Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1432131 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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Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#793271 Nov 4, 2012
flack wrote:
Two points of interest to share.
Bil Clinton was at my oldest daughters high school today. Indian River High School.
Youngest daughters last softball game this morning. Got an unexpected flt over. The F/A-18s from the Enterprise flew in from the ship. They came in over the field in formation as the girls took the field. It was so cool!
A sad note. The BIG E is scheduled to be decommissioned by December 1st. This was it's last deployment.
Did Clinton hit on your daughter?
carol

Oviedo, FL

#793272 Nov 4, 2012
worker wrote:
<quoted text>
When the Republican party left the country is such bad shape, this is what it takes to fix when Republicans make it that bad. I suggest you read about the great Depression and see how long it took to fix the problem. If you just think about it you will surmise how hard it is to get a economy going again. It isn't tax breaks to the rich because they would take it to somewhere that has less risk. It took the government to do it. They care about the country where business care about the dollar. It really is easy to understand. You just need to open your mind.
Obama/Biden for the whole Country USA
The economy usually gets better when a Republican Congress is in control of spending and a Democrat president moves center.

It usually gets worse when a Democrat Congress is in control of spending and a Democrat president remains immoveably far left.

Things didn't get any better with a Democrat Congress and a Democrat president for two years. Neither has it gotten any better with a Democrat controlled Senate and a Democrat president the past two years - 2 out of 3 stacked against Republicans.

It's amazing you can't see that. The only hope we have is if Republicans win back the Senate and keep the House - when it's stacked 2 out of 3 against the president if Obama should win. That's what happened under Clinton.

The housing market crisis was something altogether different since both parties ignored the warnings.

A Democrat Congress was in control of spending before it happened, but it's easier to blame a Republican president who issued the warnings.

Good morning.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#793273 Nov 4, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Ha ha ha.
I knew a few like you.
You know what I mean.
Afraid you'd get drafted & go to Vietnam you hid out in the Navy.
You & Mitt have avoiding Vietnam in common. I;ll give you more credit since you served - better than hiding out in France.
I didn't want to go to Vietnam because I wasn't into drugs.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793274 Nov 4, 2012
fred wrote:
<quoted text>
The Kenyan says get revenge on whitey...
Obama Ignores Question About Storm Victims' Frustrations...
Sandy death toll at 109; 'There could be more'...
Explosions jolt Manhattan residents...
2.5 million still without power...
Temps dip into the 20s...
Con Edison Distributing Dry Ice...
FREE FUEL FOR EVERYONE!
2-mile line on Staten Island...
Gov't tells public to stay away from free gas until first responders fuel up...
CRAIGSLIST:$15 a gallon...
Restaurant, hotel prices skyrocket...
Residents arm up: Bats, machetes, shotguns...
'It's Like The Wild West'...
'Anarchy in Queens'...
ODD-EVEN: NJ counties enact Carter-style gas rationing...
REPORT: FEMA RUNS OUT OF WATER...
The Breitbart story that every right wing blog on the net evidently misread, says nothing about running out of water.

The leap of faith crowd fails again.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#793275 Nov 4, 2012
fred wrote:
<quoted text>
Doing a heckava job Kenyan
Residents arm up: Bats, machetes, shotguns...
'Anarchy in Queens'...
Yeah, too bad bayonets aren't available anymore.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#793276 Nov 4, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
you prove my point that the government is useless and that people need to provide for themselves....
tissues are for women.....
And liberal women want the taxpayers to supply those tissues.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793277 Nov 4, 2012
Man faces fallout for spreading false Sandy reports on Twitter

His tweets suggest he attended this year's Republican National Convention, and he's listed as a volunteer coordinator for Romney and other GOP candidates.

At least one elected official has asked that criminal charges be considered in the case.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/31/tech/social-med...
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#793278 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
There was no live video feed until some 2 hours after it started.
One person was listening to the audio feed.
Those are the facts as they have been presented.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57544719/...
Obama and his staff watched the entire event in the situation room live as it happened. He ordered American security forces to "stand down" because he didn't want to offend his "Muslim brothers" security forces, all the while making his plans to go to Vegas to party with Jay-z and Beyonce. He should be charged with criminal negligence.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#793279 Nov 4, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
why not bomb the crap out of Al Qaeda in Benghazi using carrier-based combat jets....
Or just vaporize the place. Our SSBN crews could use the practice.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#793280 Nov 4, 2012
Obamatosis wrote:
<quoted text>Countries run by blacks are for the most part highly successful. There's .... and ....
Well, let me get back to you on that, but feel free to chime n with some answers in the meantime.
Absolutely! Just look at all the prosperous countries in black Africa!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793281 Nov 4, 2012
O'Reilly Denies Fox's History Of Slandering Obama On Benghazi

On his Fox News show, Bill O'Reilly declared that no one "here" has ever called President Obama a murderer or liar over his handling of the attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. But several Fox figures have accused Obama of purposely allowing Americans to die in Benghazi, and just last week, O'Reilly himself questioned a fellow Fox News host about having labeled the president a liar on Libya.

O'Reilly addressed the issue on his Friday show when guest Geraldo Rivera told him that President Obama deserves an apology for the way he's been treated in the press following the Benghazi attack. Rivera stated, "The president of the United States has been absolutely slandered over this story. He's been called a murderer and a liar." O'Reilly then interjected: "OK. But not by anybody here, and not by rational people."

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/11/02/oreil...

"not by rational people"
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793282 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Obama and his staff watched the entire event in the situation room live as it happened. He ordered American security forces to "stand down" because he didn't want to offend his "Muslim brothers" security forces, all the while making his plans to go to Vegas to party with Jay-z and Beyonce. He should be charged with criminal negligence.
LMAO
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793283 Nov 4, 2012
Right-wing ‘Swift-boat’ smear fizzles

Obama should have been destroyed by now. That was the plan.

He was going to be “Swift-boated” in this election, just like John Kerry was in 2004.

It would be about Benghazi, where on Sept. 11 of this year, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. This would be the spear point that would fatally wound the Obama campaign.

It would be a classic smear: The Obama administration had delivered a “stand down” order to potential rescuers, and so four Americans had died.

Why would any agency or anybody in the administration do such a thing? It didn’t matter. Wingnuts can always find motives. There are still people who say Bill Clinton murdered Vince Foster. Whole books have been written about that one.

There are legitimate questions to be answered about what happened at Benghazi. There always are questions after such tragedies. Warnings were ignored by the George W. Bush administration before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, after all.

Were warnings ignored in Libya? Hindsight will probably find some.

And Stevens would hardly have ventured to Benghazi with inadequate protection if he thought there were legitimate warnings not to do so.

So a different narrative, a different point of attack, would have to be found for Benghazi.

On Oct. 26, Fox News reported that urgent requests for military backup during the attacks in Benghazi “was denied by officials in the CIA chain of command — who also told the CIA operators twice to ‘stand down’ rather than help the ambassador’s team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.”

The CIA and State Department denied it, but “stand down” would become the rallying cry for the far right.

It not only appeared everywhere on social media, but on Friday, as Obama was on his way to a rally at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard, Ohio, it “passed small groups of onlookers, including a slightly larger cluster holding signs related to Benghazi, such as:‘We won’t stand down ... Benghazi,’ and,‘What are you hiding?’” according to the White House press pool report.

But Benghazi has proven to be not dynamite, but a firecracker. The October surprise has not turned into a bombshell. Instead, it has bombed.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/16111...

David Ignatius, the highly respected columnist and associate editor of the Washington Post, who had been vigorous in demanding more information about Benghazi, wrote online Thursday,“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.”

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#793284 Nov 4, 2012
THIS IS WHY OBAMA WINS IN FLOIDA...

ST. PETERSBURG --
Today is the final day for early voting in Tuesday's general election, and long lines are forming across Florida.

Some sites are reporting a wait time of up to four hours in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, while locations in Hillsborough and Duval counties are reporting between 15 minutes to about an hour.

Despite record turnout in many parts of the state, Florida Gov. Rick Scott rejected calls to extend early voting through Sunday to help alleviate long lines at the polls.

That call was renewed Saturday by U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, a Democrat who is running for reelection against Rep. Connie Mack IV.

A news release from Nelson's campaign said the early voting process "has been plagued by long lines and a lack of adequate polling space that's resulting in an untold number of voters bring turned away or becoming too discouraged to vote."

“You should be doing everything in (your) power to make sure everybody has the chance to vote, and that their vote is counted,” Nelson said in a letter to Scott.“Instead, Gov. Scott, you are allowing people to be turned away and jeopardizing the credibility of Florida’s election.”

About 25 million people have already voted in 34 states and the District of Columbia, either by mail or in person. About three million voters have cast their ballots in Florida.

Those wishing to avoid potential long lines at the polls Tuesday have until 7 p.m. today to vote in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Polk, Pasco and Citrus counties. In Hernando County, voting sites close at 4:30 p.m.

Voters must bring identification and vote in the county in which they are registered. Those in line by 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Some Democrats and Democratic-leaning groups pushed for early voting to continue through Sunday, but Gov. Rick Scott said no. So voting sites will be closed on Sunday and Monday, and the polls will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#793285 Nov 4, 2012
3 days till the death of the tea party forever!!!!

You teabags are losers,your leader is an empty suite...

stop back in 2016 for your next whipping.....
carol

Oviedo, FL

#793286 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Obama and his staff watched the entire event in the situation room live as it happened. He ordered American security forces to "stand down" because he didn't want to offend his "Muslim brothers" security forces, all the while making his plans to go to Vegas to party with Jay-z and Beyonce. He should be charged with criminal negligence.
He tried to convince us that terrorists were on the run.

Probably wouldn't look good if he had to admit a terror attack on the anniversary of 9/11 when everything was hunky-dory in Libya.

Best to cover it up until after the election.
carol

Oviedo, FL

#793287 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, too bad bayonets aren't available anymore.
Obama can't win. He just can't.

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#793288 Nov 4, 2012
LOOKS LIKE THE HOUSE WILL GO DEMOCRAT OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOBYBY BONER
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793289 Nov 4, 2012
It's slipped through the cracks, but Rupert Murdoch just told the world what the world has already long known.

Today, Mr. Murdoch sent out a tweet about Chris Christie's praise of President Obama's efforts during the recent hurricane crisis. Yes, okay, the tweet itself did get attention.

Fair enough. Everyone has figured pretty easily that the Romney campaign and Republicans in general are sort of pissed off at Gov. Christie [R-NJ] for being honest in praising someone for doing a good job at a time of crisis.

But look closer at what Mr. Murdoch wrote. That part at the end. Take a look at it:

"Christie, while thanking O, must re-declare for Romney, or take blame for next four dire years."

Yes, okay, again, I know, its what you expect him to say. So, big deal. Except... no, it's not what you expect him to say. Because he's never before said it.

Keep in mind that Rupert Murdoch is the owner of Fox News. And yes, while not everyone considers Fox News to be an actual news organization, Fox News itself likes to contend publicly and vociferously that it is. That it's "Fair and Balanced." That it merely reports the facts and lets you decide.

Real journalists. Fair. Balanced. Unbiased. Impartial.

But now, the guy who heads all that just told you, publicly, that he believes anyone who helps the Democrat has to take the "blame for next four dire years."

Now, no matter how much you may or may not agree with that assessment of the next four years -- do you think that statement is unbiased? Presuming you're unbiased enough to be fair and balanced about it, of course.

Consider for a moment if the owner of CBS, NBC or ABC wrote something similar about Mitt Romney. That they said if some Democrats was helping the Republican nominee, "Must re-declare for Obama, or take blame for next four dire years."

There would be howls so loud you could hear them in the Cayman Islands.

And you know, they'd be right.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-j-elisbe...

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#793290 Nov 4, 2012
THE SENATE WILL STAY THE SAME

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