Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1236832 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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“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#796463 Nov 6, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The head of Carol's "local" NBP is a cat named Mikhail Muhammed who lives in Jacksonville, his group consists of a few other guys from the S.E. US. Mikhail is a mild mannered father, ordained minister and military veteran who admits to using radical speech to make his point(s). I'm not even sure if he's got a rap sheet__if so it's for bs protesting related stuff.
Carol is a died in the wool racist, has been most__if not all her life.
Aren't there like nine members nationwide of the (New) Black Panther Party? I seem to remember that from four years ago when Faux went on red alert.

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Lord Fetch

Calumet City, IL

#796464 Nov 6, 2012
flack wrote:
Romney up 92,000 votes in Ohio.
HA HA HA HA:

The Cincinnati Enquirer earlier today posted fake data on its website showing Mitt Romney with a 92,000-vote lead in a supposed early vote count in Ohio. Editors later posted an apology, explaining that the election-results chart was created as a template and was inadvertently posted early.

http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/blog-4141-...

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Tournefort

Richmond, IN

#796465 Nov 6, 2012
"A CBS News Obama-Libya scandal? Certainly."

"Oct. 17. That’s the date on which President Obama’s position on the Benghazi, Libya, attack peaked as a national issue. The night before, in a town hall debate moderated by CNN’s Candy Crowley, the president made a spectacle of noting that on the day after the Benghazi tragedy, he stood in the Rose Garden and called it an “act of terror.” His opponent, Mitt Romney, seemed convinced otherwise, prompting a controversial fact-check by Crowley. The fuss over all of this prompted politically involved Americans to debate just how Obama had categorized the tragedy.

Cue the “60 Minutes” video. Or not.

In a passionate post today, Bret Baier of Fox News hammers CBS News for waiting till Nov. 4 to post a bit of video quite relevant to all of this. In it, Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” asks the president about Benghazi. The question was posed on Sept. 12, the same day of the Rose Garden address:

KROFT: Mr. President, this morning you went out of your way to avoid the use of the word terrorism in connection with the Libya Attack, do you believe that this was a terrorist attack?

OBAMA: Well it’s too early to know exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans. And we are going to be working with the Libyan government to make sure that we bring these folks to justice, one way or the other.

The president’s response packs it all: 1) Avoidance of the question; 2) refusal to use the term “terrorism”; 3) reliance on talking points about bringing people to justice. In other words, big news.

Had this clip embedded itself in the news cycle after the town-hall debate, the following would have happened:

1) CBS News would have reaped millions of page views;

2) Mitt Romney’s slip-up in the town-hall debate over this issue would no longer look like as a slip-up; it’d look like a quest for accountability;

3) Team Obama would have had to spend days responding to questions about the discrepancy between what he said in the town-hall debate and what he’d told Kroft; and

4) After that town-hall debate, Romney pretty much dropped Libya as a talking point. In a strategic move much observed by pundits, he declined to pound away on the topic in the final presidential debate, which centered on foreign policy. Had CBS News released what it had on hand, perhaps Romney would have had charged ahead with a Libya message.

Now the clip is way past its sell-by date. It’ll cause a ruckus among media critics and Libya geeks, and that’s about it. As insulting as CBS News’s timing is its position on the matter. It has issued a short statement that skirts the issue in the hope of changing the subject, perfect symmetry for Benghazi:“We’re proud of our Benghazi coverage, which from Libya to Washington has been the most comprehensive original reporting of any network.”

Left unaddressed is how this possibly could have happened. An honest mistake? A producer who missed the second debate? Whatever the cause, the episode grinds to the detriment of Kroft, who had the prescience to ask the president the question that would preoccupy Washington for weeks. Perhaps it was he who agitated to release this clip.

Critics will elevate CBS News’s selective video publishing to a prime exhibit in their brief that the mainstream media is protecting Obama. Barring a better explanation from CBS News, that’s a hard case to contradict. The only note of mitigation for the network is that it didn’t wait till after the election to publish the video or suppress it altogether."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemp...

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“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

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#796466 Nov 6, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Well, I don't know anyone who wants the government to control their bodies. I do not know one woman who would think it's okay to have to beg and grovel and prove she was raped to get an abortion.
I do not know one woman who would welcome being raped by the state via a vaginal probe. I do not know one woman who would think that a rapists baby is a gift from god.
Nor would any of these women want any other woman to go through this, or their daughters, or their granddaughters. We are the women of the 70's, we're not going back. Hell no.
And furthermore, men and women like sex, they want to have sex, they don't want to feel like a criminal if they have sex and make a mistake. This will affect men and women.
You evangelicals are motivated by mob rule, imposing your religious opinions onto others. Why can't you mind your own business and live and let live? You don't want an abortion? Don't have one then. Who cares? It's your choice if you want your daughter to have the rapists baby.
Forcing women to bear children they do not want or cannot afford, greatly affects their earning capabilities and the economy.
Remember, there are 500,000 kids in fostercare.
I know a couple of women who ABSOLUTELY DO want abortion criminalized, and all involved parties prosecuted for murder. Both are infertile.

I also know a woman who has had two abortions, and who marches in Catholic pro-life rallies as a hobby.

I agree with everything you've posted here otherwise, although women may go back, but it won't be quietly.

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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#796467 Nov 6, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
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Do you suppose the government is checking the calorie content of the food before they deliver it to the starving people? Could explain the delay.
Mayor BloomingIdiot is probably stopping everything and searching for Big Gulps.
... he's really a goddam idiot.

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fred

Milford, CT

#796468 Nov 6, 2012
ChromiuMan wrote:
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Sure, deregulate everything, remove all benefits and over-fund the only parts of government you feel we need - the police and military. Now there's a recipe for success.
Yes increase defense spending, repeal ObamaCare, reform the entitlement programs, repeal Dodd-Frank, rolllback EPA C02 regs and drill baby drill will set off a economic boom. Oh and deport every single illegal alien.

fred is glad you're waking up.

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“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#796469 Nov 6, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>HA HA HA HA:
The Cincinnati Enquirer earlier today posted fake data on its website showing Mitt Romney with a 92,000-vote lead in a supposed early vote count in Ohio. Editors later posted an apology, explaining that the election-results chart was created as a template and was inadvertently posted early.
http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/blog-4141-...
Poor flack...the boy just can't get right...

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“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#796470 Nov 6, 2012
" http://conservativebyte.com/2012/10/obama-reg... ;

Of course he did. The U.N. is evil just like him.

"Birds of a feather flock together.", as my gammy is fond of saying.

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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#796471 Nov 6, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Are you kidding? He tried to peer into her open purse with the drivers' license to see it there might also be an ebt or a WIC card.(I must also wonder about the "wife" he's claiming to call. Wouldn't she have a different address now and go to a different precinct? I'm smelling voter fraud, Homer.)
Yeah, it's sickening. They really would be happy if no Democrats or anyone not voting for their candidate couldn't vote or was turned away. It's the mindset. Awful.

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Poll Tracker

Costa Mesa, CA

#796472 Nov 6, 2012
Pres Romney is leading in 50 of the 57 states.

Since: Nov 09

Beaver Island, MI

#796473 Nov 6, 2012
Homer wrote:
Has Fox News declared Romney the winner yet?
If, God forbid, Romney wins, FOX won't even mention his name. Everyone on the right will immediately distance themselves from Mitt and only announce that Obama lost.

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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#796474 Nov 6, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Being a stand up citizen you told her to ask to file a provisional ballot, ask for the name of the person who turned her away, and told her to call 866-MYVOTE1? Right?
You mean the Democrats haven't gotten that information to every Democrat yet? What's it been? Twelve goddam years since you idiots first started crying about this?
Give Romney 12 years to solve a problem like informing the public and the public will be informed. Obviously, this simple task is beyond the capabilities of the Democrats.
But, she was probably well informed about Obama's messiahness. They sure get that message out to everyone.

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fred

Milford, CT

#796475 Nov 6, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Aren't there like nine members nationwide of the (New) Black Panther Party? I seem to remember that from four years ago when Faux went on red alert.
President Reagan reassembles the Reagan coalition. Regan democrats come home

Hidden in CNN Poll: 5% of Democrats Plan to Vote for Romney (Yup, That D+11 CNN Poll Alert)

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“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#796476 Nov 6, 2012
Oh and the youth vote-O'bama has lost the youth vote. So says liberal Politico. So again I ask, Where has O'bama picked up a vote?

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“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#796477 Nov 6, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
ABBYNORMALL -
Apology offered. My hasty posting lead to a misunderstanding and an erroneous attack against you. Lesson learned on this end; race is not part of the issue in this election for me.
Peace.
I understand. Been there, done that. Thanks.:)

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Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#796478 Nov 6, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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The Democrats know that if they don't get out the vote in huge numbers then the Republicans will try to pull a fast one. It has happened twice, and look who we ended up with; Bush for two terms.
And, we the people say Hell No!!
It could be worse, though...we could end up with the incompetent Obama for a second term of failure.

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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#796479 Nov 6, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>HA HA HA HA:
The Cincinnati Enquirer earlier today posted fake data on its website showing Mitt Romney with a 92,000-vote lead in a supposed early vote count in Ohio. Editors later posted an apology, explaining that the election-results chart was created as a template and was inadvertently posted early.
http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/blog-4141-...
FLAAACCKK!!!

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Since: Feb 12

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#796480 Nov 6, 2012
Lest we forget, on Election Day.....

Philip Greene
“Unapologetic True Journalist”

Since: Dec 09

Forty years ago, Richard M. Nixon looked around and did not like what he saw and decided it was up to him to change it. He decided that he was the only person who had the answers to the problems the country faced. He decided that only he could save the nation.

From there, it was one minute step to deciding that anyone who was not with him must be against him; anyone who did not actively support his programs or, worse yet, who opposed them, must be an enemy of the state and therefore his enemy. Messiahs normally do not see the possibility that they just might be occasionally wrong.

That self-assurance and arrogance of purpose finally led to Nixon’s downfall by his own hands. A nation breathed a sigh of relief that we had dodged despotism and the first steps toward tyranny.

But it seems that the Republican Party, in its desire to embrace what it sees as “traditional values” has revived the Nixon Legacy and is heading down the exact same course.

Since January, the GOP has taken very public and very aggressive moves to pursue and threaten their opponents. Just like Nixon – whether it is actually written, as his was, or whether it exists only in thought, the Republicans have an enemies hit list and they are going to go after anyone who has dared side against them; even those who have simply failed to support them in their righteous cause.

The list has few surprises since most of the names on it have long been a target of the GOP – Public Broadcasting, Labor Unions, and Civil Rights activist groups. One surprise is the AARP, the latest enemy to be identified and singled out for retribution – and make no mistake about it, that is exactly what all this is about.

The Republican dominated House Ways and Means Committee is seeking to strip AARP of its non-profit status. They openly admit – in a change from their other hit list campaigns – that this is specifically because the organization supported the Republican-hated Obamacare. In other words, they want to eliminate the organization, as they seek to do with unions and the independent voice of public broadcasting, simply because they dared to oppose the Righteous Right.

No longer are they hiding behind budget balancing or security reasons; now they are coming straight out and saying they want to cripple these targets merely because they are opponents. Now it’s simply a matter of,“If you don’t fall in line and get in step, we are going to come after you with whatever weapon we can pick up.”

And that is called political terrorism. Not to mention a full frontal assault on Freedom.

There are no other words for it. They are now openly pursing a course of single party rule; any opposition must be completely and totally crushed so that nothing stands in their way. It explains completely why they have refused to compromise, to debate and why they have refused to even acknowledge the need for meeting in the middle to serve as many people as possible. Their purpose is no longer to serve the interests of the people, but to serve the interests of the party.

Or perhaps that should be “The Party.”

We as a nation can sneer, wave dismissively, deny that it could happen here (forgetting conveniently that it nearly did during the McCarthy years) and ignore the fact that this nation is currently being shoved down the path to Soviet-style single party rule; yes, we can continue doing that right up till the time we look around and see that everything that we have worked for and stood for as a people and a nation is gone. No one wants to believe that a place like America could ever be so vulnerable, so susceptible to the failures of other nations.

But we are – the more so because of our denial. And if we continue to deny, even the possibility that it may be happening, we certainly create the viral breeding grounds where the disease of intolerance will mature into despotism.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#796481 Nov 6, 2012
dr feel good wrote:
Linda McMahon is doing her damnedest to turn this election into a WWE, staged match, with all the dirty tricks she's got in her bag. Like this:
There's this, too.
The U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Linda McMahon outfitted its urban poll standers today in purple T-shirts styled after those worn by SEIU, the liberal union that is backing Democrat Chris Murphy.
"It clearly is a rip off of our shirts," said Paul Filson, the political director of SEIU, which represents many minority health care workers. "It definitely is confusing."
The shirts are part of an effort by McMahon to blunt the urban vote Murphy needs in Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven, where her workers also have left literature urging a vote for Obama and McMahon.
If she can't buy her way into the Senate, she'll cheat her way into the Senate. And she's trying convince voters she's not a Republican? Good luck with that.
A libtard like you should love her then. All she needs to do now is get exposed in corruption and she will be a shoe-in to gain Democrat support for a Democrat office.

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Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#796482 Nov 6, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Romney is a liar. Do you think that the American women are going to vote for a fast talking liar? "Of course I won't sign bills to overturn Roe v Wade, of course I believe in a womans right to choose; of course I don't believe a woman should have an abortion unless she is raped; I just chose a VP candidate who proposed Personhood, thereby outlawing contraception"
He has to be the biggest liar ever, and it doesn't matter to you rightwingers.
Obama is the biggest liar; it's the only thing he's good at. You... a close second.

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