Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1274169 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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Lincoln Duncan

United States

#814891 Dec 1, 2012
Grampy wrote:
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Grampy will not tumble off the cliff. After Frido Biden's speach about putting y'all back in chains Grampy cleaned out the local True Value's chain rack to be prepared...
Now I'm chaining myself to a tree so I won't be going off the cliff. But, it'll be a hoot watching y'all freefall...
Granpy, Good to see you here and hope that you are enjoying good health!
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#814892 Dec 1, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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Senile Ed welcomes back another senile loser.
How charming!!
Good to see you back.
Republicans have only themselves to blame
Topic Reminder Service

Oxford, CT

#814893 Dec 1, 2012
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. He was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney. He is the first Democrat since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win two presidential elections with a majority of the popular vote.
Independent

Alice, TX

#814894 Dec 1, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! It doesn't matter. The AUMF specifically authorized the president the power to use force as he saw fit. It did NOT force the president to target Saddam or invade a sovereign country... it was at his discretion.
You people keep confusing what's open speech versus facts and legal authorization. And besides, if Saddam had gotten rid of the wmds as you claim, then Hans Blix, the French, Germans and Russians WERE CORRECT that Saddam had no wmds.... which make bushie an illegal liar.
What you believe and what actually occurred are clearly two different things.
Senator obama supported the war, so get off Bush's ass. Your messiah is a phony charlatan from corrupt chicago and you ignorant lefties will follow obamy like lemmings, right over the cliff. America lost Nov. 6 2012. So sad. Honestly, I have lost faith in both parties to get anything done, Ron Paul is sounding so much better now.
j sebring

Ballwin, MO

#814898 Dec 1, 2012
dem wrote:
Seems the Whig party...oops I mean the Republican Party is about to disappear.
I bet you look good in a wig....
Independent

Alice, TX

#814899 Dec 1, 2012
dem wrote:
Seems the Whig party...oops I mean the Republican Party is about to disappear.
Maybe not, if folks see the real sh!t going on in Washington. 2014 will be very telling about the demo party. Hopefully we can balance out the power in the senate so that all Americans can have a say so. Obama is alreading asking for more of my tax money to squander, Here we go folks, four more yrs of the same wasteful spending. Liberals don't care, afterall , it is not their money.
capt_obvious

Ballwin, MO

#814902 Dec 1, 2012
dem wrote:
Is it safe to discuss politics and current events now that new yawk has been sedated?
The only safe thing to say is that you are a phookin idiot!
j sebring

Ballwin, MO

#814903 Dec 1, 2012
dem wrote:
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Like Fabio.
But not gay.
I know a thing or two about gay...
You are gay!

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#814904 Dec 1, 2012
chicago by plier birth wrote:
Gee Whiz? I came here for political discussion? Whatta country?
You don't go anyplace for any discussion, you can't put two cognitive sentences together?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#814905 Dec 1, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
The folks on Staten Island sure are upset with Obama's FEMA. They still haven't done anything. No power, no heat, no water. Why won't CNN and MSNBC report about their incompetence?
The Media Jackals don't wish to stain the Boy Messiah's robes.
dem_s alter_ego

Ballwin, MO

#814907 Dec 1, 2012
dem wrote:
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You'll never win the White House again.
I'm euthanizing your tea party.
Hey its me again!....

Listen to me...pls....

You need to stop eating the paint chips...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#814908 Dec 1, 2012
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>FEMA doesn't set power poles or repair gas lines dumbdumb.
and you haven't got a clue what you're talking about.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#814909 Dec 1, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I don't understand how they keep Boehner, who can't seem to get anything done at all.
There's a lot you don't understand. Go blow Dixie in your vodka bottle.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#814910 Dec 1, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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I see, you want classified information made public.
Go ahead. You & your buddies McCain, Graham & whoever that woman was might as well keep making asses of themselves.
I especially love the clips of John McCain & Lindsey Graham ranting how Sadam had nuclear programs. Then watch them praise Condoleeza Rice after she had gone on the Sunday talk show saying the same things.
All proven to be wrong.
Our Ambassador and a security team being murdered by Islamic terrorists is to be Classified?

You, boy, are godawful stupid.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#814911 Dec 1, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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She said what the intelligence community indicated.
She repeated what the Boy Messiah told her to say.

*THAT* is not exactly what anyone would call the "Intelligence" Community, Dood.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#814912 Dec 1, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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That was ten years earlier, moron We had Sadam bottled up in a no fly zone.
Hardly a justification for invasion.
Maybe someone should invade the US because we slaughtered the American Indian?
You must spend your morning at Head Start classes to get material for your posts. Naive doesn't even begin to describe your replies.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#814913 Dec 1, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Our Ambassador and a security team being murdered by Islamic terrorists is to be Classified?
You, boy, are godawful stupid.
They can never admit anything Obama or his administration does is wrong. This is true even though this is the most corrupt administration in history. They are delusional!!!!!!

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#814914 Dec 1, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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She repeated what the Boy Messiah told her to say.
*THAT* is not exactly what anyone would call the "Intelligence" Community, Dood.
You & John McCain are mental twins. Not a good thing.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#814915 Dec 1, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Our Ambassador and a security team being murdered by Islamic terrorists is to be Classified?
You, boy, are godawful stupid.
The murders were reported you f*cking dumbass.

Who did it as not reported because we did not know for sure at that time. The White House called it a act of terrorism that same day. I would think you & Mitt would have known that.

My God, you right whiners are pathetic.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#814916 Dec 1, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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oh lord.
260 vs this.....
Iraq Body Count
http://www.iraqbodycount.org/
got it? you can even go add up all the people Saddam killed and it still makes Bush look like Stalin.
i'm sure glad we don't all live in your closed off bubble.
Little boy, yer doing it again. Lying.

Cherry pick all the Leftist web links you want to but the lies still show like toilet paper trailing from your filthy heels.

"The largest number of deaths during his reign is attributable to the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988). Iraq claims to have lost 500,000 people during that war.
The 1990 occupation of Kuwait and the ensuing Gulf War caused 100,000 deaths, by Iraq's reckoning--probably an exaggeration, but not by much: the 40-day bombardment of Iraq before the three-day ground war, and the massacre of escaping Iraqi troops on the "highway of death" make the estimate more credible than not.
"Casualties from Iraq's gulag are harder to estimate," Burns wrote. "Accounts collected by Western human rights groups from Iraqis and defectors have suggested that the number of those who have 'disappeared' into the hands of the secret police, never to be heard from again, could be 200,000."

Add it up, and in three decades, about 900,000 Iraqis have died from violence, or well over 3% of the Iraqi population--the equivalent of more than 9 million people in a nation with a population as large as that of the United States. That's what Iraq will have to recover from over the next decades--not just the death toll of the last six years, but that of the last 30."

About.com : http://middleeast.about.com/od/usmideastpolic...

And here's a bleeding heart Liberal, Molly Ivins, who has the guts to apologize for doing what you do gleefully every day here on Topix:

" Ha! I could hardly have been more wrong, no matter how you count Saddam's killing of civilians. According to Human Rights Watch, Hussein killed several hundred thousand of his fellow citizens. The massacre of the Kurdish Barzani tribe in 1983 killed at least 8,000; the infamous gas attack on the Kurdish village of Halabja killed 5,000 in 1988; and seized documents from Iraqi security organizations show 182,000 were murdered during the Anfal ethnic cleansing campaign against Kurds, also in 1988.

In 1991, following the first Gulf War, both the Kurds and the Shiites rebelled. The allied forces did not intervene, and Saddam brutally suppressed both uprisings and drained the southern marshes that had been home to a local population for more than 5,000 years.

Saddam's regime left 271 mass graves, with more still being discovered. That figure alone was the source for my original mistaken estimate of 20,000. Saddam's widespread use of systematic torture, including rape, has been verified by the UN Committee on Human Rights and other human rights groups over the years.

There are wildly varying estimates of the number of civilians, especially babies and young children, who died as a result of the sanctions that followed the Gulf War. While it is true that the ill-advized sanctions were put in place by the United Nations, I do not see that that lessens Hussein's moral culpability, whatever blame attaches to the sanctions themselves -- particularly since Saddam promptly corrupted the Oil for Food Program put in place to mitigate the effects of the sanctions, and used the proceeds to build more palaces, etc.

There have been estimates as high as 1 million civilians killed by Saddam, though most agree on the 300,000 to 400,000 range, making my comparison to 20,000 civilian dead in this war pathetically wrong.

I was certainly under no illusions regarding Saddam Hussein, whom I have opposed through human rights work for decades. My sincere apologies. It is unforgivable of me not have checked. I am so sorry."

Now, let's see if you have the guts to apologize.

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