Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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Since: Dec 08

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#838742 Jan 13, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Pill Taker!! That's funny.
Good explanation for your stupidity with these assinine posts!!
Don't read it!

Jump off a cliff!

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#838743 Jan 13, 2013
On a roll!

Liberals protect us from...

Killer umbrellas!

Legislate them today!

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/previous_seas...
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#838745 Jan 13, 2013
carol wrote:
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They may be valid but does not represent where most Americans live. Most Americans have long ago moved past keeping racism in the forefront.
It's Obama and the liberals who keep bringing it up and, in the process, have done more to make it worse than to heal any residual racial divide.
So why do they do that? For what purpose other than to create more derisiveness on the issue and for no other reason than personal and political gain?
I'd really like to know.
First sentence is not true; President Carter said it well: the election of a black man as President has brought what was a simmering cauldron of racism to a rolling boil.
Why shouldn't we talk about it?
Why shouldn't they talk about it?
It's only through awareness that people can learn
You want people to pretend it doesn't exist?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#838746 Jan 13, 2013
Ted Cruz and the 47 Percent

“For anyone who is a fan of limited government, for anyone who is a fiscal conservative and economic conservative, November 6, 2012, was an ugly, ugly day,” said Ted Cruz, the new United States senator, during his speech at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s biennial policy orientation.

With the legislature largely quiet on its second day of the 83rd session, the speech was the biggest political event in Austin today. Cruz has been touted as a rising star in the Republican Party for several years, and national conservatives saw his election as one of the few bright spots for the GOP last year—a view that the Texas audience, which greeted Cruz with a standing ovation, clearly shared. Yet Cruz had some critical words for his party, and his message, which he’s calling “opportunity conservatism,” that marks a shift in tone for Texas Republicans, if not in policy implications.

Cruz started the speech by explaining that he disagreed with accounts of the November elections that concluded that Republicans had been too extreme, or that the American people had given up on conservatism as a concept. In fact, he added, more than half of voters, in exit polls, had said that government was doing too much. His explanation was that Republicans had simply come up short.“Margaret Thatcher famously said,‘first you win the argument, then you win the vote,” he said.“Republicans did neither.” He continued:“If you want to sum up what was wrong with the election, it was ‘47 percent.’”

This is a diagnosis that Cruz has given before, notably in an op-ed in the Washington Post last week. In his view, Democrats have made the case that the United States is divided between the haves and the have-nots, and that the Republicans are the party of the plutocrats. Not only have Republicans failed to contest that, they’ve occasionally seemed to agree with it; that’s what happened with Mitt Romney’s now-notorious comments, at a fundraiser, that 47 percent of Americans pay no federal income tax and therefore expect government to help take care of them. In his speech, Cruz took pains to say that he didn’t think Romney meant it the way it came out; people are bound to bungle some of the things they say. But the comments nonetheless corroborated suspicions about Republicans, and sealed the party’s fate, at least for 2012.

http://www.tmdailypost.com/article/politics/t...
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#838747 Jan 13, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Wall Street and Main Street businessmen may not subscribe to "Ann Rand on Medicare" philosophy.
Republicans remain divided and losing business support.
Immigration reform may drag the GOP along?
Miss fred's daily Kenya stuff :-)
Hey Lincoln, why were you planning on driving all the freed slaves to Central America? Been curious about that one for awhile.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#838748 Jan 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Yep, lets build a pipeline so Canada can get their oil to a port. Ever wonder why they didn't build a pipeline across Canada?
No. The geography makes it obvious.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#838749 Jan 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Yep, lets build a pipeline so Canada can get their oil to a port. Ever wonder why they didn't build a pipeline across Canada?
By the way, dumbass Dave, getting oil from our 51st state is just as good from the standpoint of national security as getting it from the other 57.

Now, if only we could eliminate union obstacles so that Alaskan oil could be shipped to the West Coast.

Since: Aug 10

Buffalo, NY

#838750 Jan 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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By the way, dumbass Dave, getting oil from our 51st state is just as good from the standpoint of national security as getting it from the other 57.
Now, if only we could eliminate union obstacles so that Alaskan oil could be shipped to the West Coast.
unions prevent oil from shipping to the west coast? Please, provide a source for that, I would love to read about it?

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#838751 Jan 13, 2013
Plce in 'obvious file'...

"Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel attributes the rise in homicides, in part, to the broader problem of illegal guns on the street"

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/chic...

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#838753 Jan 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Ted Cruz and the 47 Percent
“For anyone who is a fan of limited government, for anyone who is a fiscal conservative and economic conservative, November 6, 2012, was an ugly, ugly day,” said Ted Cruz, the new United States senator, during his speech at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s biennial policy orientation.
With the legislature largely quiet on its second day of the 83rd session, the speech was the biggest political event in Austin today. Cruz has been touted as a rising star in the Republican Party for several years, and national conservatives saw his election as one of the few bright spots for the GOP last year—a view that the Texas audience, which greeted Cruz with a standing ovation, clearly shared. Yet Cruz had some critical words for his party, and his message, which he’s calling “opportunity conservatism,” that marks a shift in tone for Texas Republicans, if not in policy implications.
Cruz started the speech by explaining that he disagreed with accounts of the November elections that concluded that Republicans had been too extreme, or that the American people had given up on conservatism as a concept. In fact, he added, more than half of voters, in exit polls, had said that government was doing too much. His explanation was that Republicans had simply come up short.“Margaret Thatcher famously said,‘first you win the argument, then you win the vote,” he said.“Republicans did neither.” He continued:“If you want to sum up what was wrong with the election, it was ‘47 percent.’”
This is a diagnosis that Cruz has given before, notably in an op-ed in the Washington Post last week. In his view, Democrats have made the case that the United States is divided between the haves and the have-nots, and that the Republicans are the party of the plutocrats. Not only have Republicans failed to contest that, they’ve occasionally seemed to agree with it; that’s what happened with Mitt Romney’s now-notorious comments, at a fundraiser, that 47 percent of Americans pay no federal income tax and therefore expect government to help take care of them. In his speech, Cruz took pains to say that he didn’t think Romney meant it the way it came out; people are bound to bungle some of the things they say. But the comments nonetheless corroborated suspicions about Republicans, and sealed the party’s fate, at least for 2012.
http://www.tmdailypost.com/article/politics/t...
47 percent...in action!

"Section 8 housing voucher distribution canceled after thousands waiting in line get out of control"

"Several people were arrested. The rest were sent home. Today's distribution has been canceled and will be rescheduled."

http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/wayne_cou...

you should have a booth set up and provide free tv's at these thing...help out the poor!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#838754 Jan 13, 2013
FFS- wrote:
<quoted text>unions prevent oil from shipping to the west coast? Please, provide a source for that, I would love to read about it?
You are correct with respect to Alaskan oil, the export of which to foreign ports was prohibited in 1977 under the Alaska Pipeline enabling legislation.

However, the Jones Act prohibits the use of foreign flag vessels between Alaska and the US West Coast for all other shipping, increasing costs for Alaska residents and businesses.
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#838755 Jan 13, 2013
killtaker wrote:
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47 percent...in action!
"Section 8 housing voucher distribution canceled after thousands waiting in line get out of control"
"Several people were arrested. The rest were sent home. Today's distribution has been canceled and will be rescheduled."
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/wayne_cou...
you should have a booth set up and provide free tv's at these thing...help out the poor!
Not surprising in the least.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#838756 Jan 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Ted Cruz and the 47 Percent
“For anyone who is a fan of limited government, for anyone who is a fiscal conservative and economic conservative, November 6, 2012, was an ugly, ugly day,” said Ted Cruz, the new United States senator, during his speech at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s biennial policy orientation.
With the legislature largely quiet on its second day of the 83rd session, the speech was the biggest political event in Austin today. Cruz has been touted as a rising star in the Republican Party for several years, and national conservatives saw his election as one of the few bright spots for the GOP last year—a view that the Texas audience, which greeted Cruz with a standing ovation, clearly shared. Yet Cruz had some critical words for his party, and his message, which he’s calling “opportunity conservatism,” that marks a shift in tone for Texas Republicans, if not in policy implications.
Cruz started the speech by explaining that he disagreed with accounts of the November elections that concluded that Republicans had been too extreme, or that the American people had given up on conservatism as a concept. In fact, he added, more than half of voters, in exit polls, had said that government was doing too much. His explanation was that Republicans had simply come up short.“Margaret Thatcher famously said,‘first you win the argument, then you win the vote,” he said.“Republicans did neither.” He continued:“If you want to sum up what was wrong with the election, it was ‘47 percent.’”
This is a diagnosis that Cruz has given before, notably in an op-ed in the Washington Post last week. In his view, Democrats have made the case that the United States is divided between the haves and the have-nots, and that the Republicans are the party of the plutocrats. Not only have Republicans failed to contest that, they’ve occasionally seemed to agree with it; that’s what happened with Mitt Romney’s now-notorious comments, at a fundraiser, that 47 percent of Americans pay no federal income tax and therefore expect government to help take care of them. In his speech, Cruz took pains to say that he didn’t think Romney meant it the way it came out; people are bound to bungle some of the things they say. But the comments nonetheless corroborated suspicions about Republicans, and sealed the party’s fate, at least for 2012.
http://www.tmdailypost.com/article/politics/t...
47 percenters...

Sec 8 homies!

"...Janikowski merged his computer map of crime patterns with Betts’s map of Section8 rentals. Where Janikowski saw a bunny rabbit, Betts saw a sideways horseshoe (“He has a better imagination,” she said). Otherwise, the match was near-perfect. On the merged map, dense violent-crime areas are shaded dark blue, and Section8 addresses are represented by little red dots. All of the dark-blue areas are covered in little red dots, like bursts of gunfire. The rest of the city has almost no dots."

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2...

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#838757 Jan 13, 2013
killtaker wrote:
On a roll!
Liberals protect us from...
Killer umbrellas!
Legislate them today!
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/previous_seas...
These stupid posts are killing me.

Ban stupid redundant posts.
carol

Orlando, FL

#838758 Jan 13, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>What's this??? Another real Carol Classic?
A debil classic.
carol

Orlando, FL

#838759 Jan 13, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Tenzing is just contrary for the sake of being a contrarian. Period.
Tell him the sky is Blue and he'll talk about Martian Atmosphere, LA Smog and Red Sunsets after Pompeii erupted.
He does dog tricks, too:>
Now that's funny. And so true.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#838760 Jan 13, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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These stupid posts are killing me.
Ban stupid redundant posts.
Don't read...

Jump off a Cliff!

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#838761 Jan 13, 2013
maddmaxx7 wrote:
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You drunken, unemployed, uneducated fleabagger, no where have I even mentioned assault weapons, so wtf are you babbling about?
I happen to be in favor of new restrictions on the capacity of guns.
So we can assume that you ARE in favor of banning assault weapons. Or is this just a rambling rant from a drunken, unemployed, uneducated tea bagger moron?
carol

Orlando, FL

#838762 Jan 13, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Speaking of mandates, Bush won the 2004 race with 3.6 million more votes than Kerry.
Obama recieved 5 million more votes than Rmoney.
Put another way,Obama recieved 5 million more votes in 2012 than Bush had in 2004!!
65 Million for Obama's mandate.
59.2 million for Bush's mandate.
Kerry recieved 55.7 million votes. The margin for Bush was 3.6 million votes.
Yet Bush claimed a mandate.
"CNN host Tucker Carlson, co-host of CNN's Crossfire: "[N]obody has done it since 1988. The president wins reelection with a majority of the vote. It is a mandate. What will he do with it now?[CNN, Crossfire, 11/3/04]"
Funny how your side measures mandates!!
Obama beat Rmoney by 5 million votes, recieved more votes than Bush vs Kerry.
If Bush had a mandate, as he claimed, Obama has a double mandate!!
You're not very good at this, ya know.
You look stupid when you claim Obama didn't win a mandate.
You may have a point.

Difference being Bush didn't represent only those who pushed him over the top.
Lincoln

United States

#838763 Jan 13, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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First sentence is not true; President Carter said it well: the election of a black man as President has brought what was a simmering cauldron of racism to a rolling boil.
Why shouldn't we talk about it?
Why shouldn't they talk about it?
It's only through awareness that people can learn
You want people to pretend it doesn't exist?
too many people pretending to be Carol.
Republicans seems divided, confused and don't know which way to turn

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