Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1231877 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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Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#854212 Feb 5, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>If George the second had never invaded Iraq, Obama would not be POTUS__If BushCo had not fkd that war up so badly, Obama would not be POTUS. Bush advanced Obama to the oval office and McCain ushered him to his seat.
This plan came from the Carter ADM. what we see going on is no mistake everthing you see today was planned even obama
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#854213 Feb 5, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> That's because he is blowing them to smithereens without trail and no chance to interrogate for information. If Bush was doing that you libtards would be howling at the top of your lungs!!!
I am intrigued by the use of drones; would think you would be too.
You prefer ground troops and American deaths? Let the CIA and the military do it's job. We don't need to know everything.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#854214 Feb 5, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Rigthwing blogs and opinion pieces? I asked for proof.
Only a Democrat would call the official website of the Marine Corps an opion piece. Just how ignorant are you?

Here's the facts. Start there and see where it leads you. Then, answer the question you've been dodging for a month now:

Al Qaeda is attacking us for 7 hours. The real-time video is being watched in the White House. Orders were given for the AC-130 and Force Recon Marine units to disregard their default orders to respond to an attack on the embassy in Libya. Where was Obama when these orders came from the White House?

This is just one of a hundred articles describing the assets available.

http://www.captainsjournal.com/2012/11/03/so-...

Get off your ass and actually look for some truth, dupe.
If you actually look into the matter beyond what you're programmed to say in your indoctrinatino sessions, you'll see that one of the former SEALs was actively painting the target. That means that Specter WAS ON STATION! Probably an AC130U. A ground laser designator is not a briefing pointer laser. You do not “paint” a target until the weapons system/designator is synched; which means that the AC130 was on station.

Here is the Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps visiting the Force Recon Marine unit specifically prepositioned in Sigonella to respond to an attack on the embassy in Libya in July, 2012.

http://www.marforaf.marines.mil/News/NewsArti...

If you actually were interested in truth, you'd have already read all of this and it would be obvious to you the White House hung the Americans out to dry in Benghazi while they watched Al Qaeda kill them on the real-time video feed.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#854215 Feb 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
why? because most racist conservatives live in rural areas.
black folks aren't stupid.
Uh oh, you took the bait.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#854217 Feb 5, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>There would remain the matter of his young son. IMO it's a bullshyt deal advance by the right to undermine Obama's various successes in responding to terror. BushCo would have loved to have these advanced drones.
The FBI just killed Jimmy Lee Dykes and no one is complaining. The media is complaining though because the FBI won't explain in detail how they were able to use explosives to kill Dykes without harming the child. Should mention that the military assisted the FBI in some manner.
Probable lured him outside and got him with a drone strike. Would explain the explosion. Seem to be the future here in the USA.
Realitybeckons

London, KY

#854218 Feb 5, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Homer convinced DBWriter lives in some kind of alternate reality.
and Duh a Vey lives in pirate twee that gwows currency in Disneywand.

Duh a Vey Gump and fweinds- all duh werlds a stoopid stage.

Sane people, have a nice day. Ignotards, pfft-and derrrr. The reason(s) the US really does need a "Dept of Common Sense" (best quote of the week last week!!).

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#854219 Feb 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
"our"
You need to read Roosevelt’s message to congress of January 11, 1944. The Democrats and Republicans have been pushing their twist of communism from the days of Lincoln. Central control of economic and equality by the elitists in government is communism at is best. Of course they are getting theirs off the top. The control of the nation’s production by the government is all in a communist handbook.
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.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#854220 Feb 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup! They're all caving. Waiting for Rick Scott now, who has given teachers a raise!
biggest education budget ever.

worrying about not being reelected.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#854221 Feb 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
why? because most racist conservatives live in rural areas.
black folks aren't stupid.
LOL... Being true to yourself racist is better than being a liar just to impress everyone...

Mass killings by Democrats or Chicago ghetto style liberal killings from the culture of violence are not by rural areas clinging to their guns and religion.

You still have not told us why the ghettos and projects are magnets for blacks..

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#854222 Feb 5, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
If you attempt to dodge answering a question by asking a question, I just go back to the original questions you dodged. For instance, the questions you've been dodging for a month now:
Where was Obama during the 7-goddam-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down American embassy security detatchment in Benghazi when orders with presidential authority came from the White House to hang the Americans in Benghazi out to dry while the White House watched Al Qaeda kill them on the live video feed?
And;
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
When you answer these questions, then we can get to the questions you posed in your predictable attempt to digress and avoid admitting Obama is a clown act.
The money comes from the Treasury.

Did you ever think that if you are seeking a particular answer that you should ask a better question?
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#854223 Feb 5, 2013
discordian wrote:
<quoted text>
Shut up bitch, before a i have to plant my size 10 1/2 boot up your fat azz. Racist pig.
Listen to yourself. You poor little misfit. You only wish you could shut me up and well, we all know that you s.o.b.'s can't stand to hear the truth. I say Romney is about the most lying mother Fuger on the planet. Another thing you racist inbred, pale skinned, marbled eyes basterd...You trying to plant anything in me, will result in your instant demise. Got it? LOL Sorry ass honkies always threatening violence but all you do is talk and hide behind your "2nd amendment rights." Tell us all this Honkies... why are you the only group supporting the NRA's B.S. on assault weapons? What are you afraid of other than your god damn shadows?

ROFLMAO
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#854224 Feb 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Uh oh, you took the bait.
nah.

How the G.O.P. Became the Anti-Urban Party

The very word “city” went all but unheard at the Republican convention, held in the rudimentary city of Tampa, Fla. The party platform ratified there is over 31,000 words long. It includes subsections on myriad pressing topics, like “Restructuring the U.S. Postal Service for the Twenty-First Century” and “American Sovereignty in U.S. Courts,” which features a full-throated denunciation of the “unreasonable extension” of the Lacey Act of 1900 (please don’t ask). There are also passages specifying what our national policy should be all over the world — but not in one American city.

Actually, that’s not quite true. Right after “Honoring Our Relationship With American Indians” and shortly before “Honoring and Supporting Americans in the Territories,” the Republican platform addresses another enclave of benighted quasi-citizens: the District of Columbia. Most of what it has to say is about forcing the district to accept school vouchers, lax gun laws and the fact that it will never be a state. It also scolds the district for corruption and “decades of inept one-party rule.” Only a city would get yelled at.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/opinion/sun...

Unsurprisingly, the chairman of the Republican platform committee, Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, is from a state that has no city with a population of 500,000 or more. One of his two “co-chairmen” was Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota, which ranks 47th among the states in population density. The other was Marsha Blackburn, who represents a largely suburban district of Tennessee.

IT could hardly be otherwise. The Republican Party is, more than ever before in its history, an anti-urban party, its support gleaned overwhelmingly from suburban and rural districts — especially in presidential elections.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#854226 Feb 5, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
Folks, rightwing blogs and opinion pieces are not facts.
Sincerely,
Homer
Folks, here is an idiot calling the official website of the Marine Corps a "rightwing blog" or an "opinion piece".

Here is the official website of the Marine Corps publishing an article in JULY, 2012, with a photograph of the Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps visiting the Force Recon Marine unit prepositioned in Sigonella specifically to respond to specifically an attack on our embassy specifically in Libya.

http://www.marforaf.marines.mil/News/NewsArti...

Where was Obama during the 7-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down American embassy security detatchment in Benghazi when orders with presidential authority came from the White House for the AC-130s on station and the Force Recon Marine units were ordered to disregard their default orders and the White House hung the Americans out to dry in Benghazi while they watched Al Qaeda kill them on the real-time video feed?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#854227 Feb 5, 2013
Born in New Mexico to Yemeni parents, Mr. Awlaki, 40, began preaching in mosques while a college student in the United States. During that time, as a preacher in San Diego, he met two of the Sept. 11, 2001, attackers. He returned to Yemen in 2004 and his English-language sermons became ever more stridently anti-American.

American counterterrorism officials said his Internet lectures and sermons inspired would-be militants and led to more than a dozen terrorist investigations in the United States, Britain and Canada. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who is accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas in 2009, had exchanged e-mails with Mr. Awlaki before the shootings. Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-American who tried to set off a car bomb in Times Square in May 2010, cited Mr. Awlaki as an inspiration.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/01/world/middl...

(I'm glad he's dead)

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#854228 Feb 5, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
If you want to get that kind of money, become a CEO. Or, you can use the traditional American economic system and start your own company.
Even if you don't have the gumption to start your own company, and you don't have the talent required to become a CEO, and you didn't take advantage of the education opportunites available to every goddam person in the entire country, you still can earn a very nice middle-class living that includes a house, a pickup truck for you, a car for your wife, new clothes for your kids, a four-wheeler, a bass boat, a set of golf clubs, vacations to Yellowstone, Bar-B-Q Super Bowl party for your friends, and some money left over for food and beer.
All you have to do to get this is just GET A F**K*NG JOB, show up for work every day... on time, do what you're paid to do, and be a student of your profession.
If you can't find a job, there are 30 million illegal aliens doing the work Obama is paying his base to not do. Take one of those jobs.
Here's the deal....
Work or starve.
There's no more money to pay for that government gravy train you've been riding for 50+ years.
Speaking of government gravy trains, why are my taxes subsidizing your pay?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#854229 Feb 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
biggest education budget ever.
worrying about not being reelected.
I can't imagine him getting re elected.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#854230 Feb 5, 2013
Individualism and the Failures of Liberalism in America
There is a common question being asked today in liberal and activist circles:“Why, in the face of all the deeply immoral actions engaged in by the U.S. government regarding its domestic and foreign actions, can liberals not organize themselves enough to push back against the economic-political managers of the totalitarian surge of the U.S. government?” This essay is an attempt to answer this question, at least in part.

There is a common denominator between traditional liberals and conservatives that engages one camp and immobilizes the other. That common denominator is the philosophy of individualism—i.e. subjective relativism. In its extreme form, it is the adolescent level of narcissism, in which one is concerned with only oneself. When one combines this individualism with the moral relativism of a capitalistic philosophy which denies the objective moral values that would limit individual desires (in this case, the desire for money), one finds a philosophy that is shared by both traditional liberals and conservatives. Both are combined in the philosophy of Ayn Rand, who makes a virtue of selfish individualism, the “all for me and my interests” syndrome. For example, in her book The Virtue of Selfishness, Rand says that “the actor must always be the beneficiary of his action”(p. x).

Even more, it is positively irrational for actors not to be selfish/self-interested. Traditional liberals themselves participate in this philosophy when they attempt to stand alone with their own opinions and the philosophy of “this is right for me,” or “I do what I want or think is best for my interests,” or “no one can tell me what is right, true, etc.” Any one of these fits nicely into the traditional Lockean-Libertarian understanding of human nature, in which humans by nature are selfish and desirous (see John Locke, Two Treatises of Government, Second Treatise, Chapter IX). In general, liberals follow the Randian philosophy when they put their own self interests ahead of a general principle or general set of principles concerning what is right, true, just, etc. To put it as de Tocqueville did:“in democratic societies, each citizen is habitually busy with the contemplation of a very puny object, which is himself”(Democracy in America, Chapter XVIII).

Even worse, some academics and intellectuals support this type of primacy of the individual and/or its accompanying cognitive and ethical relativism by finding ways of justifying it, all with the end-game in mind to deny the importance of the normative dimension of human reason and its relation to ethics, by maintaining the primacy of the non-rational and non-normative dimension to human cognition. This is exemplified today by one such attempt to reduce beliefs to mere metaphors or “frames.” When irrationalism of this type is said to found human reason or morality, it inevitably produces (or at the very least contributes significantly to) an ethical relativism which, when combined with individualism, results in a noteworthy blow to the cause of rational normative thinking, such as the political norms of “justice for all”(i.e. justice as a universal precept) or “equality barring none,” to say nothing of the notion of community.1
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#854231 Feb 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You act as though all the rebels were Al Qaeda. This is certainly not even close to the case.
A lot of work was done to try to get any weapons heading into Libya not fall into the hands of terrorists.
The judgeits were gone until you came back, nutjob. Seems like they flare up when you or the other mental case Old Raider are around. He should be showing up any minute now.

So, did Afghanastan attack us?

Did your beloved Democrats support using force in Iraq?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#854232 Feb 5, 2013
Truth is no SIN wrote:
Obamacare: A Deception
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, commonly referred to as the ACA or Obamacare
Obamacare works for the insurance companies but not for you.
Obamacare was formulated on the concept of health care as a commercial commodity and was cloaked in ideological slogans such as “shared responsibility,”“no free riders” and “ownership society.” These slogans dress the insurance industry’s raid on public resources in the cloak of a “free market” health care system.
You will learn how to purchase a subsidized plan at the Exchange, what will happen when income and family circumstances change during the year or from one year to the next, and other perils brought to you by Obamacare. It is one of the most important articles that will be posted on my website this year. Americans will be shocked to learn the extent to which they have been deceived. The legislation neither protects the patient nor are the plans affordable.
The author shows that for those Americans whose income places them between 138% and 400% of the Federal Poverty Level, the out-of-pocket cost for one of the least expensive (lower coverage) subsidized policies ranges from 2% to 9.5% of Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI), a tax base larger than the Adjusted Gross Income used for calculating federal income tax.
What this means is that those Americans with the least or no disposable income are faced in effect with a substantial pay cut. The author provides an example of a 35 year-old with a MAGI of $27,925. The out-of- pocket cost to this person of a Silver level plan (second least expensive) is $187.33 per month. This cost is based on pre-tax income, that is, before income is reduced by payroll and income taxes. There goes the car payment or utility bill. The lives of millions of Americans will change drastically as they struggle with a new, large expense – particularly in an era of no jobs, low-paying jobs and rising cost of living.
The author also points out that the cost of using the mandated policies will be prohibitive because of the large deductibles and co-pays. Many Americans will find themselves not only with a policy they can’t afford, but also with one they cannot afford to use. Those who cannot afford the insurance, even with a subsidy, will be faced with a costly penalty, and in many cases, this, too, will be difficult, if not impossible, to pay. As each year’s subsidy is based on last year’s income, there will be a substantial year-end tax liability for those who must repay the subsidy in whole or part because their income increased during the year. The stress alone from such a regressive scheme is, without a doubt, not conducive to good health and well-being.
Diets will worsen for millions of Americans as they struggle with a new large expense. Thus, the effect of Obamacare will be to worsen the health of millions. Indeed, a “glitch” in the legislation allows millions to be priced out of coverage.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/30/obam...
Alternatively, Americans might be able to acquire health insurance coverage but have no doctors willing to treat them.
http://www.safetyweb.org/fpl.php [2]
The ACA requires use of MODIFIED ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME (MAGI) instead of Adjusted Gross Income for all determinations made by an Exchange including eligibility for Medicaid except in certain cases. So, in this lesson, we’ll refer to annual income as MAGI.
Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) is defined as Adjusted Gross
lots of unintended consequences in "LET'S PASS THE BILL AND THEN WE'LL FIND OUT WHATS IN IT"
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#854233 Feb 5, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Probable lured him outside and got him with a drone strike. Would explain the explosion. Seem to be the future here in the USA.
Booby trap.

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