Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1346873 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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FreedomofKetchup

London, KY

#784168 Oct 25, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text> http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warni...
You loons love PBS-but you never watch it?
Some good stuff there sometimes. Easily self-maintainable-for the WORTHWHILE parts anyway!

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012
carol

Orlando, FL

#784169 Oct 25, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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I don't suck-up. I just make observations. Reading this Topix thread is a lot like watching Saturday Cartoons for hours on end when, suddenly, an adult appears and speaks a few words. It's refreshing.
Thanks:>
There's no way I could have lasted all these years on here without fellow voices in the desert such as yourself.
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#784170 Oct 25, 2012
carol wrote:
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Same here.
Is this what being in a mutual admiration society is like?
Not sure what that is, but now that you mention it, I am going to start the Carol Admiration Society. Let me call Homer. This is a great idea. Thanks Carol, you always bring a ray of sunshine.
Chris Tolles

Chicago, IL

#784171 Oct 25, 2012
carol wrote:
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I'm pretty sure you need a hug.
me too?
carol

Orlando, FL

#784172 Oct 25, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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carol is a boulder standing tall in the middle of a mudflow of Liberalism. She remains unmoved. And admired.
Wow...sure am glad I'm on here tonight.

Leosnana never says things like that...
Fury

Griffin, GA

#784174 Oct 25, 2012
American Lady wrote:
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Racist Maya Angelou Schlepping For Obama Re-election Sends Campaign Letter:“Go, Rise Up”
Dear XXXXXXXX,
I am not writing to you as a black voter, or a woman voter, or as a voter who is over 70 years old and six feet tall. I am writing to you as a representative of this great country — as an American.[WRONG!]
It is your job to vote. It is your responsibility, your right, and your privilege. You may be pretty or plain, heavy or thin, gay or straight, poor or rich.
But remember this: In an election, every voice is equally powerful — don’t underestimate your vote. Voting is the great equalizer.
Your vote might make the difference. Don’t fool around with this — get the information you need to vote in this election.
As a country, we can scarcely perceive the magnitude of our progress.
My grandmother and my uncle experienced circumstances that would break your heart. When they went to vote, they were asked impossible questions like,“How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” When they couldn’t answer, they couldn’t vote.
I once debated with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. about whether an African American would ever be elected president. He believed it would happen within the next 40 years at the time — I believed it would never happen within my lifetime.
I have never been happier to have been proven wrong.
And since President Barack Obama’s historic election, we’ve moved forward in courageous and beautiful ways. More students can afford college, and more families have access to affordable health insurance. Women have greater opportunities to get equal pay for equal work.
Yet as Rev. King wrote,“All progress is precarious.”
So don’t sit on the sidelines. Don’t hesitate. Don’t have any regrets. Vote.
Go, rise up, and find out what you need to do to vote and ask your friends to join you. We must make our voices heard:
Your vote is not only important. It’s imperative.
Thank you,
Dr. Maya Angelou
~~~~~~~~~~
Voting for a person
because he is Black
is as RACIST as
voting AGAINST someone
because he's Black
==========
right wing kool aide drinker
carol

Orlando, FL

#784175 Oct 25, 2012
...not that I'm agreeing I'm one of the voices in the desert, mind you...

...all of us who speak out against progressive secular liberalism are voices in the desert as far as I'm concerned...

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#784177 Oct 25, 2012
Condoleezza Rice Bursts Fox News’ Benghazi-Gate Balloon.....

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1922827219001/cond...

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/10/2...

Another Fox News conspiracy up in smoke.
Obskeptic

Livonia, MI

#784178 Oct 25, 2012
Obama Lets You Die wrote:
President Obama met with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Vice President Biden in the Oval Office at 5 p.m. ET, a little more than an hour after the onset of the attack. The Pentagon began moving military assets:
-- Eight from Special Operations were sent from Tripoli.
-- A "fast team" of Marines from Rota, Spain, were sent to guard the Embassy in Tripoli.
-- A Special Operations force was moved from central Europe to Sigonella Air Base in southern Italy, just 480 miles from Benghazi.
-- F-16s and Apache helicopters remained parked and unused at Aviano Air Base in northern Italy.
-- Two Navy destroyers already in the Mediterranean Sea were moved off the coast of Libya on the day of the attack but were never used.
Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, both Republicans, complained recently that more was not done to bolster security.
"Despite ample warning signs that the immediate region remained unstable and our people under threat, inadequate preparations were made to respond to what in retrospect seems a likely attack," the senators said in a joint statement released last week.
"We were told reconnaissance aircraft were sent, and that a surveillance drone had been repositioned in response to the attack. But we were both shocked to hear that ... there were no land forces available to support Benghazi."
The senators also criticized the lack of fighter jets available to intervene.
The fighting at the consulate was over within an hour, according to recently leaked State Department emails obtained by Fox News. Officials in Washington reading those cables may have thought at the time that the attack was over, but it is now clear this was a two-pronged assault on two separate locations, spanning more than six hours.
At 4 a.m. local time -- 6 hours and 20 minutes after the initial attack began -- former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed at the CIA annex by a mortar shell. The machine gun they were firing was caked in blood, suggesting they continued fighting after being hit.
"The last two casualties occurred well over six hours after the initial attack," McCain and Graham noted. "It is disappointing to hear that our national command authorities failed to try to reinforce the consulate with timely air assets, and that a consulate located in one of the most dangerous regions in the world was so unsecured."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/24/us...
And I think the president was in Las Vegas picking up some influence money from special interests at the time they were being killed. But hey, although it wasn't optimal, it is only a bump in the road.
carol

Orlando, FL

#784179 Oct 25, 2012
Peppy wrote:
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He still paid ten times more taxes than Obama. Maybe fifty times that of Biden. Donated ten times more to charity than Obama and 400 times more than Biden. You are the one who doesn't get it.
Yep!
carol

Orlando, FL

#784180 Oct 25, 2012
Peppy wrote:
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Not sure what that is, but now that you mention it, I am going to start the Carol Admiration Society. Let me call Homer. This is a great idea. Thanks Carol, you always bring a ray of sunshine.
Tell Homer not to fight over who gets to be president of CAS. You know how stubborn he can be sometimes.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#784181 Oct 25, 2012
Fury wrote:
<quoted text>
right wing kool aide drinker
Republican
God given BRAIN
"Independent" THINKER!

Following the BEAT of my own DRUM!
LOL

Sparta, NJ

#784182 Oct 25, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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8% of voters in PA don't have them.
There is one place in our county. 30 miles from a lot of them. They don't drive.
Hiz,

Hi-Ya Da-Vey Putz,

The noise over ID was to push for your boy re-election, at least in PA. So, what will the noise be in 4 years when ID is required?

Oh, wipe your chin ... you have Obama all over it.

LOL
carol

Orlando, FL

#784183 Oct 25, 2012
carol wrote:
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There's no way I could have lasted all these years on here without fellow voices in the desert such as yourself.
Really wanted to say fellow clear thinkers.

Yes, I like that much better.
carol

Orlando, FL

#784185 Oct 25, 2012
Well, the big clock on the wall says it's O'Reilly time.

Talk about a voice in the desert....

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#784186 Oct 25, 2012
yepperz wrote:
Condoleezza Rice Bursts Fox News’ Benghazi-Gate Balloon.....
http://video.foxnews.com/v/1922827219001/cond...
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/10/2...
Another Fox News conspiracy up in smoke.
Really what part of that are you reading? Seems to me she showed class and diplomacy, more than we can say for the O'bama Video Administration.
LOL

Sparta, NJ

#784187 Oct 25, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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If there were ay irregularities with Obama's transcripts, he would not have received those degrees.
No irregularities ... foreign darkies gets dem affirmative action perks al the time. It looks good for gubbermint grants.
LOL

Sparta, NJ

#784188 Oct 25, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You people are just too stupid. Its not able the legality.
The returns will show the extent of Romney's tax dodging, overseas investments, years where did not pay any.
Hi-Ya Da-Vey Putz,

And you know this how? You're the gift that keeps on giving ... like my dog ... shits every other hour.

LOL
LOL

Sparta, NJ

#784189 Oct 25, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The meaning was clear.
Yes, you are a Putz. Glad to see you admit it.
professor

Chicago, IL

#784190 Oct 25, 2012
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>No irregularities ... foreign darkies gets dem affirmative action perks al the time. It looks good for gubbermint grants.
Evening mrs romney

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