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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Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#807476 Nov 18, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The Obama campaign ran a very good campaign. The Republicans did not. There was no fraud. There was no stealing the election. There was just a really good ground game from Barack Obama and a lot of smoke and mirrors from Team Romney and outside charlatans, many of whom will now go work for Republican Super PACs making six figure salaries, further draining the pockets of rich Republicans when not on television explaining how awesome and expert they are.
http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/07/status-quo...
Americans wanted to assess a contrast between the candidates and got blurred lines instead. They went with the politician they knew instead of the one who was different depending on the election season, constituency, and time of day.
At the same time, Romney made a conscious decision to blow off Hispanic voters. Yes conservatives, we must account for this. The Romney campaign to the hispanic community was atrocious and, frankly, the fastest growing demographic in America isn’t going to vote for a party that sounds like that party hates brown people.
Obama Voters,

I hope they are paying attention. Attention to
the job losses. Go ahead and tax the rich because the middle class is next when
you find out it won't fix the deficit. Maybe save some money by cutting out all
the Czars. The Special Committee that can't balance the budget. Cut Congress pay
since they can't seem to do their job. Cut the oversight committee that doesn't
get anything done either. How about cutting the Government jobs
that the people do not need instead of the programs they do use?

nationaljournal.com
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#807477 Nov 18, 2012
Romney's Failure on the Economy

Romney's principal issues were the economy and fixing the finances of the federal government. He failed to make a convincing case that he would do a better job with either.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/romneys-f...

Seems there are some real conservative pundits who are somehow not aware that a hurricane won the election. They probably don't watch FOX.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#807478 Nov 18, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama Voters,
I hope they are paying attention. Attention to
the job losses. Go ahead and tax the rich because the middle class is next when
you find out it won't fix the deficit. Maybe save some money by cutting out all
the Czars. The Special Committee that can't balance the budget. Cut Congress pay
since they can't seem to do their job. Cut the oversight committee that doesn't
get anything done either. How about cutting the Government jobs
that the people do not need instead of the programs they do use?
nationaljournal.com
What will fix the deficit?

and please, something new. you know: something that has been proven to work.
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#807479 Nov 18, 2012
yepperz wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is Huffington Post's national trendlines, showing the major events since the beginning of October. Blue is Obama, red is Romney.
http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/... #!minpct=42.5&maxpct=52.5 &mindate=2012-10-01&es timate=custom
Though Republicans believe the storm damaged Romney’s momentum, Sandy’s political impact may have had more to do with Obama’s rapid response to the storm, which 77 percent of Americans praised. Moreover, Romney’s alleged momentum was already slowing; his favorability ratings began gradually declining after his first debate against the president. In Sandy’s aftermath, Romney was widely criticized for an insensitive “storm relief” rally in Ohio, where his campaign staff staged donations and took photos of the candidate posing with canned goods.
Stop making excuses, it sounds pathetic. He was already losing. Face it Carol, Romney sucked.
You are damned right he sucked, and WE all knew it too!!!

If the citizens of this country were really allowed to decide who was going to run for president, there would have been different names on the ballots.

"elections" are just a sop to keep the mob quiet.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#807480 Nov 18, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Romney's Failure on the Economy
Romney's principal issues were the economy and fixing the finances of the federal government. He failed to make a convincing case that he would do a better job with either.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/romneys-f...
Seems there are some real conservative pundits who are somehow not aware that a hurricane won the election. They probably don't watch FOX.
Sooner or later one runs out of other Peoples

Money!

Margaret Thatcher on Socialism the Liberal Commie wet dream!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#807481 Nov 18, 2012
Orangelion wrote:
<quoted text>
Anybody who doesn't pay taxes obviously are the people Obama favours. Democrats, and the rich. Obama only wants to get more out of the middle and lower class, he is ruthless about it, so he only lets off the people he likes, typical attitude of a narcissist.
so is this like 'total BS day'?

There are many Republicans on the dole. Evidence validates.

The rich? You mean all those folks who gave money to Romney? Evidence validates.

Far right wing leap of faith? Evidence validates.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#807482 Nov 18, 2012
On the economy, Romney's main claim was that, as a successful businessman, he knew how to fix it. That's a non sequitur. Business experience doesn't necessarily translate into superior macroeconomic insight. And it left him vulnerable to the savaging of his business record by the other side.

While Romney railed against the federal debt, he never explained how he would get it under control while significantly increasing military spending.

The exit poll asked whether government should be doing more or if it was already doing too many things that would be better left to businesses and individuals. In 2008, voters thought government should be doing more, 51 percent to 43 percent. That's not an election a Republican is going to win.

In 2012, voters thought government was already doing too much by exactly the same margin. That's an election a Republican should win irrespective of the underlying demographics.

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opin...

IT WAS THE HURRICANE!!!

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#807483 Nov 18, 2012
OldRaider wrote:
One Million Strong Against Mitt Romney in 2012 via PoliticusUSA:
&#8206;"Hostess’s failure was compounded by having six CEO’s in 8 years who had no experience in the bread or cake baking industry. Despite their financial woes, the company’s CEO got a 300% salary increase from $750,000 to $2,250,000, and other top executives received raises worth hundreds-of-thousands of dollars; all while the company was struggling. Instead of acknowledging the lack of competent leadership and exorbitant executive salaries as contributing to the company’s decision to close its doors, CEO Gregory Rayburn issued a statement saying,“We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike.” However, Rayburn and Hostess management claimed the strike would be responsible for closing plants even before there was a strike, and they had made plans to close plants whether or not workers accepted the Draconian wage and benefit cuts the company offered, or if they went on strike."
Good mornin blockhead buddy!

Me's liking the way a hillbilly who plays in the woods like you starts off with "One Million Strong Against Mitt Romney ".

The Dementia thing really has a hold of you Old Goober!

The fact is 58 million people voted for Romney and Obama has less people vote for him this time, hehe!

The Hostess story sounds like Obama was the CEO. Obama is still nothing more than a mall time Chicago punk, propped up by communists in the media and the communist Democrat Party.

Poor people like you get off on stories where they talk about wealthy people. Bottom line is the greedy Democrats/Union priced themselves out of a job. If I was Hostess, I'd just reopen in a red state with right to work laws.

You communist/socialist Democrats are just a party/mindset the self inflicts doom.

See ya, old dummy.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#807484 Nov 18, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
What will fix the deficit?
and please, something new. you know: something that has been proven to work.
See you from a Republican State a great State.Which is flourishing
as we speak?

Obama Voters,

I hope they are paying attention. Attention to
the job losses. Go ahead and tax the rich because the middle class is next when
you find out it won't fix the deficit. Maybe save some money by cutting out all
the Czars. The Special Committee that can't balance the budget. Cut Congress pay
since they can't seem to do their job. Cut the oversight committee that doesn't
get anything done either. How about cutting the Government jobs
that the people do not need instead of the programs they do use?

nationaljournal.com

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#807485 Nov 18, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
What will fix the deficit?
and please, something new. you know: something that has been proven to work.
I has never seen such a person like you that makes so many posts that say nothin'!
Anonymous

Virginia Beach, VA

#807486 Nov 18, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
The Palestinians supported by Hamas cause trouble wherever they go.
It was Hamas who started firing rockets into Tel Aviv. Why didn't you tell THEM to stop?
Palestinians went to Lebanon in the 1970s to launch attacks on northern Israel and airplane hijacking campaigns worldwide. Palestinians were fighting the Lebanonese at the same time they were launching attacks against Israel. Following the Lebanonese War, Palestinians in Lebanon lost their fight there too.
Even after the Israeli-Palestinian peace process led to the Oslo Accords in 1993 allowing the PLO to relocate to the West Bank and Gaza Strip, it had significant opposition among radical Islamic elements such as Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad who immediately initiated a campaign of attacks targeting Israelis.
In 1969 alone, the PLO was responsible for hijacking 82 planes.
They murdered 11 Israeli athletes during the 1972 Olympic Games.
Nobody wants this rag tag group of violent people. Not even their own. Jordon didn't want them either. Look up Black September.
They won't be happy until they kill every Jew in Israel.
They kill innocents in the name of hating Israel.
And you're blaming Israel??
Zions have oppression gazans for decades in every way. Most gazas are peaceful peoples that are simply want to live uninhibit. The childs are not any part but zions targeting them still. Plo and Hamas are not representing of majority of gazans. Other regions wish destroy to Israel not the most gazans or their mothers or childs. United State should come to the assist of gazans and require that zions stop the oppress.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#807487 Nov 18, 2012
Smart Conservatives to GOP: It's the Economy, Stupid

While many conservative pundits are coming up with explanations for the election results that excuse them from having to make any ideological adjustments to win future elections, some are claiming that they can easily solve their problems. According to the most partisan members of Republican establishment, the GOP has a racial demographic problem, but all they need to do to solve it is to moderate their stance on immigration. Sharper conservative minds, however, recognize that women, young people and minorities have economic and ideological reasons for voting Democratic.

The most egregious and condescending example of the former line of thinking comes from Charles Krauthammer. In his Washington Post column last Thursday, Krauthammer wrote,“They lose and immediately the chorus begins. Republicans must change or die. A rump party of white America, it must adapt to evolving demographics or forever be the minority. The only part of this that is even partially true regards Hispanics.”

Implicit in Krauthammer’s column is the assumption that African-Americans cannot be persuaded to vote Republican, but that Republicans can win without them. That may be so, although he offers no statistical data to prove it. Nor does Krauthammer prove that Latinos are a much more persuadable group for the GOP.

Instead, Krauthammer simply relies upon some broad, ignorant stereotyping of Latinos.“They should be a natural Republican constituency: striving immigrant community, religious, Catholic, family-oriented and socially conservative (on abortion, for example),” he writes.“The principal reason they go Democratic is the issue of illegal immigrants.”

Krauthammer does not offer survey data to prove that Latinos are more “family-oriented” than anyone else. Nor does he explain what “family-oriented” means. That they are more likely to live with extended family? More likely to wait until marriage to have children? The former is true and the latter is not. And what does any of this have to do with political preferences? In fact, African-Americans and Asian-Americans are also more likely to live in a multigenerational household, and they are all more likely to vote Democratic than are whites. In light of that, it is difficult to even ascertain what Krauthammer thinks he is talking about, other than that he apparently assumes Democrats are so evil that surely they must hate their mothers. He should try to interviewing actual Democrats and Latinos sometime, as it might make his analysis a lot better-informed.

http://www.thenation.com/blog/171273/smart-co... #

Even National Review, in its post-election editorial, sounded similar notes.“Republicans from the top to the bottom of the ticket did little to make the case that conservative policies would make the broad mass of the public better off,” the editors complained. They went on to call for more sophisticated thinking about these challenges than that which is being displayed.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#807488 Nov 18, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Romney's Failure on the Economy
Romney's principal issues were the economy and fixing the finances of the federal government. He failed to make a convincing case that he would do a better job with either.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/romneys-f...
Seems there are some real conservative pundits who are somehow not aware that a hurricane won the election. They probably don't watch FOX.
Lol,,,He slammed the 47% for not taking personal responsibility yet he refuses to take personal responsibility for his colossal failure as a candidate. What a joke.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#807489 Nov 18, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
<quoted text>
See you from a Republican State a great State.Which is flourishing
as we speak?
Obama Voters,
I hope they are paying attention. Attention to
the job losses. Go ahead and tax the rich because the middle class is next when
you find out it won't fix the deficit. Maybe save some money by cutting out all
the Czars. The Special Committee that can't balance the budget. Cut Congress pay
since they can't seem to do their job. Cut the oversight committee that doesn't
get anything done either. How about cutting the Government jobs
that the people do not need instead of the programs they do use?
nationaljournal.com
Mitch Daniels is cooking the books. Been caught at it more than once. Believing anything that comes out of the Indiana statehouse would be a big mistake.

Try again.
Orangelion

Chester, UK

#807490 Nov 18, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so is this like 'total BS day'?
There are many Republicans on the dole. Evidence validates.
The rich? You mean all those folks who gave money to Romney? Evidence validates.
Far right wing leap of faith? Evidence validates.
Who was the politician who invested in private companies like McDonalds? It was Mitt Romney, the successful businessman who knew how to do his job. As well as this, the companies he chose would create job opportunies for young people, as well as increase their salary. Mitt Romney knew how to do his job, he is simply waiting to actually do it.

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#807491 Nov 18, 2012
Hehe....

Communists/Democrats ferment their own doom...

Growth higher in red states than blue, swing states

The income of those living in red states has climbed 4.6% since the recession began in December 2007, a USA TODAY analysis of total increases found. The average income of those living in blue states and swing states saw a much slower increase. The personal income of blue states has increased 0.5%, while in the swing states, income increased 1.4%.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/st...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#807492 Nov 18, 2012
yepperz wrote:
<quoted text>
Lol,,,He slammed the 47% for not taking personal responsibility yet he refuses to take personal responsibility for his colossal failure as a candidate. What a joke.
Yes, they worry about everyone's personal responsibility but their own.

They can't even face up to the reality of why they lost the election.
Orangelion

Chester, UK

#807493 Nov 18, 2012
Fiaz and Haisan wrote:
<quoted text>Zions have oppression gazans for decades in every way. Most gazas are peaceful peoples that are simply want to live uninhibit. The childs are not any part but zions targeting them still. Plo and Hamas are not representing of majority of gazans. Other regions wish destroy to Israel not the most gazans or their mothers or childs. United State should come to the assist of gazans and require that zions stop the oppress.
It was the Arabians and Palestians who wanted to deplete Israels water sources in the War of the Waters. Palestian and Arabia simply just want to crush Israel. The muslims are the real enemies here.

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#807494 Nov 18, 2012
Fiaz and Haisan wrote:
<quoted text>Zions have oppression gazans for decades in every way. Most gazas are peaceful peoples that are simply want to live uninhibit. The childs are not any part but zions targeting them still. Plo and Hamas are not representing of majority of gazans. Other regions wish destroy to Israel not the most gazans or their mothers or childs. United State should come to the assist of gazans and require that zions stop the oppress.
Someone should slap you upside the head to see if there are any brain cells left.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#807495 Nov 18, 2012
carol wrote:
A Few Forgotten Facts
1. Israel became a nation in 1312 BCE, 2000 years before the rise of Islam.
2. Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967 two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel.
(Very important: The term "Palestine" only materialized after the Russians coined the term in the 1960s.)
3. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 BCE, the Jews have had dominion over the land for 1000 years with a continuous presence in the land for the past 3,300 years.
4. The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 CE lasted no more than 22 years.
5. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital Jerusalem has never been the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem, they never sought to make it their capital.
6. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish Holy Scriptures. Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Koran.
7. King David founded the city of Jerusalem. Mohammed never came to Jerusalem.
The Tanach-antiiquties gift of world history the modern civilization...(sorry for the edit-needed the extra character space)
Let's expand now..and clear the IGNORANCE out of the thread--

Historians and archeologists believe the Hebrews probably arrived in the area in the second millennium B.C. The nation itself was formed as the Israelites left Egypt during the Exodus, believed to be in the late 13th century B.C.
The 12 tribes of Israel united in about 1050 B.C., forming the Kingdom of Israel. David, the second king of Israel, established Jerusalem as Israel’s national capital 3,000 years ago. Jewish kingdoms and states existed intermittently in the region for a millennium.
After conquests by Babylonians, Persians and Greeks, an independent Jewish kingdom was briefly revived in 168 B.C., but Rome took control in the next century, renaming the land of Judea “Palestine” after the Philistines, historical enemies of the Israelites.
Invading Arabs conquered the land from the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantines) in A.D. 638 and attracted Arab settlers. Within a few centuries, the Arab language and Islam prevailed, but a Jewish minority remained. After a brief period of prosperity, waves of invasions and changes of control followed, including rule by the non-Arab empires of the Seljuks, Mamelukes and European crusaders, before becoming part of the Ottoman Empire from 1517 until 1918.
The United Nations, in 1947, partitioned the area into separate Jewish and Arab states along meandering and indefensible boundaries. The Arab world, insisting that any Jewish claim to Palestine was invalid, staunchly refused to compromise or even discuss the subject.
When Israel’s independence was declared in 1948, Arab forces from Egypt, Transjordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq combined to crush the one-day-old country. They lost. Still, Egypt occupied most of the Gaza Strip, and Transjordan (calling itself “Jordan”) held most of the West Bank and half of Jerusalem. Neither Arab country gave the “Palestinians” a state.
The word “Palestinian,” as employed today, is a relatively recent term. Until the end of the British mandate over Palestine, in 1948, all inhabitants of the area west of the Jordan River were known as “Palestinians.” A Jewish person living in what is now Israel was a “Palestinian Jew.” An Arab living in the area was a “Palestinian Arab.” Likewise, a Christian was known as a “Palestinian Christian.”
Israel won more land after a series of wars, land since returned or offered for return in exchange for peace.

The Jews “stole” nothing.

Elder, L. The truth about Israel's 'stolen' land. WND 11/18/2012

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