Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1441765 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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“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#799550 Nov 8, 2012
How Does It Feel wrote:
How does it feel to know your dad is a lying cheater and didn't deserve to win?
The last person to ask this question was threatened with a face Tagg Romney.


“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#799551 Nov 8, 2012
Homer wrote:
Ahhh, it's good to see the rightwingers rebounding after a tough loss. Back to their normal whiny selves, crabbing and bitching about everything.
Homer says welcome back.
We hardly missed ya.
Quit whining about people whining

Denver, CO

#799552 Nov 8, 2012
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It doesn't matter if big bird is a real person or not. The lame ass Libs will fck anything.
Well, they certainly fcked you, didn't they?

Tacoma, WA

#799553 Nov 8, 2012
The New America wrote:
Democrat Party: bung packers, abortionists, dope smokers, thieves, hoodlums ,deadbeats,America haters,carpet m unchers Socialists, add on the list if you wish.
Richard Kranium

Emmaus, PA

#799554 Nov 8, 2012
How Does It Feel wrote:
How does it feel to know that people know you and your sister are as bad and nasty as your grandmother and parents because your mother told the country she was raising you to be just like her and she is one of the most hated women in the world????
SCHOOL KIDS HATE MICHELLE OBAMA! They hate her lunch program.
Ever think the rest of the country hates CA?
Ya want to know what's really funny about those living in CA? You're so dumb you contiune to build on hillsides prone to mudslides, then you cry, cry cry, when you have to dig eight feet down in the mud to look for grandma.
Then we can't forget earthquakes, and how many CA reidents build homes on the sides of cliffs. Then the rest of the country gets to read and hear about poor CA residents and everything was destroyed because they had........wait for earthquake, boohoo. DUH DUH DUH
U R Nuts

Branford, CT

#799555 Nov 8, 2012
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I can tell you about those 2 all day ...Obama is raised as a Muslim and he is proud of it! I can tell you about Muslims, since my old country of Yugoslavia (Serbia) had and still have history with Muslims...slavery of 500 yrs under Muslim Turks...
We were forced to convert to a Muslim religion, but we kept Christianity ...some converted to Islam. In Islam, women has to show SUBMISSION to their men...Muslims SUBMISSION to Allah ...
Everyone else suppose to show SUBMISSION to Islam ...
Now, you know why Obama bow to Saudi King...
There is NO such thing as modern Muslims...
They don't call their own terrorists them, they are "freedom fighters"... now you know why Obama don't want to call it "war on terror" to Obama it is "war on Islam"... a lot of people don't know that ...
Hillary is evil b!btch...she is making tremendous pressure on my people in Serbia to give up their own Christian land of Kosovo to Albanian muslims.
Muslims burned over 150 churches and monasteries, some over hundreds of years old. Hillary, NO comment can see Hillary in front of Albanian government and Kosovo Muslim government, and show strong support for a Muslim governments ...WHY????? Why American people don't know about this?
I'm telling you this, because it hurts, that, this administration is protecting so much muslims, but not protecting their own people? Why is that?
I'm American citizen, came years ago legally in United States and I'm very proud and loyal American .....I LOVE THIS COUNTRY !!!!!!!!!!
You need to increase you dose of Xanax and put more tinfoil in your hat.

Greensboro, NC

#799556 Nov 8, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>You started it. Besides it's like asking me to stop breathing. You're not asking me to stop breathing? <pause> <sheepishly>:Are you?
Calm down, I did not ask you stop breathing. you are turning purple for goodness sakes. Take a deep breath.

I am just saying, instead of snapping at people the way you do, you should focus on becoming a nicer, kinder, more caring Homer. And showing pictures of kittens to Carol is not enough.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#799557 Nov 8, 2012
The New America wrote:
Democrat Party: bung packers, abortionists, dope smokers, thieves, hoodlums ,deadbeats,America haters,carpet m unchers Socialists, add on the list if you wish.



Seattle, WA

#799558 Nov 8, 2012

A primary care clinic close to the ER I am working at will be clsing it's door on Februiary the 2nd 2013. THis just got to us today and is definitely a big news.

The docs and nurses will likely find work somewhere, but the rest....

Greensboro, NC

#799559 Nov 8, 2012
Homer wrote:
Peppy, so what are you in the Republican party going to do to have any shot at all in winning the presidency in 2016?
What are you going to do huh?
What? What?

Or maybe we just find a way to get rid of all those pesky minorities, you have any ideas how we could do that without causing a ruckus?

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#799560 Nov 8, 2012
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Our only chance is to run a hispanic. With the changing demographics, white male republican men do not stand a chance. It ain't the Reagan era anymore. Obama got 96% black vote, 74% hispanic vote and 70% asian vote.
I thought Romney should have picked Rubio, it ends up Ryan did not help him anyway.
Besides Joe Biden is hinting at running in 2016. If that happens, we could run with Strom Thurmond and win.
Why not just run Nixon again....I think 'The Simpsons' producers have his head in a jar somewhere.

Your only chance is to embrace Latinos, Blacks, and Asians, in REALITY, rather than fairy tales.

Good luck.

Indianapolis, IN

#799561 Nov 8, 2012
Failure of the Conservative Media to Predict Election Symptomatic of Bankrupt Ideology

If you listened to any prominent right wing media outlet during the week leading up to the election, you would have thought it was in the bag for Mitt Romney. Right wing pundits like Karl Rove, William Kristol and Charles Krauthammer predicted a close but definitive victory for Obama, Dick Morris boldly predicted the GOP would break 300 electoral votes, and incredibly, George Will thought Romney would take a whopping 326 (Romney won 206 electoral votes). In fact, the Right wing media was positively giddy with excitement believing they had finally unseated the Muslim Communist presiding in the White House.

Meanwhile, the supposedly ‘liberal’ media was projecting a fairly decisive win for the President, in large part due to the predictions of the New York Time’s polling expert Nate Silver.

Why the difference?

In short, the Right used ideology as the intellectual underpinning of their projections, while everyone else used facts. Nate Silver isn’t a mystic or the modern incarnation of Nostradamus – he’s an extraordinarily thorough polling analyst who bases predictions on a formula that accounts for real world margins of error and reporting discrepancies. It isn’t perfect, but the methodology is pretty airtight when it comes to projecting accurate odds. That’s why every half decent political analyst took Silver’s projections seriously and discounted the Right wing noise machine when it came to picking a winner.

This theme of fantasy vs reality goes far deeper than picking the winner in Presidential elections. It goes to the heart of what now constitutes conservatism in America, and why it is in perpetual decline.

The Right believes that because it believes something, it must be true. And they keep finding out that it doesn’t.

Indianapolis, IN

#799562 Nov 8, 2012
Last night, Roger Ailes' walls came tumbling down. Because their foundations were not based in reality, just ratings. Fox deserves a great deal of credit for re-electing president Obama. Because they refused to see who he actually was, they could not effectively counter him. They countered a figment of their imagination - and it was a particularly nasty, bilious, mean figment. Their universe became a black hole last night, sucking almost all of them in.
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#799563 Nov 8, 2012
I don't NEED a News outlet to clarify what I hear and can deduce.

Good call on your 3rd statement.

Bah, I wouldn't strike you. You're harmless. ;)

You get respect when you give respect. Respect is earned.
Obama made so many disparaging remarks and comments about The Republicans in his first term and during this Campaign, he hasn't earned their respect.

Fred resides in a totally different reality than I.

Bah ...
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Bah, stop already. The only people that make the claim that the president is/was rude & divisive are Fox News viewers and rightwing retards. You strike me as neither. But don't actually strike me.
The president being rude and devisive resides in that same altermate reality Fred resides in where Romney wins 44 states and a filibuster proof Senate.
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Richard Kranium

Emmaus, PA

#799564 Nov 8, 2012
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Calm down, I did not ask you stop breathing. you are turning purple for goodness sakes. Take a deep breath.
I am just saying, instead of snapping at people the way you do, you should focus on becoming a nicer, kinder, more caring Homer. And showing pictures of kittens to Carol is not enough.
he needs a glass of wine and a pedicure to calm his nerves. OOhhh maybe a nice relaxing facial

Indianapolis, IN

#799565 Nov 8, 2012
10 right-wingers who got the election hilariously wrong

So much for hunches and gut instincts. Maybe in 2016, these would-be pollsters will read Nate Silver like adults

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#799566 Nov 8, 2012
No Mo Obamas wrote:
Just wait until all the stupid latinos find out how dumb they really are when the price of their tortillas and chips go sky high! Can't wait fot the beaners to self deport with their damn kids and go back to where they belong.
Burning corn for ethanol had destroyed the tortillas industry. It is too expensive for Mexicans now thanks to idiot nerd Al Gore!

Now he admits he was wrong about it!!!

Al Gore says his support for corn-based ethanol subsidies while serving as vice president was a mistake that had more to do with his desire to cultivate farm votes in the 2000 presidential election than with what was good for the environment.
"It is not a good policy to have these massive subsidies for first-generation ethanol," Gore said at a green energy conference in Athens, Greece ... On reflection, Gore said the energy conversion ratios -- how much energy is produced in the process -- "are at best very small." "One of the reasons I made that mistake is that I paid particular attention to the farmers in my home state of Tennessee," he said, "and I had a certain fondness for the farmers in the state of Iowa because I was about to run for president."

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#799567 Nov 8, 2012
Obama wrote:
I won. Get over it.
And we the people lost and we are not getting over it!

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#799568 Nov 8, 2012
Tony wrote:
<quoted text>Yes the party must go on without the republicans.
Until money runs out and China refuse to lend any more and then Greece will come home, hopefully to a neighborhood near you!

Denver, CO

#799569 Nov 8, 2012
Mitt Romney's concession sermon...

My friends... I know I speak for Ann and myself when I express our heartfelt thanks for all the work you did for us during the recent election.

I wanted to be your President very badly and I'm sure I would have been, but it wasn't to be. The American people decided on another leader and I honor their choice.

Sadly, the Mormon Church, the faith we all love, invested everything on this bad bet and we will henceforth become a branch of the Presbyterians who are, apparently, better with their money and less given to grand, pointless gestures.

From now on you can address me as, "Bishop Paddy O'Romney and Ann as, "my wee, bonnie lass." We made a deal and we mean to stick by it.

On the plus side, there's a lot of haggus, enough now to last us years and years and years. I hope you like haggus?(a wee laugh ripples through the assembly.)

We Mormons are used to disappointment, I know how much many of you invested in our cause, but, on the bright side, we're a church so it's tax deductible. When Mormons give to "charity" we mean, "The Church," so we're able to skirt those job-killing tax laws just like the Presbyterians and Catholics have been doing all these years.

So, in closing, let me quote the Poet, Bobby Burns and say, "The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!
(The best laid schemes of Mice and Men
oft go awry,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!)"

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