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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#848746 Jan 28, 2013
How to Win States and Disenfranchise People: The GOP's Electoral-Vote Plan

Let's play a game. Let's say, hypothetically, that your party has lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. Even worse, long-term demographic trends suggest that your chances are only going to get worse. What do you do?

One option might be to revamp your policy proposals, improve the technical operational side of your party, and think about ways to improve your candidate pool.

Or you could try to find ways to make sure fewer people's votes matter.

.... There's a certain nihilism here. One of the major storylines of the 2012 election was voter-ID laws and voting hours. While ostensibly formulated to stop voter fraud, there wasn't much voter fraud to stop, and the changed hours tended to affect mostly poorer and urban (and therefore Democratic) voters. In some cases, Republican officials put the changes in starkly honest ways. A Pennsylvania legislator said a voter-ID law would help Mitt Romney win the state (he was wrong), while an Ohio official said voting hours shouldn't be shaped to accommodate the "urban -- read African-American -- voter-turnout machine." For a variety of reasons, however, these pushes didn't work: courts struck down some laws, and voters were willing to wait in long lines to cast their ballots.

But hey, if disenfranchisement didn't work once, just try it again, right? It's not like the GOP's standing with minority and urban voters can get much worse.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#848747 Jan 28, 2013
LooTER SHooTER wrote:
Oh ... By the way LIBTARDS...
Your two faced forked tounge president is an idiot !
HE SIGNS ON THE SAME DAY---
To let woman on the front line in military situations AND AT THE SAME DAY AND SAME TIME ANNOUNCES IF HE HAD A SON HE WOULDNT LET HIM PLAY FOOTBALL because its too dangerous .
LUDICRIS ISNT IT ?
Dont try to explain .
YOU CANT !
Obama is a MORON !
He proves it every day !
O.....+
More proof right whiners are dumbasses.

Women in the military are adults & can make their own decisions. If they qualify for combat & wish to serve their country, why deny them that opportunity. They can weigh their own risks.

Its one thing to accept risk for yourself but another to expose your kids to risk.

And I know you right whiners don't get that football is a game. Fighting for our country is not.

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#848748 Jan 28, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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You probably read it in that self-agrandizing manifesto you wrote using the typewriter in the public library next to Ted Kazynsky. Or, was that dupe Obama hired to write the books he claims to have written sitting next to you?
What you call rightwing is actually center.
That's how distorted your perception is.
Now Now Now.

You're just mad because Homer's manifesto is competition for your book of fanatsies where Obama is buying enough ammo so he can kill every American.

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forks_make_us_fa t

Kellyville, OK

#848749 Jan 28, 2013
Crony Capitalism....

Twitter gets subsidy for friendly Tweets in San Fran....

http://www.buzzfeed.com/justinesharrock/how-t...

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LooTER SHooTER

United States

#848750 Jan 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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More proof right whiners are dumbasses.
Women in the military are adults & can make their own decisions. If they qualify for combat & wish to serve their country, why deny them that opportunity. They can weigh their own risks.
Its one thing to accept risk for yourself but another to expose your kids to risk.
And I know you right whiners don't get that football is a game. Fighting for our country is not.
your comment makes NO sence !
Your goofy president makes NO sence either !

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forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#848751 Jan 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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More proof right whiners are dumbasses.
Women in the military are adults & can make their own decisions. If they qualify for combat & wish to serve their country, why deny them that opportunity. They can weigh their own risks.
Its one thing to accept risk for yourself but another to expose your kids to risk.
And I know you right whiners don't get that football is a game. Fighting for our country is not.
So a women can have an abortion and get killed in combat but I can't own a '.22' that holds more than 10 rounds?

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LooTER SHooTER

United States

#848752 Jan 28, 2013
JOE BIDENS SECURITY DOG WAS JUST AS RETARDED AS JOE HIMSELF !
One of his security dogs died after jumping off of a 6 story hotel roof !
Hahahahaha
Even his dog is a Moron !!
Haiahahahaia !

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“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#848753 Jan 28, 2013
LooTER SHooTER wrote:
<quoted text>your comment makes NO sence !
Your goofy president makes NO sence either !
The LooTER SHooTER can't spell sense--a five-letter word--correctly. What's that tell you about his(?) ability to speak for the retarded right?

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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#848754 Jan 28, 2013
LooTER SHooTER wrote:
<quoted text>simpleton?
THIS SIMPLETON HAS MORE AND EARNS MUCH MUCH MORE THAN YOU !
So whos the simpleton?
Have you recieved yous stimulus check yet?
I know you are depending on it . Your
A LOOOOOZER!
Really Simpleton, and you base that on what? Opps I forgot all of your decisions are based on ignorance and hatred. Reduced to a programmed chimp.

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forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#848755 Jan 28, 2013
Obamacare and why I had to fib about my smoking....

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/01/hey-...

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Jimmy

Newington, CT

#848756 Jan 28, 2013
LooTER SHooTER wrote:
JOE BIDENS SECURITY DOG WAS JUST AS RETARDED AS JOE HIMSELF !
One of his security dogs died after jumping off of a 6 story hotel roof !
Hahahahaha
Even his dog is a Moron !!
Haiahahahaia !
Poor Uncle Joe.

In Obama/Binen Secret Service protocol, the Secret Service Dog saw a prostitute walking on the street and couldn't hold back.

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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#848757 Jan 28, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
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So a women can have an abortion and get killed in combat but I can't own a '.22' that holds more than 10 rounds?
Easy one fool, sensible gun control...I suspect it's the sensible part that you nutcases don't get? just so morons with guns don't kill all of our children and other law abiding citizens. Guns and gun owners are out of control and we prove that every year. And exactly why would you need a 22 that holds more than ten rounds? Join the military idiot.

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Jimmy

Newington, CT

#848758 Jan 28, 2013
Oh Lookie! It's the moron who likes to play speeling police!
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>The LooTER SHooTER can't spell sense--a five-letter word--correctly. What's that tell you about his(?) ability to speak for the retarded right?

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Jimmy

Newington, CT

#848759 Jan 28, 2013
Uveryboody mak ser ya spel gud taday. Th moran speeling poolice leosnorena are here.

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LooTER SHooTER

United States

#848760 Jan 28, 2013
Joe overBiten
SILLARY CLITLESS AND
BaaLack CrowBama ....
THE REAL LIFE 3 STOOGES !!
Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk !!

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Jimmy

Newington, CT

#848761 Jan 28, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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You're not a patriot, you're a chest beating coward. You'd wet your pants when the first officer,Marine or National Guardsman showed up at your house in you imaginary war. Unfortunately no one is even contemplating taking anyone's guns. I wish they would though just to expose all you pussies for what you are.
Aren't you the KKKoward that was saying Obama has done nothing to impact gun rights? You have about zero credibility on this thread, KKKoward. Beat it.

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forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#848762 Jan 28, 2013
From the 'take the LAW-abiding citizens' property away...
and let the 'naturalized' bomber keep his citizenship file....
http://www.cis.org/Upholding-the-Value-of-Our...

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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#848764 Jan 28, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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Aren't you the KKKoward that was saying Obama has done nothing to impact gun rights? You have about zero credibility on this thread, KKKoward. Beat it.
So in retard world there is no such thing as responsible gun control? This is a totally different world than Colonial times, although baggers never change for the better..Retard world is their safe haven. Enjoy your ignorance, you wear it well.

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LooTER SHooTER

United States

#848765 Jan 28, 2013
YOur Goofy president didnt even know how many states we have !!
Whats that tell you ?

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jiminy cricket

Orlando, FL

#848766 Jan 28, 2013
A bipartisan group of leading senators reached an agreement on sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation's immigration laws.

It covers border security, guest workers, employer verification and a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants in the country.

Details have yet to be negotiated, but it's a significant development.

McCain and the late Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy collaborated on immigration legislation pushed by President George W. Bush in 2007. It collapsed in the Senate when it couldn't get enough GOP support.

Because of the Latino support for Obama last November, Republican leaders concluded supporting immigration reform with a path to citizenship has become a political imperative.

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/...

For Republicans, it's all about what the people want.

Maybe it will rub off on Obama and the Democrats.
Unfortunately, it's too late for Obamacare. They ignored the wishes of the majority then and are still ignoring tht the majority want government to cut spending.

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