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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#819898 Dec 11, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>absent fathers, an unintended consequence of the Democrat's social meddling that resulted in the destruction of marriage among blacks over the past 50 years.
Unmitigated bushwah. The entity responsible for the destruction of marriage in any society, is the group known as 'divorcees'. Democrat 'social meddling'? You mean the social safety net, which helps to feed and house those abandoned kids since dad isn't around to do it, or the after-school programs which help their now-single mothers stay at work longer?

Sheesh.
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#819899 Dec 11, 2012
The Lords of Capital have more than one Great Black Hope.“If there had been no Barack Obama, Cory Booker would have been Wall Street’s choice as the First Black President.” Newark’s mayor is fiercely loyal to his friends in the ruling class.“One thing Cory Booker cannot abide is anyone bad-mouthing his rich people.
Cardinal of the Kremlin

Bronx, NY

#819900 Dec 11, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Unmitigated bushwah. The entity responsible for the destruction of marriage in any society, is the group known as 'divorcees'. Democrat 'social meddling'? You mean the social safety net, which helps to feed and house those abandoned kids since dad isn't around to do it, or the after-school programs which help their now-single mothers stay at work longer?
Sheesh.
The trap worked LOLOLOL welfare QUEENS, less educated community free everything no growth and it has really helped the BLACK WOMAN YEAH WHITE LIBS LOVE BLACK PEOPLE Mainly BLACK MALES lololo prison population yep and at the end they gave you OBAMA lololo
Cardinal of the Kremlin

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#819901 Dec 11, 2012
African slaves in the US, the Caribbean and Brazil ran away whenever they could. In favorable situations, escaped slaves called maroons were able to form villages and settlements and defend themselves against their former masters. The most successful maroon settlement was Brazil's Palmares, which held out for a hundred years ending in 1695
Cardinal of the Kremlin

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#819902 Dec 11, 2012
The U.S. and European media frame “racial” conflicts among the peoples of Africa as endemic to the continent, rather than a legacy and tool of colonial rule. However,“the crisis in Mali is not a simple conflict between two racial groups that can’t get along, even if race is somewhere in the mix.”
Cardinal of the Kremlin

Bronx, NY

#819903 Dec 11, 2012
Obama Can’t Pass Buck on Extra-Judicial Killings of Blacks

By the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement’s count, more than 140 African Americans have been murdered by police and others under cloak of authority since the start of 2012. President Obama is obligated to deploy the full powers of the federal government to compel law enforcement agencies to “respect the human rights of Black people,” said MXGM.“At the end of the day, they are all still held accountable by the Department of Justice, which, last time I checked, is under [the President’s] direct control,” said spokesman Kali Akuno.“We won’t let him pass the buck
Cardinal of the Kremlin

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#819905 Dec 11, 2012
Whose Fiscal Cliff?

The elevation of deficit reduction “to the be-all and end-all of policy discussion in Washington really is what’s driving some Democrats away” from their traditional defense of Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, said Chris Hellman, of the National Priorities Project. By endorsing the Simpson-Bowles proposals, President Obama has “made it clear that he is at least willing to discuss some changes in those programs.” Obama is more than willing to impose sever austerity, said Kevin Zeese, of Occupy Washington DC.“He’s going to be giving away the store,” said Zeese.“Every constituency that supported Obama is going to lose in this negotiation.”
Cardinal of the Kremlin

Bronx, NY

#819906 Dec 11, 2012
President Obama has nearly consummated his long courtship with the GOP, yet Black and labor leaders continue to pretend that he is a bulwark against austerity. In an even more nightmarish version of Groundhog Day, "the behavior of the Black and labor leadership actors remains the same, as the economic and political landscape crumbles around them.” HOW CAN SOMEONE CALL A MAN "THEIR LORD AND SAVIOR BARAK OBAMA" REALLY NO MORE GOD OR JESUS FOR BLACK PEOPLE OH FOR SOME BLACK PEOPLE NOT ALL
Cardinal of the Kremlin

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#819907 Dec 11, 2012
President Obama is taking his case for a grand austerity bargain with the Republicans on the road, moving us “closer to eliminating the threadbare safety net.” Not so long ago, it would have been inconceivable that a Democratic president barnstorm the country,“loudly and publicly demanding support for making right wing fantasies come true.”
Cardinal of the Kremlin

Bronx, NY

#819908 Dec 11, 2012
African Americans “leaders” – or “liars,” in the case of Reverends Sharpton and Dyson – did a great disservice to their constituencies by failing to pressure President Obama. “These men selfishly took advantage of their proximity to power, and successfully used it as leverage for their personal brands, at the expense of the black community at large
Cardinal of the Kremlin

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#819909 Dec 11, 2012
If African Americans are – finally – prepared to fight their way out of the current crisis, they “must develop a set of tactics, strategies, and objectives to improve their deteriorating condition, particularly in the arena of mass incarceration.” A “human rights” strategy would serve us well.

Human Rights, Neo-liberalism and Mass Incarceration
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#819910 Dec 11, 2012
Racial Solidarity in Misery

Who won on November 6?“If maintaining a degree of racial solidarity is a victory, then both sides – those that were solidified by their whiteness, and those that were solidified by their Blackness – I guess you can say that they both won that,” said Columbia, South Carolina, activist and author Kevin Alexander Gray.“Every economic and social indicator since Barack Obama got elected is in the negative.” Gray is author of Waiting for Lightning to Strike: The Fundamentals of Black Politics.
Cardinal of the Kremlin

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#819911 Dec 11, 2012
Reflexive African American loyalty to President Obama reminds Dr. Anthony Monteiro of Malcolm X’s critique of Black affection for President John F. Kennedy:“We put him first, and he put us last.” The same goes for Obama, said Monteiro, professor of African American Studies at Temple University, in Philadelphia.“And us being last will be even worse in his second term, because he does not need the Black vote again. Black people will become more invisible.”

SHOT 97.com
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#819912 Dec 11, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I thought he said we're all going to die on 12/21 so now he changed his mind?
Carol posted during the run up to the election rather than working for the Republicans in her county. Did Orlando go for President Obama?

Republicans want to ruin the economy with their actions in the House and will receive the blame according to polls.
Cardinal of the Kremlin

Bronx, NY

#819913 Dec 11, 2012
When a Bush, a McCain, or a Romney condones corporate crimes against the rest of us, lies to us, tortures and imprisons at will and murders civilians at a whim, it's a moral disaster. When a black Democrat does it, it's nothing personal, just business. And we are soooo proud. What's wrong with us?
Cardinal of the Kremlin

Bronx, NY

#819914 Dec 11, 2012
When black leadership gets its legitimacy from the oppressed, but its funding from the oppressor, this is what we get. We call it the Black Misleadership Class. And why was Davey D the only black media figure we heard even asking the question? Is this the Obama phenomenon trickling down --- we don't dare question our black “representatives” because.... because.... well.... why?
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#819915 Dec 11, 2012
carol wrote:
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Actually, no. Someone else on Greta who pointed out the dangers of republicans simply allowing us to go over the cliff without reaching some kind of agreement with an AWOL president who's still on the campaign trail.
Obama is perfectly happy about the cliff. Which is another reason republicans have to at least try and save the day for all of us and then get blamed for it - as usual.
You really don't have even an inkling about what's going to happen if Obama gets his way, do you? You wouldn't like it. But you also don't seem to care.
Republican should stick to their guns.
Renominate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
Keep the Tea Party going.

Your posts helped in the last election.
Cardinal of the Kremlin

Bronx, NY

#819916 Dec 11, 2012
Jay-Z has earned mountains of money from HipHop, but “his politics are diametrically opposed to the interest of Black liberation at home and abroad.” The music mogul identifies with an oligarchy whose interests are antithetical to Black liberation. “If the balance of one’s material promotes the interest of the oppressor, that rapper is not HipHop
Cardinal of the Kremlin

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#819917 Dec 11, 2012
The “Obama Phenomenon” is a world-class consciousness-destroyer, guaranteed to burn a hole in your soul. Millions of once-progressive minds have fallen victim to the scourge.“Obama users have turned on friends and colleagues who kept their principles regardless of which capitalist flunky commits the crimes.”

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#819918 Dec 11, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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Uh oh!!
Jimmy's here!!
That should get Emaam gooing with his conspiracy theories again!!
Haha...busting you was so easy.

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