Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1277897 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#807003 Nov 17, 2012
Orangelion wrote:
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The Israelites only killed vile people according to the bible. Muslims however can't make peace with anyone, they are morons.
Yeah, the neo-conservatives sure are a peaceful bunch.

And isn't it a good thing that Mitt didn't get to bring his Brotherhood friends into the WH?
GhostofRaygun

Russellville, KY

#807004 Nov 17, 2012
TSM wrote:
We Americans are pretty stupid!! The Rich provides services and builds product and we the American People actually goes out and buys it now that’s pretty stupid…Right!! Than we have Banks that loans people other people’s money to purchase Homes/Cars etc. and then we say we’re being Screw…Only in America
Beginning 20 years ago it was not some worker at a factory that decided the best thing to do was close the plant and ship it to China so to pay slave workers .30 cents an hour to do the work. It was thousands of millionaire CEOs that closed 27,000 American factories laying off 5.5 million American workers.
It was not some poor or middle class person that decided to loan money to anyone that had a heart beat. It was the top banks ran by millionaire CEOs that came up with that scam.
It was not some middle class worker that decided to buy up all those bad home loans and sell them to the world on Wall St. It was the billionaire Hedge Fund Managers on Wall St. that decided to screw the world while they made off with billions.
It's not some working class person that decides to drill for US oil for an average $2.30 per barrel and then EXPORT more oil than anytime since 1949 instead of making gas cheaper. It's the billionaire CEO of Exxon and the billionaires on their board that do these things to Americans.
So. Yes the Rich are what did and continue to destroy America.
carol

Orlando, FL

#807005 Nov 17, 2012
Orangelion wrote:
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The DREAM act bill is giving unnecessary advantages to illegal immigrants and muslims, as well as giving an unbalanced advantage throughout the nation.
I kind of like what Mike Huckabee said in 2010:

“When a kid comes to his country, and he’s four years old and he had no choice in it — his parents came illegally. He still, because he is in this state, it’s the state’s responsibility – in fact, it is the state’s legal mandate – to make sure that child is in school. So let’s say that kid goes to school. That kid is in our school from kindergarten through the 12th grade. He graduates as valedictorian because he’s a smart kid and he works his rear end off and he becomes the valedictorian of the school. The question is: Is he better off going to college and becoming a neurosurgeon or a banker or whatever he might become, and becoming a taxpayer, and in the process having to apply for and achieve citizenship, or should we make him pick tomatoes? I think it’s better if he goes to college and becomes a citizen.”

It's what other conservatives like Rick Perry believe too.

I happen to think Texas has the right solution. It's much better to reach the children of illegals and give them every opportunity to become productive citizens.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#807006 Nov 17, 2012
Didn’t ‘Republicans’ read the Tea Leafs? Obama‘s just trying to get our heads Screw on Correctly so come on Let’s Play Ball!! It’s never, ever cross my mind how living off of other people’s money would feel!! But what the Heck why have Christmas once the year when I can have it all year Round…Right!!

“always”

Since: May 12

Ticklaw

#807007 Nov 17, 2012
Orangelion wrote:
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The DREAM act bill is giving unnecessary advantages to illegal immigrants and muslims, as well as giving an unbalanced advantage throughout the nation.
How so?
carol

Orlando, FL

#807008 Nov 17, 2012
Well, this is starting to seem like work again.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#807009 Nov 17, 2012
carol wrote:
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Most conservatives agree with the Dream Act. Republican Texas Governor, Rick Perry, provides children of illegals a college education on the public dime so they have a chance to give back.
Addressing the problems with immigration does not mean conservatives haven't looked for alternative solutions other than deportation.
http://americasvoiceonline.org/research/conse...
In fact, isn't it Obama who has a reputation of being the Deporter-in-Chief?
Is this same carol who before the election insulted every demographic that naturally would vote for Obama?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#807010 Nov 17, 2012
carol wrote:
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Mark Rubio said it best recently when he said Republicans can't get the right message to Hispanics if they think you're going to deport grandma.
Some of you should probably already start figuring out how you're going to crucify Rubio because, unless something unforeseen happens between now and 2016, he's most likely going to be the right messenger.
The instinct to turn to Rubio primarily because of his ethnicity reeks of desperation, which is hardly appealing, and it announces to rank-and-file voters that party and movement leaders want to resume fruitless efforts to pander to groups that are supposedly “natural” Republicans. Because his foreign policy preferences represent some of the worst that the modern GOP has to offer, he would be hard-pressed to broaden the Republican coalition. As Michael said last night, Republicans need to become and be perceived as capable of governing well, and only then can its coalition grow. There are not many people looking for a new Joe Lieberman to lead them into Syria, or wherever the next conflict might happen to be, and there will be many conservatives who won’t want to support a protege of Jeb Bush. It’s not difficult to imagine how rallying behind Rubio could make things worse for the GOP among its reliable supporters and backfire among those outside the party that he is supposed to be able to attract.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Orangelion

Flint, UK

#807011 Nov 17, 2012
carol wrote:
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I kind of like what Mike Huckabee said in 2010:
“When a kid comes to his country, and he’s four years old and he had no choice in it — his parents came illegally. He still, because he is in this state, it’s the state’s responsibility – in fact, it is the state’s legal mandate – to make sure that child is in school. So let’s say that kid goes to school. That kid is in our school from kindergarten through the 12th grade. He graduates as valedictorian because he’s a smart kid and he works his rear end off and he becomes the valedictorian of the school. The question is: Is he better off going to college and becoming a neurosurgeon or a banker or whatever he might become, and becoming a taxpayer, and in the process having to apply for and achieve citizenship, or should we make him pick tomatoes? I think it’s better if he goes to college and becomes a citizen.”
It's what other conservatives like Rick Perry believe too.
I happen to think Texas has the right solution. It's much better to reach the children of illegals and give them every opportunity to become productive citizens.
The kid might not necessarily be of good motives, and why does he need a bill, why not just an amnesty?

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#807012 Nov 17, 2012
carol wrote:
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We're not talking about organized religion. At least I'm not.
Nature is where God can be seen and experienced the most. Nothing is more inspiring than creation itself.
Then this should work for you..........

This was the Democrats platform on the subject:

Faith has always been a central part of the American story, and it has been a driving force of progress and justice throughout our history. We know that our nation, our communities, and our lives are made vastly stronger and richer by faith and the countless acts of justice and mercy it inspires. Faith-based organizations will always be critical allies in meeting the challenges that face our nation and our world—from domestic and global poverty to climate change and human trafficking. People of faith and religious organizations do amazing work ...

The Democratic platform referenced God more often that the Republican platform in 2000 and 2004. And the 2008 GOP platform only mentioned God twice.
Lord Fetch

Calumet City, IL

#807013 Nov 17, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Yeah, you may have a point. You should see me tearing up the idiots over at FOX Nation.
i'll bet that's a real shithole over there....hmmmmm, gives me an idea...
Orangelion

Flint, UK

#807014 Nov 17, 2012
Rabbi Finkelsteingold ber wrote:
<quoted text>Are you Jewish?
No, I'm not, I am from the UK.
carol

Orlando, FL

#807015 Nov 17, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Is this same carol who before the election insulted every demographic that naturally would vote for Obama?
Don't recall insulting anyone. I did focus a lot of attention on the easily fooled. But I don't really consider that an insult. Just a fact.
carol

Orlando, FL

#807017 Nov 17, 2012
yepperz wrote:
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You were talking about shoving God and Christianity down people's throats at political conventions..........
carol wrote:
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Yeah, kinda like God. The same one your party almost voted out.
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Wow...Obama shouldn't have pushed God down your throat when he said "God bless America" then.

Or ended the convention with a prayer.

“always”

Since: May 12

Ticklaw

#807018 Nov 17, 2012
carol wrote:
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Mark Rubio said it best recently when he said Republicans can't get the right message to Hispanics if they think you're going to deport grandma.
Some of you should probably already start figuring out how you're going to crucify Rubio because, unless something unforeseen happens between now and 2016, he's most likely going to be the right messenger.
His district went with Obama. Rubio will not rally Americas Hispanics most of whom are not Cuban. Julian Castro will embarrass Rubio.

Jeb Bush's son George III is said to running for office in Texas and is also more closely aligned with the nations Hispanics than Rubio, a tea party darling.
carol

Orlando, FL

#807019 Nov 17, 2012
yepperz wrote:
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Then this should work for you..........
This was the Democrats platform on the subject:
Faith has always been a central part of the American story, and it has been a driving force of progress and justice throughout our history. We know that our nation, our communities, and our lives are made vastly stronger and richer by faith and the countless acts of justice and mercy it inspires. Faith-based organizations will always be critical allies in meeting the challenges that face our nation and our world—from domestic and global poverty to climate change and human trafficking. People of faith and religious organizations do amazing work ...
The Democratic platform referenced God more often that the Republican platform in 2000 and 2004. And the 2008 GOP platform only mentioned God twice.
So why did they have to vote to keep "God language" in their platform and to recognize Jeruselem as the capital of Israel?

That was pretty bizarre, you have to admit. Like other democrats.
Lord Fetch

Calumet City, IL

#807020 Nov 17, 2012
carol wrote:
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I kind of like what Mike Huckabee said in 2010:
“When a kid comes to his country, and he’s four years old and he had no choice in it — his parents came illegally. He still, because he is in this state, it’s the state’s responsibility – in fact, it is the state’s legal mandate – to make sure that child is in school. So let’s say that kid goes to school. That kid is in our school from kindergarten through the 12th grade. He graduates as valedictorian because he’s a smart kid and he works his rear end off and he becomes the valedictorian of the school. The question is: Is he better off going to college and becoming a neurosurgeon or a banker or whatever he might become, and becoming a taxpayer, and in the process having to apply for and achieve citizenship, or should we make him pick tomatoes? I think it’s better if he goes to college and becomes a citizen.”
It's what other conservatives like Rick Perry believe too.
I happen to think Texas has the right solution. It's much better to reach the children of illegals and give them every opportunity to become productive citizens.
that's it carol...you're banished from the party. they will not tolerate levels of tardism...it's all or nothing. try being a LaRouche-y...you'll probably run into gunnertard at the "meetings"

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#807021 Nov 17, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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Shaath later qualified his comments, saying that he and other world leaders at a Jordan summit two years ago "understood that he was illustrating [in his comments] his strong faith and his belief that this is what God wanted." Both the White House and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who was also present at the meeting, denies that Bush ever made such a statement.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabil_Shaath
Donald Rumsfeld's holy war: How President Bush's Iraq briefings came with quotes from the Bible
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11845...

It's Official: Bush Admin Saw Iraq As Religious War

We know that the Bush administration launched the war based on flimsy and false intelligence, and used torture to try to falsely link Iraq to 9/11. But, what we now know is that in the opening days of the war in Iraq, even the flimsy intelligence took a backseat to the idea that this was a Biblical fight between the forces of good (those who worship the God of the Old and New Testaments) against those who worship the God that is chronicled in the Koran.

It doesn't just offend me as a Jew that I was apparently fighting for the New Testament in the eyes of the Bush Administration. And it doesn't just offend me as an American that they thought it proper to engage our troops in what they obviously saw as a religious crusade.

As someone who still has friends over in Iraq and Afghanistan, it boils my blood to think that insurgents and terrorists now have something else to show around as "proof" that America is "fighting a war on Islam." Rumsfeld and those at the Pentagon (as well as the White House) had to know that there was a possibility that these would come out, and only exacerbate the religious and cultural misunderstandings about the United States in the region. And yet, they didn't care.

This kind of message from the top trickled down, allowing some troops to feel comfortable in presenting themselves as Holy Warriors, and expressing that in areas where that kind of message hurts more than helps. Earlier this month, it was revealed that some troops were handing out Bibles in Afghanistan, written in Pashto and Dari. A chaplain told some troops that their job was to "hunt people for Jesus."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-soltz/its-o...

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Waxman

Los Angeles, CA

#807022 Nov 17, 2012
Orangelion wrote:
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No, I'm not, I am from the UK.
Brilliant! Thanks for joining us. Is the left as vile over there as they are here in your opinion? The left here now thinks the state (us that work) owe them a living.

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Lord Fetch

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#807023 Nov 17, 2012
Orangelion wrote:
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No, I'm not, I am from the UK.
who isn't?

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