Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1403878 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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“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#841438 Jan 17, 2013
Waxman wrote:
President Obama has signed into law a bill granting lifetime Secret Service protection to former presidents and their wives.
The measure Obama signed Thursday applies to presidents elected after Jan. 1, 1997, specifically Obama and former President George W. Bush. It reverses a 1994 law that ended Secret Service protection 10 years after a president leaves office.
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What a sleazebag.
obama thinks guns are a good thing for protecting himself and his family. Wonder why he thinks the American people should not have the same rights as he has. Must be he believes his children a worth more than the common peoples children...

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#841440 Jan 17, 2013
Gun restrictions have widespread public support: poll

""WASHINGTON (Reuters)- About three-quarters of Americans surveyed support proposals to ban the sale of automatic weapons, ban high-capacity ammunition clips and expand background checks on all gun buyers, according to an online Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday.

Those proposals were at the heart of President Barack Obama's package of recommendations to Congress on Wednesday designed to curb gun violence after last month's elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that killed 20 children and six adults.

Obama's plan has drawn heavy opposition from gun-rights advocates, led by the National Rifle Association, and faces a tough battle for approval in the coming months in a divided and fiercely partisan Congress.

The reinstatement of a ban on assault weapons, which was approved in 1994 but expired 10 years later when Congress failed to renew it, is seen as the toughest sell to lawmakers, even though the poll found broad public support for it.

The poll, mostly taken before Obama released his recommendations, found 74 percent of Americans favor a ban on assault weapons, with 26 percent opposed. A ban on high-capacity ammunition clips was backed by 74 percent, and 26 percent were opposed.

The poll also found 86 percent favor expanded background checks of all gun buyers, including sales at gun shows and between private parties, with 14 percent opposed.

A proposal to place armed guards in schools, which has been backed by the NRA, was favored by 72 percent with 28 percent opposed.

The online poll of 559 American adults had a credibility interval, similar to a margin of error, of plus or minus 4.7 percentage points.""

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#841442 Jan 17, 2013
You have a propensity for saying truly stupid things.

Perhaps that's why you feel the need to 'man up' by showing a gun in your header.

Cowards always show off their guns!!

Seeing as how President's children have had armed protection for decades, what's your point??

JFK's kids had Secret Service protection.

Johnson's kids had SS protection.

Nixon's kids had Secret Service protection.

Carter's daughter had SS protection.

Clinton's daughter had SS protection.

Bush's two daughters had SS protection.

And yes, the Government considers the President's children worth more than yours.

Deal with it, nitwit.
moshx wrote:
<quoted text> obama thinks guns are a good thing for protecting himself and his family. Wonder why he thinks the American people should not have the same rights as he has. Must be he believes his children a worth more than the common peoples children...

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#841443 Jan 17, 2013
That's not a nice way to talk about the future Republiclown Presidential candidate!!

But coming from a Moonbat like you, it's expected.

Do you or your sockpuppets ever say anything intelligent??

It would appear not.

I've yet to see anything but sheer stupidity and ignorance from you.
Waxman wrote:
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I think being a fat slob is reprehensible. That dude has some issues. Who (besides a libtard like you) cares what the pig thinks?

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#841444 Jan 17, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
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Tell us something we don't know!
Yo, WAXTURDS, spell ridiculous for us one more time!!!
Subversive Barry wrote:
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What a rediculous thing to say. You obviously are deficient in this area.
nostrilis waxman wrote:
another rediculous assert by a clueless moron.
Nostrilis Waxman/GooberWaxturds aka known as the stalker "WAXBALLS topix troll clusterfvck, same troll-multiple id's==Delusional army of one.
Keep circling that bowl "TURDS".
I imagine a basement somewhere with 20 screens & chair on wheels with grooves worn in the floor running from one screen to the next. Mind you, without him those ringer posts would have no "judge it's" at all. So he want's to believe he is an important cog in the wheel even when the wheels are buried in crap.

Since: Nov 09

Mcallen, TX

#841450 Jan 17, 2013
Waxman wrote:
President Obama has signed into law a bill granting lifetime Secret Service protection to former presidents and their wives.
The measure Obama signed Thursday applies to presidents elected after Jan. 1, 1997, specifically Obama and former President George W. Bush. It reverses a 1994 law that ended Secret Service protection 10 years after a president leaves office.
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What a sleazebag.
Its necessary because of lunatics like you.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#841451 Jan 17, 2013
Those who commit 93% of all gun crimes can't read beyond a third grade level.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Madrid, Spain

#841452 Jan 17, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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No one has ever tried to take anyone's second amendment rights away.That's an excuse only, and meant to scare people. Republicans are basically a cowardly bunch to begin with. They want us to fight wars everywhere just as long as it's someone elses son or daughter doing the dying..Take Fox station for example...You would be hard pressed to find one military man or woman that works there...Yet they are war mongers galore. Republicans are getting less popular daily and they can only blame their own fanaticism.
It seems you think there are two sets or rights for Americans. First class citizens, those members of the ruling elite, seem to be exempted from the edict Obama issued to the population when he declared himself the dictator and used his unconstitutional authority to write his own laws to suit his whim.

Please post the text from the Constitution that defines the rights of the ruling elite as being different than the rights Americans not included in the ruling elite.
Or, declare yourself and Obama as rebels in oppositoion to the government of the United States with the intent of ending the existence of the constitutional republic.

One, or the other is true here.
Forum carlsbad nm

Hobbs, NM

#841454 Jan 17, 2013
treat the real issue wrote:
Banning guns will not save the world. Treating mental illness will help out though.
Time and good eating heals all wounds.
Mitt Wrongney

United States

#841455 Jan 17, 2013
Talk about issues nutcracker? Who ever taught about a republiscum caring about what anyone thinks?
Waxman wrote:
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I think being a fat slob is reprehensible. That dude has some issues. Who (besides a libtard like you) cares what the pig thinks?
You can't take heat? Get out of the kitchen.

Greenwood, IN

#841456 Jan 17, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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I think being a fat slob is reprehensible. That dude has some issues. Who (besides a libtard like you) cares what the pig thinks?
you're the one who's in the minority.

no one cares what the minority thinks.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#841457 Jan 17, 2013
On another subject of equal importance to the gun control diversion, should Notre Dame football receive the NCAA "death penalty" for their shameless promotion of a phony tragedy in an effort to gain the Heisman Trophy?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Madrid, Spain

#841458 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.
It's a simple case. The president is the Chief Executive. The limit to the president's authority is the limit of the Executive Branch of government.
The Constitution prohibits the president from issuing edicts to the population.
The only legitimate commands to the population must come in the form of a law enacted in accordance with the Constitution.
According to the Constitution, the executive orders issuing commands to any entity outside the Executive Branch of government isn't worth the paper it's written on.
Should the president use his position to make himself some kind of third world dictator, that constitutes rebellion against the government of the United States.
Anyone who ever read the Constitution knows that, dufus.

Now, what words will Obama repeat...
"... uphold, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution...."


It would really help if Obama had ever even read the Constitution at some point in time in his life.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#841459 Jan 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Not sure where you found that gem but it's just more fun with numbers.
Jean used to call it Republican twister.
The record low labor force participation rate is significant because it means that more and more people have discovered that it is better to accept government benefits than to work.

Waterbury, CT

#841460 Jan 17, 2013
the country and the people should take a time out from politics and try healing the nation as a people and not as political rivals the back and forth is taking our focus away from the good that we the people could get done
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#841461 Jan 17, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Then why don't we call you what you are, a rino.
Realtime is a Democrat, not a RINO.

And a particularly vicious Democrat, at that.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Madrid, Spain

#841462 Jan 17, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Please show us where in the Second Amendment you are guarenteed th eright to buy an assault weapon.
The 'right to bear arms' also allows the Government to determine which 'arms' civilians are allowed to own. DUH
Meaning you can own all th ewmuskets you want. That's what the forefathers envisioned. They'd recoil at today's weapons.
Just as you can't buy an RPG today, so will it mean you can't buy an assault rifle in the near future.
Case closed.
You can't even define "assault weapon", dufus.

Now, show us in the Constitution where it defines two sets of rights: one for the citizens in the ruling elite; and another set of rights for the second-class citizens not included in the ruling elite.

Got a problem there, don't you, dufus....
Topic Reminder Service

Snook, TX

#841463 Jan 17, 2013
Topic Reminder Service (TRS) is a publicly-funded non-political organization founded to update Forum Users with accurate factual reminders. This particular Topic could be - indeed has been - deemed out-of-date or "dead" since November 4th, 2008. However, persuant of common OPINION, it has remained one of the more-popular Topix to this day. At this point in time, over four years after the topic's origin and considering none of the facts will change for another four years (making for an estimated eight-year lifecycle), TRS is presenting the following reminders of FACT-

Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on August 4, 1961, he served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, running unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2000.

He began his presidential campaign in 2007, and in 2008, after a close primary campaign against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he won sufficient delegates in the Democratic party primaries to receive the presidential nomination. He then defeated Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months later, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney. He is the first two-term Democrat POTUS since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win two presidential elections with a majority of the popular vote.

On February 17, 2009, Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787,000,000,000 economic stimulus package aimed at helping the economy recover from the deepening worldwide recession, thereby continuing an economic aid policy first instituted under the preceding (Republican) President George W. Bush.

Domestic policy items include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act AKA Obama Care, signed into law on March 23, 2010. In May 2012, he became the first sitting U.S. president to publicly support legalizing same-sex marriage. Sixteen years earlier, in 1996 as a candidate for the Illinois state senate, Obama had said that he was in favor of same.

Notable foreign policy items include the draw-down of troops in Afghanistan and the end of military operations in Iraq as of August 31, 2010. On March 16, 2011, he authorized the U.S. Military to engage in air strikes against Libya's governmental air defense capabilities in order to protect civilians and enforce a no-fly zone. On May 1, 2011, Obama authorized a "surgical raid" by United States Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan, resulting in the death of international terrorist and al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the seizure of papers, computer drives and disks from bin Laden's compound.
Nj raider 1

United States

#841464 Jan 17, 2013
American Lady wrote:
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Got ALL the help "I" need ... ;0)
The Bible and Government
Biblical Principles: Basis for America's Laws
Sovereign authority of God, not sovereignty of the state, or sovereignty of man
Mayflower Compact, Declaration, Constitution, currency, oaths, mention of God in all 50 state constitutions, Pledge of Allegiance
Ex. 18:16, 20:3, Dt. 10:20, 2 Chron. 7:14, Ps. 83:18, 91:2, Isa. 9:6-7, Dan. 4:32, Jn. 19:11, Acts 5:29, Rom. 13:1, Col. 1:15-20, 1 Tim. 6:15
Republican form of government and warnings against kings but in favor of Godly rulers
Ex. 18:21, Dt. 1:13, Jud. 8:22-23, 1 Sam. 8, Pr. 11:14, 24:6
To understand why some of these passages above are applicable to our laws, one has to go back to the formative era of our nation and to America's culture and thinking at the time. The leaders of the various colonies, states, and ultimately the Founding Fathers themselves were steeped in biblical thinking. They drew from the Bible examples and looked for confirmation of ideas for government in Scripture.
We had an atheist visit our site and expressed a good bit of displeasure with some of the above citations. We responded that he should relish the freedom of expression that a Christian culture put in place for him. And that he should be thankful that our culture was not founded on atheism, given the horrible result of atheistic governments in the past (such as Communist Russia, etc.).
Jesus did not usher in a political kingdom. But Christianity has been the single largest influence on western society. America's Founding Fathers had the benefit of thousands of years of history to draw on when establishing their government.
So you know what your forefathers was thinking when they wrote the constitution huh! Albert Einstein: straight atheist, George washington: a known member of freemasons & according to the bible, you can only serve 1 master. Both played major roles in writing the constitution & neither were christian by biblical standards. It's almost blasphemy to even consider the thought. They were all thieves, rapist, & mass murderers. They nearly wiped out an entire population thought disease & murder. They not only slaughtered the indians & enslave the africans, but they turned honest work into business off the backs of others by stealing all of their natural resources. Now, christianity meaning"of Christ or like Christ/Christ like", one would assume that you were inferring that Jesus Christ would've been a raping, slave owning, land stealing, murderer & that country be further from thee truth!
Mitt Wrongney

United States

#841465 Jan 17, 2013
It won't be funny when you drown in your own lies florida.
Waxman wrote:
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Haha - how funny that dumb liberal thinks I post as everyone!

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