Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1234764 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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Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#787629 Oct 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Flack as bad as the rest of the rightwingers - He didn't put them up, they've been there a long time -
Super smackdown Homer!!

Flack? Comments?

Stop believing every stupid propaganda email you get, they're designed to make you look stupid.

United States

#787630 Oct 29, 2012
If you want to know the real truth ! Go to MARK LEVIN STREAMING AUDIO ! Thats the real truth of whats taking place ! Bar None!

Woodbridge, VA

#787631 Oct 29, 2012
Colorado Chick wrote:
<quoted text>DUDE, first off..GOD is NOT into the man-made politicial election polls...HE has better things to do with his time managing the entire Universe, keeping it all balanced and in check. You BET'CHA Romney will hard at work giving his kids KUDOS for disrespecting their President of America in front of GOD and the American taxpayers and the WORLD also....makes ya wonder, if he raised that kind of kid to be so bold as to speak out like that..WHAT THE FREAK do you think how he'll treat a POOR PERSON homeless having their hand out for help? MAKES ME WONDER...people!
First you even know God? Do you even go to Church or believe in God/ Jesus? God , doesn't go cast his vote STUPID, but God works in other ways, that has things to go the way he would like them to go. god made this world, and he plans on taking care of it, even better than Obama or Romney would. As for Romney disrespecting Obama, Obama does the same to Romeny to try to win too. Why would Obama care if he is disrespected in the eyes of God, when he is of Muslim faith, and not a Christian. You sound like you are fighting hard for that Obama Walfare To Work (not to work). I don't claim to know every inch of the Bible, but doesn't God say, if you don't work, you don't eat? Under Romney, they will have a job, and plenty to eat too!!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#787632 Oct 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Joss Whedon: Mitt Romney Right for ‘Zombie Apocalypse’
The man behind “The Avengers,”“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly” released a satirical video endorsing Mitt Romney this Halloween weekend, saying the Republican candidate has some unique qualifications.
Romney has “the vision and determination to cut through business as usual politics and finally put this country back on the path to a zombie apocalypse,” writer and director Joss Whedon says in the joke video.
Users watched the parody more than 800,000 times during its first 24 hours on the Internet.
Though clearly joking, Whedon plays on themes used in more serious ads. Romney has promised to create 12 million jobs to help lift Americans out of poverty, but Whedon warns that a Romney administration would favor the wealthy, leading to economic and societal deterioration.
“It’s his commitment to ungoverned corporate privilege that will nosedive this economy into true insolvency and chaos, the kind of chaos you can’t buy back,” Whedon says.“Money is only so much paper to the undead.”
Whedon also warns against a Romney agenda on social issues:“Romney is ready to make the deep rollbacks in health care, education, social services, reproductive rights that will guarantee poverty, unemployment, overpopulation, disease, rioting: all crucial elements in creating a nightmare zombie wasteland.”
The video mimics actual campaign ads, showing Whedon in his home and speaking directly to the camera while seeming to go about his normal routine — which turns out to be stocking up for the pending apocalypse.
You're running away from this like a scalded dog....

The only question that isn't answered, other than the minute details of exactly who in Al Qaeda did what when they put into action the attack they planned before the video Obama lied about even existed, is who told Susan Rice what to say over all the television networks and at the UN?

Who gave her the lie to repeat?
It's unlikely to be Obama. There's some difference between what he says and what the US Ambassador to the UN says.(That's a problem in and of itself.)

So, WHO told Susan Rice what to say?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#787633 Oct 29, 2012
fred wrote:
<quoted text>
NOW THERE’S AN ANNIVERSARY TO BE PROUD OF: Oct. 29 marks three and a half years to the day since the Senate passed a budget.

.... and funny. ;-)

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#787634 Oct 29, 2012
O Baloney wrote:
<quoted text>Not a very honest man, because in Fort hood: diversity rules
What do you call it when a self-proclaimed “Soldier of Allah” shouting “Allahu Akhbar” opens fire on dozens of US citizens — killing and maiming as many innocents as he can?
You call it terrorism, if you’re sane.
And “workplace violence,” if you’re the Obama administration.
That’s right: Three years after Nidal Malik Hasan’s jihadist shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, in which he murdered 13 people and wounded 29 more, the Defense Department still refuses to classify the attack as what it is: an act of terror.
Instead, it continues to label the shooting officially a case of “workplace violence.”
This isn’t just a question of linguistics; avoiding the terror designation means victims and their families “do not get combat-related special compensation that provides disability pay,” reports the military news site Stars and Stripes.
Which is why survivors and families of those killed released a video this month asking Obama & Co. to do right by the troops — and classify the attack as terrorism.
Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning, featured in the film, was shot six times but denied benefits that would accrue to a soldier injured in an act of terror or a battle overseas.
Fellow victims at Fort Hood “were killed and wounded by ... somebody who was there that day to kill soldiers, to prevent them from deploying,” says Manning.
“And if that’s not an act of war, an act of terrorism, I don’t know what is.”
Precisely. And there’s a paper trail a mile long that proves Manning’s point.
Before the bloody day, Hasan had defended suicide bombings and told fellow soldiers that Muslim service members would be justified in killing US troops.
Was he reported? Nope. Try promoted.
(So much for his being a disgruntled worker.)
The FBI even knew of Hasan’s communications with Anwar al-Awlaki, then one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, in which Hasan asked about carrying out jihad against the United States.
Yet in President Obama’s remarks at a memorial service for Fort Hood’s fallen, he never used the word terrorism. Not once.
Why is the administration trying to rewrite history? Comments by the Army’s chief of staff at the time, Gen. George Casey, might offer clues:“As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”
There was an effort, that is, to dismiss Islamist terror — and not offend Muslims.
It is better in Obama's administration to deny heroes and their families all of the benefits and honors they are due.
Obama needs to rectify the situation.
In 2009, he said that, for “families who have lost a loved one, no words can fill the void that’s been left.” Which may be true.
But at least he can correct the record, call the massacre at Fort Hood by its true name — terror — and accord a proper measure of respect to troops who’ve been denied it these three long years.
It’s past time to act.
Still plagiarizing huh, Jane? How high's the water? I heard with was the perfect storm: a hurricane meeting a Nor'easter spurred on by all the Trump hot air...

Woodbridge, VA

#787635 Oct 29, 2012
carol wrote:
If Romney wins, I hope all you liberals will be nice and not criticize his policies just because he's white.
No, they will start a war,if he wins, because he is white. LOL

“Get RIGHT or be left”

Since: Nov 07

#787636 Oct 29, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Fact? There was a GD fact?
I guess adding 60 billion in revenues is a waste of time but lets defund planned parenthood & Big Bird. I much did that save?
You right whiners get GD dumber eery GD day.
The Republicans grew government the last time they held the White House.
They increased Spending.
What will Mitt Romney cut? Do we know?
Or is it part of the Great Mitt Romney Plan: After he takes office, he gets with Republicans & Democrats, sit around the campfire, sing Kumbaya, & magically figure out how to do the crap Romney says he will do.
Romney has no plan. NONE ZERO ZILCH.
The only thing we know he will cut is Planned Parenthood and PBS. We don't know a single loophole he will close or a single deduction he will eliminate.
Apparently, English is a challenge for you, RealDUMB.


How much of their respective budgets does each of those get from Federal tax dollars, RealDUMB?

Woodbridge, VA

#787637 Oct 29, 2012
LooTER SHooTER wrote:
How do I block MSNBC ON MY CABLE BOX? I wana puke even when trying to scan past it quickly! A glimps of their GOON reporters faces is enough to make a person get ulcers !! They are Pathetic lost souls !
What's the matter, diude? If Obama didn't make you want to puke in the 4 years, watching some truth, might make you sick, but it won't kill you. LOL

Milford, CT

#787638 Oct 29, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
.... and funny. ;-)
Well fred can't take credit..cut & past from Instapundit...

fred assumes that it recognized as a repost
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#787639 Oct 29, 2012
I'm more concerned with static Islamic jihadist terrorists than Mormons.

Public Broadcasting should be defunded. They receive enough funding in Grants, Corporate Sponsors and Foundations.
Let them compete in the public sector like every other in the media.

Planned Parenthood should be defunded as well. As with Public Broadcasting they will survive through their many Sponsorships etc. et. al. AND, there are many Federal/State funded clinics where Women can get Mammograms, Pre-Natal treatment, Pap Smear Screenings and NO Hospital is going to turn away ANY Woman who is pregnant and needs OB~GYN Services.

Abortions ~ Well that's the issue it all really comes down to concerning Planned Parenthood. As I stated, they'll still be funded to perform abortions and distribute birth control.
Why should Christian Tax Payers, and Non, who don't believe in abortions fund an Institute who performs them?

And why should Obamacare mandate Christian Hospitals to perform abortions?

Always talking about who is imposing on who ...

The Middle Class don't start the wars. Most wars have been started by The Democrats. Have you gone bloody bonkers!?
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>And Damnably Bad Writer and his Mormon Shape Shifter want to defund Planned Parethood, Public Broadcasting, most of the middle class that's left to start another couple of wars just like 'em. "When in the course of human events..."

Los Angeles, CA

#787640 Oct 29, 2012
new yawk wrote:
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United States

#787641 Oct 29, 2012
<quoted text>
What's the matter, diude? If Obama didn't make you want to puke in the 4 years, watching some truth, might make you sick, but it won't kill you. LOL
The truth is, your party left office with a recession in full swing and the economy on the verge of collapse.

What makes you "sick" is that Obama is slowly bailing us out of the mess your side created

Lynbrook, NY

#787643 Oct 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I wouldn't vote for Romney if you put a loaded gun to my head.
Homer will not be responsible for the final nail in the coffin of the middle class.
Peppy has his new pet all ready for the big storm -
A gun to that emty head of yours would'nt do much good any how.

Effort, PA

#787644 Oct 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Super smackdown Homer!!
Flack? Comments?
Stop believing every stupid propaganda email you get, they're designed to make you look stupid.
He's down at Maggie's farm checking wind speeds.

El Paso, TX

#787645 Oct 29, 2012
A week from tomorrow ‘The American People’ will be ushering in the 45th President of the United States… President Romney!!!

Milford, CT

#787646 Oct 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Super smackdown Homer!!
Flack? Comments?
Stop believing every stupid propaganda email you get, they're designed to make you look stupid.
fred was retweeted describing the Finland fluker!

Your Tweet was favorited!

@vickikellar Yes. Scary. Obamabots are zombies who repeat a programmed mantra to every Obama failure.#sorospaidpropagandama chine
Mike G

Edison, NJ

#787647 Oct 29, 2012
I voted for Barack Obama in 2008. To understand why I’m switching, it helps to understand why I backed him four years ago. I am a Democrat, but vote as an independent. I see people, not parties, so Obama’s label played no role.

My choice involved a simple calculation. Would John McCain or Obama be more likely to forge a consensus on big issues? America was dangerously polarized, and unable to act in ways that even 60 percent of the public could support. History shows that paralysis leads to disaster.

The war on terror was falling out of favor, despite the continuing threat. Good ideas were getting thrown out with the bad and Republicans had squandered the chance to govern.

When the financial crisis hit, McCain stumbled. He wanted to postpone a debate and rushed back to Washington — but had nothing to say or do. Obama kept silent and followed the lead of congressional Democrats. While not exactly great statesmanship, he at least looked steady.

McCain, a genuine American hero, often revealed his maverick streak, his choice of Sarah Palin being Exhibit A. Despite doubts about her readiness, I found myself defending her against the vicious attacks from the left, especially by women.

McCain was my real problem. Mavericks make good whistleblowers and lousy CEOs. Upsetting the apple cart is not a qualification for the Oval Office.

Obama’s soaring rhetoric enticed me at first, and I got a jolt of Messiah Alert when he said his rise marked the moment “when the planet began to heal,” but I still thought he was better than McCain.

Where he totally fooled me was his claim to be a pragmatist, not an ideologue. He spoke of uniting the country and I believed he was capable and sincere. That he won 70 million votes and more than two-thirds of the Electoral College spoke to his appeal.

He failed as president because he is incompetent, dishonest and not interested in the actual work of governing. His statist policies helped consign millions of Americans to a lower standard of living and his odious class warfare further divided the nation. He had no intention of uniting the country — it was his Big Lie.

I don’t hate him. But I sure as hell don’t trust him.

As for the desperate charge that opposition to Obama makes me a racist, let me note that he was black when I voted for him.

Which brings us to Romney. A year ago, I thought he might be acceptable, maybe the only one in the GOP field. Now I see him as much more than acceptable.

During the long slog, Romney revealed qualities that could make him a very good president. There is not a hint of scandal in his life or career, and his economic policies could spark real growth in jobs, not in food stamps.

He keenly recognizes the danger of the growing debt. With Paul Ryan, he chose a youthful, smart No. 2 who possesses deep knowledge of the budget mess and yet an optimistic view of America’s future.

On the foreign stage, Romney is a novice, but his instincts about American power are right and his remarks in the last debate about Obama’s apology tour were a defining difference. It is impossible to imagine Romney going abroad to criticize his country, or lying about the murder of an ambassador. The challenger is right when he says Obama has made the nation less safe.

Romney is no “movement conservative,” but is moderate and prudent in the everyday ways of most Americans. As he proved in Massachusetts, he can work with Democrats to get things done.

As for being a Mormon, to hold that against Romney is pure bigotry. His election would knock down one more barrier to equality of opportunity.

Finally, there is temperament. Romney’s firm, steady demeanor during Obama’s rancid attempts at character assassination demonstrates the presidential character lacking in the incumbent.

That’s the change I want for my country.

Los Angeles, CA

#787648 Oct 29, 2012
new yawk wrote:
I'm more concerned with static Islamic jihadist terrorists than Mormons.
Have you gone bloody bonkers!?
<quoted text>
I think you have.

Richmond, IN

#787649 Oct 29, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
President Obama is professional with this hurricane unlike that other guy during Katrina
Yeah, all those school buses just sitting there. Whatever was Nagin thinking?

"New Orleans was already one of the poorest metropolitan areas in the United States in 2005 ... Despite these factors preventing many people from being able to evacuate on their own, the mandatory evacuation called on August 28 made no provisions to evacuate homeless, low-income, or carless individuals or sick, nor the city's elderly or infirm residents. Consequentially most of those stranded in the city were the poor, the elderly, and the sick."

"It has been stated in the evacuation order that, beginning at noon on August 28 and running for several hours, all city buses were redeployed to shuttle local residents to, "refuges of last resort," designated in advance, including the Louisiana Superdome.[5] They also said that the state had prepositioned enough food and water to supply 15,000 citizens with supplies for three days, the anticipated waiting period before FEMA would arrive in force and provide supplies for those still in the city.[5] Later, it was found that FEMA had provided these supplies, but that FEMA Director Michael D. Brown was greatly surprised by the much larger numbers of people who turned up seeking refuge and that the first wave of supplies were quickly depleted.[5]

The large numbers were a direct result of the insufficient mobilization and evacuation before Katrina's arrival, primarily due to city and state resistance to issuing an evacuation order and risk "crying wolf" and losing face should the hurricane had left the path of model prediction. Had contra-flow on highways been initiated sooner and more buses begun evacuating families (including the idle school buses that were not used at all) the numbers of stranded New Orleans occupants would have been significantly less making the initial wave of FEMA supplies adequate and even excessive." ....

"Many have also criticized the local and state governments, who have primary responsibility for local disasters, including both Governor Blanco and Mayor Nagin. Mayor Nagin was criticized for allegedly failing to execute the New Orleans disaster plan, which called for the use of the city's school buses in evacuating residents unable to leave on their own. The city never deployed the buses, which were subsequently destroyed in the flooding.

On Saturday August 27, several hours after the last regularly scheduled train left New Orleans, Amtrak ran a special train to move equipment out of the city. The train had room for several hundred passengers, and Amtrak offered these spaces to the city, but the city declined them, so the train left New Orleans at 8:30 p.m., with no passengers on board."

Source: Wikipedia

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