Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1252173 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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Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#800349 Nov 9, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Look,I know you're embarrassed.
I have the highest regard to all that serve in our military & appreciate their service.
But really, when someone like you brags, it requires a footnote.
A little history lesson.
If you were a male between 18 & 26 in the 60's & early 70's, you were subject to the draft, unless you had a deferment such as a college deferment.
Those without a deferment were in the "pool" & local draft boards selected draftees (until the lottery changed it).
The National Guard became the first choice of those who thought they would drafted & did not want to win that trip to Vietnam. The Guard quickly filled up & to get in the Guard took money & political influence ( Ref GW Bush).
The options became:
1) Try to get a medical deferment - like get a big boil on your ass (the Limbaughian).
2) Go to college & not flunk out & hope its over after 4 years.
3) Join the Navy because unless you volunteer & get selected for river boat duty, you will likely never step foot in Vietnam.
4) Run in hide in another country - flee to Canada or hide out in England (Clinton) or France (Romney).
Now you had no influence to get in the Guard. So when you thought you might get drafted, you ran out & joined the Navy.
I rate that above those that fled to other countries but really, if there was no draft,. we all know you would not have enlisted. If you were truly interested to fighting in Vietnam, you would have enlisted in the Army or Marines.
When the lottery was done, I had a high school buddy whose birthday was number 1 - he dropped out of college & joined the Navy. Lots of kids did this. But in reality, they did it to avoid the draft.
He, like you, hid out in the Navy.
Being drafyed m
Blah...blah...blah... If you think the pride I have in my service to my country is "bragging", than so be it. I don't have to answer to you or any other peace queer. The fact remains that I served my country in time of war and you did not. People like you tried to undermine our efforts. I wonder how many of our soldiers and Marines died due to the confidence that was given to our enemies because of you and your friend's war protests and the fact that they knew that people like you didn't support them and, in fact, were against them, as was proven time and time again by the reception they received from people like you upon their return. You're a coward piece of sh't. Don't lecture me about serving my country.
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#800350 Nov 9, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>wouldn't it be more fun and cathartic to shove 'em off?
you are almost as casual about murder as those guys on the "hate the jews" thread. Wassup with that?
carol

Orlando, FL

#800351 Nov 9, 2012
GOPidiotsx wrote:
<quoted text>
Straight from Bill O's mouth, you parrot.
Single women were tired of listening to Repubkicanmen lecture them about rape.
Stay stupid Carol. The culture wars are over.
BTW, Rasmussen, FOX's favorite pollster, ranked 24th in their polling predictions. Not even close!
Two republicans misspoke in their zealousy to preserve life at all costs.

Do you know how many republican men there are?

Romney made it quite clear rape was an exception. Women should have been listening to him.

Obama started the war against women and made it the fiasco it became.

That's what they do...start fiascos right before elections.

We still can't afford Planned Parenthood and those adamently against abortion are still forced to pay for it.

Good job. Nice going. You still don't get it.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#800352 Nov 9, 2012
sage won wrote:
People are a dying
Obama is a lying
Pakistani civilian deaths in US drone war 'in vain'– report — RT
rt.com/news/pakistan-drones-study-civilians-9...
Sep 25, 2012 – Obama's kill list - All males near drone strike sites are terrorists ... Civilian-killing drone strikes are turning local populations against the US,...
Secret 'Kill List' Tests Obama's Principles - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com/.../obamas-leadership-in-war-... ?...
May 29, 2012 – President Obama has placed himself at the helm of a top secret process to designate ... U.S. Law May Allow Killings, Holder Says (March 6, 2012)... C.I.A. Steps Up Drone Attacks on Taliban in Pakistan (September 28, 2010)...
Obama Administration's Drone Death Figures Don't Add Up ...
www.propublica.org/article/obama-drone-death-...
Jun 18, 2012 – We collected claims by the administration about deaths from drone strikes ...
President Obama has greatly expanded the use of drones to attack .
I'd rather we were out of there entirely, but rather than our troops getting slaughtered on the ground, I'd see the use of drones. If they don't like it, they can always surrender...

Yes, it's a cold world.
Wahh.

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#800353 Nov 9, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Here you go Homer read it for yourself. Notice the word 'I'?
"I got rid of" is not the same as "I voted against," language challenged...you probably think you will be "getting rid of" several of Obama's cabinet members before 2016, but that isn't because you voted against them--you guys are just being childish, churlish, and chump-like.

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#800356 Nov 9, 2012
Eman wrote:
Where's the idiot that said the stock market would be better by today?
Wall street is pouting because they aren't going to get the goodies Romney promised.
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#800357 Nov 9, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Blah...blah...blah... If you think the pride I have in my service to my country is "bragging", than so be it. I don't have to answer to you or any other peace queer. The fact remains that I served my country in time of war and you did not. People like you tried to undermine our efforts. I wonder how many of our soldiers and Marines died due to the confidence that was given to our enemies because of you and your friend's war protests and the fact that they knew that people like you didn't support them and, in fact, were against them, as was proven time and time again by the reception they received from people like you upon their return. You're a coward piece of sh't. Don't lecture me about serving my country.
The puke obviously knew nothing when he said "hiding out in the Navy"!

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#800358 Nov 9, 2012
Disgusted wrote:
14 year old girl abducted off the street and raped?? on her way to school??
Are there only animals in chicago? I think so.
Between the horrible murders and now abuductions and rapes of little girls, not to mention the fraud of a President you subjected the country to, the whole damn city is a fucking zoo with predatory animals as inhabitants.
Have you purchased your home protection yet? Enroll in self-defense classes? Enroll your daughters while you're at it. Think about arming them too.

If you don't trust the government to protect you, you should be protecting yourself.

An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#800362 Nov 9, 2012
SHADOW wrote:
<quoted text>
How many dead on barry's watch? Seems you liberal socialist workers party people have stopped the daily count of our dead for some reason. Dead Americans under barry's watch just aren't important.
Why is that?
How many people have perished due to the disasters in the northeast on Obama's watch? And the death toll still climbs. Four new bodies have been located. Three of them died from exposure, i.e. they froze to death. When will Obama finally address the nation about his failure during this most recent "bump in the road"? When will he explain his lack of action at Benghazi? When will he explain his lack of action when the Iranian fighters fired on our military drone over international waters? As Dezi used to say, he has "lots of splainin' to do".
Zew

Johannesburg, South Africa

#800363 Nov 9, 2012
RealDave wrote:
Romney lost because he chose Paul Ryan. Period. If he would have chosen another Governor or even a foreign policy choice like Rice or Huntsman, he could have won.
Interesting.

Looks like Romney's mistake was to approach this whole thing with a pure business approach. You don't do that in politics like you wouldnt approach a business issue with a pure political approach. He needed to strike a balance.
And this Paul Ryan character is too young for the mess of this magnitude. I googled him.

Rice would most probably have advised on how NOT to send mixed messages on critical issues which are suppose to take a back seat in this time of great economic crisis, but they didnt.
RealDave wrote:
They also lost because the American people know that Obama did not create this mess & did not believe the Republicans when they blamed Obama.
What is he doing to fix it?

Obama was elected and is getting paid to do a job and he is not doing it, period.

He was elected to fix the mess which he failing to do.

He knew what he was inheriting and getting himself into. Obama is not up to the challenge. Its of no use re-electing him and hope for the best. His administration is very weak.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#800364 Nov 9, 2012
With the Teflon president getting a pass for the past four years why would anyone be surprise by this…With 'fiscal cliff' looming, Obama heads to Asia!!
carol

Orlando, FL

#800365 Nov 9, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>shocking...the moonie rag said that? a year and a half ago?
In 2010, the CBO estimated that Obamacare’s tax increases would amount to $626 billion from 2013-2019.

In 2011, the CBO estimated totals of $624 and $968 billion, respectively.

In the most recent report, the CBO projected a 2013-2019 total of $672 billion, and a ten-year total of $1,221 billion.

The CBO website reports for 2010, 2011 and 2012 respectively:
http://www.cbo.gov/publication/21351
http://www.cbo.gov/publication/22027
http://www.cbo.gov/publication/43471

See how those numbers keep going up?

You still must not be fully awake yet.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#800366 Nov 9, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>lil guy...you are tenacious. lucky for you wolves don't waste their time on mice
It's a liberal thing. Why exert yourself when you can live off the labor of someone else, even if it means eating carrion?
Imhotep

Wesley Chapel, FL

#800368 Nov 9, 2012
Jean wrote:
The entire rightwing hate filled 'agenda' went down in smoke on tuesday. You miserable neanderthals will be in a constant state of apoplexy as immigration reform is addreesed and passed, taxes are raised on Richie Rich, Rush makes nice with Sandra Fluke, The Affordable Care Act gets implemented etc.
Progressives, women hispanics, gays , math, science, reality, history all WON and cleaned your ignorant, lying, hysterical, racist trailer trash clocks.
RIP...republican party.
Indeed
The GOP fell victim to its own lies. A major re-org is now mandatory.

There will be more losses in 2014.

The GOP's total failure to comprehend demographics resulted in a stunning, crushing defeat.

47% said "NO!" And handed the 1% their rumps.

18-29 year olds 60+% Obama
Latinos - Obama
Women - Obama
Senate in Dem control.

Not to mention the bizarre spectacle of Fox News analyst Karl Rove, a major fundraiser for Romney, publicly questioning his network's declaration that the President had been re-elected. Now it shall be Sandys fault.

;-)
carol

Orlando, FL

#800369 Nov 9, 2012
FORWARD to Obamageddon wrote:
<quoted text>Carol, don't you know that Happy Days are Here Again?
Obamacare remains intact, and most Americans will be stunned at the resulting higher costs and lower quality of care.
Small businesses will curtail hiring because of its impact.
Scandals like Solyndra, Fast and Furious, and Benghazi will remain buried. More will occur.
The national debt will continue to skyrocket, as entitlements expand, and our country cannonballs toward bankruptcy.
More liberal justices will be appointed to the Supreme Court.
Congress and the Constitution will become less relevant as Obama imposes more of his will on the country through Executive Order.
The country will be flooded with illegal aliens as our borders disintegrate, and the Democrats will have established a solid voting bloc and dream constituency - a majority of Americans totally dependent on government.
I'm guessing the many who who voted for Obama will never care about the $21 Trillion national debt that will be Obama's legacy or the shredding of the US Constitution. But they will notice that unlike promises made by Obama, they won't be able to go to the same doctors and they will have to pay more to wait in long lines for lower quality care.
And they will notice when their neighborhood schools are overrun by ESL kids and their local school taxes skyrocket for services for them and the quality of community life goes downhill.
But they wanted Obama and they got Obama!
Obama-Biden FOUR MORE YEARS!!! Whoo--hooo!
It's going to be a big mess. But at least women can still get abortions at the taxpayers' expense and free birth control.

And Latinos can be proud that just made the immigration problem much worse while the economy goes off the cliff.

These were apparently the most important things on the agenda this election.
SHADOW

Boerne, TX

#800370 Nov 9, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>wrong thread shadowtard...now scoot before i swat you with a broom
Everyone knows fat sel.
If you feel like you can get it handled guess you need to start huh mouth.
carol

Orlando, FL

#800371 Nov 9, 2012
THE BAIN OF YAWK wrote:
<quoted text>
"zealousy?" Hehehehe
2 other spEEling errors. Why not give spell check a whirl, you imbecile?
By the way, I love old, fat former slvts like you, with dried up uteri and genitals, who suddenly decide they get to turn back the clock on women who have everything to lose or gain, to the 50's.
Sit on a rusty spike, you conservative doucheeebag, and rotate slowly.
You knew what I meant. They were as overly zealous to preserve life as this president is not to.
SHADOW

Boerne, TX

#800372 Nov 9, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Why I said "who understands them and hears them".
Listen to the mexicans about what. How they are gonna over run the country, swamp our hospitals and schools. How they are gonna bring disease and theur anchor babies.
Just what is it you want to listen to.
carol

Orlando, FL

#800373 Nov 9, 2012
We still can't afford Planned Parenthood and those adamently against abortion are still forced to pay for it.

Time to sit back and watch the show.
Jean

Newburgh, NY

#800374 Nov 9, 2012
Wall Street and big business has done very, very well during the Obama years. Record corporate . The greed of corporate America and mulinational corporations knows no bounds. In case there is someone out there who still doubts this....they have no loyalty to this country. The economic meltdown should have been proof positive or even corporte apologist stragglers.
It is our government that puts the brakes on that corporate greed on behalf of the citizens of this country.

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