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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Nobama

Allentown, PA

#784651 Oct 26, 2012
leosnana wrote:
“Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.”
headlines are written by the newspaper editors, not by the column authors...you lying sack-o-shit.....
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#784652 Oct 26, 2012
carol wrote:
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Clint Eastwood was right. When Barack Obama's leadership has been needed, he has been absent.
~While at the University of Chicago, according to Senior Lecturer Richard Epstein, "Obama did the minimal amount of work to get through. No one remembers him. He was not a participant in luncheons or workshops. He was here and gone."
~As a U.S. senator for less than one term, according to Gov Track.us, "From Jan 2005 to Oct 2008, Obama missed 314 of 1300 recorded or roll call votes, which is 24.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.4%."
~As President, the Government Accountability Institute points out that from January 23, 2009 until May 31, 2012, President Obama was in office for 1,225 days and only attended 536 presidential daily briefs, an anemic 43.8% attendance record.
(The Obama administration contends that holding such meetings is not important, that the president simply reads his PDB when there is no meeting.)
~According to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller, President Obama has held 208 fundraisers since filing papers for re-election including 141 so far in 2012.
(For comparison's sake, President George W. Bush, who was facing a tough re-election campaign attended a total of 97 fundraisers.)
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/09/empty_...
When was the last time President Obama met with Congress members?
President Obama, where art thou?
I like Clint Eastwood and I am not going to disparage an old man. He is clearly wrong in this instance. Republicans refuse to compromise with the president so what would be the point in meeting with them.

May as well wait until he is re-elected, I feel the Republicans will be more open the compromise, I cannot image them being stubborn jackasses for another 4 years, if not another 4 years of the do nothing Congress.
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#784653 Oct 26, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>There are abuses across the board, why go after just the unemployment cheaters? Go after them all, from corporations to welfare cheaters.
agree....add in fraudulent voters, who should be jailed....

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#784654 Oct 26, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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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.
Let's get this fact straight for the last time. It was the run on the money markets that caused Lehman Bros to collapse and start the dominoes falling! Now who is known to do such things? Who benefited the most having it happen 6 weeks before the election?

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#784655 Oct 26, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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Homer apparently preferred to piss away $2 trillion instead of $1 trillion......
Homer should check out some of the gross abuses in unemployment compensation....like those who retire, but still find a way to collect unemployment benefits.....
Lets check out the abuses in military contracting.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#784656 Oct 26, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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headlines are written by the newspaper editors, not by the column authors...you lying sack-o-shit.....
Bah, if he authored the column then he signed off on the headline. Weak.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#784657 Oct 26, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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Hey, video editor....
DBWriter wrote:
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You talk, but you don't say anything.
How about you tell us what you discovered, dupe.
What was the empty chair in the White House watching when the real-time video of the attack was being transmitted?
I'm not wasting time answering questions you can't answer.

I've played the birther games before.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#784658 Oct 26, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Real time?
Two and a half hours after the attack began, an unarmed predator drone was diverted from a surveillance mission over another part of Libya to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
That, plus a second unarmed drone dispatched four hours and 15 minutes later, were the only U.S. military forces sent to the scene of the attack. Commandos were dispatched from Europe to an air field in Sigonella, Sicily, but by the time they got there the attack in Benghazi was over.
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...
The attack lasted 6 hours.
How about the real-time communication with the actual team fighting? Did Obama's empty chair think they didn't know what they were talking about?
Do you think after Stevens filled Obama's empty chair's mailbox with statements like "an Al Qaeda attack is inevitable" someone would send one of the carriers to be on station in the Gulf of Sidra?
Perhaps, just like Obama's empty chair didn't think the people fighting the terrorists knew what they were talking about, he also thought Stevens didn't know what he was talking about, either, when Stevens is telling Obama's empty chair multiple times far in advance of the attempt to kidnap Stevens that an Al Qaeda attack is inevitable.

Seems like we don't have enough ships in our Navy, doesn't it?
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#784659 Oct 26, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>That's not just a Tea Party stance. I believe all good decent Americans want the abuses to stop.
like Obamaphones???...

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#784660 Oct 26, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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Would you be talking about the recession caused by the Democrats' ludicrous Marxist subprime housing mortgage underwriting program that collapsed our economy after 2 years of oversight by the Democrats?
List??

Where is that list?

You know, the one you keep running from?

Show me the list of legislation the Democrats passed & Bush signed in the first 9 months of 2007 that created this recession.

Come on. Do it. Don't keep running from this - it makes you look uninformed & foolish.
LOL

Sparta, NJ

#784661 Oct 26, 2012
LOL wrote:
"... like shaking hands with a dead fish." Charles Woods
I'm sorry, Mr. Woods, but your son was just a bump in the road, caught in a less than optimal situation. The so-called Commander-in-Chief was too busy packing for par-tay in Vegas to bother with something as slight as a terroist attack.
Americans, please remember this on November 6th.
Americans, please remember this on November 6th.
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#784662 Oct 26, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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What military units in that area?
You keep lying about this. Four dead Americans & you lie? Really.
We did not know for sure even days afterward.
If Obama wanted to play politics, he would have declared it a terrorist attack & how he was needed to continue is work in killing Al Qaeda through his done warfare. A warfare you right whiners constantly bitched about.
But hey, Glenn, you keep defending the party that lied & got 4000 soldiers killed in a made up war.
Obama is a treacherous POS who watched Americans die on the battlefield without trying to help....why should any American continue to serve with this piece of garbage in command....

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#784663 Oct 26, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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Damn!
Welcome to the TEA Party, Homer. Glad you agree with us.
Except for the little detail that the Tea Party is just a tool of American Crossroads and Koch Industries.
Vote Romney? You're going to ADORE Malthusian economics...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#784664 Oct 26, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I like Clint Eastwood and I am not going to disparage an old man. He is clearly wrong in this instance. Republicans refuse to compromise with the president so what would be the point in meeting with them.
May as well wait until he is re-elected, I feel the Republicans will be more open the compromise, I cannot image them being stubborn jackasses for another 4 years, if not another 4 years of the do nothing Congress.
Wait a minute....
It is impossible to compromise when they're not even being allowed to participate in the discussion.
And, it seems that there were Democrats that were reluctant to compromise, too, i.e. the "Louisiana Purchase" and the "Cornhusker Kickback".

The Democrats pretended that there was no other faction in the nation.
I do believe that fact of history of the United States is irrefutable.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#784665 Oct 26, 2012
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>Zepperz hijacked your name and made a complete idiot of herself...
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It's the culture...
Zepperz is a guy that Grampy and fred used to fuss about before you even arrived on this thread in your first Florida incarnation. He could spin those two losers around like cheap toy tops LMAO.

Culture of lies?

Have you noticed the extraordinary number of posts getting kicked this week?

Get some sleep loser!
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#784666 Oct 26, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Lets check out the abuses in military contracting.
....and government pensions.....
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#784667 Oct 26, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Bah, if he authored the column then he signed off on the headline. Weak.
not correct.....

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#784668 Oct 26, 2012
Storm track changing.
Sandy predicted to arrive southern NJ/Deleware dawn Tuesday.
Florida

Tampa, FL

#784669 Oct 26, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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I'm not wasting time answering questions you can't answer.
I've played the birther games before.
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 they'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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It's the culture...

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#784670 Oct 26, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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You still haven't told us why Obama saved the union pensions and threw the Delphi pensions under the bus.
And, we're tired of paying for the free lunches in Washington with money that should be going toward education. Eliminate the Department of Education and send the same amount of money directly to the states. Then, education would automatically get more money just by ending an obviously failed program in Washington.
Look, damnably bad writer and total idiot, the Delphi pensions were covered by OUR taxpayer funding because Elliot, Singer, Romney,etc., extorted those funds by saying "we will shut you down" (saving the auto industry) if you don't pay up. They took the money and ran...didn't get your time at the trough? Guess you might need to reconsider the pigs you support.

Oh, and, "Despite most conservatives blatantly politicizing the death of four citizens, including an ambassador, in Libya, Condoleezza Rice has broken from them in her appraisal of the situation. On Fox News, while being interviewed by Greta Van Susteren, she stated:

But when things are unfolding very, very quickly, it’s not always easy to know what is really going on on the ground. And to my mind, the really important questions here are about how information was collected. Did the various agencies really coordinate and share intelligence in the way that we had hoped, with the reforms that were made after 9/11?"

When is Romney surrogate Sununu (born in Cuba or Palestinian and Peruvian parents) going to call Condi a racist?

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