Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1459028 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#784481 Oct 26, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
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You silly little person. Americans expect more competency from their Intelligent agencies and DOD than was displayed that night!! Good heavens they already admitted they had visual views of what was happening.
You silly little person. Where is the context?

So when did we have the first visual?

It's only on FOX where no one will point out the missing context, and this sure as hell ain't FOX.

And I find it highly suspicious that in 2001 the CIA was over competent, and now they're incompetent.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#784483 Oct 26, 2012
American Lady wrote:
CBS BUSTS OBAMA--AND ITSELF--IN BENGHAZI COVER-UP
CBS News has released a clip of an interview by Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes on Sep. 12 with President Barack Obama that indicates Obama knew the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya was a premeditated terror attack--and suggests the White House later deceived the public by blaming protests against an anti-Islam video. CBS chose not to air the clip for over a month--but did air Obama’s attack on Romney that same night.
MORE:
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/...
A headline you will only find on a right wing site.

And we all know what that means....everyone else will somehow see it different.

Better check into 'somehow'.

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PDUPONT

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#784484 Oct 26, 2012
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Because embassies are considered extensions of the country they represent. In essence, they attacked the USA on 9/11 - again.
Security was removed a few weeks before the attack and the call for help was repeatedly denied.
The lapse in judgment at the highest level and the mixed messages afterwards is a big deal because we still don't have answers.
It wouldn't look good for this president's campaign if he admitted his administration failed to prevent an attack and protect an ambassador on 9/11.
There's our answer.
Well Carol who used their majority in the House to cut funding for diplomatic security? The GOP cut the administration's request for diplomatic security funding by $128 million in fiscal 2011 and $331 million in fiscal 2012. The Democratic controlled Senate manages to restore $88 million of that amount. Rep Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah stated that;
“I believe, personally, with more assets, more resources, just meeting the minimum standards, we could have and should have saved the life of Ambassador Stevens and the other people who were there,”
Yet he was one of those that voted to cut these funds.
It's probably a moot point as Security Officer Eric Nordstrom testified:
“Having an extra foot of wall, or an extra half-dozen guards or agents would not have enabled us to respond to that kind of assault,”
You're demonstrating your rank hypocrisy by criticizing this president when in past posts you've excused his predecessor who despite warnings issued months earlier allowed an attack on this country that killed over 3000 in New York, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania.
You're an idiot Carol.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#784485 Oct 26, 2012
Military response to Benghazi attack questioned

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday defended the U.S. military response, saying the situation on the ground was too confusing.

"You don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's on, without having some real time information about what's taking place," Panetta said.

He said senior officers, including Gen. Carter Ham, the U.S. commander for Africa, and General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, all opposed military intervention.

"General Ham, General Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation," Panetta said.

When asked whether they had forces on any heightened alert in that area because of the approaching 9/11 anniversary, Panetta said they did.

Gen. Dempsey added: "And let me point out, it was 9/11 everywhere in the world."

Defense officials say a general alert had been issued to U.S. forces worldwide, but no special alert had been ordered for Libya because there was no intelligence predicting an attack.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-5754071...

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sonicfilter

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#784486 Oct 26, 2012
GOP's Benghazi Smoking Gun Goes Up in Smoke

Even if the State Department email had been accurate, conservatives pounced on it eagerly without underlying corroboration, thereby providing a pretty good example of how complicated intelligence analysis can be and why it's a bad idea to simply jump on a piece of information that fits your preconceived biases.

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/10/bengh...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#784487 Oct 26, 2012
New Reporting Undermines Fox's Rush To Attack Obama Over Libya Emails

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/10/25/new-r...

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Florida

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#784488 Oct 26, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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A headline you will only find on a right wing site.
And we all know what that means....everyone else will somehow see it different.
Better check into 'somehow'.
$5 Million to a charity of obama's choice if obama releases his sealed records...
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What is obama hiding?
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Why is obama selling out a charity?
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Why is obama losing?
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Why are you a loser?
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It's the culture...

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PDUPONT

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#784489 Oct 26, 2012
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Would you be talking about the economic collapse caused by the Democrats' Marxist subprime housing loan program that collapsed our economy after 2 years of complete oversight by Democrats of the very financial institutions that caused the collapse?
You just can't let go of a good lie can you DB? No government program was responsible for the collapse of the housing market, it was unregulated mortgage brokers like Countrywide and Indy Mac who purposely made these sketchy loans with the intention of selling them off before they went bad. These mortgage originators weren't even subject to CRA rules which were in fact fairly stringent.
www.businessweek.com/investing/insights/.../c...
You're an idiot DB.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#784490 Oct 26, 2012
Sununu retreats on claim that Powell's endorsement of Obama was race-driven

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/10/su...

That's called a 'Limbaugh'.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#784491 Oct 26, 2012
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>$5 Million to a charity of obama's choice if obama releases his sealed records...
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Why is obama losing?
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yawn

too early for birther crap. go back to sleep.

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#784492 Oct 26, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
New Reporting Undermines Fox's Rush To Attack Obama Over Libya Emails
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/10/25/new-r...
You have too few brain cells to retain that kind of info...Go discover a cure for crying over Fox News you idiot!
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It's the culture...

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sonicfilter

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#784493 Oct 26, 2012
A new ad from Mitt Romney’s campaign patches together pieces of Romney’s debate defense of his claim that Barack Obama began his presidency on an “apology tour” in the Middle East — leaving out parts that are demonstrably untrue. But even with the benefit of careful editing, Romney’s claim falls short of its billing.

Typically, when we fact-check quotes, it is often a matter of a candidate selectively grabbing bits and pieces of his opponent’s words, leaving out important pieces of context, to create a misleading impression. Here, we have an unusual case of a Romney ad selectively quoting its own candidate to misleading effect.

http://factcheck.org/2012/10/editing-romneys-...

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Florida

Saint Petersburg, FL

#784494 Oct 26, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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yawn
too early for birther crap. go back to sleep.
Democrats: We started the "birther" movement before we were against it..
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Idiot retard liberals start and are the "proud parents" of the birther movement, sellout, then blame someone else because you're the idiot...
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What is obama hiding?
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Why is obama selling out a charity?
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Why is obama losing?
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Why are you a loser?
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It's the culture...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#784495 Oct 26, 2012
It really wasn’t with Donald Trump in mind that I named the latest occasional open thread,“Waiting for the other shoe to drop;” nevertheless, it seems appropriate now, as there has been so much antwitterpation of Donald Trump’s “October Surprise” revelation about Barack Obama.

It turns out that birther concern troll Trump isn’t revealing anything about Obama beyond an offer to donate $5 million to charity if Obama releases his college and passport records. Big Bird could probably use the money right now. Trump is reported to have a net worth somewhere around $3 billion, so his offer amounts to .1% of his riches. I think Obama should hold out for a lot more money plus Romney’s tax returns.

So what is the reaction on Twitter? Samples from #trump:

Somewhere right now, Barack Obama is laughing so hard milk is coming out of his nose.

Donald #Trump is a national treasure. Do you know how hard it is to be the village idiot in a place as big as New York?

Hey Democrats, let’s do it #Trump style and put out a reward for anyone willing to turn in Mitt Romney’s missing tax returns.

Only a billionaire megalomaniac would attempt 2 bribe a President by withholding donations to charities #trump

Donald Trump gets caught on tape pretending he has $5,000,000 dollars. His accountant demands answers…#trump

Someone should make a Kickstarter to offer #Trump 5 million to shut up about #Obama already.

http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2012/10/trump-...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#784496 Oct 26, 2012
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>You have too few brain cells to retain that kind of info...Go discover a cure for crying over Fox News you idiot!
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It's the culture...
Go discover a cure for lying over Fox News you idiot!

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Florida

Saint Petersburg, FL

#784497 Oct 26, 2012
A runaway mouth sonicmoran always with leaps of faith and belief, copy and paste, from he who belongs to the "Church of Unconscious Parrot Flunkie"...
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$5 Million to a charity of obama's choice if obama releases his sealed records...
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Why is obama selling out a charity?
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Why is obama losing?
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Why is sonimoron a loser?

It's the Culture...

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Florida

Saint Petersburg, FL

#784498 Oct 26, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Go discover a cure for lying over Fox News you idiot!
You're not a complete idiot sonicmoron -- Some critical parts are just missing....
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Sonicmoron always whining and crying over Fox New.... LMFAO...
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$5 Million to a charity of obama's choice if obama releases his sealed records...
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What is obama hiding?
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Why is obama selling out a charity?
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Why is obama losing?
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Why are you a loser and a sellout?
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It's the culture...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#784499 Oct 26, 2012
How To Be A Conservative, By Fox

It’s really something to see how reflexively the Right loves to hunt heretics. Peggy Noonan may be wrong in her judgment of the Romney campaign, but see, Chris Wallace is not saying that she’s wrong. He’s saying that by criticizing the GOP nominee, she proves she’s Not One Of Us, and therefore ought not be listened to. Argumentum ad hominem may be a logical fallacy, but to the hive mind of movement conservativism, it’s an epistemological strategy.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher...

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OBAMIES ZOMBIES

Van Nuys, CA

#784500 Oct 26, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
GOP's Benghazi Smoking Gun Goes Up in Smoke
Even if the State Department email had been accurate, conservatives pounced on it eagerly without underlying corroboration, thereby providing a pretty good example of how complicated intelligence analysis can be and why it's a bad idea to simply jump on a piece of information that fits your preconceived biases.io
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/10/bengh...
Your brain went in smoke, soniczombie!

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#784501 Oct 26, 2012
If Mitt Romney Loses, Blame All the Time the GOP Wasted This Cycle

How many total hours have American conservatives spent since 2009 trying to demonstrate that President Obama wasn't born in America? Can anyone argue that was the best use of Donald Trump's outsized media platform?

Birtherism wasn't the only time-suck of a theory. Months that could've been spent developing an effective foreign-policy critique were squandered on idiocy like the notion that Obama's actions abroad are best explained by an ideological Kenyan anti-colonialism that guides all his actions. Or the notion that he's allied himself with our Islamist enemy in a Grand Jihad against America. I am not referencing blog posts. Those theories were laid out at book length and given feature-length treatment in prominent right-leaning magazines. One even became a successful movie!

I haven't yet mentioned the most lunatic conspiracy theorist of them all. How many hours of Glenn Beck's chalkboard nonsense did Fox News broadcast during the Obama Administration?

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...

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