Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264193 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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Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#810154 Nov 23, 2012
david-lane wrote:
Democrats are leaches.
That's a good one.

"By Jove, I think he's GOT IT !!!"
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#810155 Nov 23, 2012
Realtime wrote:
DOW futures could slip back above 13,000 today thanks to a rockin black Friday.
So__where are all these WalMart strikes that were going to bring the company to it's knees???
It's just a union wet-dream.
carol

Orlando, FL

#810156 Nov 23, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush not only doubled the debt, he left with the worst recession in 80 years,.
But hey, you just can't admit it as primarily Bush's fault along with his yes voters in Congress.
Bush had 9/11, two wars and the housing market collapse.

Obama more than doubled Bush's debt in one term. What did he have? Besides a prolonged recovery and failed policies?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#810157 Nov 23, 2012
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) said that fixing the nation's debt problem may require breaking Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge, telling a Georgia television station Wednesday that "I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge."

"If we do it his way then we'll continue in debt, and I just have a disagreement with him about that," Chambliss told 13WMAZ. Chambliss said Norquist's opposition to increased revenue adds to the debt and is a "fundamental disagreement."

Chambliss admitted that Norquist would likely turn against him for abandoning the pledge in his 2014 re-election bid. "But I don't worry about that because I care too much about my country. I care a lot more about it than I do Grover Norquist," Chambliss said. "I'm willing to do the right thing and let the political consequences take care of themselves."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/g...

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#810158 Nov 23, 2012
NOT CUTE TOOLOO wrote:
<quoted text>
So, then what are you runnin', slvt?
Apparently, your life, slave.
You certainly pay avid attention to my various ramblings.
:)

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#810159 Nov 23, 2012
NOT CUTE TOOLOO wrote:
<quoted text>
Certainly not your mighty builder of pizza ovens ... you really walk into these things, don't you, slvt?
Jealousy is not attractive.

Dump it, and embrace joy.

Just a thought.
:)
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#810161 Nov 23, 2012
Erick Erickson:

Back in November of 1976, columnist George Will wrote this:

"If nature is not as bountiful, or men’s capacities as equal, as once was assumed, then equality must be forced on men. That is a paralyzing thought for liberals, whose philosophy derives its name from the word liberty.

Conservatives are comparably disarrayed. True conservatives distrust and try to modulate social forces that work against the conservation of traditional values. But for a century, the dominant conservatism has uncritically worshiped the most transforming force, the dynamism of the American economy. No coherent conservatism can be based solely on commercialism, but this conservatism has been consistently ardent only about economic growth, and hence about economies of scale, and social mobility. These take a severe toll against small towns, small enterprises, family farms, local governments, craftsmanship, environmental values, a sense of community, and other aspects of humane living.

Conservatism often has been inarticulate about what to conserve, other than “free enterprise,” which is institutionalized restlessness, an engine of perpetual change. But to govern is to choose one social outcome over others; to impose a collective will on processes of change. Conservatism that does not extend beyond reverence for enterprise is unphilosophic, has little to do with government and conserves little."

It rings true today with where the GOP finds itself — intellectually bereft of actual conservatism, replaced instead by pretty faces, spray on tans, and platitude. When it actually advocates sound, conservative policies, it wins. It won in Michigan last night on union issues. It won in Wisconsin. Hell, we kept our 2010 tea party gains that were won on reining in government.

Barack Obama won because his campaign team ran a tremendous ass kicking ground game while the Romney campaign clearly ran smoke and mirrors so convincingly inside the echo chamber of the GOP as to fool a lot of great Republican pundits and Dick Morris.

But Barack Obama also won because the public knew him and stacked him up to a nothing burger on the other side. That nothing burger was not, per se, Mitt Romney, but the GOP as a whole. Consider, if you will, the GOP’s Senate nominees, many, but not all, of whom were backed by the party establishment.

Tommy Thompson, Heather Wilson, Connie Mack, Pete Hoekstra, Linda McMahon, Todd Aiken, and Richard Mourdock were not exactly founts of rhetorical genius or articulate mouthpieces for conservatism in the way Mike Lee, Pat Toomey, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz have been.

Add to them Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and the like and the GOP has had very few skilled salesmen for conservative ideas and values. The party then put its fate in the hands of a moderate from Massachusetts who, just trust the GOP, was really more conservative than he let on. Conservatives, many of whom did not buy it, were happy to be loyal soldiers because he was the nominee — a loyalty that too few establishment Republicans send the other way to conservatives when the establishment gets beaten.

In the next two years, conservatives are going to have some fun fights within the GOP to move beyond a cliched defense of free markets into really articulating a vision for defending free markets and what it means. At the same time, it will be forced to deal rationally and charitably with the issue of immigration. And it will have an opportunity to drive out those who now think the time is right to give up on fiscal conservatism or social conservatism. Primary season 2014 should be spectacular.

Compromise? Like hell. We’re going to keep fighting. And we will find someone who actually doesn’t speak conservatism like he learned it from Rosetta Stone last week.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/07/status-quo...

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#810162 Nov 23, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>We did. The turkey was perfection. There were nine kinds of pie, a birthday cake, and the best green bean casserole on the planet. Best of all, we got to hang out with the kids - counting grandkids, all seventeen of 'em.
:)
You?
Did you cook it breast side down? That's the best, all the juices run into the white meat, cook at a little less than about 275 for a little longer, allows through cooking and the white meat is moist.
dem

Chicago, IL

#810163 Nov 23, 2012
eat those leftovers!
get fatter

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#810165 Nov 23, 2012
NOT CUTE TOOLOO wrote:
<quoted text>
Like I said, when you're fat as you, spread out in your lawn chair naked and fingering your baby maker, well, it's kind of like a pile-up on a texas interstate -- you just can't look away.
For a "slave," I'm f***in' you hard enough to pause in your "ramblings," though, huh? Hey, slvt, you said it, I didn't...
17 grands, huh? Ummmmmmm, that'll make a delicious stew ... feed your masters for a long time after ... Say, you ain't cat'lik too, are you ...
Your fantasies are as boring as your baby frightener, fella.

Let go of the negativity, and have a pina colada or something. It's five o'clock somewhere....
:)
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#810166 Nov 23, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Jealousy is not attractive.
Dump it, and embrace joy.
Just a thought.
:)
You are too nice, if they HAD the capacity to embrace joy they would NOT be "liberal/demonrats".

The entire mind-set attracts sociopaths and those who cannot think for themselves.

( you know, the SHEEPLE!!!)

They MUST be LED, because they do NOT have the capacity to do anything else!
david-lane

Rogers, MN

#810167 Nov 23, 2012
I sae a photo of obama made to look like Hitler this morning and my first thought was what an insult that is to Hitler.my 2nd thought was,what an insult to Hitler

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#810169 Nov 23, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Did you cook it breast side down? That's the best, all the juices run into the white meat, cook at a little less than about 275 for a little longer, allows through cooking and the white meat is moist.
My sister cooked the turkey this year. She did a great job, and I'm sure you did too.

I'm better with side dishes - turkey eludes me.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#810171 Nov 23, 2012
Nightchalker wrote:
<quoted text>You are too nice, if they HAD the capacity to embrace joy they would NOT be "liberal/demonrats".
The entire mind-set attracts sociopaths and those who cannot think for themselves.
( you know, the SHEEPLE!!!)
They MUST be LED, because they do NOT have the capacity to do anything else!
Enh - that one is neither liberal nor conservative.
Just angry, bitter, jealous, and stultifying.

It's a shame, really.
david-lane

Rogers, MN

#810173 Nov 23, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Erick Erickson:
Back in November of 1976, columnist George Will wrote this:
"If nature is not as bountiful, or men’s capacities as equal, as once was assumed, then equality must be forced on men. That is a paralyzing thought for liberals, whose philosophy derives its name from the word liberty.
Conservatives are comparably disarrayed. True conservatives distrust and try to modulate social forces that work against the conservation of traditional values. But for a century, the dominant conservatism has uncritically worshiped the most transforming force, the dynamism of the American economy. No coherent conservatism can be based solely on commercialism, but this conservatism has been consistently ardent only about economic growth, and hence about economies of scale, and social mobility. These take a severe toll against small towns, small enterprises, family farms, local governments, craftsmanship, environmental values, a sense of community, and other aspects of humane living.
Conservatism often has been inarticulate about what to conserve, other than “free enterprise,” which is institutionalized restlessness, an engine of perpetual change. But to govern is to choose one social outcome over others; to impose a collective will on processes of change. Conservatism that does not extend beyond reverence for enterprise is unphilosophic, has little to do with government and conserves little."
It rings true today with where the GOP finds itself — intellectually bereft of actual conservatism, replaced instead by pretty faces, spray on tans, and platitude. When it actually advocates sound, conservative policies, it wins. It won in Michigan last night on union issues. It won in Wisconsin. Hell, we kept our 2010 tea party gains that were won on reining in government.
Barack Obama won because his campaign team ran a tremendous ass kicking ground game while the Romney campaign clearly ran smoke and mirrors so convincingly inside the echo chamber of the GOP as to fool a lot of great Republican pundits and Dick Morris.
But Barack Obama also won because the public knew him and stacked him up to a nothing burger on the other side. That nothing burger was not, per se, Mitt Romney, but the GOP as a whole. Consider, if you will, the GOP’s Senate nominees, many, but not all, of whom were backed by the party establishment.
Tommy Thompson, Heather Wilson, Connie Mack, Pete Hoekstra, Linda McMahon, Todd Aiken, and Richard Mourdock were not exactly founts of rhetorical genius or articulate mouthpieces for conservatism in the way Mike Lee, Pat Toomey, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz have been.
Add to them Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and the like and the GOP has had very few skilled salesmen for conservative ideas and values. The party then put its fate in the hands of a moderate from Massachusetts who, just trust the GOP, was really more conservative than he let on. Conservatives, many of whom did not buy it, were happy to be loyal soldiers because he was the nominee — a loyalty that too few establishment Republicans send the other way to conservatives when the establishment gets beaten.
In the next two years, conservatives are going to have some fun fights within the GOP to move beyond a cliched defense of free markets into really articulating a vision for defending free markets and what it means. At the same time, it will be forced to deal rationally and charitably with the issue of immigration. And it will have an opportunity to drive out those who now think the time is right to give up on fiscal conservatism or social conservatism. Primary season 2014 should be spectacular.
Compromise? Like hell. We’re going to keep fighting. And we will find someone who actually doesn’t speak conservatism like he learned it from Rosetta Stone last week.
http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/07/status-quo...
obama won because low life scum want free shit and the truth is there's a lot of low life scum out there.

“The truth will be told”

Since: Mar 12

by miss Stoned Cold

#810176 Nov 23, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah well hang on to your hat because it's about to get very bumpy.
So? When has change and progress NOT been bumpy?
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#810178 Nov 23, 2012
NOT CUTE TOOLOO wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell you what, slvt -- the first time you show any sign of "thought," I'll grease you up and make sweet love to you all night long, with the pizza man right in the rack with us. Deal?
But you're right, you fat fence-straddling, nostrum-generating b!-tch -- jealousy is unattractive, but it's only skin deep. Your bald envy, like cancer, is what goes right to your inbred bone...
When you talk like that it makes me think of your mother.

“The truth will be told”

Since: Mar 12

by miss Stoned Cold

#810182 Nov 23, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
I assumed people wanted a president who would bring back jobs and manufacturing and who had the qualifications to fix this mess.
But when an incumbent president promises free stuff to the same people he made victims of his big government ideology and liberal women get another wild hair about preserving the killing of their unborn, I assumed wrongly.
Ask Hillary about the lengths to which this administration's campaign will go to decieve and to get their way. Even if it means turning on their own. She was mad as a hornet in 2008.
Here see for yourself.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =4BGP-EJQPd8XX
Hillary: "Shame on YOU, Barack Obama!!"
She was really pissed about Obama's lying in the campaign. And she's one of their own! Just imagine how Romney must have felt.
Well fortunately I dont have to worry about Romneys feelings. He is now officially inconsequential for the foreseeable future. As for all the rest of your argument,I dont suppose to you that ending two wars that the previous administration started has any relevance to your way of thinking.And this is one of several salient reasons that the majority of this country wants no more of Republican rule. And to be honest,I cant see that in Americas near future. Hillary Clinton 2016.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#810183 Nov 23, 2012
The fun begins: Top 5 States to be Hit Hardest by 2013 Tax Increases -- Supported Obama… PA College Slashes Instructors' Hours to Avoid Obamacare...Debt expands to $16,253,547,000,000... What are Obama’s and the Liberals/Democrats solution?
Romney ignorant view

United States

#810184 Nov 23, 2012
"obama won because low life scum want free shit and the truth is there's a lot of low life scum out there."

Hey I love the picture of Romney pumping Gas...
he lost because he sucks..plain and simple

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