Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1521952 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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Mililani, HI

#842725 Jan 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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That's the purpose of the US Constitution and our system of checks and balances, as well as the US Senate and the Electoral College.
The truth hurts, you old pedophile.
lol! Sorry son. It would appear cons are trying to change the electoral college.

Time will tell if they're successful at manipulating the political process to force their teachings upon Americans!

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Mililani, HI

#842726 Jan 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The word is "tenet", you stupid old fool.
Stick to words you know, like from your coloring book.
lol! My error son. Sorry.

I'm not perfect like you.

Guess I'll have to check your wording going forward to knock you out of your computerized stupidity!
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Mililani, HI

#842727 Jan 19, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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Voter suppression in Philadelphia is your explanation for the 3,000,000 vote differential? Your Republican party's gerrymandering of districts, phony voter ID requirements and their latest scam to change the electoral system makes them world champions at voter fraud. Get real John, this is a silly argument.
Here! Here!

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Mililani, HI

#842728 Jan 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Every state has gerrymandering. The Democrats did so in California.
Stringent voter ID requirements are absolutely essential.
lol! Funny how that "absolute" wasn't essential before!

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Mililani, HI

#842729 Jan 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Sure.
Obama has yet to face a real crisis as President.
lol! Right son.

He just had to complete and clean up the mess from the previous administration.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#842730 Jan 19, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Oh, right. That's why Walker uses the legislature to help him with his political goals.
That's why the only way for non cons to stop his initial rampage was to run out of state in hiding.
You people have already perfected the technique son. So I don't understand your whining!
The voters of Wisconsin voiced their approval of Governor Walker's moves to control the power of public employee unions by keeping him in office in a recall election.

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Mililani, HI

#842731 Jan 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Nobody wants the economy to suck.
It just does, and every move by Obama makes it worse.
lol! So let's see. You said....

"So, when the economy still sucks in 2016, fools like you will still be blaming Bush."

Seems clear to me that's your plan and/or hope!

Like I said... so unAmerican!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#842732 Jan 19, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Sorry son. It would appear cons are trying to change the electoral college.
Time will tell if they're successful at manipulating the political process to force their teachings upon Americans!
If the United States was a parliamentary democracy, John Boehner would be the Prime Minister.

The Electoral College system should be left unchanged.

But it's great fun to see you leftwingers defending the Electoral College.

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“Is that all you've got?”

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#842733 Jan 19, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Right son.
He just had to complete and clean up the mess from the previous administration.
You are delusional if you believe Obama has done anything good for this nation.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#842734 Jan 19, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! My error son. Sorry.
I'm not perfect like you.
Guess I'll have to check your wording going forward to knock you out of your computerized stupidity!
Your failure to understand the correct word is far worse than a simple error in grammar.

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Mililani, HI

#842735 Jan 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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If the United States was a parliamentary democracy, John Boehner would be the Prime Minister.
The Electoral College system should be left unchanged.
But it's great fun to see you leftwingers defending the Electoral College.
lol! Actually, I was appalled when bushie, his brother, Kathy Harris and John Roberts made him president.

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Mililani, HI

#842737 Jan 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Your failure to understand the correct word is far worse than a simple error in grammar.
lol! You must know something I don't....

... but you just don't know what that is!

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Mililani, HI

#842736 Jan 19, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>You are delusional if you believe Obama has done anything good for this nation.
lol! That might be true...

.... but it's exponentially better than what any GOP candidate would have done! To be fair, Romney may have caused the least damage if he had gotten in.

But he promised all sorts of things to all sorts of people. And the stupid tea-p surely didn't help the cuase!

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#842738 Jan 19, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Here! Here!
The correct expression is "Hear, hear", not "Here! Here!"

You really are much more ignorant than imagined.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#842739 Jan 19, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Right son.
He just had to complete and clean up the mess from the previous administration.
A normal business cycle made worse by Obama's clueless meddling.

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Mililani, HI

#842740 Jan 19, 2013
lol! I still recall "drill, baby, drill."

And today, there's less drilling....

Yet, the US is now an net exporter of gas.....

While refineries are closed....

And cons blame Obama for high gas prices....

And they have no idea how all of this is related!

It's so comical!

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#842741 Jan 19, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! So let's see. You said....
"So, when the economy still sucks in 2016, fools like you will still be blaming Bush."
Seems clear to me that's your plan and/or hope!
Like I said... so unAmerican!
A poor economy extending through 2016 is inevitable because of Obama's incompetent policies.

Not my plan or my hope, but Obama's grand design.

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Mililani, HI

#842742 Jan 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Sure.
Obama has yet to face a real crisis as President.
I thought the debt ceiling was one.

I notice most of the crisis' so far are those manufactured by cons!

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#842743 Jan 19, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Actually, I was appalled when bushie, his brother, Kathy Harris and John Roberts made him president.
John Roberts was not on the Supreme Court in 2000.

Three strikes and you're outta there, ya dumb bastard!

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Mililani, HI

#842744 Jan 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The correct expression is "Hear, hear", not "Here! Here!"
You really are much more ignorant than imagined.
lol! Nuts to you, my friend!

http://www.unbecominglevity.com/2008/11/10/he...
Hear Hear or Here Here?
Posted on November 10, 2008 by Abacquer

So today I found myself agreeing with someone online and went to type “hear hear” but then remembered seeing someone else type “here here” a couple days earlier.

I was pretty sure the correct phrase was “hear hear” as opposed to the other variants I'd seen (“here here”,“hear here”,“here hear”) but I'd never actually looked it up. So I decided to check popular internet usage using Google:

“hear hear”= 1,740,000 hits

“here here”= 3,880,000 hits

“hear here”= 307,000 hits

“here hear”= 334,000 hits

Well dang. According to popular usage twice as many people say “here here” than say “hear hear”. But is that correct? Wikipedia says no:

Hear hear (Wikipedia):
…Hear, hear is an expression used as a short repeated form of hear ye and hear him. It represents a listener's agreement with the point being made by a speaker.

It was originally an imperative for directing attention to speakers, and has since been used, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, as “the regular form of cheering in the House of Commons”, with many purposes depending on the intonation of its user. It is often incorrectly spelled “here here”, especially on websites…

A quick double check of OneLook Dictionary Search confirms this. Six dictionaries list “hear hear” and only one lists “here here”(and that one happens to be the wiki article above.)

Popular usage drives the movement of meaning, though, so at some point in the future “here here” may end up being the correct phrase if we don't do something about it.

So if you want to avoid yet another English colloquialism that will have your great grandchildren scratching their heads and saying “WTF?”(or whatever kids will be saying in those days) then type “hear hear” at every opportunity.

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