters still believe their aims can be best advanced vis-à-vis the GOP, they are deluding themselves.

Rather than continue this abusive relationship, they must reevaluate — bearing in mind Paul’s track record of fruitful cooperation with the left, most notably Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Ralph Nader. Ron Paul faithful should thus take a cue from the man himself and reject Paul Ryan’s phony entreaties.

In states like New York, where the outcome is essentially predetermined, they should instead vote for a third-party candidate: Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, Jill Stein of the Green Party, Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party or Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party.

In states that hang in the balance, such as Ohio, Florida or Virginia, they should pinch their noses and vote for President Obama — even if only to punish Romney, Ryan and the GOP.

Read more:

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#769956 Oct 12, 2012
<quoted text>
Oh, put a sock in it, dumbfk, or is all your socks being used to make you look like you have a package to deliver?
Girl fighter!

Miami, FL

#769957 Oct 12, 2012
dem wrote:
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Fuzzy republican math.
t gives me a warm fuzzy feeling, just thinking of Republicans getting down to work with their new President in January.

Falls Church, VA

#769958 Oct 12, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Except for your mothers social security check, her pain killers, her car, her dignity.
I don't do drugs, and I have bought myself my own cars. I don't know how to hot wire one like you, but then I never a reason to, nor do I have a good excuse to mess up my life with drugs. Don't worry, they're all yours for the taking, dude!


Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#769959 Oct 12, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Do you know the difference between a dirty bomb and a nuclear bomb? I don't think so...
Sure do. You have any idea how big a boom 50 megatons is?

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#769960 Oct 12, 2012
For weeks many Beltway insiders had written off the Romney campaign as dead, saying the candidate had dug himself into too deep a hole with too little time to recover. However, with a month to go before ballots are cast, Romney has pulled even with President Obama, and the former Massachusetts governor credits his rejuvenated campaign to one, singular tactic: lying a lot.

“I’m lying a lot more, and my lies are far more egregious than they’ve ever been,” a smiling Romney told reporters while sitting in the back of his campaign bus, adding that when faced with a choice to either lie or tell the truth, he will more than likely lie.“It’s a strategy that works because when I lie, I’m essentially telling people what they want to hear, and people really like hearing things they want to hear. Even if they sort of know that nothing I’m saying is true.”

“It’s a freeing strategy, really, because I don’t have to worry about facts or being accurate or having any concrete positions of any kind,” Romney added.
Romney said he is telling at least 80 percent more lies now than he was two months ago. Buoyed by his strong debate performance, which by his own admission included 40 or 50 instances of lying in one 90-minute period, the candidate said he will continue to “just openly lie [his] ass off” until the Nov. 6 election.
Whether it’s a senior citizen, military family, working mother, businessman, or middle-class American, Romney said, he will lie to every single one of them as often as he can if that’s what it takes to win the presidency.

“The best part is, it’s really easy to lie,” said Romney, who added that voicing whatever untruths come into his mind at any given moment is an easy thing to do because all it requires is opening his mouth and talking.“For example, if someone accuses me of having a tax plan that makes no discernable sense, I just lie and say that I do have a tax plan that makes sense. I also say there is a study that backs up my plan. See that? Simple.

None of it is remotely true, of course, but now we’re moving on to the next topic because people are usually too afraid to ask me straight up if I’m lying, because that is apparently not something you ask someone who is running for president.”

Moreover, Romney said, if anyone does accuse him of lying, he will simply say he is not lying, which he noted is just an extension of the overall strategy.

“So, if I’m talking to retirees,” Romney continued,“I lie and say I’ll fight tooth and nail to save Medicare, which causes them to applaud. On the other hand, if I’m talking to the party base, I lie and say we have to cut Medicare, which causes them to applaud. So, you see, my goal here is to get everyone applauding for me, because if everyone is clapping their hands, standing on their feet, and shouting my name, that means they like me and will vote for me.”
Romney’s campaign advisers said that they adopted the strategy of lying a lot after realizing several things:(1) Lying sounds good, especially when the truth sounds bad,(2) the American media doesn’t care if you lie,(3) the American people don’t care if you lie, and (4) it’s okay to lie if you are very, very desperate to become the president of the United States.

“Most important, Mitt is comfortable when he is lying because then he doesn’t have to say anything bad. And in this last month it’s important that we just let Mitt be Mitt, whoever the hell that is.”
“It’s late in the game, but this campaign has finally found its groove,” Rhoades added.“And that groove is lying. Bald-faced, make-no-apologies, dirty, filthy lying.”
According to Romney, amidst all the lies, there is only one thing that remains true.

“I literally have no clue where I stand on any single issue at this point,” said Romney, adding that when it comes to women’s rights, gay rights, health care, the middle class, the economy, or the U.S. military, all he knows is how to lie about them.
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#769961 Oct 12, 2012
President Starky wrote:
"When a wise man debates with a fool,the fool rages and laughs, and there is no peace and quiet"
Proverbs 29:9
good post starky,have fun with it on debate posts etc...biden

Saint Louis, MO

#769962 Oct 12, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
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Sadly, Obama supporters will believe anything to cover Obama's butt.
Your party is the one that believes every crazy conspiracy story that Fox reports.


Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#769963 Oct 12, 2012
dem wrote:
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The rats are still blamed for the Black Plague.
Actually it was the fleas on the rats.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#769964 Oct 12, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>(Sept 14, 2012) After Mitt Romney was knocked back on his heels for commenting on the diplomatic attacks in the Middle East before all of the facts were in, advisers to the GOP nominee said he has yet to receive national security briefings from the Obama administration.
But those briefings will begin next week, a campaign spokesperson told CNN on Thursday.
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"For the last several weeks, the Romney campaign has been in touch with the intelligence community to arrange intelligence briefings for Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan, consistent with tradition," the spokesperson, who declined to be named, told CNN. "They will begin next week and, beyond that, we will have no further comment."
Why do you not comment on president nobama claiming the attack on our embassy was the result of a video? You forgot that fact?

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