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

#802775 Nov 12, 2012
carol wrote:
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The size of Massachusetts as well as the number of its citizens compared to the size of the U.S. and the number of the population in the entire nation...and insuring only 8% of the state of Massachusett compared to the number of the uninsured in the U.S. is proof enough you still don't get it.
So. Size doesn't matter. If the system works, it works.

The exchanges go state to state, each state has its own under the federal guidelines.

You can't be for Romneycare & against Obamacare without being a "severe hypocrite.

Since: Nov 10

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#802776 Nov 12, 2012
BlackMenRuleAll4Life wrote:
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I don't blame you for you point of view, if you feel like I'm brainwashed, then more power to you. I used to be a liberal also, until I realized that people need to be accountable for themselves. It's not my responsibility to take care of someone who doesn't want to work. Does that make me a racist? I'm mostly black BTW. The funniest thing happened to me today. I was in a 7-11 getting a coffee, and a heavyset black woman goes up to the counter with her welfare card, she tried to use the card, and it was declined. She sits there for minutes arguing with Kumar or whatever his name was, saying that she has money on the card. For me, that was embarrassing, because this black woman was obviously an able bodied individual who could be working, but instead, shes living off of my and your (assuming you work)tax dollars. You obviously voted for Obama, and yes I'm proud to have a Black President, but I didn't vote for him, especially just because he's black. I work hard for everything I have. Why can't others work hard too.
Do you think it's acceptable for people to make excuses for their own well being? Voting for socialist policies is detrimental to us, you make think it helps to have the government on your side, but its actually working against those who should be trying to better themselves, instead they live off the government and that gives them zero incentive to improve their standard of life. Maybe you're the one who's brainwashed, you're doing exactly what the current government wants you to do, supporting socialism, and for what? Welfare? Free Birth Control and Free Cell phones? Come on bro, you know better than that!
The fat black woman you mentioned may have tried to use a welfare card, but how do you know she chose not to work? I have used welfare (food stamps) twice in my entire life. Both times were very brief. I got off as quickly as possible (a matter of a few months tops). I am not condemning anyone who is on welfare. If you have to use them then do so. I know plenty of people who, like me, got of welfare as quickly as possible. I also work hard for everything I have. It may not be much, but I work hard to get that.

Unless the definition of socialists has changed, socialism means state owned. With that in mind, if you are referring to Obamacare as a socialist program, there is nothing socialist about Obama’s healthcare reform. Both the state and federal government does not, and will not, own any of the insurance companies that are selling healthcare. Therefore, it is not socialism.
BlackMenRuleAll4Life wrote:
<quoted text>It's not my responsibility to take care of someone who doesn't want to work. Does that make me a racist?
It is no one's responsible to take care of someone who does not want to work. If they don't work they should not eat. That does not make you or me a racist. But if you want to work but are, for whatever reason, unable to, than that is another story all together.

Since: Oct 12

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#802777 Nov 12, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Has Rasmussen issued an apology yet for being so biased towards one candidate and for being so wrong in their polling?
Waiting for Gallup to apologize first, then see what polls show.

What a crock those two polls are.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

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#802778 Nov 12, 2012
Petraeus-Ryan 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>My links aren't posting correctly because, due to no fault of mine, I'm stuck with AOL. Anybody who has AOL knows how bad it sucks.
You have the untrammeled option to change internet service providers at any time. If you choose to live in an area which is exclusively serviced by AOL, well that's YOUR CHOICE.

This is what's known as personal responsibility. Perhaps you've heard of it.

Wahhh.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#802779 Nov 12, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Kinda like a Mormon missionary in France, eh
Or a jilted Texas schoolgirl?

Since: Oct 12

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#802780 Nov 12, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>Rasmussen said Obama's approval rating was at 50% right before the election.

It's because he took good pictures with Christie right after Hurricane Sandy and Soros paid a lot of people to get on the bus to vote for Obama.

Just speculating about the last part.
Yes, they adjusted their numbers immediately before the election because they caught on. They woke up, as most of America had already done, and knew they were way off. Gallup did exactly the same thing. They fooled the Republicans and Romney's campaign throughout the election process.

You can thank us for providing you with credible sources in polling, or you can continue to believe your conservative rhetoric. Those on this board who regularly provided information from the fivethirtyeight blog from NYTimes were slammed. Gosh, we ARE right....again.

Since: Oct 12

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#802781 Nov 12, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Or a jilted Texas schoolgirl?
Ouch!

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#802782 Nov 12, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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If only all of that BS could have swayed the election.
It seems there is a severe lack of right wing nutjobs in this country. Maybe they should import some from Germany.
Democrat = Cradle to grave subsistence, unprincipled compromise.
Republican = Self-determination, moral courage.
Obama voter = pitiful tan-palms.
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#802783 Nov 12, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Waiting for Gallup to apologize first, then see what polls show.
What a crock those two polls are.
NPR interviewed some clown from gallup...NPR said 'so, basically, Nate Silver got it right and Gallup got it wrong'....replied the clown< 'i disagree'

I'll bet that guy is on topix somewhere...
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#802784 Nov 12, 2012
mdbuilder wrote:
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Democrat = Cradle to grave subsistence, unprincipled compromise.
Republican = Self-determination, moral courage.
Obama voter = pitiful tan-palms.
republican = 1 foot in the grave

Since: Sep 10

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#802786 Nov 12, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
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"Romney-Ryan 2012"
Did you not catch "nutsucker's" earlier post. He was a coward who enlisted in the navy and discovered he had found his niche. He went to OCS and advanced rapidly thru the ranks, retiring as a REAR Admiral.
Peace
KMA
Nice job, Ed. To call those who enlist in the Navy 'cowards'

If you weren't a dementia patient, I'd be angry.

But you can tell your coward story to the thousands of sailors who died at Pearl Harbor, where the USS Arizona is a tribute to the bravery of the 'cowards' who fought the Japanese.

Or the sailors at Leyte Gulf, Midway, Coral Sea, etc. Without the 'cowards' of the NAvy, we never would have defeated the Japanese in the largest ocean war in history!!

You are so reliably ignorant, it's breathtaking.

Congratulations to Ed for lowering himself to a hateful cretin, insulting a branch of our military and calling them 'cowards'.

Youve proven you're the lowest of the low, and on Veterans Day, no less!!

Since: Sep 10

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#802787 Nov 12, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
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"nutsucker"
You are a sicksonofabitch. I mourn the loss of my daughter, her daughters mourn the loss, it hurts them. You do not giveafuck about others you just like to slur and demean.
One more thing you are lying about I have never directed obscene comments at "silly". I have called her out when she lied. I have called her a hypocrite and a bigot for some of her stances. She offered he condolences about my daughters death. If "silly" has an ounce of decency she will point out that you are a liar.
Peace
KMA
Knokd it off with the lies about a dead daughter, Ed.

I was here the night you were playing 'I can top that' with Ghost. He told a lie, you countered with a bigger lie. When you got to dead relatives, we all knew what a sick puppy you are.

You can repeat it all you want, but the story about a dead daughter is just that, a story.

You can say anything on the internet, no way to prove it either way. So you choose to make up whoppers of lies to gain sympathy.

I, for one, know you are a liar, and lied about the daughter.

So, as you're fond of saying, GFY!!

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

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#802788 Nov 12, 2012
Rabbi Finkelsteingoldberg wrote:
<quoted text>An all those deadbeats that voted for Obama,you tell them that they have to go and work and not live of the government,you know personal reponsibility.But you won't, you are one of them.
I take it this indicates your umbrage that I was spot-on.

Get a job.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#802789 Nov 12, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Waiting for Gallup to apologize first, then see what polls show.
What a crock those two polls are.
Over a billion smackeroos wasted by the (R) party on failed advertising and polling for candidates that proved unelectable.
Imhotep

United States

#802790 Nov 12, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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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!!
Although I agree that the poster you replied to is, beyond doubt, a very sore loser and devoid of facts.

However...

Proper research will reveal the following!

I have never been the military but I will wager I can find 'the answer' to most military questions.

Sweepers - "Sweepers, Sweepers, man your brooms. Give the ship a good clean sweep down both fore and aft! Sweep down all lower decks, ladder backs and passageways! Dump all garbage clear of the fantail! Sweepers." Most ships actually discourage throwing of trash over the side but instead use mulch/pulp rooms. In port, "Dump all garbage clear of the fantail" is replaced with "Take all trash to the proper receptacles provided for on the pier."

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1MC#section_2

A 1MC command

;-)

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#802791 Nov 12, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>republican = 1 foot in the grave
democrat = both hands out.

Since: Sep 10

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#802792 Nov 12, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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WTF part of TWO planes-one per building, went COMPLETELY over your IGNORANT empty skull?
Second though-retratcing the question.
It's already went beyond incredulous that such IGNORANCE even exists.
GOD BLESS AMERICA, our families, our troops (and America THANKS them for their service!), the CONSTITUTION and TERM LIMITS on the office of POTUS.
As the most ignorant person here, you're funny!!

As Sister Lunt said, avgas and building furniture cannot produce the heat required to melt the massive I-beams that formed the core of the WTC. DUH

They actually tested this. Steel beams placed in a pyre of jet fuel and typical building furnishings. For 12 hours, and the beams didn't even bend, much less sheer off. But you're too ignorant to know any of that.

If you choose to believe the Gov't propaganda, it only proves what a dipshit you are.

You probably didn't know the WTC towers were designed to withstand a direct hit from an airplane. DUH

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""Twin Towers' Designers Anticipated Jet Impacts Like September 11th's
Structural engineers who designed the Twin Towers carried out studies in the mid-1960s to determine how the buildings would fare if hit by large jetliners. In all cases the studies concluded that the Towers would survive the impacts and fires caused by the jetliners.

Evidence of these studies includes interviews with and papers and press releases issued by engineers who designed and oversaw construction of the World Trade Center.

LINK
1960s-era Jetliners Compared to Boeing 767s
Contrary to widely promoted misconceptions, the Boeing 767-200s used on 9/11/01 were only slightly larger than 707s and DC 8s, the types of jetliners whose impacts the World Trade Center's designers anticipated.

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The Empire State building took a direct hit from a B-25, barely damaged anything than the floors nearby, dummy.

Modern skyscrapers are all designed to withstand airplane impacts, because they're so tall, you nitwit!!
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#802793 Nov 12, 2012

Since: Sep 10

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#802794 Nov 12, 2012
moshx wrote:
<quoted text> he is a piece of filth. There is no greater loss or pain than loosing a child , only a subhuman piece of filth would even joke about it and a coward that only hides behind a keyboard is even worse. I would love to meet him in person and see what he has to say as I'm sure you would.
Sure, an old Teabagger mutt with his walker and phony bravery with a gun and the Second Amendment nonsense in his avatar. HAHA

I'm sure that makes you feel more of a man, flaccid one!!

You'd regret the day you met me, old man. You're at least 30 years my senior, you're an old scared white boy who leans on the TP to give him courage.

The TP is dead, as you will soon be.

The youth are the future, as this election proved.

Old morons like you are in the scrapbin of history.

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#802795 Nov 12, 2012
Republican Honey wrote:
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You are psychotic!!!!!
Wow!! Created Nov 12!!

So whose sockpuppet are you, loser??

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