Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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carol

Orlando, FL

#841658 Jan 18, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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You're full of crap as usual Carol. The reason both countries were opposed to the war was that they knew the ultimate costs involved in occupying other countries in both treasure and lives. France was especially cognizant of the folly of engaging in an occupation of a Muslim country following their war in Algeria.
German intelligence was also aware that the Bush administration was relying on information of unreliable sources and fabricators including Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi aka "Curveball" who admitted that he lied about Iraq's WMD.
www.independent.co.uk › News › World › World Politics
The United Nations didn't lie about anything pea brain and the CIA was unable to verify claims of WMD because they didn't exist.
The only one lying here is you.
Iraq bought 9.2 percent of its imports from West Germany. Italy and France each accounted for about 7.5 percent.

Brazil was the main destination of Iraqi exports, accounting for 17.7 percent of the total. France was second with 13 percent, followed by Italy with 11 percent.

http://countrystudies.us/iraq/68.htm

Union-Tribune San Diego - French, German and Russian opposition to the war in Iraq was not based on some high-minded principle or another.

It was all about Iraqi dinars. They had huge investments in Saddam's regime. And they did not want the United States to oust him from power until they were repaid.

Indeed, France was owed $3 billion by Saddam; Germany $2.4 billion. Russia was owed $3.4 billion and claimed a whopping $52 billion in pending contract obligations with Baghdad.

Little wonder Paris, Berlin and Moscow were not especially concerned that Saddam had brazenly flouted U.N. Security Council Resolution 1441.

http://www.utsandiego.com/uniontrib/20040820/...

Either you believe it or you don't. But I would suggest doing a little more research before confirming or denying it.
forks_make_us_fa t

Conway, AR

#841660 Jan 18, 2013
Fiscal cliff???

Poor 47%'ers need mommy govviement to provide....
Necessaties of life!!!!

Meanwhile...

Dulles closed to accomadate private jets bring rich to see obammie swear in!!!!

http://www.wtop.com/...
RUSH10ME

Hayes, VA

#841661 Jan 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited.
http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-290....
seems you nutjobs don't know who interprets the constitution.
but i can assure you it's not right wing nutjobs.
all this talk of the Constitution is waste of time. you should be more worried about what happens when an assault weapons ban hits the court....
From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.
http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-290....
and the court is out on a precedent changing limb with that one.
....Handguns are ok to carry because they're not “dangerous and unusual weapons.”....
http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-290....
you guys(peeps who don't really care anyway, but just like to make noise about government) are screwed.
OUR KIDS AND GRAND KIDS AND THEIR KIDS AND THEIR KIDS ARE SCREWED THANKS TO IDIOTS LIKE OBAMA.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#841663 Jan 18, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>OUR KIDS AND GRAND KIDS AND THEIR KIDS AND THEIR KIDS ARE SCREWED THANKS TO IDIOTS LIKE OBAMA.
Is Barack Obama a Republican Realist?

His foreign policy recalls George H.W. Bush—and his domestic policy could be Ike's or Nixon's.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...

idiots like Obama?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#841662 Jan 18, 2013
A show on the H2 channel I recommend you watch.

How William Shatner Changed The World
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#841664 Jan 18, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Fiscal cliff???
Poor 47%'ers need mommy govviement to provide....
Necessaties of life!!!!
Meanwhile...
Dulles closed to accomadate private jets bring rich to see obammie swear in!!!!
http://www.wtop.com/...
A single runway has been closed to accommodate the private jets.

Any clue on how many runways that leaves open?

Since: Aug 10

Buffalo, NY

#841665 Jan 18, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>OUR KIDS AND GRAND KIDS AND THEIR KIDS AND THEIR KIDS ARE SCREWED THANKS TO IDIOTS LIKE OBAMA.
Yeah....because before obama no rtepublican president ever ran a deficit?

LOL
Rahm Jizzbucket Emanuel

Oswego, IL

#841666 Jan 18, 2013
Wow, did you see the first ladys new look??? Quite stunning but her knuckles are still dragging!
Nj raider 1

United States

#841667 Jan 18, 2013
liberals are idiots wrote:
If keeping guns out of the hands of criminals were as easy as outlawing certain categories of guns or ammunition or more thorough background checks, then it seems that all of the existing gun laws would have been more effective at reducing gun violence and that cities with the strictest gun laws, like Washington DC and Chicago, would be among our safest. They are not.
I have yet to see convincing evidence that more burdensome federal restrictions, like those being proposed by the President, will hit the target and reduce gun violence. I have seen studies suggesting that stricter gun laws disarm law-abiding citizens and make it easier for violent criminals to operate. But I’m open to reviewing new data if the President has some to offer after he’s done tweeting the most recent missive from an eight-year-old.
Let’s have a real conversation about the efficacy of gun laws, and what measures might prevent mass shootings and keep deadly weapons out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. Yet let’s have that conversation as adults, and leave the children out of it.
I'll start this grown persons convo! Banning guns in 1 state, but not in it's neighboring states is like not banning guns at all! If all a person had to do is take a 2 hour ride & in most cases no ride at asl because money makes the world go around (meaning if I want a gun & you have guns for sale, you will delivery because I have the money)! Strict gun laws across the board will make it harder not impossible to buy a gun from off the street & ban weapons off mass destruction or murder. Then we can focus more so on the true problem, securing the borders, butt as long as legal gun purchasers can buy whatever and how ever many gone they want the street will always have someone and some where to purchase them from. As for President Obama bringing the kids on stage, aren't the kids the whole purpose of passing gun laws & restrictions? He wasn't using the kids as shields, he was reminding everybody what the new legislation on guns was all about, but with anything you do in life people can skew things the way they want to see them. You can't name 1 thing the president have done in the last for years that Republicans didn't have a problem with, so that Jeff give credence to the idea that it's not the president but the Republicans with the problem!
forks_make_us_fa t

Conway, AR

#841668 Jan 18, 2013
Thanks Journal News...

Gun owners house listed in paper robbed!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22641...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#841669 Jan 18, 2013
Erick Erickson:

Bend over Republicans, here they come again.

Phil Klein is out with a column that I can only assume comes from House Republican Leadership talking points. I can only assume that because House Republican leaders and those close to them have been whispering about this scenario for about a month now to as many Republican strategists, pundits, and others as would listen.

They want to move on.

They want the next fight. So desperate are they to move on, in January of 2013, House Republicans want their base to know they think they’ll lose the House in November of 2014 unless they cave now so please let them cave.

....So let’s let sequestration happen, reset the baseline for spending, pass a CR, raise the debt ceiling, and move on to the next fight. Let’s catch the Democrats unprepared! Hell, we’ve been fighting ourselves more than him, so let’s move on. Let’s fight on our ground.

Right now several House Leadership staffers have gone into the bathroom to go blind at just the thought that I’ve written the above paragraph.

http://www.redstate.com/2013/01/17/the-allure...
TSM

El Paso, TX

#841670 Jan 18, 2013
I see Christie out there attacking ’NRA’ maybe he’s trying to garnish some Love from the Liberal Media!! In his attack towards ‘NRA’ He fails to show the same moral outrage toward the President using children as props to push Gun Legislation or maybe he’s just trying to get another Photo-op with the President?
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#841672 Jan 18, 2013
Obama could NOT pass a firearms background check....?????

http://www.theospark.net/2013/01/obama-could-...

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#841673 Jan 18, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Thanks Journal News...
Gun owners house listed in paper robbed!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22641...
I thought you dickweeds keep telling us that crooks only rob places they know there aren't any guns?
Homer 2013

Bethlehem, PA

#841674 Jan 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
In other news the new Ford Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid offers up to 100 mpg with a 620 mile cruising range.
sweet, something else for rightwingers to bitch about, find fault with.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#841675 Jan 18, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>OUR KIDS AND GRAND KIDS AND THEIR KIDS AND THEIR KIDS ARE SCREWED THANKS TO IDIOTS LIKE OBAMA.
YOUR KIDS ARE SCREWED BECAUSE THEY HAVE A MEGA DUMBASS LIKE YOU IN THEIR GENES.
forks_make_us_fa t

Conway, AR

#841676 Jan 18, 2013
From the banning booze made it go away/banning guns will make them go away, and we have a bunch of dummasses as believers file....
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9QVEYAKVqzs/UPkcm4R...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#841677 Jan 18, 2013
flack wrote:
A show on the H2 channel I recommend you watch.
How William Shatner Changed The World
T whomever gave me the peanut maybe you should watch the show first.
forks_make_us_fa t

Conway, AR

#841678 Jan 18, 2013
Failed background check, a deck of cards identifying the people you want dead, and I cannot sell to you...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Xf32KSQu9vI/UPkbDpO...

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#841680 Jan 18, 2013
You keep coming up with realy stupid comparisons.

The reason Obama is seeking gun control is largely because of the recent killing of 20 very young children with an assault rifle.

So, in all your mindless twisting of facts, tell us how having children with him at the signing is using them as props??

Having children there reminds all Americans of just who was killed in Newtown.

And that's what really has you angry.

Your ignorance is really easy to see right through.

BTW, Obama is not attacking the NRA. He is attacking our lax gun laws and the stupid right wing belief thst they need guns to protect themselves from the Government.

So much for patriotism from you wingnuts!!

Deep down inside, you idiots hate everything about America, especially other people's freedoms.

Anyone who publicly states they keep guns to protect them from the freely elected American Government should be arrested for sedition.

And hung as traitors.

If you hate America so much, get the hell out!!

You're not Americans at all, you're frightened nitwits behaving like children.
TSM wrote:
I see Christie out there attacking ’NRA’ maybe he’s trying to garnish some Love from the Liberal Media!! In his attack towards ‘NRA’ He fails to show the same moral outrage toward the President using children as props to push Gun Legislation or maybe he’s just trying to get another Photo-op with the President?

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