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 ...

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Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#798791 Nov 8, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>So far he has made no response to this disaster. He only responded to the first disaster by appearing for one photo op.
Didn't he have an important TV commitment to attend????
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#798792 Nov 8, 2012
carol wrote:
Excerpt from Romney's concession speech:
"The nation, as you know, is at a critical point. At a time like this, we canít risk partisan bickering and political posturing. Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the peopleís work. And we citizens also have to rise to the occasion.
We look to our teachers and professors, we count on you not just to teach, but to inspire our children with a passion for learning and discovery. We look to our pastors and priests and rabbis and counselors of all kinds to testify of the enduring principles upon which our society is built: honesty, charity, integrity and family. We look to our parents, for in the final analysis everything depends on the success of our homes. We look to job creators of all kinds. Weíre counting on you to invest, to hire, to step forward. And we look to Democrats and Republicans in government at all levels to put the people before the politics.
I believe in America. I believe in the people of America. And I ran for office because Iím concerned about America. This election is over, but our principles endure. I believe that the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurgent economy and to renewed greatness.
I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader. And so Ann and I join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation."
...I so wish that you had been able to fulfill our hopes to lead the country in a different direction too, Governor Romney.
A golden opportunity just slipped through our fingers.
But women can still kill their unborn and taxpayers can pay for their birth control.
Small and negative campaign ads accusing one's opponent of murder is now the new standard.
Big government and dependency is the new version of "honor".
But the majority have forgotten what's important and how to hope for something better.
And, yes, Governor Romney, you would have been a great president. I weep for what this nation threw away.
Still living in that little fantasy world aren't you Carol? Do you know what Romney and the Republicans would have done about abortion? Nothing. Just like they did nothing about it when Bush was in the White House and Republicans held both houses of congress. They use it as a wedge issue during election time to pander to idiots like you.
The Romney/Ryan ticket would have sent the country in a different direction all right; into a plutocracy where the ultra rich like the Koch brothers and Shelly Adelson could buy and sell politicians who could be counted on to do their bidding and the poor and middle class be damned. This is another area where Romney has flip flopped. As governor of Massachusetts he stated this on coal fired power plants;
"If the choice is between dirty power plants or protecting the health of the people of Massachusetts, there is no choice in my mind. I will always come down on the side of public health."
He seems to have changed his mind criticizing EPA regulations on coal plant emissions that cause sickness and death.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#798793 Nov 8, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>The MSM hasn't mentioned it at all for a while now.
It will all be swept under the rug.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798794 Nov 8, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
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More than 100,000 people int the northeast without power, again.
As soon as the electrical workers unions reach an agreement with FEMA they'll start getting the power turned back on. It'll probably only take a week or so.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798795 Nov 8, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
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Didn't he have an important TV commitment to attend????
He was scheduled to appear on The View again but he cancelled because the weather in New York is "too yucky".
GOPidiotsx

Hollywood, FL

#798796 Nov 8, 2012
VeganTiger wrote:
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I can't wait until Obama's head and entire body sculpture is up there after the other "old white guys" are blown away with dynamite. After all, if the Taliban can blow up thousands of years old Buddha statues in Afghanistan, what is stopping libs from doing the same thing on Mt Rushmore before they put their new Lenin-Ikon in there?
Given enough time ANY public institution in America will turn into a liberal one whether you talk about police, fire brigade, military (the pretty boy command structure), the interstates, the airports or even boy scouts. btw, Fox News is next, so then you libs need to find newfound love there as well.
THIS is what idiot repubs cannot fathom. They live in the laughable belief that if they hand out only 90 % of the welfare the liberals do, in order to fool their own stupid electorate into thinking they are fiscally conservative, it will not make liberals like them any more than the party that pays full rate. As a physician, I am used to getting less than half of what I charge from insurance companies and medicare/medicaid is costing me more than I would have made on them, therefore I opted out of that. You see, nobody is going to vote for the one that gives less goodies out, even if we are talking about a fraction. Soon enough, as the insurance companies will follow medicare rates more closely, get ready for all the "free healthcare" in the world. I say we get a two tier system where the foreign doctors can treat the takers for pennies (better than where they came from anyways), while the majority of our native docs will find ways to get out of the insurance system. There is now way even obama can be creative enough to force a physician to work against his/her will.
Then, on the other hand, liberals would probably PREFER a doctor from Mongolia that can udnerstand what you say to the same extent Obama understands the free market, so maybe this is the best solution.
One "public option" for the takers, entirely subsidiced by makers, but what's new? It is the makers who home school or send people to private schools as well, even if they are forced to pay for a service they don't use. Same thing is likely to happen in healthcare, but we will see boutique docs all over the place that will never step into a hospital even if they had a gun to their head.
Again, congrats to Obama. And I hope to see more gloating from the takers. Keep the spirits high while the sugar level is elevated, because the downer MAY be different than expected. All us evil "rich people" may not want to work as many hours as we do if it means a pay cut per hour (which a tax hike means). Obama definitely is heading for the extreme side of the Laffer curve.
Real rich people aren't paid by the hour, douche.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#798797 Nov 8, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>As soon as the electrical workers unions reach an agreement with FEMA they'll start getting the power turned back on. It'll probably only take a week or so.
I wonder how many more have to die while they wait.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#798798 Nov 8, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text> He was scheduled to appear on The View again but he cancelled because the weather in New York is "too yucky".
LOL, of course, silly me.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#798799 Nov 8, 2012
James Madison wrote:
congradulations on obama win,now you can have someone assit you in suciside
When you learn to spell above a third grade level and are able to form a coherent sentence come back.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798800 Nov 8, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Bill O actually called all blacks, Hispanics, and Women moochers.
You should admire Bill O'Reilly. He was a draft-dodger too. He was too much of a "pus*y" to even join the Navy.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798801 Nov 8, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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That Dick Morris has to be one of the most disgusting looking men on tv, there should be a law...
His call girl, Sherry Rowlands might tend to disagree. She says that Dick "it isn't adultery if you pay for it" Morris looks pretty good in fishnet stockings.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798802 Nov 8, 2012
meh wrote:
Nothing really changed in this election. What became clear is that America is severely divided, and that it will continue this way for a long time.
As long as nearly half of the country consists of moochers it will continue to be divided.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798803 Nov 8, 2012
Tony wrote:
Obama will win re-election no doubt.
He better. I drew him in the office election pool.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798804 Nov 8, 2012
No Mo Obamas wrote:
Doctors need to stop making the moochers feel so welcome. Tell the hypochondriacs there isn't anything wrong with them. Tell them they need to use birth control and that they should be sterilized! Post signs telling them to take over the counter meds for their damn colds and that the hospitals and ER'S are for sick people with valid insurance. The moochers are not welcome!
But my elbow feel funny an sh't. I gots to go to the emergecy room on count of my elbow it feel funny an sh't.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798805 Nov 8, 2012
No Mo Obamas wrote:
What did Barry Boy and his mooching no good family do today? Did he do any work at all? What about Joe Biden? What was on the schedule? Why isn't this being reported daily from NOW ON IN THE NEWS!
Every day every station needs to give a complete report to we, the employers about the work accomplished by our employees. We also demand the visitors list of who has been going in and out of our house!
Mooching Marion Robinson you are EVICTED you filthy fat scumbag! Get the hell out now and go back to your home in Chicago you lying bitch! And pay what you owe before you go because you can't be trusted! LYING THIEF! PUTRID UGLY PUG FACED BITCH! Go get Michael Robinson to rent a room to you! He'll give you one of his pitbulls to teach you a good lesson!
Well what do you think they're dong? Obama is on the ground in New Jersey coordinating relief efforts and supervising the placement of the temporary FEMA trailers while at the same time overseeing the restoration of electrical power. Biden is coordinating the relief efforts in New York and distributing the truckloads of donations from around the country. Both men have pledged to work 24/7 until the entire affected area is back to normal. That's what our leaders were elected to do and they are doing a magnificent job!
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#798806 Nov 8, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Well what do you think they're dong? Obama is on the ground in New Jersey coordinating relief efforts and supervising the placement of the temporary FEMA trailers while at the same time overseeing the restoration of electrical power. Biden is coordinating the relief efforts in New York and distributing the truckloads of donations from around the country. Both men have pledged to work 24/7 until the entire affected area is back to normal. That's what our leaders were elected to do and they are doing a magnificent job!
No wonder it's such a mess! Wouldn't you think that a "community organizer" would be better able to organize?
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798807 Nov 8, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
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More than 100,000 people int the northeast without power, again.
President Obama addressed that situation early this morning. He said that they've been without power for so long now that they're probably used to it and the heavy snow is keeping the infestation of rats from the flooded subway tunnels at bay so things in the northeast are pretty good right now. Sadly though, he had to cancel today's appearance on The View due to New York's "yucky" weather.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798808 Nov 8, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
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No wonder it's such a mess! Wouldn't you think that a "community organizer" would be better able to organize?
Nobody ever said that he was a particularly good community organizer, just a community organizer.
Lincoln Duncan

Griffin, GA

#798809 Nov 8, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody ever said that he was a particularly good community organizer, just a community organizer.
take a deep breath and realize Romney lost. Not the end of the world
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798810 Nov 8, 2012
Yesterday my neighbor took her dog to sign up for food stamps. They said he's not eligible. She said, "He's lazy, he's unemployed and he doesn't know who his daddy is." His EBT card should be in the mail by Friday.

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