Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1346350 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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#789587 Oct 31, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Sure, after Bush told them when Iraq exploded a nuke, it would be their fault.
Bush controlled the information. He ignored the intel that Iraq had no nuclear program.
Where were those nukes? Where was any nuclear program?
The MSM still pulling the wool over your eyes, ain't they Davey?? The nukes were shipped to Syria, something you would have been privey to, if you read anything but the MSM?

Effort, PA

#789588 Oct 31, 2012
Red State Sucker wrote:
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Even worse if Romney wins and he won't be able to take BOTH sides of every promise he made to these loonies.
Good point, you know he's not repealing Healthcare reform, he'll hope the rightwing furor will die down on it, he won't cut spending and he'll justify it somehow. My best guess is he'll try and keep them pre-occupied by firing up the rhetoric towards Iran. Iran may be the key to keeping the rightwingers off his back and he is probably secretly hoping the Dems hold the Senate so he can turn their angst towards them.

Oakland, CA

#789589 Oct 31, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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Detroit pays autoworkers almost their full salary even when on layoff due to lack of demand....not a viable business practice....
You think that is why GM is now number one in the world and profits are up? You fd-up wingnuz troglodytes are getting stupider by the day ...

Deltona, FL

#789590 Oct 31, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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And more information for you:
Note that, at any time, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could have ordered the deployment to Benghazi of additional security experts from the Department of Security (DoS) Bureau of Diplomatic Security (or Diplomatic Security Service—DSS), but apparently chose not to do so.
Instead, DoS hired a British firm, Blue Mountain, to manage its security in Benghazi, and Blue Mountain subcontracted the job to a local jihadist militia called the February 17 Martyrs Brigade who have known Muslim Brotherhood ties.
Furthermore, Nordstrom testified at the October 11, 2012 Congressional hearings that “in deference to sensitivity to Libyan practice, the guards at Benghazi were unarmed"-- an inexplicable practice for a place as dangerous as Benghazi.
Then, in what may have been the attack “green light,” on September 10, 2012, AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called on Libyans to avenge the death of his Libyan number two, Abu Yahya al-Libi, who had been killed in a June, 2012 drone strike in Pakistan. The timing suggests that al-Zawahiri may have given the attack go-ahead after receiving word that Stevens had arrived in Benghazi that day—further suggesting that perhaps AQ knew of Stevens’ travel plans.
Once the attack unfolded at the Benghazi base, it quickly became apparent that the minimal number of U.S. and local security staff was completely unequal to the scores of heavily armed jihadist attackers swarming the compound. And yet, despite a live-streaming video from an overhead drone, plus cables and cell phone calls that, altogether, must have been received by hundreds of administration diplomatic, intelligence and military officials (including the U.S. President, Vice President, Secretaries of Defense and State, and Directors of National Intelligence and CIA), military support from regional bases was denied repeatedly to the besieged Benghazi defenders.
Worse yet, former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods, Tyrone Woodswho was providing security for CIA operatives at the Benghazi annex facility, and Glen Dougherty, who had arrived on a rescue flight dispatched by the CIA Chief of Station in Tripoli, repeatedly were denied permission by their CIA chain of command on the ground to go to the aid of Ambassador Stevens and the others.
Eventually, they went anyway, and succeeded in saving many lives because of their moral and physical courage. Again, Dougherty and Woods requested military backup, at least to silence the mortar fire that they had been able to identify by laser painting it. They fought on alone for hours, but when no help came, that mortar barrage eventually took both their lives and seriously injured others.
Ty Woods:“Where the fuck is the Spectre?”
Why don't you give us some information and tell us where was the Spectre when Al Qaeda was killing Americans.
Do you actually read this shit before you paste it???

Pay attention now___Glen Doherty "who had arrived on a rescue flight from Tripoli." That means that Doherty was not in Benghazi when the consulate was attacked__doesn't it? Glen Doherty was not part of the team that went to the consulate in attempt to rescue the ambassador and others but only arrived at the CIA annex from the airport just before the annex came under fire.

Where on earth are you getting this bullshyte you're pasting, it's absurd, completely ignoring the timeline.

Why would Woods assume that a C-130 was inbound from Sigonella? Did he call for it? If so when?

You're shamefully ignorant!

Since: Jul 11

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#789591 Oct 31, 2012
The point is, Obama is doing the job the country expects him to do and no matter how you right wing nut jobs try to cut it the proof is there to see. Even Governor Chris Christie is heaping praise on Obama. What a different story than Bush with Katrina.

Mitt wants to privatise FEMA he says the private sector would do a better job, yes I'm sure they would, just looking after the 1%'rs homes. Al Gore says these once in a 100yr storms is further evidence of climate change. Since they are now happening all over the world year after year now, soon enough there will be no insurance available.
Yet Mitt's policies ignore climate change science saying he will sell more coal which is becoming worthless and drill more oil. Further evidence of a man stuck in the 1950's not able to adapt to 21 st century reality.

Americans remember Republicans in power, Bush & Katrina is another day to remember.

Obama looks after all Americans not just the priviliged. OBama 2012

Smithfield, NC

#789592 Oct 31, 2012
Top Ten Felons, Fugitives, and Shady Characters in Obama's Life

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Now that the increasingly erratic and desperately sleazy Obama campaign has decided to cavalierly throw around the word "felony" when it comes to pushing a campaign of lies surrounding Mitt Romney and Bain Capital, this seems like a good time to jump in the wayback machine for a look at the actual convicted felons, criminals, and dubious characters who have always been associated with Barack Obama's political life.

What? What's that? You don’t want to talk about this?

Objection overruled, Corrupt Media!

The President opened this door, and now we're going to walk right on through it.

Starting with…

Oakland, CA

#789593 Oct 31, 2012
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Obammy has not only sheared off the country's hairs , he has divided the country as never before , we will see what shakes out , if the majik negro wins , you will have two reasons to be happy , one being your boy won , second I will convert into the democratic party and never never be responsible for myself again , when you really look at you win either way , are you happy ???
"never never be responsible for myself again"?? But you are institutionalized ...

Smithfield, NC

#789594 Oct 31, 2012
1. Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich: Sentenced to 14 years in prison for political corruption.

NBC Chicago:

President Barack Obama's chief of staff, then a congressman in Illinois, apparently attempted to trade favors with embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich while he was in office, according to newly disclosed e-mails obtained by The Associated Press.

Emanuel agreed to sign a letter to the Chicago Tribune supporting Blagojevich in the face of a scathing editorial by the newspaper that ridiculed the governor for self-promotion. Within hours, Emanuel's own staff asked for a favor of its own: The release of a delayed $2 million grant to a school in his district.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#789595 Oct 31, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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Governor Christie with President Obama. If Governor Romney loses, Christie will be odds on favorite in 2016.
Libya boring
People are without power and looking to the government for help
Maybe we can use some of that "Porkulus" money and do some infrastructure work like bury the power lines so a weak hurricane doesn't knock everyone's power out.
That would be a good idea, not to mention that it's definitely a shovel-ready job.
... jeeezzzzz, did we get fleeced with that one.

Smithfield, NC

#789596 Oct 31, 2012
2. Tony Rezko: Sentenced to 10 and a half years for corruption and kickbacks.


Rezko raised money for Obama when he ran for Illinois senator, but not during his presidential campaign, the AP noted.

Obama also involved Rezko in a house deal after he was elected to the U.S. Senate, a move he later called “a boneheaded mistake,” according to a 2008 report in ABC News.

Obama wanted to purchase a home that the seller had a specific condition on: the adjacent empty lot to the house had to be purchased at the same time, ABC News reported. In the house deal, Rezko’s wife paid the full asking price for that parcel,$625,000.

Obama shelled out $300,000 under the house’s asking price, paying $1.65 million, according to ABC News. Obama then purchased a part of Rezko’s lot for $104,500.

“It was a mistake to have been engaged with him at all in this or any other personal business dealing that would allow him, or anyone else, to believe he had done me a favor,” Obama told the Sun-Times at the time.

Obama said his connection to Rezko was “above board and legal.”

Rezko and others connected to him gave Obama’s 2004 Senate campaign more than $120,000, ABC News reported.

ABC News:

While Rezko's wife paid the full asking price for the land, Obama paid $300,000 under the asking price for the house. The house sold for $1,650,000 and the price Rezko's wife paid for the land was $625,000.

Obama denies there was anything unusual about the price disparity. He says the price on the house was dropped because it had been on the market for some time but that the price for the adjacent land remained high because there was another offer.

Obama then expanded his property by buying a strip of the Rezko land for $104,500, which the senator maintains was a fair market price.

Obama later told the Chicago Sun-Times, "It was a mistake to have been engaged with him at all in this or any other personal business dealing that would allow him, or anyone else, to believe he had done me a favor."

Obama had known Rezko long before the house deal, calling him a "friend."

An ABC News review of campaign records shows Rezko, and people connected to him, contributed more than $120,000 to Obama's 2004 campaign for the U.S. Senate, much of it at a time when Rezko was the target of an FBI investigation.

It's important to keep in mind that this was dutiful reporting from the media. Any attempts to turn this into the Bain-style narrative it deserved and still deserves to be has always been blunted by the media. This is the shadiest land deal involving a politician in my lifetime, and Obama got away with it legally and politically.

Grand Rapids, MI

#789597 Oct 31, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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by creating consumer confidence and a favorable business environment.....and repealing Obamacare.....
unemployment would be lower today if Obama had done nothing whatsoever.....
The bills introduced by the republicans
44 on abortion
99 on religion
71 on family relationships
36 on marriage
67 firearms/ gun control
522 on taxation
455 on gov't investigation
0 on job creation

Smithfield, NC

#789598 Oct 31, 2012
3. Courtney Dupree: Democratic fundraiser convicted of bank fraud.

Daily News:

Dupree, who attended the elite Wharton School of Business, was a rainmaker in Democratic circles.

In 2008, Dupree hosted a $1,000-a-ticket fund-raiser for Barack Obama at his Broad St. apartment that was attended by top aide Valerie Jarrett.


4. Willie Shepherd: Obama bundler plead guilty to assault.

Denver Post:

On Tuesday, Shepherd was sentenced to 12 months of supervised probation, according to state court documents.

Shepherd, the former finance co-chairman of the Democratic National Convention host committee, was originally charged with negligent child abuse and third-degree assault that knowingly caused injury — a class one misdemeanor. Those charges were dismissed and Shepherd pleaded guilty to the class two misdemeanor.

Denver Post:

Shepherd, 44, the former finance co-chairman of the Democratic National Convention host committee and $100,000-plus bundler for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, pleaded not guilty to the charges last month at a Denver court hearing.

Denver police on Sept. 13 were called to Shepherd's house by his wife, Sarah Trainor-Shepherd, who said she had been the victim of domestic violence, according to the arrest affidavit.

The court document says police officers noticed a red mark on her brow and bruises on her face and arm, but Trainor-Shepherd then told police she did not want to press charges.

Smithfield, NC

#789600 Oct 31, 2012
5. John Corzine: Top Obama fundraiser currently under FBI investigation. Obama's "Wall Street guy."


Jon Corzine, now the center of an FBI investigation into the handling of hundreds of millions of dollars invested in his securities firm, was one of the leading Wall Street fundraisers for President Obama’s campaign and suggested to investors that he might take a top administration post if the president were re-elected.

His new legal troubles, sparked by the bankruptcy filing of his investment firm, MF Global, could complicate the president’s efforts to raise money from the financial community given Corzine’s central role in those efforts.

A recent list of top “bundlers” or elite fundraisers released by Obama’s campaign listed Corzine in the highest category -- reporting that he had raised more than $500,000 for the campaign. A substantial chunk of those funds were collected at a $35,800 per ticket fundraiser that Corzine hosted at his wife’s spacious Fifth Avenue apartment last April -- an event that was touted at the time as part of a concerted effort by the president’s campaign team to reach out to well-heeled Wall Street donors who had been alienated by some of his policies and previous public comments.

Star Ledger:

In a sign of his emerging role as a financial guru for Barack Obama, Gov. Jon Corzine Sunday unveiled the latest piece of the presidential candidate's plan to curb soaring oil prices.

The governor touted an Obama proposal that marked the latest clash between the Democrat and Republican opponent John McCain over energy policy, as voters rank the economy as their biggest concern heading into the November election.

In his plan, Obama calls for more regulation in oil markets by promising to close the so-called "Enron loophole" that exempts some energy trading from federal oversight. The rollout also provided a showcase for Corzine, the former Goldman Sachs CEO whom Obama referred to as "our Wall Street guy" at a meeting of Democratic governors in Chicago on Friday.


6. Shervin Neman: Obama bundler currently under investigation for fraud.


The Obama campaign will return the donations of an accused Ponzi schemer who is facing an SEC investigation, a campaign official confirms.

"With 1.8 million donors thus far, we constantly review those contributions for issues. In this particular case, we will be refunding the contributions and have placed the funds in escrow until a trusteeship or other appropriate place to return these funds is established given the interests of the investors," a campaign official told POLITICO.

Shervin Neman, a hedge fund manager in Los Angeles, stands accused by the SEC of defrauding members of his California Persian-Jewish community, the conservative Washington Free Beacon reports.

Woodbridge, VA

#789601 Oct 31, 2012
Homer wrote:
It is going to be some sight to see if/when Romney loses, we are talking bloodbath when the rightwingers turn on him.
Bloodbath? Really now. We don't even care to go take Obama signs out of you losers front yards. I did hear something about, if obama loses, there is going to be a riot.

Only Demonbrats want to kick up their heels and fight someone, if they don't get what they want, and kill off "THE PROBLEM"

I think all those that are for abortion, should have to be force to sit and watch a real abortion being done to a baby.
Watch them crack/break the neck/skill of the baby, and suck out its brains.

Smithfield, NC

#789602 Oct 31, 2012
7. Abake Assongba: Obama bundler under investigation for fraud.

Washington Post:

New Yorker Abake Assongba has pledged to help President Obama win reelection, and as one of his 400 volunteer fundraisers, she has delivered $50,000 to the cause.

But she is also trailed by some controversy, accused in court of defrauding a businessman out of $657,000, impersonating a bank official and dodging creditors.

Assongba disputes the allegations, but the mysteries around her personal life highlight a challenge for Obama’s reelection effort and other presidential campaigns. The astronomical cost of running for the White House requires an army of bundlers, many of whom are strangers to the campaign. And as candidates quickly learn, it is no small task to woo — and vet — those citizen fundraisers.


8. Alberto and Carlos Cardona: Obama bundlers with ties to a Mexican fugitive accused of attempted assassinations.


The Obama campaign will return more than $200,000 in campaign donations from the American relatives of a fugitive Mexican businessman and casino owner, a campaign official said Tuesday.

“On the basis of the questions that have been raised, we will return the contributions from these individuals and from any other donors they brought to the campaign,” said Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for the campaign.

The fugitive, Juan Jose Rojas “Pepe” Cardona, fled drug charges and other legal troubles in Iowa in 1994 and rose to prominence as a wealthy Mexican casino operator. State Department reports have also linked him as a suspect in attempted assassinations of business rivals and illegal political donations in Mexico.

According to a story first reported by The New York Times, Pepe Cardona’s American brothers have suddenly emerged as major Democratic donors — raising and contributing up to $300,000 to the Obama campaign alone, mostly from relatives. The donations put one brother, Alberto Rojas Cardona, in the top bracket of Obama campaign volunteer fundraisers, known as bundlers.

According to the Times, another brother, Carlos Cardona, has also been approaching political figures — including a former chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party and a former governor of Iowa — trying to seek a pardon for his brother Pepe Cardona.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#789603 Oct 31, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Do you actually read this shit before you paste it???
Pay attention now___Glen Doherty "who had arrived on a rescue flight from Tripoli." That means that Doherty was not in Benghazi when the consulate was attacked__doesn't it? Glen Doherty was not part of the team that went to the consulate in attempt to rescue the ambassador and others but only arrived at the CIA annex from the airport just before the annex came under fire.
Where on earth are you getting this bullshyte you're pasting, it's absurd, completely ignoring the timeline.
Why would Woods assume that a C-130 was inbound from Sigonella? Did he call for it? If so when?
You're shamefully ignorant!
It was the Force Recon Marines in Sigonella, idiot, that had been moved there in the case of something like an Al Qaeda attack on the consulate or embassy, idiot.

Obviously, Ty Woods was expecting a Specter.
Where was it? Why didn't it go to the fight?

Smithfield, NC

#789604 Oct 31, 2012
9. Solyndra: First company to receive taxpayer backed loans from Obama. Solyndra's investors are Obama bundlers. The FBI raided Solyndra last September.

Breitbart News:

The Obama Administration loaned over $500 million to Solyndra via an accelerated process; later, of course, Solyndra went bankrupt and had to fire 1,100 employees. Some of Solyndra’s biggest stakeholders were major Obama donors – George Kaiser, an Oklahoma billionaire, raised between $50,000 and $100,000 in 2008; Steve Westly, an Obama bundler, was linked with Solyndra; so was Steve Spinner, another Obama fundraiser, who pushed the Administration to greenlight the loan, even while his wife’s law firm was legally representing the company.


An FBI raid on Solyndra Inc., a solar-panel maker that failed after receiving a $535 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Energy Department, may signal the escalation of a probe into the Obama administration’s clean- energy program.

Agents for Energy Department Inspector General Gregory Friedman, who has called the department’s clean-energy loan program lacking in “transparency and accountability,” joined in the search yesterday at the Fremont, California, headquarters of Solyndra, which filed for bankruptcy protection on Sept. 6.


10. Bill Ayers: Unrepentant domestic terrorist. Early Obama backer. Fellow board-member of the Woods Foundation. 4th of July pal.

Breitbart News:

As a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama disavowed any connection with former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground radical who was one of Obama's early backers and his colleague on the board of the Woods Fund in Chicago. We now have proof that Obama's association with Ayers continued even after Obama had been elected to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate--in the form of a now-scrubbed blog post placing Obama at the home of Ayers and his wife, fellow radical Bernardine Dohrn, on July 4, 2005.

Dr. Tom Perrin, Assistant Professor of English at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, was a graduate student at the University of Chicago at the time, and maintained a blog called "Rambling Thomas." He lived next door to Ayers and Dohrn in Hyde Park. He wrote at 8:44 a.m. on July 6, 2005:

Guess what? I spent the 4th of July evening with star Democrat Barack Obama! Actually, that's a lie. Obama was at a barbecue at the house next door (given by a law professor who is a former member of the Weather Underground) and we saw him over the fence at our barbecue. Well, the others did. It had started raining and he had gone inside be the time I got there. Nevertheless.

Dohrn is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University, and Chicago did, in fact, record rainfall on the Fourth of July holiday in 2005.


We all know the media will refuse to vet Obama's sordid past until he's safely out of office. But other than Ayers, every convicted felon and person under investigation listed here was a part of Obama's political life while he was president or running for president.

In the case of domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, he and Obama enjoyed that barbecue together in 2005, when Obama was only a United States Senator.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#789605 Oct 31, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Do you actually read this shit before you paste it???
Pay attention now___Glen Doherty "who had arrived on a rescue flight from Tripoli." That means that Doherty was not in Benghazi when the consulate was attacked__doesn't it? Glen Doherty was not part of the team that went to the consulate in attempt to rescue the ambassador and others but only arrived at the CIA annex from the airport just before the annex came under fire.
Where on earth are you getting this bullshyte you're pasting, it's absurd, completely ignoring the timeline.
Why would Woods assume that a C-130 was inbound from Sigonella? Did he call for it? If so when?
You're shamefully ignorant!
After Obama loses this election, we're going to get some real facts.
... like who is telling Susan Rice what to say at the UN, which obviously isn't Obama, and who is feeding information to Al Qaeda from the White House.
... among other things that will be investigated.))))

Cromwell, CT

#789606 Oct 31, 2012
Red State Sucker wrote:
Sounds like Romney is an imaginary notion that these loony right wingers have created in their empty heads.
An imaginary what?

"Obama is, of course, greater than Jesus."

-- Politiken (Danish newspaper)

"No one saw him coming, and Christians believe God comes at us from strange angles and places we don't expect, like Jesus being born in a manger."

--Lawrence Carter

"Many even see in Obama a messiah-like figure, a great soul, and some affectionately call him Mahatma Obama."

-- Dinesh Sharma

"We just like to say his name. We are considering taking it as a mantra."

-- Chicago] Sun-Times

"A Lightworker -- An Attuned Being with Powerful Luminosity and High-Vibration Integrity who will actually help usher in a New Way of Being"

-- Mark Morford

"What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history"

-- Jesse Jackson, Jr.

"This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."

-- Barack Obama

Hey, have you heard anyone claim Romney will put gas in their car and help pay their mortgage?

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#789607 Oct 31, 2012
2nd Ammendment wrote:
<quoted text>It's going to be some sight when Obama loses,we are talking a bloodbath when all the ones that Cling to their Bible and guns start shooting all those looters and arsonists.
How does it feel to be one of America's home grown Taliban. It's people like you that keep the country in the dark ages, living in some BS paraniod fear of anything and that includes change. Hopefully the educated population will prevail and Obama will be re-elected.

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