Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#832194 Jan 2, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Funny how you nitwits defended the Patriot Act when Bush passed it!! LOL
Sleazy Ed said 'if you haven't done anything wrong, you've nothing to fear from the Patriot Act'.
Looks like Ed had no problem with it. I remember many of the nitwits saying the same thing.
But now that Obama's President, you're all against Bush's signature act as a Dictator!!
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Better read up on John Yoo, Bush's legal expert, who wrote much of Bush's Constitution busting PAtriot Act.
AKA John Choon Yoo
Born: 10-Jun-1967
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Asian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Republican
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Thinks Geneva Conventions are obsolete
Former clerk for Laurence H. Silberman at the Court of Appeals, and later for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas 1994-95. Served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel at the DOJ 2001-03, where he wrote substantial parts of the PATRIOT act with Viet Dinh, and co-authored a report that spat on the Geneva Conventions.
The forty-two page memo in question, which he authored in January 2002, stipulated that since Afghanistan has no formal government to speak of, neither the Geneva Convention nor any other laws of war apply. This breaks a fifty-year U.S. military tradition of upholding those rules, rules that the U.S. adopted because the same rules protect captured American soldiers. When the U.S. state department read Yoo's memo, they were "horrified"; their chief legal advisor calling it "seriously flawed." But George W. Bush approved the policies in the memo, ultimately resulting in the Abu Ghraib fiasco and similar atrocities being committed in other Iraqi prisons as well as those in Afghanistan.
According to a 2010 report from the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility, investigators asked Yoo whether he maintained that the President's authority is broad enough that he could hypothetically "order a village of civilians to be exterminated", to which Yoo responded, "Sure." Among his other zingers are quotes like "There is no constitutional right to privacy of records not in your possession" (said at a University of Virginia conference) and another on the PATRIOT Act, "It seems to me a very modest bill. There is no revolutionary change."
Other related memos discuss how to avoid prosecution of War Crimes that are expected to be committed by Americans following these policies, though it is not clear whether Yoo had a hand in authoring those.
Yoo occasionally appears on news programs such as Lehrer News Hour as a talking head (at least one time with Scott Horton as foil), largely defending Bush administration policies. With all these wonderful ideas coming out of his head Yoo still feels he has enough credibility to author a book on Constitutional law. He remains a tenured law professor at the University of California at Berkeley.
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Fact is, nothing is unConstitutional until th eSupreme Court rules so.
Too bad you don't understand the Constitution or the Patriot Act.
But stay ignorant, that will ensure your supporting losers like Rmoney and McLame!!
I never liked the Patriot Act, dufus. However, I thought it was somewhat necessary to be able to monitor international phone calls between terrorists considering the fact that it was a liberal Democrat judge that prevented the FBI from being able to look on Moussaoui's hard drive and read the Al Qaeda 9/11(2001) plan in detail before the attack. So, it's your fault there was a war at all, dufus.

Now, back to the issue:

Where are you going to get the money from to pay for Obama's government?

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#832195 Jan 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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You still haven't answered the question.
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
To answer this question, you have to tell us where the money will come from to pay for Obama's government, dufus.
The same place Bush got his.
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#832196 Jan 2, 2013
Fiscal Cliff????

Nothing to cut?????

Wait!

Evil Rich Romney! We need to study the correlation between rich and poor...and

Drinking water!

"Water safety and inequality in access to drinking-water between rich and poor households"

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23276231
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#832197 Jan 2, 2013
The Sandy storm relief bill includes $150 million for Alaskan fisheries and $2 million for roof repair at the Smithsonian Institute.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#832198 Jan 2, 2013
The only choice wrote:
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Carter has done a number of good works that go largely unnoticed in America, but he's recognized on the world stage.
Because Carter is actually a DECENT, Ethical human being with an actual brain-not an in disguise, regimist commie propagandist!!!

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#832199 Jan 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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50 - 49. Now that's a "wide margin" in your world? I suppose you don't know what the definition of "is" is, either.
The next time your orbit comes close to Earth, try to get at least one foot on the planet, dufus.
OBama 65,367,939 51% 332 electoral votes

Rmoney 60,707,106 47% 206 electoral votes

Margin of victory over 4.6 million votes!!

Considering Busj lost to Gore by 500,000 votes in 2000, yes, it was a very solid victory.

What happened to your boy, Rmoney??

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Back to the birfer thread for you, Dweeb.

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(I like how you made an ass of yourself about our becoming a top energy producer in a few years.)

All while you spoke of nonsense off the CA coast!! You were unaware of the Williston Basin!!

You're a poseur!!

I'm lovin' kicking yer azz all around Topix!!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#832200 Jan 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Can This Party Be Saved?
We Republicans cherish the free market. So now might be the right time to start listening to it. Our party has lost the popular vote in five of the past six presidential elections. That is 20 years of “no, thanks” from the American people. Only basketball’s Washington Generals, who are paid to lose to the Harlem Globetrotters, can exceed that losing record, and by only four years (1971–95).
The worst error politicians can make is to spin themselves. It’s time for the GOP to face the hard truth, no matter how painful. The Republican brand is dying, many of our strategists are incompetent, and we still design campaigns to prevail in the America of 25 years ago.
Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2012/11/28/can-this...
Give us the spin on where teh money is going to come from to pay for Obama's government.
So far, nobody in the world has been able to answer that question.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#832201 Jan 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The payroll tax holiday was a bad idea to begin with, just like one-time rebates.
And "cars for clunkers."
What a WASTE of REALITY (BUDGET) transportation that program was!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#832202 Jan 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The same place Bush got his.
To answer this question, you have to tell us where the money will come from to pay for Obama's government, dufus.

Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government? Somebody has to pay. Who is going to have to pay for Obama's government?
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#832203 Jan 2, 2013
Fiscal Cliff????

Nothing to cut???

NIH paper dealing with...

"Sexual Violence Towards Married Women in Bangladesh."

Did we really need this?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23254953
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#832204 Jan 2, 2013
it's an odd moment in time....

Cuomo Again Slams House Over Sandy Aid, Praises King

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/c...

the incompetence of the current GOP leadership is going to force us into bipartisanship.
Homer

Effort, PA

#832205 Jan 2, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Today's the 2nd Homer. DUH.
Very good. FYI tomorrow is the 3rd.

Try reciting the alphabet next, after that we'll move on to some harder stuff.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#832206 Jan 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Give us the spin on where teh money is going to come from to pay for Obama's government.
So far, nobody in the world has been able to answer that question.
nothing new today?

no doubt.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#832207 Jan 2, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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OBama 65,367,939 51% 332 electoral votes
Rmoney 60,707,106 47% 206 electoral votes
Margin of victory over 4.6 million votes!!
Considering Busj lost to Gore by 500,000 votes in 2000, yes, it was a very solid victory.
What happened to your boy, Rmoney??
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Back to the birfer thread for you, Dweeb.
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(I like how you made an ass of yourself about our becoming a top energy producer in a few years.)
All while you spoke of nonsense off the CA coast!! You were unaware of the Williston Basin!!
You're a poseur!!
I'm lovin' kicking yer azz all around Topix!!
Romney called-he said tell you entitleMENTALtic types-- aint none o "yo" money involved. TOO BAD for YOU.

Get used to it.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#832208 Jan 2, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>what do you think i am, the White House Chief Chef or something?
Do you like oysters? Got just the guy for ya..just wear a life jacket.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#832209 Jan 2, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
OBama 65,367,939 51% 332 electoral votes
Rmoney 60,707,106 47% 206 electoral votes
Margin of victory over 4.6 million votes!!
Considering Busj lost to Gore by 500,000 votes in 2000, yes, it was a very solid victory.
What happened to your boy, Rmoney??
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Back to the birfer thread for you, Dweeb.
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(I like how you made an ass of yourself about our becoming a top energy producer in a few years.)
All while you spoke of nonsense off the CA coast!! You were unaware of the Williston Basin!!
You're a poseur!!
I'm lovin' kicking yer azz all around Topix!!
I suppose that's counting all the (documented, but not all) precincts where, out of tens of thousands of votes cast, not one person hit the wrong button by mistake. You do know that's an impossibility, right?
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#832210 Jan 2, 2013
Fiscal Cliff?

Nothing to cut...

at the good ole NIH....

"Misbehaviour in Pony Club horses: Incidence and risk factors."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23237295
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#832211 Jan 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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To answer this question, you have to tell us where the money will come from to pay for Obama's government, dufus.
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government? Somebody has to pay. Who is going to have to pay for Obama's government?
Let's take it outa he base!!!!!!

Start PAYING what you OWE-entitleMENTAL fweeriders!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#832212 Jan 2, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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It's the diabetes.
I'll bet on it. Carol's mood swings are directly related to her blood sugar level.
When it's low, she's mean as a junkyard dog, blaming Obama for everything.
When it's normal, she's Christian Carol, telling all how she blames both sides for the problems.
When her blood sugar is high, she goes off on her 'history lessons'!!LOL
It is much like being bipolar. She may be that, also.
So, more belligerent at certain times but stupid as fk at all times?

Hah!

Seems too that she's developed a case of insomnia.

Pity the fool(s) that married her.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#832213 Jan 2, 2013
Fox's Kilmeade Asks If "We Could See Riots In The Streets" As A Result Of Tax Deal

http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/01/02/foxs...

what? a couple hundred tea baggers?

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