Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263625 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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Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#798856 Nov 8, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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Senate tea party defeated in two states. read the news?
You didn't answer the question. Here it is again; who said that rape was good?
carol

United States

#798857 Nov 8, 2012
I'm very sad that our tea party is dead.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798858 Nov 8, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
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And free birth control, don't forget that. People with diabetes or heart disease can't get the durgs that they need for free, but women are ENTITLED to free birth control and/or abortions.
That's because the Democrats have everybody convinced that anybody who doesn't want to supply women with free contraceptives and abortions "hates women".
Kahuna

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#798859 Nov 8, 2012
that is "physicist"...for you spel chekrs like dave, real or Memorex dave?
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798860 Nov 8, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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So if you weigh THAT one out--on teh scale sof RATIONALITY and logic-
A. Make birth control hard to get....MORE IDIOT FWEERIDERS-sucking the nation dry.
B. Keep it readily and affordably available, SAVE AMERICA from MORE IDIOT SYSYEM FWEERIDERS. As in an ounce of prevention is worth MORE generations of IDIOT fweeDUHM life-time system riders.
DUH.
One of the most effective birth control pills is an aspirin held between a woman's knees.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#798861 Nov 8, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>That's because the Democrats have everybody convinced that anybody who doesn't want to supply women with free contraceptives and abortions "hates women".
Oh yea, the phoney "war on women".
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#798862 Nov 8, 2012
Hahahaha, sign on FEMA office door:

"Closed due to weather"

Where is Obama?
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#798863 Nov 8, 2012
"Looks as if FEMA is just a fair- weather friend.

Yesterday’s nor’easter proved too much for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s aid location in Tottenville, SI — which hung a sign reading “Closed due to weather” as the wintery storm blew into town.

Ten FEMA centers in the area reportedly suspended operations because of the storm, although the location with the sign at the Mount Loretto Community Center did open at noon."

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/staten_isl...

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#798864 Nov 8, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
The Majority of Americans say go over the cliff. Watch Republicans scramble for a deal the closer the fiscal cliff gets. Republican Tea Bagger, Do Nothing Congress is all bluff.
You want to be Thelma or Louise? I'm quite ready to give the obstructionists a taste of their own medicine. Although the teaparty is dead, KY has too many moochers as crazy as Methmouth to get rid of ol' Turtle McConnell quickly, but I think Ohio has had enough of being embarrassed by the Weeper of the House. Still think Dennis Kucinich should move into my district.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798865 Nov 8, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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For what???
For contributory negligence and accessory to murder involving the deaths of our Libyan Ambassador and his 3 colleagues at the Benghazi compound. The incident where the President ordered additional security forces to "stand down" rather than assist the unarmed victims, while he was making his plans to to to Vegas and party with Jay Z and Beyonce. That's what.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#798866 Nov 8, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>One of the most effective birth control pills is an aspirin held between a woman's knees.
Hey 1950 called they want there control freak back.....BYE,
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798867 Nov 8, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
Hahahaha, sign on FEMA office door:
"Closed due to weather"
Where is Obama?
You don't expect government workers to show up for work in the snow do you? C'mon....show some compassion!

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#798868 Nov 8, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>For contributory negligence and accessory to murder involving the deaths of our Libyan Ambassador and his 3 colleagues at the Benghazi compound. The incident where the President ordered additional security forces to "stand down" rather than assist the unarmed victims, while he was making his plans to to to Vegas and party with Jay Z and Beyonce. That's what.
LOL LOL LOL.....THEN BUSH SHOULD HAVE GOT THE CHAIR YEARS AGO.....

It is a war zone where those people were....They knew it was dangerous there..In war people die.....Please go sit down Obama did nothing wrong...If we did not impeach Bush for LYING to congress and before that letting thosaudns die right here on our soil..THEN NO WAY OBAMA GETS IMPEACHED FOR NOT LYING AND FOR PEOPLE DYING I WAR ZONE.

SIT DOWN YOU NAZI FASCIST LOST....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#798869 Nov 8, 2012
Self-Congratulation Will Get Conservatives Nowhere

Jonah Goldberg makes a self-congratulatory claim:

Contrary to the conventional wisdom among liberals, conservatives are actually far more willing to examine their dogma and their first principles than liberals or “centrists” are.

There are self-identified conservatives quite willing to question and revisit their assumptions, but as a general statement I don’t think this holds up very well. If it were true, there would have been an extraordinary amount of re-examination going on over the last six years after the large Republican defeat in 2006. On the whole, there was no such re-examination going on, and for the most part the last six years have involved a concerted effort on the part of movement conservatives to redouble their support for their prior commitments. I don’t say that movement conservatives are more guilty of doing this than anyone else, but that is what the majority of self-identified conservatives did. This has been especially true of conservative activists, pundits, and politicians.

The claim that conservatives are more willing to examine their assumptions is a flattering conceit, but it’s one that doesn’t bear much scrutiny. In the wake of the Republican defeat in 2006, the common response was that it was the GOP that had failed movement conservatives. The hope was to shield the conservative movement from the consequences of their more or less lock-step support for the Bush agenda. Movement conservatives then did two things: they intensified their support for the Iraq war by making the “surge” a litmus test, and they pretended that the GOP had lost control of Congress because of earmarks. When their response wasn’t frivolous, it was horribly misguided. At no point was there any serious re-examination of prior assumptions or commitments. Losing in 2008 didn’t prompt any significant re-thinking, and the less said about the last four years the better.

If they are going to learn from the last decade, one of the first things that movement conservatives need to recognize is that they are not very good at re-examining assumptions or questioning their “dogma.” Some of them may be very good at rephrasing or restating that “dogma” in slightly new ways, but there isn’t much in the way of examination of that “dogma.” Insofar as movement conservatives embrace conservatism as an ideology and conform themselves to it, they are arguably more rigid in their thinking than those outside the movement. If they don’t want to keep falling into the same bad habits of enabling Republican failure, breaking out of those patterns is something that movement conservatives need to start doing.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#798870 Nov 8, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>You don't expect government workers to show up for work in the snow do you? C'mon....show some compassion!
You're right....(hangs head in shame)
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#798871 Nov 8, 2012
The View from the Cocoon of Denial and Epistemic Closure

William F Buckley has, alas, gone the way of all flesh but his National Review lives on and arguably remains the flagship journal of contemporary American conservatism. It certainly considers itself such. As the Republican inquest into last night’s election disaster begins, National Review offers a useful – and perhaps telling – glimpse into the contemporary conservative soul (American edition).

Here’s what its contributors have been writing today:....

And what these eight responses demonstrate is the extent to which too many conservatives believed their own propaganda. This is what it’s like to live in a cocoon. The apparent inability to appreciate why any sane person might contemplate voting for Barack Obama is evidence of, well, of the closing of the conservative mind.

Hence the recourse to fantasies of the sort that leave the average, sober-minded voter wondering just what kind of crazy juice you’re hooked on. Obama wants to make the United States a kind of France? Check. Obama wants to crush religious liberty in America? Check. Our colleges are indoctrinating yet another generation of sadly-impressionable young American minds? Check.(Bonus: perhaps it would be better and certainly safer if fewer Americans risked going to college!) There is a War Against Americanism and Barack Obama is the enemy general? Check. The media are hoodwinking poor, gullible Americans? Check. Universal healthcare is the road to serfdom? Check. The people, damn them, are too stupid to know any better and deserve what they get? The fools. Check.

If this were just emotional over-reactions spawned in the immediate aftermath of a shattering defeat too many conservatives had persuaded themselves just could not happen then it would be one thing and understandable. But it’s not that. Or not just that. This is what a large number of conservatives – including conservatives in elite positions such as those privileged to write for National Review enjoy – really do believe. And we’re supposed to be surprised that many ordinary Americans hear this stuff and wonder just what the hell it is these people are talking about? Give me a break.

When your rhetoric collides with voters’ sense of their own reality then you cannot or should not be surprised that voters prefer their reality to your imagination.

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/alex-massie/2012...
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798872 Nov 8, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
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You didn't answer the question. Here it is again; who said that rape was good?
I did hear some anti-abortionist say something like "even a baby conceived during a rape is a blessing" or something like that. That is a little over the top.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#798873 Nov 8, 2012
MSNBC's Scarborough Criticizes GOP Leaders For Kowtowing To Right-Wing Talk Radio

http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/11/08/msnb...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#798874 Nov 8, 2012
MSNBC's Schultz: Morris Fails Predictions But His Fox Job Is Safe Because He Tells Conservatives "What They Want To Hear"

http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/11/07/msnb...

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#798875 Nov 8, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Forget the bootstraps. You need these(drop hints for Christmas):
http://www.shreddiesgifts.com/giftware/
I don't celebrate holidays. But thanks anyway.

:)

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