Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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

#802243 Nov 11, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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Don't forget, David Petreus the Republlican Rock Star!!
There was serious talk among Repubs to run Petreus for President.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
He could still probably get elected too. As the current and former democrat president have shown, Americans love slimeballs.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#802244 Nov 11, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>In Obama's world, 9-11 was just an act of workplace violence.
I thought you were a veteran??

Veterans support Obama, here's why;

Eric Shinseki, VA Chief, Charts Solid Gains For Veterans

" WASHINGTON -- After Eric Shinseki took over a sleepy Department of Veterans Affairs four years ago, he decided some change was due. For one thing, those 154,000 homeless veterans living as beggars on the streets.

After some study, Shinseki, a decorated Vietnam veteran wounded twice in battle, ordered that the VA would not just reduce veteran homelessness -- it would end it. And end it by 2015.

The bureaucrats of the VA, a sprawling $140 billion empire that operates the nation's largest integrated health care system, sends veterans to college, insures their lives, guarantees their home mortgages and manages their burials, weren’t used to having someone over their heads barking orders. They certainly weren’t used to publicly announced deadlines.

"When I put that out, there was a lot of wind being sucked through teeth," Shinseki told The Huffington Post during a rare interview.

In combat, he explained, commanders never have perfect knowledge, never have enough time, never enough resources. "Sometimes you just gotta launch, and fight your way through the unknowns," he said.

That approach -- setting high goals, announcing them to the public, and then challenging and enabling people to reach them, marks Shinseki's tenure as VA secretary on this Veterans Day, nearly four years after he was drafted out of retirement by then President-elect Barack Obama. It may be that despite his many critics, the VA under Shinseki is nailing down reforms and expansion of services that have eluded previous VA chiefs for years.

In his first interview granted to a national news organization, Shinseki took time to ask that everyone take time Sunday to thank a veteran. "Don't hesitate -- just say thanks … this is the perfect opportunity. More importantly, if you are in a position to hire, hire a veteran. They will be the best employees you have."

Among his achievements so far: moving 31,000 chronically homeless veterans off the streets and into permanent housing last year and enrolling them in health treatment, substance abuse programs and job training. That work has dropped the homeless veteran population to 65,000 and put the agency on track to achieve Shinseki's 2015 goal on time, said Vincent Kane, director of the VA's homeless programs. "The end of 2015," Kane stressed.

It looks as if the VA will achieve another major Shinseki goal that sent gasps through the bureaucracy: ending the notorious backlog of pension and compensation claims by 2013.

The results, he stresses, have been achieved by the agency's 300,000 employees working under his management credo. "I have spent a lifetime watching kids make mistakes," he said, "because they were not trained or well led or properly motivated to do well. I never faulted the kids; rather, I saw opportunity to train, to motivate, to improve leadership -- not to punish the individual." Seeking to instill the same approach inside the VA, Shinseki started its first leadership training program.

But daunting challenges lie ahead as the VA struggles to serve two vastly different generations: the aging veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, whose need for geriatric care is dramatically driving up the VA's health care costs, and the younger Americans surging off the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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After Bush ignored veterans issues, the scandal at Walter Reed Hospital - all under Bush.

But you're angry because Obama spends more money to help our veterans.

You never answered the 'sweepers question'. You never served your nation.

You're a complete fraud.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#802245 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.
Well, once one decides that jet fuel and office furniture, in an open air fire, can burn at a temperature hot enough to melt structural steel, one is pretty much ready to believe anything...

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#802246 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!
I have already thanked you for your service.

But we all know that if there were no draft & you didn't think you were going to get drafted, you never would have enlisted.

I give that more credit than Clinton or Romney or those that fled into Canada.

So what was your draft lottery number? Under 50?

I hold servicemen with the highest regard.

But really, when you run around pretending that you ran out & enlisted to serve your country, it is a joke when you enlisted to save your ass being sent to Vietnam.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#802247 Nov 11, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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Want some cheese to go with your whine??
The election's over. Your rants are of no value.
You are such a sorry loser!!
I'm lovin' it!!
Sadly, we are all the losers, as you will discover during the next four years.
THE DEBIL

Montréal, Canada

#802248 Nov 11, 2012
SO, UM, CAROL... IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S JUS' YOU AN' US AN' THAT RETARDED GUY WHO LIKE PECKER SO MUCH IN CALIFORNIA.... WHICH IS NOT THAT SURPRISING WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT... GIVEN WHAT WE ALL KNOW ABOUT CALIFORNIA....

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#802249 Nov 11, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
Correct this call: "All I want to see is Nuculur option and elbows".
Caught you, loser!!

You're no veteran. If you were, you'd have known the most common command used on all Navy ships, surface and subs.

Caught another wingnut in a lie!!

I'm lovin' it!!

Time for you to leave, you've been busted as a serial liar.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#802250 Nov 11, 2012
dem wrote:
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Well geriatric jagoff, it was you making the comparison.
No wonder crayons were on your desk in high school.
You bet I did, and you instinctively knew it wasn't a compliment.

Maybe that's why I'm not bound by black or white.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#802251 Nov 11, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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I have already thanked you for your service.
But we all know that if there were no draft & you didn't think you were going to get drafted, you never would have enlisted.
I give that more credit than Clinton or Romney or those that fled into Canada.
So what was your draft lottery number? Under 50?
I hold servicemen with the highest regard.
But really, when you run around pretending that you ran out & enlisted to serve your country, it is a joke when you enlisted to save your ass being sent to Vietnam.
I caught that loser in a lie.

He couldn't complete the Navy command for 'sweepers'. A daily Navy command, in peacetime or war.

And he was clueless.

Just as his stupidity in using 'Romney-Ryan 2012' afgter Romney Ryan lost!!

These wingnuts are easy to pick off. Their lies are easy to see through.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#802252 Nov 11, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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FEMA doesn't have anything to do with restoring power imbecile, it's the responsibility of the largely private sector power companies. Also damaged homes need to be inspected before power can be restored to them. It doesn't make sense to hook up electricity to a house only to have it burn down due to damaged wiring does it moron?
You're an idiot!
The power's not on because the power companies are manned by inefficient, overpaid union thugs. From the FEMA website: "FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards." What the hell kind of political governmentspeak bullsh't is that?
dem

Chicago, IL

#802253 Nov 11, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Sambo-in-Chief plush toys make nice housewarming gifts too.
morning, ensign
It is common knowledge that 500 men go into the Navy and 250 couples come out. You can tell if a Navy man is taken because he wears a neckerchief, which is used to wipe the cum from his mouth after a late night romp in the "general quarters". A fun fact is that the first rank that most achieve in the navy is "Semen". They changed the spelling to "seaman" as to not conjure the wrath of the feminists. While they typically enjoy being called "squibies" the proper term for a sailor is Butt Pirate, not to be confused with the Coast Guard's "Puddle Pirate". all officers aspire to become the rank of rear admiral.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#802254 Nov 11, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Sadly, we are all the losers, as you will discover during the next four years.
C'mon, phony veteran.

Complete the Navy command that starts with 'Sweepers', or admit you're a phony.

I've given you 20 minutes already, you've responded to other posts, but silence on this one??

You're a liar and a fool.

And you've proven you're no veteran.

I'm lovin' it!!

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#802255 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.
Funny isn't it, Oh wait, It's George Bush's fault?? Doncha know?? Nothing is Barack Hussein Obama's fault?? Hells Bells if this had been a Republican Administration, the MSM would have drawn and quartered the Republicans, No bias there huh??
dem

Chicago, IL

#802256 Nov 11, 2012
mdbuilder wrote:
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You bet I did, and you instinctively knew it wasn't a compliment.
Maybe that's why I'm not bound by black or white.
dont tell me what i know, nostradumbass or ill crush your skull with your kkkrystal ball..

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#802257 Nov 11, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Well, once one decides that jet fuel and office furniture, in an open air fire, can burn at a temperature hot enough to melt structural steel, one is pretty much ready to believe anything...
No shit, that's like saying a few lumps of char-coal can melt iron ore. Where do they get this stuff?

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#802258 Nov 11, 2012
paulman wrote:
It would be appearent mos republicans are upset. So Obama didnt solve all the worlds problems in four years afer being handed a weakened and crumbling country. EXPECTED. Now people complain he didnt do enough in four years, so they assume a republican in office can? WTF. Yeah, because that really worked out last time right? Obama sure as hell didnt ruin us like Bush did, added a defecit yes, but did much good in its place. Romney is good with money, yes, but a rnning a country is different than a busines.
And four more years later you will STILL be blaming Bush!

Four more year from now, when unemployment is 24% Obama will make a speech and you will believe it could be worst, it could be 50% and it is Bush's fault and you as a good liberal will believe him and vote for Hillary to make thing worst because the Liberal Media will tell you it is STILL Bush fault and you can never think for yourself even four year later!

And four more year later Hillary will make things worst and you as a good can not think for yourself liberal will agree it is still Bush's fault!!!

Liberals are so easy to fool !!!
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#802260 Nov 11, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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Caught you, loser!!
You're no veteran. If you were, you'd have known the most common command used on all Navy ships, surface and subs.
Caught another wingnut in a lie!!
I'm lovin' it!!
Time for you to leave, you've been busted as a serial liar.
brooms. But I don't have answer to you. You're a just a traitor anyway because you support this arrogant, incompetent piss-poor excuse for a president while watching your country go down the tubes.
Love that, traitor!

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#802261 Nov 11, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Well, once one decides that jet fuel and office furniture, in an open air fire, can burn at a temperature hot enough to melt structural steel, one is pretty much ready to believe anything...
]

nice to see that.

These nitwits hate the Gov't, say it can't do anything right, but believe the lies about 9-11.

The towers were were loaded with explosives, set off after the planes hit.

they've never been able to explain away Building 7. They ignore it.

But Bush was POTUS, so they choose to deny it.

Had Obama been POTUS in 2001, they would have been all over it as an inside job.

FAUX didn't care. But an attack in a foreign nation has them creaming in their jeans.

“The truth will be told”

Since: Mar 12

by miss Stoned Cold

#802262 Nov 11, 2012
The Undertaker wrote:
<quoted text> Who knew the electorate were already dead? Jean's votes counted several times, and she's not even buried in Chicago.
Is that the excuse that helps you cope with the pain?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#802263 Nov 11, 2012
dem wrote:
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morning, ensign
It is common knowledge that 500 men go into the Navy and 250 couples come out. You can tell if a Navy man is taken because he wears a neckerchief, which is used to wipe the cum from his mouth after a late night romp in the "general quarters". A fun fact is that the first rank that most achieve in the navy is "Semen". They changed the spelling to "seaman" as to not conjure the wrath of the feminists. While they typically enjoy being called "squibies" the proper term for a sailor is Butt Pirate, not to be confused with the Coast Guard's "Puddle Pirate". all officers aspire to become the rank of rear admiral.
Knock it off, idiot.

Insult the nitwits, not the veterans who served in the NAvy, of which I am one.

You impugn everyone to attack a wingnut??

Not real bright, Dem.

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