Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1278290 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

#813978 Nov 29, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Only for fools who think this is just a game.
so what are the details?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813979 Nov 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Anti-intellectualism is hostility towards and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectual pursuits, usually expressed as the derision of education, philosophy, literature, art, and science, as impractical and contemptible. Alternatively, self-described intellectuals who are alleged to fail to adhere to rigorous standards of scholarship may be described as anti-intellectuals although pseudo-intellectualism is a more commonly, and perhaps more accurately, used description for this phenomenon.
In public discourse, anti-intellectuals usually perceive and publicly present themselves as champions of the common folk — populists against political elitism and academic elitism — proposing that the educated are a social class detached from the everyday concerns of the majority, and that they dominate political discourse and higher education.
Because "anti-intellectual" can be pejorative, defining specific cases of anti-intellectualism can be troublesome; one can object to specific facets of intellectualism or the application thereof without being dismissive of intellectual pursuits in general. Moreover, allegations of anti-intellectualism can constitute an appeal to authority or an appeal to ridicule that attempts to discredit an opponent rather than specifically addressing his or her arguments.
Anti-intellectualism is a common facet of totalitarian dictatorships to oppress political dissent. The Nazi party's populist rhetoric featured anti-intellectual rants as a common motif, including Adolf Hitler's political polemic, Mein Kampf. Perhaps its most extreme political form was during the 1970s in Cambodia under the rule of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, when people were killed for being academics or even for merely wearing eyeglasses (as it suggested literacy) in the Killing Fields.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-intellectua...
"Elitism is the belief or attitude that some individuals, who form an elite — a select group of people with a certain ancestry, intrinsic quality or worth, higher intellect, wealth, specialized training or experience, or other distinctive attributes — are those whose influence or authority is greater than that of others; whose views on a matter are to be taken the most seriously or carry the most weight; whose views or actions are most likely to be constructive to society as a whole; or whose extraordinary skills, abilities, or wisdom render them especially fit to govern".

Wiki - Elitism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elitism

Fool. That's not a pinnacle of intellect you're standing on, jerk, but a dung heap. People can look up to you.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
carol

Orlando, FL

#813980 Nov 29, 2012
Obama told the watching world on election night that he would sit down with Romney in the weeks ahead.

And that they did today in the dining room just off the Oval Office.

Jay Carney underscored Obama's interest in listening to Romney's ideas.

Wouldn't it be ironic if Romney became Obama's closet economic advisor?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813981 Nov 29, 2012
The cupboard will be bare when Obama's tax increases kick in:

Costco will spend $3 billion to pay a special dividend of $7 a share next month ahead of higher tax rates that may kick in come January.

The Issaquah-based company joins a growing number of U.S. companies, from Wynn Resorts to Tyson Foods, that are announcing special dividends at four times the pace of last year ahead of pending tax increases in 2013. The rate on dividends, which was reduced to 15 percent during the George W. Bush administration, is set to go up as President Obama and Congress work to draw more revenue from top earners.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813982 Nov 29, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Are you really THAT ignorant?
Can I please answer that for lily?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813983 Nov 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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feel no need? lol
hell of an excuse from someone who probably voted for him.
Given the choice between a moderate and two leftwing losers, the choice was obvious.

Again, no apologies and no defense of Bush policies.

Now, what is your leader going to do?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813984 Nov 29, 2012
sage won wrote:
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"" The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can't pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies."
Senator Barack Obama, referring to GWB.
Is there one honest lib on here who would like to comment?
Unlikely.
There are many ways to spell hypocrisy but the most prevalent today is Boy Messiah.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813985 Nov 29, 2012
carol wrote:
Obama told the watching world on election night that he would sit down with Romney in the weeks ahead.
And that they did today in the dining room just off the Oval Office.
Jay Carney underscored Obama's interest in listening to Romney's ideas.
Wouldn't it be ironic if Romney became Obama's closet economic advisor?
Romney should have turned down the invitation...quietly and privately.

Obama is just using Romney.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#813986 Nov 29, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Academicians don't have ethics. They are, by definition, indoctrinators, propagandists, Leftist Enablers and Socialist Dung Beetles.
Let me re-post a link from another poster:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...
Wow.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813987 Nov 29, 2012
THE ORIGINAL YAWKIE wrote:
<quoted text>
You've got to be angling for the title of "Most Boring Motherf***er in History."
But keep in mind that stupid people get bored very easily.
See? You're bored already!
carol

Orlando, FL

#813988 Nov 29, 2012
Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D. said rising health care costs in Medicare and Medicaid are helping to drive future spending making them an essential part of a long-term deficit-reduction package.

"If you're going to solve this problem, you're going to have to deal with where the spending is and the revenue can be raised."

http://news.msn.com/politics/senate-dems-divi...

Do I detect a hint of common sense among some democrats?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813989 Nov 29, 2012
sage won wrote:
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Rush says Obumbles the re distributor has no interest in cutting spending, anywhere, anytime. We'll see.
I agree with Rush's assessment. The Jerk-In-Chief says "I'm gonna spend my azz off and there's nuthin' you can do about it. Hey...wanna Free Cellphone?"
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813990 Nov 29, 2012
carol wrote:
Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D. said rising health care costs in Medicare and Medicaid are helping to drive future spending making them an essential part of a long-term deficit-reduction package.
"If you're going to solve this problem, you're going to have to deal with where the spending is and the revenue can be raised."
http://news.msn.com/politics/senate-dems-divi...
Do I detect a hint of common sense among some democrats?
Conrad is retiring, so he can afford to be honest.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813991 Nov 29, 2012
sage won wrote:
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The mere fact an insipid, puerile, toilet themed show like "2 1/2 Men" is the top rated show in America confirms my worst suspicions about millions of my fellow Americans, they're idiots. And i'd wager all white democrats.
TV is a Liberal wasteland and playground.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813993 Nov 29, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with Rush's assessment. The Jerk-In-Chief says "I'm gonna spend my azz off and there's nuthin' you can do about it. Hey...wanna Free Cellphone?"
Democrats want to drive over the fiscal cliff, and Republicans should let them do so.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813994 Nov 29, 2012
carol wrote:
Dem. Patty Murray said she's ready to take us over the fiscal cliff if democrats don't get their way and raise taxes.
So let me get this straight.
Raising taxes will take us back into a recession...and democrats are threatening to ruin the economy if they can't cause another recession?
Do I have that right?
Yes, carol, you've got that right.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813995 Nov 29, 2012
ZENISH WISDOM wrote:
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THE DEAD HAVE NO RIGHTS.
/j
According to the Boy Messiah, the Suicidally Stupid have rights.
carol

Orlando, FL

#813996 Nov 29, 2012
Sen. Tom Coburn, released an annual government spending report revealing $4.5 billion in wasteful Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program spending.

The report finds program participants purchased junk food, Starbucks and beer at a cost of about $80 billion.

"Lax controls and mismanagement resulted in billions of dollars being spent not on healthy meals for hungry kids but instead wasted on questionable and, in some cases, illegal expenditures," Coburn's report says, estimating that another $2.5 billion in improper SNAP payments will be made this year.

Duplicate, dead and disqualified participants also receive approximately $1.4 million every month from the SNAP program. The report cites an investigation by the USDA Inspector General that found 2,000 dead people in New York and Massachusetts alone still receive stamps.

http://farmfutures.com/story.aspx/congressman...

Unfortunately, most democrats on Capital Hill don't want to even address this kind of waste. Their common sense is grossly lacking.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#813997 Nov 29, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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You are most likely the most prolific copy-n-paster on Topix. Can't think for yourself so flinging other people's poop is the next best thing. Fling away, jerk.
sure i will. using conservative writers, and sites as often as possible.

my fav of the day....

You Think Obama Stole the Election? Then Read This

We try hard to be a serious website where serious-minded people can interact and a website that can be read and quoted in the media and in political circles without people laughing and pointing. You can’t do that when your comments section is infested with people espousing various conspiracy theories.

RedState has never been simpatico to conspiracy theories. In our history we’ve dealt with 9-11 Troofers and Birfers and all manner of believers in the omnipresence of Opus Dei, the Bilderbergers, the Illuminati, and, of course, the Jews and their ability to manipulate world events. Our response is to ban them on sight.

This last election was a hard loss of all of us, even those of us who were never Romney fans. I think we all realized the limitless ability to harm the nation that Barack Obama and his minions represents. Be that as it may, the people have spoken (the bastards) and we are saddled with this guy for another four years.

If we are going to move beyond this we have to face the facts. We were out hustled. They turned out their base and we couldn’t be bothered to turn out ours, much less do what it takes to win uncommitted voters. We lost. They won. And the nation will suffer because of it.

What did not happen was any “stealing” of the election. No one denies that there were irregularities in some places but the sum total of the allegations do not reach Kennedyesque proportions where they actually affected the outcome in any material way. This is nonsense and just as silly when people on our side make the claim as when the left howled about Diebold machines giving the 2004 election to President George W. Bush (President… George… W.… Bush, my gosh that sounds so beautiful today).

So, heads up. We have made a decision that we will, henceforth and forever, treat those who claim Obama won the 2012 election via shenanigans in the polling place the same way we treat troofers and birfers. We will immediately ban them. We don’t have time to shoot down these arguments every time the appear because they have been definitively refuted on many occasions. If you hold this exotic view and are feeling all butthurt, too bad. Life isn’t fair. If life was fair we’d be anticipating the inauguration of President Mitt Romney Rick Perry and watching the Obama’s pack the U-Haul.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/29/you-think-...

how's that feel?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813998 Nov 29, 2012
ZENISH WISDOM wrote:
YOU CAN ALMOST SEE THE OLD CONS MILLING ABOUT AIMLESSLY, SHAKING THEIR ARTHRITIC FISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AT THE UNCARING, COLD, CRUELLY WINKING STARS .../j
....says the Brown Dwarf with the big Black Hole.....fade to black...

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