Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263364 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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hop singh

United States

#798941 Nov 8, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
But in 2010, the GOP/Fox News Industrial Complex proved Gawker —and many Democrats who assumed Fox had taken things too far—wrong. With the aid of the Fox-bolstered Tea Party revolution, the Fox-created Socialist-in-Chief, the Fox-aired town hall debacles, and the Fox-supported conspiracy theories of Glenn Beck, Republicans won the House and the narrative. We all gave in and started calling it Obamacare. 2012 looked to be a lost cause.

But Fox overreached. The midterm results told Sean Hannity and Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly that they were doing something right, and so they kept at it. Donald Trump phoned in from Trump HQ daily to inform Greta Van Susteren’s viewers about his heroic quest for the missing birth certificate. Glenn Beck presented his irrefutable evidence that everything is connected and all roads lead to the Jews/Kenya/Cass Sunstein. Beck finally got canned in 2011, but Hannity picked up some of his nut-job slack. The liberals on Hannity’s panel got paler and sicklier by design (my theory, at least), and the true-believer conservatives became more insufferably confident and dismissive of any potential Obama revival.

So what does all this delusional thinking have to do with actual voters and their actual votes? As Conor Friedersdorf writes in his very smart Atlantic piece about the failure of the conservative media, it’s “easy to close oneself off inside a conservative echo chamber.” As he points out, Fox News and other conservative media are “far more intellectually closed” than, say, NPR. Fox News feeds its viewers a line of bull about the way the world is. Viewers buy this line of bull. Misinformed viewers become misinformed voters. And then misinformed voters are shocked when Obama wins. Hey, I thought everyone hated this guy?(The preceding is a very good reason why liberals should limit their MSNBC viewing, by the way.)

Friedersdorf argues that Fox not only deludes its viewers, but that it is part of a self-deluded system, in which right-wing talk radio and TV pundits like Dennis Prager and Hugh Hewitt actually also take the bait. They all reinforce each other’s divorce from reality, Friedersdorf suggests, until the whole thing blows up—as it did last night in that crazy MegynCam moment, as the anchor, faced with a raving Karl Rove, walked from the studio to one of the back offices to confront the network’s decision desk over its Ohio call. It was, of course, terrific TV. In our house it played as comedy, but I’m sure Fox’s loyal viewers, still holding out hope of a Romney turnaround, loved the drama of Kelly stalking the hallways, one of the network’s conservative crusaders on the hunt for nebbish number crunchers.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politi...
And another well informative factual post!

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#798942 Nov 8, 2012
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>Just wish they could come together in DC and work out a deal of compromise. Reagan was praised during his days for compromises. Today the Repubs would not even elect him.
I just don't feel Obama has shown much appetite for any compromise either and it's very important for the president to work with BOTH sides. These past four years, he's shown himself to be 100% partisan with zero desire to work with anyone other than his own slavish followers. I hope since he's received this gift of a second term from the majority of the American people, he will show himself to be a big enough man to work with all. I hope...but will very surprised if he changes any of his divisive attitudes. Maybe he will prove me wrong.
Split Ticket

United States

#798943 Nov 8, 2012
Yay obama win!
hop singh

United States

#798944 Nov 8, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
So is the talent at Fox News made up of true believers or cynical hacks? Most likely, the network—just like the pundit roundtable on air last night—contains some of each. For the ratings whores, it’s likely true that four more years of Obama is exactly what the network needs—but it’s clearly not what’s best for, say, Chris Christie. Fueled by intensity and hatred, Fox thrives as the opposition. The trouble is that for the GOP to survive, Republican candidates eventually have to get votes. When they fail, Fox gets to keep on printing money.

After Karl Rove’s on-air freakout and the aforementioned MegynCam challenge, Fox was forced to acknowledge that Obama had won the damn election. And now what are they left with? A whole lot of viewers who are quite surprised to find that they are once again outnumbered by Americans who actually like better access to health care and don’t all keep Carrie Mathison-style timelines of the Benghazi cables on their living room walls. Now these disappointed souls wonder: Why isn’t the world the way we thought it was Tuesday morning? Just guess where they will turn for the answer.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politi...
This cat is spot on!
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#798945 Nov 8, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
<quoted text>
MY POST IS FLAT OUT FACT....Now shut up.....You have been craushed with facts...Stop the lies hitler...
No one knew who attacked us...When the troops took a look around there was only civilians around looking scared....NO ONE TO SHOOT AT BY TIME SMOKE CLEARED....You cant just shoot everyone...
YOU WARMONGER FREAKS WOULD KILL CHILDREN AND INNOSENT PEOPLE??????
September 11, 2012:

"10:05 p.m.(4:05 p.m. ET): An alert from the State Department Operations Center is issued to a number of government and intelligence agencies, including the White House Situation Room, the office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the FBI. "US Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack" -- "approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well. Ambassador Stevens, who is currently in Benghazi, and four COM (Chief of Mission/embassy) personnel are in the compound safe haven."

"11 p.m.(5 p.m. ET): Just ahead of the weekly meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey, White House National Security Advisor Tom Donilon tells President Obama of the attack and the fire at the main villa. The president is updated several times throughout the evening."

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57544719/...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#798947 Nov 8, 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...
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798948 Nov 8, 2012
Great news for Obama. This week's unemployment claims in New York City are zero, that's right ZERO. President Obama is expected to take credit for the low number of unemployment claims. Local Democrats are praising Obama for turning New York's sluggish economy around, despite the recent storms. Mayor Bloomberg said, "This is a great day for our city."

(The power has been out at the Manhattan unemployment office since Sandy hit.)
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#798949 Nov 8, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
You racist retards are the minorities now.
In four years even more of you old fktards will be dead.
The Republican Party are the modern day Whigs.
And you have the balls to say that the Rebublicans are a party of hate.

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#798950 Nov 8, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney wasn't the ideal candidate. But in this economy, a proven businessman seemed to most of us a clear no-brainer.
Keep in mind the democrats have no one to blame anymore. It's the democrat party whose fate is really on the line. Not the other way around.
Proven businessman? LOL! Accumulation of wealth is only one measure of success. "No brainer" is an apt description.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505125_162-574179...
American

United States

#798951 Nov 8, 2012
It was just annouced on the morning news this morning,Obama's plan to economis recover "raise taxes and not just on the wealthy but all involed and cut federal spending" had that muslim JACKASS had not spent so much the last 4 years there would be no need to raise taxes. You bunch of liberal idiots
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#798953 Nov 8, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
I watched it live when Rove argued with and disparaged fox's numbers guys.
When they sent the dumb blond down to confront the guy about them calling Ohio for Obama, and he said I'm 99.95% sure that republicans don't have the votes, she almost shit herself.
Roves On-Air Rebuttal of Foxs Ohio Vote Call Raises Questions About His Role

Mr. Rove has not addressed the episode on Fox News since Tuesday night. He appeared on the network on Wednesday, in an interview on Fox & Friends, but he was not asked about his mistake.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/us/politics...

not asked? no doubt.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#798954 Nov 8, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>If you had a pair you would have enlisted. Instead you smoked lots of dope, jerked off to your Jane Fonda posters and participated in anti-war rallies. Did you go to airports and spit on the returning soldiers too?
If you ad a pair you would have enlisted in the Marines & instead of hiding out in the Navy to avoid be drafted.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798955 Nov 8, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
You racist retards are the minorities now.
In four years even more of you old fktards will be dead.
The Republican Party are the modern day Whigs.
Definition of "Renig". Electing Obama for a second term. Is that racist enough for ya'?

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#798956 Nov 8, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>So, in other words, the only link you've have is "missing"? LMAWLEAO@U I have lots and lots of books, but none of them would "make" on you.
You funny Leo? If... you have a myriad of books, you better start reading? You just have a difficult time comprehending, because I called you out. You are... the proverbial 'new' teacher, all piss and vinegar, because you 'think'.. you know more? There is an old adage. When I was 13, I couldn't believe how stupid my Father was... but when I turn 23,I couldn't believe how much he learned in 10 years.. Start reading those books, Leo...

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#798957 Nov 8, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush went and hid why attacks happened...
Your post is flat our lies....Obama after the attack was done did tell troops to stand down and not counter attack until we found out who did it.....You dont start shooting until you know who to shoot at....
Tell you what..You can rant and bang your head againt the poster of hitler on your wall all day for next 4 years...Or you cna join us patriots and help rebuild this nation and create jobs and make America great again after the destruction Bush and the GOP did...takes time to recover from the GOp deprsssion...LETS GET TO WORK......OK??
Best defense is to shoot at the people shooting at you...find out their complete birth names and favorite colors later.

Just how long do you figure it will take Obama to rebuild and create? Extrapolate from what he's done in the last incredibly long four years to improve job-creating businesses in this country and get back to us.

And, who will he blame when its still a slow slough for him THIS term? He's been "thinking 'bout" this for four long years now, will he finally implement something worthwhile? Will he "not rest," (i.e., less golf time and fewer Hollywood parties), until we see some GENUINE improvement?
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798958 Nov 8, 2012
black man1 wrote:
<quoted text>will you crybabies stop crying. your whites only club lost. face it!
Shouldn't you be at work? Oh, that's right. You probably don't have a job like most Obama supporter ghetto-rats.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#798962 Nov 8, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I heard that when you learned you'd be drafted, you pissed yourself. Ran crying to your mommy who changed your underwear for you & sent you to the Navy Recruiter.
See, if had the money & influence, you could have joined the National Guard like Bush.
Don't you feel guilty that the guy who was drafted to take your slot might have been killed or wounded or MIA?
You're such an insignificant little puke.
black man1

Coatesville, PA

#798963 Nov 8, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
September 11, 2012:
"10:05 p.m.(4:05 p.m. ET): An alert from the State Department Operations Center is issued to a number of government and intelligence agencies, including the White House Situation Room, the office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the FBI. "US Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack" -- "approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well. Ambassador Stevens, who is currently in Benghazi, and four COM (Chief of Mission/embassy) personnel are in the compound safe haven."
"11 p.m.(5 p.m. ET): Just ahead of the weekly meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey, White House National Security Advisor Tom Donilon tells President Obama of the attack and the fire at the main villa. The president is updated several times throughout the evening."
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57544719/...
so, what you are saying is that president obama wanted those people dead? so, you are saying president obama does not care about the american ambassador. if, that's what you are saying. that will make you a complete fool.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#798964 Nov 8, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Obscure? They were running for the U.S. Senate!
Did Romney condemn them? No, he endorsed them.
Rape, rape, rape; a word used everyday by one republican or another, the women heard the threats.
You sickos want women to beg and prove that they were raped before getting an abortion! You sickos want to force women to have the rapists baby! You sickos have passed laws in 31 states allowing the rapist to sue for visitation rights!
Go away you mental cases. Thanks to those "obscure" nutcases and their rape threats, the Democrats maintained the majority in the Senate; for that I am greatful.
If you are grateful, why aren't you any happier and why don't you sound any nicer? Just wondering.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#798966 Nov 8, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you ever hear of the morning after pill?
No one born following a Romney victory would have...according to the GOP,
MAP is an abortion.

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