Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1252752 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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sonicfilter

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.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/07/status-quo...

“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.
sonicfilter

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.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/07/status-quo...

Well said Erick.

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#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).
sonicfilter

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.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/08/karl...
OBAMA the GENIUS

Lillington, NC

#799442 Nov 8, 2012
GOD HELP AMERICA wrote:
<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.
NEXT
Or you could live on your own planet.

As a God!

Or you could just live in your urn.

Or in your casket.

Forever!

Until the Romney's redevelop the cemetery for condos!

Then your out.

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

Rancho Cordova, CA

#799443 Nov 8, 2012
Jeebuss wrote:
Yep.
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

Ocala, 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.
Realtime

Deltona, 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.
sonicfilter

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?”

http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm...
GOD HELP AMERICA

Woodbridge, 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.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

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

Rancho Cordova, 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 !
Jimmy

Newington, 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!
TSM

El Paso, TX

#799451 Nov 8, 2012
What Obama will accomplish in his second term!! Debt/Deficits, government dependency, poverty, unemployment, etc. will continue rise!! The scary part is nothing we can Do!!
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#799452 Nov 8, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Big bird is a 1% er.
Your saying he is like Romney then. I like Big Bird better.
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#799453 Nov 8, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Want to wager on how long it takes the media to turn on him now that he can't run again? I say January or February!
Jan 2017 Hillary Clinton will be president and the tea party types will still whine

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#799454 Nov 8, 2012
GOD HELP AMERICA wrote:
<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.
NEXT
Unless you can get back to me with the red print selections showing Jesus condemning abortion or homosexuality, then I think you'd better check on what happened to Onan and stop with the pronouncements from high times on what "God don't think." You might "fastly" use a few "lessoons" before you misuse the term toward again. LMAWLEYAO
OBAMIES ZOMBIES

Los Angeles, CA

#799455 Nov 8, 2012
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
Can't touch me!
Dance dance dance!
Can't touch me!
Watch me romance...
Raising taxes on rich folks!
I won!! Coming soon!!
Hey Kock bros! Get out your wallets!
Can't touch me!
Dance dance dance!
And make romance......Democrats Win!!!!
And after the 1st of the year taxes. will go up, economy decline, no jobs, gas go up...
don't worth --- be happy...
in 2014 you're going to have "free" Obamacare to cover your depression pills, M O R O N...!!!!!!!

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#799456 Nov 8, 2012
carol wrote:
About that "jobs bill" everyone is blaming the republicans for not passing...even the Daily Beast reported the truth.
"Barack Obama continued his sales blitz across the country Tuesday, touting his jobs plan and scolding Republicans in Congress more than once to 'pass this bill.'
"There was only one rather embarrassing problem: his $447 billion proposal was blocked in the Senate—by his fellow Democrats."
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/10...
Uh-oh...the liberal talking points bible made liberals look stupid.
I am shocked!
Does your biased link explain why the Senate didn't support it?

Perhaps because the GOP in the House tacked on a bunch of legislation to 'redefine rape'?
(They're famous for that sort of thing, you know.)

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