Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264721 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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Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#788999 Oct 30, 2012
kuda wrote:
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You may find it easier and just as rewarding just to rate all my posts negatively, as is the custom among the disenfranchised.
Disenfranchised?

Like having you respond is some sort of privilege?

LOL, now that's funny!

For you "disenfranchised" posters out there - I don't insult posters unless they insult me first, ESPECIALLY on a personal level, so kuda and his/her "do not reply" criteria is BS.
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#789000 Oct 30, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
Bain Capital "Success story"
In his 2009 book The Buyout of America: How Private Equity Is Destroying Jobs and Killing the American Economy, Josh Kosman described Bain Capital
Maybe Bain will have to save all the defense contractors? Now wouldn't THAT be the irony of all ironies!

Just like Obama - keep pounding away at Romney because your record sucks. "If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from."

BTW, where will all the people laid off due to Obama's defense cuts find work?

Lockheed: Sure, we’ll keep our workers in the dark about layoffs

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/02/lockhee...
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#789001 Oct 30, 2012
kuda wrote:
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You’re misinformed and use flawed logic.
Translation - you don't buy into the progressive "forward" agenda.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#789007 Oct 30, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Maybe Bain will have to save all the defense contractors? Now wouldn't THAT be the irony of all ironies!
Just like Obama - keep pounding away at Romney because your record sucks. "If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from."
BTW, where will all the people laid off due to Obama's defense cuts find work?
Lockheed: Sure, we’ll keep our workers in the dark about layoffs
http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/02/lockhee...
So you would be one of the posters showering Obama with praise for the successful job he is doing. In every single conservative post on this forum its been anti Obama since the day he was sworn in. He had no record then, but he was still attacked, so I'd say Mitt & his masters are fair game to have the microscope put over him considering Republican records of the past. Why don't conservatives run on past records ?????? Don't you think that is a bit suspect in itself, they have almost wiped Bush from the history books and poor ole Ronald Reagan ain't as polished and shinny as was made out by Fox news, in fact todays conservatives would not even accept him as a canidate. That is the real Republicans dilema, even Barb Bush says the party has gone crazy.

This is the sort of stuff that is being shown all over Europe and Asia. You guys need to open your eyes..

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#789008 Oct 30, 2012
bigbamboom wrote:
<quoted text>Moron.

Monday, October 29, 2012

The race for OhioÂ’s Electoral College votes remains very close, but now Mitt Romney now has a two-point advantage.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters shows Romney with 50% support to President ObamaÂ’s 48%. One percent (1%) likes some other candidate, while another one percent (1%) remains undecided.(To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Ohio was conducted on October 28, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Obama carried Ohio by a 51% to 47% margin in 2008, but just 46% of the stateÂ’s voters now approve of the job he is doing. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove. This includes Strong Approval from 29% and Strong Disapproval from 44%, giving the president a slightly worse job approval rating in Ohio than he earns nationally.

Forty-seven percent (47%) have a favorable opinion of the president and 52% have an unfavorable view. Those figures include 32% with a Very Favorable opinion and 42% who have a Very Unfavorable view of him.

Romney is viewed favorably by 53% and unfavorably by 45%, including 40% with a Very Favorable opinion of the former Massachusetts governor and 32% with a Very Unfavorable one.

Romney leads by 14 points among male voters in Ohio but trails by eight among female voters. Voters not affiliated with either of the major parties prefer the president 50% to 46%.
The guy from Arkansas calling me a moron after reading one poll. Classic
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#789009 Oct 30, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
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This is the sort of stuff that is being shown all over Europe and Asia. You guys need to open your eyes..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ulOei_AtmpcXX
Why should I or anyone else give a f**k what's being shown all over socialist Europe? It's so great over there, move. No one's stopping you.
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#789010 Oct 30, 2012
Obama wishes he'd never said this: "If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from."
DEMOCRATIC USA

United States

#789011 Oct 30, 2012
Give romney the boot in november 6, and VOTE
OBAMA-BIDEN 2012-2016.
It's for the best.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#789012 Oct 30, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Why should I or anyone else give a f**k what's being shown all over socialist Europe? It's so great over there, move. No one's stopping you.
Well at least you admit the US is doing better than them, so if things were so bad elsewhere how come the US is doing better ?
I think that confirms Obama has always been on the right track.
Tournefort

Richmond, IN

#789013 Oct 31, 2012
From a former US Foreign Service Officer:

"The Benghazi scandal is more complex than "F&F," and we have not yet seen all its facets exposed. Simply put, however, the murder of Stevens and three other staff was the result of liberal delusions about the Muslim world.

The madness began with the totally unnecessary war against Desert Queen Qaddafi. By the time of Obama's "leading from behind" war on Libya, Qaddafi no longer posed a threat to the USA. The unpleasant old buzzard was cooperating with us in a number of key areas: he had renounced the use of terror; had dismantled his WMD program; re-established diplomatic relations with us; allowed the return of US oil companies to Libya; and actively cooperated with us against Al Qaeda. Our involvement in pushing him out of office made no sense, especially since we had no idea what would replace him and what the consequences for the region would be of his removal. Now we know.

Our Benghazi facility was a half-baked operation. It was not a consulate. It was a "facility" with an ambiguous purpose, at least as far as the unclassified world is concerned. It had a stunning lack of even basic security despite the rapidly deteriorating situation in Libya, and in eastern Libya in particular. The security level for our facilities in Libya was driven by the political consideration of maintaining the liberal fiction that Obama's war in Libya had succeeded, that the "Arab Spring" was akin to our own Revolution, and that the region "loved" President Obama.

When things fell apart on September 11, the number one concern was not to do anything that would damage that narrative. Blame the crisis on an obscure video; blame it on a press release by the Romney campaign; blame it on subordinates. Above all, do nothing that would appear to show that the Obama misadministration had misunderstood reality in Libya and throughout the Muslim word. The result? Mayhem."

http://thediplomad.blogspot.com/

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#789014 Oct 31, 2012
"If Obama wants to discuss civil liberties, he should be held accountable for the obliteration of the First, Fourth, and Fifth amendments occurring under his watch, if not under his direction," writes Jesselyn Radack, National Security & Human Rights Director for the Government Accountability Project. If Radack were moderating, Obama would have to answer for his secret kill list, expanded surveillance, his assassination of American citizens, secret laws created by the PATRIOT Act, and his war on both whistleblowers and journalists.

He should also be asked to answer for at least a few of the following:

Why does Obama's Justice Department continue to raid medical marijuana dispensaries, and to ignore the will of voters in states where medical marijuana is legal?
Why has he condemned police brutality during the Arab Spring and the Iranian uprising, but failed to condemn a single act of police brutatlity in the United States, particularly the murder of Kelly Thomas and the murder-by-torture of Nick Christie?
Why does he allow the Department of Defense to distribute military grade weapons and equipment to local police departments?
Why has he done nothing to reunite the roughly 5,100 children ripped from their deported parents and placed in American foster care?
Why has he done nothing to curtail the frequent humiliations and abuses Americans are subjected to by the Transportation Security Administration?
Why has he allowed his Justice Department to defend the right of DEA agents to shackle young children at gunpoint?
Why did he give himself--and by extension, future presidents--the leeway necessary to indefinitely detain Americans?
When he reduced the sentencing disparity between cocaine and crack, why did he reduce it from 100-to-1 to 18-to-1, and not just 1-to-1?
Why has he commuted only one federal drug sentence in nearly four years?
Why has he permitted his FDA to conduct armed raids on Amish farms that sell raw milk?
Why did his party eliminate nearly all mentions of civil liberties from its 2012 platform, and in the process, soften the party's long-stated opposition to torture?
Why has privileged the regulatory powers of the EPA over the due process rights of American citizens?
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#789016 Oct 31, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
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As the Obama administration set the Middle East on fire, without congressional advice or consent, in direct violation of the War Powers Act, they knowingly and purposefully refused to properly secure our consulates abroad, allowed known terror organizations to flood into Libya, funding and arming “insurgents” that included known leaders of Al Qaeda and other groups operating under the umbrella of the Muslim Brotherhood, in the end responsible for the attacks that killed four U.S. diplomats in Benghazi.
Yeah ... your right (NOT) why would any sane person believe that Obama is responsible.
It would appear that you are the simpleton
You're full of crap as usual. Tunisia and Egypt were popular uprisings that had nothing to do with the Obama administration and in neither case did we provide any material aid to the insurgents. In Libya our actions were in support of a larger NATO and Arab League effort to avert a massive loss of human life and a refugee crisis in Europe. In the end the world was rid of a brutal dictator who was responsible for the deaths of American citizens.
In criticizing these actions you're joining the likes of Kim Jong Il , Raul Castro and Hugo Chavez. Nice company you're keeping moron!
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#789017 Oct 31, 2012
YankeeIdeals wrote:
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NO BS-MORE TRUTH-
Massachusetts has the most doctors per 100,000 residents,[224] the second lowest infant mortality rate,[225] and the lowest percentage of uninsured residents (for both children as well as the total population).[226] According to Businessweek, commonwealth residents have an average life expectancy of 78.4 years, the fifth longest in the country
THANKS in BIG Part to
ROMNEY/ROMNEY/ROMNEY
ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
The REAL Qualified EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!
Hey Stupid! Massachusetts was already ahead in those statistics before Romney took office, he didn't have diddley squat to do with it.
I f he was such a great governor then why did he leave office with a 37% approval rating?
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#789019 Oct 31, 2012
YankeeIdeals wrote:
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Someone shoulda given the potus an UMBRELLA for those speshull photo-op moments yesterday.
He looked like a drowned rat in all that rain coming down.
WTH--don't they make umbrella's in DC?
(or common sense??????)
ROMMEY/RYAN 2012!
Some QUALIFIED LEADERSHIP with some damnIntelligence FOR America again!
Talking about special photo ops, how about Ryan barging into a soup kitchen without permission and washing pots and pans that were already clean?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#789023 Oct 31, 2012
bigbamboom wrote:
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Ok, let's judge Obumbles by what he's done.
47 million on food stamps
At least 23 million unemployed
4 dead in Libya
GNP less than 2% this year
billions wasted on failed green energy scams
Business's with no confidence in Obama at all.
$16 trillion in debt, so far
The Conservative Vote:
A Symposium

"Pro-life" Romney or "antiwar" Obama? Third party or none of the above?
Our writers weigh in.

Scott McConnell

I’m voting for Obama without qualm or hesitation. I was never really taken with him, and have not become enthusiastic over the past four years. But his temperament is steady and his results are, actually, better than decent: his policies put the brakes on the financial meltdown spooking Wall Street (how quickly they forget) and the auto bailouts have worked out. The verdict is out on Obamacare, but it if turns out badly, it will be modified or repealed.

Romney exudes the smugness of a man who never had to fight for his identity or place in life: a big supporter of the Vietnam war (while securing, naturally, multiple draft deferments); a fortune made from financial manipulations in the deregulation era. It is impossible to imagine him ever wondering about the viability or fairness of a system in which he can make a quarter of a billion dollars chopping up and “harvesting”(to use Bain’s term) American companies while the incomes of most of his fellow citizens stagnate.

Worst of all, Romney is very likely to ignite a war with Iran, home to the largest educated middle class in the Mideast. He has stacked his campaign with neoconservatives and exhibits a startling affinity for the views of Bibi Netanyahu. The real Romney denigrates the culture of Palestinians, either from ignorance of the conditions the occupation imposes on them or from racial or religious malice.

The tenacity of the neoconservative hold on the GOP continues to amaze: in no American political party since the Progressives of Henry Wallace have the sympathizers of a foreign state played so critical a role. Between neoconservative intellectuals and the Christian Zionists, the GOP is now wedded completely to Israeli perspectives. Romney will bomb Iran to ensure Israel’s regional nuclear monopoly, while cheering from the sidelines as Israel completes a full-blown apartheid complex on the West Bank. The consequences to follow such events even Romney’s beloved Wall Street will find hard to stomach. And unlike a misconceived domestic initiative, wars and their blowback cannot be corrected by new legislation in Congress.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...

Scott McConnell is a founding editor of The American Conservative.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#789027 Oct 31, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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It seems the people of Iran who lived under the Shah and the ruthless dictators in power there today want to go back to the time before the mullahs took over.
In case you've been in a coma the past decade or so, the mullahs are having to shoot people down like dogs in the streets to maintain their power.
... of course, there isn't a lot of discussion about that on CBS, ABC, NBC and MSNBC. Something to do with Obama being an empty chair while that was happening.
Besides, under the Shah, our universities were filled with average everyday middle class students from Iran. Today, the Iranian population is imprisoned, and only the ruling elite have a chance for an education outside Iran.
... you're an ignorant dupe.
Actually DB, there's six times as many students attending colleges and universities in Iran today compared to when the Shah was overthrown. The reason the Mullahs took over is that the Shah and his Savak thoroughly crushed his opponents and the religious factions which not even he could suppress were the only ones left to fill the power vacuum when he fell. The situation in Iran today is the direct result of the Eisenhower administration's ham handed actions in overthrowing the democratically elected president at the behest of the oil companies.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#789029 Oct 31, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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The guy from Arkansas calling me a moron after reading one poll. Classic
Lol
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#789030 Oct 31, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
The Conservative Vote:
A Symposium
"Pro-life" Romney or "antiwar" Obama? Third party or none of the above?
Our writers weigh in.
Scott McConnell
I’m voting for Obama without qualm or hesitation. I was never really taken with him, and have not become enthusiastic over the past four years. But his temperament is steady and his results are, actually, better than decent: his policies put the brakes on the financial meltdown spooking Wall Street (how quickly they forget) and the auto bailouts have worked out. The verdict is out on Obamacare, but it if turns out badly, it will be modified or repealed.
Romney exudes the smugness of a man who never had to fight for his identity or place in life: a big supporter of the Vietnam war (while securing, naturally, multiple draft deferments); a fortune made from financial manipulations in the deregulation era. It is impossible to imagine him ever wondering about the viability or fairness of a system in which he can make a quarter of a billion dollars chopping up and “harvesting”(to use Bain’s term) American companies while the incomes of most of his fellow citizens stagnate.
Worst of all, Romney is very likely to ignite a war with Iran, home to the largest educated middle class in the Mideast. He has stacked his campaign with neoconservatives and exhibits a startling affinity for the views of Bibi Netanyahu. The real Romney denigrates the culture of Palestinians, either from ignorance of the conditions the occupation imposes on them or from racial or religious malice.
The tenacity of the neoconservative hold on the GOP continues to amaze: in no American political party since the Progressives of Henry Wallace have the sympathizers of a foreign state played so critical a role. Between neoconservative intellectuals and the Christian Zionists, the GOP is now wedded completely to Israeli perspectives. Romney will bomb Iran to ensure Israel’s regional nuclear monopoly, while cheering from the sidelines as Israel completes a full-blown apartheid complex on the West Bank. The consequences to follow such events even Romney’s beloved Wall Street will find hard to stomach. And unlike a misconceived domestic initiative, wars and their blowback cannot be corrected by new legislation in Congress.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...
Scott McConnell is a founding editor of The American Conservative.
Let us hope that this never happens
Lincoln Duncan

Griffin, GA

#789031 Oct 31, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Lol
Willard does Not like FEMA, Even Gov Christie has seen through this libertarian nonsense

Appearing on the networks this morning, Christie, for the third day in a row, heaped praise on Obama’s handling of the storm.“The President has been outstanding in this,” he told the “Today” show. On “Morning Joe,” he said,“It’s been very good working with the President. He and his Administration have been coördinating with us. It’s been wonderful.”
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#789032 Oct 31, 2012
Gunner wrote:
Obama wishes he'd never said this: "If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from."
No he doesn't. He has a super record to run on. Liar

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