Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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Ashland, KY

#776103 Oct 18, 2012
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

Lakewood, NJ

#776105 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Rape is never a laughing matter. Ever. That's a rightwing thing. You're all sick in the head inferior men who hate women.
Lyin' lily loves the generalization card

Bethlehem, PA

#776107 Oct 18, 2012
Homer wrote:
For the debates they should put out a jar or in Mitt's case a 55 gallon drum to put a quarter in every time either candidate tells a lie. The one with the most quarters is declared the loser.
Of course the loser gets to keep all the quarters.

“Stuffs gettin better ”

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#776108 Oct 18, 2012
Gunner wrote:
47+ million on food stamps.
23 million unemployed.
Median family income down $5,000.
$5 trillion new debt.
Gas @$4 per gallon.
I wonder if anyone has calculated the 40% wealth America has lost in four years and determined if it adds up to around 5.4 Trillion dollars.

Lakewood, NJ

#776109 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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No, it is not insane; it is sane.
Insane is voting for Romney/Ryan who want to take womens rights away that were fought so hard for.
Let me guess; you're another inadequate woman hater, right?
When you hear this kind of talk, do you get all excited in anticipation that a woman won't be your boss? That women can be raped and forced to have the rapist baby? You'll finally feel like a man, even though you'll never be one?
Real men love women, support them, protect their rights. Democrats.
Insane Lyin' lily loves the woman hater card; so much easier for her than facing her own ugly facts
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#776110 Oct 18, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text> And O'bama is Eddie Haskell--the commie. Today, there are no shows that contain Family Values like Leave it to Beaver. I know liberals love all that reality TV-but if they had values they wouldn't be accepted. Family values is a measure of a family's worth. According to liberals, family values are a detriment to society. Some people have stated that it is wrong to place an actual monetary value on people, but liberals have been working over time to change people's minds. If my neighbor has one more dollar than me the liberals insist that I should hate him. In my heart, I am glad that my neighbor and his family are successful.
I thought you said you were't born in the 50's?

Ward worked, June stayed home and did housework with a dress and heels on wearing an apron. She met Wally and Beaver at the door with baked cookies. Ward and June slept in twin beds!!!
I was born in the 50's and watched those shows, and that's the way it was then, my mother and most mothers stayed home, didn't drive etc. but it is not like that anymore and we're not going back.

You're last sentence about liberals insisting that you hate your neighbor is utter nonsense and a lie.

Lakewood, NJ

#776111 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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100% of debate watchers said President Obama would better protect womens rights.
Who likes Wolf Blitzer? He has no back bone at all, I'll never forget his interview of Dick Cheney wherein he asked a question that Dick didn't like and lambasted Wolf. Wolf cowered like a little lamb. I have no respect for him at all.
Long live Wolf Blitzer! LOL

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#776112 Oct 18, 2012
flack wrote:
Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise To 388,000
Unexpectedly? Who the hell didn't expect the number to go back up where they should be? Heck last weeks numbers were revised up 370,000 before today because California under reported their numbers. I think we need some new experts. They are never right.
Not to worry. The fact jobless claims ticked up and the previous weeks number was ticked up means nothing. The "EXPERTS" will come determine that unemployment rate went down again. In December no matter who wins the number of unemployed will jump again.

Orlando, FL

#776113 Oct 18, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>"In other words, contrary to Angle's statement, wage disparity in America is a very big deal. A wage gap does exist and it affects millions of American women -- half the U.S. population in fact and more than half the U.S. labor force. It's folly to pretend it isn't important or it doesn't exist. But it's what conservative media have consistently tried to do.
Angle's conclusions become all the more suspect when considering the events of the past week.
As Reuters reported, a federal judge on September 21 dismissed Wal-Mart's motion to squash a wage discrimination suit brought by women in California.
The case "accuses the company of systematically discriminating against women -- who, according to the plaintiffs' experts, were paid less than men and promoted less often," reported the San Francisco Chronicle. The article added that the plaintiffs have charged "that all California store managers are required to attend training sessions where they are cautioned that women may not be qualified for promotion."
Wal-Mart is among the nation's largest employers and the majority of the sales associates employed in its stores are women.
Another federal judge on Tuesday allowed a gender bias lawsuit against Costco to go forward. The case has been brought on behalf of several hundred women employees. The suit alleges that the warehouse chain has a company-wide policy of "limiting promotions of female employees to assistant general manager and general manager by failing to post job openings."
On Monday, a Yale University study found that "Science professors at American universities widely regard female undergraduates as less competent than male students with the same accomplishments and skills." The article continued:
As a result, the report found, the professors were less likely to offer the women mentoring or a job. And even if they were willing to offer a job, the salary was lower.
It's all a ruse, leosnana. It's meant to sound grandiose but accomplishes nothing and, in fact, does more to hurt women in the workplace because now employers have to fear frivolous lawsuits.

The only difference between pay gap is in one's chosen profession.

Women who choose professions such as nurses and teachers make less than, say, men who choose business professions. That's just the way the ball bounces.

Every statistic proves men also work longer workdays and workweeks than women.

Numerous law firm websites (some of which I posted) all say there is only a 5 cent difference in women's pay when men and women work the same professions. 5 cents isn't exactly earth shattering.

Lakewood, NJ

#776115 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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They want to empower blacks? Oh really now. Tell us how he plans to do that?
Meanwhile, Romney is telling business owners to threaten their employees with being fired if they don't vote for Mitt.
Isn't that considered voter intimidation? If President Obama wins; you're fired?
Lyin' lily loves to believe insane crap; probably why she also wants to re-elect the inept snakeoil-selling community organizer again.

Lakewood, NJ

#776118 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
All women should go out in droves and buy all the morning after pills they can get their hands on.
It'll be outlawed if Mitt gets in.
Even though he's invested in the company. Oops!
Lyin' lily loves the morning after pill
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#776119 Oct 18, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Success at creating minimum wage jobs and of course Republicans would love to get rid of the minimum wage. They want to destroy the middle class, once they are gone they'll be no one to fight back.
This is interesting:

The wave of organized Walmart strikes that hit 12 states last week has now inspired more of the company's employees to take up the cause.

On Sunday evening, a band of renegade Walmart employees in Sapulpa, Okla., left work to protest without the aid of national labor groups. Stirred by what they saw on the news, Jeffrey Landry, David Gibbs and Nathan Beck stood outside in the vast parking lot of their Supercenter with homemade signs, beckoning cars to honk.

They're trying to prove they're in charge by silencing me," said Landry, a father of three who earns $8.65 an hour and has worked at Walmart for two and a half years.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#776120 Oct 18, 2012
Rambos solution to al Gun Violence,in the Murder
Capital of the Nation,you know Oblamers Homies??

There will be a $25.00 tax on all Guns Purchased,plus a 5 Cent tax
per round on all Ammo!!

So all you law abiding,people who have a permit to Purchase Guns
and Ammo..(FOID)Strictly monitored by the Illinois State Police
Dept..Remember you and all the Streets of Chicago,Cook Co,are safe
now.Not to worry!!! Typical tax crazed solution to any problems
tax,tax,tax..this absolutely Bull Sh*T will have the Gang Bangers
Gangs,Drug Dealers,Crapping their pants???? LOL..Broke assed State
and city 100 Billion in unfunded Pension schemes?? And God only
knows what we do not know?/ Media in the Scum Bag Tank per usual!
Plus they just made a US record highest price for
Carton of cigarettes...$1 Per carton increase in
taxes!! Liberals wet dreams coming true tax the
crap out of the workers!!

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#776121 Oct 18, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Why don't you? 40,000 fewer jobs over his tenure.
Were you ho[ping others did worse?
"real dumb"
As usual you prove yourself to be dumb!!!!
40,000 fewer jobs since president nobama took office. During that period of time over 6 million people entered the work force. In a nutshell president nobama is a failure.

Orlando, FL

#776123 Oct 18, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I think the DOJ should investigate Romney if he really said that. We have to hope and pray this man never becomes president. Homer fears for the Republic.
Mitt Romney would never threaten anyone who didn't vote for him.

Lily must have misunderstood whoever it was who said that. They must have been talking about Obama's unions thugs. They've already threatened businesses.

"Wisconsin unions threaten local businesses with boycotts"

Lakewood, NJ

#776124 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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It's possible, because there were so many Republicans who voted for President Obama; they're still republicans at heart, you know, if the black guy can't walk on water and heal wounds with his hands; then, he's no damn good.
Lyin' lily, still lovin' that ol' race card.

Ashland, KY

#776126 Oct 18, 2012
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

this is the US constitution in till the president and the people listen and follow this witch has been broken again and again by or own government doing the things that made the king of England to be called a tyrant yet we do nothing like we should as a citizen of the United States of America I am sorry to say we have allowed a tyrant to flourish here for a very long time and that tyrant is the congress the government and all who have made laws justifying unlawful tax's and stopping or freedoms as American people we have gone to a point where we as the people have to change it or America will be lost to us another fabled Atlantis that once existed then fell due to the roaches in government and politics as a whole people need to decide now for we have waited and told them of the problems and they will not change it so the people need to exercise there rights and remove the government and political panel instituting a new one in its place and get back on track to the freedoms that have been taken away from hard working Americans with all the tax's we have taken and agreed to for the explicit point of removing this nation from the debt it owes has done nothing to lower the deficient and there for no longer taxable under the rights of freedom property tax vehicle tax etc should be taxed once when bought but not for the rest of your life just for owning one heres a big violation of are rights if you do not pay those taxes for the rest of your life or you cant afford the tax's on you already payed for and owned house or vehicle they can and will take the house/vehicle and resell them the same as theft in my book so the people of the true America come forward stand up and show them that the power they have used to keep us down and to keep them in is at an end for the people will stop them and return are freedoms

Lakewood, NJ

#776127 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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So , take it you're suiting up and going down there to pepper spray them?
Did you happen to notice that the last few mass murderers were young white men from middle to upper class two parent families?
They're both coming to Boca Raton next week; Leder said he's going to hold another bash for Mitt, this time, they're going to perform body cavity searches on all the guests and have the place sweeped for cameras and listening devices, cuz' this time, they're bringing on the dancing Russian Svetlanas for entertainment.
Lyin' lily loves getting into the ol' body crevices.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#776128 Oct 18, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Success at creating minimum wage jobs and of course Republicans would love to get rid of the minimum wage. They want to destroy the middle class, once they are gone they'll be no one to fight back.

Details of Romneys Tax Plan!

Lakewood, NJ

#776130 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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And Mitts smile turned into a wince, he was pissed off, getting into the Presidents face as if he's the boss, gfy mitt
David Letterman said Mitt wont' come onto his show even though there is an open invitation. He said "Mitt, you have to come on the show, You and Mrs. Mitt, and the Mitties"
Otherwise, don't vote for him!!
Lyin' lily continues to lose it...big time! LOL

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