Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1233664 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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Smithfield, NC

#790592 Nov 1, 2012
Obama’s Acts of hostility toward Biblical values:

January 2009 – Obama lifts restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, forcing taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions in other nations.

January 2009 –Obama’s nominee for deputy secretary of state asserts that American taxpayers are required to pay for abortions and that limits on abortion funding are unconstitutional.

March 2009 – The Obama administration shut out pro-life groups from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit.

March 2009 – Obama orders taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research.

March 2009 – Obama gave $50 million for the UNFPA, the UN population agency that promotes abortion and works closely with Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations.

May 2009 – The White House budget eliminates all funding for abstinence-only education and replaces it with “comprehensive” sexual education, repeatedly proven to increase teen pregnancies and abortions. He continues the deletion in subsequent budgets.

May 2009 – Obama officials assemble a terrorism dictionary calling pro-life advocates violent and charging that they use racism in their “criminal” activities.

July 2009 – The Obama administration illegally extends federal benefits to same-sex partners of Foreign Service and Executive Branch employees, in direction violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

September 16, 2009 – The Obama administration appoints as EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, who asserts that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, if they may negatively affect homosexual “equality.”

July 2010 – The Obama administration uses federal funds in violation of federal law to get Kenya to change its constitution to include abortion.

August 2010 – The Obama administration Cuts funding for 176 abstinence education programs.

September 2010 – The Obama administration tells researchers to ignore a judge’s decision striking down federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

February 2011 – Obama directs the Justice Department to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

March 2011 – The Obama administration refuses to investigate videos showing Planned Parenthood helping alleged sex traffickers get abortions for victimized underage girls.

July 2011 – Obama allows homosexuals to serve openly in the military, reversing a policy originally instituted by George Washington in March 1778.

September 2011 – Obama directs the Pentagon which in turn directs that military chaplains may perform same-sex marriages at military facilities in violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

October 2011 – The Obama administration eliminates federal grants to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for their extensive programs that aid victims of human trafficking because the Catholic Church is anti-abortion.

Many of these actions are literally unprecedented – this is the first time they have happened in four centuries of American history. The hostility of Obama toward Biblical faith and values is without equal from any previous American president.

Smithfield, NC

#790593 Nov 1, 2012
Acts of hostility from the Obama-led military toward people of Biblical faith:

June 2011 – The Department of Veterans Affairs forbids references to God and Jesus during burial ceremonies at Houston National Cemetery.

August 2011 – The Air Force stops teaching the Just War theory to officers in California because the course is taught by chaplains and is based on a philosophy introduced by St. Augustine in the third century AD – a theory long taught by civilized nations across the world (except America).

September 2011 – Air Force Chief of Staff prohibits commanders from notifying airmen of programs and services available to them from chaplains.

September 2011 – The Army issues guidelines for Walter Reed Medical Center stipulating that “No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading materials and/or facts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.”

November 2011 – The Air Force Academy rescinds support for Operation Christmas Child, a program to send holiday gifts to impoverished children across the world, because the program is run by a Christian charity.

November 2011 – The Air Force Academy pays $80,000 to add a Stonehenge-like worship center for pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans.

February 2012 – The U. S. Military Academy at West Point disinvites three star Army general and decorated war hero Lieutenant General William G.(“Jerry”) Boykin (retired) from speaking at an event because he is an outspoken Christian.

February 2012 – The Air Force removes “God” from the patch of Rapid Capabilities Office (the word on the patch was in Latin: Dei).

February 2012 – Under Obama’s orders, the Army orders Catholic chaplains not to read a letter to parishioners that their archbishop asked them to read.

Many of these actions are literally unprecedented – this is the first time they have happened in four centuries of American history. The hostility of Obama toward Biblical faith and values is without equal from any previous American president.


Cromwell, CT

#790594 Nov 1, 2012
Polls: Romney Leads 50/47 in Colorado, Tied in Wisconsin

Buried in today’s daily tracker report from Rasmussen (which showed Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama 49/47 nationwide) were two nuggets from state polls conducted earlier in the week.

In Monday night polling, Romney held a 50/47 lead in Colorado, while Wisconsin remained tied at 49 — the exact same outcome Rasmussen found late last week.

“Quite rainy here”

Since: Oct 12


#790595 Nov 1, 2012
sorry for that cmnt dbw but in writting my some words sometimes are wrong in topix iam perfect in writing sorry again i was just testing what you will reply because you all were discussing a boring topic thats why i thought to have some fun plz dont mind bye now

El Paso, TX

#790596 Nov 1, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Fox News has delivered the spin to their minions.
Gunner beat you to it, old man.
Dem Liberals/Democrats seems to be buying into the same Spin they did in 2010 we know the outcome of that Election…..Historic or simply put A Wipe Out!!!

Smithfield, NC

#790597 Nov 1, 2012
Obama’s Acts of preferential treatment for Islam:

May 2009 – While Obama does not host any National Day of Prayer event at the White House, he does host White House Iftar dinners in honor of Ramadan.

April 2010 – Christian leader Franklin Graham is disinvited from the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer Event because of complaints from the Muslim community.

April 2010 – The Obama administration requires rewriting of government documents and a change in administration vocabulary to remove terms that are deemed offensive to Muslims, including jihad, jihadists, terrorists, radical Islamic, etc.

August 2010 – Obama speaks with great praise of Islam and condescendingly of Christianity.

August 2010 – Obama went to great lengths to speak out on multiple occasions on behalf of building an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero, while at the same time he was silent about a Christian church being denied permission to rebuild at that location.

2010 – While every White House traditionally issues hundreds of official proclamations and statements on numerous occasions, this White House avoids traditional Biblical holidays and events but regularly recognizes major Muslim holidays, as evidenced by its 2010 statements on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha.

October 2011 – Obama’s Muslim advisers block Middle Eastern Christians’ access to the White House.

February 2012 – The Obama administration makes effulgent apologies for Korans being burned by the U. S. military, but when Bibles were burned by the military, numerous reasons were offered why it was the right thing to do.

Many of these actions are literally unprecedented – this is the first time they have happened in four centuries of American history. The hostility of Obama toward Biblical faith and values is without equal from any previous American president.

You know you live in an Upside-down America if…
The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.

“Quite rainy here”

Since: Oct 12


#790598 Nov 1, 2012
never mind dbw bye

Smithfield, NC

#790599 Nov 1, 2012
The Master of the Flip Flop!
2008: "Navy Seal Team 6 is Cheney's private assassination team."
2011: "I put together Seal Team 6 to take out Bin Laden."
2008: "Bin Laden is innocent until proven guilty, and must be captured alive and given a fair trial."
2011: "I authorized Seal Team 6 to kill Bin Laden."
2008: "Guantanamo is entirely unnecessary, and the detainees should not be interrogated."
2011: "Vital intelligence was obtained from Guantanamo detainees that led to our locating Bin Laden."

Cromwell, CT

#790600 Nov 1, 2012
The Romney-Ryan campaign and independent Republican pollsters are buoyed by the indisputable and near universal polling fact in the presidential race:

Mitt Romney is winning big among independents.

Smithfield, NC

#790601 Nov 1, 2012
Barack Obama - Either Doing His Best In One of The Most Difficult Times In American History, Or Hitler

Obama and HitlerBarack Obama, the first black president, proved to millions this year that he is either trying his best to lead the nation during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, or he is the modern-day incarnation of Adolph Hitler pushing his Socialistic agenda. One of the two.

In 2010, Barack Obama made a number of political compromises while still trying to pursue many of the reforms laid out during his 2008 campaign. Also, he was a totalitarian monster comparable to the perpetrator of one of the worst genocides in history.

Barack is either a president who passed a comprehensive health care measure despite staunch opposition from powerful private interests, or a radical-Islamist sympathizer bent on systematically dismantling American democracy and eradicating all human liberty.(he successfully socialized healthcare against the will of the people)

Barack either assisted all Americans by lowering taxes while failing to communicate that effectively, or he is pure evil destroying our government from the inside out with insurmountable debt.

Barack Obama, IS TWO of the most important people of 2010: the one who was elected to be president of the United States and execute laws to the best of his ability, and the one who murders senior citizens (government healthcare) murders babies (abortion) and hates all white people (his own book). Only history will say which he is for sure.


Obama Comes Out in Favor of Allowing Mosque Near Ground Zero

After skirting the controversy for weeks, President Barack Obama is weighing in forcefully on the mosque near ground zero, saying a nation built on religious freedom must allow it.
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WASHINGTON -- After skirting the controversy for weeks, President Barack Obama is weighing in forcefully on the mosque near ground zero, saying a nation built on religious freedom must allow it.

"As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country," Obama told an intently listening crowd gathered at the White House Friday evening to observe the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

"That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances," he said. "This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable."

The White House had not previously taken a stand on the mosque, which would be part of a $100 million Islamic community center two blocks from where nearly 3,000 people perished when hijacked jetliners slammed into the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Press secretary Robert Gibbs had insisted it was a local matter.
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#790602 Nov 1, 2012
I think he cleverly disposed of your facade ever since you landed here.

Avatars, akas change, evidence of the way one thinks and expresses it do not.

Disposed, Exposed ... This poster isn't the only one who knows who's hiding behind your avatar, blondie.

Always trying to be slick. And it always backfires on you.

Always the uber-intellectual wannabe. Lol!

Except your hyperbole gets in the way!

PS And I'm always suspicious when a "new" poster tries ( and always fails ), to ring me up. It tells me it's an "old, known" poster who has a hard on for me, yet doesn't have the courage to challenge me in their "known" Screen Name.
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Annnnnnd, you lost me there. You haven't done much other than react since you landed here, and any evidence of 'thinking' on your part has been cleverly disposed of.
<quoted text>Neither of which have ANYTHING to do with my statements to which you refer above.
<quoted text>So, what, I'm supposed to give a sh*t or something?
X Obama Supporter

Coffeyville, KS

#790603 Nov 1, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama is Jimmy Carter all over again....including the gas lines.....
that's true! When I seen the lines for gas on the news this morning my immediate thoughts were of Carter's presidency and the lines we had then, and the economy, and issues with terrorist, it's just a view of the past. Doesn't matter if the lines are Obama's fault or not, the imageary is there and so are millions of American's the thought the same thing when they seen the lines for gas. An image can be very powerful and with our economy, unemployment, Benghazi, it just all feels so familiar.

Cromwell, CT

#790604 Nov 1, 2012
Democrats basing polls on 2008 turnout - oversampling registered democrats by 4 - 9 points.
Are You Kidding

Loxahatchee, FL

#790605 Nov 1, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Ranked by who you fkn moron?

You can't and won't accept anything!!! You just spew your outrageous claims with nothing to back them up.

Smithfield, NC

#790606 Nov 1, 2012
It was already much more than that, sparking debate around the country as top Republicans including Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich announced their opposition. So did the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish civil rights group.

Obama elevated it to a presidential issue Friday without equivocation.

While insisting that the place where the twin towers once stood was indeed "hallowed ground," Obama said that the proper way to honor it was to apply American values.

Harkening back to earlier times when the building of synagogues or Catholic churches also met with opposition, Obama said: "Time and again, the American people have demonstrated that we can work through these issues, and stay true to our core values and emerge stronger for it. So it must be and will be today."

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent who has been a strong supporter of the mosque, welcomed Obama's words as a "clarion defense of the freedom of religion."

But some Republicans were quick to pounce.

"President Obama is wrong," said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. "It is insensitive and uncaring for the Muslim community to build a mosque in the shadow of ground zero."

Entering the highly charged election-year debate, Obama surely knew that his words would not only make headlines in the U.S. but be heard by Muslims worldwide. The president has made it a point to reach out to the global Muslim community, and the over 100 guests at Friday's dinner in the State Dining Room included ambassadors and officials from numerous nations where Islam is observed, including Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.

While his pronouncement concerning the mosque might find favor in the Muslim world, Obama's stance runs counter to the opinions of the majority of Americans, according to polls. A CNN/Opinion Research poll released this week found that nearly 70 percent of Americans opposed the mosque plan while just 29 percent approved. A number of Democratic politicians have shied away from the controversy.

Opponents, including some Sept. 11 victims' relatives, see the prospect of a mosque so near the destroyed trade center as an insult to the memory of those killed by Islamic terrorists in the 2001 attacks.

United States

#790607 Nov 1, 2012
FYI wrote:
Economist magazine endorses Obama.

Right Power!


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#790608 Nov 1, 2012
Before I go. Remember this. The American PEOPLE will do far more for there fellow Americans than any government ever will. The American PEOPLE are out there restoring power, rescuing people, cooking food, and bringing people into their homes for shelter. Obama himself said we need to get government out of the way. Regulations and red tape to get the help to the people who need it. Gee if works in a disaster shouldn't it work all the time? Maybe you libtards can take a clue from Obama. The government is not the solution. It's the problem.


Smithfield, NC

#790609 Nov 1, 2012
Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer

By Ali Sina 8/09/22

I must confess I was not impressed by Sen. Barack Obama from the first time I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident – a wholesome presidential package. It is so instinctive for most people to want to see blacks succeed. It is as if all humanity is carrying a collective guilt for what the ancestors of blacks endured. However, despite my initial interest in him, I was put off soon, not just because of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling. His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words.

It is surreal to see the level of hysteria in his admirers. This phenomenon is unprecedented in American politics. Women scream and swoon during his speeches. They yell and shout to Obama,“I love you.” Never did George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt. Martin Luther King Jr. or Ronald Reagan arouse so much raw emotion. Despite their achievements, none of them was raised to the rank of Messiah. The Illinois senator has no history of service to the country. He has done nothing outstanding except giving promises of change and hyping his audience with hope. It’s only his words, not his achievements that is causing this much uproar.

When cheering for someone turns into adulation, something is wrong. Excessive adulation is indicative of a personality cult. The cult of personality is often created when the general population is discontent. A charismatic leader can seize the opportunity and project himself as an agent of change and a revolutionary leader. Often, people, tired of the status quo, do not have the patience to examine the nature of the proposed change. All they want is change. During 1979, when the Iranians were tired of the dictatorial regime of the late Shah, they embraced Khomeini, not because they wanted Islam, but because he promised them change. The word in the street was,“anything is better than the Shah.” They found their error when it was too late.


Cromwell, CT

#790610 Nov 1, 2012
Obama’s Acts of hostility toward Biblical values:
The only thing Obama hates more than Evangelical white people is The Constitution.

Smithfield, NC

#790611 Nov 1, 2012
When the Hoopla Is Over Will Obama Let Down Mexicans?
By Allan Wall
• The hope in Mexico is that Obama will grant an amnesty to Mexican illegal aliens in the U.S.
Tomorrow, January 20th, 2009, is the scheduled inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States. What does this mean for the U.S., and the world?
Does it mean the departure of the wicked George W. Bush, and his replacement with the marvelous Barack Obama who will bring peace, put an end to fear, and stop global warming?
That’s the sort of over-the-top rhetoric we’ve been hearing. Many Obama supporters display a disturbing cult-like fervor, and the mainstream media didn’t even bother to hide its pro-Obama bias during the election.
Nevertheless, the “Bush-as-root-of-all-evil” crowd is in for a real letdown when they discover that Barack Obama can’t deliver all that’s been promised.
Certainly the Bush administration has a lot to answer for, and its incompetence helped pave the way for Obama’s victory. But after January 20th, it’s time for Obama to actually deliver something concrete.
Disappointment is inevitable. In fact, Obama is not even president but some of the sheen is already wearing off.
Ludicrously enough, Obama has already been blamed for the fighting in Gaza. In Iran, his posters have been publicly burned and he’s been ridiculed by the chief of the powerful Council of Guardians. Who can doubt that Obama will not satisfy everybody in the Middle East. After all, who could?
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, who was supposed to get on famously with Obama, has already turned against him. Bigmouth Hugo has accused Obama of meddling in Venezuela, and says Obama has the same “stench” as President Bush.(The “stench” part likely alludes to Hugo’s calling Bush the devil in a speech to the United Nations.)
Obama isn’t even president yet and already he has international critics. After his administration gets rolling, how can he avoid offending more people? For a U.S. president – any U.S. president – that must be impossible nowadays.
The truth is, we don’t know for certain how Obama will govern. Will he follow his far left background, or govern from the middle? How will he get along with Congress? Neither Obama’s detractors nor his supporters can really tell us.
Nor is there much in Obama’s biography that can enlighten us. Except for a short stint as editor of Harvard Law Review, Obama has zero experience as a public administrator.
And despite all the calls for “hope” and “change,” what objective observer can doubt that Obama will continue many Bush policies, just as Bush continued some Clinton policies?
In Mexico there are some great expectations about the new Obama administration. Polling indicates that among Mexicans who had an opinion (because all didn’t) most preferred Obama over McCain.
Last summer I heard a Mexican talking who thought Obama already was the president! Given the media coverage, that’s understandable.
The hope in Mexico is that Obama will grant an amnesty to Mexican illegal aliens in the U.S. However, those who think that may be disappointed.
In the first place, a U.S. president can’t simply snap his fingers and grant an amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. Although he doesn’t get credit for it in Mexico, George W. Bush tried repeatedly to give illegal aliens an amnesty. Bush failed, not for lack of trying but because illegal alien amnesty is quite unpopular, and the legislation was stopped by grassroots opposition.
The same thing could happen to Obama if he tries.
In the Senate a new bill that could provide an amnesty has already been introduced, but who knows what will become of it?
Furthermore, despite lip service, illegal alien amnesty is probably not near the top of Obama’s priorities.
If reactivating the economy and creating jobs are Obama’s priorities, then how keenly are American voters going to view amnesty or a guest worker program?

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