Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1261577 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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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#776620 Oct 18, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Looking for crimes and preventing crimes is not the same thing. A crime still must be committed first.
So if the tree falls?

Your first post was bullshyte then__right?

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#776621 Oct 18, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
And this:
As stimulus-funded ($249 million-plus) A123 Systems sees its stock price drop back near its all-time low and waits for a Chinese rescue, two Republican senators want answers about whether taxpayer dollars are again funding jobs and technology that will be transferred overseas.
Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, the ranking minority member on the Judiciary Committee, and South Dakota Sen. John Thune queried A123 CEO David Vieau about the logistics of a proposed sale to China-based Wanxiang Group Corp. In August, just as the company reported another $82.9 million in second-quarter losses, a deal was announced in which Wanxiang would deliver $75 million in initial loans and then would buy $200 million of senior secured convertible notes, followed by a possible $175 million “through the exercise of warrants it would receive in connection with the bridge loan and convertible notes.” If fully consummated, the end result could mean A123 ends up 80 percent Chinese.
What kind of name is A123? Were they hoping for a better listing in the phone book? lol
Ex- El Paso Resident

Las Cruces, NM

#776622 Oct 18, 2012
Jonathan Hemlock wrote:
Before BLACKS (some)sold their souls to the DEMOCRAT (no)Party(for BLACKS)they fought to get in school they didn't fight in school they graduated from school they didn't get kicked out WHITE LIB. DEMOCRAT AND THE B.S PREACHER HEY JESSIE JR.first it was a magic bullet then it was a magic nero whats the other tricks from the GOVERNMENT
Let's keep going

February 28, 1871
Republican Congress passes Enforcement Act providing federal protection for African-American voters

April 20, 1871
Republican Congress enacts the Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist groups which oppressed African-Americans

October 10, 1871
Following warnings by Philadelphia Democrats against black voting, African-American Republican civil rights activist Octavius Catto murdered by Democratic Party operative; his military funeral was attended by thousands

October 18, 1871
After violence against Republicans in South Carolina, President Ulysses Grant deploys U.S. troops to combat Democrat terrorists who formed the Ku Klux Klan

November 18, 1872
Susan B. Anthony arrested for voting, after boasting to Elizabeth Cady Stanton that she voted for “the Republican ticket, straight”

January 17, 1874
Armed Democrats seize Texas state government, ending Republican efforts to racially integrate government

September 14, 1874
Democrat white supremacists seize Louisiana statehouse in attempt to overthrow racially-integrated administration of Republican Governor William Kellogg; 27 killed

March 1, 1875
Civil Rights Act of 1875, guaranteeing access to public accommodations without regard to race, signed by Republican President U.S. Grant; passed with 92% Republican support over 100% Democrat opposition

January 10, 1878
U.S. Senator Aaron Sargent (R-CA) introduces Susan B. Anthony amendment for women’s suffrage; Democrat-controlled Senate defeated it 4 times before election of Republican House and Senate guaranteed its approval in 1919. Republicans foil Democratic efforts to keep women in the kitchen, where they belong

February 8, 1894
Democrat Congress and Democrat President Grover Cleveland join to repeal Republicans’ Enforcement Act, which had enabled African-Americans to vote

January 15, 1901
Republican Booker T. Washington protests Alabama Democratic Party’s refusal to permit voting by African-Americans

May 29, 1902
Virginia Democrats implement new state constitution, condemned by Republicans as illegal, reducing African-American voter registration by 86%

February 12, 1909
On 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, African-American Republicans and women’s suffragists Ida Wells and Mary Terrell co-found the NAACP

May 21, 1919
Republican House passes constitutional amendment granting women the vote with 85% of Republicans in favor, but only 54% of Democrats; in Senate, 80% of Republicans would vote yes, but almost half of Democrats no August 18, 1920
Republican-authored 19th Amendment, giving women the vote, becomes part of Constitution; 26 of the 36 states to ratify had Republican-controlled legislatures

January 26, 1922
House passes bill authored by U.S. Rep. Leonidas Dyer (R-MO) making lynching a federal crime; Senate Democrats block it with filibuster
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#776623 Oct 18, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Minority report. LOL
Bah, Homer's played Sim City, every time you drop a police station into a high crime area the crime rate drops.
dem

Chicago, IL

#776624 Oct 18, 2012
Proud Republican wrote:
<quoted text>
behind. Sorry, dude. I can see you are not hiding behind Big Bird. LOL
nostrilfuckface for sure

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#776625 Oct 18, 2012
frank wrote:
<quoted text>
Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms? What will you f-ing wingnuz ocme up with next?
The sun, which we believed simply turned itself off at night, has been secretly rising in such places as North Korea and Iran while republicans weren't looking? Well, I for one think this redistribution of American sunshine has got to stop. That's our sunshine and we worked hard for it and the very idea that some people should get all they want for free is just another reason why Obama is the worst president ever.
you guys like snopes. Here ya go

http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/mammog...
Ex- El Paso Resident

Las Cruces, NM

#776626 Oct 18, 2012
Jonathan Hemlock wrote:
Before BLACKS (some)sold their souls to the DEMOCRAT (no)Party(for BLACKS)they fought to get in school they didn't fight in school they graduated from school they didn't get kicked out WHITE LIB. DEMOCRAT AND THE B.S PREACHER HEY JESSIE JR.first it was a magic bullet then it was a magic nero whats the other tricks from the GOVERNMENT
Not done yet.

June 2, 1924
Republican President Calvin Coolidge signs bill passed by Republican Congress granting U.S. citizenship to all Native Americans

October 3, 1924
Republicans denounce three-time Democrat presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan for defending the Ku Klux Klan at 1924 Democratic National Convention

June 12, 1929
First Lady Lou Hoover invites wife of U.S. Rep. Oscar De Priest (R-IL), an African-American, to tea at the White House, sparking protests by Democrats across the country

August 17, 1937
Republicans organize opposition to former Ku Klux Klansman and Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black, appointed to U.S. Supreme Court by FDR; his Klan background was hidden until after confirmation

June 24, 1940
Republican Party platform calls for integration of the armed forces; for the balance of his terms in office, FDR refuses to order it

August 8, 1945
Republicans condemn Harry Truman’s surprise use of the atomic bomb in Japan. The whining and criticism goes on for years. It begins two days after the Hiroshima bombing, when former Republican President Herbert Hoover writes to a friend that “The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.”

September 30, 1953
Earl Warren, California’s three-term Republican Governor and 1948 Republican vice presidential nominee, nominated to be Chief Justice; wrote landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education

November 25, 1955
Eisenhower administration bans racial segregation of interstate bus travel

March 12, 1956
Ninety-seven Democrats in Congress condemn Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and pledge to continue segregation

June 5, 1956
Republican federal judge Frank Johnson rules in favor of Rosa Parks in decision striking down “blacks in the back of the bus” law

November 6, 1956
African-American civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy vote for Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President

September 9, 1957
President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republican Party’s 1957 Civil Rights Act

Sparking criticism from Democrats such as Senators John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower deploys the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democrat Governor Orval Faubus to integrate public schools

May 6, 1960
Republican President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats

May 2, 1963
Republicans condemn Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren marching for their civil rights

September 29, 1963
Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, to integrate Tuskegee High School

June 9, 1964
Republicans condemn 14-hour filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act led by U.S. Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd (D-WV), who served in the Senate until his death in 2010. At Byrd’s funeral, former Democrat President Bill Clinton said,“He once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, what does that mean? I’ll tell you what it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollows from West Virginia. He was trying to get elected. And maybe he did something he shouldn’t have done come and he spent the rest of his life making it up. And that’s what a good person does. There are no perfect people. There are certainly no perfect politicians.”

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#776627 Oct 18, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Agreed.
You mean you're in a better mood? Where is that "delete post" button?
Jonathan Hemlock

Bronx, NY

#776628 Oct 18, 2012
AND WHITE DEMOCRATS ARE CRACKERS THATS WHY THEY CRACK,WHILE ROMNEYS SON IS A WHITE BOY AND WHITE BOYS FIGHT yea stand up for your FAther blood is THICKER THAN mud

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#776629 Oct 18, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>DB, Save your typing or cutting pasting from rightwing conspiracy sites, I do not read 99% of oyur posts. Just trying to help you out buddy. Never let it be said Homer doesn't care about the mentally disabled.
something you can explain to us right now is, how did our economy collapse while it had been under the complete oversight of the Democrats for 2 full years?
How could that possibly have happened? I'd be interested in reading your explanation.

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#776630 Oct 18, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Bah, Homer's played Sim City, every time you drop a police station into a high crime area the crime rate drops.
Is that the same model people use on global warming?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#776631 Oct 18, 2012
President Obama is campaigning on a platform that constantly touts everyone "paying a fair share and having a fair shot." Unfortunately for those that do not belong to a politically-favored class, the Obama Administration gets to determine what is fair. This was evidenced during the GM bankruptcy process where groups that were supposed to have equal legal standing saw that some are considered far more equal than others. GM bondholders were moved to the bottom of the list as the Obama-friendly UAW had its claims given precedence. And, in perhaps the clearest and most egregious example of cronyism and political payback, non-unionized retirees at GM's bankrupted parts maker, Delphi, had their pensions sacrificed as the Obama Administration saw to it that UAW pensions were protected.
Ex- El Paso Resident

Las Cruces, NM

#776632 Oct 18, 2012
Jonathan Hemlock wrote:
Before BLACKS (some)sold their souls to the DEMOCRAT (no)Party(for BLACKS)they fought to get in school they didn't fight in school they graduated from school they didn't get kicked out WHITE LIB. DEMOCRAT AND THE B.S PREACHER HEY JESSIE JR.first it was a magic bullet then it was a magic nero whats the other tricks from the GOVERNMENT
Still more.

October 3, 1924
Republicans denounce three-time Democrat presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan for defending the Ku Klux Klan at 1924 Democratic National Convention

June 12, 1929
First Lady Lou Hoover invites wife of U.S. Rep. Oscar De Priest (R-IL), an African-American, to tea at the White House, sparking protests by Democrats across the country

August 17, 1937
Republicans organize opposition to former Ku Klux Klansman and Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black, appointed to U.S. Supreme Court by FDR; his Klan background was hidden until after confirmation

June 24, 1940
Republican Party platform calls for integration of the armed forces; for the balance of his terms in office, FDR refuses to order it

August 8, 1945
Republicans condemn Harry Truman’s surprise use of the atomic bomb in Japan. The whining and criticism goes on for years. It begins two days after the Hiroshima bombing, when former Republican President Herbert Hoover writes to a friend that “The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.”

September 30, 1953
Earl Warren, California’s three-term Republican Governor and 1948 Republican vice presidential nominee, nominated to be Chief Justice; wrote landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education

November 25, 1955
Eisenhower administration bans racial segregation of interstate bus travel

March 12, 1956
Ninety-seven Democrats in Congress condemn Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and pledge to continue segregation

June 5, 1956
Republican federal judge Frank Johnson rules in favor of Rosa Parks in decision striking down “blacks in the back of the bus” law

November 6, 1956
African-American civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy vote for Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President

September 9, 1957
President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republican Party’s 1957 Civil Rights Act

September 24, 1957
Sparking criticism from Democrats such as Senators John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower deploys the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democrat Governor Orval Faubus to integrate public

May 6, 1960
Republican President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats

May 2, 1963
Republicans condemn Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren marching for their civil rights

September 29, 1963
Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, to integrate Tuskegee High School

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#776633 Oct 18, 2012
""I don't understand how they believe, and they do believe: Ryan has written a book called The Young Guns with two other fellows, members of the House," said Biden. "No, these are the Republican leaders in the House ... Unfortunately, the bullets are aimed at you.""

didn't talk like this get Gabrielle Gifford shot?
Jonathan Hemlock

Bronx, NY

#776634 Oct 18, 2012
If YOU forget your past black democrats YOU WILL SEE IT AGAIN BAM* BOOZ *LED PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX NOT A WORD FROM SEXYTIME JESSIE JACKSON,SHARPTON,OBAMA,MOOCHEL LE, BLACKS BEING PUT IN CHAINS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEIR EYES DEM MORE COPS WHITE LIBS POSING AS BLACK SAMBOS AND QUIMBOS

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#776635 Oct 18, 2012
And that's the way it was on Thursday, October 18, 2012.
Good night, all.

I forgot to mention something....

I fear this war on the self-reliant class is unwinnable.
Ex- El Paso Resident

Las Cruces, NM

#776636 Oct 18, 2012
Jonathan Hemlock wrote:
Before BLACKS (some)sold their souls to the DEMOCRAT (no)Party(for BLACKS)they fought to get in school they didn't fight in school they graduated from school they didn't get kicked out WHITE LIB. DEMOCRAT AND THE B.S PREACHER HEY JESSIE JR.first it was a magic bullet then it was a magic nero whats the other tricks from the GOVERNMENT
Still more.

June 9, 1964
Republicans condemn 14-hour filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act led by U.S. Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd (D-WV), who served in the Senate until his death in 2010. At Byrd’s funeral, former Democrat President Bill Clinton said,“He once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, what does that mean? I’ll tell you what it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollows from West Virginia. He was trying to get elected. And maybe he did something he shouldn’t have done come and he spent the rest of his life making it up. And that’s what a good person does. There are no perfect people. There are certainly no perfect politicians.”

June 10, 1964
Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) criticizes Democrat filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act, calls on Democrats to stop opposing racial equality. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced and approved by a staggering majority of Republicans in the Senate. The Act was opposed by most southern Democrat senators, several of whom were proud segregationists—one of them being Al Gore Sr. Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson relied on Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen, the Republican leader from Illinois, to get the Act passed.

August 4, 1965
Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) overcomes Democrat attempts to block 1965 Voting Rights Act; 94% of Senate Republicans vote for landmark civil right legislation, while 27% of Democrats oppose. Voting Rights Act of 1965, abolishing literacy tests and other measures devised by Democrats to prevent African-Americans from voting, signed into law; higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats vote in favor

February 19, 1976
Republican President Gerald Ford formally rescinds Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt’s notorious Executive Order authorizing internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII

September 15, 1981
Republican President Ronald Reagan establishes the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to increase African-American participation in federal education programs

June 29, 1982
Republican President Ronald Reagan signs 25-year extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act

August 10, 1988
Republican President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of civil rights and property during World War II internment ordered by FDR

November 21, 1991
Republican President George H. W. Bush signs Civil Rights Act of 1991 to strengthen federal civil rights legislation

August 20, 1996
Bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, part of Republicans’ Contract With America, becomes law

Still trying to figure out why Republicans are always called racist while Democrates are the defenders of everyone's rights.

Both sides have racist but this clearly outlines that for a party that continues to ignor the facts.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#776637 Oct 18, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
The U.S. Census Bureau wrote that in 2010, the female-to-male earnings ratio of full-time, year-round workers was 0.77."
But the Obama ad takes a solid statistic and describes it incorrectly. The campaign is wrong to say that the 77-cent figure describes the pay differences between men and women "doing the same work."
The 77-cent figure compares all male and female workers, regardless of their occupation.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
In a reversal of traditional gender roles, young women now surpass young men in the importance they place on having a high-paying career or profession, according to survey findings from the Pew Research Center.
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/10/17/sur...
Say you're sorry.
Why? I'm not even sure what you're trying to say Carol__do you not understand what equal pay for equal work means?

Should add that region plays a role in pay scales___for instance , snow plow drivers in Buffalo make nearly a hundred times as much as snow plow drivers in Orlando.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#776638 Oct 18, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
And that's why you're still ignorant and mindlessly repeat the Democrat party line mantra that's been proven a lie over and over.
So, how about you actually learn what a "Special Purpose Vehicle" is to start with.
But, something you can explain to us right now is, how did our economy collapse while it had been under the complete oversight of the Democrats for 2 full years?
How could that possibly have happened? I'd be interested in reading your explanation.
It basically went into collapse staring late 2006 & then the recession formally hit the 4th quarter of 2007.

Please list the legislation the Democrats passed in the first 9 months of 2007 that cause this collapse. You know, legislation that the Republicans did not filibuster & Bush signed into law.

I keep asking & you keep running.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#776639 Oct 18, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Sesame street makes about $130 million a year. I don't think they need that 5.5 million subsidy from PBS either.
The money PBS gets helps smaller rural stations carry that programming. It doesn't go to Sesame street as they get enough sponsorship.

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