Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232969 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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Orangelion

Flint, UK

#807048 Nov 17, 2012
Waxman wrote:
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The Democrats are exactly like adolescents in an arrested developemntal state. Every single one I know is an immature slacker. Like in Jr. High, they are jealous and think with a teen brain. Absolutely no ability to reason as an adult.
Usually frustrated with their lot in life due to being lazy and bad choices they made in life. Poor souls who are angry and vile.
I've seen many left wing democrats before being accused of being kids on topx LMFAO!!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#807049 Nov 17, 2012
carol wrote:
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Oh...so it's desperation when republicans choose someone of Hispanic American ethnicity to represent our party but not when democrats choose an African American?
Mark Rubio has been a rising star in the republican party for some time.
Rubio was elected at the age of 28 to the Florida House of Representatives. He won re-election to a second full term as well as a third and fourth full term.
Rubio championed a major overhaul of the Florida tax system. He served as Speaker of the Florida House. He became House Majority Leader in 2003.
Committee assignments
2000:
Community Colleges & Career Prep
Elder Affairs & Long-Term Care
Finance & Taxation
Joint Legislative Committee on Article V
Real Property & Probate
2001-2003:
Banking Claims
General Government Appropriations
Health Regulation
Procedural & Redistricting Council
Select Committee of the Whole
Select Committee on Security
Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations
2004:
Select Committee of the Whole
Select Committee on Affordable Housing
2005-2009:
Select Committee to Protect Private Property Rights (Chair)
Fiscal Council
Rules & Calendar Council
Select Committee on Medicaid Reform
Spaceport & Technology Committee
In 2010, Marco Rubio won the Senate.
Assignments as United States Senator:
Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet
Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
Subcommittee on Science and Space
Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security
Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs (Ranking Member)
Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs
Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection
Select Committee on Intelligence
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
So what makes Rubio any less qualified to become the president as Obama?
Coulter: Picking Rubio As VP Would Be "Pandering" To Hispanics

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/0...

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illinois

Chicago, IL

#807050 Nov 17, 2012
I don't know who, rep or dem, is better but I know one thing no one would see that some day Afganistan soldier would turn back their guns and kill our soldiers -- Leaving Irag and Afga is right thing to do. Never put our soldiers in third world country again.
illinois

Chicago, IL

#807051 Nov 17, 2012
illinois wrote:
As I said many times before election day, Obama would be re-elected...
that's a fact, check it...

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Since: May 12

Ticklaw

#807052 Nov 17, 2012
carol wrote:
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Oh...so it's desperation when republicans choose someone of Hispanic American ethnicity to represent our party but not when democrats choose an African American?
Mark Rubio has been a rising star in the republican party for some time.
Rubio was elected at the age of 28 to the Florida House of Representatives. He won re-election to a second full term as well as a third and fourth full term.
Rubio championed a major overhaul of the Florida tax system. He served as Speaker of the Florida House. He became House Majority Leader in 2003.
Committee assignments
2000:
Community Colleges & Career Prep
Elder Affairs & Long-Term Care
Finance & Taxation
Joint Legislative Committee on Article V
Real Property & Probate
2001-2003:
Banking Claims
General Government Appropriations
Health Regulation
Procedural & Redistricting Council
Select Committee of the Whole
Select Committee on Security
Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations
2004:
Select Committee of the Whole
Select Committee on Affordable Housing
2005-2009:
Select Committee to Protect Private Property Rights (Chair)
Fiscal Council
Rules & Calendar Council
Select Committee on Medicaid Reform
Spaceport & Technology Committee
In 2010, Marco Rubio won the Senate.
Assignments as United States Senator:
Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet
Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
Subcommittee on Science and Space
Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security
Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs (Ranking Member)
Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs
Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection
Select Committee on Intelligence
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
So what makes Rubio any less qualified to become the president as Obama?
Marco Antonio Rubio, there is no Mark Rubio in the US Senate.
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#807053 Nov 17, 2012
illinois wrote:
As I said many times before election day, Obama would be re-elected...
I also knew Obama would be re-elected as did over half the nation. Only Fox News and Tea Party zealots were unaware. Right wing Republicans were worried all along. Keeping Mitt silent was their best shot at getting any votes.

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Lord Fetch

Calumet City, IL

#807055 Nov 17, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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careful over there. death threats. no personal info.
maybe i'll see you there

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Lord Fetch

Calumet City, IL

#807056 Nov 17, 2012
Orangelion wrote:
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I'll give you a death threat in a minute, only uncivil left wing idiots like you use these threats.
well, ok...i guess you're a blind idiot...

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the devil is coming

Alpharetta, GA

#807057 Nov 17, 2012
why do we care whos prez countrys gonna get taken ova by illumnaties any way
Orangelion

Flint, UK

#807059 Nov 17, 2012
dem wrote:
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You better check again, lady.
Typical left wing tripe you spout out again?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#807060 Nov 17, 2012
Orangelion wrote:
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No, I'm not, I am from the UK.
So they don't have jews in th eUK?? ROFLMAO

And I'm from Jupiter!!

You nitwit, your location is phony, as in - you put it there.

If Topix had id'd your isp location, it would be in blue print, not gray. Same as 'hidden locations' show up in gray. DUH

Nice try, dummy.

You trolls will stop at nothing in creating your phony sockpuppets.

Only question is whether you're a Nobraina or Waxturd sockpuppet.

But there's no question you're a nitwit with a fake location. Possibly Gunner trying to ease back in as a limey.

He's too ashamed to come back as Gunner.

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Lord Fetch

Calumet City, IL

#807061 Nov 17, 2012
Smartical wrote:
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ok...no sarcasm here. just a real question. what company would go into business if they didn't make a profit? thats my question.
i dont think its right when mega corporations make extravagant amounts of money at the expense of their employees and to their buying public. i do think that this applies to the major majority of companies in America. i also STRONGLY agree that the unions have priced themselves out of jobs, especially the hiring of new employees. And then look! there goes another company, outsourcing to china or thailand or india.
union wages allow for a simple middle class existence...without unions, you won't even get that. nobody likes being shit on...with the exception of...well, every right winger on topix. you defend those who drive up your workload while driving down your wages and pocketing the difference...

hostess was going to tank anyway, sorry if i have zero sympathy for hostess execs...they can comfort themselves with another home and a new jag. The worker's road ahead was only going to get worse, in the long run they're better off

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“always”

Since: May 12

Ticklaw

#807062 Nov 17, 2012
illinois wrote:
I don't know who, rep or dem, is better but I know one thing no one would see that some day Afganistan soldier would turn back their guns and kill our soldiers -- Leaving Irag and Afga is right thing to do. Never put our soldiers in third world country again.
True story, why send the military when the CIA is eager to fight our wars.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#807063 Nov 17, 2012
It's been more than a week since Election Day, and the process through which the GOP figures out where everything went terribly wrong in its quest to retake the White House is ongoing. It's definitely a debate worth having: President Barack Obama's reelection bucked many of the conventionally accepted historical trends relating to incumbents in a poorly-performing economy.

Eventually, I feel pretty confident that those tasked with diagnosing the failure to unseat Obama in 2012 will eventually settle on something like, "Well, we ended up with a pretty implausible nominee who couldn't relate to normal human-Americans (and who, indeed, often demonstrated an open contempt for them) after the nativist clique that took over the party in 2010 ran off many of our more talented prospects from the race and kept them on the sidelines. And our long primary season was pretty goofy and alienating. Also, as subpar as our candidate was, it probably didn't help matters that we spent the lion's share of the campaign season slagging him publicly until he turned in that one decent debate performance. In retrospect, maybe we shouldn't have done that. Oh, and why did we force our candidate to run away from his signature legislative achievement -- Massachusetts health care reform -- when that was the very thing that first drew us to him as a potential presidential aspirant in the first place? That seems like a pretty big cock-up on our part, too."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/15/gop-...

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Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#807064 Nov 17, 2012
Waxman wrote:
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The Republiclowns are exactly like adolescents in an arrested developemntal state. Every single one I know is an immature slacker. Like in Jr. High, they are jealous and think with a teen brain. Absolutely no ability to reason as an adult.
Usually frustrated with their lot in life due to being lazy and bad choices they made in life. Poor souls who are angry and vile.
For once, you're right!!

That's why you got stomped on Nov. 6th.

332 Obama electoral votes

206 Rmoney electoral votes

Proof of the ignorance that is rampant in conservative hate speech.

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Orangelion

Flint, UK

#807065 Nov 17, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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So they don't have jews in th eUK?? ROFLMAO
And I'm from Jupiter!!
You nitwit, your location is phony, as in - you put it there.
If Topix had id'd your isp location, it would be in blue print, not gray. Same as 'hidden locations' show up in gray. DUH
Nice try, dummy.
You trolls will stop at nothing in creating your phony sockpuppets.
Only question is whether you're a Nobraina or Waxturd sockpuppet.
But there's no question you're a nitwit with a fake location. Possibly Gunner trying to ease back in as a limey.
He's too ashamed to come back as Gunner.
I can't change my location you idiot, I am an unregistered user.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#807066 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.


Then why did Democrats try to remove the mention of God from the 2012 platform?
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#807068 Nov 17, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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So they don't have jews in th eUK?? ROFLMAO
And I'm from Jupiter!!
You nitwit, your location is phony, as in - you put it there.
If Topix had id'd your isp location, it would be in blue print, not gray. Same as 'hidden locations' show up in gray. DUH
Nice try, dummy.
You trolls will stop at nothing in creating your phony sockpuppets.
Only question is whether you're a Nobraina or Waxturd sockpuppet.
But there's no question you're a nitwit with a fake location. Possibly Gunner trying to ease back in as a limey.
He's too ashamed to come back as Gunner.
Still spreading the happy-joy, I see.

Even when things are going your way, you, the "lord stretch" character and that dem thing are bound up so tightly with hate, John Henry could'nt drive a pin up ya with a sledgehammer!

Cheer up, the zooks are ramping up against Israel so ya got that goin for ya, the Army stops getting PAID at the end of the year without a budget, taxes go up for everybody, s'all good, you can relax now.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#807069 Nov 17, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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So they don't have jews in th eUK?? ROFLMAO
And I'm from Jupiter!!
You nitwit, your location is phony, as in - you put it there.
If Topix had id'd your isp location, it would be in blue print, not gray. Same as 'hidden locations' show up in gray. DUH
Nice try, dummy.
You trolls will stop at nothing in creating your phony sockpuppets.
Only question is whether you're a Nobraina or Waxturd sockpuppet.
But there's no question you're a nitwit with a fake location. Possibly Gunner trying to ease back in as a limey.
He's too ashamed to come back as Gunner.
Thats so funny,LMAO,Coming from one of the biggest aliases offenders
on Topix!!Sicko!!Hahhahhahahha

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Since: Nov 09

Beaver Island, MI

#807070 Nov 17, 2012
One Million Strong Against Mitt Romney in 2012 via PoliticusUSA:

&#8206;"...Some on the left who are fearing an Obama cave on this issue are way off base. This isn’t 2010. The pressure has shifted. By not cutting a deal when they had the chance and agreeing to automatic cuts, Republicans sowed the seeds for their own demise. They gambled everything on Obama not being reelected, and they lost.

Obama can win by doing nothing. Republican have realized this, and are rapidly advancing towards full cave in mode. Republicans designed the fiscal cliff, and now they are the ones teetering towards the edge."

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