Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1496621 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: May 11

Newville, PA

#772465 Oct 15, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>When did Clinton order the regime change in Iraq? how did you think that was going to happen?
George W. Bush did not invent the idea of deposing the Iraqi tyrant. For years before he came on the scene, removing Saddam Hussein had been a priority embraced by the Democratic administration of Bill Clinton and by Clinton’s most vocal supporters in the Senate:
Saddam Hussein must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas, or biological weapons.... Other countries possess weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles. With Saddam, there is one big difference: he has used them. Not once, but repeatedly.... I have no doubt today that, left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will use these terrible weapons again.
These were the words of President Clinton on the night of December 16, 1998 as he announced a four-day bombing campaign over Iraq. Only six weeks earlier, Clinton had signed the Iraq Liberation Act authorizing Saddam’s overthrow—an initiative supported unanimously in the Senate and by a margin of 360 to 38 in the House.“Iraqis deserve and desire freedom,” Clinton had declared. On the evening the bombs began to drop, Vice President Al Gore told CNN’s Larry King:
You allow someone like Saddam Hussein to get nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, chemical weapons, biological weapons. How many people is he going to kill with such weapons?... We are not going to allow him to succeed.[emphasis added]
What these and other such statements remind us is that, by the time George Bush entered the White House in January 2001, the United States was already at war with Iraq, and in fact had been at war for a decade, ever since the first Gulf war in the early 1990’s.(This was literally the case, the end of hostilities in 1991 being merely a cease-fire and not a formal surrender followed by a peace treaty.) Not only that, but the diplomatic and military framework Bush inherited for neutralizing the Middle East’s most fearsome dictator had been approved by the United Nations. It consisted of (a) regular UN inspections to track and dispose of weapons of mass destruction (WMD’s) remaining in Saddam’s arsenal since the first Gulf war; (b) UN-monitored sanctions to prevent Saddam from acquiring the means to make more WMD’s; and (c) the creation of so-called “no-fly zones” over large sections of southern and northern Iraq to deter Saddam from sending the remnants of his air force against resisting Kurds and Shiite Muslims.
The problem, as Bill Clinton discovered at the start of his second term, was that this “containment regime” was collapsing. By this point Saddam was not just the brutal dictator who had killed as many as two million of his own people and used chemical weapons in battle against Iran (and in 1988 against Iraqis themselves). Nor was he just the regional aggressor who had to be driven out of Kuwait in 1991 by an international coalition of armed forces in Operation Desert Storm. As Clinton recognized, Saddam’s WMD programs, in combination with his ties to international terrorists, posed a direct challenge to the United States.
In a February 17, 1998 speech at the Pentagon, Clinton focused on what in his State of the Union address a few weeks earlier he had called an “unholy axis” of rogue states and predatory powers threatening the world’s security.“There is no more clear example of this threat,” he asserted,“than Saddam Hussein’s Iraq,” and he added that the danger would grow many times worse if Saddam were able to realize his thoroughly documented ambition, going back decades and at one point close to accomplishment, of acquiring an arsenal of nuclear as well as chemical and biological weapons. The United States, Clinton said,“simply cannot allow this to happen.”
Sanctions. Supporting those inside Iraq who want Sadam gone.

This country has engineered plenty of regime changes without invasion.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#772466 Oct 15, 2012
fred wrote:
<quoted text>
tax cuts are stimulating duh
Unleashing the free market capitalism is stimulating duh duh
Watching Hindenburg homers world collapse is stimulating duh duh duh
Even socialist Sweden just is lowering their taxes. The Swedes are smarter than O'bama-damn.
STOCKHOLM--The Swedish government Thursday said the corporate tax rate will be lowered to 22% from 26.3% in its 2013 budget proposal.

"This is to improve the conditions for new jobs and investments in Sweden. The significant lowering of corporate tax is expected to strengthen the investor climate and growth in Sweden," the government said.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sweden-to-cu...

Someone get Sweden on the phone to call the idiot in the White House-look at what their own government said. Even Socialist Sweden is falling apart under entitlements and all that health care crap. They are running out of everyone else's money.
Jimmy

Hamden, CT

#772467 Oct 15, 2012
Obama & Demcorts are cutting Medicare from underneath our parents & the elderly to fund Socialism/Obamacare.

Vote Romney/Ryan to stop the destruction of the best country in the world.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#772468 Oct 15, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The ultraconservative website LifeSiteNews today is boasting that Ken Cuccinelli, the Attorney General of Virginia and a leading candidate for Governor, told a gathering of activists from groups such as the American Life League and the Campaign Life Coalition, which founded LifeSiteNews, that he uses the website as part of his anti-choice activism:...
This is the same website that demanded the Catholic Church excommunicate Democratic politicians, maintained that feminists were to blame for the Costa Concordia disaster, compares gays and lesbians to pagans and fervently supports ex-gay ‘reparative’ therapy. Jalsevac even asked for donations to promote “freedom from the homosexual lifestyle”:...
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/cuccine...
Oh yeah, that guy is wound up tight for sure, sick in the head.
Jimmy

Hamden, CT

#772469 Oct 15, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
If I were a black man, that would be a slur.
I love the way you Tea Party people rush to defend racists.
It would be OK dumb dave, as the Morman DemoKraut Senate Majority leader Hairy Reid would call you a light skinned NEGRO with no NEGRO dialict.

I love the way you DemoKrauts rush to defend racistslike your Senate Majority Leader.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#772470 Oct 15, 2012
new yawk wrote:
For those who believe arms confiscation by The Government is not possible, you may want to think again.
For those who are concerned, all American Citizens should be, just Google:
obama un gun control 2012
**Obama, UN and gun control in one sentence is ominous.
**Or any American President throwing down with The UN on stripping Our 2nd Amendment Right with UN involvement and signed treaties. Bad Business.
It may be possible, but not probable. That's just a scare tactic to scare the gun nuts. Never gonna happen.
Jimmy

Hamden, CT

#772471 Oct 15, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Sanctions. Supporting those inside Iraq who want Sadam gone.
This country has engineered plenty of regime changes without invasion.
Dumb Dave. What do you do besides post silly comments all day on Topix? Anything?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#772472 Oct 15, 2012
Fire OPEC-Hire KEYSTONE!!!!!!
ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
fred

Milford, CT

#772473 Oct 15, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Sanctions. Supporting those inside Iraq who want Sadam gone.
This country has engineered plenty of regime changes without invasion.
fred hopes Iran nukes you

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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#772474 Oct 15, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
And, don't forget to mention that the Republicans turned over to the Democrats in January, 2007, a declining 0.16 (that's zero point one six) trillion dollar deficit DURING A WAR, after which the Democrats increased it by ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED PERCENT.
And, don't forget to mention that the Republicans turned over to the Democrats in January, 2007, a 5 trillion dollar debt after fighting a global war for 5 years... and winning it. Mission accomplished.))))) The Democrats have reversed almost all gains made by the US Armed Forces in addition to more than tripling the debt to what it is today, 16 trillion dollars.
What did Saul Alinsky say? The organizer isn't bound by the truth?
... goddam Marxist dupe.
So where is that list of legislation the Democrats passed in the first 9 months of 2007 that created the recession.

I keep asking & you keep running.

Chickenshit.

And really, we had both wars won in Jan. of 2007. Wow. You certainly like to rewrite history.
Obamasharpton

Stratford, CT

#772475 Oct 15, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh yeah, that guy is wound up tight for sure, sick in the head.
That's Obama for you!
dim

Watertown, MA

#772476 Oct 15, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>my name is being hijacked today, but that's ok if it keeps one ObamaCon busy and off the streets.
We know Jane. I suspect the lowlife is Dem, who is really just another idiot who posts under another name.

They are just frustrated, angry, hateful rejects.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#772477 Oct 15, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I know an Alinski worshiper like you probably thinks Clinton invaded Iraq.
He didn't. Really.
In his final year in office, Clinton decided that his contribution to Middle East peace would lie not in the removal of Saddam Hussein but in a grand attempt to resolve the conflict between the Palestinians and Israel. With this, he missed his last chance to deal forcefully with the man he was publicly committed to overthrowing. Worse, by focusing his energies on a futile effort to placate Yasir Arafat, he diverted American attention not only from Saddam but from the mounting challenge represented by Osama bin Laden—not to mention the possibility that these two sinister figures might some day find common ground. As Clinton’s administration ended, Iraqi defectors were claiming that Saddam had set up camps in which terrorists connected with bin Laden were training to attack the United States.

Clinton didn't care. Just like everything that was wrong when he left office, he passed this off like a hot potato, Clinton couldn't get out of office soon enough.

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#772478 Oct 15, 2012
kuda wrote:
<quoted text>
I, for one, would greatly miss Reince Priebus. He’s so “expressive” and giggly and he uniquely manages to exemplify the level of sincerity and indeed the very heart and soul of the RNC.
Here he is in action — no it’s NOT one of his drunk Youtube vids:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =JNLcl3ZsRNwXX&feature=rel ated
He always comes off as a ready to break into a crying jag, whiny drunk. I can only assume he has been spending too much time at the golf course with our Weeper of the House.

For the Halloween season, I found this one rather amusing
soundcloud.com/mike-in-raleigh/the-romney-sta...
FIRE THE GOP

Lillington, NC

#772479 Oct 15, 2012
for commie red fred: your boss? Laugh turd! Laugh!
truth wrote:
YOU dopes are so dumb!
Here is some MORMON FUN:
search: September 11, 1857

Hey Mitt! Release the family portraits: Gran pappy's and all those wives. Eeeeeeeeeeewwww!!!

I think Mitt Romney is so messed up because as a Mormon he is supposed to have as many wives and children as he can afford.

Mitt is filthy rich!
He should be king Mormon!
With 300 wives and over 2000 children!

Oh Mitty!! Only one wife and 5 kids!
Your Gran pappy's are so let down. Mitt a high priest bishop stake president!!!! CHURCH LEADER....TEMPLE MORMON!

God on Uranus is pissssssed! How you gonna be a Mormon God with an earthly performance like that Mitt!

Your spirit children are lacking bro!
I would be so pisssssed off if my Church I took a secret temple death oath to, changed the rules and denied me my church rights to spirit kids, just to appease the USA government?

If he has all the power? Scary!

Now I know why Mitt Romney is such a lying, messed up filthy rich guy!!!

I solved it for ya! <--------- Genius!
<quoted text>

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#772480 Oct 15, 2012
Mitt Romney.

Had the nerve to protest FOR the Vietnam War when he knew his church had lied to keep him out of the draft.

That is the type of person Mitt Romney is.
dim

Watertown, MA

#772481 Oct 15, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Sanctions. Supporting those inside Iraq who want Sadam gone.
This country has engineered plenty of regime changes without invasion.
Just like Obummer did with Libya.

Now we have four dead Americans because Obummer is an incompetent BOOB!
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#772482 Oct 15, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Even socialist Sweden just is lowering their taxes. The Swedes are smarter than O'bama-damn.
STOCKHOLM--The Swedish government Thursday said the corporate tax rate will be lowered to 22% from 26.3% in its 2013 budget proposal.
"This is to improve the conditions for new jobs and investments in Sweden. The significant lowering of corporate tax is expected to strengthen the investor climate and growth in Sweden," the government said.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sweden-to-cu...
Someone get Sweden on the phone to call the idiot in the White House-look at what their own government said. Even Socialist Sweden is falling apart under entitlements and all that health care crap. They are running out of everyone else's money.
Stopping a Financial Crisis, the Swedish Way
By CARTER DOUGHERTY

Published: September 22, 2008

A banking system in crisis after the collapse of a housing bubble. An economy hemorrhaging jobs. A market-oriented government struggling to stem the panic. Sound familiar?

It does to Sweden. The country was so far in the hole in 1992 — after years of imprudent regulation, short-sighted economic policy and the end of its property boom — that its banking system was, for all practical purposes, insolvent.

Sweden did not just bail out its financial institutions by having the government take over the bad debts. It extracted pounds of flesh from bank shareholders before writing checks. Banks had to write down losses and issue warrants to the government.

That strategy held banks responsible and turned the government into an owner. When distressed assets were sold, the profits flowed to taxpayers, and the government was able to recoup more money later by selling its shares in the companies as well
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/23/business/wo...
dim

Watertown, MA

#772483 Oct 15, 2012
Obamasharpton wrote:
<quoted text> That's Obama for you!
Is that why Obama is losing?

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#772484 Oct 15, 2012
fred wrote:
<quoted text>
W preemptively attacked Saddam, authorized by congress and the UN, to ensure Saddam did not acquire nukes. Preemptive means before...duh
When there are no WMDs, preemptive means actions of a war criminal. There are more reasons than just lack of intellectual curiosity that keep Dumbya from traveling abroad these days.(Some of you would actually try to make a case for Osama taking a preemptive strike at the Trade Center if he were a republican?)

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