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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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#799384 Nov 8, 2012
Eman wrote:
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Tell carol she's full of sht then post that crap? Really, putz? Are you too stupid to be embarrassed?
OK big mouth, what loopholes was Romney going to close to balance out the 5 trillion tax cut?

Funny, Paul Ryan said he did not have a list yet here you are, claiming he did. Because Mitt Romney had a plan.

How was Romney getting us energy independent? Convert cars to run on coal? What was the plan?

Romney had no plans, only goals.

You should really learn the difference.
Lord Fetch

Calumet City, IL

#799386 Nov 8, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Is that you gunner?
Fkn kkkoward.
gunner is still sucking his thumb...

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#799387 Nov 8, 2012
carol wrote:
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That Obama campaign ad clearly accused Romney of killing that man's wife - who, as it turns out, died of cancer 5 years later and had health benefits from working at another company.
So what would you call it?
What? You can't be serious, Carol. Where on earth did you find that information?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#799388 Nov 8, 2012
Tuesday was not a good day for the Muslim-baiting wing of the GOP, with the defeat of Rep. Allen West (R-FL) and with onetime presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann holding her House seat in Minnesota by a razor-thin margin. They have been among the most high-profile members of Congress to spend a goodly amount of their political capital chasing down the bugaboo of Muslim jihad in America.

Bachmann won her re-election by barely 4,200 votes. Her spotlight-grabbing antics, a laundry list of kooky comments and presidential campaigning, probably played into that, but the Associated Press noted that her recent attempt to tie Hillary Clinton’s top aide to the Muslim Brotherhood, which earned Bachmann a smackdown from John McCain and other Republicans, contributed to her unpopularity among constituents. As for one-term West, who left his 18th District in south Florida for an ostensibly more GOP-friendly one in the 22nd District, he seems to have lost to Democrat Patrick Murphy by only 2,500 votes. He has filed injunctions for a recount and an examination of the electronic voting machines, citing “irregularities” and violations on the part of local election officials.

West is one most Islamophobic pols around, a compatriot of jihad hunters Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, who not only claim that Islam is evil, but insist that Muslim radicals have infiltrated the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and top levels of government. Geller recently made headlines when her group sponsored pro-Israel New York City subway ads that suggested Palestinian Muslims are “savages.”

Notes Peter Beinart at The Daily Beast:

The unfounded accusations that dozens of Communists populate the Congress’s Democratic caucus were nothing new, but his most novel legacy may be West’s inflammatory rhetoric about Muslims….West used his time in Congress to press his case that Islam is “not a religion” but a “totalitarian theocratic political ideology,” and that terrorism is inherent to the faith—not radical Islam, but Islam, writ large. He’s accused a fellow Member of Congress, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), a Muslim, of “represent(ing) the antithesis of the principles upon which this country was established.”

Ellison, by the way, beat back his opponent in Tuesday’s election, Republican challenger Chris Fields, with 65 percent of the vote. Ellison, of course, was forced to defend his faith every step of the way. In one particularly atrocious instance, Fields called Ellison “militantly anti-America” in a mailer.“Being attacked for my religion never bothered me before,” Ellison told reporters.“This time around though, it was a little meaner.”

It seems that a growing number of voters just aren’t comfortable with the vitriol coming from these politicians. Also losing Tuesday were Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois, who once said he was “looking for some godly men and women in the Senate, in the Congress, who will stand in the face of the danger of Islam.” Republican Adam Hasner, another Spencer-Geller acolyte who attempted to grab West’s old seat in Florida’s 18th, lost too. The Florida Independent wrote that Hasner, who once brought anti-Muslim Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders to his state to speak, has been on a “long-time crusade against the supposed threat of Sharia in the U.S.”

“You cannot fight an enemy when you will not acknowledge that an enemy even exists, and that enemy has a name, and that is Shariah-compliant Islam,” Hasner reportedly told a conservative group in 2008.

Hasner will have plenty of time to fight “the enemy” now. So will plenty of other candidates on the state level, too. Republican Charlie Faqua, who self-published a book calling for the deportation of all Muslims, lost his election to a Democrat in the Arkansas state senate. His loss helped to flip the Senate to Democratic control for the first time since Reconstruction.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/not-a-...
OBAMA the GENIUS

Lillington, NC

#799389 Nov 8, 2012
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!!!!
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#799390 Nov 8, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
<quoted text>
I only tell the truth and state facts...WHAT YOU GOT?
Liar, for sure. Something you don't. An education and a clear thinking brain. By the way idiot, "ToManyLaws" s/b "TooManyLaws", Obama voter.

Move along now, moron.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#799391 Nov 8, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney had clear-cut plans for reforms that are long overdue and bold solutions.
We will now continue on the same path for another four years and neither will the democrats do anything differently, they will not even entertain the idea of major reforms.
Thanks for helping them maintain the status quo and bankrupting Medicare and Social Security even sooner. Good job.
"clear cut"?

What deductions was Romney going to eliminate?

What loopholes was he going to close

What spending was he cutting other than planned parenthood & PBS?
carol

Orlando, FL

#799392 Nov 8, 2012
Jimmy wrote:
<quoted text>
No - they are waiting for MSNBC's Chris Mathews to say he is happy people died in the storm. Next he will declare Obama dictator.
Iran must be happy Obama won! I guess now we know they will get the nuke. Thanks to idiots like you, we have a more dangerous world where our leaders are allowed to lie to us.
Nice going, brain dead liberal.
I know Chavez was rooting for him. Really, he was.

The day the likes of Chavez roots for a republican, I'm switching over and becoming an independent.

Ahmydirtydinnerjacket is sleeping like a baby the past few nights.
dem

United States

#799393 Nov 8, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>That Obama campaign ad clearly accused Romney of killing that man's wife - who, as it turns out, died of cancer 5 years later and had health benefits from working at another company.

So what would you call it?
Accept that you had an historic opportunity and you blew it. Accept that in the worst economic environment in nearly a century you still couldn’t do what Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton did in milder recessions: defeat an incumbent president.
Lord Fetch

Calumet City, IL

#799394 Nov 8, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney laid out his plans quite succinctly on his website and repeated his 5 step plan quite a few times.
You were probably watching Sesame Street and crying about losing Big Bird.
Mitt Romney’s 5 Point Plan is the Same Plan as McCain in ’08 and Bush in ’04

see a pattern here?

Then look at the Republican solutions since 2010:
legislation against the teaching of evolution,

banning the word “gay” from schools,

denying women control over their own uteruses,

banning contraception,

legislation to put children back to work and limit the pay of middle class workers,

legislating the Ten Commandments,– none of which address any of the problems faced by Americans today.

Even when they do touch on an actual problem – proclaiming days of prayer to combat drought – the solution is laughable.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Lillington, NC

#799396 Nov 8, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney laid out his plans quite succinctly on his website and repeated his 5 step plan quite a few times.
You were probably watching Sesame Street and crying about losing Big Bird.
You better tell Mitt and Ann,

if they want to see the inside of the White House get in line with the other second graders for the tour: 12 and 2 pm daily!

I WON!!

open up your wallet Mitt. <----- Your taxes going up!
Fox News Makes You Stupid

Islip, NY

#799397 Nov 8, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
BULLSHIT.GET a brain or STFU.
I would pay the same amount on taxes in everything-no matter what in the hell ROMNEY pays or doesn't!!
It's the SLACKERTIC entitleMENTALLY warped, that are DRAINING this nation!!
I hope to hell there's a BUDGET slammed in, in the next short while-giving the ignorant type fweeDUHM riders a "much in wah wah wah need of" swift kick in the teeth-as in CAPPED AND CURBED-DEAL with what the REST of us have to!
Union Sundown
Well, my shoes, they come from Singapore,
My flashlight's from Taiwan,
My tablecloth's from Malaysia,
My belt buckle's from the Amazon.
You know, this shirt I wear comes from the Philippines
And the car I drive is a Chevrolet,
It was put together down in Argentina
By a guy makin' thirty cents a day.

Well, it's sundown on the union
And what's made in the U.S.A.
Sure was a good idea
'Til greed got in the way.

Well, this silk dress is from Hong Kong
And the pearls are from Japan.
Well, the dog collar's from India
And the flower pot's from Pakistan.
All the furniture, it says "Made in Brazil"
Where a woman, she slaved for sure
Bringin' home thirty cents a day to a family of twelve,
You know, that's a lot of money to her.

Well, it's sundown on the union
And what's made in the U.S.A.
Sure was a good idea
'Til greed got in the way.

Well, you know, lots of people complainin' that there is no work.
I say, "Why you say that for
When nothin' you got is U.S.-made?"
They don't make nothin' here no more,
You know, capitalism is above the law.
It say, "It don't count 'less it sells."
When it costs too much to build it at home
You just build it cheaper someplace else.

Well, it's sundown on the union
And what's made in the U.S.A.
Sure was a good idea
'Til greed got in the way.

Well, the job that you used to have,
They gave it to somebody down in El Salvador.
The unions are big business, friend,
And they're goin' out like a dinosaur.
They used to grow food in Kansas
Now they want to grow it on the moon and eat it raw.
I can see the day coming when even your home garden
Is gonna be against the law.

Well, it's sundown on the union
And what's made in the U.S.A.
Sure was a good idea
'Til greed got in the way.

Democracy don't rule the world,
You'd better get that in your head.
This world is ruled by violence
But I guess that's better left unsaid.
From Broadway to the Milky Way,
That's a lot of territory indeed
And a man's gonna do what he has to do
When he's got a hungry mouth to feed.

Well, it's sundown on the union
And what's made in the U.S.A.
Sure was a good idea
'Til greed got in the way.

Copyright ©1983
dem

United States

#799398 Nov 8, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>gunner is still sucking his thumb...
That emans nickname?
dem

United States

#799399 Nov 8, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>Romney laid out his plans quite succinctly on his website and repeated his 5 step plan quite a few times.

You were probably watching Sesame Street and crying about losing Big Bird.
I knew you didn't know.
Fox News Makes You Stupid

Islip, NY

#799400 Nov 8, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
BULLSHIT.GET a brain or STFU.
I would pay the same amount on taxes in everything-no matter what in the hell ROMNEY pays or doesn't!!
It's the SLACKERTIC entitleMENTALLY warped, that are DRAINING this nation!!
I hope to hell there's a BUDGET slammed in, in the next short while-giving the ignorant type fweeDUHM riders a "much in wah wah wah need of" swift kick in the teeth-as in CAPPED AND CURBED-DEAL with what the REST of us have to!
Analysis: Banks Play Shell Game with Taxpayer Dollars
Statement by Senator Bernie Sanders
BURLINGTON, VT - A study requested by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) found numerous instances during the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 when banks took near zero-interest funds from the Federal Reserve and then loaned money back to the federal government on sweetheart terms for the banks.
The banks pocketed interest on government securities that paid rates up to 12 times greater than the Fed’s rock bottom interest charges, according to a Congressional Research Service analysis conducted for Sanders.
“This report confirms that ultra-low interest loans provided by the Federal Reserve during the financial crisis turned out to be direct corporate welfare to big banks,” Sanders said.“Instead of using the Fed loans to reinvest in the economy, some of the largest financial institutions in this country appear to have lent this money back to the federal government at a higher rate of interest by purchasing U.S. government securities.”
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/04/...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#799401 Nov 8, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
OK big mouth, what loopholes was Romney going to close to balance out the 5 trillion tax cut?
Funny, Paul Ryan said he did not have a list yet here you are, claiming he did. Because Mitt Romney had a plan.
How was Romney getting us energy independent? Convert cars to run on coal? What was the plan?
Romney had no plans, only goals.
You should really learn the difference.
When did i claim ryan had a list? You are one fckd up individual.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#799402 Nov 8, 2012
A More Diverse GOP

As I said in my post election wrap-up, I don’t think the primary problem for the Republican Party is that it isn’t “reaching” enough voters. The problem is that voters are rejecting the party and its ideology.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/a-more...
dem

United States

#799403 Nov 8, 2012
the real carol wrote:
Everybody thinks he was writing lots of those songs for Edie Sedgwick (who is sooooo flat chested by the way, not ample like me, and a total doper), but I'm completely convinced he was writing for me alone, just like that guy who probably saw me making my way down that lonely street after the go-go bars closed, and saw how "young and sweet" I was, unlike the others ... oh yeah, it was "Down on Main Street." I'm pretty sure we had a few cocktails together, but can't swear to it(they make sure you're practically a "B" girl before they'll even let you in the door to dance in those places (which are, just like the Mormon temples, money laundering operations), but not topless, as I would NEVER do that.

Also, the song "Roseanna" was NOT for that famous groupie, Roseanna Arquette, of the "acting" Arquettes, as I know that the original lyrics (and, yes, I DO have the handwritten original) has "carol" crossed out and replaced with "Roseanna," because I refused to give in to the lead guitarist's sweaty advances. So, actually, the lyrics went like this:

All I wanna do in the middle of the evening
Is hold you tight, oh carol, oh carol,
I didn't know you were looking for more
Than I could ever give

Not quite a year since she went away, oh carol. yeah
Now she's gone and I have to say

Meet you all the way
Meet you all the way, oh carol yeah
Meet you all the way
Meet you all the way, oh carol yeah

I can see your face still shining through the window
On the other side, oh carol, oh carol
I didn't know that a girl like you
Could make me feel so sad, oh carol, etc...

Of course, they would have gotten in trouble, since there actually is an older song, "carol," sung by the brilliant Paul Anka ("oh carol I am but a fool" and so on ...). Now him I really did roll around with a little, even if he was an Lebanese, but don't tell my mama. I mean, how could you resist?
You mean I've been debating fake carol?

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#799404 Nov 8, 2012
carol wrote:
President Barack Obama’s new jobs plan is hitting some unexpected turbulence in the halls of Congress: lawmakers from his own party.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/634...
Oh my...another uh-oh...
Lets do the time warp again....

Your article is over a year old.
dem

United States

#799405 Nov 8, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>Mitt RomneyÂ’s 5 Point Plan is the Same Plan as McCain in Â’08 and Bush in Â’04

see a pattern here?

Then look at the Republican solutions since 2010:
legislation against the teaching of evolution,

banning the word “gay” from schools,

denying women control over their own uteruses,

banning contraception,

legislation to put children back to work and limit the pay of middle class workers,

legislating the Ten Commandments,– none of which address any of the problems faced by Americans today.

Even when they do touch on an actual problem – proclaiming days of prayer to combat drought – the solution is laughable.
It would have been a six point plan but he ran out of fingers.

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