Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1277451 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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Indianapolis, IN

#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

Loysville, 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.

Indianapolis, IN

#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:
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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.

Newington, 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?

Indianapolis, IN

#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?

Indianapolis, IN

#804009 Nov 14, 2012
Jimmy wrote:
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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

Loysville, PA

#804010 Nov 14, 2012
krissy wrote:
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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.

Orlando, FL

#804011 Nov 14, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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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

Loysville, 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.


Indianapolis, IN

#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.

Indianapolis, IN

#804015 Nov 14, 2012
Jindal, the son of Indian immigrants, said the GOP “must reject identity politics” and “treat folks as individuals, as Americans, not as members of special interest groups.”

Raising Romney’s damaging comments about voters who don’t pay income taxes, Jindal urged the GOP to make clear they want the support of every American.

“The Republican Party is going to fight for every single vote,” he said.“That means the 47 percent and the 53 percent, that means any other combination of numbers going up to 100 percent.”

Read more:

Nice to see Bobby step out of the bubble. Take notice.....carol.

Indianapolis, IN

#804016 Nov 14, 2012
“What Conservative Media Bubble?” Says the Conservative Still Inside the Bubble

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#804017 Nov 14, 2012
Republican Honey wrote:
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You obviously do not know much about him!
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is considered a rising GOP star and the Republican Party's leader on fiscal and budgetary issues.
The chairman of the House Budget Committee was first elected to Congress at age 28, and later helped launch the party's "Young Guns" program to recruit candidates in districts where Republicans lost.
Now 42, Ryan is the architect of the House GOP's budget proposal, which Democrats compared to an attack on the poor, but Republicans say is intended to save Medicare and rein in spending.
Paul Ryan is a big spender, big government man. His voting record in Congress proves it.

He voted yes yes yes to the Bush policies that fomented this recession.

Ryan's medicare plan was to make seniors pay more. Why do you think he exempted people over 55? To allow time for the rest to alter their retirement plans to save more money.

Just how uninformed are you?

Indianapolis, IN

#804018 Nov 14, 2012
Election 2012: When Right-Wing Media Lost the Battle

The anti-fact model has been surprisingly successful for the right wing...

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#804019 Nov 14, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Well, Well, Well,....look who is a Grumpy Old Chick:}
Stupid "shinning" fails to understand that GOC is not a party; the Grumpy Old Pricks are no one's idea of a good time, and I would be a Deliciously Excellent Matriarch. Where are you from? I'm betting Alabama...they get $2.30 back for every tax dollar they put in and want to secede really badly. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah aha!

Since: Oct 12

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#804020 Nov 14, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
<quoted text>Just to show we can get along, I'll drive with my headlights on during the day for Romney and you drive with your headlights off at night for Obama. If we work together we can do this and the nation will be better off because of the cooperation.
Funny. Not going to happen, but funny.

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