Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1276647 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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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#834067 Jan 5, 2013
Nj raider 1 wrote:
I don't think these people are upset about the presidents reelection as much as how he was reelected. It was their children (young white kids 18 to 25) that actually was the driving force to push the president over the top. These folks thought his victory in"08 was a fluke. Now reality has hit & hit hard, we begin to hear all their bullshit excuses. Oh he's hiding something because he won't show his college transcript. Americans died in benghazi & he lied, blah, blah, blah. As I stated before", a bunch of bullshit"! Their little hearts are broken because their children didn't grow up to be the racist they are & their parents were. Get over it, the man won fair & square & for next 4yrs, the President of The United States of America!
Let us hope that when these sick racists die off that their hate is buried with them. Racism is a learned behavior. Hopefully the young people will choose to reject their parents ignorance.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#834068 Jan 5, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Half a million people killed in the Sudan and nary a peep from our resident bleeding heart.
You realize the Russians are still packing political prisoners off to gulags don't you? When are we gonna bomb them?
Carol's the resident bleeding heart?

Since: Dec 12

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#834070 Jan 5, 2013
carol wrote:
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We can only speak for ourselves, but I would have gladly given my own life to save one Iraqi child from Saddam's rape rooms. If my daughter felt that getting rid of this kind of evil in the world was a noble cause, I would be proud. If she didn't but was deployed there and killed anyway, I'm sure I would have mixed feelings as any parent would. But, in the end, I would still be proud because she didn't die in vain. Saddam is no longer a threat and a clear and present danger to civilization.
I am just as proud of all those who gave their lives as well as their families and their sacrifice.
It's too soon to tell if the cost was worth it - in both blood and treasure. It's been only about 5 years since the end of the surge. Iraqis are still trying to settle into their new life and it's not an easy transition.
If you read a variety of sources to get a complete picture of how Iraqis feel now, you will get a mixed response.
However, from my own research, the overriding concensus is that most Iraqis believe their country will heal and their economy will thrive again.
Again, it's too soon to know. Germany and Japan didn't heal overnight, but if you asked Germans today if it was worth the cost to rid Hitler of the world, more than likely they would unanimously say it was.
History will be the judge. But it will be years from now. For now, we can only hope it was the right and noble thing to do. There are no crystal balls.
More died as a result of our invasion than died at the hand of Saddam so who's the bad guy here?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#834071 Jan 5, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>I have no clue what you mean about cheerleaders, most of your links are opinion pieces from one extreme or the other.
The body count in the Sryian civil war stands at about 41,000 during the past two years with up to two thirds of them civilians.
Syria's two major allies are Russia and Iran meaning that there is no room for any US involvement without unpleasant consequences.
We are providing a small amount of support to our ally Turkey in the form of some patriot missile batteries and humanitarian aid for refugee camps forming along the border with Syria.
It's hard to find an accurate civilian body count for the war in Iraq because the Pentagon didn't start tracking civilian casualties until year two but it's well in excess of 100,000 dead.
Additionally Iraq remains a murderous hell hole. Iraq was a huge waste of time, money and American lives.
I think the number is well over 100,000; not to mention all of the wounded and birth defects caused by white phosphorous.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#834072 Jan 5, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
We can only speak for ourselves, but I would have gladly given my own life to save one Iraqi child from Saddam's rape rooms. If my daughter felt that getting rid of this kind of evil in the world was a noble cause, I would be proud. If she didn't but was deployed there and killed anyway, I'm sure I would have mixed feelings as any parent would. But, in the end, I would still be proud because she didn't die in vain. Saddam is no longer a threat and a clear and present danger to civilization.
I am just as proud of all those who gave their lives as well as their families and their sacrifice.
It's too soon to tell if the cost was worth it - in both blood and treasure. It's been only about 5 years since the end of the surge. Iraqis are still trying to settle into their new life and it's not an easy transition.
If you read a variety of sources to get a complete picture of how Iraqis feel now, you will get a mixed response.
However, from my own research, the overriding concensus is that most Iraqis believe their country will heal and their economy will thrive again.
Again, it's too soon to know. Germany and Japan didn't heal overnight, but if you asked Germans today if it was worth the cost to rid Hitler of the world, more than likely they would unanimously say it was.
History will be the judge. But it will be years from now. For now, we can only hope it was the right and noble thing to do. There are no crystal balls.
Rape's vast toll in Iraq war remains largely ignored

Rape is a common weapon of any war; no one knows how many Iraqi women have been raped since the war began in 2003. Most crimes against women "are not reported because of stigma, fear of retaliation, or lack of confidence in the police," MADRE, an international women's rights group, wrote in its 2007 report about violence against women in Iraq. Some women, like Khalida, are raped by Iraqi security forces. A 2005 report published by the Iraqi National Association for Human Rights found that women held in Interior Ministry detention centers endure "systematic rape by the investigators."

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/20...

FOXbots: the blind leading the blind.

Since: Dec 12

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#834073 Jan 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Carol's the resident bleeding heart?
According to her, she's pretty selective about who she weeps for though. Appears to have something to do with their religion or the color of their skin.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#834074 Jan 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Let us hope that when these sick racists die off that their hate is buried with them. Racism is a learned behavior. Hopefully the young people will choose to reject their parents ignorance.
Airhead lily loves the race card. Democrat Robert KKK Byrd the clansman already died lily. Who called Obama a "light skinned NEGRO with no NEGRO dialect" lily?

Democrat Senate Majorty Leader: Harry Reid

Yes, as you say,

Let us hope that when these sick DEMOCRAT racists die off that their hate is buried with them.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#834076 Jan 5, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Half a million people killed in the Sudan and nary a peep from our resident bleeding heart.
You realize the Russians are still packing political prisoners off to gulags don't you? When are we gonna bomb them?
The Sudanese government has resisted UN intervention. However, I personally feel that peace-keeping nations should have intervened in Darfur a long time ago...like four presidents ago.

Political prisoners are imprisoned across the globe and sometimes in the worst of human conditions. But Putin, as far as I know, hasn't killed his own people with chemical weapons or buried them in mass graves.

My question to you is why hasn't the UN been more involved in these atrocities and intervening with the force of world leaders behind their efforts? What exactly is their purpose?

When I was watching the movie "Hotel Rwanda" years ago, my heart broke when people were begging for Clinton to intervene and nothing was done.

There are many things I don't understand in this world.

Since: Dec 12

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#834078 Jan 5, 2013
carol wrote:
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The Sudanese government has resisted UN intervention. However, I personally feel that peace-keeping nations should have intervened in Darfur a long time ago...like four presidents ago.
Political prisoners are imprisoned across the globe and sometimes in the worst of human conditions. But Putin, as far as I know, hasn't killed his own people with chemical weapons or buried them in mass graves.
My question to you is why hasn't the UN been more involved in these atrocities and intervening with the force of world leaders behind their efforts? What exactly is their purpose?
When I was watching the movie "Hotel Rwanda" years ago, my heart broke when people were begging for Clinton to intervene and nothing was done.
There are many things I don't understand in this world.
In 2003 the Iraqi government resisted UN intervention too.
carol

Orlando, FL

#834079 Jan 5, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>I have no clue what you mean about cheerleaders, most of your links are opinion pieces from one extreme or the other.
The body count in the Sryian civil war stands at about 41,000 during the past two years with up to two thirds of them civilians.
Syria's two major allies are Russia and Iran meaning that there is no room for any US involvement without unpleasant consequences.
We are providing a small amount of support to our ally Turkey in the form of some patriot missile batteries and humanitarian aid for refugee camps forming along the border with Syria.
It's hard to find an accurate civilian body count for the war in Iraq because the Pentagon didn't start tracking civilian casualties until year two but it's well in excess of 100,000 dead.
Additionally Iraq remains a murderous hell hole. Iraq was a huge waste of time, money and American lives.
The headlines I posted specifically in reference to the "fiscal cliff" were ABC, NBC and CBS.

CBS has become more like the water boy, but NBC and ABC are definitely still the captains of the Team Obama squad.

As for knowing if the Iraq War was a huge waste of time, lives and money, we won't know that for many years to come.

The longer we ignore atrocities, however, the closer it gets to our own backyard.

I believe that very strongly.

However, we comitted a few ourselves in Germany at the end of WWII dropping fire bombs on innocent people, our treatment of Native Americans and, of course, our complacency and inaction to end slavery for 100 years.

It's because of that, I still hold the conviction we could very well be reaping what we have sown.
carol

Orlando, FL

#834080 Jan 5, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
More died as a result of our invasion than died at the hand of Saddam so who's the bad guy here?
Think that's pretty much the statistics from any war. It's the generations who follow who reap the benefits of being free from tyranny.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#834081 Jan 5, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
Waxturd, going round and round, the turd that just wont flush. Keep circling that bowl WAXTURD!!!!
Whoa folks, wait a minute here. I rarely log on to Topix anymore (too tedious), but I DID read a few pages of this forum.
I am a Topix old timer, having been a posting veteran since 2007. "WAXMAN"/"OLD GOOBER", aka WAXBALLS/TURDS, and "JEB" are a bi-racial gay COUPLE that live together in CT. "JEB" is anglo (but pathetically tries really hard to sound urban & tough), while WAXTURDS(the SOCIOPATHIC-PSYCHO -RACIST) is black.
They have been notorious trolls on the gay sites for a long time, and it was in the earlier days of Topix (when they had actual profiles w/pics) that they outed themselves. They usually get on Topix at the same time sharing their ignorance at the same time.
Given as they look like a cross between barnyard hogs and Ooompa Loompas from Willie Wonka, they were usually laughed out of the forum (or just ignored).
I am really finding it hard to believe some are legitimately debating with these intellectual lightweight, ID CHANGING, ID STEALING KNUCKLE DRAGGING, CROSS DRESSING TOPIX TROLL CLOSET CASES.
Good morning freak. Looks like you have made more friends on this thread. I see you have plenty of peanuts and it's not me doing it.

ROFLMAO!!!!

Got life?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#834082 Jan 5, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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That's the prickly side of all these licenses, laws, and regulations, you can have no expectation of privacy when you submit information to a government of the people, for the people, and by the people.
We have become a voyeuristic society that thinks we have the right to know everything; neighbors spying on neighbors, looking up info on everyone they meet; the latest news here: a $100 bonus to report an impaired driver. Soon there will be a law against texting and driving; another reason for the police to pull people over. It's sickening.
Regarding the gun owners info being published; who does that serve?
It's like a roadmap for the gun thieves.

“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#834083 Jan 5, 2013
Nj raider 1 wrote:
I don't think these people are upset about the presidents reelection as much as how he was reelected. It was their children (young white kids 18 to 25) that actually was the driving force to push the president over the top. These folks thought his victory in"08 was a fluke. Now reality has hit & hit hard, we begin to hear all their bullshit excuses. Oh he's hiding something because he won't show his college transcript. Americans died in benghazi & he lied, blah, blah, blah. As I stated before", a bunch of bullshit"! Their little hearts are broken because their children didn't grow up to be the racist they are & their parents were. Get over it, the man won fair & square & for next 4yrs, the President of The United States of America!
a treasonous bastard is a treasonous bastard no matter what color his skin is and obama is a treasonous bastard.the problem is libs have redefined the term racist to include everyone that disagrees with them, then consider all who dare disagree to be racist and hate them all regaurdless of color. Is there a word or term that defines your type of hate?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#834084 Jan 5, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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In 2003 the Iraqi government resisted UN intervention too.
Off topic: Sessions was a good movie, Helen Hunt

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#834085 Jan 5, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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Airhead lily loves the race card. Democrat Robert KKK Byrd the clansman already died lily. Who called Obama a "light skinned NEGRO with no NEGRO dialect" lily?
Democrat Senate Majorty Leader: Harry Reid
Yes, as you say,
Let us hope that when these sick DEMOCRAT racists die off that their hate is buried with them.
Waxturd you're back! I saw all the judge-its so I knew it was you/goober....
How's the therapy going?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#834087 Jan 5, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
The Sudanese government has resisted UN intervention. However, I personally feel that peace-keeping nations should have intervened in Darfur a long time ago...like four presidents ago.
Political prisoners are imprisoned across the globe and sometimes in the worst of human conditions. But Putin, as far as I know, hasn't killed his own people with chemical weapons or buried them in mass graves.
My question to you is why hasn't the UN been more involved in these atrocities and intervening with the force of world leaders behind their efforts? What exactly is their purpose?
When I was watching the movie "Hotel Rwanda" years ago, my heart broke when people were begging for Clinton to intervene and nothing was done.
There are many things I don't understand in this world.
No one gives a damn about poor blacks in Africa, unless theres something to gain, like oil

Chechnya 2008

Read about Micael Kodorovsky and Alexander Litivenko

You're pretty naive

“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#834088 Jan 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Let us hope that when these sick racists die off that their hate is buried with them. Racism is a learned behavior. Hopefully the young people will choose to reject their parents ignorance.
do you consider the blacks that disagree with your views as racist as well, or is there another word you use to show your hate for them?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#834089 Jan 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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We have become a voyeuristic society that thinks we have the right to know everything; neighbors spying on neighbors, looking up info on everyone they meet; the latest news here: a $100 bonus to report an impaired driver. Soon there will be a law against texting and driving; another reason for the police to pull people over. It's sickening.
Regarding the gun owners info being published; who does that serve?
It's like a roadmap for the gun thieves.
Indiana Distracted Driving Laws

1. Ban on all cell phone use (handheld and hands-free) for novice drivers (Primary Law).

2. Ban on texting for all drivers (Primary Law)

http://www.distracteddrivinghelp.com/indiana-...
carol

Orlando, FL

#834091 Jan 5, 2013
carol wrote:
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It's because of that, I still hold the conviction we could very well be reaping what we have sown.
Just to follow up on that statement, I also believe this country has done more good in the world than bad to make it a better place.

But I'm also glad this old world isn't my home. Too much strife and suffering. Who really would want to live here forever?

I saw a documentary last night called "Happy" about how people live all over the world and what really makes all of us happy.

It was amazing to see how much we have in common with even the poorest among us when it comes to the most important things.

If anyone gets a chance to see it, it's worth watching.

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