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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PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#803974 Nov 14, 2012
carol wrote:
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The American people also favored reelecting Obama. Let's let them have their wish and see if Obama and the Democrats can fix this mess or go down in flames.
That's what Republicans should do. Creating a gridlock to prevent the worst from happening will backfire. Liberals will blame them and have a scapegoat. They need to get out of the way, let the worst happen and come out on top blameless in 2014 and 2016. That's what I think anyway.
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.

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PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#803975 Nov 14, 2012
carol wrote:
Also, PDupont, the people in Massachusetts favored Romneycare by over 60%. It was just the opposite with Obamacare. Americans were against it by over 60%.
The American people are warming up to Obamacare now that they're seeing the benefits as opposed to the lies the right has been spreading. The latest polls show that those who want it to stay and even expand stands at 49% as opposed to 33% that want it repealed.
As for Massachusetts, we are one of the most highly educated states. Romney wouldn't have had a chance passing this legislation in a red state like Alabama.

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Obama Won Woo Hoo

Piscataway, NJ

#803976 Nov 14, 2012
sage won wrote:
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10 minutes on CBS news tonight about who might have been boinking who, nothing about Obama's malfeasance and incompetence in Libya.
It's only sex, right Mr. Clinton?
Excellent and exact point.

Fox is criticized. Where are the other "journalists?"

If this was about GWB, they'd be all over it. We haven't seen such voluntary media blackout, since the Kremlin.
Obama Won Woo Hoo

Piscataway, NJ

#803977 Nov 14, 2012
THE DEBIL wrote:
GOD WON'T SAVE CAROL AND NEITHER WILL YOU. SHE'S DONE. I'M JUST PLAYING NOW. BUT YOU PEOPLE FASCINATE ME... WHATEVER DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN WHEN SHE'S GONE? DID YOU IMAGINE THAT "INTELLECTUAL ELITES" WAS SIMPLY A TALKING POINT ON FOX NEWS? NO, DEAR, WE'RE REAL. WE ARE ACTUALLY PEOPLE MUCH, MUCH SMARTER THAN YOU, AND, WHAT'S MORE, WE'RE IN CHARGE.
LOL. If you are an "intellectual elite" we are done for. America is truly dumbed down, and the inmates are running the asylum. The only thing worse would be Biden in the Oval Office.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#803978 Nov 14, 2012
carol wrote:
Besides, PDupont, the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare is just another tax.
Romneycare didn't raise taxes in Massachusetts because the federal government picked up half the cost, thanks to Ted Kennedy.
You remember Ted Kennedy? The former Governor of Massachusetts? The socialist democrat who preceded Barack Obama?
Where is the federal government going to get those same funds?
Did I hear you say "from the taxpayers"? Because that's exactly right.
Het Stupid! Ted Kennedy was never the Governor of Massachusetts he was the US Senator from the state.
Yes Romney used federal tax dollars to make Romneycare work just like he took federal dollars for the Olympics in Salt Lake City.
You right wingers love throwing around the word "socialist". If looking out for the middle class, workers and the poor is socialism, then fine. Jesus was a socialist you clueless twit.

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Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#803980 Nov 14, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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Het Stupid! Ted Kennedy was never the Governor of Massachusetts he was the US Senator from the state.
Yes Romney used federal tax dollars to make Romneycare work just like he took federal dollars for the Olympics in Salt Lake City.
You right wingers love throwing around the word "socialist". If looking out for the middle class, workers and the poor is socialism, then fine. Jesus was a socialist you clueless twit.
It’s funny to hear liberals evoke Jesus when they believe that it suits them, while they continually attempt to tear down Christianity in this country.

To address your reply … what exactly does Jesus have to do with Secular America and the government mandated altruism forced upon these citizens?

There appears no end to the hypocrisy of the left in this country, as they have no shame.

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#803981 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.
You are such a flake. Why no link, Boris?

Is it because a propoganda boy like you dug thi up on the "ThinkProgress" propoganda website?

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/09/07/8...

Bawwwaaaaahhhhh!!!!!!

You are an idiot.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#803982 Nov 14, 2012
Post-Pew poll: Fiscal cliff negotiations predicted to fail

But Republicans in Congress may face more public pressure to make concessions. Should negotiations break down to avoid the $500 billion rash of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, 53 percent are inclined to blame Republicans in Congress while 29 percent single out Obama.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/w...
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#803983 Nov 14, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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The American people are warming up to Obamacare now that they're seeing the benefits as opposed to the lies the right has been spreading. The latest polls show that those who want it to stay and even expand stands at 49% as opposed to 33% that want it repealed.
As for Massachusetts, we are one of the most highly educated states. Romney wouldn't have had a chance passing this legislation in a red state like Alabama.
Your state is one of the cheapest states when it comes to charity, you stingy hypocrite. it's mentioned by name, along with other Democrat blue states:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/798...

Obamacare is socialism you commie terd.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#803984 Nov 14, 2012
Is It Time to Roll Up the Welcome Mat Here?

Barack Obama won the election.

He did not win by stealing the election. Voter irregularities always happen. It is one reason we support voter ID rules. But even in the worse scenario of reports out there, there were not enough tales of voter irregularities to matter nationwide. This is another benefit and built in safeguard of the electoral college.

Barack Obama won. He won by turning out the most people in a well run campaign. In other words, he won fair and square.

We here at RedState are American citizens. We have no plans to secede from the union. If you do, good luck with that, but this is not the place for you.

We have a place for you here if you wish to continue the fight against Republicans in Washington like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell who’d be happy to sell us down the river to keep their power, no matter how devoid of principle or sound policy. You have a place here if you’d like to keep fighting the Democrats who are intent on further stifling economic growth, pushing forward with Obamacare, bankrupting the nation, and siding with teachers unions against kids who deserve better.

Too many people have spent the past four years obsessed with birth certificates. Now they are obsessed with voter fraud conspiracies, talk of secession, and supposed election changing news stories if only we had known.

So let’s add dabblers in this latest nuttiness to birthers as a category of people we do not welcome at RedState. Our aim is to beat the Democrats, not beat a retreat to a Confederacy that Generals Grant and Sherman rent asunder well over a hundred years ago.

Even here at RedState, while we may not much care for him, President Obama is still our President and we are still quite happily citizens of the United States. If we must drain this fever swamp that’s taken hold of a few people on the right over this past week before we can drain the swamp in Washington, so be it.

All others need not apply.

Sincerely,
Erick Erickson
Editor-in-Chief, RedState.com

..........

So has FOX jumped on the secession bandwagon?
Petraeus-Rubio 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#803985 Nov 14, 2012
Peppy wrote:
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Paul Revere must rolling over in his grave. Speaking of rolling over, what's up with your giants? Obama give them a pep talk or something?
The Giants are suffering from fatigue and distress due to the lack of any response to their storm ravaged communities by Obama or FEMA.
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#803986 Nov 14, 2012
According to the web site Zillow, the White House is worth 283 million dollars. When Mitt Romney heard that he said, "You mean I could have just bought it."
Petraeus-Rubio 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#803987 Nov 14, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>The number of partial birth abortions in this country pales in comparison to the number of women who died as a result of illegal abortion in any trimester. Don't tell me you're not callous about their human lives, or the lives of the children they bear if they don't abort - your every post on the subject intimates that you not only place the life of the fetus over hers, but that you couldn't possibly care less about the life these children are born to. Once they're born, your eyes weep over the next fetus, and if you had your way, the net society throws to catch them once they leave the womb, would leave your precious wallet untouched.
You are pro-fetus......not pro-life.
All a ghetto-rat has to do perform an abortion at home is take a few Ex-Lax.
Petraeus-Rubio 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#803988 Nov 14, 2012
Peppy wrote:
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So you are saying Obama's biggest accomplishment is being black?
And he's only half-assed at that.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#803989 Nov 14, 2012
Partisan Journalists Are Following the Money All Too Literally

The right-wing media’s disconnect from reality in the 2012 election was fed by its financial dependence on the growing partisan economy.

Sifting through the wreckage of the 2012 election, conservatives are realizing the price of staying inside their cocoon. The unskewed polls, the partisan cheerleading and complaints about the MSM’s liberal bias, the rigid think-tank reinforcement—it all led the right into a state of denial about the election, and a disconnect from modern American culture.

Perhaps the most powerful driver of this galloping group-think? Money.

The rise of partisan media has created financial incentives for columnists, pundits, and pollsters to try and please ideological employers with pronouncements that resonate with the faithful. After all, nothing gets clicks like confirmation bias.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11...

Dick Morris is a prime example of a partisan hack posing as a pollster and analyst, and as part of his mea culpa for publically predicting a landslide for Mitt Romney he essentially admitted to Sean Hannity that he was trying to create his own reality-distortion field:“There was a period of time when the Romney campaign was falling apart, people were not optimistic, nobody thought there was a chance of victory and I felt that it was my duty at that point to go out and say what I said.” This is a naked admission that his political analysis is little more than partisan propaganda —and yet what’s most striking is how dog-bites-man it seems, an acknowledgement of the obvious.
RUSH10ME

Gloucester, VA

#803990 Nov 14, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
According to the web site Zillow, the White House is worth 283 million dollars. When Mitt Romney heard that he said, "You mean I could have just bought it."
He could buy your ass for twice what your worth and sell you for half price all day everyday and not even think about it , you ghetto rat trash .

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#803991 Nov 14, 2012
Petraeus-Rubio 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>All a ghetto-rat has to do perform an abortion at home is take a few Ex-Lax.
I have news. Your racist crap you post here is not funny, it's pathetic.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#803992 Nov 14, 2012
Phrase of the day "diplomatic immunity."
Petraeus-Rubio 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#803993 Nov 14, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Look beneath your bed tonight. Sean Hannity could be there planting a radioactive pile to slowly kill you in your sleep. Rush Limbaugh has probably poisoned your water supply and Sarah Palin is going to try seducing you in your sleep.
It's a jungle out there for paranoid Liberal conspiracy theorists.
Don't look in the mirror. There might be a conspiracy theorists in there coming to get you, too.
And the Weather Channel, which is owned by Bain Capital, caused hurricane Sandy to strike the east coast just before the election in order to suppress voter turnout. It was just another attempt by Republicans to disenfranchise black voters.
Petraeus-Rubio 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#803994 Nov 14, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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I have news. Your racist crap you post here is not funny, it's pathetic.
Is your mouth still dry from doing all that spitting at the Veteran's Day parades?

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