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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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#808788 Nov 20, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Secretary Of State Speculation Turns Up Heat On Rice
Sen. John McCain of Arizona called Rice unqualified to be secretary of state and even suggested that the Stanford graduate is not bright. The newly elected chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio, says that smacks of racism and sexism.
"How do you say that a person with Susan Rice's background is not qualified? I wonder what your qualifications are for your job. Where did you finish in your class?" she said. "I know one of them finished in the bottom of their class. Susan Rice was a Rhodes scholar. How do you say a person like Susan Rice is not qualified?"
Fudge then compared Rice to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who had presented to the American public faulty intelligence on Iraq, warning of possible "mushroom clouds."
"I mean, Susan Rice's comments didn't send us to Iraq and Afghanistan. Somebody else's did," she said. "But you're not angry with them."
Another congresswoman at Friday's news conference, Rep. Karen Bass of California, believes the dispute is all about politics.
"Our Republican colleagues are disoriented, frankly, and are in a tailspin since the election," Bass said. "They want to shoot. They don't know who to shoot. They don't know where the target should be, so right now the target is on the back of Susan Rice."
http://m.npr.org/news/front/165304658...
John McCain: He jumps up & down calling Susan Rice a liar.

Proof emerges that she was, in fact, saying what the intelligent talking points said.

John McCain now says she can't be Sec of State because she has no credibility.

John McCain, I have news. The only people that lost credibility of this is you & your party.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#808789 Nov 20, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>Why is there still a Black Caucus anyway? I thought Obama ended racism in America.
So why do we have some idiot on FOX talking about 'Traditional America'?

He may have ended racism for some of us.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#808790 Nov 20, 2012
flack wrote:
Fl Hospitals To Cut Record Number Of Jobs
When care is rationed, fewer employees are needed.

Welcome to Obamacare.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#808791 Nov 20, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Amen. Menial jobs do not translate into 'menial people' when performed. Those with the mindset which says they do, have likely never bent their backs to any task more physically demanding than tying their shoes.
I pity them.
"There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes".
W.Bennett-The Book of Virtues
Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#808792 Nov 20, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Over the weekend, Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker (D) challenged a tea party-affiliated critic to join him in living on food stamps for a week, and now it appears the challenge has been accepted.
Raw Story ( http://s.tt/1udpp )
A person can easily live on $100 worth of food a week, unless, of course, you're a fat-ass ghetto-rat.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#808793 Nov 20, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The right - they nearly kill this country under Bush & now think the suffering they caused is amusing.
Why don;t you people backup your sorry asses & just GTFO
Perhaps now that your side has the power you should focus on producing results instead of hurling insults.

Show us that your plan works, if you can.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#808794 Nov 20, 2012
The GOP Doesn't Have A Mitt Romney Problem, It Has A Fox News Problem

Poor Mitt Romney has become a Republican punching bag as leaders within the party denounce his post-election comments about how President Obama won re-election by promising government-funded "gifts" to minority groups and young voters. As Republicans jab Romney though, they're missing the larger, more pressing point: They don't have a Mitt Romney problem. They have a Fox News problem.

Romney's "gifts" put-down echoed the infamous claim Romney made during the campaign that 47 percent of Americans see themselves as "victims" and are overly dependent on the government. With the campaign concluded, lots of fellow Republicans now feel free to bash Romney:

• "It's nuts," said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

• "I absolutely reject what he said," announced Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

• "When you're in a hole, stop digging. He keeps digging," complained Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

Though prominent conservatives are now lashing out at the former presidential candidate, the truth is Fox News has loudly championed the divisive philosophy behind Romney's "47 percent" and "gifts" comments for months and practically authored them for the Republican candidate. Last week Fox talkers cheered Romney's "gifts" post-election critique, treating it as a universal truth.(According to Fox Business host Stuart Varney, Obama was "buying votes with taxpayer money. Handouts all over the place.")

And it's not just a Fox News problem. Republicans have an even more expansive right-wing media problem (television, radio, Internet, etc.), which now doubles as the face and voice of the GOP and which celebrates the kind of toxic "47 percent" and "gifts" rhetoric that's being condemned within the party.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/11/20/the-g...
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#808795 Nov 20, 2012
Rice a liar,No doubts left!! Obamas puppet under the
Bus..

Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said the sex scandal that forced Petraeus to abruptly resign was not a factor in the hearing, which was confined to the terror attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

"Ten seconds into it, that was off to the side," King said, referring to the scandal.

The congressman said that what Petraeus told the panel "will all be classified other than it was clear it did not arise from a demonstration and it was a terror attack."

King said that Petraeus maintained that he said early on that the ambush was a result of terrorism, but King added that he remembered Petraeus and the Obama administration downplaying the role of an al Qaeda affiliate in the attack in the days after Stevens was killed. The administration initially said the attack grew out of a spontaneous demonstration against a video that lampooned the Prophet Mohammed.

"That is not my recollection" of what Petraeus initially said, King said today.

The congressman suggested that pressing Petraeus was awkward at times.

"It's a lot easier when you dislike the guy," King said.

Petraeus resigned last week after disclosing an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell.

ronkessler.com
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#808796 Nov 20, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
TERM LIMITS.
Thank God for 'em!
TERM LIMITS!!!

WE DON'T NEED NO STINKING TERM LIMITS!!!!

You even THINK they gonna let the cookie out of their grasp?

Think again!

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#808797 Nov 20, 2012
THE DEBIL wrote:
<quoted text>YES, HOW TRUE, HOW TRUE. SO, UM, HOW MANY BLACK REPUBLICANS THAT LEAVE? SINGLE DIGITS? SO TO SPEAK?
Some black still remain in the plantation of welfare and food stamps.

We conservative know how to help them become rich and successful as Mitt Romney. Not rich with the help of liberal media as Obama, Bill Clinton and Al Gore carbon scam whole traveling on his personal carbon emitting jet.

But not to work is easier than to work.

Why work when you can vote for politicians that will steal money from the working class to the lazy class? It is hard to beat ObamaClaus.

They want free stuff, who does not want fee stuff? Even if it will destroy our nation eventually?

Do not forget the shellacking of 2010!!!

How many democrats left the democratic party? Want a list?

Alan West can not fight Goliath!
Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#808798 Nov 20, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Extremely negative. Conflict of interest.
I agree. A high number of Democratic representatives have investments in defense contracts. This should probably be looked into.
proud2bwhite

Brooks, GA

#808799 Nov 20, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>So join the Israeli army
with your buddies "Orangelion" and whoever that other fellow was...or maybe they're all you...in any case, put up, or shut up.
Next.
:)
are you going to countinue to support the islamics when they start straping bombs on their children over here and sending them into you're hood?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#808800 Nov 20, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Absolutely brilliant. Nailed it.
A gps won't tell you your altitude, stupid.

Morning homer

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#808801 Nov 20, 2012
THE DEBIL wrote:
<quoted text>UH-HUH. WELL.. THAT AND ABOUT TWO MILLION VOTES. MONEY WON'T BUY YOU LOVE... BUT A BIG DICK WILL. WHAT? YOU NEVER BEEN TO THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT? WHAT YOU THINK THAT REPRESENT? GEORGE WASHINGTON? HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEH... SURE IT DOES, SURE IT DOES...
64 million evangelicals stayed home!
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#808802 Nov 20, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>Obama, with the help of his new Supreme Court picks, will probably try to negate the 22nd amendment. Many of his supporters would love for him to serve a third term.
Oh yum, everyone in the drained dry working class could scavenge for fruit and berries substinance then. On wheat taco shells. NO ketchup or picante.

Bah.

Dem just need to at least get a dayum BUDGET FOR America (not against it!) again, w/out starving out the working class!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#808803 Nov 20, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The Anti-Romney
By W. James Antle III
The 2016 Republican presidential field is likely to be more serious than this year’s crop. Ryan, Chris Christie, Rand Paul, and perhaps even Jeb Bush are among a few names that will be floated over the next four years. For Jindal to have a chance, he must stand out in this group.
In the early going, Jindal has set out to do so as the anti-Romney.“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.“We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.”
Over the longer term, Jindal can seek to occupy a middle ground between an unprincipled Republican establishment and conservative insurgents whose well-publicized gaffes have cost Republicans multiple Senate seats during the last two elections: neither Tommy Thompson nor Todd Akin, Mike Castle nor Christine O’Donnell.
“We’ve also had enough of this dumbed-down conservatism,” Jindal recently said.“We need to stop being simplistic, we need to trust the intelligence of the American people and we need to stop insulting the intelligence of the voters.”
Welcome words. Only time will tell whether Jindal can deliver on their promise.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...
Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, and Jeb Bush are all possibilities.

Bobby Jindal needs to show more.

Arlen Christie is finished.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#808804 Nov 20, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
John McCain: He jumps up & down calling Susan Rice a liar.
Proof emerges that she was, in fact, saying what the intelligent talking points said.
John McCain now says she can't be Sec of State because she has no credibility.
John McCain, I have news. The only people that lost credibility of this is you & your party.
You'll like this.....

The GOP’s Absurd Attack on Susan Rice Over Benghazi

....So Rice was just being a good team player. She said what she was told by intelligence agencies to say. If you look over her remarks, they were invariably carefully couched, to each host:“the best information we have at present,” she said to NBC’s David Gregory. So it was. As The Wall Street Journal and others have reported, the intel assessments were changing the day she was on those shows, but she didn’t yet know that.

I realize all this sounds very suspicious to Obama haters. But this is how the world goes sometimes. David Petraeus has confirmed that while he knew or sensed from the start that it was a terrorist attack, America’s 16 intelligence agencies weren’t ready to say that publicly, mostly for fear of tipping off the bad guys. So Rice said what she was told to say.

John McCain, I’d bet, knows all the above and isn’t even really mad at her. He’s mad at two other things. Well, three other things. First, he’s mad he’s not the president, and the president’s the president. Second, he, and many Republicans, are pissed off that Obama paid no electoral price for the Benghazi attack. This is all but inconceivable to them because in the ecosystem in which they thrive, Benghazi is bigger than Watergate, Waterloo, and waterboarding combined. They can’t understand or accept that many middle Americans don’t share their outrage.

But most middle Americans recognize Benghazi for what it was—a terribly sad tragedy, but the kind of thing that, in a dangerous world, happens. And yes, many middle Americans would consider it a smudge on the administration’s security record, but most middle Americans also know that record is otherwise rather impressive. It seems to me someone just ran for president trying to argue otherwise, and he lost pretty handily.

And finally and maybe most of all, McCain and others are furious that the Republicans have lost their “natural” advantage on national-security issues. They are desperate to change that, and the quickest way to start doing so is to get Rice’s scalp.

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

Somerset, KY

#808805 Nov 20, 2012
Nightchalker wrote:
<quoted text>
TERM LIMITS!!!
WE DON'T NEED NO STINKING TERM LIMITS!!!!
You even THINK they gonna let the cookie out of their grasp?
Think again!
Did you sign any of the secession petitions?
lol

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#808806 Nov 20, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
When care is rationed, fewer employees are needed.
Welcome to Obamacare.
Unfortunately, you forgot to read the article.

Paying for outcomes instead of an itemized list.

Penalizing for re-admissions

Forced hospitals to do a better job more efficiently.

Funny how that concept is a wonderful thing yet right wingers like you just can't admit it.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#808807 Nov 20, 2012
The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals narrowly ruled on Thursday that Michigan’s ban on affirmative action, passed by a ballot initiative in 2006, is unconstitutional.

The court ruled 8 to 7 in Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action v. University of Michigan that banning affirmative action was a violation of the 14h Amendment’s guarantee to equal protection

Raw Story ( http://s.tt/1tMHE )

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