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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Since: Dec 10

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#823531 Dec 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Tend to agree with you, at least for some drugs, but there are other areas where the police are abusive and offensive as well. Start with red light cameras, speed traps, highway checkpoints, computer entrapment stings, etc.
Agree except about the "some" drugs.

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#823533 Dec 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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A fiscally conservative party that avoids issues like religion, abortion, sexual preference, and marriage would do better. None of these issues belong in the political forum. Avoiding these issues would leave the Democrats with little to talk about.
Yup, the GOP was doing fine until the Christo-fascists and neocons took over the party during the Reagan years. Reagan wasn't even a neocon until he was finally drug into it around his second term.
kingKong pumpkin

Blanchard, OK

#823535 Dec 16, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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Republican Party = Pro Rich, Pro Rape, Pro Guns....
Keep posting as you help the Democrats
Foodstamps and fwee phones are what put obammie over the 'top'!

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#823536 Dec 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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You are talking ridiculous stuff when you accuse others of having "blood on their hands" because of the actions of a lunatic.
If you feel responsible, do what you feel is necessary.
She's trying to steer the discussion into one on the "sanctity of life". Evidently we lost all regard for human life after Roe v. Wade. Could also lead to prayer in school, and the rest of the Disco Institute's litany.
GOPidiots

Hollywood, FL

#823539 Dec 16, 2012
Republican Honey wrote:
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Please explain the disasters he has "fixed" and the catastrophes he as "prevented".
Well, for starters, he kept Mittens out of the White House. Catastrophe prevented.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#823540 Dec 16, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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How utterly revolting
"silly"
APPLAUSE!!!
Peace
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#823543 Dec 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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I proposed several explanations. Callousness towards our own species and the unborn was just one of them.
Of course, we could just be reaping what we have sown not only because of this but the other explanations.
What do you think is causing such senseless violence among our young people?
Would be great if "the unborn" once born, were not referred to as the 47% or the takers by Gov. Romney.

Support medical care for all our citizens and the least number of abortions possible each year.
GOPidiots

Hollywood, FL

#823544 Dec 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Not really. Just drop the anti-abortion platform and they will go away.
The nutty evangelicals are the base. Look at the states where Tea Party candidates were elected to state offices. What did they legislate? Vaginal probes, personhood amendments, and defunding planned parenthood. You are stuck with them.
sonicfilter

Noblesville, IN

#823545 Dec 16, 2012
Republican Honey wrote:
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1) Liberalism creates a feedback loop. It is usually impossible for a non-liberal to change a liberal's mind about political issues because liberalism works like so: only liberals are credible sources of information. How do you know someone's liberal? He espouses liberal doctrine. So, no matter how plausible what you say may be, it will be ignored if you're not a liberal and if you are a liberal, of course, you probably agree with liberal views.
2) Liberals sources of information are ever present. Conservatives are regularly exposed to the liberal viewpoint whether they want to be or not. That's not necessarily so for liberals. Imagine the average day for liberals. They get up and read their local newspaper. It has a liberal viewpoint. They take their kids to school, where the teachers are liberal. Then they go to work, listen to NPR which has a liberal viewpoint on the way home, and then turn on the nightly news which also skews leftward. From there, they turn on TV and watch shows created by liberals that lean to the left, if they have any political viewpoint at all. Unless liberals actively seek out conservative viewpoints, which is unlikely, the only conservative arguments they're probably going to hear are going to be through the heavily distorted, poorly translated, deeply skeptical lens of other liberals.
http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/20 ...
try finding that sort of stuff on a liberal site. you know, like me using a conservative site to tell it like it is.

gonna blame the infighting on liberals? lol....yeah i know, you would if you could.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#823546 Dec 16, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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Republicans seem on the wrong side of voters...
so they blame the voters
Proud of President Obama, reelected with majority both times.
Barack Obama is flying to the Connecticut town devastated by America's second-deadliest school shooting to mourn with relatives of the 20 children and six adults who lost their lives.
The president will attend an interfaith vigil in the evening in Newtown, where he will also visit the families of those who lost children in Friday's massacre, carried out a 20-year-old local man, Adam Lanza. The gunman forced his way into Sandy Hook elementary school on Friday morning and opened fire on children and teachers before killing himself.
Obama has spoken of the need to "take meaningful action" to do something about America's dismal problem with mass shootings. The age of the victims – the children were all six or seven – has prompted a particularly furious outcry against gun ownership in a country in which support for the right to own weapons remains strong.
I truly hope that this tragedy will result in the reintroduction of the assault weapons ban; it will be a start. No one needs an assault weapon. We should all write to our congress person.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#823547 Dec 16, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Besides, with that particular post I was only pointing out more of Carol's retardedness.
My position is that if we lived in a libertarian society you'd have far less violence even though you may have more guns.
Disagree
sonicfilter

Noblesville, IN

#823548 Dec 16, 2012
i mean really, who better to tell us about conservatives but conservatives?

The Republicans Have Failed the Nation

“Obsequious praise for small government does the Republicans no good when they too are in favor of big government in their actions.”

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

but wait a minute....he's talking about Republicans like they're not conservatives. how can that be? does that mean all Democrats might not be liberals?

now if only the Dems had to worry about that.

having fun yet Republican and/or/maybe conservatives? i'm having a bit at your expense.
GOPidiots

Hollywood, FL

#823549 Dec 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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Bernie Goldberg, a former main stream media journalist, said the liberal media believes itself to be the norm. The second thing you said is more accurate than not. Many people who criticize Fox also admit to never having watched it or only watch for five minutes.
I used to watch MSNBC all the time. They used to discuss the issues and Scarborough used to be the conservative voice.
But then they started finding fault with everyone who doesn't agree with them.
Fox has regular democrat contributors all the time. Juan Williams sat in for O'Reilly numerous times. Geraldo Rivera, a democrat, and has his own show. Stossel, a libertarian, has his own show.
Kind of ironic they are the most versatile but yet the most criticized.
HHAHAHAHAHAHAJAHAHA!
You actually believe what you post?
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#823550 Dec 16, 2012
GOPidiots wrote:
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The nutty evangelicals are the base. Look at the states where Tea Party candidates were elected to state offices. What did they legislate? Vaginal probes, personhood amendments, and defunding planned parenthood. You are stuck with them.
GOP divided between libertarians, evangelicals and moderates afraid to come out of the closet.
In the end the Bob Dole types may regain control of the party.
Feel Reagan would feel ashamed of this party
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#823551 Dec 16, 2012
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
Interesting article about Asperbergers syndrome children. They certainly seem to be volatile time bombs....
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/16/i-am...
Obviously the shooter was insane - there's no other meaningful way to define the mental state of someone who murders people at random, let alone little kids. It's not possible to know what kind of chaos or hatred was swirling around in that mind that produced these actions, but one thing is 100% certain for me: It had nothing whatsoever to do with having Asperger's, if indeed it is the case that he had that condition. Maybe the isolation and difficulty communicating deprived him of social supports that help other people cope with life, but I can't comprehend an autistic-spectrum disability being the actual cause of such actions.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/15/1170...

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#823552 Dec 16, 2012
devin_heiburgh wrote:
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Are you Jewish?
Are you Methodist?
sonicfilter

Noblesville, IN

#823553 Dec 16, 2012
Elections Matter: The President Will Get What He Wants

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/elections...

that would be a bipartisan headline.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823554 Dec 16, 2012
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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AGAIN: its already been conceded here that the Mother was an irresponsible gun owner, and that a lot of people (including her) paid with their lives at the hands of yet another video game-addicted, goth freak.
I've never shot a human being in my life; how is there "blood on my hands"?
Ban video games and Goth behavior.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823555 Dec 16, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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Libertarians had a 3rd party candidate this year.
Republicans are party of the abortion issue, abortion issue voters... often first last and always. Also anti gay...
You might do better in the Libertarian party,... just saying
No. We either change the Republican Party or form a Conservative Party.

Libertarians are clowns.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#823556 Dec 16, 2012
When I asked my son’s social worker about my options, he said that the only thing I could do was to get Michael charged with a crime.“If he’s back in the system, they’ll create a paper trail,” he said.“That’s the only way you’re ever going to get anything done. No one will pay attention to you unless you’ve got charges.”

I don’t believe my son belongs in jail. The chaotic environment exacerbates Michael’s sensitivity to sensory stimuli and doesn’t deal with the underlying pathology. But it seems like the United States is using prison as the solution of choice for mentally ill people. According to Human Rights Watch, the number of mentally ill inmates in U.S. prisons quadrupled from 2000 to 2006, and it continues to rise -- in fact, the rate of inmate mental illness is five times greater (56 percent) than in the non-incarcerated population.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/16/i-am...

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