Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1276641 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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#869558 Mar 6, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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Thanks for the info - glad to hear that!
"Jimmy"
I would guess that while you were glad to hear the news, you were not surprized?
Peace

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Floridas History Prof

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#869559 Mar 6, 2013
carol wrote:
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Bush knew exactly what the CIA and the UN knew. He knew exactly what the Democrats knew before they became weasels.
The Democrats lied to you about being lied to.
There was no illegal surveillance of the public.
You say the Democrats lied about being lied to (with regard to Bush and Cheney's WMD speeches).

Which means you believe Bush and Cheney were telling the truth.

Okay, so where are these WMDs?

(Crickets chirping... tumbleweed blows by...)
GOPIdiots

Pompano Beach, FL

#869560 Mar 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Don't you know how to have a normal conversation?
That's RICH coming from you.

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John Galt

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#869561 Mar 6, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Rand Paul is a lunatic__even crazier than his dad and presently guaranteeing that his political future will be limited to kanTuckEe.
Rand Paul is standing up for a very important principle, with bipartisan support. Paul is an American hero, standing up to a Fascist dictator.

Realtime loves Obama so much that he prefers drone attacks on American citizens on American soil.

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John Galt

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#869562 Mar 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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You're the dumbass; his attorney knows damn well that it isn't a stand your ground case and that he'd lose. He's taking his chances and going to trial for 2nd degree murder.
A clear case of self defense.

Plus the attorney reserved the right to pursue the "stand your ground" defense.

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GOPIdiots

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#869563 Mar 6, 2013
carol wrote:
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We're in dangerous waters and potentially deep trouble.
Or do you even care this president is punishing us just to win a personal game of winning back the house?
The GOP doesn't need any help from Obama to lose.
The GOP is less popular right now than head lice.
What solutions to anything has the GOP leadership offered?
The last Congress was least productive in history.
Aside from naming a few post offices, and voting 30 times to overturn Obamacare, what has been accomplished?

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Floridas History Prof

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#869564 Mar 6, 2013
carol wrote:
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We're in dangerous waters and potentially deep trouble.
Or do you even care this president is punishing us just to win a personal game of winning back the house?
We entered those dangerous waters beginning with Reagan who ran up record deficits from 1981-1989. There was nothing comparable before.

As far as I'm concerned, G.W. took us over the cliff and Obama is holding on by his fingernails.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#869565 Mar 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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As yes, Rand Paul; will whine for an hour and then they'll vote him in. Yawn. More waste of time; that's what the Republicans are good for, wasting time and money.
Drunken old condo hoe wrong again.

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GOPIdiots

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#869566 Mar 6, 2013
Floridas History Prof wrote:
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You say the Democrats lied about being lied to (with regard to Bush and Cheney's WMD speeches).
Which means you believe Bush and Cheney were telling the truth.
Okay, so where are these WMDs?
(Crickets chirping... tumbleweed blows by...)
Oh you don't know Carol very well.
She'll tell you first that they were moved to Syria, and that in fact WMD were discovered.
Just wait.
And besides, according to Carol, it was Clinton who started the Iraq war.

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John Galt

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#869567 Mar 6, 2013
carol wrote:
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Most of us are more concerned about who will be targeted by these drones under the current administration than what they want us to believe their "good intentions" are.
For example, Fox News could very well be the first "mistake".
Oops...
Rush Limbaugh would be target #1.

Concentration camps will be next.

Obama is our Hugo Chavez.

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sonicfilter

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#869568 Mar 6, 2013
carol wrote:
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Bush knew exactly what the CIA and the UN knew. He knew exactly what the Democrats knew before they became weasels.
The Democrats lied to you about being lied to.
There was no illegal surveillance of the public.
Federal Judge Finds N.S.A. Wiretaps Were Illegal

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/01/us/01nsa.ht...

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#869569 Mar 6, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>So it will be different than five years hence? Ten years hence?
Step away from the bongo Flacko.
Oh yes! We are set on two paths. The technological path will change our lives to the very core of our existence. The way we live now will have very little resemblance to how we live now. Example: 3D Printer. We will print almost everything. Remember the replicator from Star Trek? That was a 3D Printer that printed food. Except for fresh food there will be no need for grocery stores.

The social path may look very much like 1984. Thought police. Nowhere to be alone. Big Brother watching even in your home. Technology has a double edge. It can set us free but at the same time force us into the collective.

Tricorders ( can't really call them cell phones anymore) are going to change the way we think and behave. That is already noticeable. The collective thoughts of a billion people working on a single problem will have a dramatic influence on our culture.

The world really is about to change forever faster and faster. It is up to us to decide how it changes. This is a point in time which comes about very rarely. Make sure all of you make the right choice.

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869570 Mar 6, 2013
No court for drone oversight, says GOP

Senate Republicans on Tuesday ruled out placing armed drone strikes under the authority of a special court, arguing the move would be a dangerous intrusion on presidential power.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) last week raised the idea of creating a new oversight court for drones that would be patterned after the checks and balances that govern surveillance.

But senior Republicans in the Senate dismissed that plan as unrealistic, and warned it would undermine critical counterterrorism efforts.

“I think it is a terrible idea,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told The Hill.

A new court would be “the biggest intrusion ... in the history of [this] country” on the president’s authority as commander in chief, Graham said.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/policy-a...
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John Galt

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#869571 Mar 6, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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I sometimes wonder why SNL and the Late Night Shows don't do skits about the Maxine Waters.
Because it would be racist to point out that the stupidest person in Congress is a black woman.

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sonicfilter

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#869572 Mar 6, 2013
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday that "there is oversight" on the Obama administration's drone strikes against U.S. citizens who are believed to be senior al-Qaeda leaders.

"I review all of the air strikes that we use under this title of the law," he told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. Rogers added that Americans who decide to join al-Qaeda become enemies of the U.S. "If you have someone who has joined this organization, and they may not be engaged in plot a today, but part of an organization plotting to kill Americans, and so they've joined the enemy. So you don't just kill the enemy when they're at the gate."

Rogers insisted there is not a long list of Americans on any "kill list." "I can candidly tell you that," he said.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/g...

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John Galt

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#869573 Mar 6, 2013
HOPE wrote:
The sequester will cut $85 billion in government spending from March 1 to September 30. It is a 5% cut for most federal spending, but because the fiscal year began on October 1, 2012, five months have already passed and thus the one year cut is jammed into 7 months.
That is factually incorrect, and not a big deal in any event.

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#869574 Mar 6, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>And EVERYBODY knows that the were no Fords built after 1927...you may not be as totally evil as some of your right-wing compatriots, but you've gotta' be one of the dumbest Massey-swallowers on here.
Just where did I say that?

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John Galt

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#869576 Mar 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
House Speaker John Boehner responds to the Obama administration's decision to cancel White House tours in order to comply with sequester-mandated spending cuts:
The President is trying to make it tough on members of Congress. It's just sick. I want to know who is being laid off at the White House.
So there you have it: The official position of House Republicans is that it would be better to lay off more workers than to cancel White House tours, because canceling White House tours makes it "tough" on members of Congress. Don't you feel sorry for them? I mean, it must be awful for them to have to call up campaign contributors who requested White House tour tickets and tell them that the tours have been cancelled because of the sequester—the sequester that they created.
If only there were something House Republicans could have done to avoided this great tragedy. You know, something like being willing to replace the sequester with something more reasonable. But they couldn't bring themselves to do that, and now we're stuck with the sequester ... and now that we're stuck with the sequester, the only thing they seem to be upset about is the one thing that impacts them on a personal level. As far as they're concerned, the hundreds of thousands of Americans that their fiscal policies are putting out of work can go take a hike.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/06/1192...
Laying off federal workers is always a plus.

Let fat-butt Moochelle conduct the tours and earn her keep for a change.

Or lay off the calligraphers.

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“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#869577 Mar 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Drunken old condo hoe wrong again.
Whasssssamatta' Galty, can't control you socks? Why don't you just read the book...or in the case of shinning, read a book.

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John Galt

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#869578 Mar 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Republican....
The release of a Justice Department white paper outlining the administration’s legal case for the targeted killing of American citizens who are in cahoots with al-Qaeda has raised protest from the left, which has leeway to criticize the president now that he has been safely reelected, and unfortunately from some on the right, who find it convenient to locate their inner civil-liberty scolds when the White House is occupied by a Democrat. But there is in fact little novel in the white paper or the principles on which it relies. Due process is not generally required in battlefield situations, and an American citizen engaged in hostilities against the United States, on foreign soil and in concert with a terrorist force, is surely not entitled to counsel and a hearing before being dispatched. If he were, it would paralyze our ability to fight war.
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/340148...
more?
This piece refers to attacks "on foreign soil."

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