Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1262574 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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Jane Says

New York, NY

#772446 Oct 15, 2012
Come ON, People! WAKE up! Obama is running the place into the dirt, plus he wants to run the world into the dirt! It's evident that he's a dirty, dirty man, or boy, as we sometimes call them. In any event he's dirty and what's that say about Moochelle and Joe?
dim

Everett, MA

#772447 Oct 15, 2012
Obamasharpton wrote:
<quoted text> Wake up and smell the Obama snakeoil!!!
Zombies like leo cannot wake up. The ignorance is too deep.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#772448 Oct 15, 2012
Mitt Romney is fun, witty, charming, a real raconteur. Who among us would not like to sit down and eat some Saltines and water with that man?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#772449 Oct 15, 2012
LifeSite Complains that Local Boy Scout Chapter is Not Homophobic Enough

http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/...
fire the democrats

Euless, TX

#772450 Oct 15, 2012
FIRE THE GOP wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is the skinny liar.
Our fantastic Democratic President Clinton turned over a USA economy that was generating full employment, surplus and everything was great for everybody!
Now: if Bush had just sat there and "let it ride" this perfect economy would have generated $6 trillion in debt reduction! Even with wars would have generated $4 trillion!
But no.
Bush/Cheney had to have tax cuts for the richest!
So, surplus $6 trillion towards debt reduction was turned into $5 trillion of additional debt!
That is a $11 trillion swing in the wrong direction!
The biggest ripoff in history! The Republican projections of the economy never came true. Tax cuts have increased the debt. They borrowed to hand out millions to billionaires!
A chimp could have sat there and did better by doing nothing.
So?$11 trillion up in smoke! Still have millions without insurance? They solved nothing! But rich guys have more money.
Mitt Romney says: hey! That looks great! Let's do it again! Only this time ramp up those rich guy tax cuts 4 times more! Insane.
He will cut Medicare, social security, Medicaid, affordable care act, raise taxes on regular folks.......and ruin the country again.
WAKE UP DUMBFFFFFCK!
Vote for Mitt and save American Ambassadors!
fred

Milford, CT

#772451 Oct 15, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>If Romney wins there will absolutely be some type of stimulis, unfunded of course because we are broke, and the rightwingers will cheer. Fcking hypocrites.
The Kenyan mau mau lie frequently during the debate. The lizard will be fact checked to death.

CBS: Polls: On eve of second debate, Romney on the rise.

UPDATE: A “structural change” in the race?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#772452 Oct 15, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sorry, when did Clinton order our military to invade/destroy/rebuild Iraq?
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.”
fred

Milford, CT

#772453 Oct 15, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>If Romney wins there will absolutely be some type of stimulis, unfunded of course because we are broke, and the rightwingers will cheer. Fcking hypocrites.
Coal Miners to Obama: Stop 'Absolute Lies'...
dim

Everett, MA

#772454 Oct 15, 2012
Obama just got a major backer.

Big Bird said it was OK for Obama to coverup the deaths in Libya that were due to planned terrorism.

It was make believe time for two weeks.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#772455 Oct 15, 2012
Gunner wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure if Romney wins you'll still believe everything the government feeds you - you know, like you do now.
Unlike you, I get my information from a wide range of sorces that do not include Fox, Limbaugh or Beck.

Bush lied to take us to war.

Where were those nukes!

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#772456 Oct 15, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush just repeated everything Clinton ever said about Saddam Hussein, you ignorant buffoon.
"An organizer working in and for an open society is in an ideological dilemma to begin with, he does not have a fixed truth -- truth to him is relative and changing."
Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals
I know an Alinski worshiper like you probably thinks Clinton invaded Iraq.

He didn't. Really.
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#772457 Oct 15, 2012
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.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#772459 Oct 15, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you say something, boy?
If I were a black man, that would be a slur.

I love the way you Tea Party people rush to defend racists.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#772460 Oct 15, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Unlike you, I get my information from a wide range of sorces that do not include Fox, Limbaugh or Beck.
Bush lied to take us to war.
Where were those nukes!
DailyKos;

Media Matters;

MSNBC;

Nuts are us;

Code Pink...
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#772461 Oct 15, 2012
People died...

Obama lied!
Jane Says

New York, NY

#772462 Oct 15, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
Mitt Romney is fun, witty, charming, a real raconteur. Who among us would not like to sit down and eat some Saltines and water with that man?
my name is being hijacked today, but that's ok if it keeps one ObamaCon busy and off the streets.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#772463 Oct 15, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Oscar the Grouch would be qualified, and certainly an improvement, as head of the RNC.
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:
&fe ature=related
fred

Milford, CT

#772464 Oct 15, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Unlike you, I get my information from a wide range of sorces that do not include Fox, Limbaugh or Beck.
Bush lied to take us to war.
Where were those nukes!
W preemptively attacked Saddam, authorized by congress and the UN, to ensure Saddam did not acquire nukes. Preemptive means before...duh

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.

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