Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1252369 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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Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#809518 Nov 21, 2012
Poetic justice: Romney likely to finish at 47 percent

By Greg Sargent

When all the votes are counted, could Mitt Romney really end up achieving perfect poetic justice by finishing with 47 percent of the national vote? Yup. Dave Wasserman of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report says new votes in from Maryland put Romney at 47.56 percent. He predicts with certainty that with all of New York and California counted, Romney will end up below 47.5 percent of the vote.

Rounded, of course, that would put the final tally at 51-47. Anticipating this moment, Markos Moulitsas has inaugurated the “Romney 47 percent watch.”

At risk of piling on, a 47 percent finish would represent a perfect conclusion to the Romney political saga. If Romney ran a campaign of unprecedented dishonesty and lack of transparency, virtually all of it was geared towards misleading people about the true nature of his — and his party’s — actual beliefs and governing agenda. This was the case on multiple fronts, from Romney’s dissembling about the size of the tax cut he’d give to the rich, to his evasions about the overhaul he and Paul Ryan planned for the safety net, to the obscuring of the massive upward redistribution of wealth represented by the Ryan agenda — the GOP’s central governing blueprint for nation’s fiscal and economic future.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line...

And so..........

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#809519 Nov 21, 2012
carol wrote:
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Payback is hell.
Look up the Oslo Accords. Israel has bent over backwards trying to accommodate this rag-tag group of misplaced militants that even their own people don't want to absorb into Muslim countries.
Hamas began firing rockets into Israel almost immediately. Iran is behind Hamas you know. At least I assume you know.
You are just dying to go to war with Iran.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809520 Nov 21, 2012
X Obama Supporter wrote:
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Why so consumed with Romney? Didn't you hear.....he lost?
I assume it makes sense really....hell libs are still blaming Bush for everything....now they have Romney too, gee Obama won't have to take responsibility for anything now, unless of course it makes him look good!
actually, i was just diggin' the part about....

No sooner did Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney revive the Moocher Myth than his critics jumped in with evidence to challenge it.

The Moocher Myth is this: People who vote Republican are successful, responsible strivers who pay taxes and keep the U.S. government afloat, while people who vote for Democrats are irresponsible moochers living off government programs. In Romney’s phrase, they are the 47 percent “who are dependent on government, who believe they are victims.” Reporter Mike Barnicle was criticized for saying something similar after the 2000 presidential election, claiming that the blue states on the map that voted for Al Gore were the “sense of entitlement” states.

But research then and now has pointed out that the states that got the most per capita in federal dollars were more likely to vote for Republicans.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-19/blam...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#809521 Nov 21, 2012
I wonder how Karl Rove is doing.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#809523 Nov 21, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Not to mention that it's probably viagra that's causing all these 65+ year old guys to start shooting at people. Bunch of old coots wandering around with a boner that no one wants!!
Remember this gem of a gent?
At some point you have to wonder whether some of these Republicans have never had the misfortune of seeing a loved one suffer the medical and financial horror of dealing with many forms of cancer. Or, of course, there is a possibility they have a heart about 10 sizes too small, or perhaps they are pod people. I don’t know, but Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) would qualify as an example (Think Progress):
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told ThinkProgress that there “shouldn’t” be a law requiring businesses to cover employees who have cancer because that would “create an obligation” for others.“When you create a right for somebody,” Johnson said,“you create an obligation for somebody else, and then you’re taking away that person’s right.”
KEYES: I know Richard Murdock had said even though businesses should give people, for instance, with cancer, health coverage, they shouldn’t be legally required by the federal government.
JOHNSON: They shouldn’t. Listen, our rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And when we start expanding beyond that realm, when you create a right for somebody, you create an obligation for somebody else, and then you’re taking away that person’s right. And that maybe doesn’t seem all that great, but it’s just true. Our nation was based on the foundation of freedom and limited government.
http://pamshouseblend.firedoglake.com/2012/07...
With great privilege, comes great responsibility. We are privileged to live in a country where rights (both human and civil) are recognized. And when we assume our rights negate those of others, rather than accepting personal responsibility for our own choices, the result will be laws which obligate us to assume that responsibility or face state-imposed, in addition to natural, consequences. Freedom in the US is expensive, and safety is ephemeral.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#809524 Nov 21, 2012
If there were Rockets being fired into New York Bloomberg would hold an emergency meeting outlawing any Rocket over 32Inches as unlawful is about as meaningless as Obama saying “Israel Has the Right To Defend Itself”

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#809525 Nov 21, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>You are just dying to go to war with Iran.
She wants my son to die in war with Iran.'She' will never go to war anywhere.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809526 Nov 21, 2012
Homer wrote:
I wonder how Karl Rove is doing.
Karl Rove Picks Himself Up, Becoming Latest Bad Actor To Escape Accountability

Journalists covering the political consulting industry have long observed that its proprietors seem to succeed by "failing upward," reaping paychecks from a losing campaign and then moving onto the next one.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/20/karl...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#809527 Nov 21, 2012
Well look at it this way, we saved 2 trillion dollars in additional military spending over the next 10 years by not electing Romney.

Homer has a penchant for finding the silver lining, if not for himself but also for others.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#809528 Nov 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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very well said.
Thank you,I try and sometimes its hard,I translate
every thing before I write it.Whewwwww..Happy
Holiday to you and yours..RE..
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#809529 Nov 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Karl Rove Picks Himself Up, Becoming Latest Bad Actor To Escape Accountability
Journalists covering the political consulting industry have long observed that its proprietors seem to succeed by "failing upward," reaping paychecks from a losing campaign and then moving onto the next one.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/20/karl...
IMHO,Having Rove,Cheney,Etc on Right Wing Programs is the Kiss
of death..Did the GOP,really imagine that would help them? It
reminded the Public of the Bush years,and was IMHO,a complete
turn off!!!
THE DEBIL

Paris, France

#809530 Nov 21, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>With great privilege, comes great responsibility. We are privileged to live in a country where rights (both human and civil) are recognized. And when we assume our rights negate those of others, rather than accepting personal responsibility for our own choices, the result will be laws which obligate us to assume that responsibility or face state-imposed, in addition to natural, consequences. Freedom in the US is expensive, and safety is ephemeral.
MAN.. DEBIL WAKE UP WITH A SPLITTIN' HEADACHE AN' A MOUTHFUL OF BLONDE PUBIC HAIR... HOPE HE NOT GET IN ANY TROUBLE LAS' NIGHT...(LOOKS) NOPE, NO CUFF MARKS... WHEW! SO, UM, WHAT YOU DOIN' NOW, SISSY? YOU QUOTING SPIDER MAN MOVIES IN SUPPORT OF YOU THEORY THAT THE SHIT YOU USELESS HUBBY STACK UP IN THE BACKYARD IS A PIZZA OVEN? DID YOU EVER CONSIDER THAT THE RES' OF US GOT TO LOOK AT THAT STOOPID THING FO' THE NEXT 30 YEARS OR SO WONDERIN' WHY THE HELL WE EVER LET YOU PEOPLE MOVE INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE FIRS' PLACE? OH, I KNOW, I KNOW, GIVE THE GUY A BREAK IT HIS FIRS' ONE AN' IT SORT OF WORK CEPT' FO' ALL THE CHEESE END UP ON ONE SIDE, BUT SERIOUSLY. YOU WANT A JOB DONE RIGHT YOU HIRE A PROFESSIONAL. JOSE' OR LUIS, SOMEBODY LIKE THAT.

HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEH.. DEBIL JUS' FLASH ON THIS NIGHT IN EL SALVADOR TWENTY YEARS AGO AN' HE GOT THIS ROOMFUL OF HOS ALL WEARIN' BALLET SLIPPERS AN' INDIGO COLORED FEATHERS STICKIN' OUT THEY BUTTS... WHERE WUZ I? OH YES, SPIDERMAN AN' THE PIZZA OVEN... DON'T YOU FIND IT DIFFICULT TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN MOZZARELLA AN' WEB-SLINGIN' MATERIAL? JUS IMAGINE IF SPIDERMAN WAS ITALIAN... "OH MAMA-MIA, THAT'S SOMMA SPICEY MEATBALLS ON THATA GIRL..."

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#809531 Nov 21, 2012
TSM wrote:
If there were Rockets being fired into New York Bloomberg would hold an emergency meeting outlawing any Rocket over 32Inches as unlawful is about as meaningless as Obama saying “Israel Has the Right To Defend Itself”
You are a true idiot.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809532 Nov 21, 2012
A top adviser to Mitt Romney’s failed presidential campaign on Wednesday slammed Republican officials for turning on their standard-bearer after angling for Cabinet posts only a few days earlier.

“It is stunning,” former Romney campaign official Dan Senor said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“The Friday night before the election, we were in Cincinnati for this huge rally … Tens of thousands of people, you could feel the energy, a hundred top-tier Romney surrogates were at the event. I’m backstage with some of them, I won’t mention their names, but they’re talking about Romney like he’s Reagan.‘His debate performances were the best performances of any Republican nominee in presidential history. He’s iconic.’ They were talking about him because they believed he was going to win in four or five days. And in fact, some of them were already talking to our transition to position themselves for a Romney cabinet.”

“I won’t say who they are,” Senor said.“They know who they are. They were on television, it was unbelievable, it was five, six days later, absolutely eviscerating him.”

There has been no shortage of GOP criticism of Romney since Election Day, some of which Senor allowed Romney brought on himself with his claim that “gifts” to minorities and young voters won the election. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez have been particularly vocal with their criticism.

“Many of these officials, I might add, chose to stay out of it, they chose not to run,” Senor said.“And they chose to stay out of it because they believed this race was unwinnable.”

http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809533 Nov 21, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
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Thank you,I try and sometimes its hard,I translate
every thing before I write it.Whewwwww..Happy
Holiday to you and yours..RE..
same for you and yours.

when i google something like that and find that it was actually written by the person who posted it i am always pleasantly surprised.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809534 Nov 21, 2012
EGYPTIAN OFFICIAL CONFIRMS TO REUTERS CEASEFIRE AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN PALESTINIANS, ISRAEL

https://twitter.com/Reuters/statuses/27129720...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809535 Nov 21, 2012
Speaking at a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Cairo on Wednesday, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi announced that a ceasefire deal has been struck between Israeli forces and Hamas militants. It will go into effect at 2 p.m. ET.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/m...
THE DEBIL

Paris, France

#809536 Nov 21, 2012
Titus Aurelius Ant sat in the gloomy underground throne room he’d just had built and practiced being the master of all he surveyed. It wasn’t that different from before, why couldn’t these dumb ants just learn to color outside the lines sometimes? Oh well, he suppressed a sigh and gave himself up to considerations of where he’d build the summer palace this winter?

Of course the hive suffered to some degree as a result of his grand schemes and there was less food for all as a result and the nursery certainly was an untidy and unappealing place now, but that was beneath him, literally and figuratively and he resolved to forget about it. One of the perquisites of reaching the top was purposefully blanking out thoughts of those still at the bottom. It was a form of self-discipline he realized and mentally congratulated himself at having achieved so much so early in life.“I owe it all to hard-work, and determination!” he thought proudly, then he returned to considerations of what he could do to cover up the stringy, dirt and saliva and excrement covered walls.

How Titus had actually risen was and is unclear, however, one thing is for certain – risen he had and now he was at the very top of a very long food chain and was justly wallowing to a degree in his success. To be fair, Titus was unequipped to look at his life objectively. He had no imagination – he was an ant after all – and he had an extraordinarily short lifespan in the grand scheme of things so self-examination was, perhaps, a lower priority item than say, eating, but for an ant he was quite bright. What had catapulted Titus into the lofty perch he now enjoyed was an idea.

One day he was out gathering dead things the seemingly invisible Soldiers had killed and he discovered he was at the head of a long line of other ants. His job was to pick up the bits of offal and discarded entrails the Soldiers left lying scattered about, which he would then hand to the ant behind him and that ant would then hand it to the ant behind him and so on. As the day wore on Titus was beginning to realize that, of allllll the other ants out there, only he was not taking any shit from anyone. Titus’ big idea was that he was in management.
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#809537 Nov 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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wow. same for the flawed party?
"PARTY"???

There is only ONE "party" and it's the one the dwinks in washington are having on OUR dime!!!

Red/blue, dem/rep makes NO dif anymore!

Have a smoke while you watch the mirror, that,s all we can do!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#809538 Nov 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
EGYPTIAN OFFICIAL CONFIRMS TO REUTERS CEASEFIRE AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN PALESTINIANS, ISRAEL
https://twitter.com/Reuters/statuses/27129720...
Any bets on how long it will hold?

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