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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GOD IS 4 THE REPUBLICANS

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
fred

Milford, CT

#787638 Oct 29, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
brilliant
agree
interesting
helpful
.... 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..."
FONZIE

Los Angeles, CA

#787640 Oct 29, 2012
new yawk wrote:
Opinions
<quoted text>
What?
cway

United States

#787641 Oct 29, 2012
GOD IS 4 THE REPUBLICANS wrote:
<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
Maude

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 -
http://www.angelrstone.com/wp-content/uploads...
A gun to that emty head of yours would'nt do much good any how.
Homer

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.
TSM

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!!!
fred

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.
FONZIE

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.
Aaaaa
Tournefort

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
Homer

Effort, PA

#787650 Oct 29, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Why is homer so nasty today? You're not a tigers fan, are you?
NY Giant's fan buddy, we won by a finger tip yesterday. If your frickin' 49ers can win tonight with the total pts being scored by both teams 35 or under, Homer and his wife will win this week's football pool.
fred

Milford, CT

#787651 Oct 29, 2012
cway wrote:
<quoted text>
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
Democrats are 100% responsible for plunging the economy into recession with high energy costs in 2007 and for collapsing the financial sector with sub prime mortgages.

In short, it's all the Kenyan's fault.

BACK, AND NOT FAR ENOUGH TO THE LEFT: Oliver Stone: Obama Made Bad Situation ‘Worse.’
Homer

Effort, PA

#787652 Oct 29, 2012
FONZIE wrote:
<quoted text>
Incorreto everyone's opinion matters. We are all God's children.
Aaaaa
True true, except for maybe DBWriter, the word on the street is that he is the spawn of Satan.
Homer

Effort, PA

#787653 Oct 29, 2012
Mike G wrote:
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.
I disagree.
GOD IS 4 THE REPUBLICANS

Woodbridge, VA

#787654 Oct 29, 2012
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..."
Romeny said it is ok to abort if the mother's life is on the line, or she got raped.
Romeny doesn't approve abortion on the grounds of GETTING RID OF THE PROBELM, OR WANT IT USED AS A FORM OF BIRTH CONTROL!! Wheather you believe in God or not, or want to talk yourself into believing you are not killing a baby, in reality, you are!! GOD SAID..THOU SHALL NOT KILL. GOD MEANS ONLY IN SELF DEFENSE ONLY, NOT TO GET RID OF WHAT YOU GUYS CALL YOUR PROBLEM!!!
Same goes if you don't like someone, and you go out and try to kill them for the hell of it, or get your problem here, and hurt it or kill it. God excuses it if you kill someone in self defense only, so this and our military would be excused, but not abortions. You are killing an innocent baby. An innocent baby is not "A PROBLEM". your conduct and how you Demonbrats life your life is more of a problem than a sweet innocent sweet baby that didn't ask to be here, nor didn't want to die.
Martin

United States

#787655 Oct 29, 2012
Most wars are started by the Democrats?

Examples, please.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#787656 Oct 29, 2012
new yawk wrote:
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!?
<quoted text>
The Middle Class and below wind up fighting the wars. They're started by both parties or by neither--they're started by greed, hate, and fear. "Greed is good and corporations are people, may friend." Who does that sound like? You think we need more money in Defense? Really?
Homer

Effort, PA

#787657 Oct 29, 2012
cway wrote:
<quoted text>
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
And it would have been a lot faster if all these rightwingers weren't sitting on the sidelines buying gold these last 4 years rooting for Obama to fail.

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