Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1234195 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: May 11

Loysville, PA

#842788 Jan 20, 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.
What is fun is watching Republicans trying to cheat to win elections. They gerrymandered so bad here in PA their original map was rejected by the courts, they tried the voter photo ID & now they want to assign votes based on Congressional Districts.

I have news for Republicans.

Try learning how top govern and them you won't need to cheat to win.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#842789 Jan 20, 2013
Inequality Is Holding Back The Recovery

Politicians typically talk about rising inequality and the sluggish recovery as separate phenomena, when they are in fact intertwined. Inequality stifles, restrains and holds back our growth. When even the free-market-oriented magazine The Economist argues — as it did in a special feature in October — that the magnitude and nature of the country’s inequality represent a serious threat to America, we should know that something has gone horribly wrong. And yet, after four decades of widening inequality and the greatest economic downturn since the Depression, we haven’t done anything about it....

Our skyrocketing inequality — so contrary to our meritocratic ideal of America as a place where anyone with hard work and talent can “make it”— means that those who are born to parents of limited means are likely never to live up to their potential. Children in other rich countries like Canada, France, Germany and Sweden have a better chance of doing better than their parents did than American kids have. More than a fifth of our children live in poverty — the second worst of all the advanced economies, putting us behind countries like Bulgaria, Latvia and Greece.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/...

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Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#842790 Jan 20, 2013
Jeff wrote:
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You mean like how the media and obama used fear, intimidation, and lies, threatening SS checks would not go out, veterans would miss checks and benefits if debt ceiling not raised, trying to frighten people? That the kind of cliff you referring to obama wants them to jump from?
There's hope for you Jeff, shows you're thinking and not just tossing out an unrelated ad hominem attack. And, there's some truth to your example but I'm sure you'd agree that the possibility of repercussions from the government not paying it's bills is a lot more likely than a civil war breaking out over assault weapons.

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sonicfilter

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#842791 Jan 20, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> There is no right to vote for president per the SCOTUS. Libtards are SO stupid!!!
i thought it was because of right wing governors.

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#842792 Jan 20, 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.
You're certainly not going to try the voter fraud excuse again, are you?

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LiberalsAreBrain dead

United States

#842793 Jan 20, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Voting is a right...one that defeated the Republicans in2008 and 2012.
YES ITS A RIGHT - A RIGHT FOR LEGAL CITIZENS ! Not Mexicans Illegals, DEAD PEOPLE dual Citezenships- Made up names, RIGGED VOTING MACHINES , AND DELAYING VOTES FROM OUR SERVICEMEN !
Anything that is associated with obama is Rigged- lies- bullcrap - scare tactics- FALSE promises- illegal- a cover up, and god knows what. Else.
obama is a FARSE THAT THE BRAIN DEAD LIBS WITH THEIR WEAK MINDS HAVE BOUGHT IN TO.
They are Now Obama ZOMBIES .
PROGRAMED TO SPEW AND SPREAD LIES AND FALSE HOPE JUST LIKE OBAMA !
They Are Without hope !

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#842794 Jan 20, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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You gave yourself ten brilliants for this one waxturd??? Set the bar a little higher.
Hardly anyone hunts with a hand gun, not me. Mine are locked in a safe, I'd hardly miss them if they were banned. What's your point?
The real hypocrisy is your frantic defense of guns and your hate for their use as hunting weapons. It appears you believe guns are okay as long as they are used to kill people.
What a moron.
Lying Weasel:

I'm going to ask you a second time...

When did I ever say "guns are okay as long as they are used to kill people." - provide the link, liar.

Lying Weasel

Lying Weasel

Lying Weasel

Lying Weasel

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#842795 Jan 20, 2013
Unmerited Self-Congratulation Is a Recipe for Continued Republican Failure

Bill Kristol should be joking here, but unfortunately he isn’t:

Republicans can and should say, with considerable justification and only a bit of bravado: It is past time we ceased to apologize for an imperfect political party. Find its equal. Probably more than any other party in the world, the Republicans have in recent decades stood unflinchingly for the cause of liberty abroad, and, at home, with a bit more uncertainty, for limited, constitutional government and for the principle that government exists to serve free men and free markets, not the reverse.

If you were wondering when Republicans had started apologizing for their party’s flaws, you aren’t alone. The Republican Party has many afflictions and problems today, but a lack of triumphalism about its own virtues isn’t one of them. Kristol’s overconfidence in the GOP is impressive in a perverse way. Reviewing the GOP’s record over the past decade of massive foreign policy failure, executive overreach, expansion of government, growth of the national security state, support for torture and indefinite detention, and government bailouts, there are not many willing to celebrate the party for its “unflinching” defense of the causes of liberty and limited, constitutional government.

The simple reason for that is that it does not deserve to be celebrated. The “principle that government exists to serve free men and free markets” has been one that Republican leaders have honored more in the breach in the last decade. Republican leaders can’t cease to apologize for their party’s flaws now that they have only just begun to acknowledge them. Self-criticism is supposed to be an uncomfortable and humbling experience, not a brief prelude to more self-congratulation.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

the hubris of the current day conservative is why Obama won the election.....

47%.

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Conservitive Crapola

United States

#842797 Jan 20, 2013
I like licking my dogs balls while I fantasize that im Doing MITT ROMNEY. It gets me Off Everytime!

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#842798 Jan 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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It is illegal to use the US military domestically against US citizens. If ordered to do so, the US military would be required to ignore such an unlawful order.
The need for defense will occur when (and if) the US government ceases to function and the mob acts as they did in the case of Katrina.
So the National Guard has ever been called out to help control rioting?

Who killed those kids in Ohio in 1970?

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#842799 Jan 20, 2013
January 19, 2013

Fox News to Shut Down for Routine Maintenance Monday Morning at 11:30

Posted by Andy Borowitz

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—Fox News Channel announced today that it would shut down for what it called “routine maintenance” Monday morning at 11:30 E.T.

Fox News president Roger Ailes explained the timing of the shutdown, which will be the first in the history of the network:“We wanted to pick a time when we were positive nothing would be happening that our viewers would want to see.”


Mr. Ailes said that Fox had considered shutting down only once before, exactly four years earlier on January 20, 2009, and later regretted the decision to continue broadcasting that day:“It turned out that no Fox viewers wanted to watch TV that day. And I mean none.”

According to Mr. Ailes, for the twelve hours Fox News is off the air on Monday the network will broadcast a continuous photomontage of white people.

“Regular viewers of Fox probably won’t notice anything unusual,” he said.

After the routine maintenance is completed, Mr. Ailes said, Fox News will return to the air Tuesday morning with its regular broadcast schedule:“For Fox viewers, it will be like Monday never happened

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowit...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#842800 Jan 20, 2013
Jeff wrote:
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So, are you saying that in four years obama was unable to turn things around and now his only plan is to raise the debt? Interesting.
the Bush plan.

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conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#842802 Jan 20, 2013
Conservitive Crapola wrote:
I like licking my dogs balls while I fantasize that im Doing MITT ROMNEY. It gets me Off Everytime!
We all knew teapussy was a balllicker. Eunuchs that they are.

hahahahahahahahahahaha

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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#842803 Jan 20, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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i thought it was because of right wing governors.
States can choose electoral voters any they want. Pull a name from a hat. Appointed by the governor. Throw a dart at a board full of names.

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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#842804 Jan 20, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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i thought it was because of right wing governors.
In fact, the electoral voter has no legal obligation to vote as the majority of their state did.

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#842805 Jan 20, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Unmerited Self-Congratulation Is a Recipe for Continued Republican Failure
Bill Kristol should be joking here, but unfortunately he isn’t:
Republicans can and should say, with considerable justification and only a bit of bravado: It is past time we ceased to apologize for an imperfect political party. Find its equal. Probably more than any other party in the world, the Republicans have in recent decades stood unflinchingly for the cause of liberty abroad, and, at home, with a bit more uncertainty, for limited, constitutional government and for the principle that government exists to serve free men and free markets, not the reverse.
If you were wondering when Republicans had started apologizing for their party’s flaws, you aren’t alone. The Republican Party has many afflictions and problems today, but a lack of triumphalism about its own virtues isn’t one of them. Kristol’s overconfidence in the GOP is impressive in a perverse way. Reviewing the GOP’s record over the past decade of massive foreign policy failure, executive overreach, expansion of government, growth of the national security state, support for torture and indefinite detention, and government bailouts, there are not many willing to celebrate the party for its “unflinching” defense of the causes of liberty and limited, constitutional government.
The simple reason for that is that it does not deserve to be celebrated. The “principle that government exists to serve free men and free markets” has been one that Republican leaders have honored more in the breach in the last decade. Republican leaders can’t cease to apologize for their party’s flaws now that they have only just begun to acknowledge them. Self-criticism is supposed to be an uncomfortable and humbling experience, not a brief prelude to more self-congratulation.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
the hubris of the current day conservative is why Obama won the election.....
47%.
Bill Kristol is the genius that thought Sarah Palin would be the perfect VP for McCain in 2008. I still can't believe that Cindy McCain didn't divorce the dumbazz for going along with the RNC.

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#842806 Jan 20, 2013
Jeff wrote:
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So, are you saying that in four years obama was unable to turn things around and now his only plan is to raise the debt? Interesting.
Turn things around from what??

Oh, that's right the worst recession in 80 years.

Do you frickin idiots know what the word "Worst" means???

Within 6 months, Obamas actions ended the Bush recession & within a year, the job losses ended.

If you look at economic growth, we were doing better at the end of 200. Then Republicans took the House & that growth shrunk.

Republicans sacrificed this nation's economy in hopes of winning in 2012. It didn't work.

As you dipsticks run screaming in circles "OMG OMG The debt the debt" you should pull your heads out of your asses & realize that this debt is due to the need to fight this recession,help those caught up in this recession, the two quagmire wars you Republicans just had to wage, and over a trillion alone in loss of revenues.

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Conservitive Crapola

United States

#842807 Jan 20, 2013
I m poor.
I NEED OBAMA FOR MY EVERY NEED .
I could not exist in a normal society without obama. Because I just dont have enough brains.
I m waiting for obama to send me free Pig lips, koolaid,chicken and watermelon.
What a great country america is aint it?

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Grey Ghost

United States

#842808 Jan 20, 2013
I love dog dick too. Im gona try that too

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PDUPONT

United States

#842809 Jan 20, 2013
Dog balls ?
Mmmm sounds yummy.
Im going to try that !
Only im going to fantasize that its Joe Biden im licking.

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