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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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#846077 Jan 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Sorry. You may still like Christie, and maybe he will be a good Governor for New Jersey. But Christie is clearly not a Conservative and clearly not reliable.
We can do better.
A lesson in just how quickly the conservatives will eat their young, or anyone that isn't as flaky, fearful and paranoid as they are. Good little Storm Trooper.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#846078 Jan 24, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>i thought it appropriate that Beyonce lip synced the anthem. it is symbolic of Obama's empty suit presidency.
As opposed to what you "LIP"?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#846079 Jan 24, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Who cares-Rush Limbaugh is a wind bag...whose mere opinion would only be considered with a grain of windmill, by ones with some actual intelligence types any way.
Speaking of, have you figured out a way to cap volcanic activity to curb the detrimental effects in relation to global warming yet?
Pass a law banning volcanoes, or EPA regulations controlling emissions.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#846080 Jan 24, 2013
Jiminy Cricket wrote:
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Security was removed in Libya of all places. Has there been any accounting of who made that decision or an explanation as to why?
If Hillary didn't read those cables of distress, why not and who did?
Who made the decision to take al-Qaeda out of the mix and replace the video as the reason for the attack? Who made the decision to put Rice in front of the cameras to falsely claim that was the reason for the attack?
Where was the president when all these decisions were being made to intentionally deceive the American public - and why was he willingly a part of it?
It's the deception that lingers. Hillary didn't even seem to think it mattered who was responsible or why. That's an astonishing statement in itself considering the many unanswered questions that still haven't been answered.
Or maybe you have them. Most of us are still waiting to find out how far up the chain this deception went.
Do you not care about deception for no other reason than political posturing to win an election when four Americans are dead in a terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11?
Because I certainly do.
Security was removed in Libya???

When you start out with that sort of nonsense It's difficult to continue reading you post.

There were 1.3 million cables from the various embassies/missions to the Secretary of State last year, each addressed to Hillary Clinton. The specific cables from ambassador Stevens re; security are classified, we don't know what those cables requested.

There was a single tough question yesterday, a (R) congressman asked Hillary if she had any idea why Stevens had traveled to Benghazi without his security. The committee chair quickly interrupted telling the congressman that he could not ask that question at the hearing but would have to submit it in writing.

Too many secrets Carol__that's how the CIA rolls__the hearings amount to no more than political Playhouse 90.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#846081 Jan 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Given a choice to vote "for" or "against" nine of President Obama's key proposals to reform the nation's gun laws, Americans support all of them, a new Gallup poll released Wednesday found.
Notably, Americans back criminal background checks for gun sales 91% to 8%, more mental health programs 82% to 15%, reinstating a federal assault weapons ban 60% to 35% and limiting the sale of high-capacity magazines to 10 rounds per clip 54% to 43%, the poll finds.
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/g...
"The question does not tell respondents that all nine proposals come from Obama's recently released plan to reduce gun violence; however, the wordings used to describe them intentionally follow the White House's "Now Is the Time" plan descriptions," Gallup says.
You use the word "magazine" and "clip" interchangeably in one sentence. Which do you mean?
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#846082 Jan 24, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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A lesson in just how quickly the conservatives will eat their young, or anyone that isn't as flaky, fearful and paranoid as they are. Good little Storm Trooper.
Christie isn't Presidential material, he's too crass and too fat
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#846083 Jan 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Pa. Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Make Federal Gun Laws Unenforceable In State
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/p...
they wouldn't be worried if there was no reason to be worried.
they've been looking at the polls, and once again, they don't care what the majority wants.
The overwhelming majority of Representative Metcalfe's constituents are opposed to gun control legislation. Why should responsible rural deer hunters be penalized because urban gangbangers can't control themselves?
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#846084 Jan 24, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Security was removed in Libya???
When you start out with that sort of nonsense It's difficult to continue reading you post.
There were 1.3 million cables from the various embassies/missions to the Secretary of State last year, each addressed to Hillary Clinton. The specific cables from ambassador Stevens re; security are classified, we don't know what those cables requested.
There was a single tough question yesterday, a (R) congressman asked Hillary if she had any idea why Stevens had traveled to Benghazi without his security. The committee chair quickly interrupted telling the congressman that he could not ask that question at the hearing but would have to submit it in writing.
Too many secrets Carol__that's how the CIA rolls__the hearings amount to no more than political Playhouse 90.
These goobers think they have the right to know everything, Hillary gave a good smackdown yesterday, especially regarding blokes funding by the republicans. McCain made a fool of himself as usual. What a blowhard, and Rand Paul is a dope.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#846085 Jan 24, 2013
Blocked
AFF

Roxboro, NC

#846086 Jan 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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better tell the court that their interpretation that the Court is the final word in interpreting the Constitution is subject to 'natural law'.
i'm sure they'll get right on it.
and i think your natural law thing is a failed birther screed. maybe you should be more specific so we can ascertain as to how you came up with that one.
Anyone who believes that security and prosperity for all can be provided by a government is a fool or a thief. The way that works, the elitist’s thief in government use the authority they derive from the fools the steal from the free.

The delusion of the day is to enrich all classes at the expense of Americans Freedom and liberty; it is to generalize plunder under pretense of organizing it. Now, legal plunder may be exercised in an infinite number of ways. Plunder comes in an infinite multitude of plans for organization; Tariffs, protection, perquisites, gratuities, encouragements, progressive taxation, free public education, right to work, right to profit, right to wages, right to assistance, right to instruments of labor, gratuity credit, on and on. And it is all these plans, taken as a whole, with what they have in common, Legal Plunder, known as Communisms.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#846087 Jan 24, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> That's mob rule. We don't govern by mob rule. This is a republic not a democracy. You'll seem to get that confused all the time.
Do our elected officials get elected by a majority or no? Come on Flack, get with it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#846088 Jan 24, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Yay for vagina's
Panetta to allow vagina's to die for their country....
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/23/pa...
Vagina lily's daughter should be the first to volunteer for combat, setting an example for JAPs and not leaving the heavy lifting to black women.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#846090 Jan 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The Hitler gun control lie
Gun rights activists who cite the dictator as a reason against gun control have their history dangerously wrong
If you’re going to impose a brutal authoritarian regime on your populace, better to disarm them first so they can’t fight back.
Unfortunately for LaPierre et al., the notion that Hitler confiscated everyone’s guns is mostly bogus. And the ancillary claim that Jews could have stopped the Holocaust with more guns doesn’t make any sense at all if you think about it for more than a minute.
More Warsaw ghetto-type uprisings would have created a substantial diversion to the Nazi war effort and the Holocaust. The Jews would have died in the end, but fighting on their feet instead of crouching in gas chambers.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#846091 Jan 24, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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A lesson in just how quickly the conservatives will eat their young, or anyone that isn't as flaky, fearful and paranoid as they are. Good little Storm Trooper.
the lesson is that by voting for The One again, America may be as doomed as conservatives. the other lesson is that Democrats don't mind indebting their young to third world status as long as we have A Village to Raise Baby, free contraception, open borders and do not offend Muslims.

'The Brokest Nation in History has just told the rest of the world that it is incapable of serious course correction–and around the planet prudent friends and enemies will begin planning for a post-American order.

So at some point reality will intervene–either in the form of total societal collapse or, one hopes, something marginally less convulsive.

The first responsibility of conservatives between now and 2016 is to have an adult conversation with the citizenry–the one that Mitt Romney chose to eschew in favor of vague jobs promises punctuated by bold assertions that “I believe in America.” So what? What matters is whether reality still believes in America.

And, when reality strikes, will Americans turn to conservatism?

The evidence from November is not reassuring. Romney dusted off the old surefire winner–”Ask yourself, are you better off than you were four years ago?”–and took it to read:“The economy’s dead. Vote Mitt.” A decisive chunk of lower-middle-class America agreed with him on the first part, and acted on its logic:“You’re right. So I’m voting for the party of endlessly extended unemployment insurance, universal food stamps, and increased Social Security disability enrollment.” If 1.7 percent growth is the new normal, this constituency will metastasize.

As his post-mortem observations to donors confirmed, Romney’s leaked “47 percent” aside is indicative of the way he thinks, and not a small thing.

Indeed, it’s a betrayal of core conservative morality: from “Teach a man to fish” to “There’s no point even bothering to try to teach 47 percent to fish.”

The Democrats used their brutal Romney-gives-you-cancer/ Ryan-offs-your-granny advertising in Ohio as bad cop to the good cop of Obama’s cultural cool. The trouble for conservatives is we have no good cop...'

Mark Steyn
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#846092 Jan 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Sorry. You may still like Christie, and maybe he will be a good Governor for New Jersey. But Christie is clearly not a Conservative and clearly not reliable.
We can do better.
Homer may be available in 2016.

I propose to:

Cut spending
Balance the budget
Pay down the debt
Scale down our military presence around the world
Increase the focus on welfare to work
Do everything in my power to bring manufacturing back to the U.S.
Wear a suit and tie to work everyday

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#846093 Jan 24, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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These goobers think they have the right to know everything, Hillary gave a good smackdown yesterday, especially regarding blokes funding by the republicans. McCain made a fool of himself as usual. What a blowhard, and Rand Paul is a dope.
You rang? Hehe... I agree. Applause! The government should keep us in the dark about everything, especially when people die and it's obvious government failed. I have my Democrat hat on today.
RUSH10ME

Gloucester, VA

#846094 Jan 24, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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This is not a dating site, killer
Nor is it an adiction / dependency intervention site but here you are .
forks_make_us_fa t

Kellyville, OK

#846095 Jan 24, 2013
*cannot*
Jane Says

New York, NY

#846096 Jan 24, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Must be tough going through life scared to death, maybe you could use a 105 Howitzer...Scatter brain.
i'm not as scared since North Korea announced yesterday that its testing of nuclear range missles so far can only reach California. as I post this, The One is probably busy writing a strongly worded letter of apology.
AFF

Roxboro, NC

#846099 Jan 24, 2013
Socialist Democratic is a doctrine, fostered by delusional, Illogical people, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of crap by the clean end.

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