Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1234385 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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Deltona, FL

#799423 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?
Well, if we're gonna sing let's get it right eh? Oh Carol was by Sadaka, a Lebanese from Brooklyn who penned the song for his pal Carol King.

Anka, also a slight of build Lebanese singer/songwriter is from Canada. Sure bet that he didn't play hawkee in high school eh?

Prefer Sadaka myself and "laughter in the rain" one of the all time feelgood songs.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#799424 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.
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.
GOD HELP AMERICA

Woodbridge, VA

#799425 Nov 8, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Who died and made you GOD, freak? And since when does GOD need you to fight his battles?
Fundies always eventually get to the threats.
Always.
Seems to me, if God didn't want abortions, He wouldn't be the world's busiest abortionist.
You really ought to familiarize yourself with the tenets and realities of your own religion.
Next.
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

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#799426 Nov 8, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
"there are more white people on welfare than any other group."
Really?
"The percentages those on welfare by race as of 2011 are listed below in descending order by percentage.
Black-39.8%
White-38.8%
Hispanic-15.7%
Other-3.3%
Asian-2.4%"
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_race_pe...
"people on welfare will tell you that being on welfare is not an easy way of life."
Then why are there so many who have lived on welfare for generations?
"your dumb butt think those who are receiving government assistance are getting alot of money"
There are a lot of welfare people who have a lot more that working people.
Nobraina? Can't say the name change is much of an improvement.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#799427 Nov 8, 2012
Jimmy wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Prove me wrong then....Have you served over in that region??? I have....

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#799428 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!
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!
OBAMA the GENIUS

Lillington, NC

#799429 Nov 8, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Barack Hussein Obama's new 'best friend'?? Guess we really now know his preference??
You notice Barack Hussein Obama didn't spend that much of his own money. Only "Other People's Money". Par for the course...
You don't have gay friends?

Never known a gay neighbor.

I wish all my neighbors were gay,

They take care of their homes really good, always friendly, ready to help others.

Mitt for your neighbor!

Tears up the whole street for his car elevator, never looks you in the eye, and his wife rides that dancing horse at all hours! And "doesn't pick it up"

That has to sting:

MASSACHUSETTS VOTES FOR OBAMA!

WISCONSIN VOTES FOR OBAMA!!

and the new lady in town! Ryan's backyard!

Billions spent by right shiners. For a beat down.

Next time worse: Republicans never win again?

“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.
OBAMA the GENIUS

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!
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

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

Denver, 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.”

http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtrut...
sonicfilter

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.

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

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#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

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