Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1548165 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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“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#799430 Nov 8, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>does your bow tie spin around when you tell "jokes"?
What are you, dem's male side, his 'masculine' personality?

And you dimwits occupy the White House. God help us.

Lillington, NC

#799431 Nov 8, 2012
Jimmy wrote:
<quoted text>
OK. You can go out and play for recess now, Democrat. Don't forget your hat & gloves. Wipe your nose too.
No! You come over to our side next time!

It's way betterer!

The Walton's and Romney's get to pay higher taxes for a change: actually help their country.

Dance dance dance!

We won!

Dance dance dance!

We won!

Can't touch me!

Broken Arrow, OK

#799432 Nov 8, 2012
Big Bird wins and flies again.

Broomfield, CO

#799433 Nov 8, 2012
Lucifers Network

Congressman Louis T. McFadden said the following during a speech before Congress on June 10, 1932:

"Mr. Chairman, we have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve banks. The Federal Reserve Board, a government board, has cheated the Government of the United States and the people of the United States out of enough money to pay the national debt. The depredations and the iniquities of the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve banks acting together have cost this country enough money to pay the national debt several times over. This evil institution has impoverished and ruined the people of the United States; has bankrupted itself, and has practically bankrupted our government. It has done this through the defects of the law under which it operates, through the mal-administration of that law by the Federal Reserve Board, and through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it.

Some people think the Federal Reserve banks are United States Government institutions. They are not government institutions. They are private credit monopolies, which prey upon the people of the United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign swindlers; and rich and predatory money-lenders. In that dark crew of financial pirates there are those who would cut a man's throat to get a dollar out of his pocket; there are those who send money into states to buy votes to control our legislation; and there are those who maintain an international propaganda for the purpose of deceiving us and wheedling us into the granting of new concessions which will permit them to cover up their past misdeeds and set again in motion their gigantic train of crime.”

Indianapolis, IN

#799434 Nov 8, 2012
Status Quo Ante

By: Erick Erickson

Like when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object, we now know what happens when a candidate so weak anybody can beat him meets a candidate so weak he cannot beat anybody. Americans vote for the status quo.$6 billion later, Americans voted for the status quo. Karl Rove, call your donors.

Republicans will keep the House. Democrats will keep the Senate. Obama will keep the White House.

It is what it is. The next two years are going to be some of the most fun and exciting years within the modern American conservative movement.

We know in American politics that nothing is permanent. The question we are going to have to assess is whether Barack Obama’s coalition is a Democratic coalition or a Barack Obama coalition. My personal opinion is that Barack Obama built a winning coalition for Barack Obama and it may not translate to a long term Democratic coalition. Just ask Minority Leader Pelosi and that now endangered creature known as the Democratic Governor.

As the jockeying for 2016 begins soon (and it will begin very soon) we will find out.

The Obama campaign ran a very good campaign. The Republicans did not. There was no fraud. There was no stealing the election. There was just a really good ground game from Barack Obama and a lot of smoke and mirrors from Team Romney and outside charlatans, many of whom will now go work for Republican Super PACs making six figure salaries, further draining the pockets of rich Republicans when not on television explaining how awesome and expert they are. Whether you can bring yourself to say it or not, like it or not, Barack Obama is, today, your President.

There will be a lot of blame to go around, but, if Republicans are honest, they’ll have to concede that the Romney campaign ran a bad campaign and only almost won because the President had a bad debate. Romney could not even win his home state, his second home state, or his vacation home state.

Neither side bothered to put forward a serious agenda that stood for much of anything. Barack Obama ran on beating up Mitt Romney and Mitt Romney ran on running away from himself. He stood for nothing and everything at the same time. At least Barack Obama campaigned on the consistent message of hating Mitt Romney.

Compare Romney to Scott Walker. Scott Walker took on the unions in Wisconsin and won big. Romney barely took on Barack Obama. He drew few lines in the sand, made those fungible, and did not stand on many principles. Americans wanted to assess a contrast between the candidates and got blurred lines instead. They went with the politician they knew instead of the one who was different depending on the election season, constituency, and time of day.

At the same time, Romney made a conscious decision to blow off Hispanic voters. Yes conservatives, we must account for this. The Romney campaign to the hispanic community was atrocious and, frankly, the fastest growing demographic in America isn’t going to vote for a party that sounds like that party hates brown people. That does not mean the GOP must offer up amnesty. It does mean that a group that is a natural fit for the GOP on social issues, must in someway be made to feel comfortable with the GOP.

One more thing before moving on to my larger point, both parties should henceforth agree to never, ever nominate for President anyone from Massachusetts.
Get a Clue

Chicago, IL

#799435 Nov 8, 2012
Keep in mind, Obama supporters: The most powerful man in America is John Boehnner. Obama cannot pass one single piece of legislation without his stamp of approval. He is the only man standing between us and Obama's plan to destroy the economy of the free world. Whew! Dodged that Marxist take-over of America!!!(For now)

Indianapolis, IN

#799436 Nov 8, 2012
As for you conservatives who are convinced today that suddenly we are a socialist nation, sober up and pay attention: the next two years are going to be some of the most impactful and fun years in the conservative movement. Republicans who, overnight, were screaming about the country headed toward socialism are, if we are honest, not yet deprogrammed from defending Mitt Romney. The Romney campaign, truth be told, has been pathetic at defining a real, right-of-center alternative to Barack Obama. It’s hard to say Americans embraced, overnight, socialism, when Americans delivered back the status quo — including the “crazy” tea partiers in the House of Representatives — rejecting only Mitt Romney’s brand of “I’m going to do what the President is doing, but with more tickle.”

The quicker you accept he ran a crappy campaign of tofu ideas the better off you will be. Reagan beat Carter by being drawing bright lines and simply explaining why his way was better. Romney never really tried that, then picked a Vice Presidential nominee who had done that and promptly taped his mouth shut.

Over the past two years the GOP has atrophied into a party of intellectual lightweights in the House and Senate. They have run on “saving the free market”, but actively collaborated with the Democrats to drive-up the national debt to more than $16 trillion. Major conservative groups on the outside have, instead of reinforcing conservatism, continued their Bush era habit of reinforcing the party line.

Just go back to the primary and look at the major conservative influencers who went quickly to Mitt Romney before the field had even fully shaped up. He was the Republican, not the conservative. Even worse, look at the rest of the GOP field. Romney, the man so weak anybody could beat him, beat the rest of the field. That speaks volumes about the rest of the field.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#799437 Nov 8, 2012
Tony wrote:
Big Bird wins and flies again.
Big bird is a 1% er.

Indianapolis, IN

#799438 Nov 8, 2012
Barack Obama won because his campaign team ran a tremendous ass kicking ground game while the Romney campaign clearly ran smoke and mirrors so convincingly inside the echo chamber of the GOP as to fool a lot of great Republican pundits and Dick Morris.

But Barack Obama also won because the public knew him and stacked him up to a nothing burger on the other side. That nothing burger was not, per se, Mitt Romney, but the GOP as a whole. Consider, if you will, the GOP’s Senate nominees, many, but not all, of whom were backed by the party establishment.

Tommy Thompson, Heather Wilson, Connie Mack, Pete Hoekstra, Linda McMahon, Todd Aiken, and Richard Mourdock were not exactly founts of rhetorical genius or articulate mouthpieces for conservatism in the way Mike Lee, Pat Toomey, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz have been.

Add to them Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and the like and the GOP has had very few skilled salesmen for conservative ideas and values. The party then put its fate in the hands of a moderate from Massachusetts who, just trust the GOP, was really more conservative than he let on. Conservatives, many of whom did not buy it, were happy to be loyal soldiers because he was the nominee — a loyalty that too few establishment Republicans send the other way to conservatives when the establishment gets beaten.

In the next two years, conservatives are going to have some fun fights within the GOP to move beyond a cliched defense of free markets into really articulating a vision for defending free markets and what it means. At the same time, it will be forced to deal rationally and charitably with the issue of immigration. And it will have an opportunity to drive out those who now think the time is right to give up on fiscal conservatism or social conservatism. Primary season 2014 should be spectacular.

Compromise? Like hell. We’re going to keep fighting. And we will find someone who actually doesn’t speak conservatism like he learned it from Rosetta Stone last week. For those of you on the left licking your chops thinking this spells doom — the nation just spent $6 billion for the status quo. I’ll take my chances.

Well said Erick.

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#799440 Nov 8, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, but Obama said in his victory speech:
"In the weeks ahead, I also look forward to sitting down with Governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward."
That's a big switch from accusing him of murdering someone's wife.
He only looks forward to it because he knows, too, Romney is the only one who knows how to fix it.
You're so hopeless not even your god could save you..."accusing him of murdering someone's wife"??? Borne in false witness about the POTUS lately. Go back with that pious claim that Mittler was just to "good" to run a winning campaign...that's the guy I want dealing with Putin and the terrorists (great grunge band, BTW).

Indianapolis, IN

#799441 Nov 8, 2012
According to the Sunlight Foundation, American Crossroads, Rove's super PAC, saw just a 1 percent return on its investments. Crossroads GPS, the political nonprofit arm, saw a 14 percent return.

Lillington, NC

#799442 Nov 8, 2012
<quoted text>
First of all, I am no freak. I never said I was God, and I know he can fight his own balltles. I am more standing up for God/Jesus in a country that is fastly trying to get rid of Christianity.
God doesn't accept abortions, nor does he approve of same sex being together. Show me in the Bible that he says he does., but God gave us free will, and unlike you people, God don't think of you as TTHE PROBLEM and will kill you for it. All God will do is judge you later. Either you live in Heaven or you don't. THE CHOICE IS YOURS. Oh, and you are a fine one to preach to me on any type of religion. Maybe you should actually read The Holy Bible and/or take some Bible lessoons before you act like a Sunday School Teacher towards other people on here.
Or you could live on your own planet.

As a God!

Or you could just live in your urn.

Or in your casket.


Until the Romney's redevelop the cemetery for condos!

Then your out.

I want to meet God on earth: why all the starving!

Sacramento, CA

#799443 Nov 8, 2012
Jeebuss wrote:
People don't care. They just wanted a black president. Period.
You're right, they have no one to blame but themselves when taxes skyrocket and the military becomes downsized, leaving us vulnerable to attacks.
They are actually happy that they have put this country in danger.
We had the gw moron for 8 years and America may never recover from the GOP moronic economic FAILURES and you want an idiot like romney to carry on w those rwnut policies? NO THANK YOU

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Gainesville, FL

#799444 Nov 8, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you see homers post about Rasmussen?
I do remember you saying how accurate they are.
You have not been right yet today about anything I said either predicting the election outcome (I didn't, really said we'd ALL have to wait and see), or in now talking about Rasmussen (I never, ever mentioned it, rather said that polls could be bent either way and the only "poll" that mattered was the actual vote.)

What's WRONG with you? Oh, just never mind. I don't care.

Cape Canaveral, FL

#799445 Nov 8, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> He's not going to talk to Romney. He can't stand the guy. Romney represents everything Obama hates about America. Besides his ego would never allow it.
Obama was being kind Flack, Romney didn't have a plan__no one in the (R) primary line up had a plan except Ron Paul and his was straight out of the Andy Hardy Series.

Indianapolis, IN

#799446 Nov 8, 2012
Romneyworld reckoning begins

“They ran a 20th century campaign in the 21st century,” said one Romney bundler, frustrated that the campaign made assumptions about the youth vote and voter intensity that didn’t pan out.“The anger is that they were entrusted to do certain things. It’s not like they were paid a $5,000 retainer to get a few dozen articles in an inside-the-Beltway paper. This is the major leagues.”

Another Republican outside the Romney campaign but privy to its thinking described the defeat as a complete pummeling, with Senate losses adding salt to the wound.

Romney supporters point to a series of brash statements made by advisers that seem out of touch with reality in retrospect. Inside the Beltway, Republicans trained their fire on senior Romney advisers like Ed Gillespie and political director Rich Beeson for appearances on last weekend’s Sunday shows. Gillespie said the electoral map was expanding, and Beeson predicted a 300 electoral vote win for Romney.

“There were a lot of Republicans who were on calls that the campaign was having led to believe we had shots in Pennsylvania and Minnesota,” one Republican operative supporting Romney said.“I think Republicans are split right now between confused and shocked, and also I think they are wondering did the Romney campaign have numbers we didn’t have.”

In starker terms, the source questioned:“Was last week a head fake, or were they just not that smart?”

Falls Church, VA

#799447 Nov 8, 2012
No Mo Obamas wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama is STEALING Romney's ideas and some of his words but does not have his looks, class, morals, intelligence or character. Obama is not funny or cool and neither is that hateful wife of his. The N word suits the Obamas to a tee and was made for Marion Robinson and her offspring if it ever was meant for anyone. The Bidens will qualify too and Joe wasn't lying when he made his stupid remark about putting people back in chains.
The N'S ran the NASTIEST CAMPAIGN along with the BIDENS and free passes from the traitors in the MMS and the "N" word suits ALL OF THEM. Barbara Walters is the biggest N of all along with David Letterman and Eva Longhoria and the supporters at the Democratic Convention!
I don't understand why the blacks can call each other the N word, but when a white person says it, it has a whole new meaning. They didn't change the meaning of the N word like they have the meaning of Gay too, did they?
I mean, when I was growing up the word Gay meant happy go lucky. I heard blacks call the whites the N word, so why do people act like this word is far worse than saying the queen mother of dirty words ?

People need to take a good look at how they act, what they say, and do things. No wonder racism is still a big problem, because people want to keep it alive (for all the wrong resons), and don't listen nor take God's word to not dwell on the past.

Hamden, CT

#799448 Nov 8, 2012
Tony wrote:
Big Bird wins and flies again.
Did you get a new set of crayons?

Sacramento, CA

#799449 Nov 8, 2012
Tom wrote:
The scary thing now is brain dead Joe Biden being a heartbeat away from the presidency.
Biden like Obama would make a great president for America. You rwnut republicans have not a soul for America !

Hamden, CT

#799450 Nov 8, 2012
andy wrote:
<quoted text>
We had the gw moron for 8 years and America may never recover from the GOP moronic economic FAILURES and you want an idiot like romney to carry on w those rwnut policies? NO THANK YOU
How's Oapy, Andy? Twidlee Dee, twidlee dumb. Say Hi to Goober!

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