Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1535410 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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Petraeus-Rubio 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#803995 Nov 14, 2012
moshx wrote:
Over 600,000 signatures have been placed across the nation to seceede.with 27 days left to sign. the libs called them a handfull of wackos 3 days ago now its starting to look like a patroit army.
I wonder which country the new state of Puerto Rico will choose to become part of?

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#803996 Nov 14, 2012
moshx wrote:
<quoted text> condoms 50cents. The pill $18 a month if your not capabable of funding your own sex life then keep you're pants on. If you don't want anyone to have any say over your actions then don't demand others pay for the results of your actions.
You need a doctor's appointment to get a prescription for the pill. Not all women can take the pill & require other, more expensive routes.

And here you are, now putting an income level before a person can have sex.

The point is not "should", the point is to make contraception more available.

More available means fewer abortions.

But there you go again, being too stupid to know that these are related.

United States

#803997 Nov 14, 2012
On Election Day, Republicans Suffered Consequences of Voter Suppression Strategy
Naija boy Nigerian born

Birmingham, UK

#803998 Nov 14, 2012
NIGERIAN BOY should be next!!!!!!!
Petraeus-Rubio 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#803999 Nov 14, 2012
TSM wrote:
America voted to continue Incompetence!! The WH has argue that the President wasn’t aware of Fast and Furious, he wasn’t aware of the attacks prior to 9/11 on Benghazi and now Petraeus, Liberals/Democrats either this President is Totally Incompetent or it’s a Cover-up!!
Fast and Furious was Eric Holder's fault. Benghazi was Hillary Clinton's fault. The Petraeus scandal was the FBI's fault. That's why he's known as the Blamer-in-Chief.

United States

#804000 Nov 14, 2012
In 2009, Gov. Perry supported a State House resolution to secede and made comments at a rally alluding to an independent Texas.

But on Tuesday his spokesman said he "shares the frustration many Americans have with our federal government" but he "believes in the greatness of our union and nothing should be done to change it."

"People are free to do whatever people wanna do. We got a great country, and I full well expect us to get to focused on the work at hand which is keeping the economy strong in Texas," Perry later said.

President Obama might have to respond to the new secession movement because he promised to respond to any petition on the "We The People" website that garnered at least 25,000 signatures.

But given that there are also now petitions on the website calling for Austin to secede from the state and remain in the union and for anyone who signs the secession petitions to be deported, the Internet phenomena may not be taken seriously.

Read more:

United States

#804001 Nov 14, 2012
Up With Louisiana Secession!

I, for one, support the grassroots petition calling on Louisiana to secede from the United States. Why should we settle for always being No. 49 or No. 50 among U.S. states when we could be the No. 1 nation in the Caribbean?

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#804002 Nov 14, 2012
Petraeus-Rubio 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Is your mouth still dry from doing all that spitting at the Veteran's Day parades?
Keep guessing. I'm not the one who hid from the draft, you did.

I'm not the one posting racial slur after racial slur, that would be you.

One chickensh*t racist f*ck.

United States

#804003 Nov 14, 2012
New petition: Deport everyone who wants to secede
Petraeus-Rubio 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#804004 Nov 14, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I have news. Your racist crap you post here is not funny, it's pathetic.
Q: What's a positive thing that ghetto-rats have in common?
Petraeus-Rubio 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#804005 Nov 14, 2012
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay Homer just calm down for a minute, you know your blood pressure skyrockets when you get like this. You calm now? Good. Now tell me where your blood thirsty, baby killing inclinations found their roots. There must be something in your background that explains your desire to kill innocent children.
He only like to kill them after he has sex with them.

Hamden, CT

#804006 Nov 14, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
New petition: Deport everyone who wants to secede
Then nobody would be left that contributes to society. Who would support your mooching lazy ars, dummy?

United States

#804007 Nov 14, 2012
Romney’s Defeat Exposes Inconvenient Truths of the Republican Party

The roots of Romney’s defeat reach much deeper into the Republican Party than many would like to admit.

Democrats had a lousy economy, made some rather dubious policy choices in the past four years, and had an incumbent who chose to skip the first debate. But when it came to just about everything else, they handled things expertly, or developments went their way. Republicans had a bright candidate, but one who lacked the dexterity to handle a very challenging set of circumstances, and a party that was well out of touch with the demographic, generational, and ideological changes quietly transforming the electorate.
Petraeus-Rubio 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#804008 Nov 14, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry it is in Texas's constitution. Any state has the right to succeed from the country just as we as citizens have the right to overthrow the government if we do not like it. That is the main reason for the first and second amendment. Of course most of the press has decided to join the government against the people. The big problem, and this always happens, is the same people who help kill freedom are always the first ones killed. They never learn.
If Texas does secede, will their booming Hispanic population insist they rename the new country Texico?

United States

#804009 Nov 14, 2012
Jimmy wrote:
<quoted text>
Then nobody would be left that contributes to society. Who would support your mooching lazy ars, dummy?
so from looking at some of the highly 'intellectual' replies from the right wing troll brigade, it seems that the election has really thrown you creeps for a loop.

if you go over to FOX Nation you can find more of your ilk in fine form. just don't reply to the Obama death threats.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#804010 Nov 14, 2012
krissy wrote:
<quoted text>
I posted the article because I thought it was interesting how the current Christian views on abortion were shaped by Jerry Falwell and the Catholic Church. Not because I want soda or I plan to get an abortion any time soon lol. Don't you ever question why you believe the things that you do?
From the article-
In 1968, Christianity Today published a special issue on contraception and abortion, encapsulating the consensus among evangelical thinkers at the time. In the leading article, professor Bruce Waltke, of the famously conservative Dallas Theological Seminary, explained the Bible plainly teaches that life begins at birth:
“God does not regard the fetus as a soul, no matter how far gestation has progressed. The Law plainly exacts:'If a man kills any human life he will be put to death'(Lev. 24:17). But according to Exodus 21:22–24, the destruction of the fetus is not a capital offense… Clearly, then, in contrast to the mother, the fetus is not reckoned as a soul.”
The magazine Christian Life agreed, insisting,“The Bible definitely pinpoints a difference in the value of a fetus and an adult.” And the Southern Baptist Convention passed a 1971 resolution affirming abortion should be legal not only to protect the life of the mother, but to protect her emotional health as well.
These stalwart evangelical institutions and leaders would be heretics by today’s standards. Yet their positions were mainstream at the time, widely believed by born-again Christians to flow from the unambiguous teaching of Scripture.
Televangelist Jerry Falwell spearheaded the reversal of opinion on abortion in the late 1970s, leading his Moral Majority activist group into close political alliance with Catholic organizations against the sexual revolution.
In contrast to evangelicals, Catholics had mobilized against abortion immediately after Roe v. Wade. Drawing on mid-19th century Church doctrines, organizations like the National Right to Life Committee insisted a right to life exists from the moment of conception.
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As evangelical leaders formed common cause with Catholics on topics like feminism and homosexuality, they began re-interpreting the Bible as teaching the Roman Catholic position on abortion.
Falwell’s first major treatment of the issue, in a 1980 book chapter called, significantly,“The Right to Life,” declared,“The Bible clearly states that life begins at conception…(Abortion) is murder according to the Word of God.”
With the megawatt power of his TV presence and mailing list, Falwell and his allies disseminated these interpretations to evangelicals across America.
Is God infallible? All knowing?

If you believe life begins at conception then you believe that at that moment, God reaches down & places a soul in the zygote.
Within a few days, that zygote travels down to the womb where it must attach to the wall.

Studies have shown this is not automatic & a high percentage of these do not attached to the wall at all & are flushed from the system. I believe that percentage is near 40% or 50%.

I have trouble believing that God would place a soul into a zygote only to retrieve nearly half of them a week later. Somehow, I expect God to be more efficient & a better designer of the reproductive system.

But this is just one aspect of religion that defies logic.

I never get why the far right can't believe that God designed his creation to evolve i.e. evolution.

I can't believe that the far right can believe that God created Earth for man to rape her for her minerals & energy and destroy her through pollution.

I can't believe God intended man to be racist, bigoted, mean, wealthy at the expense of others, liars, or cheats.

Yet the far right embraces these things.

I am not attacking Christianity, I am attacking those who misuse it.

Oviedo, FL

#804011 Nov 14, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol, the Republicans have been creating gridlock for the past four years to prevent anything from happening. They blocked the American Jobs Act which would have added jobs and brought unemployment down.
–Moody’s Analytics estimated the American Jobs Act would create 1.9 million jobs and add two percent to gross domestic product.
–The Economic Policy Institute estimated it would create 2.6 million jobs and protect an addition 1.6 million existing jobs.
–Macroeconomic Advisers predicted it would create 2.1 million jobs and boost GDP by 1.5 percent.
–Goldman Sachs estimated it would add 1.5 percent to GDP.
It passed in the House. It was the Democrat majority Senate who voted it down. Even Harry Reid.

It was a government spending tax hike and a ruse that government can actually create jobs. Costing taxpayers almost 500 million.

It was just another "spend" bill.

As Winston Churchill said "You can’t tax your way out of an economic downturn any more than you can pick up a bucket if you’re standing in it.”

Obama keeps thinking he can pick up the bucket.

But keep blaming Republicans if it makes you feel happier in your bubble of denial.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#804012 Nov 14, 2012
carol wrote:
When the majority of Americans vote for Marxist principles over Jeffersonian principles, it's time for states who want to secede to become sovreign nations.
It's what Jefferson would have done.


United States

#804013 Nov 14, 2012
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday called on Republicans to “stop being the stupid party” and make a concerted effort to reach a broader swath of voters with an inclusive economic message that pre-empts efforts to caricature the GOP as the party of the rich.


“We’ve got to make sure that we are not the party of big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, big anything,” Jindal told POLITICO in a 45-minute telephone interview.“We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.”

He was just as blunt on how the GOP should speak to voters, criticizing his party for offending and speaking down to much of the electorate.

Read more:

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12


#804014 Nov 14, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> NAFTA Duh!
The Republic of Texas didn't sign NAFTA - and the odds are that 95% of the 81k secession petitioners hate it even though half of them don't even know what it is.

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