Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1314186 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: Oct 11

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#773353 Oct 16, 2012
Jesus Christ Superstar Democrat
Jane Says

New York, NY

#773354 Oct 16, 2012
Predicting Tonightís Debate if Obama gets ďaggressive:Ē

Candy Crowley: Welcome to this Town Hall-style forum, featuring the winner of the first debate, Mitt Romney, and Barack Obama, who promises to be less polite and more aggressive. The first question comes from a man with a ponytail.

Ponytail Guy: Mr. President, can I sit on your lap and will you tell me everything is going to be OK?

Obama: You can sit on my lap, certainly, but donít try to sit in Mittís. Heís got some crazy underwear on under there.

Crowley: Gov. Romney, your rebuttal?

Romney: I was just thinking about a man who sat in my lap in the suffering swing-state town of Sandusky, Ohio. He said heíd been out of work for two years, and as I held him, I told him what Iíll tell you right now (and nice ponytail, by the way): Everything will work out as long as I win in November, but if I donít, all the laps in the world wonít save him or you.

Obama: Did you say Sandusky, Ohio? Mitt, you want to do to America what Sandusky did to those boys!

If O gets Ďaggressiveí
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Since: Oct 11

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#773355 Oct 16, 2012
Jesus Christ Superstar For OBAMA

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#773356 Oct 16, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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So, how about subsidizing CLEAN energy programs already in existance-PROVEN to be working--to even BETTER them---rather than just WASTING tax dollars chasing rainbows of FAILOUTS?
Or, you can ride a broke back mule.
Your choice.
They were. That 90 billion Romney & Ryan lie about contained billions to push energy saving home & business improvements. Helps thousands install panels, windmills, geothermal, insulation, etc.

It included money to help in the goal of cleaner coal.

It had money to improve the grid.

You know, stuff Romney said was a waste of money.


Since: Oct 11

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#773357 Oct 16, 2012
JESUS would take from the rich and give to the poor


Since: Oct 11

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#773358 Oct 16, 2012
JESUS would have free healthcare for everyone
Jane Says

New York, NY

#773359 Oct 16, 2012
Predicting Tonight's Debate if Obama is even awake:

Crowley: The next question comes from a teacher.

Teacher: As a teacher responsible for molding the minds of precious young people, my question is what will you do to make sure I pay nothing for my health care and get more vacation?

Crowley: Gov. Romney?

Romney: I have a seven-point approach on these matters. Iíll now enumerate them so quickly you wonít be able to remember what I said but youíll be impressed by how substantive I am.

Obama: I want 100,000 more teachers with 100,000 more vacations and 100,000 percent freer health care. If we hire those teachers, that will bring the unemployment rate down to 5 percent ó you hear that, Bureau of Labor Statistics? Five Percent. On Nov. 2. at 8:31 am.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#773360 Oct 16, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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I get it. Before it was our energy independence & now you ply the trick of substituting North American? The Romney trick he uses to dupe the right whiners.
It makes no difference. Global oil market does not distinguish the source of the oil. Price will not change.
Money crossing our borders has the same effect on our economy regardless.
Not buying from friendly sources in the Middle East & other friendly non-North America sources would damage those relationships.
Oh geez...I guess you aren't purposely trying to emulate the stereotypical portrait of left wingnutedness tree hugging.

See: embargos....then see "hay" for mule feed. Ya might need some!

American energy independence FOR America-not against it!


Since: Oct 11

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#773361 Oct 16, 2012
Jesus would turn the pentagon into housing for the homeless

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#773362 Oct 16, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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... and you ran away from a discussion yesterday when you got caught mindlessly repeating the indoctrinated lies invented by the Democrats about Vietnam.
RealDave wrote:
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blah... blah... blah... indoctrinated lies invented by the Democrats... blah... blah... blah...
DBWriter educated reality-challenged Dave thusly:
We knew who he was, like we know who anyone of significance is. Ho Chi Minh didn't become a concern until he asked the Soviet Union to help him in the war he started against the French after he went to Paris and asked them to come back to Veitnam. The Soviet Union used this as an opportunity to expand their influence during the Cold War. He didn't become significant until the Soviet Union was supporting his invasions of South Vietnam. If he never invaded South Vietnam, he'd be about as significant as some other small-pond bullshit dictator with too big of an ego in the world.
Listen carefully to this. This is the key ingredient to understanding the US involvement in Vietnam:
As the Soviet Union increased its involvement in the invasions of South Vietnam, the US increased its involvement in the defense of South Vietnam.
That means the US involvement didn't become significant until after Ho Chi Minh asked the Soviet Union to petition the UN to divide the country.
Let's say that again:
Ho Chi Minh asked the Soviet Union to petition the UN to divide the country.
Immediately after the UN authorized the creation of North Vietnam and South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh began invading South Vietnam.
This is exactly like how the proxy war in Korea started.
Now, idiot, here's the key:
As the Soviet involvement in the communist invasions of South Vietnam increased, the US involvement in the defense of South Vietnam increased.
US involvement didn't become direct until AFTER the UN divided the country.
The Soviet Union involvement was already at a significant level prior to this. In fact, as I told your ignorant ass previously, the communist used Soviet weapons at the battle of Dien Bien Phu, which was before the Soviet Union petitioned the UN to divide Vietnam into two separate countries.
The Cold War is a global war.
The Soviet Union is engaged in Vietnam.
The communists divide Vietnam into two countries.
The communists begin invading free South Vietnam.
The US assists South Vietnam.
The strategy of the United States during the Cold War was not to abandon our allies and run away.
You seem to be ignorant of all of this.
As for Nixon winning the war, the war was all but over in 1970 when the NVA ran away to avoid destruction when the US forces entered the Parrot's Beak in 1970. They waited until US ground forces left Vietnam in 1971 to launch the largest communist invasion of the war. They were defeated by the South Vietnamese WITHOUT ASSISTANCE FROM US GROUND COMBAT UNITS.
Now, I want you to begin your next post with one of the lies in the system of lies the Democrats invented about Vietnam:
"The South Vietnamese wouldn't fight for themselves."
Then tell us about how the communists defeated the South Vietnamese in 1972 when they mounted the single largest invasion of the war, the Easter Offensive of 1972.
... got a problem, don't you....
It seems the single largest invasion of the war wasn't successful, and there is no history of any US ground combat units fighting against the communists.
Was it aliens from space that beat the communists?
Or, was it the South Vietnamese?
Now, tell us how the Democrat-controlled congress of 1973 helped the ally of the United States after they defeated a massive communist invasion during the Cold War.
I did not run away.

I proved you lied.

1) Ho Chi Mihn did not spend WWII in France

2) He spent it in Vietnam working with the US to fight the Japanese there.

El Paso, TX

#773363 Oct 16, 2012
Obama campaigning to save (Big Bird) so tonight feathers should be flying!!
American Lady

Danville, KY

#773365 Oct 16, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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I have no problem with NAFTA.
I have a problem when you moronic right whiners blame Clinton for it.
Clinton's Problem Child: NAFTA at Three

Mark Weisbrot
Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 18, 1997
You know there's trouble when the President is required by law to make a report to Congress, and it's delayed and then released on a Friday. It means they want the press to bury it.

Such is the case with President Clinton's report on NAFTA, which was released last Friday. When he squeezed NAFTA through Congress, unable to get even a majority of his own party to vote for it, a lot of promises were made. NAFTA was supposed to create jobs, raise living standards on both sides of the border, reduce pressures for illegal immigration, and improve the natural environment.

After three and a half years it is clear that none of these rosy predictions have come to pass. On the contrary, the agreement seems to have worsened the situation on all fronts, and the public has soured on trade agreements in general. A recent poll by Bank of Boston showed Americans believe, by a large margin, that they result in fewer jobs and a worsening trade balance.

President Clinton did his best to put a happy face on the record, emphasizing that US exports increased by 37% from 1993 to 1996, to a record high. But US imports from Mexico have increased more than twice as fast as exports-- so fast that we went from a $1.7 billion trade surplus before NAFTA, to a $17.5 billion deficit with Mexico today.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#773366 Oct 16, 2012
Phil wrote:
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You are asking academics, union employees, and government workers to feel sorry for business leaders?
Why is it that you feel like businesses need anyone to feel sorry for them?
The people that make those business grow and make money are the people who put their blood and sweat into those businesses, the academics, union workers, receptionist, mechanics, clerks, laborors, basically - the front line. Why should they feel sorry for their boss who in 95% of businesses are making 6-7 figures a year?
I'm not saying that we make them into bad people, because that they are not. Do they need to pay higher payroll and taxes for their business, no. Should they be individually responsible for the income they earn? YES. Just like everyone else is, down to that receptionist.
Many small business owners do not even take a salary in order to keep their businesses afloat and keep their employees on the payroll. They reinvest their profits back into their own companies and sacrifice their own profits. During the Eisenhower days when the tax rate was 91%, corporations chose to reinvest in their companies rather than pay out millions to ceos salaries. Health insurance benefits was a tool used to lure the best employees to work for them.
A responsible ceo would forfeit his multi million dollar salary to save his company; this still does happen on occasion. Jay Leno did this to save employees on the Tonight Show.

Oklahoma City, OK

#773367 Oct 16, 2012




Lillington, NC

#773368 Oct 16, 2012
American Lady wrote:
keyedup wrote:
<quoted text>Whole lot of church
Very little religion
It's the teabag culture...
IF that is 'true'
Satanism must be the 'lib' culture
"Deliver us from evil"

That would be a Mormon marrying 12 year olds?

or right wingers refusing to provide affordable coverage for all?

That kills people!


Republicans: pure evil.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#773369 Oct 16, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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Canada is friendly to the United States, idiot. That makes a huge difference.
Well, that was true until Obama and the Democrats enacted a law in 2009 that placed strict controls on the Canada - US border. And that's the reason the Prime Minister of Canada looked like he wanted to strangle Obama in the photo op after their meeting in 2009.
Imagine that. Obama and the Democrats seal the border with Canada and erase the border with Mexico.
I get it.

Canadian oil is not imported oil because they are our friends. You buddy said the Keystone pipeline would help us become energy independent. That was incorrect & stupid.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#773370 Oct 16, 2012
Predicting Tonight's Debate if Obama doesn't Laugh Hysterically about Dead Americans the Way Biden Did:

Crowley: President Obama, let me ask you, why did Mitt Romney politicize the tragic killing of our ambassador and three others in Libya?

Obama: Iím glad you asked that, Candy.

Crowley: Just trying to do my part.

Obama: You always do. Candy, what few people know is that Mitt Romney was nowhere to be seen in the hours before the tragic killing of four Americans in Benghazi.

Iím not sure whether he was giving a woman cancer, putting a dog on the roof of a car, cutting a gay kidís hair, baptizing a dead Jew to satisfy the demands of his so-called religion, or where he was. But weíre going to get to the bottom of it. We have an ongoing investigation. I really canít say any more.

Crowley: Gov. Romney, your rebuttal.

Romney: The White House has blamed Hillary Clintonís State Department and David Petraeusís CIA for the failure in Benghazi. As a businessman, I know that the key to success is not caring who gets the credit. Apparently in this administration, the key is not caring who gets the blame as long as itís not the president.

Obama: Speaking of blame, American people, if you donít like ObamaCare, you know who you should blame? Not me. I was just standing there and then somebody handed me this plan, said it was really good, would solve everything. Called RomneyCare. RomneyCare ó itís everything you hate about ObamaCare!

Saint Louis, MO

#773371 Oct 16, 2012
keyedup wrote:
Jesus would turn the pentagon into housing for the homeless
If Jesus were alive today, he would be crucified by the Republicans.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#773372 Oct 16, 2012
Susan Rice would not have come out and lied about the stupid video if it had not been okayed by the White House. Barack obama will do ANYTHING to stay in power, in a job he loathes, in a country he loathes even more. The problem with Hillary's story is that Ms. Lamb, a state department official, testified before Congress that she was on the phone, that means in REAL TIME with the consulate during the attack! Now how do you get around that? YOU WERE ON THE PHONE WITH THE EMBASSY DURING THE ATTACK! NOW BACK PEDAL THAT! Yes, I watched the whole six hours of testimony. This is such a cover up! obama is at the helm, it's his SHIP! HE'S TO BLAME NOT HILLARY, NOT THE STATE DEPT., NOT THE MILITARY. Remember this is his cabinet he put in place. barack hussein obama IS TO BLAME! This is shameful.

Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#773373 Oct 16, 2012
Borrowed from another poster:

When Romney was the head of Bain, the company went from venture capitalist to leveraged buyout corporate raiders.
They would buyout a healthy company; borrow a couple of hundred million against the assets of the company.
Float the company on the stock exchange and sell millions of dollars worth of shares.
They then would fire the staff, raid the pension Read More...
The shareholders would be left holding the bag for 100s of millions.
If it happened once, you could call it bad luck but it happened 22 times leaving tens of thousands of people unemployed and their pension funds gone.
Now hereís the kicker. The federal government paid $44 million into the pension funds, so they were funded again.
To add insult to injury, Bain charged the companies it destroyed millions in management fees.
Apart from these shenanigans, Bain lobbied congress so the capital gains tax wouldnít go up in 2007 and a bipartisan bill was blocked by the Republicans.
Are these the qualifications the right wants to be president? A job destroyer? Company bankrupter? Someone who ripped of investors?
And lastly a major job exporter but thatís another story.

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