Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1743848 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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kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#779790 Oct 22, 2012
Countdown to the third Presidential debate...
Tonight’s the night!

Will Obama continue to let Romney get away with saying he favors “getting tough with China?”

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To Christians Only

Louisburg, NC

#779791 Oct 22, 2012
How Should a Christian Vote?

Whether we are enthusiastic about our political candidates or disappointed with our choices, we should not shirk our duty as good citizens.

In my opinion, we should vote for the person who best represents our convictions on the following issues, which I list without further comment and in no particular order.

1. Character and integrity

"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people mourn...The king by judgment establishes the land but he that receives gifts overthrows it...If a ruler listens to lies, all his servants are wicked" (Proverbs 29:2, 4, 12).

2. Sanctity of human life—abortion, stem cell research using human embryos

"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb" (Psalm 139:13).

3. Same-sex marriage or civil unions among same-sex couples

"You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination" (Leviticus 18:22).

4. Freedom for religious speech

"So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them,'Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard'" (Acts 4:18-20).

5. Racial equality

"And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on the face of the earth" (Acts 17:26).

"...and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God" (Revelation 5:9-10).

6. National Security

"And they all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and to cause confusion in it. And we prayed to our God and set a guard as a protection against them day and night" (Nehemiah 4:8-9).

7. Taxation and government spending

"We have borrowed money for the king’s tax on our fields and vineyards...we are forcing our sons and daughters to be slaves, and some of our daughters have already been enslaved, but it is not in our power to help it, for other men have our fields and our vineyards" (Nehemiah 5:4-5).

Whether our preferred candidate wins or loses, we have a God-given responsibility to pray for our leaders and to support them in whatever way we can. Paul, addressing the Romans when Nero was on the throne, wrote,

"Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God" (Romans 13:1).

Be assured I will vote with prayer, seeking wisdom from God. And I hope you will vote with the same values in mind

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
carol

Orlando, FL

#779793 Oct 22, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
So if Romney gets in and does a repeat of the last time y'all put the GOP in charge of everything we can expect the deficit to go from $900 billion in 2013 to $2 trillion in 2014 right? Of course if they don't gain the Senate I suppose it could be a little less than that but hey, that's just guessin'.
Just wanted to see if I've had that right.
Thanks.
Things aren't the same as they once were. We had a great awakening when the housing market collapsed. It's time for bold solutions going forward from here. The Democrats were in charge of the pursestrings when it all fell apart. They haven't woken up yet.

Why is repeating the mistakes of the past four years with another four years of the same any different or better to you than Romney and Ryan's bold solutions to take us forward from here?

Even former President Bill Clinton is on board with Ryan's plans for reform.

Disclaimer: You're going to be shocked!

http://radioviceonline.com/bill-clinton-comes...

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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#779794 Oct 22, 2012
http://www.westernjournalism.com/muslim-broth...

An absence of accountability now overshadows the Obama administration’s failures to defend Americans from radical Islam. The initial attempt to brand the attack on the Benghazi U.S. consulate as a spontaneous outburst over an anti-Muslim video has been discredited by the slow revelation that the September 11 terrorist attack which killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans was carried out by an Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)-affiliated terrorist group, Ansar al-Sharia, led by a former released jihadi Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda bin Qumu. We now also know that not only were embassy requests for increased security forces denied, but security was scaled back and replaced by local Libyan Militia personnel.
There is another aspect to the terrorist attack that remains unanswered. According to reports, there was a cadre of CIA operators at a consulate nearby annex. The sophistication of the attack indicates it had to have been well rehearsed: The jihadis came armed with mortars and rocket propelled grenades and were immediately able to zero in on the consulate compound. This attack had to be rehearsed at one or both of the AQIM training camps in eastern Libya. Further, it has been reported that we were tracking the movements of the leader of the Ansar al-Sharia terrorist group for several months. How could the CIA operators not detect the pre-planning leading up to the attack on Sept. 11, 2012? Was this total incompetence, or is there other information being withheld?
There remain other unanswered questions: Why has our consulate compound not been retaken and secured by our military forces? Why have we not conducted strikes to totally destroy the AQIM training camps in eastern Libya? Where is the funding coming from to support these terrorist militias? There are some indications that much of the funding is coming from Qatar and Saudi Arabia; it obviously needs to be redirected. Sovereignty issues are not a factor when it comes to protecting our national honor. It’s still “street respect” that matters throughout the Middle East. We clearly do not have it in Libya.

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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#779795 Oct 22, 2012
The Department of State’s Security Service (DSS) is directed by a career Deputy Secretary of State, Charlene Lamb. It should be noted that she is not a trained security expert. Ms. Lamb testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on October 10 that she believed that we had the correct number of security assets in Benghazi on September 11. Obviously, this was not the case. With uncontrolled, well-armed militias roving throughout eastern Libya, the DSS’s decision to move toward a lower profile diplomatic security presence to fit a political agenda was clearly unjustified. Under these circumstances, the DSS’s move to use local security forces defies logic. One figure close to the commander of the local forces guarding the U.S. Consulate is Ismail al-Salabi, a military commander for the Ansar al-Sharia terrorist group, a member of the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and a member of the February 17 Brigade. The February 17 Brigade was sub-contracted to provide security for our Benghazi Consulate. This was like giving Willie Sutton the combination to the bank’s vault: It is incomprehensible. There is a clear chain of command in the DOS that needs to be held accountable. The Obama administration has crafted political scenarios for what they wish were successful events on the ground but do not reflect reality. We have seen this in Afghanistan as well as in Iraq. In Iraq we have witnessed the precipitous withdrawal of our forces to fit a political agenda. In effect, with the billions of dollars expended, and over 4,000 of our finest military personnel paying the ultimate price and tens of thousands more injured, the administration has snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory by their half-hearted attempt to retain forces in Iraq to ensure our objectives were met. What we have created is a questionable state under the direction of Iranian clone puppet Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki.

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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#779796 Oct 22, 2012
On September 10, 2012, the amateurish, anti-Muslim YouTube video “Innocence of Muslims” had been on the Internet for three months with exactly seventeen views.

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, UN Ambassador Susan Rice, and an army of Obama surrogates conducted a media blitz blaming this obscure video no one had seen for the entire Middle East exploding on 9/11, including a “protest turned violent” at the Libyan consulate that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

We later learned that there was no protest.

We later learned that intelligence on the ground linked it to a terrorist group within twenty-four hours.

We later learned that the Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, was behind the attack.

We now know it was not initially an attack, but an attempted kidnapping of Ambassador Stevens to use him as a pawn to get their beloved Blind Sheik back.
What is most shocking, however, is that a source within the White House states that it was arranged as an October surprise by Barack Obama. Obama, in order to make the release of the Blind Sheik more palatable to the American people, and to boost his sagging approval ratings, arranged with the Muslim Brotherhood to kidnap Ambassador Stevens. Then, days before the election, acting the part of the hero, planned to release the Blind Sheik in exchange for Ambassador Stevens.

The plan was for security to be minimal at the consulate, protected by only Libyan security guards who would melt away into the night at the appointed time.

The plan fell apart as two former SEALs, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, fought the kidnappers, leading to a firefight and subsequent fire, killing Stevens, Woods, Doherty, and also Sean Smith, a communications specialist.

Obama then had to create a cover-up so massive that it will go down in the history books until the end of time.

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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#779797 Oct 22, 2012
Why have we not conducted strikes to totally destroy the AQIM training camps in eastern Libya where Al Qaeda trained for the assault on the Banghazi consulate compound?

What the f**k is Obama waiting for?

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Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#779798 Oct 22, 2012
TheChicagoMachine wrote:
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HELL NO.
Why would idiots like you even begin to think-they wouldn't have to "answer" questions on it?
HELLLL NO.
That's now how reality works in this country!!!
Okay-
POTUS ROMNEY and RYAN 2012!
Hell YEAH!
Americans all know what happened and are tired of hearing about it. Mistakes were made but it's time to move on. President Obama can answer all the questions he wants to after the election but for now it's more important for him to get re-elected.

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“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#779799 Oct 22, 2012
To Christians Only wrote:
How Should a Christian Vote?
Whether we are enthusiastic about our political candidates or disappointed with our choices, we should not shirk our duty as good citizens.
In my opinion, we should vote for the person who best represents our convictions on the following issues, which I list without further comment and in no particular order.
1. Character and integrity
"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people mourn...The king by judgment establishes the land but he that receives gifts overthrows it...If a ruler listens to lies, all his servants are wicked" (Proverbs 29:2, 4, 12).
2. Sanctity of human life—abortion, stem cell research using human embryos
"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb" (Psalm 139:13).
3. Same-sex marriage or civil unions among same-sex couples
"You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination" (Leviticus 18:22).
4. Freedom for religious speech
"So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name"And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on the face of the earth" (Acts 17:26).
"...and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God" (Revelation 5:9-10).
6. National Security
"And they all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and to cause confusion in it. And we prayed to our God and set a guard as a protection against them day and night" (Nehemiah 4:8-9).
Nero was on the throne, wrote,
"Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God" (Romans 13:1).
Be assured I will vote with prayer, seeking wisdom from God. And I hope you will vote with the same values in mind
By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
Proving Republicans have
Whole lot of church
Very little religion

TALK ABOUT A FALSE GOD $$$$$$$$$$

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Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#779800 Oct 22, 2012
AmbassadorStevensandCo wrote:
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Not only re you lapping it--you've absolutely CHOKED on it.
Cable to US leadership--S.O.S.--trouble in parardice--plz send reonforcements!
Al qeada on it's heels--STANDING UP again-
See: Libya- Four dead americans, one destroyed consultate and annex--and it's untelling what we haveN'T heard yet on the rest of the mess of FAILED foreign policy.
BIG BLACK FLAG
"GD treasonous Idiot".
ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
Foreign Policy is the task of signing treaties and trade agreements, influencing foreign governments, etc. This was a lapse in foreign security, not failed foreign policy.

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“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#779801 Oct 22, 2012
It will be fun watching obama get embarased by Mr.Romney once again tonight and even more fun watching obama getting fired on election night.I just hope his followers don't decide to use his lose as an excuse to rob stores and destroy property as they tend to do when they don't get what they want.

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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#779803 Oct 22, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Still lying but that video.
How pathetic.
The video was released in Arabic on an Arabic TV station on Sep 9th.
The fact is, that video was so obscure, in the three months it was on the internet before the commemorative 9/11 preplanned attacks, it had a total of seventeen hits.

A total of 17 hits from around the world.

September 11 is a holy day for Arabs. That's the day they killed 3000 Americans.
The 9/11 commemorative attacks were going to happen even if that video never existed.
Now, come on. A video gets 17 hits from around the whole world in the three months of its existence, and it caused the Arab commemorative 9/11 uprisings?

The attacks were planned before the video even existed.
The attacks were going to happen to celebrate killing 3000 Americans on 9/11 even if this video never existed.

By the way, there are about a thousand videos critical of Muhammed on the internet. Why did Vallerie Jarrett choose this one to program Obama to blame the 9/11 commemorative 3000 Americans killed Arab celebration?

And, why did Obama throw the First Amendment under the bus instead of standing up for the United States and our way of life?

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carol

Orlando, FL

#779804 Oct 22, 2012
Clinton tells Ryan in private "I hope Democrats don't use this as an excuse to do nothing."



“So anyway, I told them before you got here, I said I’m glad we won this race in New York,” Clinton told Ryan, when the two met backstage at a forum on the national debt held by the Pete Peterson Foundation. But he added,“I hope Democrats don’t use this as an excuse to do nothing.”

Ryan told Clinton he fears that now nothing will get done in Washington.

“My guess is it’s going to sink into paralysis is what’s going to happen. And you know the math. It’s just, I mean, we knew we were putting ourselves out there. You gotta start this. You gotta get out there. You gotta get this thing moving,” Ryan said.

Clinton told Ryan that if he ever wanted to talk about it, he should “give me a call.” Ryan said he would.

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Virginia Beach, VA

#779806 Oct 22, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
Why have we not conducted strikes to totally destroy the AQIM training camps in eastern Libya where Al Qaeda trained for the assault on the Banghazi consulate compound?
What the f**k is Obama waiting for?
If troops were sent into Libya, the American public would be outraged. Americans are sick of getting involved in all of these foreign conflicts which we have no business being in. America hasn't fought for it's own country since WW-2 and ironically, we haven't won a conflict since then either.
carol

Orlando, FL

#779807 Oct 22, 2012
http://radioviceonline.com/bill-clinton-comes...

Clinton told Democrats to stop the victory dance and recognize Medicare is in real trouble.

Clinton GIVES RYAN CREDIT FOR GOING AFTER THE PROBLEM knowing Medicare will be broke by 2024 and Obamacare pretty much ends Medicare as we know it.

It's right here, folks.

Time for some real solutions. Bill Clinton said so.

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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#779808 Oct 22, 2012
Why did Obama throw the First Amendment under the bus instead of standing up for the United States and our way of life?

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LOL

Stroudsburg, PA

#779809 Oct 22, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Tell me why you think he was?
Hi-Ya Da-Vey Putz,

... he blaaaack.

LOL

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Virginia Beach, VA

#779810 Oct 22, 2012
moshx wrote:
It will be fun watching obama get embarased by Mr.Romney once again tonight and even more fun watching obama getting fired on election night.I just hope his followers don't decide to use his lose as an excuse to rob stores and destroy property as they tend to do when they don't get what they want.
The election is pretty much settled for the most part. Mathematically, Rmoney cannot win. He's just grabbing for straws now. collecting tax-free campaign funds that he can keep after the election and deposit in an offshore bank in the Caymans somewhere, or use to buy Ann more botox injections, facelifts, tooth implants and hair bleach.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#779811 Oct 22, 2012
Al Qaeda sacks 4 embassies and flies their flag over US territories, and kills a US ambassador in a 6-hour battle.

Can I hear Obama say "Al Qaeda is on the ropes" again, just for ole time's sake?

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Jimmy

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#779812 Oct 22, 2012
keyedup wrote:
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Proving Republicans have
Whole lot of church
Very little religion
TALK ABOUT A FALSE GOD $$$$$$$$$$
I'm an athiest, but you Democrats & Muslims are the scary ones without tolerance for other peoples views wo spew hatred towards everyone who is not like you.

As far as money goes, how hypocritical. Ever hear of John "Hienz" Kerry? You on the left are into prtectig your special interests and dishing out money to your rich people. I believe if you do even jut surface research, you will find out your side has more money scandals and for gods sake, look who supports you: Buffet, Soros & your Hollywood millionaires.

You are a joke screwedup. You post such rediculous stuff and it's obvious you have the faith alright, worse tha any religious person I ever met.

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