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

#816745 Dec 4, 2012
Al Gore calls on Barack Obama to ‘act boldly’ on climate change

In the view of Gore and others, Obama’s re-election in the wake of Sandy dramatically expanded the scope for action on climate change. So too did the endorsement from New York’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, which singled out Obama’s efforts on climate, such as raising fuel performance standards for cars.

American public opinion also shifted, after a summer of punishing drought and record high temperatures. Two-thirds (67%) of Americans now say climate change is real, compared to 57% in 2009, according to a poll last month from the Pew Research Centre.

Then came last month’s superstorm. A sizeable percentage of voters invoked Sandy as a factor in their vote, according to exit polls. The storm put climate change on the map after an election in which Obama and Mitt Romney went out of their way to avoid even mentioning the words, Gore said.

The president also signalled in his victory speech that he saw climate change as one of the top three priorities of his second term.“We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t weakened by inequality, that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet,” Obama said.

http://www.stopglobalwarming.org/news/al-gore...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#816746 Dec 4, 2012
carol wrote:
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You'll have to jog my memory. Who touted religious fundamentalism in this last election?
The liberal machine always pulls out the abortion issue when they have nothing else to run on. You actually pointed out the obvious - and the conundrum - in the Democrat Party.
A lot of black democrats ARE "church-folk" and many are against abortion and gay marriage. Yet, the majority still voted for Obama. Just like the "church-folk" Hispanics.
Two obscure republicans opened their mouths and put their foot in it. They were ostricized...by republicans.
There's nothing wrong with saying you're pro-life as a republican. And I don't recall any republican presidential candidate going any further than that.
loL! And Bachmann thought slavery was "good" for the family...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#816747 Dec 4, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
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Prophetic Bible books predicted the Arab Spring four thousand years ago!!!
Same predictions says that Egypt will become radicalize, Shariah Law, same with Iran, Iraq, Syria, lebanon, even ... FRANCE!!!
Yes, France WILL become a Muslim republic!!!
Liberals are ignorant making that happen!!! Taxing the professionals and businesses 60% tax they are leaning France in record numbers!!!
Just like people in America are leaving to the future Republic of TEXAS!!! Where no liberal will be allowed to enter!! They have guns and know how to defend themselves from the liberals which are parasites of the rich.
The Bible claims there will be a CALIPHATE in the Middle East.
The Bible makes just about as much sense, or lack thereof, as the foreign policy of Obama.

Obama replaced a secular dictator in Egypt with an equally ruthless Islamic dictator.

Good move, Barry. Probably following the wise counsel of Susan Rice.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#816748 Dec 4, 2012
carol wrote:
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That's pretty funny. Every liberal on here became a biblical scholar and claimed to know Jesus personally before the election.
lol! No, no, no! That was bushie.

After all, he's in the Bible! He said so!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#816749 Dec 4, 2012
After Sandy, Global Warming Should Be the Top Priority in Obama’s Second Term

Americans went into the voting booth yesterday with horrific images of the fallout from Superstorm Sandy fresh in their minds. Pictures of homes ripped from their moorings, stories of children whisked away by rushing waters, reports of elderly people trapped on top floors of buildings — the true cost of ignoring science’s warnings about global warming are now all too vivid.

http://greenpeaceblogs.org/2012/11/07/after-s...
carol

Orlando, FL

#816750 Dec 4, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Why not say that you are in favor of individual choice, free of government restrictions, in all aspects of your personal life?
That's good too.

But as long as liberal progressives think killing unborn babies is more important than the ship going down taking all of us down with it and use the killing of unborn babies as a political tool for political gain, we have no choice but to at least take a stand.

Taxpayers being forced to fund abortions is part of the big government problem. It becomes a political issue.

Yeah

Mililani, HI

#816751 Dec 4, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Galt has never argued the cause of religion.
No, but cons use God as their weapon of choice for the lacking morals of the non cons!

And they also use it as a weapon against government... and other religions!

It's an interesting wack-a-mole philosophy.... show voters how bad they are so you shame them into voting GOP.

I don't think Ron Paul crosses that line.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#816752 Dec 4, 2012
carol wrote:
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Seems the majority drank the kool-aid. That's the problem.
Obama won approximately 58,720,700 (50.1%) of the popular vote.
Romney won approximately 56,145,950 (48.4%).
That means a lot of Americans - pretty much half - didn't drink the kool-aid. That's all it means.
By the way Obama and a lot of you act, you'd think there were only 6 conservatives left on the planet. More than 56 million of us made our voice heard loud and clear. We are not going to remain silent just because a margin of 1.5% drank the kool-aid.
The president is supposed to represent the entire country - to sit down with the representatives of the other half of the country who did not elect him - not just those who gave him a 1.5% margin.
Just in case you...and he...forgot.
I agree, but in reality it took only 538 individuals to decide who the next President would be. Popular vote doesn't really mean anything does it?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#816753 Dec 4, 2012
carol wrote:
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Who said I'm opposed to abortion under any circumstances? Wasn't me. The majority of us pro-lifers take the same stance. Rape, incest and the mother's health are the only exceptions.
Abortion is a blight on this country. To not take a stand against it for political gain is cowardly. That's what liberals do.
Again, which republican presidential candidate took it any further than taking a stance and professing to be pro-life?
"Pro-life" is code language for opposition to abortion in all circumstances. That's what leads to idiots like Akin who believe that "legitimate rape" cannot result in pregnancy.

Why not take the position that you favor individual choice in all aspects of life, but that you favor choosing against abortion?
carol

Orlando, FL

#816754 Dec 4, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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The endorsement of Judas Christie helped more than anything actually accomplished by Obama.
Now Christie wants a $40 billion payback from the taxpayers.
Republicans are fools if they give this traitor the time of day.
His nomination in 2016 would be the end of the Republican Party.
New Jersey was listed at 49 in the worst states for taxes.

http://money.cnn.com/gallery/smallbusiness/20...

Payback is hell.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#816755 Dec 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
President Obama’s re-election carries climate mandate
President Obama has been re-elected to his second term as president. Friends of the Earth President Action Erich Pica had the following statement in response:
"Congratulations to President Obama on his re-election and thanks for his acknowledgement in his acceptance speech of the ‘destructive power of a warming planet.’ It is ironic that the outcome of a campaign so marked by the climate silence of both candidates would be definitively influenced by Superstorm Sandy, but history will show that the winds of Hurricane Sandy blew President Obama back into office."
http://foeaction.org/blog/president-obamas-re...
This crap has equal scientific validity with Akin's position on rape and pregnancy.

"Sandy" was not even a hurricane. If you choose to live in a shack on the beach, you get what you deserve. If you choose not to maintain your infrastructure, likewise.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#816756 Dec 4, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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The endorsement of Judas Christie helped more than anything actually accomplished by Obama.
Now Christie wants a $40 billion payback from the taxpayers.
Republicans are fools if they give this traitor the time of day.
His nomination in 2016 would be the end of the Republican Party.
Republicans have no choice Politically since they handed Obama the Election.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#816757 Dec 4, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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The endorsement of Judas Christie helped more than anything actually accomplished by Obama.
Now Christie wants a $40 billion payback from the taxpayers.
Republicans are fools if they give this traitor the time of day.
His nomination in 2016 would be the end of the Republican Party.
lol! I love it when cons hold politics above the American people.

Keep up the good work, son!

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#816759 Dec 4, 2012
carol wrote:
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New Jersey was listed at 49 in the worst states for taxes.
http://money.cnn.com/gallery/smallbusiness/20...
Payback is hell.
there is no doubt that the New England states are the worst.
carol

Orlando, FL

#816760 Dec 4, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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"Pro-life" is code language for opposition to abortion in all circumstances. That's what leads to idiots like Akin who believe that "legitimate rape" cannot result in pregnancy.
Why not take the position that you favor individual choice in all aspects of life, but that you favor choosing against abortion?
Okay. I can do that too.

But I disagree with your definition of "pro-life". It merely means being "for" life as opposed to being "against" life in reference to the unborn.

There are always going to be those on the fringe on either side of the issue.

Abortion is just one of the reasons I changed my name to lorac when I was convinced we were reaping what we've sown.

I'm more convinced now. But I also believe hope springs eternal. If not in this life, then the next. So, basically, I'm just watching the show unfold.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#816761 Dec 4, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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This crap has equal scientific validity with Akin's position on rape and pregnancy.
"Sandy" was not even a hurricane. If you choose to live in a shack on the beach, you get what you deserve. If you choose not to maintain your infrastructure, likewise.
screw you man. that was the 'hurricane' that got Obama reelected.

I swear to God some of you people have not a clue. You've only heard this drivel 500 times. Get with it!#!#! I'm sick of repeating myself 500 times!!!!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#816762 Dec 4, 2012
carol wrote:
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That's good too.
But as long as liberal progressives think killing unborn babies is more important than the ship going down taking all of us down with it and use the killing of unborn babies as a political tool for political gain, we have no choice but to at least take a stand.
Taxpayers being forced to fund abortions is part of the big government problem. It becomes a political issue.
Using language like "killing unborn babies" is political suicide.

Taxpayer funding is a legitimate issue, but why object only in the case of abortion?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#816763 Dec 4, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>No, but cons use God as their weapon of choice for the lacking morals of the non cons!
And they also use it as a weapon against government... and other religions!
It's an interesting wack-a-mole philosophy.... show voters how bad they are so you shame them into voting GOP.
I don't think Ron Paul crosses that line.
Liberals are immoral thieves because they steal the property of others.

Religion is not part of the equation.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#816764 Dec 4, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Liberals are immoral thieves because they steal the property of others.
Religion is not part of the equation.
what's 'religion'?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#816765 Dec 4, 2012
carol wrote:
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New Jersey was listed at 49 in the worst states for taxes.
http://money.cnn.com/gallery/smallbusiness/20...
Payback is hell.
Christie is not to blame for the tax situation in New Jersey.

However, Judas Christie carries all the blame for selling out to Obama.

Stick a fork in him.

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