Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1509844 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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O No to Barack O

Torrington, CT

#786287 Oct 27, 2012
THE WASHINGTON POST HITS OBAMA

Finally, the Washington Post and Newsweek speak out about Obama. This is timely & tough. As many of you know, the Washington Post and Newsweek have a reputation for *being extremely liberal.* The fact that their editors saw fit to print the
following article about Obama and the one that appears in the latest Newsweek, makes this a truly amazing event, and a news story in and of itself. A

At last, the truth about our President & his agenda are starting to trickle through the
“protective wall” built around him by the liberal media.
__________
*I Too Have Become Disillusioned.**

Matt Patterson (columnist - Washington Post, New York Post, San Francisco Examiner)

Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder,
did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's most powerful military, execute the world's most consequential job?

Imagine a future historian examining Obama's pre-presidential life: ushered into & through the Ivy League, despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a "community organizer;" a brief career as a state
legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact *nearly devoid of his attention, so often did he vote "present"*); and finally an unaccomplished single
term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his
presidential ambitions.

He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a
legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the
white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama's "spiritual mentor"; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama's colleague and political sponsor.

It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?

Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question recently in the WSJ:

To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright & an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day.

But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberal Dom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass.

Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass -

held to a lower standard - because of the color of his skin.

Podhoretz continues: And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also so articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) "non-threatening," all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the first black president and
thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest?

Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama phenomenon
- affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of course. But certainly in the
motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about themselves.

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#786288 Oct 27, 2012
Updated: On Saturday afternoon a White House spokesman emphatically denied that President Obama had denied requests for help during the Benghazi attack. "Neither the president nor anyone in the White House denied any requests for assistance in Benghazi," wrote National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor.

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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#786289 Oct 27, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Sure sounds a lot like a CIA chain of command problem to me.
Let's review eh?
State Department
CIA
US Army strike force(s)
US Air Force
US Naval station at Sigonella Italy
The Blue Mountain Group of Wales
Four motor rounds
Three e-mails
Question__who took all the ground level videos and still images that we are seeing in these newscasts and on myriad google sites?
..."Islamist militias in Benghazi had in previous months threatened to attack the compound" (Libyan witnesses recount organized Benghazi attack.CNN)

They just had to wait for the boat to arrive.

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
Leadership FOr America again1
O No to Barack O

Torrington, CT

#786290 Oct 27, 2012
THE WASHINGTON POST HITS OBAMA

Finally, the Washington Post and Newsweek speak out about Obama. This is timely & tough. As many of you know, the Washington Post and Newsweek have a reputation for *being extremely liberal.* The fact that their editors saw fit to print the
following article about Obama and the one that appears in the latest Newsweek, makes this a truly amazing event, and a news story in and of itself. A

At last, the truth about our President & his agenda are starting to trickle through the
“protective wall” built around him by the liberal media.
__________
*I Too Have Become Disillusioned.**

Matt Patterson (columnist - Washington Post, New York Post, San Francisco Examiner)

...Obama himself was never troubled by his
lack of achievements, but why would he be? As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enoughfor the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois ; he was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate.

All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary. What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on display every time Obama speaks?

In 2008, many who agreed that he lacked executive qualifications nonetheless raved about Obama's oratory skills, intellect, and cool character.
Those people - conservatives included - ought now to be deeply embarrassed.

The man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of clichés, and that's when he has his Teleprompters in front of him; when the prompter is absent
he can barely think or speak at all. Not one original idea has ever issued from his
mouth - it's all warmed-over Marxism of the kind thathas failed over and over again
for 100 years.
genevalove

Grayson, GA

#786291 Oct 27, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
..."Islamist militias in Benghazi had in previous months threatened to attack the compound" (Libyan witnesses recount organized Benghazi attack.CNN)
They just had to wait for the boat to arrive.
ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
Leadership FOr America again1
lets hope america has woken up from this nightmare
American Lady

Danville, KY

#786292 Oct 27, 2012
It STOPS @ the 'oval office'...
Just sent over the 'airwaves'@ FNC!
By a congressman ...

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#786293 Oct 27, 2012
O No to Barack O wrote:
THE WASHINGTON POST HITS OBAMA

Finally, the Washington Post and Newsweek speak out about Obama. This is timely & tough. As many of you know, the Washington Post and Newsweek have a reputation for *being extremely liberal.* The fact that their editors saw fit to print the
following article about Obama and the one that appears in the latest Newsweek, makes this a truly amazing event, and a news story in and of itself. A

At last, the truth about our President & his agenda are starting to trickle through the
“protective wall” built around him by the liberal media.
__________
*I Too Have Become Disillusioned.**

Matt Patterson (columnist - Washington Post, New York Post, San Francisco Examiner)

Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder,
did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's most powerful military, execute the world's most consequential job?

Imagine a future historian examining Obama's pre-presidential life: ushered into & through the Ivy League, despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a "community organizer;" a brief career as a state
legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact *nearly devoid of his attention, so often did he vote "present"*); and finally an unaccomplished single
term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his
presidential ambitions.

He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a
legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the
white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama's "spiritual mentor"; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama's colleague and political sponsor.

It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?

Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question recently in

Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama phenomenon
- affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of course. But certainly in the
motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about themselves.
Lies from the Republicans continue. Gives very little credence to anything you post when you continue to profess such garbage. Never, ever appeared where you state.

The opinion piece referenced above was penned by Matt Patterson and was published (under the title "Obama: The Affirmative Action President") on the American Thinker web site on 18 August 2011. Although the important "who" of the attribution is correct, however, the "where" is incorrect: despite the mention of the Washington Post in the example cited above, this item was never published in either the print or online version of that newspaper (nor, as claimed in later versions, was it published in Newsweek magazine). A possible explanation for the confusion is that someone viewed the list of publications in which Matt Patterson's work has appeared and mistakenly assumed this piece was syndicated to all of them.(Mr. Patterson isn't a "columnist" for any of the newspapers mentioned, but rather an occasional contributor of opinion pieces.)
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/affirm...
Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#786294 Oct 27, 2012
OBAMIES ZOMBIES wrote:
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Obama Zombies are big idiots...what you see on FOX, Real investigation, it's is not only their comments like in BSNBC...why some of this cable stations avoiding Benghazi like plague? Why Obama don't want to talk about Benghazi, his accomplishments or jobs, or health care, or deficit, but only attacking Mitt Romney! Why Obama is still investigating Benghazi attack, when he has real time drone video, email sent to State dept. and president's top advisers? We the people demand to know the truth! Where is BSNBC, CNN/ real crap, to ask questions? Where is investigative journalists from this cable "news" anyone?????
Fox News is bombarding their viewers with this old Benghazi story. People are sick of hearing about it. That's why nobody watches Fox News. The other networks are focusing on the things their views actually care about like the improving economy, improving jobs numbers and President Obama's other great accomplishments during his Presidency, such as killing Osama Bin Laden and fixing America's broken health care system.
OBAMA-BIDEN 2012 - WINNING THE WAR ON TERROR!!!

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#786295 Oct 27, 2012
Cool Hand Luke wrote:
Your not about to get those answers, It was terrorism no it was a video and on and on in the true Democrat fashion. lie after lie!
We the voters have to hold them (Democrats, for the Moment)
Responsible ALL OF THEM!
No one who is a Christian can support the democrat party, no one!
Any person that thinks they can endorse deception and deceit and
be a Christian has bought into the the theory of a gray area way to long, there is no such thing! Right is right and wrong is wrong any way you slice.
<quoted text>
No one with an ounce of sense can support a party that is based around what God tells them. But at the same time says it's OK to go bomb the crap out of some misguided souls because they have a God that tells them a different message. For you conservatives everything is right, including fleecing your neighbours by not paying your fair of tax, allowing clergy to go unchecked molesting kids for decades, starting wars based on a lie, get rid of anyone who disagrees with you. Then tell us it was God's will! who does that sound like to you ? Perhaps the very ppl you are at war with.

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Ticklaw

#786296 Oct 27, 2012

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#786297 Oct 27, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Nice try, go back to 2001.
You know when the policies were set that created this recession
I do like the no more Solyndra act. I'm glad that while Americans are suffering he thought up these cute names to dupe people.
Loans to companies like Solyndra are used to support companies with new ideas. They are risky & that was the idea. To find those who an advance our technologies.
George Bush favored this approach.
Immigration? Paul Ryan is all for illegals helping Wisconsin dairy farmers.
Paul Ryan runs around complaining about debt when his votes doubled the debt under Bush.
Actually we are not for the illegals helping anyone in Wisconsin. We have Herb Kohl standing in our way about immigration. Senator Herb Kohl has a crap voting record when it comes to giving illegal aliens further rewards and other incentives to come such as in-state tuition, educational benefits, welfare and health care services. But he is going to retire and it appears Tommy Thompson will be our new senator. Hopefully then we can get something done in the senate. Frankly our immigration problem now is because of O'bama and his democrats.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#786298 Oct 27, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice try, go back to 2001.
You know when the policies were set that created this recession
I do like the no more Solyndra act. I'm glad that while Americans are suffering he thought up these cute names to dupe people.
Loans to companies like Solyndra are used to support companies with new ideas. They are risky & that was the idea. To find those who an advance our technologies.
George Bush favored this approach.
Immigration? Paul Ryan is all for illegals helping Wisconsin dairy farmers.
Paul Ryan runs around complaining about debt when his votes doubled the debt under Bush.
and one more thing-Clinton budget ran through most of 2001-it ended September 2001. But I am sure you knew that.

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OBAMIES ZOMBIES

Van Nuys, CA

#786299 Oct 27, 2012
Obama is embarrassment, disgrace and worse president ever ...my God ... HE, the Obama, had watched real time video, emails and surveillance video from the embassy from the Benghazi attacks and he decided to jump the next day on Air Force 1. and went to Las Vegas ...
OBAMA IS SICK SO AS ALL OF YOU VOTING FOR HIM.
American Embassy is under attack, our guys need help, our president knows what is going on, our guys begging for help and our president denied help to our guys...how can he sleep and night and that bitch Hillary too? OBAMA IS NOT AMERICA'S FRIEND, a bastard!

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Stroudsburg, PA

#786300 Oct 27, 2012
OBAMIES ZOMBIES wrote:
Obama is embarrassment, disgrace and worse president ever ...my God ... HE, the Obama, had watched real time video, emails and surveillance video from the embassy from the Benghazi attacks and he decided to jump the next day on Air Force 1. and went to Las Vegas ...
OBAMA IS SICK SO AS ALL OF YOU VOTING FOR HIM.
American Embassy is under attack, our guys need help, our president knows what is going on, our guys begging for help and our president denied help to our guys...how can he sleep and night and that bitch Hillary too? OBAMA IS NOT AMERICA'S FRIEND, a bastard!
<sounds of applause>
Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#786301 Oct 27, 2012
BREAKING NEWS!!: The Obama Administration has foiled a terror plot against the American Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.

OBAMA-BIDEN 2012 - KEEPING AMERICANS SAFE BOTH AT HOME AND ABROAD!!!

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#786302 Oct 27, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Fox News is bombarding their viewers with this old Benghazi story. People are sick of hearing about it. That's why nobody watches Fox News. The other networks are focusing on the things their views actually care about like the improving economy, improving jobs numbers and President Obama's other great accomplishments during his Presidency, such as killing Osama Bin Laden and fixing America's broken health care system.
OBAMA-BIDEN 2012 - WINNING THE WAR ON TERROR!!!
The Fox news room, is where the stories start and end. These idiots have a captive audience in tea party mentality. Steve Jobs before he died tried to get Murdoch to try and give them some form of credibility but it was too much ka ching$ for Murdoch to ignore. So it's marketed as news for morons, those who want stories they can relate to regardless of the truth. Thats how it works, news based on opinions not on fact. Gee I can get an opinion anytime i please but when i buy a newspaper or watch the news I want facts not what Hannity tells me.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#786303 Oct 27, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
Updated: On Saturday afternoon a White House spokesman emphatically denied that President Obama had denied requests for help during the Benghazi attack. "Neither the president nor anyone in the White House denied any requests for assistance in Benghazi," wrote National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor.
Stupid people will believe that crap.
Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#786304 Oct 27, 2012
OBAMIES ZOMBIES wrote:
Obama is embarrassment, disgrace and worse president ever ...my God ... HE, the Obama, had watched real time video, emails and surveillance video from the embassy from the Benghazi attacks and he decided to jump the next day on Air Force 1. and went to Las Vegas ...
OBAMA IS SICK SO AS ALL OF YOU VOTING FOR HIM.
American Embassy is under attack, our guys need help, our president knows what is going on, our guys begging for help and our president denied help to our guys...how can he sleep and night and that bitch Hillary too? OBAMA IS NOT AMERICA'S FRIEND, a bastard!
President Obama will go down in history as the greatest American President of our time and his second term will far outshine his very successful first term.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#786305 Oct 27, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
BREAKING NEWS!!: The Obama Administration has foiled a terror plot against the American Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.
OBAMA-BIDEN 2012 - KEEPING AMERICANS SAFE BOTH AT HOME AND ABROAD!!!
Sure, it was probably the same video problem says O'bama. The video O'bama snail mailed finally reached Indonesia.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#786306 Oct 27, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>President Obama will go down in history as the greatest American President of our time and his second term will far outshine his very successful first term.
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