Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232320 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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Effort, PA

#791580 Nov 2, 2012
Are there no good decent Republicans left posting on here?

Indianapolis, IN

#791581 Nov 2, 2012
This election year, community activists working to get more Latinos to turn out and vote have enlisted the help of an unwitting ally: Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the brash-talking embodiment of the battles over illegal immigration in Arizona and beyond.

When they knock on doors — trying, at first, to persuade Latinos to join voter rolls, and later returning to make sure they cast their ballots — the activists resort to the same question to drive the conversation: Don’t you want Sheriff Arpaio out of office?
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#791583 Nov 2, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
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Funny you should say that, but Obama has had less time off than Bush & Reagan combined for the same period in office. Google it and see, as usual right wing Fox BS comes back to bite when you don't do any research. Fox news would not know research if it hit them in the face they ran with this Obama holiday crap at least 2yrs ago but failed to look at their own canidates in office. It was embarassing to say the least.
But Americans remember Republicans in power, they know the truth.
Obama 2012
Black people aren't allowed to take vacations, don'tcha know that by now?
I hear these retardicans say stupid things like "he's taking Air Force One" everywhere!
Did they think he was going to take Jet Blue?
They're so stupid.
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#791585 Nov 2, 2012
Welcome & Thanx for clarifying.
kuda wrote:
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You’re right. It was not abbynormall, but the person to whom he/she was responding that made the threat (actually more than once).
Thanks for seeking clarification.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#791586 Nov 2, 2012
Obama,is fighting for his Political Life,Why????
Which gets us to Tuesday. No one knows what will happen. Maybe that means it will be close, and maybe it doesn't. Maybe a surprise is in store. But the fact that Barack Obama is fighting for his political life is still one of the great political stories of the modern era.
Look at where he started, placing his hand on the Bible Abe Lincoln was sworn in on in 1861. It was Jan. 20, 2009. The new president was 47 and in the kind of position politicians can only dream of—a historic figure walking in, the first African-American president, broadly backed by the American people. He won by 9.5 million votes. Two days after his inauguration, Gallup had him at 68% approval, only 12% disapproval. He had a Democratic Senate, and for a time a cloture-proof 60 members. He had a Democratic House (256-178) with a colorful, energetic speaker. The mainstream media were excited about him, supportive of him.
His political foes were demoralized, their party fractured.
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He faced big problems—an economic crash,two wars—but those crises gave him broad latitude. All of his stars were perfectly aligned. He could do anything.
And then it all changed. At a certain point he lost the room.
Books will be written about what happened, but early on the president made two terrible legislative decisions. The stimulus bill was a political disaster, and it wasn't the cost, it was the content. We were in crisis, losing jobs. People would have accepted high spending if it looked promising. But the stimulus was the same old same old, pure pork aimed at reliable constituencies. It would course through the economy with little effect. And it would not receive a single Republican vote in the House (three in the Senate), which was bad for Washington, bad for our politics. It was a catastrophic victory. It did say there was a new boss in town. But it also said the new boss was out of his league.
Then health care, a mistake beginning to end. The president's 14-month-long preoccupation with ObamaCare signaled that he did not share the urgency of people's most immediate concerns—jobs, the economy, all the coming fiscal cliffs. The famous 2,000-page bill added to their misery by adding to their fear.
Voters would have had to trust the president a lot to believe his program wouldn't raise their premiums, wouldn't limit their autonomy, wouldn't make a shaky system worse.
But they didn't trust him that much, because they'd just met him. They didn't really know him.
You have to build the kind of trust it takes to do something so all-encompassing.
Peggy Noonan's Blog
Daily declarations from the Wall Street Journal columnist.
And so began the resistance, the Tea Party movement and the town-hall protests, full of alarmed independents and older Democrats. Both revived Republicans and, temporarily at least, reunited conservatives.
Why did the president make such mistakes? Why did he make decisions that seemed so unknowing, and not only in retrospect?
Because he had so much confidence, he thought whatever he did would work. He thought he had "a gift," as he is said to have told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He thought he had a special ability to sway the American people, or so he suggested to House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
But whenever he went over the the heads of the media and Congress and went to the people, in prime-time addresses, it didn't really work. He did not have a magical ability to sway. And—oddly—he didn't seem to notice.
It is one thing to think you're Lebron. Its another thing to keep missing the basket and losing games and still think you're Lebron.
And that really was the problem: He had the confidence without the full capability. And he gathered around him friends and associates who adored him, who were themselves talented but maybe not enough...not big emough for the game? wsj.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#791587 Nov 2, 2012
new yawk wrote:
So, this must be the troll dem was refering to.
Running around using others' Screen Names to post under.
And why all of the backlash against Abby?
Something about Abby bothering you ( plural )?
Perhaps his/her courage in stating his/her views uncompromised contrary to your acceptance or opinion?
I don't believe you ( plural ) can take Abby down or out.
But if you're going to "try", at least have the balls to endeavor in your own known Screen Name.
You twitching cowardice co*ck-face!
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I hit him in his "soft spot." or should I say "limp spot." Or perhaps.....FLAAAAAAACID member. It doesn't work so he posts about his fanasies that he'll never be able to obtain.

Woodbridge, VA

#791588 Nov 2, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Typical Republican just have chaos with no fcking plan. I repeat: you are an idiot.
Homer, Delmar is calling you to eat. Shouldn't you have already let out? I hear they are fixin some horse meat for supper. Hurry! It is starting to turn!!

ROMNEY 2012 !!


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#791589 Nov 2, 2012
Well the time has come for me to ride off into the sunset. A big weekend planned. No children. If anything big happens I may pop in.

You all have a great weekend!

Don't forget to set your clocks back.

Peace and axle grease!!!!

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#791591 Nov 2, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Caught you taking a bite.
Open wider.
Lick it, it won't bite back.
"It" can't do ANYTHING! Pitiful little pimp with a limp that you are.


“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#791592 Nov 2, 2012
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Someone that calls herself Sister Lust, doesn't have any room to talk.
What, women with healthy sex drives can't have conservative opinions?

God is for the Deists.

Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#791593 Nov 2, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Nah, that would be blue checked people, mostly males.
They must buy that fabric by the bolt and have those shirts made, all the men/boys wear them, even the babies.
It's cooler now so Mitt is in coat and tie__good because the way he wears his belt is distracting with the buckle off to the side perhaps to accommodate the magic skivvies lol. If he had served in the military, his belt buckle would align with his zipper and shirt buttons, that's one thing that everyone who has served takes away from the military.
I never noticed that, try not to look at him too much. I would have loved to see their faces if they had gone to W. Virginia.
Should be a requirement.
Hell, Ann would probably jump on Rafalka and say giddyup asap!

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#791594 Nov 2, 2012
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I am only telling the trouble. You should try it sometime. You might even start feeling better and liking yourself better.
Telling the trouble? What the flack is that supposed to mean. You clearly, well a bit incoherently, but still, saying one had to pay for United States citizen babies, but could get foreign or illegal immigrant babies for free...Just how much adoption law have you studied. Oh,(hate to burst your bubble)I have faith, hope, and charity, so I feel just fine about me.

Woodbridge, VA

#791595 Nov 2, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Whereas you're a charter member of Weaker Sisters of the Boor? "1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not acharity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of aprophecy, and understand all bmysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the apoor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 aCharity bsuffereth long, and is ckind; charity denvieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself aunseemly, seeketh not her bown, is not easily cprovoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in ainiquity, but rejoiceth in the btruth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never afaileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a aglass, bdarkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abideth afaith, bhope, ccharity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity."
Hey, girl! I wasn't the one to put a Nun, that looks like she did the naughty, but will never tell, and called myself
Sister Lust. If you don't want someone to say something bad about you, don't do stupid lame ass things like this!!

Effort, PA

#791597 Nov 2, 2012
Jimmy wrote:
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The Democrats of today are NOT like the Democrats of our parents age. They have "eveolved" into socialists. Honest? Ha!
The Republicans today are NOT like the Republicans of our parents age. They have devolved into knuckle-dragging, ignorant, racist, closed-minded, afraid of their own shadow, vindictive, devisive, hateful, backwood hillbillies. You know, morons.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#791598 Nov 2, 2012
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By her user name. It makes one think what type of job (if she did have a job) that she would have. LOL
Insurance adjuster.

Need an inspection?

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#791599 Nov 2, 2012
TSM wrote:
Where’s Obama? Bloomberg going on with the New York Marathon this should outrage every New Yorker/American!! Where’s the Media slamming Bloomberg for being insensitive to the Victims of ‘Sandy’ shouldn’t the President Speak Out or will this once again be the President missing in Action!!
Where's Mitt, why isn't he grabbing the golden opportunity to look Presidential. Maybe "mad man" Mitt is in church praying he doesn't have to deal with it.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#791600 Nov 2, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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I have a Yotel wood burning stove and firewood. I've hauled that stove with me for 20+ years from MO, AZ, VA, SD and now TX. Only place I didn't have it was in Italy. Always have access to heat and cooking. It has come in handy everywhere but AZ!
My dad taught us not to have electric stoves in Florida...only gas stoves for cooking when the power is out. Been through many hurricanes. Not too much worry about heat here in Florida. Hurricane season supposed to be over mid-November. A few blankets would be all we need. I feel sorry for the New Yorkers who are cold now without power.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#791601 Nov 2, 2012
flack wrote:
All no. Gas rationing by odd/even license plate numbers. Does that sound familiar to anyone? My god it is the Carter years all over again. Which means there will be a Reagan to clean up the mess.
Deja vous all over again! Yeah, I remember that time, waiting in line to fill up your car. And at the time, I lived 35 miles from my job and had a young baby in the car with me. Yiikes!

But you're right. It all got fixed after Carter went away.

Cromwell, CT

#791602 Nov 2, 2012
Benghazi blunder: Obama unworthy commander-in-chief

The Obama administration was warned. They received an embassy cable June 25 expressing concern over rising Islamic extremism in Benghazi, noting the black flag of al-Qaida "has been spotted several times flying over government buildings and training facilities."

The Obama administration removed a well-armed, 16-member security detail from Libya in August, The Wall Street Journal reported last month, replacing it with a couple of locals.

Mr. Stevens sent a cable Aug. 2 requesting 11 additional body guards, noting "Host nation security support is lacking and cannot be depended on," reports Peter Ferrara at .

But these requests were denied, officials testified before the House Oversight Committee earlier this month.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#791605 Nov 2, 2012
Jimmy wrote:
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The Democrats of today are NOT like the Democrats of our parents age. They have "eveolved" into socialists. Honest? Ha!
Oh, didn't know you knew my family. Bad people everywhere, both political parties. We would help anyone regardless of race or political position. You should try the same.

I am what I know to be true.

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