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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#792613 Nov 3, 2012
In Benghazi timeline, CIA errors but no evidence of conspiracy

A detailed CIA timeline of the assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi paints an anguishing picture of embattled Americans waiting for Libyan security forces who didn’t come and courageous CIA officers who died on a rooftop without the heavy weapons they needed, trying to protect their colleagues below.

It’s a story of individual bravery, but also of a CIA misjudgment in relying on Libyan militias and a newly formed Libyan intelligence organization to keep Americans safe in Benghazi.

While there were multiple errors that led to the final tragedy, there’s no evidence that the White House or CIA leadership deliberately delayed or impeded rescue efforts.

The CIA is now reviewing its security plans around the world to make sure the agency isn’t relying on shaky local forces. This is a difficult task because the United States has vulnerable arrangements in dozens of places.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-...
redwhiteblue01

Grand Rapids, MI

#792614 Nov 3, 2012
Jack Daniels wrote:
The Days of this bastard's raping and pilaging this Country into Oblivion, and his Muderous Acts against our officials and it's people are now numbered to THREE!
The only thing he has to look forward to after that is a trial for his crimes.
We ALL look forward to starting to recover from the destruction this vile bastard has caused, and seeing to it he pay for every single one of his crimes against this Country!
Jack Daniels explains alot! please limit your self from 10 to 2 shots before posting.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#792616 Nov 3, 2012
What’s happening in New York” Dumpster Diving” is what Obama is offering the American People if he’s Elected!!Romney/Ryan
Jack Daniels

Woodleaf, NC

#792617 Nov 3, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"fuckedup"
When democrats lose they whine and cry. Expect a lot of crying and whining this election cycle.
Peace
KMA
We're really gonna give them something to cry about, but it damn sure won't be the fact that we kicked that vile bastard out. Just watch what happens soon after the election...VERY soon!
Snort Oyster

AOL

#792618 Nov 3, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
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The blatent lies about Benghazi are a misstep?
Don't get me wrong. The Benghazi thing was horrible. I know it, you know it. Mistakes were made.

My point dear, is that the entire Iraq war was a useless fiasco, brought on by a Republican administration. They thought that they had ALL the answers. Turned out they were wrong. Wasteful. Think for a minute about the thousands of people that lost their lives.

You have made some mistakes, in your personal life? We as people are not infallible.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#792619 Nov 3, 2012
Romney Campaign, Media Collude in Unprecedented Politicization of Benghazi Attack

Five of the seven deadliest terrorist attacks on Americans overseas, claiming from five to 283 lives between 1983 and 2004, occurred in the lead-up to or during presidential campaigns. A sixth, the bombing of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, happened in the middle of a tense 1998 congressional campaign, and as the House girded itself for the coming impeachment battle.

Yet the handling of these attacks by Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush never became the kind of partisan fodder that the loss of four American lives at Benghazi has become, pushed by the Romney/Ryan ticket and unprecedented critical coverage, both of which are politicizing every nuance of the Obama administration’s response.

In contrast with Mitt Romney’s relentless Libya critique, Clinton in 1992, Clinton opponent Bob Dole in 1996, Bush II and Newt Gingrich in 1998, Bush II again in 2000 and Bush II opponent John Kerry in 2004 did not exploit these incidents, while Walter Mondale’s attempt to do so in 1984 got little media support. As forcefully as Romney is attempting to depict the attack as a consequence of Obama’s perceived Middle East “weakness,” over 90 percent of the 538 Americans who died in these seven earlier incidents did so while a Republican was in the White House, and Obama’s tally of four fatalities in overseas incidents is the lowest death toll of any modern American president. Nonetheless, Romney’s drumbeat about the Libya attack, focused on the timetable of administration disclosures about the nature of the assault, has had a greater impact on this presidential campaign than the abject bungling of far more catastrophic events that preceded it.

http://www.thenation.com/article/170742/romne... #

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#792620 Nov 3, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>His plan is to sign and have Congress ratify the United Nations Small Arms Treaty, thus bypassing the 2nd amendment. On the surface, this treaty sounds like it is supposed to prevent rogue nations from obtaining weapons, but the "fine print" prohibits any citizen of any participating nation from owning or possessing any firearms.
And apparently you believe gun owners in the USA are such meek sheep we'll just happily hand them over to the local constabulary?
There will be blood coursing in torrents down the streets the first day, you'll have to wade through it to get to 7-11, and platoons of cops will be slaughtered indiscriminately. You think he doesn't know this? You think Congress doesn't know this?

Don't believe everything you read, chicken little. That email has been circulating for two years, and gun shows have since been doing a HUGE and thriving business. Our guns aren't going anywhere, and the military isn't about to turn on citizens. Mass desertion will become the order of the day.
He and Congress know that too.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#792621 Nov 3, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Sandy? I'm surprised you even know about that.
Fox News Focuses On Benghazi Attack While Largely Ignoring Hurricane Sandy
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/fox-...
Though the fail rate on the Benhgazi 'attacks' has necessitated a swing to that natural disaster that occurred on the east coast, whatever it was.
"sonic"
You are lying. Fox News has and still is running extensive coverage of the disaster.
Be honest or are lies all you have?
Peace
KMA
redwhiteblue01

Grand Rapids, MI

#792622 Nov 3, 2012
The baffling moment reinforced the idea that Romney-who has a net worth of 250 million dollars is an out of touch fat cat.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#792623 Nov 3, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
They're losing it!! How's Grayson doing?
Haven't heard but his opponent only raised a few grand and isn't getting any $upport from the national party. Grayson should be a shoe in.
Snort Oyster

AOL

#792624 Nov 3, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"fuckedup"
When democrats lose they whine and cry. Expect a lot of crying and whining this election cycle.
Peace
KMA
LOL, when Sarah Palin is trotted out as a right wing spokesperson, Repubs SHOULD cry. Go to bed.
cway

United States

#792625 Nov 3, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
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I'm so fuckedup
When Republicans lose they whine and cry. Expect a lot of crying and whining this election cycle.
That's all you've done for the last four years. Prepare for four more.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#792626 Nov 3, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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.
http://wvgazette.com/Opinion/Editorials/20121...
The trail of corruption is none other than the same path that the conservative, racist, hood-wearing knuckle-dragging Dixiecrat faction of the southern Democrat Party of yesteryear has followed to hijack that which survives as the Republican Party of today. Anti-intellectual, anti-scientific, xenophobic and angry, they are easily manipulated by corporate propaganda to be its pawns to do its bidding even though its interests are diametrically opposed to their own. They think concretely in black and white terms and believe every issue has only two sides — their own and the wrong side. They believe that the end always justifies the means, so that any strategy that works is considered acceptable. Stealing elections does not matter — all that matters is winning elections.

This pattern is self-perpetuating. These pawns are manipulated to engage in behavior that works against their own interests, which insures they remain angry. Their masters fuel that anger by urging them to rebel against anything and everything that stands in the way of the masters’ success, using any means that will work.

Currently, the pawns have been convinced that Romney has “momentum” that will insure his victory and that when that happens everything they hate will be done away with on “day one.” Of course, wealth will soon fall from above, the realm of their wealthy corporate masters.

Some will be stationed at polling places as “monitors,” and their presence will be intended to intimidate and disrupt the election process by challenging eligibility of voters who “look like” they may be ineligible. It could be skin color, or perhaps that Obama/Biden bumper sticker on their car parked outside.

When they discover that something went awry with the momentum myth, they will be capable of concluding only that President Obama somehow fixed the election. And, yes, they’ll be very angry.

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#792627 Nov 3, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"fuckedup"
When democrats lose they whine and cry. Expect a lot of crying and whining this election cycle.
Peace
KMA
LOL! Nobody whines and cries like Limbaugh! It was nothing but crying and whining from 92 thru 2000 while the economy was good, then flag waving and chest thumping while we invaded Iraq, then whining and crying about birth certificates and college records. Republicans are poor losers, but even worse winners.
cway

United States

#792628 Nov 3, 2012
Like a drowning man at sea, the Republicans are desperately grasping for any tidbit of propaganda they hurl against Obama in the hope it will keep them afloat another five minutes.
illinois

United States

#792629 Nov 3, 2012
Obama is going to win.
Jack Daniels

Woodleaf, NC

#792630 Nov 3, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Romney Campaign, Media Collude in Unprecedented Politicization of Benghazi Attack
Five of the seven deadliest terrorist attacks on Americans overseas, claiming from five to 283 lives between 1983 and 2004, occurred in the lead-up to or during presidential campaigns. A sixth, the bombing of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, happened in the middle of a tense 1998 congressional campaign, and as the House girded itself for the coming impeachment battle.
Yet the handling of these attacks by Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush never became the kind of partisan fodder that the loss of four American lives at Benghazi has become, pushed by the Romney/Ryan ticket and unprecedented critical coverage, both of which are politicizing every nuance of the Obama administration’s response.
In contrast with Mitt Romney’s relentless Libya critique, Clinton in 1992, Clinton opponent Bob Dole in 1996, Bush II and Newt Gingrich in 1998, Bush II again in 2000 and Bush II opponent John Kerry in 2004 did not exploit these incidents, while Walter Mondale’s attempt to do so in 1984 got little media support. As forcefully as Romney is attempting to depict the attack as a consequence of Obama’s perceived Middle East “weakness,” over 90 percent of the 538 Americans who died in these seven earlier incidents did so while a Republican was in the White House, and Obama’s tally of four fatalities in overseas incidents is the lowest death toll of any modern American president. Nonetheless, Romney’s drumbeat about the Libya attack, focused on the timetable of administration disclosures about the nature of the assault, has had a greater impact on this presidential campaign than the abject bungling of far more catastrophic events that preceded it.
http://www.thenation.com/article/170742/romne... #
In all the cases you cited, none of those Involved the Murder of a Government Official while the President sat there and watched it happen and ALLOWED the terrorists to kill them.

You damn right we're "exploiting" this...we're gonna make damn sure the Murdring bastard does NOT get away scott free on this one, and it matters not if our Government takes action or WE do, either way the bastard is gonna pay the price for it! People can attempt to spin it any way they like, but the fact remains we do NOT conspire with terrorists and those that do get the same thing the Muj filth does that actually carried out. Conspiracy to commit is no different than if the bastard poured the diesel fuel himself and set it on fire. It the very SAME THING!
fred

Milford, CT

#792631 Nov 3, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Where's the tax returns?
Union Members Arrested Stealing Romney-Ryan Signs http://goo.gl/ppo2E #women #woman #boston @cbs @cbsnews #pbs
Snort Oyster

AOL

#792632 Nov 3, 2012
ChromiuMan wrote:
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LOL! Nobody whines and cries like Limbaugh! It was nothing but crying and whining from 92 thru 2000 while the economy was good, then flag waving and chest thumping while we invaded Iraq, then whining and crying about birth certificates and college records. Republicans are poor losers, but even worse winners.
Indeed they are. The fact that Repubs hang on every word of Rush Limbaughs bloated drug addled divisive nonsense speaks volumes.
Mr Retardican

United States

#792634 Nov 3, 2012
Whahhhh

Obama launched a war by lies...

Obama killed the Libyan ambassador...

Obama conjured up Hurricane Sandy...

Obama picks his nose...

Obama caused the Bush Recession...

Obama stole the 2000 electoral vote in Florida...

WHAHHHH. I want my pacifier and my milk bottle.

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