Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232682 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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Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#823683 Dec 17, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>you are if you are one of those that want to strip the law abiding citizens of their rights to defend & protect themselves from degenerates, just like the victims in Connecticut were denied the right to defend & protect themselves because of Gun Control Laws by the traitors and to degenerates laws mean nothing.
Yeah, if these 20 1st graders were carrying guns like the NRA would like, this wouldn't have happened.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#823684 Dec 17, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
People who have guns at home shouldn't tell anyone about it, especially if there are teenagers around; many breakins looking for guns that will commit crimes and kill people.
Most people who have guns in their home advertise it by slapping NRA stickers all over their pickup trucks.
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#823685 Dec 17, 2012
What you read...

Move to Europe...
"Until the Newtown horror, the three worst K–12 school shootings ever had taken place in either Britain or Germany."

Safer now...
"the high point for mass killings in the U.S. was 1929, according to criminologist Grant Duwe of the Minnesota Department of Corrections..."

Winning the lottery
"The chances of being killed in a mass shooting are about what they are for being struck by lightning"

Mental illness
"... A lengthy study by Mother Jones magazine found that at least 38 of the 61 mass shooters in the past three decades “displayed signs of mental health problems prior to the killings.”

GUN FREE ZONES
"...the Aurora shooter, who killed twelve people earlier this year, had a choice of seven movie theaters that were showing the Batman movie he was obsessed with. All were within a 20-minute drive of his home. The Cinemark Theater the killer ultimately chose wasn’t the closest, but it was the only one that posted signs saying it banned concealed handguns carried by law-abiding individuals. All of the other theaters allowed the approximately 4 percent of Colorado adults who have a concealed-handgun permit to enter with their weapons..."

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/335739... #
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#823686 Dec 17, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
this one will get you wingnuts going....
The Secret History of Guns
The Ku Klux Klan, Ronald Reagan, and, for most of its history, the NRA all worked to control guns. The Founding Fathers? They required gun ownership—and regulated it. And no group has more fiercely advocated the right to bear loaded weapons in public than the Black Panthers—the true pioneers of the modern pro-gun movement. In the battle over gun rights in America, both sides have distorted history and the law, and there’s no resolution in sight.
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2...
Don't you have a tv to install?
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#823687 Dec 17, 2012
mdbuilder wrote:
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The visit is a photo-op, you fcukingass. Who stands to benefit from his grand appearance, the shattered families? Condolences and reassurances would be better served by a personal call. He's there to further his agenda, maybe even squeeze out another phantom tear.
This visit is to console the victim's families and to begin the process of a total gun ban in America. Only President Obama has the courage to say publicly that it's an idea whose time has come.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#823688 Dec 17, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial group known for protesting outside funerals of slain U.S. service members, announced that it will picket a vigil for the victims of Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the second largest mass killing in American history.
Shirley Phelps-Roper, a spokesperson for the group and, like most members of the organization, a relative of the group's founder, Fred Phelps, announced on Twitter on Saturday the group's plan "to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/16/west...
These idiots and the idiots on right-wing hate radio are perfect examples of why the 1st amendment need to be looked at more closely and perhaps revised.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#823689 Dec 17, 2012
Republican Honey wrote:
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Please explain the disasters he has "fixed" and the catastrophes he as "prevented".
His excellent response to the Gulf Oil Spill and the Hurricane Sandy victims was unprecedented. He will prevent future catastrophes such as the Sandy Hook massacre by banning firearms in America.

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#823690 Dec 17, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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...
The Republican base is fiscal conservatives, not the religious nutjobs. Time to gear campaigns to that reality and the turnout will improve.
Nice try John, the religious nut-jobs are your buddies not ours. The really ironic thing is that if the Republican party also threw out NRA nut-jobs like yourself and was left with only fiscal conservatives I might think about voting Republican.
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#823691 Dec 17, 2012
ole_47 wrote:
What you read...
Move to Europe...
"Until the Newtown horror, the three worst K–12 school shootings ever had taken place in either Britain or Germany."
Safer now...
"the high point for mass killings in the U.S. was 1929, according to criminologist Grant Duwe of the Minnesota Department of Corrections..."
Winning the lottery
"The chances of being killed in a mass shooting are about what they are for being struck by lightning"
Mental illness
"... A lengthy study by Mother Jones magazine found that at least 38 of the 61 mass shooters in the past three decades “displayed signs of mental health problems prior to the killings.”
GUN FREE ZONES
"...the Aurora shooter, who killed twelve people earlier this year, had a choice of seven movie theaters that were showing the Batman movie he was obsessed with. All were within a 20-minute drive of his home. The Cinemark Theater the killer ultimately chose wasn’t the closest, but it was the only one that posted signs saying it banned concealed handguns carried by law-abiding individuals. All of the other theaters allowed the approximately 4 percent of Colorado adults who have a concealed-handgun permit to enter with their weapons..."
http://www.na tioncom/articles/335739/facts- about-mass-shootings-john-fund #
"The chances of being killed in a mass shooting are about what they are for being struck by lightning" Tell that to the parents
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#823692 Dec 17, 2012
carol wrote:
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But you still haven't explained how taking them away from law-abiding citizens will keep them out of the hands of criminals.
I don't like guns either. But I also don't want them in the wrongs hands and innocent people at their mercy.
Maybe we should address that problem.
The criminals obtain them by stealing them from "law-abiding citizens". Such was the case with Adam Lanza and the Oregon mall shooter. If "law abiding citizens" don't have them, they won't be available to steal.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#823693 Dec 17, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Where'd the shooter get the guns?
Either by stealing them or using "straw purchasers".
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#823694 Dec 17, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
The guns didn't commit the crime. A disturbed young man did.
The question is why did two young people in the same week commit such atrocious acts of violence? Or the movie theater killer? Or the Columbine killers? Or the killer who shot into a crowd where a congresswoman was hit?
The question is why they did it. Not how they did it.
Guns don't kill people. People with guns kill people. America needs to get rid of all these guns. It's time to repeal the deadly 2nd amendment.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#823695 Dec 17, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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the blood is on the hands of the pr i ck with the assault rifle shooting each child three times.
i can defend my home with a pistol, second amendment right. No one needs an assault rifle.
Nobody needs a gun in their home. With today's instant communication, police can arrive in seconds. The "wild west" method of law enforcement that gun nuts prefer only endangers innocent people even more. More "legal gun owners" are killed with their own guns than with illegal guns. There should be no such thing as a "legal gun owner".
Repeal the 2nd Amendment

Virginia Beach, VA

#823696 Dec 17, 2012
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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You are obviously inexperienced wth firearms, so let me help you out. Had these devates used shotguns, the death toll would be much higher under the circumstances......
Nobody needs a shotgun either. If you want to eat meat, buy it at the grocery store.
Repeal the 2nd Amendment

Virginia Beach, VA

#823697 Dec 17, 2012
In his speech last night, President Obama hinted that he will take whatever steps necessary to get rid of all these guns. Long live President Obama and his courage to make America a safe place to live again!!!
carol

Orlando, FL

#823698 Dec 17, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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When I saw the silently scrolling names of those children on my TV screen yesterday evening, I was reminded of something written 2000 years ago by one of the Ancients. Can't remember the name nor the exact quote as written but, if I may humbly try paraphrasing, it went something like this:
Life is full of tragedy but the most tragic of all is not sickness nor death and loss in battles. Although these are truly tragic, the supreme human pathos, the ultimate tragedy is that which could have been but never was.
Those kids could have been _______. Fill in the blank. They are paths not taken.
There is always a fly in the ointment, though. Someone telling jokes at a funeral. A drunk hitting on the bride. A war protester at a veteran's funeral. A President as Publicity Hound off the leash.
After seeing maybe 20 news reports on the Newtown tragedy, I found myself increasingly irritated with the Boy Messiah's face on my screen. I said aloud "This is about the children and their parents. The community's loss. It's not about you, you jerk!"
The Liberal media keeps plastering the airwaves of the Boy Messiah and I'm no longer watching the media. I can mourn in private without the Jerk-In-Chief interfering. STFU, Boy MEssiah!
It's right and good that a president speak on behalf of a grieving nation at a time like this.

What was disconcerting to me was the campaign-like applause by those in attendance when the president was introduced to address the families and the nation.

It was not a time to be introduced as if at a political rally or the audience to clap like performing seals this time.

It was a somber time that needed no introductions and for the audience to respectfully remain silent.

That really bothered me.
Repeal the 2nd Amendment

Virginia Beach, VA

#823699 Dec 17, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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It's important not to label all children or adults with Asbergers or autism as violent, or potential killers. Parents of these children face difficult challenges, I would guess that Lanza had some sort of psychotic breakdown, perhaps schizophrenic. We may never know what happened, the father and brother are cooperating and computer records have been subpoenaed.
Nevertheless, no one needs an assault weapon
All children and adults who are members of the NRA should be classified as potential killers. The NRA is nothing more than a domestic terrorist organization.
Repeal the 2nd Amendment

Virginia Beach, VA

#823700 Dec 17, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Senator Feinstein (D-CA) wants to push an assault weapons ban.
Call back when she agrees to dismiss all her armed security personnel.
Her armed security personnel are law enforcement officers. The are there to protect the Senator from NRA gun nuts like you!
Repeal the 2nd Amendment

Virginia Beach, VA

#823701 Dec 17, 2012
Yeah wrote:
Hmmmm...... the NRA is awfully quient.
I wonder why?
Because they know they're on their way out, relegated to the same status as the KKK and other terrorist organizations. A few holdouts but mostly insignificant.
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#823702 Dec 17, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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"The chances of being killed in a mass shooting are about what they are for being struck by lightning" Tell that to the parents
Tell them what? Do you ever see the family members of DUI car crash campaigning for the banning of automobiles? Get hold of yourself...

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