Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1234877 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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“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#788244 Oct 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
One of Mitt Romney’s biggest supporters, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, had nothing but praise for President Barack Obama today, as his state prepares to rebuild from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
“I have to say, the administration, the president, himself and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate have been outstanding with us so far,” Christie said on Good Morning America.“We have a great partnership with them.”
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/...
Another story FOX will ignore.
Show just how accurate YOU are about Fox reporting, as I saw him say it on Fox this morning. Ya'll are so scared of Fox...is it because they may report some truth you don't really want heard? If you haven't watched it, don't knock it. I watch MSNBC periodically...just to see how off the mark they truly are. Try doing the same with Fox, then state specifics where they are wrong if you can.
carol

Orlando, FL

#788245 Oct 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Let me ask you a question....can you cite common knowledge?
Please, no links to some FOX story based on common 'knowledge'.
If the NYT is reporting her power over this president, it's pretty much "common knowledge".
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#788246 Oct 30, 2012
carol wrote:
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But if you kept reading..."But few have the stature and the ability to step outside traditional White House protocol of Ms. Jarrett."
Upon further reading..."She is the only staff member who regularly follows the president home from the West Wing...and when the Obamas take an out-of-town break, she often goes along."
And, of course, you must have missed the part where Obama’s two chiefs of staff, Rahm Emanuel and Mr. Daley, clash with Ms. Jarrett over strategic direction and over who has "greater authority to interpret and carry out the president’s wishes."
When a confidente "clashes with chiefs of staff" over a president's "strategic decisions" and "who has the greater authority"...there's something rotten in Denmark.
This is not the norm for any former president's confidentes.
So, again I say to you, knowledge is power.
So she's better at her job than Rove was.

It's common knowledge that that's why you wingnuts hate her. Isn't it?

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#788247 Oct 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Yesterday, Mitt Romney's campaign floated the idea of doing a photo-op with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to survey damage from Hurricane Sandy, but this morning Christie shot down the idea, saying he was not in the "least bit" interested in playing "presidential politics."
Combine that with Christie's praise for President Obama's hurricane response, and Mitt Romney's relevance just took a one-two punch from none other than his handpicked Republican convention keynote speaker.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/30/1152...
I saw THAT on FOX this morning too. He said he was more concerned with taking care of the people in his state right now than about presidential politics. And he was gracious to Obama...a trait some democrats could learn to temper some of their HATE towards republicans. It's not always about the name calling and the put-downs. Some people know how to behave like adults, and it ain't the dems for the most part.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#788248 Oct 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
To some extent, Ms. Jarrett is part of a White House tradition. Bill Clinton brought along his fellow Arkansan Bruce Lindsey as his Mr. Fix-It. Mr. Bush had his Texas confidantes, Karen Hughes and Harriet Miers.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/us/politics...
Common knowledge.
It is common knowledge that Valerie Jarretts' grandfather was Robert Taylor, the same Robert Taylor that supported the democrat platform of caging up the blacks in Chicago, allowing no assimilation into Chicago city proper. It is also common knowledge that Valerie Jarrett's mother was Barbara T. Bowman. She conducted mental and vaccine experiments on the blacks that were segregated in Chicago. Communists do that you know-to this day they think blacks are used idiots. No doubt Valerie feels the same about Hussein O'bama.
Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#788249 Oct 30, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
Mitt Romney’s campaign has been training poll watchers in Wisconsin with highly misleading — and sometimes downright false — information about voters’ rights.
This packet could cause major problems if Republican observers across the state try to enforce such wrong and misleading information on Election Day. Even if they simply slow the voting process down, this could discourage voters waiting in line and drive drown turnout.
Here are four misleading or incorrect pieces of information disbursed by the Romney campaign:
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/10/30/1...
Obama's entire campaign is misleading. In fact, it has obviously led you right down the path to disaster, as it has for the USA. Many people believe that you are the main cause of such destruction.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#788250 Oct 30, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
<quoted text>
Show just how accurate YOU are about Fox reporting, as I saw him say it on Fox this morning. Ya'll are so scared of Fox...is it because they may report some truth you don't really want heard? If you haven't watched it, don't knock it. I watch MSNBC periodically...just to see how off the mark they truly are. Try doing the same with Fox, then state specifics where they are wrong if you can.
Actually(I'm using the same source you did(?)) all he said on FOX was that Romney trying to use the disaster as a photo op was a stupid idea.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#788252 Oct 30, 2012
keyedup wrote:
<quoted text>I understand completely jackass it's you that doesn't understand..I Hope they sell millions of them..
If you understand completely, could you explain why you think it's great they will send jobs overseas to make cars to be shipped back and sold here? I can't follow your logic. Maybe you could elaborate.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#788253 Oct 30, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Jarrett is a notorious slum lord in Chicago. The same slum was in Obama's district as an Illinois Senator for 8 years.
There you go Carol,

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents linking Valerie Jarrett, an advisor to Barack Obama and the co-chairman of the President-Elect’s transition team, to a series of real estate scandals, including several housing projects operated by convicted felon and Obama fundraiser/friend Antoin "Tony" Rezko.

According to the documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the Illinois Secretary of State, Valerie Jarrett served as a board member for several organizations that provided funding and support for Chicago housing projects operated by real estate developers and Obama financial backers Rezko and Allison Davis.(Davis is also Obama’s former boss.) Jarrett was a member of the Board of Directors for the Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation along with several Davis and Rezko associates, as well as the Fund for Community Redevelopment and Revitalization, an organization that worked with Rezko and Davis.

(According to press reports, housing projects operated by Davis and Rezko have been substandard and beset with code violations. The Chicago Sun Times reported that one Rezko-managed housing project was "riddled with problems — including squalid living conditions…lack of heat, squatters and drug dealers.")

As Chief Executive Officer of the Habitat Company Jarrett also managed a controversial housing project located in Obama’s former state senate district called Grove Parc Plaza. According to the Boston Globe the housing complex was considered "uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage…In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale — a score so bad the buildings now face demolition." Ms. Jarrett refused to comment to the Globe on the conditions of the complex.

"Like Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett is a product of the corrupt Chicago political machine. And it is no stretch to say that she was a slumlord," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "We have real concerns about Jarrett’s ethics. Washington already has plenty of corruption. We don’t need to import more of it from Chicago."

Characterized as "the other side of Barack Obama’s brain" by CBS News, Jarrett first met the Obamas seventeen years ago when she offered Michelle Obama a job. While speculation has arisen that Jarrett could take Obama’s place in the U.S. Senate, the New York Times reported that it is more likely she will become a senior White House adviser, thus continuing her long record of being an important influence and mentor to Barack and Michelle Obama.

Visit www.judicialwatch.org to access the Valerie Jarrett documents.
carol

Orlando, FL

#788254 Oct 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Working from a cozy office previously occupied by Mr. Rove, with a staff of nearly three dozen, Ms. Jarrett is the president’s link to the world outside the White House bubble.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice occasionally uses Ms. Jarrett, with whom she has become friendly, as an informal back channel to pass along foreign policy views, officials said.
And Bob Riley, a former Republican governor of Alabama, remembers the way Ms. Jarrett responded to his pleas for equipment to contain the BP oil spill in 2010.“Within 24 hours, what we had been told was an impossible task was done,” he said.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/us/politics...
Common knowledge.
Same article:

"Ms. Jarrett came to Washington with NO NATIONAL EXPERIENCE. But her UNMATCHED ACCESS TO THE OBAMAS has made her A DRIVING FORCE in some of the MOST SIGNIFICANT DOMESTIC POLICY DECISIONS of the president’s first term, HER PERSUASIVE POWER only amplified by Mr. Obama’s insular management style."

In other words, she made the man who he is and tells him everything to do and say.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#788255 Oct 30, 2012
keyedup wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank god for people like Valerie Jarrett ..
we could have still be stuck with a puppet president like Bush controlled by Karl Rove...
carol never understands strong educated women... being a house mouse herself she is jealous of sucess..Carol is failure personified...
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents linking Valerie Jarrett, an advisor to Barack Obama and the co-chairman of the President-Elect’s transition team, to a series of real estate scandals, including several housing projects operated by convicted felon and Obama fundraiser/friend Antoin "Tony" Rezko.

According to the documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the Illinois Secretary of State, Valerie Jarrett served as a board member for several organizations that provided funding and support for Chicago housing projects operated by real estate developers and Obama financial backers Rezko and Allison Davis.(Davis is also Obama’s former boss.) Jarrett was a member of the Board of Directors for the Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation along with several Davis and Rezko associates, as well as the Fund for Community Redevelopment and Revitalization, an organization that worked with Rezko and Davis.

(According to press reports, housing projects operated by Davis and Rezko have been substandard and beset with code violations. The Chicago Sun Times reported that one Rezko-managed housing project was "riddled with problems — including squalid living conditions…lack of heat, squatters and drug dealers.")

As Chief Executive Officer of the Habitat Company Jarrett also managed a controversial housing project located in Obama’s former state senate district called Grove Parc Plaza. According to the Boston Globe the housing complex was considered "uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage…In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale — a score so bad the buildings now face demolition." Ms. Jarrett refused to comment to the Globe on the conditions of the complex.

"Like Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett is a product of the corrupt Chicago political machine. And it is no stretch to say that she was a slumlord," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "We have real concerns about Jarrett’s ethics. Washington already has plenty of corruption. We don’t need to import more of it from Chicago."

Characterized as "the other side of Barack Obama’s brain" by CBS News, Jarrett first met the Obamas seventeen years ago when she offered Michelle Obama a job. While speculation has arisen that Jarrett could take Obama’s place in the U.S. Senate, the New York Times reported that it is more likely she will become a senior White House adviser, thus continuing her long record of being an important influence and mentor to Barack and Michelle Obama.

Visit www.judicialwatch.org to access the Valerie Jarrett documents.

Que`
carol

Orlando, FL

#788256 Oct 30, 2012
So just remember when you pull that lever for Barack Obama, you're really pulling the lever for Valerie Jarret who White House officials nicknamed the "Night Stalker".

Think of them like Siamese twins. It's not far from reality.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#788257 Oct 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Drawn by a democrat propigandist, not truthfully reflective at all of the Republican party nor the people who are going to vote AGAINST Obama. So your point it...you want to exaggerate a lie also?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#788258 Oct 30, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
If the NYT is reporting her power over this president, it's pretty much "common knowledge".
Richard Nixon had H.R. Haldeman. Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush both had James Baker. George W. Bush had Karl Rove. President Obama once had political adviser David Axelrod – now working on his reelection campaign in Chicago.

Now the president’s tough guy is Jarrett.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/09/13/val...

Keep trying Carol.

another horse you've deemed unkillable.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#788259 Oct 30, 2012
Jarrett does few on-the-record interviews. But last week at the Democrat’s convention in Charlotte I asked one of her aides if she had time for on-camera interview with Fox News. I was thrilled when the aide got back to me and said,‘yes.’

As Jarrett walked over to the Fox News studio space at the convention she had to stop frequently to shake hands and take pictures – more than most of the elected officials walking around. She was a political royalty at the convention.

When my friend, Fox News anchor Bret Baier, got up to welcome her I noticed there was no evidence of the Secret Service detail that the Times reported she insists on having protect her, in what is apparently a first for an aide to the president.

In the interview I asked Jarrett for permission to explore three of the tales of her legendary power.

Did she meet with Hillary Clinton early on about being vice president?

Her answer: "Not true and I'm glad you asked me that. Not true."

Did she urge the president to call off the Bin Laden raid three times?

“Not a single time, let alone three times. Never had a conversation with the president about the Bin Laden raid. Never once.”

Did she push out Bill Daley and Rahm Emanuel when they served as White House Chief of Staff?
“Of course not -- never once. They’re from Chicago. They’re old friends. I’ve known both of them as long as I’ve known the president."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/09/13/val...

She can't be lying. FOX would never print any lies of any sort.
carol

Orlando, FL

#788260 Oct 30, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
<quoted text>
There you go Carol,
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents linking Valerie Jarrett, an advisor to Barack Obama and the co-chairman of the President-Elect’s transition team, to a series of real estate scandals, including several housing projects operated by convicted felon and Obama fundraiser/friend Antoin "Tony" Rezko.
According to the documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the Illinois Secretary of State, Valerie Jarrett served as a board member for several organizations that provided funding and support for Chicago housing projects operated by real estate developers and Obama financial backers Rezko and Allison Davis.(Davis is also Obama’s former boss.) Jarrett was a member of the Board of Directors for the Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation along with several Davis and Rezko associates, as well as the Fund for Community Redevelopment and Revitalization, an organization that worked with Rezko and Davis.
(According to press reports, housing projects operated by Davis and Rezko have been substandard and beset with code violations. The Chicago Sun Times reported that one Rezko-managed housing project was "riddled with problems — including squalid living conditions…lack of heat, squatters and drug dealers.")
As Chief Executive Officer of the Habitat Company Jarrett also managed a controversial housing project located in Obama’s former state senate district called Grove Parc Plaza. According to the Boston Globe the housing complex was considered "uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage…In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale — a score so bad the buildings now face demolition." Ms. Jarrett refused to comment to the Globe on the conditions of the complex.
"Like Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett is a product of the corrupt Chicago political machine. And it is no stretch to say that she was a slumlord," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "We have real concerns about Jarrett’s ethics. Washington already has plenty of corruption. We don’t need to import more of it from Chicago."
Characterized as "the other side of Barack Obama’s brain" by CBS News, Jarrett first met the Obamas seventeen years ago when she offered Michelle Obama a job. While speculation has arisen that Jarrett could take Obama’s place in the U.S. Senate, the New York Times reported that it is more likely she will become a senior White House adviser, thus continuing her long record of being an important influence and mentor to Barack and Michelle Obama.
Visit www.judicialwatch.org to access the Valerie Jarrett documents.
The Boston Globe not only published an investigative report about Jarrett's slums but made a televised documentary about it. I saw it myself.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#788261 Oct 30, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
It's common knowledge Valerie Jarrett made Obama who and what he is. She has access to the president's private quarters 24/7 and oftentimes is the last person to leave and have his ear.
Unless you think, like Lily, the New York Times doesn't know what it's saying:
"A Chicagoan who helped Mr. Obama navigate his rise through that city’s aggressive politics, Ms. Jarrett came to Washington with no national experience. But her unmatched access to the Obamas has made her a driving force in some of the most significant domestic policy decisions of the president’s first term, her persuasive power only amplified by Mr. Obama’s insular management style.
"While other presidents have had their close confidentes "Few have had the stature and the ability to step outside traditional White House protocol of Ms. Jarrett. She is the only staff member who regularly follows the president home from the West Wing to the residence, a practice that has earned her the nickname 'the Night Stalker.' By day, Mr. Obama is 'Mr. President' to her, but in social settings, he is just 'Barack.' When the Obamas take an out-of-town break, she often goes along.
"Mr. Obama’s first two chiefs of staff, Rahm Emanuel and Mr. Daley, clashed with Ms. Jarrett over strategic direction and over who had greater authority to interpret and carry out the president’s wishes, several officials said."
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/us/politics...
Knowledge is power.
Now Carol, you're making a whole lot of people on here go stick their heads in the sand, but soon they will be back with some inane, insulting response that doesn't address what you just posted, but which they will think is incredibly insightful in its vindictiveness.:)
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#788262 Oct 30, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
<quoted text>
Drawn by a democrat propigandist, not truthfully reflective at all of the Republican party nor the people who are going to vote AGAINST Obama. So your point it...you want to exaggerate a lie also?
If you look way in the back of that cartoon you'll see the 2 black guys who will be voting for Mitt.

West and Cain.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#788263 Oct 30, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>It is common knowledge that Valerie Jarretts' grandfather was Robert Taylor, the same Robert Taylor that supported the democrat platform of caging up the blacks in Chicago, allowing no assimilation into Chicago city proper. It is also common knowledge that Valerie Jarrett's mother was Barbara T. Bowman. She conducted mental and vaccine experiments on the blacks that were segregated in Chicago. Communists do that you know-to this day they think blacks are used idiots. No doubt Valerie feels the same about Hussein O'bama.
The Bush family hooked up with Germany during WW2.

Does anyone really care?

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#788264 Oct 30, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
<quoted text>
CT electricity only out for Romney supporters. Obama supporters continue to have electricity, internet access, and all cable channels with the exception of FAUX
If they have internet (computers) and cable (big screen tv's), they sho' don't need all those handouts, now do they?

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