Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1279025 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#841144 Jan 17, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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So your solution to this problem is to do nothing? There are millions because gun nuts want no restriction. The gun mentality of this nation is beyond insane. We have more hand guns than the next 17 nations combined, when is enough enough? We have over 3,000 children killed by guns annually, so we should do nothing about that either.
The NRA has one purpose and that is to make money, they couldn't care less about the constitution or your rights. They are heartless uncaring heathens who obstruct lie with an agenda and to gain support of the less intelligent in our society. Enter Republicans who are of the very same mold.
Obama's gun control plans are DOA in Congress.

Even Dirty Harry is opposed, will not bring a bill to the floor.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#841145 Jan 17, 2013
dem wrote:
80% of the country wants gun control.
100% of socialism scum Democrats like you are frikking lying morons.
Homer 2013

Bethlehem, PA

#841146 Jan 17, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> She was there the first time too. Seeing a seminar by Condi Rice and another by General West will be more than enough reward for standing in the cold watching the president being sworn in for the second time. Besides in her old age she can tell her great grand children she was there both times when the worst president in US history was inaugurated. LMAO!!!
Bah, she wasn't at both of Reagan's inaugurations. He set us down this path lo those many years ago, big government, deficit spending, massive debt, world's police, amnesty for illegals, corporate deregulation, demise of the middle class, etc etc etc
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#841143 Jan 17, 2013
Homer 2013 wrote:
<quoted text>Reading any of Galt's posts.
He's fos. An obvious peepee pants baby who probably has some old rifle his grandfather left him.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#841148 Jan 17, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Most all assault weapons can easily be made into automatic ones.
But that would be illegal, so prosecute the crime.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#841150 Jan 17, 2013
Republicans are threatening to impeach Obama over executive action on gun control, but many presidents have issued executive orders on gun control, including George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

First Larry Pratt went impeachment nuts and then yesterday, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) threatened that he would file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama if he uses the power of his office to address gun control.

Stockman, who must not be familiar with the Constitution or history, claimed an executive order would be “unconstitutional” and “infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms.” Stockman seems to get his news from the Daily Caller, Drudge and Fox News, because he believes,“If the president is allowed to suspend constitutional rights on his own personal whims, our free republic has effectively ceased to exist.”

President Obama hinted he might use executive action to address gun violence in his presser Monday. And then, Monday night Rep. Jackie Speier told Chris Matthews of MSNBC,“Vice President Joe Biden indicated there were some 19 areas he was able to identify that the president could take action on through executive order. He didn’t go into detail on what they might be, but suffice it to say, there will be some considered that will not require Congressional action.”

This translates in Republicanese to the demise of our Republic, also known as a Democrat not even using all of the executive power Republicans grant to their own party when they’re in power. Republicans are apparently unfamiliar with the constitutional legitimacy of using the executive office in this manner. Here are the facts:

In 1952, the Supreme Court ruled that executive orders could not make new law. Executive orders are therefore supposed to be about enforcing a current law or helping manage the enforcement of a current law. This is a matter of interpretation, and subject to argument on both sides. Whatever the President does, it will no doubt end up being challenged and argued in court (as it should be).

....But Obama could also follow George W. Bush’s example and use the “security” of the nation in order to justify just about any law he wanted to impose regarding gun safety (I’m not advocating this, but it’s worth mentioning since Republicans don’t seem to understand how their abuses of power can be used against them later).

Obama, a constitutional lawyer, appears to have used his executive power well within the law for gun regulation so far. Reuters reports,“A federal appeals court signaled on Wednesday it was prepared to uphold a regulation designed to detect the sale of semi-automatic rifles to Mexican drug cartels, one of the few gun control measures put forward so far by the Obama administration.” Republicans have also tried to defund this gun reporting regulation.

http://www.politicususa.com/presidents-bush-c...
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#841151 Jan 17, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Most all assault weapons can easily be made into automatic ones.
...which are less accurate than pipe bombs.

Most all dumb liberals post stupid remarks, Bumpass Hillbilly.
Homer 2013

Bethlehem, PA

#841152 Jan 17, 2013
Eman wrote:
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What you don't get is you don't hit 25% of your targets. Each target has a 25% chance of getting hit!
What is going to hit more targets, 100 bullets or 6? Homer says 100.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#841153 Jan 17, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> She was there the first time too. Seeing a seminar by Condi Rice and another by General West will be more than enough reward for standing in the cold watching the president being sworn in for the second time. Besides in her old age she can tell her great grand children she was there both times when the worst president in US history was inaugurated. LMAO!!!
Or, perhaps she'll be inspired by the first black President who fought for womens rights; appointed 2 women to the Supreme Court, fought for gay marriage, dismantled DADT, ended two wars, implemented universal healthcare...maybe she'll even meet and marry a black man as well. Maybe your grandchildren will be mixed race, maybe then a backward person like yourself will evolve.
The future is our young people, they're the ones who die in our wars. I only hope for her that you havent' turned her into a racist rightwing hater.
"Imagine all the people, living in harmony. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one..."

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#841154 Jan 17, 2013
Homer 2013 wrote:
<quoted text>By making the age older and older this will increase the anger towards SS and Medicare which they basically want to get rid of. And they are hoping people will die on the job before they can take advantage of either.
That was kind of the hope when ss was introduced

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#841155 Jan 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Republicans would love to face an anti-gun New Yorker with a terminal accent. Adding a traitor would be icing on the cake.
But it won't happen. The Democrats will never nominate a white male.
Let us look at it this way. If a republican president was elected and 4 years later the unemployment rate is exactly the same (7.9%), the economy had not improved, in fact was set to get much worse, would the republicans not only nominate him/her again? Much less elect him/her? I doubt it.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#841157 Jan 17, 2013
It didn’t take long for a panel of conservative women Wednesday night to begin mocking the men on their own side of the aisle.

“Is there anyone more tongue-tied than a Republican politician talking about women?” panel moderator Christina Hoff Sommers asked.

After strong support from women voters helped re-elect President Obama in November, the right-wing Independent Women’s Forum convened a panel to discuss how to bring women into the conservative fold. The four female panelists explained to a room packed with both young and older women as well as some men how the conservative movement was failing to appeal to young women. In particular, they took aim at conservative men.

Hoff Sommers, an author and American Enterprise Institute fellow known for her attacks on the feminist movement, instead saved her most pointed criticisms Wednesday night for the older, male politicians who she said were alienating young women voters.

“We have some problematic allies,” Hoff Sommers said in her opening remarks.“Conservative leaders and funders, they don’t take women’s issues seriously.”

“I’m not sure what’s worse: conservatives ignoring women’s issues, or conservatives addressing them,” she said as the audience laughed.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/01/co...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#841158 Jan 17, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Or a shoe.
I was amazed at how fast old George ducked!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#841159 Jan 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
That s not what I said.
I said if he hit 25% of your targets & shoot 100 rounds, you hit 25 people.
Try to keep up.
That's not correct either. All such statistics have variability, a standard deviation which may be very large.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#841156 Jan 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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But that would be illegal, so prosecute the crime.
The left wingnuts prefer making laws to restrict freedom instead of fixing the real problems.
Homer 2013

Bethlehem, PA

#841160 Jan 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem is squishy lefties like you making excuses for violent criminals and allowing the mentally ill to walk the streets.
The Aurora theater killer should already have been tried and executed.
Same for the Muslim Army killer.
Your thinking seems more in line with North Korea, Iran...

Old axis of evil: North Korea, Iran, Iraq

New: North Korea, Iran, John 'Nobama' Galt.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#841161 Jan 17, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Or a shoe.
You need one?
Homer 2013

Bethlehem, PA

#841163 Jan 17, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Or, perhaps she'll be inspired by the first black President who fought for womens rights; appointed 2 women to the Supreme Court, fought for gay marriage, dismantled DADT, ended two wars, implemented universal healthcare...maybe she'll even meet and marry a black man as well. Maybe your grandchildren will be mixed race, maybe then a backward person like yourself will evolve.
The future is our young people, they're the ones who die in our wars. I only hope for her that you havent' turned her into a racist rightwing hater.
"Imagine all the people, living in harmony. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one..."
That sound you heard just now was Flack having a stroke.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#841164 Jan 17, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean different color.
Even a Chicago ghetto scumbag is correct occasionally.

The facts in Chicago speak for themselves, and nobody cares, including the Chicago cops.

Thinning the herd is always beneficial.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#841165 Jan 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Republicans are threatening to impeach Obama over executive action on gun control, but many presidents have issued executive orders on gun control, including George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
First Larry Pratt went impeachment nuts and then yesterday, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) threatened that he would file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama if he uses the power of his office to address gun control.
Stockman, who must not be familiar with the Constitution or history, claimed an executive order would be “unconstitutional” and “infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms.” Stockman seems to get his news from the Daily Caller, Drudge and Fox News, because he believes,“If the president is allowed to suspend constitutional rights on his own personal whims, our free republic has effectively ceased to exist.”
President Obama hinted he might use executive action to address gun violence in his presser Monday. And then, Monday night Rep. Jackie Speier told Chris Matthews of MSNBC,“Vice President Joe Biden indicated there were some 19 areas he was able to identify that the president could take action on through executive order. He didn’t go into detail on what they might be, but suffice it to say, there will be some considered that will not require Congressional action.”
This translates in Republicanese to the demise of our Republic, also known as a Democrat not even using all of the executive power Republicans grant to their own party when they’re in power. Republicans are apparently unfamiliar with the constitutional legitimacy of using the executive office in this manner. Here are the facts:
In 1952, the Supreme Court ruled that executive orders could not make new law. Executive orders are therefore supposed to be about enforcing a current law or helping manage the enforcement of a current law. This is a matter of interpretation, and subject to argument on both sides. Whatever the President does, it will no doubt end up being challenged and argued in court (as it should be).
....But Obama could also follow George W. Bush’s example and use the “security” of the nation in order to justify just about any law he wanted to impose regarding gun safety (I’m not advocating this, but it’s worth mentioning since Republicans don’t seem to understand how their abuses of power can be used against them later).
Obama, a constitutional lawyer, appears to have used his executive power well within the law for gun regulation so far. Reuters reports,“A federal appeals court signaled on Wednesday it was prepared to uphold a regulation designed to detect the sale of semi-automatic rifles to Mexican drug cartels, one of the few gun control measures put forward so far by the Obama administration.” Republicans have also tried to defund this gun reporting regulation.
http://www.politicususa.com/presidents-bush-c...
Republicans are notorious for wasting the peoples money on bullshyt hearings.

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