Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1234756 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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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#846045 Jan 24, 2013
Can Democrats Win Texas? Is the GOP Toast?

Looking at the results of the last three election cycles, it seems impossible. The Democratic Party in the state is a mere ghost organization. Much-heralded demographic changes have not resulted in even a slight increase in Democratic votes. Texas may be a majority-minority state, but unlike, say, in California, Hispanics in Texas do not seem to have a culture of civic participation. They simply do not vote.

Then again, who would have predicted a decade ago that Dallas — once the most Republican major city in America — would become a Democratic bastion? Houston, San Antonio, and of course, Austin are also firmly in the Democratic camp.

This morning Politico reports that Jeremy Bird, one of the architects of Barack Obama’s formidable campaign apparatus, has formed “Battleground Texas,” a group that will raise “tens of millions of dollars” to put the Obama fieldbook to work in organizing block-by-block turnout of neglected and hitherto-uninterested Democratic voters.

It would be foolish for Republicans to underestimate (as they did in the Obama-Romney contest) the power of Obama’s data-based, volunteer-driven organization. Ted Cruz, for one, doesn’t underestimate it at all. As he told The New Yorker in November:

If Texas turns bright blue, the Electoral College math is simple. We won’t be talking about Ohio, we won’t be talking about Florida or Virginia, because it won’t matter. If Texas is bright blue, you can’t get to two-seventy electoral votes. The Republican Party would cease to exist. We would become like the Whig Party. Our kids and grandkids would study how this used to be a national political party.‘They had Conventions, they nominated Presidential candidates. They don’t exist anymore.’

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/can-de...
forks_make_us_fa t

Kellyville, OK

#846046 Jan 24, 2013
These guys aren't acting like One %'ers...

Cheating at Harvard....

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/sports/ncaa...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#846047 Jan 24, 2013
Barrack Obama wants to destroy the Republican party as we know it, and he is getting the cooperation of so many of the Republican leadership that simply don’t know what to do to get out of their own way. Things have been pretty stable for them, and they have grown weak, complacent. As a Democrat pointed out there is no opponent worthy of Barrack Obama’s talents. If he means our Republican leadership, I couldn’t agree more. I hate it, but it is true.

http://www.redstate.com/solvoreor/2013/01/23/...
forks_make_us_fa t

Kellyville, OK

#846048 Jan 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
law blog???
that opinion was written by Justice Scalia. those are his words. the same words we will hear when the coming assault weapons ban makes it's way to the Court.
Answer the question about limiting rights....

If the SCOTUS can limit arms what would stop them from limiting Sec 8 housing?
RUSH10ME

Gloucester, VA

#846049 Jan 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
you and the real Rush. 2 peas in a pod.
Alright Red Cloud how about we play 'PEARL HARBOR" I will laydown and sleep and you sneak up and blow the hell out of me ?
forks_make_us_fa t

Kellyville, OK

#846051 Jan 24, 2013
A fish rots from the head down....

Cheating at Emory University

http://www.examiner.com/article/emory-univers...
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#846052 Jan 24, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
The piece by Bill Flax is a perfect example of false equivalencies often used by the extreme right to make dubious points that under scrutiny fall flat. This is no exception. He starts off with a bald faced lie stating that the Nazis enforced strict gun control. German gun laws were put into effect in 1928 under the Weimar government seeking to curb the proliferation of private armies that were seeking to destabilize the new government.
www.guncite.com/gun_control_gcnazimyth.html
You might as well call Ronald Reagan a Nazi in this case since he supported and lobbied for the 1994Assault Weapons Ban.
www.outsidethebeltway.com/ronald-reagan-helpe... ...
The separation of church and state is in the Constitution moron, and numerous cases before the Supreme Court have affirmed this such as McCollum v Board of Education and Engel v Vitale. In Tammy Kitzmiller, et al. v. Dover Area School District, et al. a George W. Bush appointee to the federal bench ruled that the teaching of intelligent design was unconstitutional in public schools.
As for public education John Adams wrote;
"Laws for the liberal education of youth, especially of the lower class of people, are so extremely wise and useful, that, to a human and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant."
Thomas Jefferson likewise stated in his 1806 State of the Union address;
"An amendment to our constitution must here come in the aid of public education. The influence over government must be shared among all people."
They must have been Nazis.
And where exactly has any liberal advocated for the closing of private schools?
As for Hitler seeking to ban meat after the war, Mr. Flax seems to forget that Hitler was in fact dead before the war ended.
The bottom line is that Flax's opinion piece has more holes in it than Swiss cheese and only a complete idiot would put any credence at all in it.
Applause!!
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#846054 Jan 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Barrack Obama wants to destroy the Republican party as we know it, and he is getting the cooperation of so many of the Republican leadership that simply don’t know what to do to get out of their own way. Things have been pretty stable for them, and they have grown weak, complacent. As a Democrat pointed out there is no opponent worthy of Barrack Obama’s talents. If he means our Republican leadership, I couldn’t agree more. I hate it, but it is true.
http://www.redstate.com/solvoreor/2013/01/23/...
Lol
Jane Says

New York, NY

#846055 Jan 24, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>That would be either Dallas or Crawford, Texas,'mam, and the British spelling is always appreciated.
you're so clever when you're between sperm donors. i think they sap your strength. how is baby Raeshawn doing?
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#846056 Jan 24, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
The Tea Baggers are as close to a mob as it gets. By the way what do we mean when we continue to say that we are spreading democracy. You seem to show a preponderance to make things up as you go.
He said he's not a rightwinger!!
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#846058 Jan 24, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Alright Red Cloud how about we play 'PEARL HARBOR" I will laydown and sleep and you sneak up and blow the hell out of me ?
This is not a dating site, killer
forks_make_us_fa t

Kellyville, OK

#846059 Jan 24, 2013
Liberals lie....

About jobs in the legal profession...

http://www.ogdenonpolitics.com/2011/01/law-sc...
RUSH10ME

Gloucester, VA

#846060 Jan 24, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Applause!!
What else would we expect from the drunk Boca Raton "clap" trap .
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#846061 Jan 24, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Red cloud wanna play cowboys and indians ?
Sure Mr. Custer, bring it on.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#846062 Jan 24, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Well Hillary can start picking the wall paper for the whitehouse now. This is the whole point, while you keep leaning to the right of Genghis Khan there is not a snowflake's chance in hell that a Republican will be elected next time around. Christie at the moment is your only chance, so get started on making him over. Get him to a boot camp.
Four more years of Obama economic failure will lead to election of a Republican in 2016...a real Republican, not Benedict Christie.
forks_make_us_fa t

Kellyville, OK

#846063 Jan 24, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Applause!!
What do you do when you fall down and get back up?
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#846064 Jan 24, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
He said he's not a rightwinger!!
Flack like a lot of Republicans are way To embarrassed to admit...Besides what's one more fabrication?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#846065 Jan 24, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
They didn't comprehend the meaning of, or were ignorant to the term of "political terrorism" ???
I don't know wth we're doing in Libya anyway, wrong continent to be trying to "govern" imo.
Protecting European investment there. It's that simple.
After all, the Democrats' Marxist subprime housing mortgage underwriting program jsut about bankrupted every municipality in Europe that bought those worthless traunches filled with failed CRA loans. The central governments had to bail the municipalities out, and they need additional revenue to do that. Part of that additional revenue comes from oil leases and oil service contracts in Libya.
The Democrats caused such economic chaos in Europe, these oil leases and service contracts are critical to the central governments in Europe.
That's why Obama is in Libya. He caused their economic problems. And, he either helps them make money in Libya, or they say publicly what they really think about him privately. In truth, Europeans really think Obama is an ignorant buffoon.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#846067 Jan 24, 2013
jiminy cricket wrote:
8 Things You Didn't Know about Roe v Wade.
http://news.msn.com/us/unmasking-norma-mccorv...
Isn't it ironic that both Norma McCorvey "Roe" became a Christian and an anti-abortion activist and Madylan Murray O'Hair's son, the woman who single-handedly removed prayer in schools, also became a Christian and turned against his own mom?
And two women changed the course of this nation?
I do.
(Like lower case letters better in my present topix name)
So what? Just proves two others are just as deranged as you are
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#846068 Jan 24, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't forget Prescott Bush, George W's grandfather.
Citing family history is a bad move for Obamabots.

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