Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1278930 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

#798136 Nov 7, 2012
Conservatives were at a disadvantage because Romney supporters like Jennifer Rubin and Hugh Hewitt saw it as their duty to spin constantly for their favored candidate rather than being frank about his strengths and weaknesses. What conservative Washington Post readers got, when they traded in Dave Weigel for Rubin, was a lot more hackery and a lot less informed about the presidential election.

Conservatives were at an information disadvantage because so many right-leaning outlets wasted time on stories the rest of America dismissed as nonsense. WorldNetDaily brought you birtherism. Forbes brought you Kenyan anti-colonialism. National Review obsessed about an imaginary rejection of American exceptionalism, misrepresenting an Obama quote in the process, and Andy McCarthy was interviewed widely about his theory that Obama, aka the Drone Warrior in Chief, allied himself with our Islamist enemies in a "Grand Jihad" against America. Seriously?

Conservatives were at a disadvantage because their information elites pandered in the most cynical, self-defeating ways, treating would-be candidates like Sarah Palin and Herman Cain as if they were plausible presidents rather than national jokes who'd lose worse than George McGovern.

How many months were wasted on them?

How many hours of Glenn Beck conspiracy theories did Fox News broadcast to its viewers? How many hours of transparently mindless Sean Hannity content is still broadcast daily? Why don't Americans trust Republicans on foreign policy as they once did? In part because conservatism hasn't grappled with the foreign-policy failures of George W. Bush. A conspiracy of silence surrounds the subject. Romney could neither run on the man's record nor repudiate it. The most damaging Romney gaffe of the campaign, where he talked about how the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income taxes are a lost cause for Republicans? Either he was unaware that many of those people are Republican voters, or was pandering to GOP donors who are misinformed. Either way, bad information within the conservative movement was to blame.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#798137 Nov 7, 2012
In conservative fantasy-land, Richard Nixon was a champion of ideological conservatism, tax cuts are the only way to raise revenue, adding neoconservatives to a foreign-policy team reassures American voters, Benghazi was a winning campaign issue, Clint Eastwood's convention speech was a brilliant triumph, and Obama's America is a place where black kids can beat up white kids with impunity. Most conservative pundits know better than this nonsense -- not that they speak up against it. They see criticizing their own side as a sign of disloyalty. I see a coalition that has lost all perspective, partly because there's no cost to broadcasting or publishing inane bullshit. In fact, it's often very profitable. A lot of cynical people have gotten rich broadcasting and publishing red meat for movement conservative consumption.

On the biggest political story of the year, the conservative media just got its ass handed to it by the mainstream media. And movement conservatives, who believe the MSM is more biased and less rigorous than their alternatives, have no way to explain how their trusted outlets got it wrong, while the New York Times got it right. Hint: The Times hired the most rigorous forecaster it could find.

It ought to be an eye-opening moment.

But I expect that it'll be quickly forgotten, that none of the conservatives who touted a polling conspiracy will be discredited, and that the right will continue to operate at an information disadvantage. After all, it's not like they'll trust the analysis of a non-conservative like me more than the numerous fellow conservatives who constantly tell them things that turn out not to be true.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
Biden

Chicago, IL

#798138 Nov 7, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
The only one that Obama care about is Obama.
total BS if that was the case he would not be president again! That's actually a true statement about MITT he only cares about rich people and that's why he lost. He's old fashion living with 1950 ideologies concerning women, gays,immigrants, minorities its 2012 not 1950
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#798140 Nov 7, 2012
Republicans Failed to Understand Their Opponent

Romney spent years running against a fantasy record and campaigning on a series of gross distortions and falsehoods, and so it shouldn’t be too surprising that his campaign and his conservative media boosters didn’t have the firmest grip on political reality.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Biden

Chicago, IL

#798142 Nov 7, 2012
Get a Clue wrote:
<quoted text>How many times has he disrespected and lied to the American people?
if congress is ran by republicans how could he pass anything?? So something's would seem like lies because he couldn't carry them out! How many times did MItt flip flop on his positions??? People saw right thru him. How do you expect to fix everything wrong in this country in 4 years?? Bush screwed up this country don't forget he was the worst president in all history! This election was really about race lets be honest
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#798143 Nov 7, 2012
Biden wrote:
<quoted text> total BS if that was the case he would not be president again! That's actually a true statement about MITT he only cares about rich people and that's why he lost. He's old fashion living with 1950 ideologies concerning women, gays,immigrants, minorities its 2012 not 1950
So tell me, what has Obama done for the people in NY?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#798144 Nov 7, 2012
ChromiuMan wrote:
<quoted text>
You make an excellent point. What other state elects a Governor on the platform of "I'm a business guy who didn't know my company committed the largest medicare fraud in history, but I wasn't indicted so I know what I'm doing"?
Scott needs to go, he's not good at government stuff that's for sure__very few businessmen are.
GOODBYE AMERICA

Woodbridge, VA

#798145 Nov 7, 2012
Romney Is A Loser wrote:
Romney's lying azz loss. Racist whites are mad. LOL
I am not a Racist, and I am not mad. Sad that Romney didn't when maybe, but as long as I have God in my life, it doesn't matter who is President really, because either way, I'll be ok.

I know I didn;t vote for Obama based on 3 things. 1.To get a black as President..who cares if he does a good job or not. 2. Obama is for abortions, and 3.. Obama is for gay marriage.

I thought when you vote for a President it should be based on what the person can do for this country, and has know how to run a country the right way. Not based on skin color, killling a baby, or fcking and marrying the same sex.
Gluteus Maximus

Bethpage, NY

#798146 Nov 7, 2012
Yeah sure. Let's celebrate this:

Stocks remained deeply in the red in a post-election selloff Wednesday, triggered by worries over the looming "fiscal cliff" and as fears over Europe's economy reemerged. The Dow broke below 13,000, while the S&P 500 traded under 1,400 for the first time since early September.“It’s now how quickly we can focus on the ‘fiscal cliff’ and coming up with a resolution—that's certainly the next item on the agenda for the market,” said Art Hogan, managing director of Lazard Capital Markets. "And you still have Europe." The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down nearly 300 points.
Amazed

Montverde, FL

#798147 Nov 7, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney asked people to donate supplies and money at his rallies, what did Obama do?
Why didn't Romney open up those Mormon warehouse's and send the supplies? Guess ya gotta be a Mormon for some of that stuff.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#798148 Nov 7, 2012
Election aftermath: GOP soul-searching:'Too old, too white, too male'?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/834...

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#798149 Nov 7, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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You mean the Ryan/Boehner cliff? The one Boehner already said he would not negotiate?
The Republicans will want zero done to increase revenues. The Democrats will want to eliminate the Bush tax cut to the wealthy.
Boehner/Ryan will uphold their Norquist pledge instead of help America by negotiating.
They learned nothing from the election.
Davey, you ignorant non taxpayer. If you eliminated the tax cuts you couldn't run the Giverment at all? What happens Davey Boie if.. all business decided to close? The Giverment couldn't operate for an hour.

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#798151 Nov 7, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Scott needs to go, he's not good at government stuff that's for sure__very few businessmen are.
That's what I've been saying about Mitt all along - and so did MASSACHUSETTS.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#798152 Nov 7, 2012
Amazed wrote:
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Why didn't Romney open up those Mormon warehouse's and send the supplies? Guess ya gotta be a Mormon for some of that stuff.
What did Obama do?

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#798153 Nov 7, 2012
Biden wrote:
<quoted text> total BS if that was the case he would not be president again! That's actually a true statement about MITT he only cares about rich people and that's why he lost. He's old fashion living with 1950 ideologies concerning women, gays,immigrants, minorities its 2012 not 1950
'Plugs' if you confiscate all 'rich' peoples wealth you couldn't run the Federal Giverment for a month? Then what cha gonna do?

“We're doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#798154 Nov 7, 2012
finding wrote:
<quoted text>It takes a liar to know aliar, know what I mean?
Is that a reference to your finding Cherokreep and Knock-knock? I'm afraid I know what you mean. EEEEEEWWWWWWWWW!

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#798155 Nov 7, 2012
carol wrote:
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So human life, like blacks, are reduced to votes.
I get it.
You're a liberal.
You don't get it, or you would 'get' that abortion is not evil. It is often necessary, and it saves lives. Should the religious right get their way, and it is criminalized, we would have an entirely new crop of problems, costing more in terms of human misery (not to mention tax dollars) than those we have currently. If you were a true conservative, you'd be in favor of staying out of the decisions of others, and minding your own.

“I am an ALIEN!!!”

Since: Dec 06

KREUZBERG...

#798157 Nov 7, 2012
Bama's won....

:)
GOD HELP AMERICA

Woodbridge, VA

#798158 Nov 7, 2012
Romney Is A Loser wrote:
Romney's lying azz loss. Racist whites are mad. LOL
I am not a Racist. I am not mad that Romney didn't win. More like shocked to know this country bases their vote on skin color, abortions, and same sex marriage more than what the person can actually do for this country, and for the good of this country. The USA is in deep shit and all you wags worry about if you can marry the same sex or not? UNREAL!! OR you hot box jackasses can screw like animals, and get rid of THE PROBLEM afterwards. UNREAL!!

“I am an ALIEN!!!”

Since: Dec 06

KREUZBERG...

#798159 Nov 7, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>You don't get it, or you would 'get' that abortion is not evil. It is often necessary, and it saves lives. Should the religious right get their way, and it is criminalized, we would have an entirely new crop of problems, costing more in terms of human misery (not to mention tax dollars) than those we have currently. If you were a true conservative, you'd be in favor of staying out of the decisions of others, and minding your own.
Well maybe we should remind each other that it is a public to a posting to voice the opinions that one holds how can you not get in da face of some here?

I mean just saying...

hey just interrupted your guy's thread in the internet world of

It's kinda like a raving fest of raving luni ticks...

www.youtube.com/watch...

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