Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1509144 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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Warsaw, VA

#792520 Nov 3, 2012
dr Phil wrote:
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Don't make threats, admiral
You might find yourself in a chum bucket. Might smell like your wife.
Dumb ass Dem dosen't know the difference between a threat and an all expence paid vacation , chicken shit name changer.

Chicago, IL

#792521 Nov 3, 2012
uh oh

To be exceptionally clear: I do not mean to imply that the polls are biased in Mr. Obama’s favor. But there is the chance that they could be biased in either direction. If they are biased in Mr. Obama’s favor, then Mr. Romney could still win; the race is close enough. If they are biased in Mr. Romney’s favor, then Mr. Obama will win by a wider-than-expected margin, but since Mr. Obama is the favorite anyway, this will not change who sleeps in the White House on Jan. 20.

My argument, rather, is this: we’ve about reached the point where if Mr. Romney wins, it can only be because the polls have been biased against him. Almost all of the chance that Mr. Romney has in the FiveThirtyEight forecast, about 16 percent to win the Electoral College, reflects this possibility.

Yes, of course: most of the arguments that the polls are necessarily biased against Mr. Romney reflect little more than wishful thinking.

Nevertheless, these arguments are potentially more intellectually coherent than the ones that propose that the race is “too close to call.” It isn’t. If the state polls are right, then Mr. Obama will win the Electoral College. If you can’t acknowledge that after a day when Mr. Obama leads 19 out of 20 swing-state polls, then you should abandon the pretense that your goal is to inform rather than entertain the public.

But the state polls may not be right. They could be biased. Based on the historical reliability of polls, we put the chance that they will be biased enough to elect Mr. Romney at 16 percent.


Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#792522 Nov 3, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Don't you think the Japs would have invaded you and kicked your asses too? You guys sat around and watched while we fought and protected your sissy Canadian asses. Now go bow to your Queen you frikkin' jerkoff.
No way in hell you ever served this country
TheSecondPOTUSDe bate

Gray, KY

#792523 Nov 3, 2012
Snort Oyster wrote:
Why does Obammer blink so much? Used to dodging blows from his wife?
That's what I was wondering, while watching that debate.

WTH...was wrong with opotus?

ROMNEY/RYAN et al 2012!

Chicago, IL

#792525 Nov 3, 2012
Fox news killed Carol
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#792526 Nov 3, 2012
Spocko wrote:
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Gdub has been seen in the Cayman Islands giving the keynote speech at an offshore investing seminar, aka tax evading investments. You can’t make this shit up ...
That's a riot
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#792527 Nov 3, 2012
Waxman wrote:
Obama's FEMA is doing agreat job - Democrats in action...
They are telling everyone without power, telephone or cell signals to go to their website for help.
Hahaha, typical democrats-stuck on stupid!!!
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#792528 Nov 3, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Voted early for the reelection of President Obama
Snort Oyster


#792529 Nov 3, 2012
Romney is walking around with a permanent grin. Untrustworthy, like all salesmen. Whe he gets in front of a crowd, he's uncomfortable. Like he has a permanent b$tt plug in place.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#792530 Nov 3, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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REAL American women <3 their REAL American (non dark age) men.
ROMNEY/RYAN et al 2012!

Chicago, IL

#792531 Nov 3, 2012
yepperz wrote:
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Wait till next week. His panic will turn to full blown hysteria. Won't be pretty.
romney currently has a 16% chance of winning, and that is based on if all the state polls are wrong.
not exactly position A if you are romney

Chicago, IL

#792533 Nov 3, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Voted early for the reelection of President Obama
gunner is our official birther, benghazi, fast and furious expert.
meaning hes a complete utter retard.

Indianapolis, IN

#792534 Nov 3, 2012
The latest Harper's magazine contains a disturbing cover story titled "How to Rig an Election: The GOP Aims to Paint the Country Red." It alleges that certain Republican insiders around America electronically manipulate touch-screen voting machines and ballot-counting computers to falsify election returns.

The long article begins by recounting historic U.S. election frauds, many of them committed by Democrats. But it says a "red shift" has occurred, with modern ballot thievery mostly attributed to Republicans. The prestigious magazine explains:

"Two major events have paved the way for this lethal form of election manipulation: the mass adoption of computerized voting technology, and the outsourcing of our elections to a handful of corporations that operate in the shadows, with little oversight or accountability."

Leaders of America's election computer firms include some far-right political zealots and some outright crooks, the report says, adding:

"Many of the staffers behind our major voting-machine companies have been accused or convicted of a dizzying array of white-collar crimes, including conspiracy, bribery, bid-rigging, computer fraud, tax fraud, stock fraud, mail fraud, extortion and drug trafficking."

Harper's lists scandals linked to Diebold, Sequoia, Election Systems & Software, Dominion and other firms. It also lists 2008 and 2010 state-level elections where polls had predicted easy Democratic victories, but tallies from electronic machines mysteriously gave "upsets" to Republicans.

And it lists states and foreign nations that have banned various electronic systems as untrustworthy. For example, it says Ireland spent $70 million for paperless machines -- but sold them as scrap in June for $92,000.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#792535 Nov 3, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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Sure moron, it's all Obama's fault that a super storm smashed into the Middle Atlantic and cut off power. I'm sure that Romney would have stood there and scared the storm away.
You're an idiot!
It's IS Obama's fault that FEMA didn't show up for nearly AN ENTIRE WEEK, that non-union volunteers are being turned away and that there is no food or water and the shortage of gasoline is due to Obama's EPA policies. This is worse than Obama's Katrina, this is Obama's Armageddon! Obama has really dropped the ball this time. Scores of people have already died and the toll keeps rising. He should be charged with criminal negligence due to his incompetence and arrogance during this national disaster. He should be charged with the crime of accessory to murder of the four Diplomats in Libya as well.

Chicago, IL

#792536 Nov 3, 2012
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Dumb ass Dem dosen't know the difference between a threat and an all expence paid vacation , chicken shit name changer.
somebody got their hillbilly feelings butt hurt!

dont mistake my toying with you and making an azzhole out of you a sign of weakness.
im still the happy go lucky kinda guy that would choke you the fk out in under three minutes.:)

Jonesboro, AR

#792538 Nov 3, 2012
Snort Oyster wrote:
Ha! Romney is selling you on his "plan" isn't he? Sure, buy into the shapeshifters idea of "Change". Get you a job scrubbing his toilet.
I am so lad you brought up GHANGE, what a laugh, remember that's what this zombie bommie told us, Romney will be president and there will be a change and we can have hope, real hope and change. If I didn't have a job, I would be glad to clean his toilet, or anyone's toilet, this is what's wrong with some people,to lazy to work, thy think cleaning toilet's is a disgrac, I much rather work as to stand in a welfare line, just saying.

Grand Rapids, MI

#792539 Nov 3, 2012
Damon-under Romney one of his more questionable deal.the company pleaded guilty to defrauding the government and paying 119 million dollars in fines while Romney sat on the companys' board. The king of Bain still made $$$
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#792540 Nov 3, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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Okay dimwit here's a report from the New Jersey Star Ledger;
In the four days since Sandy made landfall, some 2,300 FEMA agents have been involved in the response and recovery effort. The agency has released more than $18 million in rental and other forms of financial assistance, including more than $10.6 million to New Jersey residents, administrator Craig Fugate said.
Friday, FEMA opened disaster recovery centers in Brick and Cape May Courthouse — the first of at least 10 offices to be set up — and the agency added Somerset and Bergen counties to the federally-designated disaster area, which already included Atlantic, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union counties.
Gov. Chris Christie attended the opening of the Brick recovery center, located on the grounds of the Drum Point Road Elementary School. An office will open in Little Ferry today, and offices in Middlesex and Monmouth counties will be open by Monday, he said.
"These centers are boots-on-the-ground assistance from the federal government to help answer questions, provide guidance and get you the kind of help you need," Christie said.
Rowan University Professor Robert Fleming, a national expert on emergency preparation and response, gave the agency high marks for its efforts. Weather-related disasters are especially hard to manage, he said.
"If you look at the magnitude of the storm, and the challenges it presented, it was a really coordinated plan," Fleming said. "Clearly they did things in the way of pre-positioning of assets, and even in advance of the storm hitting, getting the appropriate declarations. A whole lot was done to mobilize resources."
By the way stupid, the marathon's been cancelled.
You're an idiot!
Why did it take FEMA nearly an ENTIRE WEEK to show up? Why does the FEMA application process not start until SOMETIME LATER TODAY? Because Obama is busy rubbing elbows with movie stars and so-called "rap singers" in Vegas, that's why. Wonder of he can find the time to play nine holes while he's there?
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#792541 Nov 3, 2012
Snort Oyster wrote:
Why does Myth Romney blink so much? Used to dodging blows from his wife?
Sign of a liar

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#792542 Nov 3, 2012
dem wrote:
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romney currently has a 16% chance of winning, and that is based on if all the state polls are wrong.
not exactly position A if you are romney
Nope, put a fork in Romney, he's done. Good riddance.

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