Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1507982 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

#802210 Nov 11, 2012
krissy wrote:
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D Petraeus should have kept his sword in his sheath. He's got nobody but himself to blame for his troubles ;)
Now they're reporting that he was having affairs with two women. David Petreus, Four Star General, CIA Director and prolific cockhound.

Indianapolis, IN

#802211 Nov 11, 2012
‘Viewers Ought to Be Outraged’: Frank Luntz Explains Where Pollsters Failed in 2012

Pollster Frank Luntz– one of the many to predict a Romney victory last week– appeared on Fox News Saturday to explain where Republicans took a wrong turn in forecasting voter turnout.

He explained:

“Look– the published polls that the Romney campaign and the Republican establishment were trashing day after day turned out to be accurate. And all the polls that are being done for the Republican establishment– I know that the House candidates who lost were shocked at what happened, the Senate, Republicans were supposed to gain seats they actually lost…

“This is a bad day for Republican pollsters, and it’s something that they should be held accountable for. You have to tell your clients the truth, and you have to be accurate. And to miss so many states and to be this far off, your Fox News viewers ought to be outraged, because day in and day out they were told that Mitt Romney was going to win, and the fact is Ohio was &#8203;never&#8203; up, Wisconsin was &#8203;never&#8203; up, Pennsylvania was &#8203;never&#8203; up…the published polls were correct. Nate Silver was correct. But the Republican establishment polls were wrong.” &#8203;[Emphasis added]

Luntz then analyzed a Republican Main Street Partnership survey where voters were asked which groups they think Republicans are “most interested in helping.” By and large, the respondents seem to believe Republicans only care about “the wealthy” and “big business.”

“That tells you the communication gulf between what Republicans were saying and what the average American was hearing– hardworking taxpayers and the middle class, &#8203;half&#8203; as many people said that as the wealthy and big business– it tells you that the Obama campaign got through the message that the Republicans were out of touch,” Luntz explained.“That the Republicans were defending the groups they didn’t like, and if there was a signal that the messaging wasn’t working, this is it.”

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#802212 Nov 11, 2012
dem wrote:
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Well you're dumb so ill explain to you the economy is recovering in spite of the tea bag stooges that you old folks elected to obstruct.
And comparing me to the president of the United States, who also was head of the Harvard law review, and a constitutional scholar is quite the put down. At least from your imbecilic view point.
Are you insinuating that you were 'also' the head of the Harvard Law Review??, or is this just a pitiful example of hero envy? You might be head dick at a circle jerk, but that's about the extent of it.

At this rate it will take 30 years to get us back to pre 2007 levels (memory jog: when dems took control of Congress). Enjoy.

Oviedo, FL

#802213 Nov 11, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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If you had a dolluh for how many times you did NOT post that junk... you could buy yourself breakfast this morning lol.
They hang on your skirt tails, like the desperate parasiTIC types they are-because their straw grasping in desperation is all they have left now.
Have a good day!
Thanks, you too.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#802214 Nov 11, 2012
Obama could put an end this whole Benghazi thing if he just ordered the press to start referring to it as a "simple act of workplace violence".

Indianapolis, IN

#802215 Nov 11, 2012
Community Organizer: 1, Brainy Wall Street Financier: Zero

Bethany Mandel at Commentary has a pretty cool account of the breakdown of Romney’s hi-tech Get Out the Vote Operation (Project ORCA) here. The technical details are well worth reading, but the nut of the thing is this:

One of the most successful components of Karl Rove’s GOTV efforts with George W. Bush’s campaigns was his small-government ideological approach. Each volunteer was tasked with personally getting a handful of voters from their area to the polls, voters that they were already familiar with from their church, their children’s schools and their community. Instead of this strategy, Boston was the hub; information was sent there and GOTV assignments were delegated from thousands of miles away by Romney staffers largely unfamiliar with individuals and communities. At Ace of Spades, Ekdahl described the organizational approach of Project ORCA:“The bitter irony of this entire endeavor was that a supposedly small government candidate gutted the local structure of GOTV efforts in favor of a centralized, faceless organization in a far off place (in this case, their Boston headquarters).”

I’m sure we’re going to hear lots more about this. But one likely takeaway is that Mitt Romney is not nearly as smart as he thinks he is.

Oviedo, FL

#802216 Nov 11, 2012
FORWARD to Obamageddon wrote:
<quoted text>No one but Fox News really cares about any of this.
And it isn't like this is mainstream either:
Buried October Surprise? Iran Shot at U.S. Drone
The news comes days after Valerie Jarrett was said to be involved in Iran negotiations
Some pretty alarming news broke this afternoon about an American surveillance drone, which was fired upon by Iranian planes. The drone was over international waters in the Persian Gulf when it was targeted, but was not hit.
The shooting, which the Pentagon said occurred Nov. 1 — five days before the American presidential election — was the first known instance of Iranian warplanes firing on an American surveillance drone. George Little, the top Pentagon spokesman, attributed the weeklong official silence on the episode to restrictions on discussing classified surveillance missions.
But the episode — and the official silence about it until Thursday — raised questions about whether the delay had been meant to forestall a controversy before the election.
This comes as well-known tensions remain high between the United States and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program, currently the target of broad international sanctions led by the United States. The incident also comes weeks after an Iranian drone launched by Hezbollah was shot down by Israeli forces after reportedly taking pictures of Israeli bases. Most notably though, this news comes just days after it had been announced that the Shiraz-born Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett had been assisting the United States in its negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. How this incident avoided daylight, despite taking place in range of the Strait of Hormuz–the choke point nearly a fifth of the world’s oil avoided daylight, is pretty stunning. Meanwhile, rumors that Iran and United States were set to engage direct talks made headlines last week.
What else don’t we know about the American strategy vis-ŕ-vis Iran?
But really, what time are Honey Boo Boo or the Kardashian's on?
Bueller, Bueller?
The cheerleaders just aren't interested in cheering when their team becomes the underdog.

They go on an extended break when the game is in full play.

Plain and simple.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#802217 Nov 11, 2012
Nightchalker wrote:
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I never watch T.V. at all, that's how I know you so full of it you float in fresh water.
Are you SURE that YOUR "sources" are telling you the truth?
I know from actual experience that unless you SEE a "news" story happen you will not get the true story.
What about radio?

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#802218 Nov 11, 2012
FORWARD to Obamageddon wrote:
My niece, an ardent Obama supporter on Facebook, graduated in 2011 and is working part time at Starbucks.
Does anyone have any holiday gift ideas that are practical for someone living in their parent's basement? She's already got free birth control and doesn't plan on being raped so we doubt she'll be needing a free abortion.
The Obama Chia Pet is always a hit with the Facebook crowd.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#802220 Nov 11, 2012
FORWARD to Obamageddon wrote:
My niece, an ardent Obama supporter on Facebook, graduated in 2011 and is working part time at Starbucks.
Does anyone have any holiday gift ideas that are practical for someone living in their parent's basement? She's already got free birth control and doesn't plan on being raped so we doubt she'll be needing a free abortion.
What she doesn't need is a dkhead uncle like you.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#802221 Nov 11, 2012
Well, it's been two weeks since the disaster in the northeast. Still no power, still no FEMA (they won't even answer the phone and the few FEMA do-nothings that are there aren't allowed to speak to the press) and still no comments from Obama. He has to hold his nose today and place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Maybe he'll call Bloomberg and Cristy after that and ask them how things are going. Probably not though. It's a pretty good day for golf.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#802222 Nov 11, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
It makes sense that Mitt Romney and his advisers are still gobsmacked by the fact that they’re not commandeering the West Wing.
Team Romney has every reason to be shellshocked. Its candidate, after all, resoundingly won the election of the country he was wooing.
Mitt Romney is the president of white male America.
In its delusional death spiral, the white male patriarchy was so hard core, so redolent of country clubs and Cadillacs, it made little effort not to alienate women. The election had the largest gender gap in the history of the Gallup poll, with Obama winning the vote of single women by 36 percentage points.
As W.’s former aide Karen Hughes put it in Politico on Friday,“If another Republican man says anything about rape other than it is a horrific, violent crime, I want to personally cut out his tongue.”
Why didn't she and the rest of the Republican women say so before? Why didn't Mitt denounce them?
It's too late , we all know what they stand for. Anti women, anti abortion, anti gay,anti black, anti Latino,
Anti everyone besides rich old white angry anoles who think they can buy an election.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#802223 Nov 11, 2012
Logic wrote:
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If that is your position, then we can easily blame Reagan and Bush.
After all they armed Bin Laden to fight the Russians as a proxy for America.
It was all love between Bin Laden and America and then a disagreement happened which triggered 911.
In Obama's world, 9-11 was just an act of workplace violence.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#802224 Nov 11, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Global warming is happening and it's real. The melting of the ice caps is all the proof anybody needs. It occurs every few thousand years. It is caused by the sun.
your ignorance and denial of climate science is astounding.

But then, anyone stupid enough to advertise his ignorance by using "Romney-Ryan 2012" for a screenname is obviously seriously deranged.

Why not get to the point and change your name to "I'm stupid, I believed FAUX propaganda"??

It would fit your brain dead persona far better.

Indianapolis, IN

#802225 Nov 11, 2012
FORWARD to Obamageddon wrote:
<quoted text>Absolutely. Only Fox is biased and Chris Mathews truly understands the pain of hurricane victims.
I said there was bias. Goes Left and Right.

Not my fault FOX failed. I think we can lay that one back on FOX. If you have something to say, speaking to the majority might be a plan. Catering to the fringe is a plan for failure.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#802226 Nov 11, 2012
carol wrote:
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Kinda one and the same these days.
Obama has to pull a rabbit out of a hat over the next four years.
It's not going to happen. Obamacare alone will disspell the magic.
Sadly, Florida was right. The culture is easily duped.
That explains the circular firing squad over at FAUX, right??

FAUX fed you nitwits a line of bullshit a mile long, and you ate it up.

Unfortunately, you were taken for a sucker, just as the boys in high school did with you.

Indianapolis, IN

#802227 Nov 11, 2012
carol wrote:
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Romney's off the record remark hurt him, no doubt.
Most of the 47% are victims of government dependency but are still afraid of losing what the government provides as long as there are no jobs. He wasn't talking about Medicare and SS recipients even though they were lumped in with the rest.
It was an unfortunate remark but it was a referral to the percentage he believed would not vote for him. Even though Romney came out immediately and said he was dead wrong, the damage had been done.
There is far too much dependency in this country and it's only going to get worse.
Most Americans should have been able to figure that out in spite of Romney's poor choice of words.
Apparently, most Americans have no problem with the government taking care of them instead of the government getting out of the way so they can find another job.
Why are most of those Americans living in Red states?

And why do they insist on insulting the paymaster?

Westfield, MA

#802229 Nov 11, 2012
carol wrote:
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From all indications, Boehner is not going to stand in Obama's way. I hope he doesn't. Whatever happens will be your party's baby. If we're going over the cliff, Republicans should get out of the way to be blameless.
It might be what has to happen for America to finally wake up once and for all. We'll pick up the pieces in 2016 when the democrat party is no more if we survive.
Sure Carol, you've been so totally spot on with your predictions so far haven't you? And as usual you changed the subject. The discussion wasn't about the fiscal cliff but the Romney/Ryan tax plan which didn't add up and would further enrich the already wealthy and put additional burdens on the middle class and the poor.
The fiscal cliff belongs to the Republicans. If it wasn't for the Bush tax cuts and two wars, one of them totally unnecessary we wouldn't even be having this conversation. When then Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neal cautioned that the tax cuts would increase the deficit he was told by Dick Cheney that "deficits don't matter".
Americans including Republicans by a two to one margin agree that the wealthiest should be paying more in taxes but Republican's allegiance doesn't belong to them it belongs to a millionaire lobbyist named Grover Norquist.
If we do go over the cliff then the president and Democrats can introduce legislation to cut taxes to the middle class and dare the Republicans to block them. That would be the final death knell for the GOP.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#802230 Nov 11, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Hey RealDave, it's Veterans Day. Are you going to thank me for my service to your country or are you too busy spitting at your TV whenever you see a Veteran's Day parade? Remember this anti-war protester and Navy-hater RealDave, he best Marine is a SUBMARINE!
You're no veteran. You're a nitwit.

Let's see the DD214, loser!!

Complete this Navy call:


Betcha can't, you phony.

No using google to find out, creep.

Cape Canaveral, FL

#802231 Nov 11, 2012
carol wrote:
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Three democrat presidents - Roosevelt, Kenney and Clinton - all had both public and numerous extramarital affairs.
J. Edgar Hoover supposedly had a gay relationship.
There was more to this resignation - especially since Patreaus first said he would testify at the Benghazi hearings but now he's sending someone else in his place.
Just like Hillary will conveniently be out of the country during the hearings.
The Benghazi official time line is out there for anyone to read. Unlike the mystifying right wing version the official version makes perfectly good sense.

Perhaps the consulate needed more and/or better security, perhaps it's stupid to have a large (30 plus agent) CIA base in an area known to harbor a multitude of Islamic terror factions.

The POTUS is elected, in Clinton's case the planet new he was c-hound and was still elected over the hapless Bush I. The CIA director is appointed and dalliances, particularly with journalistic types is definitely grounds for dismissal.

The upcoming hearings will be painful for right wing trash like you to watch.

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