Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1522437 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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Gunner

Middletown, CT

#771390 Oct 14, 2012
Someone Has Finally Thrown Hillary Clinton Under The Bus And His Name Is Barack Obama

The White House is throwing Hillary Clinton under the 2012 election bus.

Top officials have already claimed the nation’s intelligence agencies did not alert the White House to the growing danger facing the State Department’s facility in Benghazi, Libya, which was destroyed Sept. 11 by a jihadi attack on the 11th anniversary of the atrocities in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
Gunner

Middletown, CT

#771391 Oct 14, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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one word from Bubba and Obama is through.....
Ben Rhodes, President Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser for communications, extended the claim Oct. 11 by telling told Foreign Policy magazine that neither Biden nor President Barack Obama knew of the growing danger.

“Biden speaks only for himself and the president and neither of them knew about the requests at the time,” Rhodes said, according to Foreign policy.

“These kinds of issues are handling in the State Department by security officials,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said during Friday’s press briefing.

Security matters “are decided at the State Department,” he said, amid tough questioning from Fox News Channel’s Ed Henry.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#771392 Oct 14, 2012
Waxman wrote:
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Translation:
Some Liberal lied and said the NRA....
I'm not a FOXbot. I don't need to lie.

You may recently have seen some in the Internet rumor mill feverishly repeating the obvious truth above, in an effort to stir up fear about recent acquisitions of ammunition by the Department of Homeland Security and a number of smaller agencies. The mildest writers have questioned why seemingly mundane agencies would need ammunition at all; more incendiary authors suggest that these government agencies are preparing for a war with the American people.

Much of the concern stems from a lack of understanding of the law enforcement functions carried about by officers in small federal agencies. These agents have the power to make arrests and execute warrants, just like their better-known counterparts at agencies like the FBI.

....Perhaps most strangely, some have cited the purchase of hollow-point ammunition as evidence of the federal government's evil motives. Hollow-points are the defensive ammunition of choice for federal, state and local law enforcement officers across the country, just as they are for private citizens. These attacks are eerily similar to statements made by gun prohibitionists, who spent the much of the '70s,'80s and '90s complaining about "dum dum" bullets.(In fact, the Violence Policy Center's website still exhibits a publication lamenting that federal ammunition law "has no effect on today's generation of high-tech hollow-point ammunition.") The attacks also ignore the fact that federal agents, unlike average taxpayers on more limited budgets, normally train and qualify with their duty ammunition.

As most gun owners will agree, skepticism of government is healthy. But today, there are more than enough actual threats to the Second Amendment to keep gun owners busy. With two key Supreme Court decisions hanging by a one-vote margin, the Justice Department deeply involved in a cover-up of a disastrous Mexican gun smuggling operation, and President Obama touting a ban on popular semi-automatic firearms, there is no need to invent additional threats to our rights.

http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/20...

You sir, are an idiot. All you had to do was a Google search, but no, you just hung yourself out for all to see that you live in a world of make believe like many other so called conservatives on this thread.
Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#771393 Oct 14, 2012
Waxman wrote:
Tbe Administration was asked repeatedly to increase security at the Libyan Embasssy.
This C O V E R U P is obvious.
Obama, Biden & Clinton are the Three Stooges.
Guess the bowing to the Saudi King & The Obama Apology (to Muslims) Tour was ineffective, eh?
Clinton is hiding under her desk.
The attack did not occur at the Libyan embassy. It occurred at a compound in Benghazi, some 600 miles away. The State Department was not notified that Ambassador Stevens and his entourage were traveling to Benghazi. Anyway, it was the Republicans who voted to cut funding for security at foreign embassies.
Gunner

Middletown, CT

#771394 Oct 14, 2012
FIRE THE GOP wrote:
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Mitt Romney wants rich guy tax cuts. 4 times more than Bush!
Jobs are created by the middle class doing great and increasing demand for goods and services in the USA economy.
Don't know who's the bigger schmuck for believing everything the government tells them - you or Davey.
And so it goes

Scottsbluff, NE

#771395 Oct 14, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are neck and neck in opinion polls, but there is one area in which the incumbent appears to have a big advantage: those who have already cast their ballots.
Obama leads Romney by 59 percent to 31 percent among early voters, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling data compiled in recent weeks.
The sample size of early voters is relatively small, but the Democrat's margin is still well above the poll's credibility interval - a measurement of polls' accuracy - of 10 percentage points.(full graphic: http://bit.ly/RmeEen )
With the Nov. 6 election just more than three weeks away, 7 percent of those surveyed said they had already voted either in person or by mail (full graphic: http://bit.ly/SWm5YR ).
The online poll is another sign that early voting is likely to play a bigger role this year than in 2008, when roughly one in three voters cast a ballot before Election Day. Voting is already under way in some form in at least 40 states.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/14/obam...
The last time I saw a break down of early voting requests Obama was behind were he was in 2008 in the swing states. Data is what it is? This was an on line poll requiring people willing to do one of these. Not much fun as I did one and it took over a half hour. File in interesting .
Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#771396 Oct 14, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
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Of course the state dept knows were their ambassador was. What you are implying is the admin is totally incompetent for not knowing.
If they were not notified, how would they know? Ambassador Stevens failed to notify the State Dept. because he knew they would advise him not to go to Benghazi.
O Baloney

Old Bridge, NJ

#771397 Oct 14, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
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After they are given a short grace period for the gun nuts to surrender their firearms, the Dept. of Homeland Security will mobilize to finish carrying out the lawful order. They will follow orders given by their President.
Can't we just go into a police precint and surrender them for cash like Obama loving ghetto dwellers do now? Like the Cash for Clunkers Program it could be called the Cash for Surrender Program? Another great lib idea. Meanwhile, whenever Obama lovers overtake a community,the neighborhood goes really, really fast. Then all the limousine liberals relocate where they (from their new safe neighborhoods) fashionably invite diversity again.

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/hom...
And so it goes

Scottsbluff, NE

#771399 Oct 14, 2012
FIRE THE GOP wrote:
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You lost it lady.
CEO is against the workforce.
They hate worker protections and minimum wage.
Mitt Romney wants rich guy tax cuts. 4 times more than Bush!
Jobs are created by the middle class doing great and increasing demand for goods and services in the USA economy.
Rich guy tax cuts just force the government to cut back on vital programs.
And borrow trillions more!
REPUBLICANS RUINED THE USA!
A VOTE FOR MITT IS WASTED..........WAKE UP DUMBFFFFCKs!
You are stacking a bunch of talking points one on top of another without making any connections and think this is a brilliant response.

Give us an example of when the middle class created any new job without having a CEO or owner. This could be interesting.
And so it goes

Scottsbluff, NE

#771400 Oct 14, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
<quoted text> If they were not notified, how would they know? Ambassador Stevens failed to notify the State Dept. because he knew they would advise him not to go to Benghazi.
So you are going with the State Dept is incompetent angle?
O Baloney

Old Bridge, NJ

#771401 Oct 14, 2012
Gunner wrote:
Someone Has Finally Thrown Hillary Clinton Under The Bus And His Name Is Barack Obama
The White House is throwing Hillary Clinton under the 2012 election bus.
Top officials have already claimed the nation’s intelligence agencies did not alert the White House to the growing danger facing the State Department’s facility in Benghazi, Libya, which was destroyed Sept. 11 by a jihadi attack on the 11th anniversary of the atrocities in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
I think the call might have been made, but the Voicemail Box at the White House was full and no one was there to listen to that red phone. Obama was in Las Vegas.

Hillary predicted that in 2008.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#771402 Oct 14, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
<quoted text>
The last time I saw a break down of early voting requests Obama was behind were he was in 2008 in the swing states. Data is what it is? This was an on line poll requiring people willing to do one of these. Not much fun as I did one and it took over a half hour. File in interesting .
Filed.
Gunner

Middletown, CT

#771403 Oct 14, 2012
dem wrote:
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when the fast and furious was declared yet another right wing hysteria?
Declared by whom?
RUSH10ME

Richmond, VA

#771404 Oct 14, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
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After they are given a short grace period for the gun nuts to surrender their firearms, the Dept. of Homeland Security will mobilize to finish carrying out the lawful order. They will follow orders given by their President.
The LAWFUL gun owners of the country will not give up our right to bear arms for anyone , and certainly not for a misguided Jr. senator who hasn't a clue as to the depth of our love of the constitution and the great men who have died to defend it , you want our guns only to make it easier to take the rest of our liberty's and rights , this is not England or Australlia we will fight and die defending our rights , make no mistake about it we ARE the real homeland security .
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#771406 Oct 14, 2012
By Your Command

.... The emphasis that these hawkish critics put on the imagined efficacy of “speaking out” was an early sign that they had fully embraced the idea of the Presidency as a vehicle for delivering rhetoric capable of changing entrenched political realities on the other side of the planet. We can only hope that they do not sincerely hold such an insane belief.

To some extent, this was just partisan opportunism: fault the incumbent for whatever he did or didn’t do, and insist that his “failure” to do something different was a disaster. The obsession with the Green movement protests in particular suggests that some movement conservatives have come to take these arguments seriously, or at least to make everyone else think that they take them seriously. They want the public to believe that they think that presidential rhetoric can alter the course of foreign political events. It’s difficult to overstate just how breathtakingly arrogant one has to be to presume that the influence of the U.S. government in shaping the affairs of other nations is that great.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
O Baloney

Old Bridge, NJ

#771407 Oct 14, 2012
Crazy Uncle Joe Biden

As we all learn, usually painfully, a smile isn't always a smile. The difference between a smile and a grimace, after all, is a matter of a few muscles. Or as Shakespeare had Hamlet say: "That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain."

No, I'm not calling Biden a villain, but when someone employs a smile with purpose, as he obviously did, there's good cause to examine the behavior more closely. What did he intend? What impression was he hoping to make? What was the effect on his audience?

Post-debate commentary has included the likelihood that Democrats, deflated since Sub-Obama's encounter with Uber-Romney, saw Biden as a mirthful wonk-slayer. A Goliath in years and stature, he slew young David from Accounting. Which is, of course, not the way the story is supposed to go.

Non-Democrats, including Republicans and independents, likely saw Biden as dismissive, rude and unnecessarily condescending. A man confident of his facts doesn't have to deflect a weak argument with a sneer or a smile. A senior statesman can afford to be gracious, especially if he believes the facts are on his side.

But were they? Fact-checkers are furiously whittling away, but one obvious and potentially harmful error was the vice president's incorrect assertion that our murdered ambassador and staff in Benghazi hadn't asked for and been denied additional security. In congressional testimony the day before, State Department officials admitted exactly that.

Biden did render a satisfying "gotcha" of his own when he reminded Ryan that the Wisconsin congressman had written the Obama administration two letters requesting stimulus funds. Ouch.

Ryan, persistently respectful, managed to maintain as close to a poker face as one can under the circumstances.

Biden's smile, though it may be the most remembered part of the debate, probably didn't work as intended.

Democrats may have overlooked the inauthenticity of the smile, not to mention Biden's repeated interruptions, because he was projecting the aggression they were feeling. As their agent, he was compensating for the president's perceived weakness. The anger they feel is really toward Obama, of course; Ryan was merely his stand-in.
Research on smiles is extensive and fascinating.

Sincere smiles, which have a name -- the Duchenne smile -- are related to health and longevity, among other things. But studies also show that different kinds of smiles convey different messages. Our deep brains instinctively decipher smiles and generally know what they mean. A sincere smile conveys confidence, humor and contagious well-being.

An insincere smile is hostile -- and creepy.

When Biden and Obama project a Duchenne smile, it is indeed a sunny day. They both are blessed with dazzlers and both obviously have recognized the advantage this gives them in politics. Obama's legendary likability most likely is linked to his billion-buck grin.

To receive a warm smile is its own reward. To be on the receiving end of an insincere smile, or one that doesn't fit the message being delivered, is psychological trickery.

Think of Nurse Ratched in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." She smiled even as she delivered psyche-crushing information. The disconnect between what her victims were seeing and what they were hearing and feeling was torturous. Similarly, the teacher who smiles and says "Johnny made a bad choice" is confusing and potentially enraging.

Finally, a politician who smiles while trying to take you down may be a pro, but he's no friend.

"Who do you trust?" Biden asked Americans as he looked directly into the camera.

Well, now, funny you should ask.

http://www.newsday.com/opinion/parker-joe-bid...
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#771408 Oct 14, 2012
Nana wrote:
Obama seems to be nice, but has NOT kept is promises to the Amerian People, we are on a Fiscal Cliff, and something needs to be done. America Cannot survive another four more years of the SOS. AMERICA needs JOBS, JOBS, JOBS !!!
ROMNEY is a JOB GURU, I will vote ROMNEY-RYAN.
Move to China and you can work at Romneys factory for $20.00 a month
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#771409 Oct 14, 2012
Romney’s Wrong on Syria

Intervention to depose Assad has major risks and no national security imperative.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#771410 Oct 14, 2012
dem wrote:
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And all get washed to sea, broke, with sore azzholes.
Now they're all experts on Libya!!
Obamasharpton

Stratford, CT

#771411 Oct 14, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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If Mitt gets elected, he will shut down all media, you think you know nothing now? Ha!
Non-transparent Obama is finished, as so are you..."FIN"ished...L OL

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