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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Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#802796 Nov 12, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Over a billion smackeroos wasted by the (R) party on failed advertising and polling for candidates that proved unelectable.
they only paid KKKarl rove $300,000,000 to fail...i would have delivered the same results for half that much
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#802797 Nov 12, 2012
carol wrote:
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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.
Not talking about their presidential approval polls. I'm talking about their overwhelming support for Romney and their polls showing him leading in most of the swing states, which he eventually lost.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#802799 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.
Yeah, I expect it from rightwing Rasmussen but Homer very disappointed with Gallup.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#802801 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.
Moral courage?

Have you watched FOX lately? The only moral courage I've ever seen over there was when Megyn Kelly said "AWK-ward," in response to Rove acting like a spoiled child. Beyond that, the lies are just so indicative of the moral courage that fringe right wing losers love to embrace.

Self determination? That you're set on never winning another national election? I mean, have you watched FOX lately?
Sanjay

New York, NY

#802802 Nov 12, 2012
carol wrote:
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Actually, we predicted correctly. The easily fooled were just duped...again.
Wait another two years. You'll see.
The question moving forward becomes will we survive as America after another four years of Barack Obama. Most of the people I know fear we have already become a dependency society, and four more years of Obama will only bring more.

Wait until the EPA starts rolling out more rules. Wait until the 157 commissions and panels in ObamaCare tell us what to do about our healthcare. How many people will be getting food stamps four years from now?

From H. W. Prentis : Observation about democracies planting the seeds of their own demise):

"The historical cycle seems to be: From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to apathy; from apathy to dependency; and from dependency back to bondage once more."
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#802803 Nov 12, 2012
mdbuilder wrote:
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democrat = both hands out.
At the county level, the Moocher Myth is more intriguing. The Census Bureau counts federal dollars in five broad categories: retirement and disability payments, salaries and wages, procurement contracts, grants, and other direct payments. In 2004 -- the last year the Tax Foundation calculated the tax burden per county -- the counties that received the most per person in retirement or grants had higher vote margins for Democrat John Kerry.

But the counties that received the highest per-capita spending in the category “other direct payments” voted for George W. Bush.“Other direct payments” includes Medicaid, food stamps, crop subsidies, housing assistance and many other programs that people generally think of as “welfare.”

It remains a mystery why places that receive the most per person in federal spending, particularly on welfare programs, vote in presidential elections for the party that wants to cut those programs.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-19/blam...
Logic

United States

#802804 Nov 12, 2012
Petraeus-Ryan 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>It was simply a "random act of workplace violence". We need to put that "bump in the road" behind us.
If 911 is just a bump in the road then Benghazi is just a little spec on the road that we need to more on from as a nation
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#802805 Nov 12, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>they only paid KKKarl rove $300,000,000 to fail...i would have delivered the same results for half that much
Hah, I could have gotten at least a couple of (R) candidates elected by "not" advertising.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#802806 Nov 12, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
"you" are one FILTHY pos.
Without the OLD ones there wouldn't be ANY young ones.
Without RESPECT this Nation will DIE! PERIOD.........

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#802807 Nov 12, 2012
Realtime wrote:
Shear force-bending moments-top speed for a Boeing 737 is a bit over 530 MPH__cruising speed a bit less than 430 MPH. Amazing is that the Towers stood as long as they did__had the Saudi pilots struck the towers at around the 30 story level they would have tilt toppled causing far more damage/carnage.
Three out of the four planes hit target, everyone died in the fourth.
It was easy.
If you're willing to believe the nonsense about arabs with box cutters taking over airplanes, be my guest.

If you thought about it, you'd know it was all bullspit.

Far easier to accept the Gov't drivel, as it was concerning th e'Sneak Attack' on Pearl Harbor that our Gov't knew about at least three days before the actual attack.

There is Congressional testimony from the Admiral at Pearl, asking why the Gov't didn't relay the info that an American Sub had spotted an enormous Japanese task force steaming directly towards the Hawaiian Islands.

The best way to get an unwilling public to back a war is to stage a false flag event.

See the Maine in 1898, the Lusitania in 1915, The Tonkin Gulf nonsense, etc.

I'm kinda surprised at your lack of curiosity.
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#802808 Nov 12, 2012
Anwar Sadat wrote:
<quoted text>Another racist on topix.
yawn....
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#802809 Nov 12, 2012
Sanders:'Boehner has got to understand, they lost

Well, I think the objective facts disagree with that assertion. The Democrats gained two seats in the Senate, did better than anyone dreamed. The Democrats gained more votes in the House, gained a few seats in the House. President Obama won a resounding electoral college victory and won the popular vote, I think by two and a half million votes.[Note: It's actually 3.3 million as of now.]

To suggest the Republicans did well in this election makes no sense at all.

President Obama was very clear. He spoke about this all of the time: if reelected, he is not going to extend tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. He was reelected. Many of us ran on a similar program. We were reelected.

So I think Mr. Boehner has got to understand they lost, and let the wishes of the majority of the people in this country prevail.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#802810 Nov 12, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, I expect it from rightwing Rasmussen but Homer very disappointed with Gallup.
so, what do you think gunner changed his name to?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#802811 Nov 12, 2012
Fox News Sunday Guests Debunk Laura Ingraham's Whopper That Obama Refused To "Compromise On Pretty Much Any Issue"

http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/11/11/fox-...

Hey FOX. The handwriting is on the wall. New 'business' model.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#802812 Nov 12, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Not talking about their presidential approval polls. I'm talking about their overwhelming support for Romney and their polls showing him leading in most of the swing states, which he eventually lost.
Mitt carried on one swing state, barely North Carolina. It's now official, Florida went for Da Bammy thanks mainly to the Hispanic and young voters in Orange and Osceola Counties.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#802813 Nov 12, 2012
Have I mentioned that I no longer want to see Mitt's 2009 tax returns?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#802814 Nov 12, 2012
Old business model....

David Frum: GOP Has "Been Fleeced, Exploited, And Lied To By A Conservative Entertainment Complex"

http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/11/09/davi...
American Lady

Danville, KY

#802815 Nov 12, 2012
HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD

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Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#802816 Nov 12, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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And you're a delusional pathological liar.
Me personally----I like to SLEEP....study about various world events and happenings...eat..and take myself places...amongst other things.
Besides, what I do, is NONE of the likes of your business anyway.
So @ your own level-"GFY, liar" and learn to mind your own business.
You're such a liar. You'are on here every day, all day. You even post from other locations, ya nitwit.

you've become like Nobraina, with a fistful of sockpuppets, but your ignorant lunaTIC talk gives you away, regardless.

You're an unemployed hillbilly who doesn't know shit from shinola, all you do is babble incoherently about things you know nothing about.

Your heroes, Romney/Ryan got stomped, as did you.

STFU and deal with reality for once in your useless life.
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#802817 Nov 12, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Sanders:'Boehner has got to understand, they lost
Well, I think the objective facts disagree with that assertion. The Democrats gained two seats in the Senate, did better than anyone dreamed. The Democrats gained more votes in the House, gained a few seats in the House. President Obama won a resounding electoral college victory and won the popular vote, I think by two and a half million votes.[Note: It's actually 3.3 million as of now.]
To suggest the Republicans did well in this election makes no sense at all.
President Obama was very clear. He spoke about this all of the time: if reelected, he is not going to extend tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. He was reelected. Many of us ran on a similar program. We were reelected.
So I think Mr. Boehner has got to understand they lost, and let the wishes of the majority of the people in this country prevail.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
boehner does get it but cantor has him over a barrel...boehner's afraid for his job...which he will lose to cantor. the tea tards haven't learned anything

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