Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1236569 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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“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

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#788946 Oct 30, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
the voters in each state should make the decision on homosexual "marriage"....
Individuals should make the decision on homosexual marriage...If you don't want a homosexual marriage, don't marry a homosexual.

Pretty simple, really.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#788947 Oct 30, 2012
Mitch McConnell and John Boehner’s strategy worked

...Obama ran for president promising to break the gridlock and overcome the partisanship that paralyzes Washington. But it wasn’t up to him. The minority won’t cooperate with the majority unless they see it’s in their interests. And the Republican minority didn’t see it that way.

“The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president,” Mitch McConnell said.“The purpose of the minority is to become the majority,” said Rep. Pete Sessions, head of the National Republican Campaign Committee.

These endorsements are proving Republicans right. As they show, the Republican strategy to deny the president any cooperation and make his Washington a depressing and dysfunctional place has done Obama enormous political damage. In that way, the endorsements get the situation backwards.

While it’s true that President Romney could expect more cooperation from congressional Republicans, in the long term, a vote against Obama on these grounds is a vote for more of this kind of gridlock. Politicians do what wins them elections. If this strategy wins Republicans the election, they’ll employ it next time they face a Democratic president, too, and congressional Democrats will use it against the next Republicans. Rewarding the minority for doing everything in their power to make the majority fail sets up disastrous incentives for the political system.

There are good reasons to endorse Mitt Romney for president. But if you want the political system to work more smoothly, endorsing McConnell and Boehner’s strategy over the last four years is folly.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klei...
Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#788948 Oct 30, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
Mitt Romney is similar to Richard Nixon, full of lies.
Many people believe that you and Obama are the biggest liars, and this validates it.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#788949 Oct 30, 2012
To be fair, it’s very unlikely Romney would defund FEMA as president. He was simply doing what he often does—pandering to a particular audience.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10...

Since: Oct 12

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#788950 Oct 30, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>most folks can manage for themselves....

welfare bums sit around waiting for FEMA handouts....
MOST people don't have their homes totally destroyed by natural disaster. Sounds like a sidewinding Republican speaking.
Lincoln Duncan

Griffin, GA

#788951 Oct 30, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
by creating consumer confidence and a favorable business environment.....and repealing Obamacare.....
unemployment would be lower today if Obama had done nothing whatsoever.....
Romney FEMA silence.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#788952 Oct 30, 2012
Well, yesterday I asked everyone ti imagine Romney saying he was compassionate and then to try imagining him actually being compassionate.

Update:

Today we wound out. In Dayton, just north of Cincinnati, in the important swing State of Ohio where Mitt is behind Obama, he relabeled a campaign rally as a non-political relief event and then proceeded to use it as a political rally. He had McCain gave an anti-Obama speech, he passed out campaign t-shirts and he played his video campaign ad. He also used it as a photo op by collecting and personally carrying canned foods to ship to New Jersey (he seemed unsure of the destination), even though the Red Cross said it would complicate their mission and what they really need is money, not stuff.

This is basically a replay of Ryan’s unwelcome photo op at a soup kitchen in Youngstown Ohio a few weeks ago.

Mitt was repeatedly asked if he would privatize FEMA or delicate it to state level process, as he had asserted during his campaign, a reasonable question in view of the “relief” mission of his event and after Christy praising Obama for his effort to expedite FEMA in New Jersey. Mitt responded by totally ignoring the question, while smiling and posing as though he were deaf. Shame!

MIT ROMNEY:
- NOT PRESIDENTIAL BEHAVIOR
- NOT PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL
- NOT PRESIDENTIAL
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#788953 Oct 30, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Individuals should make the decision on homosexual marriage...If you don't want a homosexual marriage, don't marry a homosexual.
Pretty simple, really.


In my state same sex marriage is illegal..Pretty simple, really.

Since: Oct 12

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#788954 Oct 30, 2012
American Red Cross wants money and blood; they don't want a truck that will have to be off-loaded (Romney isn't going along to help get the two boxes he put on back off, is he?). Where will they store what the crap safely in an area that is under water (in buildings that no longer exist).

Military didn't ask for trillions of dollars; Red Cross asking for some dollars. Not much of a photo-op, Mittens.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#788955 Oct 30, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Individuals should make the decision on homosexual marriage...If you don't want a homosexual marriage, don't marry a homosexual.

Pretty simple, really.
Profoundly worded.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#788956 Oct 30, 2012
kuda wrote:
Well, yesterday I asked everyone ti imagine Romney saying he was compassionate and then to try imagining him actually being compassionate.
Update:
Today we wound out. In Dayton, just north of Cincinnati, in the important swing State of Ohio where Mitt is behind Obama, he relabeled a campaign rally as a non-political relief event and then proceeded to use it as a political rally. He had McCain gave an anti-Obama speech, he passed out campaign t-shirts and he played his video campaign ad. He also used it as a photo op by collecting and personally carrying canned foods to ship to New Jersey (he seemed unsure of the destination), even though the Red Cross said it would complicate their mission and what they really need is money, not stuff.
This is basically a replay of Ryan’s unwelcome photo op at a soup kitchen in Youngstown Ohio a few weeks ago.
Mitt was repeatedly asked if he would privatize FEMA or delicate it to state level process, as he had asserted during his campaign, a reasonable question in view of the “relief” mission of his event and after Christy praising Obama for his effort to expedite FEMA in New Jersey. Mitt responded by totally ignoring the question, while smiling and posing as though he were deaf. Shame!
MIT ROMNEY:
- NOT PRESIDENTIAL BEHAVIOR
- NOT PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL
- NOT PRESIDENTIAL
Obama is a four year failure and he wants you to vote for him so he can carry on his policy of trickle down poverty.Do Democrats get a discount for lobotomies under Obamacare?
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#788957 Oct 30, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Individuals should make the decision on homosexual marriage...If you don't want a homosexual marriage, don't marry a homosexual.
Pretty simple, really.
you people can call your relationship whatever you choose....just don't expect others to recognize it as marriage....

pretty simple, really.....
Tournefort

Richmond, IN

#788958 Oct 30, 2012
We had the photo President Obama in the situation room during the raid to get Bin Laden.

Now we have a photo of President Obama in the situation room monitoring Sandy.

Where's the pboto of President Obama in the situation room monitoring the attack on the consulate in Benghazi?
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#788959 Oct 30, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
<quoted text>
MOST people don't have their homes totally destroyed by natural disaster. Sounds like a sidewinding Republican speaking.
most folks are smart enough not to live on the beach....
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#788960 Oct 30, 2012
kuda wrote:
Well, yesterday I asked everyone ti imagine Romney saying he was compassionate and then to try imagining him actually being compassionate.
Update:
Today we wound out. In Dayton, just north of Cincinnati, in the important swing State of Ohio where Mitt is behind Obama, he relabeled a campaign rally as a non-political relief event and then proceeded to use it as a political rally. He had McCain gave an anti-Obama speech, he passed out campaign t-shirts and he played his video campaign ad. He also used it as a photo op by collecting and personally carrying canned foods to ship to New Jersey (he seemed unsure of the destination), even though the Red Cross said it would complicate their mission and what they really need is money, not stuff.
This is basically a replay of Ryan’s unwelcome photo op at a soup kitchen in Youngstown Ohio a few weeks ago.
Mitt was repeatedly asked if he would privatize FEMA or delicate it to state level process, as he had asserted during his campaign, a reasonable question in view of the “relief” mission of his event and after Christy praising Obama for his effort to expedite FEMA in New Jersey. Mitt responded by totally ignoring the question, while smiling and posing as though he were deaf. Shame!
MIT ROMNEY:
- NOT PRESIDENTIAL BEHAVIOR
- NOT PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL
- NOT PRESIDENTIAL
it's the economy, stupid.....

Since: Oct 12

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#788961 Oct 30, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>most folks are smart enough not to live on the beach....
Mmmm. Tell that to the 100+ homeowners who lost their dwellings due to fire last night, caused by Sandy.
carol

Orlando, FL

#788963 Oct 30, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
Mitt Romney is similar to Richard Nixon, full of lies.
That's ridiculous. He had a change of heart when it comes to abortion. That says a lot about him in the eyes of a lot of people. He always supported gays having legal and civil rights. Just like most people.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#788964 Oct 30, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>That was harsh.
Sorry.

OK. Go do it mildly conservatively:}

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#788965 Oct 30, 2012
For those of you who think Obama's "redistribution of wealth" is about taking from the rich and giving to the American poor:

http://www.conservative-daily.com/2012/10/19/...

Don't count on it. The U.N. will be deciding who receives shares of U.S. tax dollars and it won't be us.
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#788966 Oct 30, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
American Red Cross wants money and blood; they don't want a truck that will have to be off-loaded (Romney isn't going along to help get the two boxes he put on back off, is he?). Where will they store what the crap safely in an area that is under water (in buildings that no longer exist).
Military didn't ask for trillions of dollars; Red Cross asking for some dollars. Not much of a photo-op, Mittens.
there was a time when we prepared and delivered meals to the local homeless shelter on a regular basis....a very satisfying experience that provided a direct connection to those in need...

then the shelter organization decided they either would or could no longer accept outside food and wanted only money.....so we decided to find other ways to contribute....

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