Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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

#772217 Oct 15, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>"We" = Obama and Biden, since such requests are handled by the State Department. "Security" = Tripoli, since Benghazi was part of the request.
"The facts:

On Wednesday, the State Department's former point man on security in Libya told the House Oversight Committee that he asked for additional security help for the Benghazi facility months before the attack, but was denied.

Various communications dating back a year asked for three to five diplomatic security agents, according to testimony at Wednesday's hearing. But Eric Nordstrom, the one-time regional security officer, said he verbally asked for 12 agents."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/12/politics/fact-c...

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#772218 Oct 15, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Was this before or after Bush told us: "The hard truth is that getting this deficit under control is gonna require some broad sacrifice, and that sacrifice must be shared by the employees of the federal government"
Before of after Bush told us: "After all, small businesses and families are tightening their belts. Their government should, too."
Do you have a Laura/children travel expense itinerary too?
Before, during and after. Dumbya is as big a douche as exists in the Greedy Old Pig party...remember all the golfing he did after he quit in honor of all those poor dead troops he'd killed?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#772219 Oct 15, 2012
leosnana wrote:
Oopsie! Way sorry, Benghazi was NOT a part of the request...not, not, not...
Oh, who cares! Run away with me! Did I mention I have two naked men in my basement?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#772220 Oct 15, 2012
Gunner wrote:
What to Make of Declining Democratic Registration?
Voter registration in the Buckeye State is down by 490,000 people from four years ago. Of that reduction, 44 percent is in Cleveland and surrounding Cuyahoga County, where Democrats outnumber Republicans more than two to one.…
Ohio is not alone. An August study by the left-leaning think tank Third Way showed that the Democratic voter registration decline in eight key swing states outnumbered the Republican decline by a 10-to-one ratio. In Florida, Democratic registration is down 4.9 percent, in Iowa down 9.5.
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/09...
Aren't American Idol ratings down too?
Chicago voter registration down compared with 2008, election officials say
'Younger voters just aren't as taken with the election as they were' when Obama first ran, researcher says.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-09-26...
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#772221 Oct 15, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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You're the guy who thinks that 10 cases of voter impersonation since 2000 are a big deal
Yes, I think voter fraud IS a "big deal". Don't you?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#772223 Oct 15, 2012
I, Jane, am reminded of that old schoolhouse maxim to, "Read the instructions carefully before you begin."
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#772224 Oct 15, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Pre or post mortem might be a better question.
French President François Hollande Promises to Ban Homework as Part of Educational Initiatives

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/10/15/french-pr...

I agree with this concept, as a teacher; do you?

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#772225 Oct 15, 2012
Eman wrote:
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Where did i blame anyone for a recession? I posted a fact which you can't seem to deal with.
You post something like " Under Obama, people died"

And then pretend that does not imply blame

I know your stupid little game & it doesn't work.

When you say incomes dropped under Obama, you know exactly what you are implying.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#772226 Oct 15, 2012
I'm so confused. Why are you doing this to me?
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#772227 Oct 15, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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...
crime prevention is a good thing....
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#772229 Oct 15, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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According to Paul Ryan, we should make no effort to raise revenues or cut spending unless that one action will eliminate the national debt.
Look, the idiot Ryan basically said it is a waste to consider raising the rate on the wealthy because the billions of dollars it would bring in to lower the deficit was not worth it.
So why is killing Big Bird to save 400 million worth it?
Because they can. It's a power play, he put the moderator, Jim Lehrer on notice that he will fire him. That's the vulture capitalist in action.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#772230 Oct 15, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
You really are dumb. The posters who point out that president nobama is not up to the job need no protection from folks such as myself. They are not racist, they are honest, something you are not.
Peace
KMA
Still protecting the racist f*cks I see.

It was a slur, moron.
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#772231 Oct 15, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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You elected George Bush & NYC was attacked.
Like it mattered who was president...
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#772232 Oct 15, 2012
yepperz wrote:
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Sure Twinks, whatever you say. Here's a heads up... cruising straight, married guys on political message boards ain't a good idea. Brings to mind bathroom stalls and airports. That's why there's gay sites.....this ain't one of em. Slither on over to one of those where you can be with your own kind and probably have a better shot at finding somebody who goes in for your form of soliciting. Hell, if you ever do find that right time and place, you might even work up the courage to finally out yourself Twinkie. Happy Trails Chuckles.
Kosher Jean from Queens....another homophobic leftwinger....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#772233 Oct 15, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
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But voter registration fraud is different. ACORN group submitted over 1.3 million voter registrations in 2008. More than a third were rejected and dozens of ACORN operatives were convicted. The non-partisan Pew Center on the States, in a recent study cited in USA Today, indicated that more than 24 million voter registration records in the US, about one in eight, are inaccurate, out-of-date, or duplicates. Some 2.8 million people are registered in two or more states, and 1.8 million registered voters are dead.
To suggest there isn't a problem is either uninformed, naive or dishonest.
There are problems. Voter fraud is not one of them. Incorrect registrations do not lead to voter fraud. Look at the FOX post. "Election fraud" Not one word of someone committing fraud at the polls. Because it doesn't happen.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#772234 Oct 15, 2012
Because I hate you, Jane. Mother would dress you and leave me outside in the barn naked, did you think I wouldn't be back for you, Jane? HAHAHAHAHAHAH! Step into the light, Jane, step into the light...

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#772235 Oct 15, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
"The facts:
On Wednesday, the State Department's former point man on security in Libya told the House Oversight Committee that he asked for additional security help for the Benghazi facility months before the attack, but was denied.
Various communications dating back a year asked for three to five diplomatic security agents, according to testimony at Wednesday's hearing. But Eric Nordstrom, the one-time regional security officer, said he verbally asked for 12 agents."
http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/12/politics/fact-c...
"state department's former point man'?? Is that like another Faux News "unnamed source" attribution? "Cables show security requests in Libya focused on Tripoli

By Eric Schmitt and Mark Landler

New York Times
Posted: 10/12/2012 09:21:05 PM PDT
Updated: 10/12/2012 09:21:06 PM PDT

WASHINGTON -- In the weeks leading up to the attack last month on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, diplomats on the ground sounded increasingly urgent alarms. In a stream of diplomatic cables, embassy security officers warned their superiors at the State Department of a worsening threat from Islamists, and requested that the teams of military personnel and State Department security guards who were already on duty be kept in service.

The requests were denied, but they were largely focused on extending the tours of security guards at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli -- not at the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, 400 miles away. And State Department officials testified this week during a hearing by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that extending the tour of additional guards -- a 16-member military security team -- through mid-September would not have changed the bloody outcome because it was based in Tripoli, not Benghazi."

Shit in the Middle East is very, very volitile--doesn't need any more meddling by you cranky old geezers seeking political gain, rapidly sinking into senility, but white...
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#772236 Oct 15, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Anwar Sadat was killed in 1981, President Obama was 20.kim Jong Ill died, was not killed.
perhaps Pedro was just tugging on your vagina......
Pedro

San Diego, CA

#772237 Oct 15, 2012
I like little boys.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#772239 Oct 15, 2012
Jesus H Flynt Esquire wrote:
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George W. Bush spent over 124 million taxpayer dollars on trips to his ranch in Crawford, TX, and using John Boehner’s logic we demand that the GOP pay us back.
While trying to distract America from the fact that his own caucus passed a budget that would double the interest rate on student loans, Speaker of the House John Boehner is whipping up the faux outrage over the cost of President Obama’s travel this week. Today, Boehner said,“This week, the President traveled across the country on taxpayers’ dime, at a cost of $179,000 an hour, insisting that Congress fix a problem that we were already working on. Frankly, I think this is beneath the dignity of the White House.”
Not surprisingly, John Boehner was totally silent when President George W. Bush was setting the presidential record for most vacation days. Bush was not only on vacation more than any other president. He spent more money on non-official travel than any other president in American history. As president, George W. Bush used Air Force One to fly to his ranch in Crawford, TX for vacation.
Boehner’s comments about the cost of Obama’s travel got us thinking about how much money the Republican Party owes taxpayers for George W. Bush’s non-official vacation travels. Using a method that we have cleverly coined Boehner Math, this is what we came up with.
Number of George W. Bush flights for vacation in Crawford, TX: 77
Cost of running Air Force One:$179,000/hour
What's Boeners approval rating?-12%? Why doesn't he go to work and stfu.

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