Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1347814 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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carol

Orlando, FL

#774465 Oct 16, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Then for 14 days he blamed a video.
Yes, he did...and then he claimed they were still "investigating" it 14 days later when the State Department knew exactly what happened, how it happened and why it happened within 24 hours after the attack.

Admitting to a terrorist attack on 9/11 with four dead Americans including an ambassador wouldn't help his chances for reelection.

He had more pressing fundraiser events to attend anyway.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#774466 Oct 16, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney too dumb to stay on topic
Like you minions.
It's what happens to filthy fkn liars.
Then he said, kids need two parents! Well, using that logic, the Colorado killer was highly educated, had two parents. The Craigslist killer, a med student, rich two parent family. The columbine killers, two parent families..
He didn't answer the effing question, tried to blame it on single parents and fast and furious. Classic republican twister
Wow

Bethlehem, PA

#774467 Oct 16, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>He would bankrupt you, send your job to China and deposit your pension into one of his offshore bank accounts. He would give your lawnmower to the illegal Mexican who landscapes one of his many exclusive vacation homes.
Omg, that was spot on! That describes Romney to a T!
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#774468 Oct 16, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
<quoted text>
It remains a fact. Quoted from their Blog. You can delve further.
Candy did not do Obama any favors. See my post above.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#774469 Oct 16, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
Romney is getting smashed, lie after lie exposed. He is standing there on stage with his pants down
....and the Boy Messiah on his knees before him.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#774472 Oct 16, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>There was far more to the Libyan incident than the President felt was wise to make public. He went with the video story as a matter of national security and the safety of those remaining in Libya and other Middle East locations. The Republicans endangered many American lives by politicizing the incident for political gain.
How would blaming a video, when everyone already knew that it was a terrorist attack, protect national security?
James Madison

Birmingham, AL

#774473 Oct 16, 2012
You people are like Charlie Brown and obama is Lucy
Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#774474 Oct 16, 2012
No to Obumber wrote:
<quoted text>
John Fing Kerry IS NOT A WAR HERO.
He joined the navy to avoid the draft.
At that time, only navy jet fighters were involved in Viet conflict.
Kerry thought he was safe with the Navy, but after he joined, he was pushed into a swift boat.
Read Swift Boat Vets for the Truth.
Draft dodger Mitt Rmoney avoided military service altogether by moving to France. His sons however, are "serving their country" by helping him get elected. What a bunch of "heroes" that gang is!
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#774475 Oct 16, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>There was far more to the Libyan incident than the President felt was wise to make public. He went with the video story as a matter of national security and the safety of those remaining in Libya and other Middle East locations. The Republicans endangered many American lives by politicizing the incident for political gain.
The Libyans elected a human rights lawyer as prime minister. He has promised to find the killers and disarm militias. The Libyans are great full to president Obama for helping them get rid of the dictator. They take responsibility for what happened and are sorry.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#774477 Oct 16, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Where? Full transcript.
I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America's commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives.
I have directed my Administration to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe. While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.
On a personal note, Chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States. Throughout the Libyan revolution, he selflessly served our country and the Libyan people at our mission in Benghazi. As Ambassador in Tripoli, he has supported Libya's transition to democracy. His legacy will endure wherever human beings reach for liberty and justice. I am profoundly grateful for his service to my Administration, and deeply saddened by this loss.
The brave Americans we lost represent the extraordinary service and sacrifices that our civilians make every day around the globe. As we stand united with their families, let us now redouble our own efforts to carry their work forward.
Where? On TV just a few minutes ago! Sans transcript!!

Do you think everyone who watched is running to Topix to demand a transcript?
carol

Orlando, FL

#774478 Oct 16, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>There was far more to the Libyan incident than the President felt was wise to make public. He went with the video story as a matter of national security and the safety of those remaining in Libya and other Middle East locations. The Republicans endangered many American lives by politicizing the incident for political gain.
To quote Biden, "That's a bunch of malarkey!"

He's covering up why security was removed from Libya when a well-orchestrated terrorist attack was known to be brewing on the anniversary of 9/11 under his watch resulting in four dead Americans.

If he had admitted to all of this, he knew he wouldn't have recovered politically this close to an election.

It's all about fooling the easily fooled to get votes. That's all it's ever been about.
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#774479 Oct 16, 2012
Candy Crowley just now on Romney's Libya flub: "He was right in the main, but he just chose the wrong word."

WTH, does that make any sense for you to fact check in the middle of debate. What a dolt!
Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#774480 Oct 16, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Then he said, kids need two parents! Well, using that logic, the Colorado killer was highly educated, had two parents. The Craigslist killer, a med student, rich two parent family. The columbine killers, two parent families..
He didn't answer the effing question, tried to blame it on single parents and fast and furious. Classic republican twister
What does Rmoney know about "two parents"? Their kids were all raised by nannies and babysitters while Ann was out frolicking around on her dancing horse from which they claimed a $77,000 tax deduction.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#774481 Oct 16, 2012
kuda wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, two out of three ain’t bad (maybe all three — depending on how inclusive Obama intended with his China challenges).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =quOGuEvTX8cXX&feature=rel ated
Obama ruled by not letting Romney get away with his bait-and-switch strategy and somehow managed to do it without using the word “liar.”
Romney looked appropriately like a shamed school boy when Obama reprimanded him for politicizing the embassy attack while it was still in the acute stage.
And Candy rocks! What a pro!
Agree!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#774482 Oct 16, 2012
Romney Somehow Manages to Bungle His Biggest Opportunity to Attack on Foreign Policy

Foreign policy issues occupied a small portion of tonight’s debate, but they had an enormous impact on the outcome. The main sustained exchange between the two candidates on these issues was a clear defeat for Romney. This isn’t just my judgment, but was the widely shared view of observers from across the spectrum. Incredibly, Romney was so wedded to the idea that the administration didn’t acknowledge a terrorist attack on the consulate that he managed to get some basic facts wrong on Obama’s initial statement on September 12. One would think that his campaign would have made the effort to double-check the support for one of his biggest attacks of the night.

It has been taken for granted for weeks that the attack on the consulate was a political liability for Obama, and it still could be, but Romney flubbed his criticisms so badly that he turned it into an advantage for his opponent. He took an issue where he had a clear opening and advantage and completely failed to drive the point home. It was a measure of how much he was flailing in that exchange that Romney rattled off a list of his boilerplate remarks about international events, and these amounted to little more than a series of rehearsed complaints completely disconnected from any policy positions. It was Romney’s theme throughout the entire night:“Bad things are happening. I have no answers. Elect me.”

Romney has no foreign policy experience, and tonight everyone clearly saw that. He is superficially conversant with foreign policy issues, but hasn’t taken the time to learn enough about them to speak about them effectively or persuasively. Romney’s bad judgment and his lack of preparation on this front were on display, and it has probably become clear to a much wider audience that Romney lacks important qualifications for the Presidency.

The debate had already been going quite well for Obama during the first hour, and it seemed that Romney’s best chance would have been to trip up Obama on a question related to Libya. As it turned out, Romney couldn’t recover. Aside from a somewhat effective attack on the Fast and Furious operation, there was no part of the debate where Romney had the upper hand. It was a clear Obama win, and nearly as lopsided in his favor as it was for Romney in the first debate.

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

Orlando, FL

#774483 Oct 16, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>
Draft dodger Mitt Rmoney avoided military service altogether by moving to France. His sons however, are "serving their country" by helping him get elected. What a bunch of "heroes" that gang is!
I don't recall Obama serving in the military. Maybe you can refresh my memory.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#774485 Oct 16, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Using that logic, more people were murdered in one day by terrorists in the U.S. under George Bush than during the entire Obama Presidency.
Hope you are a regular on this Board. Nice to finally have found someone else speaking intelligently!
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#774486 Oct 16, 2012
James Madison wrote:
You people are like Charlie Brown and obama is Lucy
That was dumb! I bet you preferred tickle-me-Biden too. LOL
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#774487 Oct 16, 2012
Obama — And The Moderator — Call Romney Out For Libya Falsehood

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/10/ob...

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#774488 Oct 16, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, he did...and then he claimed they were still "investigating" it 14 days later when the State Department knew exactly what happened, how it happened and why it happened within 24 hours after the attack.

Admitting to a terrorist attack on 9/11 with four dead Americans including an ambassador wouldn't help his chances for reelection.

He had more pressing fundraiser events to attend anyway.
But if he had misquoted there would have been fault found too. He was damned either way. Tough spot

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