Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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 ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Hampton Roads Daily Press.

carol

Orlando, FL

#797603 Nov 7, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's win wasn't about Obama. Obama's win was about FOXbots.
When was the last time a POTUS was reelected with unemployment as high as it is?
It's not about Obama. Deal with it. It's time to step out of the FOX bubble. It would seem to me that you now have no choice. The election is over, the FOX lies have no bearing on anything anymore, so let's leave the childish behavior behind and see if we can't come to a consensus on the best way forward.
He was reelected because too many people have lost their moral compass, their bearings and their minds.

You helped reelect a president who has no reservations about killing a baby coming out of the birth canal with a pair of scissors stuck in the back of its neck.

Maybe you should think about that for a while.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#797604 Nov 7, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
<quoted text>
If the ri would create jobs HERE and bring back the jobs from commie china and thug india and cartel mexico we wouldnt be takers...BUT TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE CNAT LIVE IN TEH STREETS WHEN FACTORIES AND STORES AND BUSINESSES CLOSE UP TO MVOE OT SLAVE WAGE NATIONS BECAUSE OF GREED.
America showed you last night..WE KNOW THE RICH ARE TO BLAME.....CREATE JOBS..........
Jobs are sent overseas because foreigners have proven to be better, more efficient workers and by sending the jobs overseas, companies don't have to deal with the corrupt labor unions.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#797606 Nov 7, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text> There was obviously wide spread voter fraud, but who in the Obama Administration is going to investigate it? Nobody, that's who.
There was wide spread GOP voter fraud in 2004, but who in the Bush admin was going to investigate?

See how that works?

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#797607 Nov 7, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text> There was obviously wide spread voter fraud, but who in the Obama Administration is going to investigate it? Nobody, that's who.
The FBI is on it. Thanks for noticing.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/fbi-...
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#797608 Nov 7, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Just as they did with McCain, the wingnuts will now claim that they never really supported Romney, anyway!!
I'm lovin' it!!
I never really cared for McCain but I supported Sarah Palin, the finest stateswoman this nation ever produced!
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#797609 Nov 7, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Where Did the Tea Party Go?
For two years, conservatives have been pointing to 2010 as the model to follow in every subsequent election. They overlooked one basic fact:
In 2010, voters over 60 accounted for 34% of the electorate.
In 2012, voters over 65 (I don't know why they changed the age breakouts, but they did) accounted for 15% of the electorate.
The rest, as they say, was as easy as falling downstairs.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11...
YOu see some of the LSM media "pollage" last night--

They can think of more ways to micropoll any and everything lol.

Let's see, I turk a poll yestaday--7 outer 9 people I purled voted fer romney. Five were womens, tree was worms, one no votey, age in wisdom why bother, the electoral process is flawed anyway. Two was ovuh duh age a fitty five. Tree was unduh the age of turty. Duh rest were buhtweenz tirty-one an fitty five. One were Buddist. One were Katherlic. One were evangelical and bless it's heart-still thinks straight ticket is it lol. Duh rest, just Mericans with SOME faith and hope for BETTER days ahead. So let's see, whats dem pollage percentages again?

lol.

No' mo' phat crayon Hot Air nuffin but ca mplaigning IGMORANCe fer Tree more years at least! YEEHAW!

America needs campaign reform!!

NO campaigning for 60 days prior to election day!

SAVE AMERICA BILLIONS of dolluhs in WASTE and Billions of minutes in time wasted!!

The TEA PARTY!
Because We ARE AMERICA!
carol

Orlando, FL

#797610 Nov 7, 2012
[QUOTE who="Fox News. "]<quoted text>
Awww!
If all the rich people leave, who's balls will you tongue?[/QUOTE]

You should probably be asking yourself that question. You will need every penny you can find anywhere you can find it. Because if that happens, you will be the next one in line being taxed to kingdom come.

Somebody's gotta pay for 30 million more people's medical care.

Maybe you should carry a sign - "Will lick for food."
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#797611 Nov 7, 2012
The Romney "Landslide" That Wasn't

Every election cycle brings with it a host of pundits who get the results wrong; who misread the campaign and perhaps view events through hopeful, partisan eyes. And there's nothing unusual or especially egregious about that. What was different this time was the spectacle of a whole slate of Obama-hating conservatives who claimed that despite very clear polling evidence to the contrary, that Mitt Romney would win the election in a "landslide." Not only would the Republican defeat Obama, but he'd also do it sweeping, historic fashion.

It was fascinating to watch because these claims were supported by nothing but blind faith, as well as the far-right's signature hatred of the president and a conspiratorial view of the media. And this was the fantastic, implausible scenario conservatives fed their grateful readers, viewers and listeners right up until last night.

Indeed, it was that blinding contempt for President Obama that led so many pundits astray in the final weeks of the campaign. Unable to even comprehend how Obama would win re-election, not after he'd been denounced as a socialist, Marxist, and racist who sympathized with terrorists who was "the second coming of Jimmy Cater," his fervent media critics relied on their gut.(Truthiness?) And their gut told them this election was a no-brainer.

The Romney Landslide nicely captured the flight of fancy -the collective allergic reaction to reality-- that has defined the conservative media since the day Obama was inaugurated. Faced with the prospect of a second term by a president they had endlessly condemned as an enemy of the state (and much, much worse), the right-wing media embraced pure campaign denial and announced that Doomsday awaited Obama on November 6:....

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/11/07/the-r...

I think we can let Mitt's lies go on by, but we need to remind the FOXbots everyday for the next 4 that FOX lies had no effect upon the election.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#797612 Nov 7, 2012
Where's Fred? Jane Says? DBWriter? Gunner? Eman? Peppy? Florida? Flack?

Come out come out where ever you are.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#797613 Nov 7, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
I give you credit for being brave enough to show up after you loss. Many of your fellow wingnuts proved how cowardly they are.
You really need to stop beating a dead horse.
Obama won. There's nothing you can do about it.
You were wrong.
Deal with it!!
All is not lost yet. We still have the impeachment proceedings to look forward to.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#797614 Nov 7, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
He was reelected because too many people have lost their moral compass, their bearings and their minds.
You helped reelect a president who has no reservations about killing a baby coming out of the birth canal with a pair of scissors stuck in the back of its neck.
Maybe you should think about that for a while.
Stop it. You make no sense, just call your self the lorac already and get over it.
FIRE THE GOP

Lillington, NC

#797615 Nov 7, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
The death toll from Obama's Katrina has climbed to 111. WHERE THE HELL IS OBAMA?!?! Has his FEMA bureaucracy done anything yet?
Thanks for showing up. Your crew of haters?

No shows.

Join the majority: Democrats.

ACA!

now that is pro life!

Voters in Cal VOTED TO RAISE THEIR OWN TAXES TO FIX THE STATES PROBLEMS.

take a cue from that.

Republicans need to wake up.

Come over and make a real deal to fix the country.

I read your stuff on here! You hate the poor? They don't like it. But we are not India. Beggars in the street are not the norm.

We help our poorest live a little.

Insurance? Affordable by law.

Taxes a little higher on rich incomes. Ok.

They had ten years of cuts so far: country owes trillions.

We tried that! It was a lie: no trickle down.

SO WE FIXED IT! VOTERS SAID FIX IT! DEMOCRATS WIN.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#797616 Nov 7, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Fox News political analyst Dick Morris, who repeatedly predicted a "landslide" victory for Mitt Romney, is officially "through" according to the standard set by Bill O'Reilly earlier this year.
During a May appearance on The O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly told Morris that he was "so far out on the limb" for a Romney win, that if Obama was re-elected, Morris would be"through" and would be "selling refrigerators in Topeka."
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/11/07/its-o...
Unfortunately this is the problem for the conservative movement, they only talk and listen to themselves. So as a result never get to see success for the other side of the argument. Fox news is a lot to blame for that, trying to point out that main stream news outlets are all Liberal bias when in fact all they are doing is reporting the news. Sure they have commentators with liberal opinions but the news is not filtered in the way Fox does it. Fox runs on a story based on an opinion, whether it is climate change or a hard facts news story. They try to present it filtered through their ideology ignoring science, ignoring facts. This is where the Dick Morris's & the Karl Rove's of this world look like clowns. The Baggers pretty much have destroyed the Republican party and for them to rebuild need to shift to the middle a lot more. If Mitt was allowed to run as Mitt the moderate, they would have done a lot better.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#797617 Nov 7, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>you blew it already...so to speak
I'm generous like that.

Besides, I actually prefer to WORK, HELP and EARN my keep-thank you.

Because THAT is what BUILt this nation!

Like muh flag reference? Glad to hear it's message spreading LOL.

TEA? Ah have some lazy, ready made, green kind even lol.

Cheers!
Have a good one!!

The TEA PARTY <3's America and the people of!!

GOD BLESS US All!!
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#797618 Nov 7, 2012
Homer wrote:
Where's Fred? Jane Says? DBWriter? Gunner? Eman? Peppy? Florida? Flack?
Come out come out where ever you are.
They stayed up all night watching all the poopoo?

Not me--forget that chit lol.

Cheers for now Homer!
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#797619 Nov 7, 2012
Cry baby cry lmao wrote:
You can whine, cry, talk shi, name call and guess what??? OBAMA IS STILL IN OFFICE!!!!!! There is nothing you can do about it :) haha
When women, gays,blacks,Latinos and college students stick together we win and you racist don't stand a chance DEAL WITH IT B@&ches lmao
You left out ghetto-rats.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#797620 Nov 7, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you know that it will be illegal, a federal crime, to sell baked goods, to rise fund money, in schools, because of sugar and salt contents?
And that is just the beginning!
Yep, and if Obama gets his way, possession of a firearm will be a Federal crime too.
I just dont really know

UK

#797621 Nov 7, 2012
Never mind Rombots, you never really believed he could win did you?

His only target group were the AWV - Angry White Vote!

Just like most of the people on here lol!!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#797622 Nov 7, 2012
" The night we waved goodbye to America... our last best hope on Earth"
CunningLinguist

Kissimmee, FL

#797623 Nov 7, 2012
Homer wrote:
Where's Fred? Jane Says? DBWriter? Gunner? Eman? Peppy? Florida? Flack?
Come out come out where ever you are.
They remain in 'SHOCK' while we understand their '<gag> loss'!
What did you expect? congrats? LOL

The 8 candidates were laughable, so the outcome... very predictable.

The GOP counted on 'stupid'.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chicago Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Ask Amy 4-25-15 5 min Kuuipo 2
News BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting... (Jan '09) 24 min FastandFurious 187,289
{keep A word drop A word} (Oct '11) 27 min Whiny1 5,902
Word (Dec '08) 3 hr Wolverine33 5,201
Dear Abby 4-25-15 3 hr PEllen 1
News Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas decl... (Jan '09) 4 hr TRD 69,677
Bill Clinton's Wife. 5 hr No GOP 4
More from around the web

Chicago People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]