Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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

#791226 Nov 2, 2012
What follows is the complete text of the Illinois Born-Alive Infants Protection bill (SB 1082) after it was amended, on March 13, 2003, in the committee chaired by state Senator Barack Obama. The committee then voted 6-4 to kill this bill, with Chairman Obama voting to kill it. The amended bill, as shown below, was virtually identical to the federal Born-Alive Infants Protection Act that was enacted in 2002.

AN ACT concerning infants who are born alive.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

Section 5. The Statute on Statutes is amended by adding Section 1.36 as follows:(5 ILCS 70/1.36 new)

Sec. 1.36. Born-alive infant.

(a) In determining the meaning of any statute or of any rule, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative agencies of this State, the words "person", "human being", "child", and "individual" include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development.

(b) As used in this Section, the term "born alive", with respect to a member of the species homo sapiens, means the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of that member, at any stage of development, who after that expulsion or extraction breathes or has a beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut and regardless of whether the expulsion or extraction occurs as a result of natural or induced labor, cesarean section, or induced abortion.

(c) Nothing in this Section [the bill] shall be construed to affirm, deny, expand, or contract any legal status or legal right applicable to any member of the species homo sapiens at any point prior to being born alive as defined in this Section.

Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.

To see a complete explanation of the Obama Cover-up, click here.

Since: Oct 08

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#791227 Nov 2, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
Bloomberg News: Romney ‘rented’ Mormon church’s exemption to defer taxes for 15 years
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney used a loophole to “rent” the Mormon church’s tax exemption status and defer paying taxes for 15 years, according to a new report.
Tax returns obtained by Bloomberg News through a Freedom of Information Act request indicated that Romney set up a charitable remainder unitrust (CRUT) in June 1996 just before Congress cracked down on the loophole in 1997.
“In this instance, Romney used the tax-exempt status of a charity — the Mormon Church, according to a 2007 filing — to defer taxes for more than 15 years,” Bloomberg’s Jesse Drucker explained.“At the same time he is benefitting, the trust will probably leave the church with less than what current law requires.”
How much in federal taxes did you pay Lily? Not how much you received in return... How much did you... pay in actual dollars???'More than you' is not an answer??

Smithfield, NC

#791229 Nov 2, 2012
n Congress, from 2000-2002, while Barack Obama was still a state senator in Illinois, we here in Washington, D.C., were dealing with the federal Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (BAIPA), a project in which I was deeply involved. The original bill was a simple two-paragraph proposal -- it established in black-letter law that for all federal law purposes, any baby who was entirely expelled from his or her mother, and who showed any of the specified signs of life, was to be regarded as a legal person for however long he or she lived, and that this applied whether or not the birth was the result of an abortion or of spontaneous premature labor. NARAL immediately attacked the bill as an assault on Roe v. Wade: "The Act would effectively grant legal personhood to a pre-viable fetus -- in direct conflict with Roe.... In proposing this bill, anti-choice lawmakers are seeking to ascribe rights to fetuses 'at any stage of development,' thereby directly contradicting one of Roe's basic tenets."
Nevertheless, the vast majority of "pro-choice" House members -- including hard-core pro-abortion leaders such as Jerrold Nadler -- were unwilling to extend the principles of Roe to living babies entirely separate from their mothers. They rejected the NARAL claim and voted for the bill; it passed the House 380-15.(Nothing like that had ever happened to NARAL before.) But the bill was killed in the Senate by an objection to unanimous consent.
In 2001, in Illinois, a bill was introduced in the state Senate that was closely patterned on the federal BAIPA, to govern constructions of state law. It contained an additional sentence, which read, "A live child born as a result of an abortion shall be fully recognized as a human person and accorded immediate protection under the law." (We'll call this the "immediate protection clause." It really just repeated the substantive effect of the other paragraphs.)
Obama voted against this bill in committee. On the floor he gave a speech attacking it and a couple of other related bills (the only such speech by any senator). Although the speech was technically made during consideration of another bill, SB 1093, Obama said that his reasons applied to SB 1095 (the BAIPA) as well. He then voted "present." Voting "present" was a tactic recommended by the local Planned Parenthood lobbyist; under an Illinois constitutional provision a bill is deemed passed only if it receives an absolute majority of the sworn members of the House or Senate, so the operative effect of a "present" vote is the same as a "no" vote.
The core of Obama's speech was the same as the 2000 NARAL attack at the federal level -- the bill violated Roe v. Wade because it applied to "a pre-viable fetus." Here is what he said:
“Number one, whenever we define a previable fetus as a person that is protected by the equal protection clause or the other elements in the Constitution, what we’re really saying is, in fact, that they are persons that are entitled to the kinds of protections that would be provided to a -– a child, a nine-month-old –- child that was delivered to term. That determination then, essentially, if it was accepted by a court, would forbid abortions to take place. I mean, it –- it would essentially bar abortions, because the equal protection clause does not allow somebody to kill a child, and if this is a child, then this would be an antiabortion statute.”
It did not seem to matter to Obama in 2001 (or to NARAL, in 2000) that the "fetuses" (sic) in question were entirely born and alive. Because, you see, they were "pre-viable," and these were abortions.
The 2001 bill passed the Illinois Senate despite Obama's objections, but died in a House committee.

Since: Oct 12

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#791230 Nov 2, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text>Oh quit with the bullshit. If man was screwing up the climate don't you think it would have been much worse back in 20's, 30's, and 40'. I mean after all there were no emission controls on anything. most houses burnt wood or coal not only to heat the house but cook and warm water. It is a proven fact that co2 in the atmosphere is going down. It is also a proven fact that the temperature rise is not happening. There is no man made climate change.
Another Faux News fatality. You are so mistaken. Ozone depletion is all lies? Temperatures are not rising? Annual rain/snowfall has not diminished? You must be younger than the age of....10?

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12


#791231 Nov 2, 2012
Sondra wrote:
<quoted text>We also know about the many businesses Romney started here and the jobs created. Obama has never even had a lemonade stand.
By all means, tell us where and what jobs Romney has created here.

Brossard, Canada

#791232 Nov 2, 2012
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Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#791233 Nov 2, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
<quoted text>
Your racial genre is nauseating. Pull up your Attends and move along.
The people in those states aren't used to what happens with hurricanes, New Yorkers are known for their impatience. We have many New Yorkers here, they can be a pretty demanding customer.
Desperation brings out the worst in some people. We have had power outages here for long periods, during Wilma I had no power for almost 2 weeks. Everyone just has to be patient and realize that things don't get fixed overnight.
Americans are spoiled; we all have enough food in our houses to last for awhile, how would they fair if the lived in Iraq?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#791234 Nov 2, 2012
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>So, the targets are the ones wearing uniforms? LOL
You are an uneducated, ignorant fool. Keep lol

Brossard, Canada

#791235 Nov 2, 2012
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Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#791236 Nov 2, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
<quoted text>
More like a mudslide.
Good one!

El Paso, TX

#791238 Nov 2, 2012
Tuesday evening when President Romney addresses the Nation the Liberal Media excuse for getting it (So Wrong) will be ‘It Was like No Other Presidential Election” Romney/Ryan!!!
X Obama Supporter

Coffeyville, KS

#791239 Nov 2, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Time to exterminate the vermin tea baggers.
I am a registered Dem so the "tea baggers" are a mute point in your conversation with me dumbass!

I love how you change the subject though, I would avoid it too if I was supporting Obama this time around. But I'm proud to say I'm NOT!!!

Since: Oct 08

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#791240 Nov 2, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
My favorite recent Romney quote: I believe in traditional marriage between a man and seven women just like my grandfather.
Gee Whiz Lily, you're somewhat behind the times, Utah outlawed the practice years ago... Oh that's right your Great Great Grandfather held slaves? Don't even try to tell me they didn't??


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#791241 Nov 2, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
<quoted text>
Provide the new jobs numbers that were printed along with these numbers.
171,000. Just about enough to keep up with population growth. After 4 years that totally sucks! 7.9% same as the day he took office. That sucks too.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#791242 Nov 2, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
<quoted text>
How I love when you post the 'pundit' and want us to believe the mockery.
Maddow: Romney campaign hiding George W. Bush offshore in the Caymans

Former President Bill Clinton spent Thursday campaigning for President Barack Obama in Cleveland, Perrysburg, Akron and Chillicothe, Ohio. The Cleveland Plain Dealer‘s headline read,“Bill Clinton rocks the house in Akron as Obama’s proxy.”

Another former president, however, President George W. Bush, was not on the campaign trail stumping for Republican nominee former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), but rather in the Cayman Islands, speaking to the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit on Grand Cayman Island.

Raw Story ( )
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#791245 Nov 2, 2012
dem wrote:
Matt Romney, a son of the Republican presidential nominee, traveled to Moscow this week seeking Russian investors for his California-based real estate firm just days before his father is to wrap up a campaign in which he has vowed to take a tougher stance with the Kremlin.
The Romneys will sell this country to anyone

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#791246 Nov 2, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah lick the tip a little, pretend I'm your daddy.
Copied to hulu...the advertiser at the top of this page paying for your porn comments.

Milford, CT

#791247 Nov 2, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Good one!
Four days to go and the Kenyan owns the Sandy, Benghazi and economic disaster. Going to be a long weekend for the Kenyan's commie occupier fluker slut hoodie mau mau union thug dreamer evolving scum

Media discover Benghazi, notice Obama stonewalling
Friday, November 02, 2012 ^| 11/2/2012 | Jennifer Rubin

Well, it finally happened. The mainstream media have figured out that Benghazi is a big story and potentially a serious national security scandal. After weeks of silence, a plethora of mainstream media news stories have popped.*snip* CBS News reports:“CBS News has learned that during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Obama Administration did not convene its top interagency counterterrorism resource: the Counterterrorism Security Group (CSG).
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#791248 Nov 2, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>How much in federal taxes did you pay Lily? Not how much you received in return... How much did you... pay in actual dollars???'More than you' is not an answer??
On the day when the last Democratic president, President Clinton, did four campaign events for Barack Obama, on that same day, five days before the election, the last Republican president is in the Cayman Islands presumably getting paid a ton of money to keynote a conference on how to offshore your investments in order to avoid paying U.S. taxes.”

Raw Story ( )

Brossard, Canada

#791249 Nov 2, 2012
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