Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232311 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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brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835357 Jan 8, 2013
Commander-in-Chief as strange as it sounds AlQaeda seems to want a fight with me and I will give them one. Other countries have been attacked and they know I love the United States of America and they attacked here. Message was it's all about you so I have no choice but to fight. They picked the wrong person to bully. I would be honored to serve you if I have to be a mercenary. I would have joined French Freedom Fighters but Uncle Sam motioned for me. I figured you would enjoy rounding up a possee for the Badlands. Bush said one thing that stuck out hate and anger never solved anything. I have good references ask William Jefferson Clinton. Whiskey Lullaby is good song, Best Wishes. GF008 Safer World 2013.
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835358 Jan 8, 2013
Ask whose idea it was to put CIA in New York for safety concerns. GF008 Safer Wirld 2013 What is Bengazi suspect being set free for? Unusual. Gf008 Safer World 2013 Joe Namath drunk and is in the Hall of Fame. Tunisia what is your problem?
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835359 Jan 8, 2013
Message was 400 protesters disguised in New York were arrested in 2001 also said to ask about engineer number four's health to start prison uprising by ALQaeda. Indiana train wreck stolen Tennessee FBI badges were used. Safer World 2013 GF008
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835360 Jan 8, 2013
Great Britian likes Karzai he showed Love Letters and Roses Message was a good one helped romance novels. LOL Gf008 Safer World 2013
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835361 Jan 8, 2013
I suspicion I ran into AlQaeda ops in Bluefield Va 2001 New Years Party I wore Uncle Sam hat, Bristol Va weather man has pictures regular news agency laughed.Message was they were coming after me leaving abandonedd gas wells and vehicles in Southwest Va. GF008 Safer World 2013
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835362 Jan 8, 2013
Mr. Nash was male gay guy and Miss. Roberts was ugly woman I proposed to in January 2001. Iwas drunk and joined U.S> military to escape marriage. GF008 Safer World 2013 Miss Roberts said she was member of Dixie Chicks I was drunk did not know. Safer World 2013 GF008
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835363 Jan 8, 2013
Miss Roberts had burnt cross made of cherry wood said grandchildren made this. Stated had relatives in country music with green eyes. Bluefield was mine and Elvises enlistment centers. One black haired ugly male had flatulance problems. GF008 Safer World 2013

Conway, AR

#835364 Jan 8, 2013
cway wrote:
You say you gave a five-star general a left-handed salute.
Problem is, the last five-star general was Eisenhower.
Once again, how old are you?
What was Omar Bradley's rank when he died?
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835365 Jan 8, 2013
AlQaeda suspects left in dark green Dodge Shadow with WV liscense plates. Witnesses stated only harmless hillbillies. Mr. Nash said flew from California three stated had found tenor voice as they sang Amazing Grace to me. Mr. Nash had scar under Adams Apple about 3 inches long said was voice operation. Black haired suspect had pictures of him on stage at Grand Old Opry also stated were in front row of Dale Earnhart fatal crash stood up. GF008 Safer World 2013

Indianapolis, IN

#835366 Jan 8, 2013
Tea Party Hits Record Level Of Unpopularity In Public Opinion Poll

The Tea Party is more unpopular than ever before, according to a Rasmussen poll released Monday, with just three in 10 voters holding favorable views of the movement. Half of respondents said they view the party unfavorably.

Those numbers represent a considerable dive in support since the Tea Party's heyday in 2009, when a majority of voters rated it favorably.

Many of the Senate challengers with Tea Party backing were defeated in 2012, and the movement suffered another PR blow after a falling out among the leadership of the Tea Party group FreedomWorks.

Although most members of the House's Tea Party Caucus were reelected in November, the group had some high-profile losses, including the defeats of former Reps. Joe Walsh and Allen West. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), the chairwoman of the House Tea Party Caucus, barely retained her seat.

The movement is now widely seen by the public as declining, according to the Rasmussen poll -- 56 percent of voters said the Tea Party became less influential over the past year, and just 8 percent said they identified as part of the Tea Party movement.

FOX viewership at 8%.

though i'm not even sure that's right. how many nutjobs showed up at the last 'rally'?
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835368 Jan 8, 2013
AlQaeda suspects offered me a job carrying beer to Dolly Pardon backstage. Said meet them in Johnson City Tennesse I did not go. GF008 Safer World 2013
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835369 Jan 8, 2013
I was hoping I could have better relations with Obama Adminstration than previous administration. I feel President Obama has better sense of humour. By the way I have seen classified photo of BIN Laden dead bullet wound over left eye. He sleeps with the fishes. GF008 Safer World 2013

Emporia, VA

#835370 Jan 8, 2013
brown eyes wrote:
NATO I want those thugs responsible for BenGazi attack hunted down and held responsible. ALQaeda on your trail it's High Noon time for AlQaeda throughout the world. Safer World 2013
The responsible party is obama and company .
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835371 Jan 8, 2013
I sold machette to room 6 Jerry Davis apartment occupant long ago also gave USMC sword to Fort Bragg North Carolina family member. GF008 Safer World 2013


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#835372 Jan 8, 2013
CROWDED GALAXY: Milky Way May Contain 18 Billion Earth-Sized Planets

Indianapolis, IN

#835373 Jan 8, 2013
According to various reports, Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel for defense secretary. Beinart puts the nomination in context:

What makes Hagel so important, and so threatening to the Republican foreign-policy elite, is that he is one of the few prominent Republican-aligned politicians and commentators (George Will and Francis Fukuyama are others, but such voices are rare) who was intellectually changed by Iraq. And Hagel was changed, in large measure, because he bore within him intellectual (and physical) scar tissue from Vietnam. As my former colleague John Judis captured brilliantly in a 2007 New Republic profile, the Iraq War sparked something visceral in Hagel, as the former Vietnam rifleman realized that, once again, detached and self-interested elites were sending working-class kids like himself to die in a war they couldn’t honestly defend.

To my mind, this is his core qualification. Unlike so many of the lemmings and partisans of Washington DC, Hagel actually called out the catastrophe of the Iraq War as it happened. The neocons cannot forgive him for exposing what they wrought on the nation and the world. For good measure, he has a Purple Heart and has served in combat. Not easy to say about most of the Iraq War armchair warriors and war criminals.

Which is to say, as Chuck Todd said this morning, this nomination is about accountability for the Iraq War. All those ducking responsibility for the calamity - Abrams, Kristol, Stephens - are determined that those of us honest enough to resist, having supported in the first place, be erased from history. Or smeared as anti-Semites. Or given that epithet which impresses them but baffles me: "outside the mainstream". Rephrase that as - after initial support - being "outside the Iraq War mainstream" in DC - and you have a major reason to back him.
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835374 Jan 8, 2013
Tell Uncle Sam to ask me to step down I will obey Uncle Sam. GF008 Safer World 2013
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835376 Jan 8, 2013
Message was I was swimming with the sharks I would love to try shark meat. Not skeered Virginia style GF008 Safer World 2013
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835377 Jan 8, 2013
Richard Dawson Hogans Heroes Fox News Agency. GF008 Safer World 2013

Deltona, FL

#835378 Jan 8, 2013
Senator Rand Paul wants a gradual reduction in foreign aid to Israel, Rand says, "we can't just keep borrowing money to hand over to other nations."

No Duh!

BTW Paul's 19 year old son is a "spittin" image eh?

In other news US gives 200 armored vehicles to Lebanon.

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