Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1480813 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

#820967 Dec 13, 2012
ouch!!

The Republicans Have Failed the Nation

Erick Erickson

The present leadership of the Republican Party has gone from making the case that government is the problem and the American people are the solution to making the case that Democratic controlled government is the problem and Republican controlled government is the solution.

By giving up on making the case that government is the problem and pivoting to “Democrats are the problem,” the Republican Party has failed the American people. Historically, when parties lost, their leadership went and hid for an appropriate amount of time under a rock after an acceptance of blame and a resignation.

The present Republican leaders in Washington, instead of hiding under a rock, have taken to standing on the rock and demanding conservatives self flagellate. Neither John Boehner nor Mitch McConnell are visionaries. They are survivors. They survive by recognizing the biggest threat to them and trying to befriend it or neutralize it.

Right now, both see conservatives as their biggest threat, not Barack Obama. Why? Because while Barack Obama maintains the White House, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell maintain their positions of power. They exist for power, not for vision. The visions they articulate are routinely backpedaled. Remember the pledge to nowhere the House Republicans concocted in 2010 as a second coming of the Contract With America? Within two months of returning to the majority they’d already ditched their pledge faster than a frat boy fleeing a one night stand. Only conservatives wish to hold them accountable for their breach of trust, thus conservatives are the threat.

The very same Republican leadership who paved the way for the rise of the Democrats in 2006 through moral opaqueness on the role of government in the lives of Americans now seek to shut up and shut out the conservatives who continue to loudly point out that the size and scope of the federal leviathan has grown too unwieldy. More troubling, with the removal of the several of the critics within the party from key committees and a clear message that loud voices of conservatism will not get plumb committee assignments, the incoming freshman class and even the current conservative leaders in the House of Representatives have rolled over.

Let us not kid ourselves. The Republicans intend to strike a last minute deal to cave. They will. They are going blind in the bathroom over the idea of bifurcating tax cuts so Barack Obama can veto the tax cut for high income earners and let the rest slide through. It is, as usual, a too clever by half compromise from the GOP, which has spent more time out negotiating itself to the left than negotiating with the Democrats.

The compromise is no longer the issue. It will happen.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/12/13/the-republ...
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#820968 Dec 13, 2012
carol wrote:
See, this is the conflict of interest, i.e. racket, between unions and the democrats.
Unions elect democrats. Unions then sit down with newly elected democrats to demand more pay and benefits.
Does anyone else not see this quid pro quo pink elephant?
Your posts are a comfort to Democrats.
Florida went for Obama when you could have been working in Mitt's campaign rather than posting the same Tea Party stuff.
Point !
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#820969 Dec 13, 2012
The issue is that the Republican leaders who will be in charge in January are the Republican leaders who were directly complicit in the construction of the fiscal cliff and were directly complicit in getting us already to $16 trillion in national debt. Democrats are not to blame; both parties in Washington are.

Obsequious praise for small government does the Republicans no good when they too are in favor of big government in their actions. And having two leaders as the face of the party who have both been in Washington since 1986 does no good restoring credibility when these multi-decade residents of the swamp wink and smile that they really do think Washington is the problem.

Is it any wonder the American people have come to the conclusion that government isn’t so bad when the party of small government keeps expanding it too? The leaders of the party are the message, not the words. And the message does not resonate because they do not practice what they preach.

Until the Republicans change their message, they will keep losing. Changing the message means changing the men. Will 16 Republicans in the House be brave enough to stand up and say the party needs a new Speaker of the House?

This is not about the compromise. This is not about the fiscal cliff. This is not even about removing Amash, Huelskamp, Schweikert, and Jones. This is about beginning again anew — a process that cannot happen when the faces of the Republican leadership have been in Washington since 1986 expanding government while preaching the need for limiting it.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/12/13/the-republ...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#820970 Dec 13, 2012
rev_al wrote:
<quoted text>
Think...
ABSTRACT....
FOR THOSE of us WITH EDUCATIONS...
Ask Leo.....she knows what an 'Abstract' is....
Kudos on sharing information...
share that with nutjobs who love to fill pages with their dissertations on how conservatives aren't racist.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#820971 Dec 13, 2012
Fenris the Archangel wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL!! No "realdumb", we have facts and statistics. You know; like the ones I just posted that you couldnt rebut (because they are irrefutable).
Anything else, worm?
I quit reading after the racial slur. If you want someone (besides your racist buddies) to read your posts, quit being such a racist f*ck.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#820972 Dec 13, 2012
carol wrote:
See, this is the conflict of interest, i.e. racket, between unions and the democrats.
Unions elect democrats. Unions then sit down with newly elected democrats to demand more pay and benefits.
Does anyone else not see this quid pro quo pink elephant?
Big Money Republicans & corporate interest pay big money to elect Republicans & then get them to weaken the unions by passing "right to work for less" legislation.

Does anyone see this quid pro quo pink elephant?
TSM

United States

#820973 Dec 13, 2012
Why would Obama want a TKO by compromising when he can get a KO by going off the Cliff!! Boehner it’s gut check time allow the president and the Democrats their wishes!! No Fingerprints

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#820974 Dec 13, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The issue is that the Republican leaders who will be in charge in January are the Republican leaders who were directly complicit in the construction of the fiscal cliff and were directly complicit in getting us already to $16 trillion in national debt. Democrats are not to blame; both parties in Washington are.
Obsequious praise for small government does the Republicans no good when they too are in favor of big government in their actions. And having two leaders as the face of the party who have both been in Washington since 1986 does no good restoring credibility when these multi-decade residents of the swamp wink and smile that they really do think Washington is the problem.
Is it any wonder the American people have come to the conclusion that government isn’t so bad when the party of small government keeps expanding it too? The leaders of the party are the message, not the words. And the message does not resonate because they do not practice what they preach.
Until the Republicans change their message, they will keep losing. Changing the message means changing the men. Will 16 Republicans in the House be brave enough to stand up and say the party needs a new Speaker of the House?
This is not about the compromise. This is not about the fiscal cliff. This is not even about removing Amash, Huelskamp, Schweikert, and Jones. This is about beginning again anew — a process that cannot happen when the faces of the Republican leadership have been in Washington since 1986 expanding government while preaching the need for limiting it.
http://www.redstate.com/2012/12/13/the-republ...
The case is and always has been, Barack Hussein Obama's $3.9 TRILLON dollar budget. The new $6 Trilllon, this piece of work added to the national debt, since he was anointed. What else ya got??

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#820975 Dec 13, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Big Money Republicans & corporate interest pay big money to elect Republicans & then get them to weaken the unions by passing "right to work for less" legislation.
Does anyone see this quid pro quo pink elephant?
He's gotcha there, carol. "Right to work" works great for management, and does ZILCH for labor.

I've never belonged to a union in my life, but, having lived in carnelian red states for most of it, I do know that much.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#820976 Dec 13, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
What hype don't you believe?
The Feds stepping in to help the economy because of a "grave concern" over the high unemployment rate, warning Congress to avoid going over the cliff to prevent another recession in 2013?
Or Geithner telling ABC that Obama is absolutely willing to go over the fiscal cliff?
I'm not buying it. The rich do not want their temporary tax cuts to expire and they control the media. I'm with the president go with the recommendation from the bi-partisan commission which called for raising taxes and cutting spending, let's get 500+ billion off the deficit, it's a good start.

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#820977 Dec 13, 2012
Fenris the Archangel wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama2016 is mentally-challenged. he just cant help himself. Its like Turrets syndrome run through a blender....
Turrets??? Racist old fraud need a dictionary?

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#820978 Dec 13, 2012
TSM wrote:
Why would Obama want a TKO by compromising when he can get a KO by going off the Cliff!! Boehner it’s gut check time allow the president and the Democrats their wishes!! No Fingerprints
This may be the most concise summary of the 2012 Republican Presidential campaign strategy I've seen so far.

Good job.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#820980 Dec 13, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>The case is and always has been, Barack Hussein Obama's $3.9 TRILLON dollar budget. The new $6 Trilllon, this piece of work added to the national debt, since he was anointed. What else ya got??
Barack has a budget? Funny, I thought that's what everyone and their dog was still waiting for him to produce. Oh, wait, Congress has to VOTE on this here-now budget...so why aren't they? Voting? You know: that whole "yes or no" thing...

:)
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#820981 Dec 13, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>The case is and always has been, Barack Hussein Obama's $3.9 TRILLON dollar budget. The new $6 Trilllon, this piece of work added to the national debt, since he was anointed. What else ya got??
the implication being that our fiscal history didn't start until 2009.

I think Erick just threw cold water all over that one.

so what else have ya got?
Fenris the Archangel

United States

#820982 Dec 13, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I quit reading after the racial slur. If you want someone (besides your racist buddies) to read your posts, quit being such a racist f*ck.
The "university president" fiasco has already proven you are a functional illiterate. Even faced with the cold, hard fact that negroes commit violent crime at a rate seven times higher per capita than the next highest ethnicity, all you can say is "racis"!! What on God's green earth would give you the idea I WANT hillblly, leftist psycho's like you to even TRY and comprehend facts and statistics (after you've consistently proven its beyond your meager mental capacity)?

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#820983 Dec 13, 2012
Fenris the Archangel wrote:
<quoted text>
Your name has ALWAYS consisted of 4 letters; fill in the blank for me please: C-_-N-T..........
Cent? You're calling me Penny? Still the racist, misogynist, old fraud, I see. Convince anyone but your worn socks that you're a totally off the grid relative of a prominent Arizona politician?(I'm thinking John McCain's older, angrier brother.) Get out in that dry heat and work harder on that melanoma, White Trash Loser...
Cardinal of the Kremlin

New York, NY

#820984 Dec 13, 2012
UNIONS SHOW LOVE TO THE BLACK MAN Protesters Trash MI Hot Dog Stand, Call Black Owner “N-Word “
SMH. People ain’t sh*t…how they gonna call this man the “N-word” and “Uncle Tom” at the same damn time!!!

Via Examiner:

Joe Newby has already adequately conveyed the mayhem and level of incivility on display by members of big labor in Lansing following the state legislature’s passage on Tuesday of a right-to-work law. Joe focuses on a crowd of miscreants who assaulted FOX News contributor Steven Crowder and tore down a tent set up the conservative website Americans for Prosperity.

But a more revealing example of how the left comports itself when things don’t go its way is suggested by a story at the blog Ironic Surrealism, suggested in turn by reader JPeterman. According to the account, the union thugs didn’t just take out their frustration on outsiders, such as Crowder. They also went after locals like Clint Tarver, aka “The Hot Dog Guy.”

Tarver, who is black, was the object of racist taunts and jeers that included “N**ger Uncle Tom.” His iconic hot dog cart was destroyed, which was perhaps the unkindest cut of all. And what had Tarver done to incur the wrath of a crowd of cretins? Nothing other than venturing to near the Capitol, which action – last time anyone checked – was within his constitutional rights.

The YouTube video that follows tells Tarver’s story and suggests that the sidewalk outside the Capitol was a common venue from which he dispensed his edible wares. A woman by the name of Lorilea Susanne has set up a site where concerned citizens can donate to help Tarver rebuild his business. One can reasonably expect that Barack Obama will figure prominently among the donors, owing to his vast store of compassion and belief in the rich doing their fare share.

Read more at http://bossip.com/696052/smh-racist-protester...

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#820985 Dec 13, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not buying it. The rich do not want their temporary tax cuts to expire and they control the media. I'm with the president go with the recommendation from the bi-partisan commission which called for raising taxes and cutting spending, let's get 500+ billion off the deficit, it's a good start.
And a step in the right direction, too. Federal Corporate slush funds to specific industries (pharmaceuticals; agriculture; energy) NEED to expire. I don't like the government having such a heavy hand in the funding of these things, other than the military itself, and I have an innate dislike of 'defense contracts' with the private sector. Smacks of Fascism.

JMO
Fenris the Archangel

United States

#820986 Dec 13, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Turrets??? Racist old fraud need a dictionary?
The scabby c-nut surfaces!!

Dont bother diagnosing my puns; "turrets" = tossing logic from the top of the tower (as exemplified by your posts).

How is the mongloid baby coming along? I trust you allow at least an hour a day off the leash so it can run, dig in the trailer park backyard, and scratch that billboard forehead on the chanlink fence.....

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#820987 Dec 13, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Turrets??? Racist old fraud need a dictionary?
Actually, that's the way the Topix dictionary spells it.

Go figure - the Topix dictionary doesn't even recognize the word 'Topix'.

:)

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