Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1233754 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#868891 Mar 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh what a load. The security of the President is paramount; who knows how many loose cannons will use this as an opportunity to get into the White House and do something bad.
Tough luck, you wanted the sequester, deal with the consequences.
The security of the country is far more important than the security of a do-nothing government employee.

However, the sequester is great and let the boy make a fool of himself.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#868892 Mar 5, 2013
Wow, since when did the White House of the United states of America[ OF the People, By the People, For the People, become some sort of "personal residence?"

The White House is canceling tours of the president's famous abode starting next week, saying the budget cuts that went into effect last week are to blame.

A phone recording on the call line for White House visitors informs callers that White House tours will be canceled, starting this weekend.

"Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House tours will be canceled effective Saturday March 9th, 2013 until further notice," the recording says. "Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours. We very much regret having to take this action particularly during the popular spring touring season."....

CHRISTIE for POTUS 2016!
Lincoln

Seminole, FL

#868893 Mar 5, 2013
Just a minute wrote:
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Something tells me she too will ignore the facts, when presented, as he did tonight on his show. It's easier that way.
Honesty is a very expensive gift. I don't expect it from cheap liberals.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#868894 Mar 5, 2013
Just a minute wrote:
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Something tells me she too will ignore the facts, when presented, as he did tonight on his show. It's easier that way.
Exactly; no doubt this faux outrage on White House visitation must have come from O'Reilly as well. As if that's the nations worst problem. Carol hasn't left Orlando in years.

This is a long, but informative article on the sequester. I doubt Carol will read it, but, it's a beginning in hopes that perhaps she can comprehend the dynamics of it:

There are three groups of Republicans in the House. There are many Members who will never vote for a compromise that closes tax loopholes for the wealthy. There is a smaller group of Members who believe it is in their interest to support such a compromise. But there is also a group of Members who may or may not be convinced to cast a vote for a compromise, but can be convinced that it is in the interests of the GOP brand for Boehner to allow a vote on a compromise that passes both houses and ends the sequester.

That third group of Republican Members is critical of the outcome of the sequester saga. If Progressives and the White House can make these issues personal and concrete, it will begin to tarnish the Republican brand among swing voters.

A recent Public Policy Polling survey found that voters considered Congressional Republicans less popular than head lice, root canals or colonoscopies. It's hard to imagine their image declining much further, but it is certainly possible. As the concrete effects of the Republican sequester become more and more visible, wiser heads in the Republican Party may very well decide that a compromise that looks impossible today, is very possible tomorrow.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/...
Floridas History Prof

United States

#868895 Mar 5, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Your being stupid is one thing but being smugly stupid puts icing on the Twinkie.
Who ordered the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII?
Go ahead and tell us it was George Bush.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA
Your idea of history is what you had for breakfast. Fool.
Prepare to get smacked, Fool

Executive Order 9066, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, allowed authorized military commanders to designate "military areas" at their discretion, "from which any or all persons may be excluded."

NOW, where does this say Japanese-Americans are to be rounded up and placed in camps? Nowhere.

REMEMBER the earlier statement that our miitary is a powderkeg of fascism? That wonderful military you think is so honorable?

On March 2, 1942, General John L. DeWitt issued Public Proclamation No. 1, declaring that "such person or classes of persons as the situation may require" would, at some later point, be subject to exclusion orders from "Military Area No. 1" (essentially, the entire Pacific coast to about 100 miles (160.9 km) inland), and requiring anyone who had "enemy" ancestry to file a Change of Residence Notice if they planned to move. A second exclusion zone was designated several months later, which included the areas chosen by most of the Japanese Americans who had managed to leave the first zone.

So it was not Roosvelt, but General DeWitt who expanded use of executive order 9066 to a grotesque level.

Here is General DeWitt's final proclamation:

May 3, 1942: General DeWitt issued Civilian Exclusion Order No. 34, ordering all people of Japanese ancestry, whether citizens or non-citizens, who were still living in "Military Area No. 1" to report to assembly centers, where they would live until being moved to permanent "Relocation Centers."

What now, Mr. smartass Retardican? What other area of history would you like your azz kicked in debate?
Lincoln

Seminole, FL

#868896 Mar 5, 2013
Just a minute wrote:
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Lol. If I wanted discourse with a clown I'd find a circus. Get a life sonny. Past your bedtime?
Perhaps a road show president obama, complete with carnival barkers, deranged fish in a barrel, and obnoxious rooftop clowns?
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#868897 Mar 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Lesson #6: These arbitrary, automatic spending cuts did not result from a "failure to communicate" in Washington.
Many pundits seem obsessed with the notion that the sequester is simply a result of the poor communication or negotiating skills of Washington politicians. Frankly that is simply ridiculous.
In 2011 the Republicans made a conscious decision to refuse to raise the debt ceiling -- to pay the country's bills -- unless they could ring budget concessions from the president. They were willing to blow themselves -- and the economy -- to pieces to get their way. The sequester was part of the deal that was struck to avoid that man-made catastrophe.
Now the Republicans are once again holding the country hostage to its demands to "cut entitlements" -- meaning Social Security, and Medicare -- and to maintain tax loopholes for the wealthy. They have resorted to hostage-taking because their positions are so unpopular that they believe they have no chance of passing them them through a normal democratic process. So they refuse to compromise one inch when it comes to a fix that might avoid the arbitrary cuts that even they admit will hurt the economy.
Better "communication" or "negotiating skills" will not affect this intransigence one iota. As today's Washington Post makes clear, their unwillingness to cRepublican leadership and their far right wing.
The GOP's supporters on Wall Street had a big role getting them to back off their threat to default on the nation's debts. Wall Street believed that default could lead to another worldwide financial market meltdown. Not so with the sequester. In fact, many on Wall Street have actually been crusading for more austerity and stock prices have remained high.
Many federal contractors are, of course, directly affected by the sequester and are certainly weighing in with the Republican leadership. In fact, the GOP sequester strategy carries many risks for the Party, but these risks will not materialize as a result of anything that goes on exclusively inside the Beltway.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/...
Lesson #7: Stop drinking immediately.
Just a minute

Mineola, NY

#868898 Mar 5, 2013
Tingling Leg wrote:
<quoted text> We now take "just a minute" break directly from MSNBC...
Do yourself a favor pal and save the troll routine for your little friends. After reading a few pages on this forum it's obvious you're the equivalent of the village idiot here. Don't waste your time or mine.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#868899 Mar 5, 2013
Ok, here we go; this is where it came from:

On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced that the across-the-board sequester cuts will result in the cancellation of all White House tours indefinitely. This no doubt upset ticket holders, but it also seems to have struck a nerve with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who introduced an amendment to a continuing resolution on the federal budget that seeks to block President Obama from using federal funds for any future golf outings until the tours are reinstated:


None of the funds made available by a division of this Act may be used to transport the President to or from a golf course until public tours of the White House resume.

Gohmert’s continuation of his party’s infatuation with Obama’s golf game distracts from the bigger picture: namely, that the Republican Party has thus far refused to compromise with the White House or congressional Democrats to delay or bypass entirely the sequestration, which would, among other things, fund White House tours.

http://thinkprogress.org/
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#868901 Mar 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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The cuts in the sequester was a compromise to Republicans to raise the debt ceiling. What is wrong with you?
So, now Obama wants to back out on his deal.

The boy can't be trusted on anything.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#868902 Mar 5, 2013
In order to avert a government shutdown later this month, Congress and the Obama administration must negotiate a continuing resolution to maintain federal funding — and a group of House Republicans is suggesting that deal should also roll back Obamacare’s effort to expand women’s access to affordable contraception.

http://thinkprogress.org/

Uneffing believable!
Cway

United States

#868903 Mar 5, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Your being stupid is one thing but being smugly stupid puts icing on the Twinkie.
Who ordered the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII?
Go ahead and tell us it was George Bush.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA
Your idea of history is what you had for breakfast. Fool.
The teach put the TEACH to YOU, big time.

There's nothing left but a smoking hole in the ground.
Lincoln

Seminole, FL

#868904 Mar 5, 2013
Floridas History Prof wrote:
<quoted text>
Prepare to get smacked, Fool
Executive Order 9066, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, allowed authorized military commanders to designate "military areas" at their discretion, "from which any or all persons may be excluded."
NOW, where does this say Japanese-Americans are to be rounded up and placed in camps? Nowhere.
REMEMBER the earlier statement that our miitary is a powderkeg of fascism? That wonderful military you think is so honorable?
On March 2, 1942, General John L. DeWitt issued Public Proclamation No. 1, declaring that "such person or classes of persons as the situation may require" would, at some later point, be subject to exclusion orders from "Military Area No. 1" (essentially, the entire Pacific coast to about 100 miles (160.9 km) inland), and requiring anyone who had "enemy" ancestry to file a Change of Residence Notice if they planned to move. A second exclusion zone was designated several months later, which included the areas chosen by most of the Japanese Americans who had managed to leave the first zone.
So it was not Roosvelt, but General DeWitt who expanded use of executive order 9066 to a grotesque level.
Here is General DeWitt's final proclamation:
May 3, 1942: General DeWitt issued Civilian Exclusion Order No. 34, ordering all people of Japanese ancestry, whether citizens or non-citizens, who were still living in "Military Area No. 1" to report to assembly centers, where they would live until being moved to permanent "Relocation Centers."
What now, Mr. smartass Retardican? What other area of history would you like your azz kicked in debate?
Liberal icon Franklin D. Roosevelt was a bigoted racist. A pretty face is nothing if you have an ugly hate-filled heart.

FDR Proof: The DNA of the democratic party is inbred with hate, ignorance and racism. Mass killings by democrats in schools and such or Chicago ghetto style killings from your "Culture of Violence" are not by angry old white men conservatives clinging to their guns and religion.

The inner city nazi ghettos and projects of modern America and Detroit's urban preserves are the breeding ground big & more government 'Blue Magnets' of hate-filled liberalism, racism, ignorance, poverty, abortion, and America's killing fields of blacks.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#868905 Mar 5, 2013
Cway wrote:
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I know more than you.
How long have labored under the illusion that the Latino vote is pro-Republican?
Good thing you're avoiding me. You're not as dumb as you come across.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#868906 Mar 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Ok, here we go; this is where it came from:
On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced that the across-the-board sequester cuts will result in the cancellation of all White House tours indefinitely. This no doubt upset ticket holders, but it also seems to have struck a nerve with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who introduced an amendment to a continuing resolution on the federal budget that seeks to block President Obama from using federal funds for any future golf outings until the tours are reinstated:
None of the funds made available by a division of this Act may be used to transport the President to or from a golf course until public tours of the White House resume.
Gohmert’s continuation of his party’s infatuation with Obama’s golf game distracts from the bigger picture: namely, that the Republican Party has thus far refused to compromise with the White House or congressional Democrats to delay or bypass entirely the sequestration, which would, among other things, fund White House tours.
http://thinkprogress.org/
Time for Obama to stop golfing and start working.
Just a minute

Mineola, NY

#868907 Mar 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly; no doubt this faux outrage on White House visitation must have come from O'Reilly as well. As if that's the nations worst problem. Carol hasn't left Orlando in years.
This is a long, but informative article on the sequester. I doubt Carol will read it, but, it's a beginning in hopes that perhaps she can comprehend the dynamics of it:
There are three groups of Republicans in the House. There are many Members who will never vote for a compromise that closes tax loopholes for the wealthy. There is a smaller group of Members who believe it is in their interest to support such a compromise. But there is also a group of Members who may or may not be convinced to cast a vote for a compromise, but can be convinced that it is in the interests of the GOP brand for Boehner to allow a vote on a compromise that passes both houses and ends the sequester.
That third group of Republican Members is critical of the outcome of the sequester saga. If Progressives and the White House can make these issues personal and concrete, it will begin to tarnish the Republican brand among swing voters.
A recent Public Policy Polling survey found that voters considered Congressional Republicans less popular than head lice, root canals or colonoscopies. It's hard to imagine their image declining much further, but it is certainly possible. As the concrete effects of the Republican sequester become more and more visible, wiser heads in the Republican Party may very well decide that a compromise that looks impossible today, is very possible tomorrow.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/...
It's just a matter of time. Sequesters never run their course. This one won't either.
Cway

United States

#868909 Mar 5, 2013
Shiny Electric Moron just exploded under nuclear-rebuttal impact.

What's left of him is recovering outside the chat room.
Tingling Leg

Pompano Beach, FL

#868910 Mar 5, 2013
Just a minute wrote:
<quoted text>
Do yourself a favor pal and save the troll routine for your little friends. After reading a few pages on this forum it's obvious you're the equivalent of the village idiot here. Don't waste your time or mine.
Thanks for your response; now have another drink and next time vote for a presidential candidate who is actually competent (unlike you, "pal"). LOL
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#868912 Mar 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
In order to avert a government shutdown later this month, Congress and the Obama administration must negotiate a continuing resolution to maintain federal funding — and a group of House Republicans is suggesting that deal should also roll back Obamacare’s effort to expand women’s access to affordable contraception.
http://thinkprogress.org/
Uneffing believable!
Looks like you'll have to exercise some restraint on the way back from Happy Hour.
Al Sharpton

United States

#868913 Mar 5, 2013
Hey Lincoln aka Flori-Duh,

Make some room in your sandbox.

The Teach finally found someone as stupid as you.

Shiny Electric Moron.

hee hee hee

Oh, and don't forget to lecture us every day how Obama is unelectable.

WOO HOO HOO HOO!

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