Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1250608 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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Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#772060 Oct 15, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
<quoted text> Hillary was still saying that, not President Obama.
Sept. 25:
ABC airs the television show The View, in which Obama is asked about Clinton's statement. "We don't have all of the information yet so we are still gathering," he says. He says there is "no doubt" that "it wasn't just a mob action."
"What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests," he says.
In a speech to the United Nations, Obama condemns the attacks and the American filmmaker, saying, "A crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world."
Clinton issues a statement acknowledging that an al-Qaeda affiliate in Libya and other Islamist terror groups "are seeking to extend their reach and their networks in multiple directions."
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2012... #
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#772061 Oct 15, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
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Then why are all the ice caps melting? Why is the world having record droughts? It's because of man's addiction to oil and coal, that's why. The world needs to find cleaner energy sources.
Bullshyte-- WE the USA need to keep focusing on already existant technoLOGICAL advancements rather than pizzing away non-existant government dollars on windmills and sun beams!!!!!

NINETY billion on bail outs for fail outs in one term versus (over YEARS)

Electric utilities have already spent $60 billion to control sulfur emissions, and the investment, which continues every year, has paid off. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, sulfur dioxide emissions from electric utilities have gone down 18 percent from their 1973 peak. Taking into account that coal use by utilities has gone up dramatically during the period makes the accomplishment all the more impressive. As new, technologically advanced power plants replace older, less efficient ones, the trend toward lower sulfur dioxide emissions is expected to be enhanced.

WTH we doing in Libya??????????
(Burning down the house
My house is out of the ordinary
That's right, don't want to hurt nobody
Some things sure can sweep me off my feet
Burning down the house
No visible means of support and you have not seen nothin' yet
Everything's stuck together
I don't know what you expect staring into the TV set

Burning down the hous3
Burning down the house

Burning down the house) "the Talking Heads".

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#772062 Oct 15, 2012
"Democracy works admirably in societies where it is allowed to develop organically. But when other governments try to accelerate its growth artificially or hasten its triumph from outside, especially when they resort to military force to do so, the result is almost always a fierce reaction against the forces of democracy. This reaction often generates extreme fascist, repressive, and intolerant forces. And these forces usually win and take power. Then they impose themselves on the societies in question, delaying any real democratic development for decades or generations.

The efforts of the French Revolutionaries and Napoleon to export liberty, equality, and brotherhood across Europe by fire and sword instead ensured the survival of the old traditional empires for another 120 years. The efforts of Lenin and Trotsky to export socialism and communism by similar means were even more catastrophic. The backlash against them in Germany propelled Adolf Hitler to power.

It is not in America’s interests to follow in those footsteps—to put it mildly."

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#772063 Oct 15, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe he needs to pull up his tighty whities and start acting like an adult. He can start by accepting the fact that he made promises that he can't keep, that he refusses to accept any blame for the state of the economy, and that he has been blaming a video to cover up a terrorist attack.
SEC. 8.(b)
Nothing in this joint resolution shall be construed to require any further specific statutory authorization to permit members of United States Armed Forces to participate jointly with members of the armed forces of one or more foreign countries in the headquarters operations of high-level military commands which were established prior to the date of enactment of this joint resolution and pursuant to the United Nations Charter or any treaty ratified by the United States prior to such date.
SEC 8.(c)
For purposes of this joint resolution, the term "introduction of United States Armed Forces" includes the assignment of member of such armed forces to command, coordinate, participate in the movement of, or accompany the regular or irregular military forces of any foreign country or government when such military forces are engaged, or there exists an imminent threat that such forces will become engaged, in hostilities.

Libya=Foreign Policy FAILURE.

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#772064 Oct 15, 2012
U.S. Intervention in Syria Would Be Deeply Unpopular, Foolish, and Destructive

Even more than in Libya, the U.S. would be acting virtually alone in Syria if it intervened. Regional opinion would be strongly against such action, and so would American public opinion. It would be the height of political folly for any administration to lead a military intervention in Syria, and it would also be the wrong policy for the U.S., its allies and clients, and Syria. Opting not to drag the U.S. into another unnecessary war can hardly be called a failure.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
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#772065 Oct 15, 2012
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TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#772066 Oct 15, 2012
HillJack wrote:
If you don't vote for Obama. Romney and Ryan will end social security, they will eliminate abortions and people will die in back alleys, maybe your daughter. They will take away food stamps and phones and people will starve and not be able to call for help and probably die. Also they will repeal health care and millions wll go bankrupt or die because they can't get care. They will eliminate teachers, police and firemen and your kids will be stupid and may die from being not being able to get a job cause no one taught them and they are now stupid and they can't get food stamps or social security because they are gone and may die, lotsa people will die because there will be no police and houses will burn and someone may die if they are stuck inside. They want dirty air and water,so you will get sick and die if you haven't yet. They are going to give the rich $5 Trillion dollars and make you pay for it by raising your taxes. The rich will become richer on our backs and when you die your family wont be able to afford to buy you a casket and bury you. And if you vote for Romney you are a racist.
Be smart, not dumb, vote Obama 2012
WTH we doing in Libya??

(CNN)-- A pro-al Qaeda group responsible for a previous armed assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is the chief suspect in Tuesday's attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, sources tracking militant Islamist groups in eastern Libya say.

They also note that the attack immediately followed a call from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri for revenge for the death in June of Abu Yahya al-Libi, a senior Libyan member of the terror group.

The group suspected to be behind the assault -- the Imprisoned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades --***first surfaced in May when it claimed responsibility for an attack on the International Red Cross office in Benghazi.***The following month the group claimed responsibility for detonating an explosive device outside the U.S. Consulate and later released a video of that attack.

Noman Benotman, once a leading member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and now based at the Quilliam Foundation in London told CNN, "An attack like this would likely have required preparation. This would not seem to be merely a protest which escalated."

Foreign Policy FAILURE.

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!

Since: Nov 09

Beaver Island, MI

#772067 Oct 15, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
Axelrod looks like the sinister villain in a silent film....the worst possible spokeshole for Hussein Obama.....
You think Reince Priebus, the sniveling weasel that heads the Republican party is better? This guy is a combination of Barney Fife and Pee Wee Herman.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#772068 Oct 15, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
"Democracy works admirably in societies where it is allowed to develop organically. But when other governments try to accelerate its growth artificially or hasten its triumph from outside, especially when they resort to military force to do so, the result is almost always a fierce reaction against the forces of democracy. This reaction often generates extreme fascist, repressive, and intolerant forces. And these forces usually win and take power. Then they impose themselves on the societies in question, delaying any real democratic development for decades or generations.
The efforts of the French Revolutionaries and Napoleon to export liberty, equality, and brotherhood across Europe by fire and sword instead ensured the survival of the old traditional empires for another 120 years. The efforts of Lenin and Trotsky to export socialism and communism by similar means were even more catastrophic. The backlash against them in Germany propelled Adolf Hitler to power.
It is not in America’s interests to follow in those footsteps—to put it mildly."
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...
Hell--obviously we (as a nation) can't even keep up with what's going on in with our folks sent to Libya--let alone get involved in another mess like Syria.
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Al-Qaeda said the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya was in revenge for the killing of the network’s number two Sheikh Abu Yahya al-Libi, SITE Intelligence Group reported Saturday.

“The killing of Sheikh Abu Yahya only increased the enthusiasm and determination of the sons of (Libyan independence hero) Omar al-Mokhtar to take revenge upon those who attack our Prophet,” Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said in a statement, quoted by the US-based monitoring group.

Al-Qaeda’s Yemen-based offshoot did not claim direct responsibility for Tuesday’s attack on the US consulate in Benghazi that killed the US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans.

But it stressed that “the uprising of our people in Libya, Egypt and Yemen against America and its embassies is a sign to notify the United States that its war is not directed against groups and organisations … but against the Islamic nation that has rebelled against injustice.”

The statement comes four days after Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri issued a video eulogising Libi, his late deputy and propaganda chief who was killed in a drone strike in June.

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WTH we doing in Libya (aside from aiding and abetting failed statehood, ripening condition for increased extremist terrorist acitvities) but hey--no extra support needed.

FAILED Foreign Policy.

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#772069 Oct 15, 2012
Charles Krauthammer is still clinging to a weird revisionist story of what Romney did in response to the embassy and consulate attacks:

He issued a two-sentence critique of the initial statement issued by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on the day the mob attacked. The critique was not only correct but vindicated when the State Department disavowed the embassy statement. However, because the critique was not framed within a larger argument about the misdirection of U.S. Middle East policy, it could be — and was — characterized as a partisan attack on the nation’s leader at a moment of national crisis.

There’s something impressive about the willful refusal to acknowledge what Romney did two weeks ago. The Obama administration is now coming under appropriate scrutiny for its handling of the attack on the Benghazi consulate, but it is telling that this is exactly the sort of scrutiny Romney could not provide then or now. Romney’s first impulse wasn’t to raise legitimate questions about security or post-war instability in Libya. It was to recycle his big lie about the “apology tour” and to tell a new lie that the administration sympathized with the people attacking our diplomatic missions. Even before he knew everything that had happened, Romney’s instinct was to seek political advantage and to spread falsehoods. Romney’s failure wasn’t that he didn’t frame his ill-advised, dishonest attack correctly, and it’s difficult to imagine how he could have framed it in a way that didn’t rely on his earlier nonsense arguments. It would have been useful to have a credible challenger capable of making sound criticisms of administration actions, but that is exactly the candidate we don’t have.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#772070 Oct 15, 2012
Since the party leaders and Romney had been entirely in favor of the Libyan intervention, and chastised Obama for being too slow to start an unnecessary war, they were in no position to draw attention to the war’s destructive consequences, and they were not inclined to do so. Romney is incapable of “going for the larger argument,” as Krauthammer urges, because there is no larger argument that he or his hawkish allies can make. Where Obama has bungled things, he has usually bungled them by being too hawkish. His failures are their failures.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#772071 Oct 15, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
Sept. 25:
ABC airs the television show The View, in which Obama is asked about Clinton's statement. "We don't have all of the information yet so we are still gathering," he says. He says there is "no doubt" that "it wasn't just a mob action."
"What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests," he says.
In a speech to the United Nations, Obama condemns the attacks and the American filmmaker, saying, "A crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world."
Clinton issues a statement acknowledging that an al-Qaeda affiliate in Libya and other Islamist terror groups "are seeking to extend their reach and their networks in multiple directions."
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2012... #
Libya: An opportunity for al Qaeda?
LIBYANS
February 25, 2011|By Paul Cruickshank, CNN Terrorism Analyst

A border guard in an empty customs hall on the Libya-Egyptian border. Fears are easing that al Qaeda will fill the void in Libya.

Libya's beleaguered leader Moammar Gadhafi Thursday blamed the uprising sweeping Libya on Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda, accusing the terrorist group of supplying Libyans with pills inducing them to revolt. "Our children have been manipulated by al Qaeda," he told Libyan state television by telephone.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#772072 Oct 15, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Since the party leaders and Romney had been entirely in favor of the Libyan intervention, and chastised Obama for being too slow to start an unnecessary war, they were in no position to draw attention to the war’s destructive consequences, and they were not inclined to do so. Romney is incapable of “going for the larger argument,” as Krauthammer urges, because there is no larger argument that he or his hawkish allies can make. Where Obama has bungled things, he has usually bungled them by being too hawkish. His failures are their failures.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Newsflash--Romney's not the POTUS---YET.

(and that's a reallllllllllly pathetic stretch for something-anything to blame-for the foreign policy FAILRE of the current admin on th task at hand).

WTH we doing in Libya-really--until Sept 11th, "WTH we doing in Libya" communications to the status off-have been almost non-existant in the lame stream media.

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#772073 Oct 15, 2012
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
You think Reince Priebus, the sniveling weasel that heads the Republican party is better? This guy is a combination of Barney Fife and Pee Wee Herman.
But in his written statement, he acknowledged that the "ferocity and intensity of the attack was nothing that we had seen in Libya, or that I had seen in my time in the Diplomatic Security Service. Having an extra foot of wall, or an extra-half dozen guards or agents would not have enabled us to respond to that kind of assault."

Nordstrom sounded a forlorn note when he said, "The takeaway from that, for me and my staff, it was abundantly clear, we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident. And the question that we would ask is, again,'How thin does the ice have to get before someone falls through?' "

In a sharply worded opening statement, Chaffetz said the attack on the Benghazi post could have been averted with a small amount of additional resources. He said an earlier bombing at the Benghazi post was a test by terrorists that went unaddressed by authorities.

"I believe we could have and should have saved the life of Ambassador Stevens and the other people who were there," Chaffetz said.

"Big black al qeada flag" been waving for awhile...

derrr "WTH we doing".o0.... in Libya??????????

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#772074 Oct 15, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
Global warming ended 16 years ago-
"The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.
The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.
This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.
The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued quietly on the internet, without any media fanfare, and, until today, it has not been reported."
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/articl...
Wow, it looks like global warming is a natural trend that occurs in cycles.
What will Algore do now? He might go on a hunger strike?
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#772075 Oct 15, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>What will Algore do now? He might go on a hunger strike?
Maybe he will invent something.
finding

Brookland, AR

#772076 Oct 15, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't worry, the Romney campaign busses people in, that happened in Miami when he appeared on Univision. Everything about Romney is a lie, and fake, staged. The President will be re elected
Hold on, not so fast, we have another debate tomorrow night, we have the 9-11 investigation going on, it's easy to see the cover up. We will be realeased from the chains on November 6 2012.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#772077 Oct 15, 2012
The appearance, mostly in Cleveland's predominantly black neighborhoods, of billboards warning against voter fraud is constitutionally protected speech.

It is also insulting, demeaning, belittling speech—coming from people who choose to remain anonymous—and a despicable election tactic.

The billboards, posted here and in Cincinnati and Milwaukee by what has been identified only as a private family foundation, insinuate that the neighborhoods in which they are found are hotbeds of voter fraud, which, of course, they are not.

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/20...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#772078 Oct 15, 2012
FIRE THE GOP wrote:
You are wrong!!
Print your slop a thousand more times.
Still will be wrong!
According to Mitt Romney: the buck stops at the presidents desk!
So your boss is wrong?
NATIONAL DEBT: WHO RANG IT UP?
All presidents combined before your Reagan: 7%.
Reagan: 13%
Bush 1: 11%
Bush 2: 43%
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All Republican!!
For stupid fffffcking tax cuts for already wealthy!
Rich guy tax cuts!
Mitt says: do it again!
Choke on that! Dippppschitttt!
Your slop is old and tired!
Lies!
That's why your boss is going to lose!
<quoted text>
Ok, tell me where I'm wrong.
There are many statements in the post. Identify the statement(s) that are wrong and tell us why it is wrong.
I'll help you. Here's the post again:

DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I know I've explained this to you before, but I'll do it one more time. You know, no child left behind.
In case you're like Obama and have never read the Constitution, this is an important point to understand when you discuss the debt and deficit:
Congress has full control of all the purse strings of the US government. The president cannot invent programs to spend on. Only Congress can do that. Only Congress can determine how much to spend on each of the programs only Congress can authorize.
Now, let's review some recent American history:
The Republicans turned over to the Democrats all the purse strings of the US government in January, 2007, with a declining 0.16 (that's zero point one six) trillion dollar deficit. The Democrats have increased that deficit ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED PERCENT to 2.4 trillion dollars.
The Republicans turned over to the Democrats a total public debt of 5 trillion dollars in January, 2007. The Democrats have more than tripled that debt which is 16 trillion dollars today.
Now, if you repeat the same ignorant stuff you've been regurgitating here, we can accurately describe you as a liar.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#772079 Oct 15, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>What will Algore do now? He might go on a hunger strike?
... please don't feed the Gore. ;-)

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