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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Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#776253 Oct 18, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Hah__perfect.
Carol has no analytical skills to speak of so her comparisons are juvenile, cough, at best.
Equal pay for equal work is not that difficult to understand is it?
I just don't understand why women could vote for Mitt. If he gets elected and appoints two justices to the SC, women are totally screwed in this country.
You know that Rick Scott wants to get rid of those 3 judges on the FL SC? We may as well have a dictatorship then.
THE DEBIL

Prague, Czech Republic

#776255 Oct 18, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, sorry. Whenever I type Republicans read: rightwingers
I recognize there are many decent Republicans out there. Some willing to compromise for the common good.
UH-HUH. HERE, TAKE MY FIELD GLASSES AND RANGEFINDER AND YOU CALL 'EM OUT AN' DEBIL'LL SHOOT 'EM FO' YOU.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#776256 Oct 18, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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860 million over ten years. I think they need to look at this & dump dining cars for vending or less labor intensive means.
BTW, the government does not own all the preferred stock of our healthcare system & run all the hospitals & hire all the doctors. Evidently, you seem to think so.
No not yet but they are working on it. What do you think single payer will do?
noone

Flatwoods, KY

#776259 Oct 18, 2012
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.— That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,— That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.— Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

the most important part of this is "That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security." read this carefully and think of are longstanding government and all that they have done over the years and then ask yourself if this is what this document meant and should we protect are freedoms from this government that has had many mistakes and attacks on us as American citizens remember is is or right or duty to throw off such a government and provide a new one to protect are rights
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#776260 Oct 18, 2012
Eman wrote:
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I heard that on the radio the other day. There is a very simple fix to that kind of loss...get rid of the snack bar!
businessman vs politician.
Amtrak, like the Postal Service, is a money pit.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#776261 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Oh my word, what lyrics!! I'm going to play those for my daughters! They'll freak out for sure!
Glad you disapprove — but wait, there’s more...
&fe ature=related
Obamasharpton

Lakewood, NJ

#776263 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Why am I sick? It's the Republican candidates who come up with a new rape story every day; what do you attribute that to?
Rape is not sex, it is control and hatred of women. Have any Democratic candidates made rape comments? No. It's a republican thing so own it.
Tom Smith, GOP Senate Candidate: Pregnancy From Rape Similar To 'Having A Baby Out Of Wedlock'
Todd Akin told a TV interviewer Sunday that women’s bodies are almost always able to prevent pregnancy in cases of “legitimate rape.”
Friess: This contraceptive thing, my gosh it’s such inexpensive, back in my days we used Bayer aspirin for contraception, the gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.
GOP lawmakers seek to legally redefine rape as “forcible rape” so fewer women will qualify as victims
Another GOP lawmaker (surprise, surprise) worries that women will claim rape just to get abortions
Pundits and lawmakers: Forced ultrasounds are OK because women already consented to be penetrated when they got pregnant.
When women sign up for the military to hang out with aggressive dudes, they are asking to be raped
Santorum and Huckabee are all about rape victims taking one for team “Life.” Let’s not forget our Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee, respectively, think rape victims should “make the best” of it and see the unwanted child as a gift and sometimes cool people are conceived in rape.
You're sick alright.
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#776264 Oct 18, 2012
"We need not accept an unemployment rate of five percent or more, such as we have had for 60 out of the last 61 months. There is no need for us to be satisfied with a rate of growth that keeps good men out of work and good capacity out of use." - JFK

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#776265 Oct 18, 2012
"Secret Service 'Aware' of Threats Against Romney"

Has anyone heard from Leosanus recently?
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#776268 Oct 18, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Why did Mitt find it necessary to mention the two popular PBS figures by name then?
The rabid right has always had a hardon for NPR but the whole PBS TV thing has always puzzled me__the TV side provides useful programming for a wide variety of viewers. Granted that cable has picked up much of that slack but cable is beyond the financial reach of many and remains unavailable in some remote areas.
I saw some interesting figures a while back that shined a light on federal subsidies to Spanish language broadcasters__I'm not hearing any fussing about that.
It's too highbrow for them I suppose. I like Charlie Rose interviews, Tavis Smiley and Frontline, lots of good stuff. If he gets elected and cuts it, I'm sure that they'll get the funding to stay alive, it just seems petty and unnecessary in the scheme of things. Sick and spiteful.

Did you see Ted Turner this morning? Devoting his life to philanthropy, helping women through the UN. It was heartening.
Obamasharpton

Lakewood, NJ

#776269 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Oh my word, what lyrics!! I'm going to play those for my daughters! They'll freak out for sure!
They're already freaked out witnessing your filthy mouth on the forum.
RUSH10ME

Warsaw, VA

#776271 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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I just don't understand why women could vote for Mitt. If he gets elected and appoints two justices to the SC, women are totally screwed in this country.
You know that Rick Scott wants to get rid of those 3 judges on the FL SC? We may as well have a dictatorship then.
Are you implying we do not have a dictaster in the whitehouse now ??

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#776272 Oct 18, 2012
Gunner wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's 'War on Women' Hypocrisy: Female White House Employees Paid 18% Less Than Men
http://www.policymic.com/articles/6859/presid...
Gunner, you are one dumbf*ck. My God, we actually hired law enforcement people this f*cking stupid?

Equal Pay for equal work does NOT NOT NOT mean that the average pay for men must equal the average pay for women.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#776274 Oct 18, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> No not yet but they are working on it. What do you think single payer will do?
Cover everyone, eliminate insurance companies, reduce costs,improve the health of Americans.

You'd hate the idea.
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#776276 Oct 18, 2012
The JFK Speech Every Democrat Should Listen To

http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/36749162...
Obamasharpton

Lakewood, NJ

#776278 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
I just don't understand why women could vote for Mitt. If he gets elected and appoints two justices to the SC, women are totally screwed in this country.
You know that Rick Scott wants to get rid of those 3 judges on the FL SC? We may as well have a dictatorship then.
Anything would be better than another 4 years of incompetent Obama and Giggles Biden.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#776279 Oct 18, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Big Bird is richer than Romney.
Big Bird is smarter than Romney.

“Stuffs gettin better ”

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#776281 Oct 18, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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No way does Obama believe "that the free enterprise system is the greatest engine of prosperity the world’s ever known" or in "self-reliance and individual initiative and risk takers being rewarded."
The only "reliance" he believes in is on the government.
His secret is in his own words.
"greatest engine of prosperity" (for what he calls greedy fat cats who must be forced to "pay their fair share" which is 100% of their profits) to reward those who are not risk takers nor industrious enough to create their own wealth.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#776282 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Romney brought up that he'd fire Big Bird and Jim Lehrer, that was the wealthy arrogant ceo, threatening and throwing his weight around. Romney said the word binders, women said that he did not request the names of women, he's a liar.
Binder Big Bird Stone Age- your main focus this day? I heard your scripts were handed out last night. Good for you.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#776284 Oct 18, 2012
kuda wrote:
<quoted text>
Glad you disapprove — but wait, there’s more...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =jtijDGqPzFsXX&feature=rel ated
I remember that one, and the other one And Then He Kissed Me!!

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