Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809880 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>So what you think if I am correct, Give to those that contribute nothing...so they will have something ???? I am pretty sure ,what has been said .....and I have no problem with....Is that helping the people that contribute ,rise to a better level , not give to those that have no wish to contribute...thats the problem ,not helping those that wish not to....

Erick Erickson:

Every person who talks and writes about politics gets stuff wrong. Ive gotten my fair share wrong. But what I think I got most wrong in Campaign 2012 was the damage Mitt Romneys 47% remark would do to him.

It may seem obvious, but bear with me.

Mitt Romney was talking off the cuff to a supposedly off the record group of donors and muddled several data points together, ultimately telling the tale of the 47% who wont vote for him for any reason. He was referencing the 47% who dont pay taxes and interwove it with a 47% of locked in Obama support. The statement was a mess.

I didnt think Mitt Romney would be as hurt by the statement as he was because I assumed Romney had misspoken in an off the cuff way. I assumed Romney would clarify that he knew many of those who have government assistance did not actually want the assistance, but needed it. I assumed hed make the case that hed help those people get off the government dole and back into work.

In other words, I assumed Romney believed what I believe many of those people are good people who fell on hard times and are not of the same class of people who will vote for Barack Obama for free stuff. I was absolutely wrong. Romney not only believes completely what he said as he said it, he reinforced it with his post election analysis of his defeat blaming gifts to various classes of people. If that was true, as Newt Gingrich pointed out, Romney had plenty to gift to plenty strapped to the back of marching elephants.

Note to Mitt Romney: really, its you, not them. Seriously.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/20/ronald-rea...
RUSH10ME

Keysville, VA

#809881 Nov 22, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
<quoted text>Bob Marley was a mulatto and so is Halle Berry.
mulatto is a nickname for a person of mixed heritage can be construed as racist as the insecure people who try to force people to identify as one or the other, as if society is really that black and white.
A pot head and an x hooker ,wow you people really aim high Huh .
no war 4 israel USA 1st

Chicago, IL

#809882 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>You have more Mexicans in Chicago then in the whole state of new mexico......the beans (you call Them)are not the only problem with your city
Your state is named after Mexicans and or Mexico . I mean come on !

BTW where i live there are hardly any Mexicans or minorities for that matter . You never traveled anywhere did you
no war 4 israel USA 1st

Chicago, IL

#809883 Nov 22, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
<quoted text>Bob Marley was a mulatto and so is Halle Berry.
mulatto is a nickname for a person of mixed heritage can be construed as racist as the insecure people who try to force people to identify as one or the other, as if society is really that black and white.
mulattoes dont look white . 1/5 of a negro or a Mongol(Asian Latino) in you makes you a Negro /Latino/Asian
Not Real Sure

Hobbs, NM

#809884 Nov 22, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Erick Erickson:
Every person who talks and writes about politics gets stuff wrong. Ive gotten my fair share wrong. But what I think I got most wrong in Campaign 2012 was the damage Mitt Romneys 47% remark would do to him.
It may seem obvious, but bear with me.
Mitt Romney was talking off the cuff to a supposedly off the record group of donors and muddled several data points together, ultimately telling the tale of the 47% who wont vote for him for any reason. He was referencing the 47% who dont pay taxes and interwove it with a 47% of locked in Obama support. The statement was a mess.
I didnt think Mitt Romney would be as hurt by the statement as he was because I assumed Romney had misspoken in an off the cuff way. I assumed Romney would clarify that he knew many of those who have government assistance did not actually want the assistance, but needed it. I assumed hed make the case that hed help those people get off the government dole and back into work.
In other words, I assumed Romney believed what I believe many of those people are good people who fell on hard times and are not of the same class of people who will vote for Barack Obama for free stuff. I was absolutely wrong. Romney not only believes completely what he said as he said it, he reinforced it with his post election analysis of his defeat blaming gifts to various classes of people. If that was true, as Newt Gingrich pointed out, Romney had plenty to gift to plenty strapped to the back of marching elephants.
Note to Mitt Romney: really, its you, not them. Seriously.
http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/20/ronald-rea...
He was 100% correct....but it is way more then 47%
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809885 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>Oh a bomb went off alright , The destruction of our country...
Is that on the 22nd of this month? That's what FOX said. And oh Lord we all know what that means; buy more guns!

Happy Thanksgiving all.
no war 4 israel USA 1st

Chicago, IL

#809886 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>\Wow...you made my point exactly...thats why it voted for Obama...The actual people that do work...voted for Romney....just are not enough of us....
so 100 000 000 of Americans who voted for Obama dont work ??
no war 4 israel USA 1st

Chicago, IL

#809888 Nov 22, 2012
Rabbi Finkelsteingoldberg wrote:
<quoted text>Desert Eagle
tell me ,why would jews who live in America want to see Americans boys dead in israel's name ??
Not Real Sure

Hobbs, NM

#809889 Nov 22, 2012
no war 4 israel USA 1st wrote:
<quoted text>
so 100 000 000 of Americans who voted for Obama dont work ??
Talking about New Mexico,,,and Chicago....
Not Real Sure

Hobbs, NM

#809890 Nov 22, 2012
no war 4 israel USA 1st wrote:
<quoted text>
so 100 000 000 of Americans who voted for Obama dont work ??
But that is probably pretty close to the actual Number if you add in government workers ....that are living off the workers tit
no war 4 israel USA 1st

Chicago, IL

#809891 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>Talking about New Mexico,,,and Chicago....
exactly . NM one of the poorest lowest educated states in America whereas Chicago is known all around the world although NEW YORK CITY RULEZ ..

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Yankeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesss!
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#809893 Nov 22, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>Just some of Obama's failures. Record high unemployment. Record high gas prices. Destroying the best health care system in the world. Total incompetence in the handling of the Gulf oil spill. Ignoring the Ft. Hood terrorist attack, referring to it as a simple act of workplace violence. Failure to close Gitmo. Promoting class warfare and racism. Appointing numerous Communists and Socialists to high positions. Allowing his underage daughter to travel to Mexico for a weekend of drugs, booze and sex. His numerous "green energy" failures. Lying about his involvement in the "Fast & Furious scandal. Pulling out of Iraq too soon with no clear victory thus empowering the insurgents. Accomplice to the murder of the Libyan Ambassador and 3 of his colleagues while intentionally covering it up to deceive the American public. No response to the attempted shootdown of a military drone. Widespread election fraud. Total incompetence in the handling of the Hurricane Sandy disaster. And all of this occurred in just one failed term. I winder what his next failed term will bring.
The incompetence in the Gulf spill was completely on BP. They're the ones along with Halliburton and Transocean, owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig.
Gitmo wasn't closed because the Republicans and some blue dog Democrats blocked funding to close it and also blocked the transfer of prisoners to federal maximum security prisons in the US.
The promotion of racism and class warfare is all on your side. Romney's 47% comment and his dismissal of Obama voters as wanting "free stuff" is proof of that as well as the concerted effort by states with GOP governors and legislators to suppress the votes of minorities.
You're assertion that he's put Communists and socialists into high office is totally without any basis in fact.
Your assertion that his daughter went to Mexico for drugs and booze is a totally repugnant lie and proves you're a racist lying sack of crap.
The DOE renewable energy loan program was initiated by the Bush administration and so far of the 63 firms that received loans from the program only 8 have gone belly up mostly due to the price collapse for solar modules and the low price for natural gas.
Operation "Fast and Furious" was a rogue operation that neither the President nor the Attorney General was involved with except to shut it down.
We pulled out of Iraq on the timetable established by the Bush administration. What's more the majority of the American people wanted our troops out of there. Bush's invasion created the insurgency.
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no war 4 israel USA 1st

Chicago, IL

#809894 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>But that is probably pretty close to the actual Number if you add in government workers ....that are living off the workers tit
I work and going to school . I also voted for Obama
no war 4 israel USA 1st

Chicago, IL

#809895 Nov 22, 2012
Rabbi Finkelsteingoldberg wrote:
<quoted text>47 000 000 on food stamps
you counted 7,765,700 israelis who are munching off US workers ?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#809896 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>lol ...You would take that as a compliment !!!! stupidass
lol! And you would believe that's how I took it, son!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#809897 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
lol! And it's a darn fine thing it's your opinion son!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#809898 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>Oh and coming from a guy , that can't write .....sorry poppa good try
lol! Really son? Then it's a good thing you have your opinions top fall back on, eh?
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#809899 Nov 22, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't let me catch you, rat-boy!
Ya, mudda.
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#809900 Nov 22, 2012
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
Michelle can.
Oh, the howling when bush 2 got in!

What is with the dynastic politics in this country?

We do that now?

Hand it down, or pass it along to family members?

That never ends well.

Look where the bushes got us, too much of anything is bad for ya.
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#809901 Nov 22, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
evening, fffuckfface.
Juss like ya mudda.

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