Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1346086 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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Lincoln

United States

#832273 Jan 2, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Obama won in a landslide in the only contest that counts—the competition for the 270 electors needed to win the presidency. Obama has won 303 electoral votes so far and will get beyond 330 if his lead in Florida is sustained by the final count. The Electoral College is of course heavily biased to favor smaller states with far less population, so the president actually triumphed despite the odds against him.
Why are white guys so reluctant to give him credit? Because the 2012 election was a profound watershed in the life of the nation. Whatever else President Obama accomplishes or fails to accomplish in his second term, his re-election is in some ways even more significant than his initial triumph in 2008. He will be forever remembered as the president who opened America to a different future—more promising and fulfilling, more just and democratic than anything achieved in the American past.
It may be easier to see this if you ask: Who lost? Forget Romney and the Republicans. The real loser was the bitter legacy of “white supremacy.” That poisonous prejudice has endured in political reality and the national culture for two centuries. It still does, though it is now cultivated most zealously only by white Southerners who took over the party of Abraham Lincoln (who surely weeps for his Grand Old Party).
In 2012, white supremacy not only lost the election. It was a crucial factor in explaining how Obama won. Good for Obama and really good for the American people. Whose “status quo” are these pundits clinging to forlornly? Maybe their own. They have typically belittled the struggles by excluded minorities as “identity politics.” Well, yes, these people intend to be identified as citizens, fully endowed with the rights any other American enjoy. This election confirmed their goal.
The other big losers of course are the money guys—the billionaires who thought they could buy our election. No doubt they will try again, but now we know we can defeat them with old-fashioned door-to-door people-first politics. Organized money loses to organized people—that is the formula for our future politics. One hopes Supreme Court justices are reading the election returns. Those justices who regularly vote with the billionaires may ask themselves whether their ‘status quo” is in trouble too.
http://www.thenation.com/blog/171155/agi
ng-white-guys-real-losers-2012
Won a majority of the popular vote in 2008 and 2012.
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#832274 Jan 2, 2013
Fiscal Cliff?

No areas where we can save tax dollars?

Did we need this?

"Spatial cognition and perseveration by horses, donkeys and mules in a simple A-not-B detour task."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23271641
TSM

El Paso, TX

#832275 Jan 2, 2013
Another Liberal/Democrat Lie Expose!!

When the ‘Bush Tax Cuts’ were passed Liberals/Democrats told us they were only for the Wealthy!!

Well today “I just wanted to thank so many on the other side “Liberals/Democrats” after all these years for finally acknowledging publicly that 98 percent of the Bush tax cuts helped the middle class."
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#832276 Jan 2, 2013
Fiscal Cliff?

No areas where we can save tax dollars?

Did we need this?

"The prevention of injuries in contact flag football."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23250199
Lincoln

United States

#832277 Jan 2, 2013
Republicans seem to have Sen. McCain as leader.
This an improvement over the talk show idiots.
Cuomo wins ... tea party not so much.
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#832278 Jan 2, 2013
Fiscal CLiff?

No more money?

NO areas where we can save tax dollars?

Did we need this?

"Sports Injuries in Brazilian Blind Footballers."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22972238
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#832279 Jan 2, 2013
Fiscal Cliff?

no more money?

No areas where tax dollars can be saved?

did we need this?

"Skilled basketball players rotate their shoulders more during running while dribbling."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20681348
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#832280 Jan 2, 2013
Fiscal Cliff?

No areas where we can save money?

Did we need this study?

'The effect of tennis racket grip size on forearm muscle firing patterns.'

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16861576

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#832281 Jan 2, 2013
GOPidiots wrote:
<quoted text>
They have to be destroyed in order to move this country forward.
2010 _ 2011 Tea Turd Congress one of the least productive in US history.
Here's an idiot who doesn't mind being used as a pawn. You're an idiot. Half of america isn't going away stupid fck.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#832282 Jan 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I know you're about as ignorant of the role the Constitution plays in the authority structure of the government of the United States as Obama is, so I'll help you. Here's a key point that cannot be violated:
All laws are subordinate to the Constitution.
Perhaps you need someone to help you define the English word "all". After all, we all know Democrats have a problem defining words in the English language, like the word "is".
Let's go over some facts:
The Patriot Act is not part of the Constitution.
Therefore, it is subordinate to the Constitution.
Because the Patriot Act is subordinate to the Constitution, then it is impossible for the Patriot Act to supersede the Constitution.
Now, repeat after me:
"All laws are subordinate to the Constitution"
... in a Constitutional Republic like the United States, that is.
In a fascist dictatorship, this isn't true.
So, judging from what you wrote, you are under the impression that we live in a country governed by a fascist dictatorship, right?
""DBWriter"
The constitution is only one of many things "nutsucker" is ignorant about. Common sense is another. He is simply a troll with nary a thought of his own. "nutsucker" has just one thing he does well, run of his mouth.
Peace
carol

Orlando, FL

#832284 Jan 2, 2013
TSM wrote:
I’ll repeat what Clinton said about Obama ‘He’s In Over His Head’
Obama once again turns to someone other than himself to negotiate/close deal!! Obama display arrogance leaves town without signing bill!! Once again will Obama delegate his responsibility to “auto-pen to sign bill into law?”
Oh, no he didn't.

Did he really leave town before signing that bill into law?
TSM

El Paso, TX

#832285 Jan 2, 2013
Just for the fun of it another Liberal/Democrat ‘Lie!’ That Tax Cut creates ‘Deficits’ so we need to thank our Liberals/Democrats for extending the Bush Tax Cuts!!
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#832286 Jan 2, 2013
NATTY BUMPOFF wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU KNOW, I NEED TO TAKE A PISS AND YOUR MOUTH LOOKS STRANGELY INVITING...
You need an excuse to play with yer ding-dong...

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#832288 Jan 2, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
If Bain bought the company; your husband would be fired, his pension eliminated and no healthcare. But, I'm sure you and he would gladly make that sacrifice to further enrich the the 1% club!!
Did it ever occur to you that those wars cost something? That Bush didn't put them on the books? You rightwingers are so easily duped it's incredible.
"silly"
I expect no answers from you on my post. Why do you continually bash Bush on his spending that indeed increase the deficit, but at the same time give president nobama a pass when is expenditures will be more than every chief executive who preceded him? A little bit of hypocrisy on your part?
I know, your stock response, "It' Bush's fault".
Peace
RUSH10ME

Emporia, VA

#832289 Jan 2, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>When Andrew Cuomo left HUD 86% of the high risk mortgages were current which, was at that time, just slightly lower than "all" conventional mortgages.
Carol, you're competing in the wrong club and at the wrong level, some posting here have compression skills and memories. You have neither__sucks to be you.
You can google this stuff moron.
What is a "compression" skill?

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#832290 Jan 2, 2013
THE DEBIL wrote:
<quoted text>
NAH, I THINK WE'VE ALL HAD ENOUGH OF YOU COUNTRY MORONS AND YOUR "NO GOVERNMENT IS GOOD GOVERNMENT" NONSENSE. THERE'S A REASON YOU LIVE IN BUMFUCK AND THERE'S A REASON THE LIBERAL ELITES THINK Y'ALL ARE STOOPID. THAT'S CAUSE YOU IS. IS THERE SOMEPLACE WE COULD PUT UP SOME TWO-SIDED BILLBOARDS WHICH READ ON ONE SIDE, "IF YOU CAN READ THIS, YOU'RE PROBABLY NOT IN THE HEARTLAND." AND ON THE OTHER, "A PICTURE OF A PIG DRIVING A TRACTOR."
You kept your name suckpuppet, but fortgot to turn on/activate your proxy/VPN so we know where a lurker like you is from now, sKKKumbag.

Idiot! LOL!!!!

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#832291 Jan 2, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>What vacation dumbass? Most people are off on New Year's Day.
"homo"
Today is not New Years day. In excess of 15 million Americans wish they were working. Thanks to president nobama they are not.
Peace
KMA

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#832292 Jan 2, 2013
THE DEBIL wrote:
<quoted text>
WHEREAS YOU GOT IT RUNNIN' OUTTA YOURS, HUH?
Ummm, proxy, sKKKumbag...

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#832294 Jan 2, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"homo"
Today is not New Years day. In excess of 15 million Americans wish they were working. Thanks to president nobama they are not.
Peace
KMA
Hahaha!!! Priceless! Applause!!!!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#832295 Jan 2, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>What is a "compression" skill?
Feeling your own pulse? A test to see if anyone is reading my posts? Should have read comprehension?

Take your pick.

I don't proof read any longer, with this thread loaded up with freaks such as yourself__what would be the point?

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