Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1275358 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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TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#823220 Dec 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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I think the political meanness started when our elected leaders started looking out for themselves instead of us.
The resentment of the 2000 election and the events following 9/11, particularly the Iraq War, made it worse.
We have to stop acting like children when we don't get our way. We can disagree without becoming mean and callous toward each other.
It has to start somewhere.
That's what REAL grown ups, with some sense, do anyway.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#823221 Dec 16, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Limbaugh should praise Nancy Lanza. She pulled Adam out of the "government school system" and home schooled him. Maybe that's why he had such poor social skills.
See: Aspergers.

And your OWN "social skills" stink to high heaven-in LACKING of.
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#823222 Dec 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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The Twin Towers were taken down, the Pentagon was destroyed and passengers on an airliner flew themselves into the ground with nothing more than box knives used as weapons.
..box knives :-)
President Obama won with the election .
As a republican you can work to re nominate Romney and Ryan.
Please keep posting fox stuff!
Your posts helped elect President Obama!
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#823223 Dec 16, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Like ..oh...say...
Nidal Malik Hasan.
Ever wonder if mabey YOU're the "idiot"? You should.
The terrible act of workplace violence know as Fort Hood was also committed with a legally purchased firearm by a person with no criminal record. The only solution the day to day massacres is to stop making guns available to anybody!
Itiswhatitis

Stone Mountain, GA

#823224 Dec 16, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>You can thank right-wing racist hate radio and all the Fox News lies for a large percentage of the meanness. When people keep hearing day in and day out that their President and elected leaders are no good bums, they begin lose all hope and resort to violence they would not normally resort to.
You are absolutely dead on!
dem

Chicago, IL

#823225 Dec 16, 2012
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Obviously a liberal gloating over the election while following Obama's lead by stealing other people's money.
dont fret, old man.
you dont make enough money to worry about your taxes, unless those idiots you elected keep obstructing the fiscal situation and fk everyone.
dem

Chicago, IL

#823226 Dec 16, 2012
wake and bake
TR Jones

Edison, NJ

#823227 Dec 16, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The 'Right to Bear Arms' Is Not More Important Than a Child's Right to Grow Up
....after seeing similar scenarios play out over and over again, in schools, movie theaters and malls, I'm ready to throw the 2nd Amendment out the f*cking window. Someone's "right to bear arms" is not more important than a child's right to grow old enough to get to middle school, have her first kiss, see Santa or light the final candles on the Menorah. Having access to a gun cannot take precedence over the safety of our schools. It simply can't.
The answer isn't to wrap our schools in barbed wire and turn them into prisons with pretty murals on the wall and jungle gyms. The answer is to stop ignoring the fact that the availability of guns in this country is literally killing us.
We spend a lot of time teaching our children to be safe. We hold their hands when they cross the street, tell them not to talk to strangers, and strap them in their carseats. It's a pillar of parenting -- stay safe. But sometimes you send your child to school and they don't come back. I don't even know how to process that.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/devon-corneal/r...
The US is about to legislate (like Canada) against speech that hurts feelings, but God forbid Hollywierd is told to "censor" the violence or video game manufacturers are told its not OK to manufacture violent video games.

"We’ve glorified violence to the point that we’ve become numb to it.

If you’re standing on line today to buy “Call of Duty” or tickets to see James Bond in “Skyfall,” or any other entertainment that endorses a License to Kill, you just don’t get it.

While most of us can separate fact from fiction, the sad truth is that there are some who can’t. For them, a kill is something that leads to bonus points on a video game.

The tap of a button, the flip of a joystick, & you can mow down as many old ladies as you want in a video game car chase. There are no consequences. In fact, you get extra lives.'

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolu...
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#823228 Dec 16, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
I think the political meanness started when our elected leaders started looking out for themselves instead of us.
The resentment of the 2000 election and the events following 9/11, particularly the Iraq War, made it worse.
We have to stop acting like children when we don't get our way. We can disagree without becoming mean and callous toward each other.
It has to start somewhere.
Maybe we should add "Judge not others, lest ye want the world to judged ye with same venom as that with which ye judge" back into the mix too huh?

You know there's actually a term for extremist, "self-perfectionist" people like that--that think their own beings are somehow unflawed--and always "right" (GAG and laugh).

They call them "legalists"--unable to differentiate between the simple fact that the world is NOT made up of simple black/white, right/wrong, issues, and are UNable realize or comprehend, that both are just the tail ends of the spectrum of a whole lot of gray in between!!
It really is a character disorder/flaw--sometimes treatable with professional help of the RIGHT kind of higher orders, for those intelligent enough to realize it--and seek it anyway :-).
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#823229 Dec 16, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Read the Second Amendment in its totality. Even the Supreme Court has opined on this. Give it a rest. By the way, every family in my cul-de-sac owns and knows how to use a weapon. So I guess I have my militia.....
Translation: Every alcoholic tobacco chewing fat redneck goober in my trailer park has a gun and a rebel flag on their pickup truck and all our youngins are named Jim Bob and Honey Boo Boo.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#823230 Dec 16, 2012
Itiswhatitis wrote:
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You are absolutely dead on!
What about the MANY that DON'T listen to the propaganda?

And there are MANY that DON'T, preferring to ignore stupidity-- to think for themselves
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#823231 Dec 16, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>The terrible act of workplace violence know as Fort Hood was also committed with a legally purchased firearm by a person with no criminal record. The only solution the day to day massacres is to stop making guns available to anybody!
Get real.

Aisle twelve year old--phat crayons on sale while supplies last. Fwee bold line colorwink book while supplies last. Make sure your tricycle tires are pumped.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#823232 Dec 16, 2012
moshx wrote:
<quoted text> for about $60 ,10 minutes on the net and a trip to wal mart one could construct a devise that could kill hunderds. What would you bann next?
Unless you're well trained in explosives you'd more than likely blow yourself up first. As is proven on a daily basis, any idiot can operate a deadly firearm.
TR Jones

Edison, NJ

#823233 Dec 16, 2012
Our culture of killing

Of all the questions we ask every day as journalists, the most difficult one has to be “why?”

Why in the world would a man armed for combat walk into an elementary-school classroom & open fire on a bunch of helpless little boys & girls?

Here are some of the answers:

1. There is still pure evil in the world.
It’s easy to talk about a suspect’s sanity & call him deranged. Surely no sane man can stroll into a place where children learn & play & treat it like the front lines of a brutal ground war.

But we cannot discount the fact that evil lurks in every corner of our world & that there are people whose sole goal in life is to take away our joy.

These children who were massacred Friday in Newtown, Conn., were our joy. This evil man stole that from us.

2. There are way too many guns in this country & way too many people with them.

There are some who say that now is not the time to talk about gun control. Parents are grieving. Brothers & sisters are trying to piece it all together. Cops are still investigating.

They are right. Now is not the time to talk about gun control. Now is the time to do something about it.

& while we’re on the subject of “why,” maybe somebody can explain how come gun ownership is at a 20-year high, with $4 billion in commercial gun & ammunition sales.

“With all the carnage from gun violence in our country, it’s still almost impossible to believe that a mass shooting in a kindergarten class could happen,” Mayor Bloomberg said in a statement.“It has come to that. Not even kindergarteners learning their ABCs are safe.”

Bloomberg, a leading voice on gun control, rightly urged Congress & the White House to get serious about the issue so we can stop watching press conferences about senseless shooting sprees.

President Obama, meanwhile, a father with two daughters of his own, tearfully called for “meaningful action” to address what is one of the most easily solvable problems in the nation.

Sure, lowlifes bent on murder & destruction will still find ways to kill.

But why should we continue to make it easy for them with unfettered access to cruel SEMIAUTOMATIC WEAPONS THAT CAN FIRE 30 ROUNDS in the time it takes to turn the page in a Dr. Seuss book?

3. We’ve glorified violence to the point that we’ve become numb to it.

If you’re standing on line today to buy “Call of Duty” or tickets to see James Bond in “Skyfall,” or any other entertainment that endorses a License to Kill, you just don’t get it.

While most of us can separate fact from fiction, the sad truth is that there are some who can’t. For them, a kill is something that leads to bonus points on a video game.

The tap of a button, the flip of a joystick, & you can mow down as many old ladies as you want in a video game car chase. There are no consequences.

In fact, you get extra lives.

From “Black Ops” to “CSI” to “Bourne,” our entertainment is death. The special effects have gotten so good that Hollywood can show us global armageddon — all for laughs. Should it be any surprise that some people who witness it, or even play the killers, can become DESENSITIZED to real death?

We know the why. The why is that we have a culture of murder in this country, one fFED BY BLOODY ENTERTAINMENT & unlimited access to guns. The why is the evil people we may not be able to change, but we can certainly do a better job of stopping.

Why is an excuse, a way to pretend there are no answers.

The answer is we need fewer of both real guns & virtual ones. HOLLYWOOD NEEDS TO STOP BLAMING JUST THE NRA AND PLEDGE CHANGE THEMSELVES. & the NRA needs to stop pretending that guns don’t kill people.

Only then will we stop having to ask “why.”

Our culture of killing - NYPOST.com http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolu...
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#823234 Dec 16, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
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Translation: Every alcoholic tobacco chewing fat redneck goober in my trailer park has a gun and a rebel flag on their pickup truck and all our youngins are named Jim Bob and Honey Boo Boo.
And you think you are somehow a different race of better than them, correct?

Given your posts, Honey Booboo would be far more a pleasure to listen to every day, than your hate filled crappola of self-promoting.

“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#823235 Dec 16, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>I'm just saying that guns are the weapon of choice for most American mass murderers. I'm not talking about serial killers like Gayce, Dahmer or Ridgway. I'm talking about mass murder events. The only mass murder event committed by an American that I can think of that didn't involve guns was the Oklahoma City bombing.
you seem to forget obamas friend ,bill ayres and his weather underground bombings.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#823236 Dec 16, 2012
dem wrote:
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dont fret, old man.
you dont make enough money to worry about your taxes, unless those idiots you elected keep obstructing the fiscal situation and fk everyone.
We keep trying to tell you--if ya aint EARNED it honestly--ya aint entitled to it. And if ya aint got it by having earned it honestly-then don't (UNrealistically) Spend it..OR expect OTHERS to spend what they HAVE earned honestly on those who have NOT.

Because that WARPED psychotic type crap-- is just nothing buta smack dab total pile of stinkin' dung denial, out of a jackasses butt.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#823238 Dec 16, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Unless you're well trained in explosives you'd more than likely blow yourself up first. As is proven on a daily basis, any idiot can operate a deadly firearm.
And any idiot can build IEDS.

Just ask anyone with a real CLUE.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#823239 Dec 16, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>The terrible act of workplace violence know as Fort Hood was also committed with a legally purchased firearm by a person with no criminal record. The only solution the day to day massacres is to stop making guns available to anybody!
AND....so much for that LAME "just the militia" crap theory then as well.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#823240 Dec 16, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Every item you post is BS. Again 'If.. you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns'.
How does the Second Amendment read, I'll state it verbatum, because it has to be taken as it reads, not as you... would interpret same. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. The right of the people... read again The right of the people...to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Give it up, you are the idiot.
Besides not being able to read the Constitution, can't you gun nuts come up with something better than those tired old first-grade sayings like "If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns" and "Guns don't kill, people do". How about something more realistic like, "If there are no guns there can be no gun crimes" and "Guns don't kill people, people with guns kill people". The juvenile mentality of you NRA gun nuts just proves even further that you dumbasses have no business owning guns.

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