Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1225064 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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brown eyes

Roanoke, VA

#809836 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>With what money ???? tell your cronies to stop spending ,and maybe its possible...
Huff Post November 22, 2012.
Speaking of Cronies:
It's time to put an end to crony capitalism says huge beneficiary of crony capitalism.
Charles Koch the CEO of notorious Koch industries argues in a recent Wall Street journal op-ed that cooperation between government and business is a destructive force because it weakens businesses and the economy while undermining our political system.
Among the many ways Koch industries reaps rewards from what some might describe as crony capitalism. The company benefits from the government subsidies provided to firms that produce oil and ethanol, they reportedly asked Sarah Palin to bailout a failing oil refinery when she was governor of Alaska and they won huge government contracts under the George W. Bush administration, according to Think Progress.
In addition Koch industries has spent more than 5 million dollars lobbying the oil and gas industry, according to thecenter for Responsive Politics. The company also set up a Super PAC that raised more than 2.5 million dollars for the election cycle. There's your number one hypocrite crony.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#809837 Nov 22, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
I presented no argument. I presented facts. Speaking of which....
Republicans' choice: fantasy follies or reality-based relevance
The GOP's electoral future hangs on whether it prefers the 'conservative entertainment complex' to America as it finds it
Republicans' belief in the feel-good Fox News fantasies of what "real America" wanted and believed helped them lose the election. Would Romney have lost if his base didn't stubbornly insist that polls were rigged, that almost half the country was looking for a handout (and the other half was angry about it), and that government exists only to coddle or sabotage (not so much the "Nanny state" as Mommie Dearest)? The "conservative entertainment complex", as columnist David Frum put it, promulgated a view of the American electorate that wasn't just objectively false, in terms of polled support, but to which they objected. That is, they didn't just get wrong how much support Romney had; they told a story about American voters that Americans themselves didn't believe.
You can't win an election by appealing solely to a class you've arbitrarily designated as the "makers" – there are too many of us who don't believe getting back from your government is "taking". And when it comes to civil rights, you can't woo voters with a description of a future they're not part of. Ultimately, we didn't want to be the kind of country Mitt Romney and the Republican party told us we were.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/...
Happy Thanksgiving Carol.
Looks like you're winning a marathon game of whack-a-mope.

Really great links today!
brown eyes

Roanoke, VA

#809838 Nov 22, 2012
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>If you were to only have 10 kids with two teachers per classroom the results would be the same , because without concerned and devoted parents [plural] the kids will only aspire to their surroundings and upbringing and settle for the easy way out [giverment entitlements]just look at the african american comunity stats per capita for the answer .
I look at the African American community and see the President of the United States. How much better can you do?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809839 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>Ya....too bad...they are still the number 1 watched news channel...by far....lol
The 3%.

oh wow. big influence. Mitt never would have won the election without the in depth 'reporting' of the overpaid talking heads(but oh those Victoria's Secret models!) on FOX.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809840 Nov 22, 2012
Maybe Fox News really does do its recruiting by flipping through a Victoria’s Secret catalog.

Five days after “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade was branded a sexist pig for joking that his network shops for female talent in the racy lingerie catalog, legal analyst Kimberly Guilfoyle was outed as a former underwear model.

Guilfoyle, 43, who co-hosts “The Five” show, posed for Victoria’s Secret — and Macy’s as well — while she was a law student at the University of San Francisco in 1994.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-m...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809841 Nov 22, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Looks like you're winning a marathon game of whack-a-mope.
Really great links today!
try this.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/22/1163...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#809842 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>Oh It's Einstein Again.....he knows everything
lol! Oh... it's the guy who hates reality and the US Constitution!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809843 Nov 22, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
<quoted text>I look at the African American community and see the President of the United States. How much better can you do?
[just shooting free throws.]
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#809844 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>It amazes me how some people are educated way beyond their intelligence !!!!!
lol! I know. I know.(as I pat you on the head.)
Not Real Sure

Hobbs, NM

#809845 Nov 22, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Maybe Fox News really does do its recruiting by flipping through a Victoria’s Secret catalog.
Five days after “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade was branded a sexist pig for joking that his network shops for female talent in the racy lingerie catalog, legal analyst Kimberly Guilfoyle was outed as a former underwear model.
Guilfoyle, 43, who co-hosts “The Five” show, posed for Victoria’s Secret — and Macy’s as well — while she was a law student at the University of San Francisco in 1994.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-m...
Maybe CNN gets it recruiting from the new york times...
RUSH10ME

Keysville, VA

#809846 Nov 22, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
<quoted text>I look at the African American community and see the President of the United States. How much better can you do?
He has never lived the life of a african american youth ,much less embraced them [or the whites for that matter] thats what happens when you are mulatto , you see when you are half and half you can never be whole.
Not Real Sure

Hobbs, NM

#809847 Nov 22, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
The 3%.
oh wow. big influence. Mitt never would have won the election without the in depth 'reporting' of the overpaid talking heads(but oh those Victoria's Secret models!) on FOX.
Oh .....now how many times must I explain the outcome of the election......You dems did not win on substance ,you won on dependancy .....period
Not Real Sure

Hobbs, NM

#809848 Nov 22, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! I know. I know.(as I pat you on the head.)
lol ...You would take that as a compliment !!!! stupidass
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809849 Nov 22, 2012
The reality that Republicans even now seem to have trouble accepting is that not only do we not want to be Romney's America, we aren't and can't be: progress can't be undone, increasing diversity can't be willed into segregation. This isn't just a metaphorical point, either: between 2000 and 2010, the number of Americans who identify as multiracial grew three-and-a-half times faster than those identifying as being of a single race. Seventy-seven percent of Americans say they have a friend , co-worker or relative who's gay, up from 42% since 1992. Women now attend college at rates higher than the male population and are the primary breadwinners for 60% of all families. Put that in a binder and smoke it.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/...
Not Real Sure

Hobbs, NM

#809850 Nov 22, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The reality that Republicans even now seem to have trouble accepting is that not only do we not want to be Romney's America, we aren't and can't be: progress can't be undone, increasing diversity can't be willed into segregation. This isn't just a metaphorical point, either: between 2000 and 2010, the number of Americans who identify as multiracial grew three-and-a-half times faster than those identifying as being of a single race. Seventy-seven percent of Americans say they have a friend , co-worker or relative who's gay, up from 42% since 1992. Women now attend college at rates higher than the male population and are the primary breadwinners for 60% of all families. Put that in a binder and smoke it.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/...
Put this in a pipe and smoke it..... Democracy will cease to exist when you take from those willing to work and give to those who do not.....Thomas Jefferson
no war 4 israel USA 1st

Chicago, IL

#809851 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>You're the one from Chicago
and you are a redneck from some crappy arse state no one knows ,no one cares about ..

We the city fols are much much more enlightened than rednecks such as you .

I bet the likes of you wound't survive ONE day in this city . LOL
no war 4 israel USA 1st

Chicago, IL

#809852 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>Put this in a pipe and smoke it..... Democracy will cease to exist when you take from those willing to work and give to those who do not.....Thomas Jefferson
yet your American democracy and wealth was created on the back of slaves and murder of 50 000 000 Indians
Not Real Sure

Hobbs, NM

#809853 Nov 22, 2012
no war 4 israel USA 1st wrote:
<quoted text>and you are a redneck from some crappy arse state no one knows ,no one cares about ..
We the city fols are much much more enlightened than rednecks such as you .
I bet the likes of you wound't survive ONE day in this city . LOL
HaHaHa...Chicago lol
no war 4 israel USA 1st

Chicago, IL

#809854 Nov 22, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The reality that Republicans even now seem to have trouble accepting is that not only do we not want to be Romney's America, we aren't and can't be: progress can't be undone, increasing diversity can't be willed into segregation. This isn't just a metaphorical point, either: between 2000 and 2010, the number of Americans who identify as multiracial grew three-and-a-half times faster than those identifying as being of a single race. Seventy-seven percent of Americans say they have a friend , co-worker or relative who's gay, up from 42% since 1992. Women now attend college at rates higher than the male population and are the primary breadwinners for 60% of all families. Put that in a binder and smoke it.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/...
you must be a mutt .

Out of 300 000 000 Americans only 1.5 are mutts . I mean what white man whould want to have a kind with black woman ?? The kid wouldn't look like him . Just look at Obama and his grandparents . He doesn't look anything like them .

http://www.obama-mccain.info/shared/images/ob...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809855 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>Oh .....now how many times must I explain the outcome of the election......You dems did not win on substance ,you won on dependancy .....period
One of the only divides in America that's growing is the one between the very rich and the very poor (now at its greatest since 1967). And as Bill Kristol (of all people!) has pointed out, Obama won two elections promising to narrow that divide. If Republicans are surprised that the viciously capitalist America of their imagination instead truly desires to "spread the wealth around", I'm even more surprised that people aren't angrier that Obama hasn't done more to make that happen.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/...

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