Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263873 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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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#846510 Jan 24, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I know plenty of girls who can climb a 20 ft rope, and mountain climb, rock climb, run for miles, in marathons, in triathalons, save lives, swim for miles, lift more weight than most men, what the hell is he talking about? I'd bet any woman could whoop his azz/ men that talk like that are usually of the Pillsbury doughboy category.
lol, agree.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#846511 Jan 24, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>No fk no, as far as the Arab and Islamic world is concerned the US can do far more damage by staying the hell away from their bullsht religious and tribal conflicts.
As a nation we remain indebted to a few longtime friends and partners, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan and a few others. But fk the dictatorships and those run by the Mullahs. Life's too short to spend hanging around with crazies, even Israel's voters are beginning to see the light.
You can take Egypt off that list. They're just another Wahabist Arab dictatorship supporting anti-America/anti-Israel jihad and terrorists now.
Lincoln

United States

#846512 Jan 24, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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President Obama did not start these wars; Bush did. President Obama has and will end them. There's a big difference.
Will we withdraw from Afghanistan?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#846513 Jan 24, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>So if I order a Big Mac® and Fries I can pay for an enemy combatant being shot in the leg? I guess he'd only be grazed for a few cents worth of taxes.
If you super-size it that'll cover a torso shot.

Hope that helps your dietary planning.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#846514 Jan 24, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Why would anyone be afraid to answer? Are you saying that people should not be allowed to protest wars?
President Obama did not start these wars; Bush did. President Obama has and will end them. There's a big difference.
You are the dishonest scumbag, or just a dummy like the rest of them. Nothing worse than willfull ignorance.
So, you're one of the nuts that believe Bush was one of the conspirators behind the 9/11(2001) attack....
Obama is ending them by surrendering to the Arab terrorist jihad.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#846515 Jan 24, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Fail to see how
driving Carol off the thread is
anything but a negative move
May disagree with
Carol and John Galt
but would rather see them than the trolls!
Me too!
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#846516 Jan 24, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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We may disagree with
Carol and John Galt
but would rather see them
than the trolls!
Agreed
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#846517 Jan 24, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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You can take Egypt off that list. They're just another Wahabist Arab dictatorship supporting anti-America/anti-Israel jihad and terrorists now.
You know it's common knowledge that 85% of rightwing households are run like a Wahabist Arab Dictatorship(WAD). Of course I cannot provide a link for this, but I am pretty sure I read this somewhere.

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#846518 Jan 24, 2013
QUOTE who="DBWriter"
2003 Democrats support the war in Iraq in exchange from the Republicans no effective oversight of their Marxist subprime housing loan program.
........
Please verify that you claim that Democrats made a deal with Republicans to support a phony unprovoked war in exchange for Republican support of phony loans. I want to show this to a friend of mine to illustrate the bizarre reasoning of right wing lunatics on this site.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#846519 Jan 24, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Me too!
Me three. At one point I only had to ignore every third post and now it's every other post, some days it's even worse.

And this is topix premier thread__goin on a million__Hah!
discordia

Denver, CO

#846520 Jan 24, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
Rightwingers are dumb.
You are dumber.
Lincoln

United States

#846521 Jan 24, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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So, you're one of the nuts that believe Bush was one of the conspirators behind the 9/11(2001) attack....
Obama is ending them by surrendering to the Arab terrorist jihad.
There is a topix birth certificate thread with this kind of nonsense.
Bush did Not plan 9-11,
in retrospect it might have been prevented...
this a bit of Monday morning quarterbacking.
discordia

Denver, CO

#846522 Jan 24, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Whenever we have a war it should be funded by an itemized, nationwide sales tax so that every time you make a purchase you know exactly what its costing us.
How about we do that with all expenditures? Including the hundreds of billions in give aways? POS dems in the senate won't even pass a budget and you think we can do what you propose?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#846523 Jan 24, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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The Constitution defines our government as a civillian government.
Show us the text in the Constitution where two sets of rights are defined: one set of rights for the civillians in government; and a different set of rights for the civillians not in government.
Show it to us or STFU.
LOL

so how many times have you been married? and i bet the divorce was never your fault.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#846524 Jan 24, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
QUOTE who="DBWriter"
2003 Democrats support the war in Iraq in exchange from the Republicans no effective oversight of their Marxist subprime housing loan program.
........
Please verify that you claim that Democrats made a deal with Republicans to support a phony unprovoked war in exchange for Republican support of phony loans. I want to show this to a friend of mine to illustrate the bizarre reasoning of right wing lunatics on this site.
don't get in a hurry.
discordia

Denver, CO

#846525 Jan 24, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Where are all these "babies" you're referring to, I don't know about any mass baby killings.
Fetuses are only babies when the mother is murdered or killed and then the fetus becomes a baby. Ever noticed that?
dem

Chicago, IL

#846526 Jan 24, 2013
discordia wrote:
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How about we do that with all expenditures? Including the hundreds of billions in give aways? POS dems in the senate won't even pass a budget and you think we can do what you propose?
watch your language, ma'am.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#846527 Jan 24, 2013
Bushism Killed Reaganism

Tom Ricks is partly right when he writes this:

I don’t think Obama killed the Reagan revolution. I think it was getting old — it had lasted nearly three decades. But I think the Reagan influence effectively was killed by President Bush’s lengthy Iraq war, which proved so expensive that it was no longer possible to transfer wealth to the rich at the Reagan-era rate without running up huge deficits.

What Ricks gets right here is that Bush was responsible for bringing an end to the era of national conservative and Republican political ascendancy that began with Reagan. The Iraq war was a large part of why that ascendancy ended, but it was not the only cause. As I mentioned in the post yesterday, the Bush-era GOP failed and was seen to have failed across the board. Reagan’s policies came to be associated with economic recovery and overall foreign policy competence, and on both counts Bush’s policies trashed his party’s reputation as trustworthy stewards.

The Iraq war was expensive in many ways, but the expense of that unnecessary war by itself was not what wrecked Bush’s presidency or the GOP’s political fortunes. What made the expense and the casualties so outrageous was that there had been no good reason for the war, the official justifications for the war were all bogus, the management of the war was so inept, and Republican boosters of the war remained oblivious to all of this for years. The Iraq war did so much damage to the Republican reputation for competence on matters of national security and foreign policy because it inflicted serious damage to U.S. interests rather than advancing them. The war represented a significant departure from the conduct of previous Republican administrations, it went horribly wrong, and to this day many Republican leaders still imagine that it was a success. If there was one thing that Republicans were supposed to be good at, it was in the effective and careful stewardship of U.S. foreign policy, and Bush threw all of that away in a few years while his supporters cheered him on.

Bushism was not simply the reckless and aggressive foreign policy that most people identify with it. It was also supposed to represent a “reform” of Reaganism comparable to what Clinton had done for the Democrats and Blair had done for Labour, and it was defined by the Republican embrace of government intervention and the expansion of the size and role of the federal government into areas that Republicans had previously considered unacceptable. Bushism was intended as a modernization of Reaganism, but it mainly succeeded only in copying the least desirable features of Reagan’s tenure, such as exploding deficits and increased military spending. As a final blow, Bush presided over the beginning of a huge financial and economic calamity.

As Bushism replaced and in some respects repudiated Reaganism, it also destroyed the public’s confidence in Republican governance. The truth is that Bushism had killed Reaganism years before Obama started his first presidential campaign. When Bushism tried to replace Reaganism as the glue of a new political coalition, it ended up shattering the old coalition instead.

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

Denver, CO

#846528 Jan 24, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Ok, what does that have to do with what I posted. Is that just another retarded assumption? If you'll consider how long occupation and intervention is going on it goes back through nearly every post-war presidency.
You mentioned wars and intervention in other countries, retardo, I mentioned the man in charge for the last 4 years. I believe the president, on his own, has the authority to bring every single soldier overseas home right now.

I also asked where Code Pink was these days, you avoided answering because they have disappeared now that the AA president is in charge.

You also avoided answering where the anti war Hollywood celebrities are now that Bush is no longer in charge.

What that tells me is that the issue is not wars, interventions and American deaths, the issue for the left is what party is in charge.

Hypocrisy is the issue.
discordia

Denver, CO

#846529 Jan 24, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Its obvious he just doesn't like women, maybe he prefers men?
It's obvious you and Lily are dumbasses. Lily is an ignoramus who knows zero about the military, like you, who likely never served. I see you hate gays too.

How would the girls have fared on Omaha Beach? The Belleau Woods? The road to Stalingrad? Gettysburg?

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