Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1251797 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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Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#844570 Jan 22, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Powell was a good Sec. of State, not a perfect one.
Same goes for Con. Rice and Hillary Clinton.
George Bush boycotted the Republican convention in 2012.
By 2012 the party had move so far to the right that G W B was liberal?
George Bush added prescription drug coverage to Medicare and had a proposed guest worker program.
lol! bushie was "too busy" in 2008 too!
carol

Orlando, FL

#844571 Jan 22, 2013
I think that the only way to stop the complete takeover of the governement by liberals would be to attack the spending side by other means.

Instead of revamping Social Security perhaps we could simply work to lower prohibitions on tobacco and condom use? If more of these liberals could be encouraged to smoke heavily and rut like wild animals without any sort of protection that would surely achieve the same ends with less fuss.

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#844572 Jan 22, 2013
New World Order, nitwit!!

You can't get anything right!!

Except that I agree with you on most music picks!! LOL
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yep. The Bushes are all one world order people. You didn't know this?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#844573 Jan 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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More like an elected officeholder reflecting the opinions of his constituents.
lol! And we can say the same about Obama's election as well.
Lincoln

United States

#844574 Jan 22, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>As is Obama with 2 election wins, plus stimulis, healthcare reform, turning Republican party into minority party forevemore, etc.
He has you rightwingers twisting in the wind shouting at the forest.
Very true.

Assault weapon ban is most likely not going to pass Congress as too many Democrats from rural states and districts will Not vote for it.

President Obama is working on his legacy.

Republicans feel they did not repeat their losing message often enough.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#844575 Jan 22, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
While you nitwits dwell on the foggy past, the President is moving the nation FORWARD without you.
That's how irrelevant you nitwits have become.
You speak of your party's past support for all Americans, while denying your party's complete dependence on the older, white evangelical voters for the past 30 years.
Your Party stopped representing all of America when Reagan was elected. That's when the 'southern strategy' of racism and divisiveness became the Republiclown mantra.
You are now reaping what you have sown.
I hope it chokes you.
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Speaking of dwelling on the foggy past, your buddy/twin sonicfool is making arguments based on people that died in 1913.

As far as Regan goes, imbecile, he won 46 states and had tons of Democrats vote for him.

Do you live under a rock?
carol

Orlando, FL

#844576 Jan 22, 2013
Oops, sorry. the dreaded double post again.
carol

Orlando, FL

#844578 Jan 22, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
While you nitwits dwell on the foggy past, the President is moving the nation FORWARD without you.
That's how irrelevant you nitwits have become.
You speak of your party's past support for all Americans, while denying your party's complete dependence on the older, white evangelical voters for the past 30 years.
Your Party stopped representing all of America when Reagan was elected. That's when the 'southern strategy' of racism and divisiveness became the Republiclown mantra.
You are now reaping what you have sown.
I hope it chokes you.
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Think about it for a minute.

What did southern plantation owners do for blacks? They gave them a place to live, food to eat and clothes on their backs enslaving them in exchange to work in the fields with no opportunities to better their circumstances.

What do Democrats today do for blacks? They give them a place to live, food to eat and clothes on their backs enslaving them in exchange for votes with no opportunities to better their circumstances.

You cannot deny the similarities are striking, though I know you will try.

Obama does not talk about opportunities. In fact, his version of "social justice" is much like the plantation owners. Social justice, if anything, is about equal opportunity.

Isn't it?

I ask you...who is fooling who. And who is being fooled?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#844579 Jan 22, 2013
carol wrote:
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I know Democrats today do not represent the Southern Democrats in the past.
They are just perpetrating racism as an issue for political gain.
Are they not?
lol! Why is it conservatives who love to bring up race as an issue?
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#844580 Jan 22, 2013
carol wrote:
I think that the only way to stop the complete takeover of the governement by liberals would be to attack the spending side by other means.
Instead of revamping Social Security perhaps we could simply work to lower prohibitions on tobacco and condom use? If more of these liberals could be encouraged to smoke heavily and rut like wild animals without any sort of protection that would surely achieve the same ends with less fuss.
This sounds eerily like a conversation Hitler may have had with his henchmen regarding the Jews.
forks_make_us_fa t

Bentonville, AR

#844581 Jan 22, 2013
Racist Okie Repubs....

Go off and...

...elect first African-American Speaker in state history...
http://m.news9.com/story.aspx...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#844582 Jan 22, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
While you nitwits dwell on the foggy past, the President is moving the nation FORWARD without you.
That's how irrelevant you nitwits have become.
You speak of your party's past support for all Americans, while denying your party's complete dependence on the older, white evangelical voters for the past 30 years.
Your Party stopped representing all of America when Reagan was elected. That's when the 'southern strategy' of racism and divisiveness became the Republiclown mantra.
You are now reaping what you have sown.
I hope it chokes you.
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You ain't going nowhere until you answer this question, idiot.

Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?

If you can't answer that question, you ain't going nowhere.

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Loysville, PA

#844583 Jan 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Since the 1960s, blacks have experienced a decline in legitimacy and educational achievement and increases in criminal activity and drug abuse. But they have gained Obamaphones and a token in the White House.
So, what's not to like?
Even the token is shifting his focus from blacks to homosexuals.
1070 - 31% of blacks had a high school education

Today its over 84%

I guess that makes you a liar once again.

BTW, that decline in legitimacy must be just in your mind. The minds that populate the racist right.

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Jimmy

Newington, CT

#844584 Jan 22, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
It's tough to take you rightwingers seriously anymore.
I bet a lot of things are tough for you. Ignorance seems to come pretty easy for you though.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#844586 Jan 22, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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Update & run your virus scan - can also download & run Malwarebytes (free, safe & good).
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwareb...
CCleaner also works well for clearing out tons of junk files.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner (also free, safe & good).
Stay away from Democrat websites.
Thanks. Pretty sure that's all it needs even though it seems to be doing fine now.

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#844587 Jan 22, 2013
In the early automobile era, gasoline was considered a 'bridge' fuel.

They didn't think there was enough oil available to power lots of cars, so many believed that corn ethanol would be the fuel of the future.

Of course, John D. Rockefeller knew better, and became the world's wealthiest man by building Standard Oil, which Teddy Roosevelt tore apart as a trust-buster.
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>I wouldn't put much stock in wherever you learned that the Model T didn't run on gasoline. BTW the car would also run on corn alcohol (hemp gas) and even kerosine.
At one point Ford was considering controlling the auto "and" auto fuel industries thus his interest in corn alcohol.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#844589 Jan 22, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>This sounds eerily like a conversation Hitler may have had with his henchmen regarding the Jews.
That was debil.

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Jimmy

Newington, CT

#844590 Jan 22, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! That's generally how things work in the real world son!
Ghost, for sure.

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#844591 Jan 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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You ain't going nowhere until you answer this question, idiot.
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
If you can't answer that question, you ain't going nowhere.
15 mins till Judge Wapner

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#844593 Jan 22, 2013
carol wrote:
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You just don't tell the whole story.
Northern and Western Democrats supported civil rights as did Republicans. However, major civil rights bills in the 1950s and 60s generally depended more on Republican than Democratic support in Congress.
Conservatives in the GOP were split at the time – few lent their support to the Thurmond/Wallace/Bull Connor faction which was almost exclusively the province of the Democrats but some objected on other grounds to the pace and methods used to push civil rights, most famously Barry Goldwater’s opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on constitutional grounds (Goldwater had supported other civil rights measures and would again). But those were disagreements about tactics and not outcomes.
Today, the old Dixiecrat resistance is thoroughly discredited. Most conservatives today want no part of the objections raised by Goldwater and his allies at the time.
The Nixon-era institution of affirmative action and the 1970s controversies over school busing remains much more controversial. Very few of the racially charged issues of the past 47 years had anything to do with legal equality for African-Americans.
On the GOP side, a number of the old Dixiecrats, led by Thurmond himself, switched parties. Ex-Dixiecrats like Thurmond and Jesse Helms abandoned their prior support for segregation along with the party they had left behind.
It's just that liberals can't seem to figure out which is worse. The entire Southern bloc of Democrats voting against civil rights since the Civil War up until the mid 1960s or Nixon voting for busing to keep peace in the south even though he was against it personally.
Or two Dixiecrats leaving behind the Democrat Party to join the side of Republicans changing their views on segreation in the process and Robert Byrd belonging to the KKK.
You can't dismiss an entire legacy of Southern Democrats because of an election strategy by Republicans to win the Southern states based on family values and gun ownership rights.
Or one controversial vote by one Republican president who did more to advance civil rights than any Democrat.
You just can't. If blacks can turn their backs that quickly on the party who had steadfastly been loyal to them because of one vote over busing, they need to take a long and hard look at the party who would have oppressed their rights to this day if the Southern bloc of Democrats had gotten their way.
We're talking about racism in the modern Republican Party which has nothing to do with one vote on busing. Those very southern racists you talk about now make up the Republican base.

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