Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1276628 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

#871457 Mar 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Enemies, a GOP love story
by digby
Being fairly sure that the new found love for civil liberties among Republicans seeking the presidency is a tad opportunistic, I highlighted some delicious examples of GOP hypocrisy on presidential wartime powers during the Kosovo campaign. Now Perlstein takes them through the Wayback machine and it's a wild trip. He starts off by recounting this week's events and then asking:
Does all this mean the ancient (and even, sometimes, honorable) tradition of Republican "isolationism" (the word being more than a little bit of an epithet, its advocates prefer "non-interventionism”) is making a comeback? Or, alternately, did it never really go away at the conservative grassroots, save for those distracting moments when the Commander in Chief is a conservative Republican hero like in those heady first few years of W's Iraq War? Or is all this just another opportunity for Obama-bashing, and as such a perfect exemplar of the intellectual contentlessness and bottomless cynicism of that favorite Republican activity?(As I put it in the piece on the convention, "What they really love—shown by the way McCain and Condi were able to win back their audience by taking cheap shots at Obama—are enemies. And within their authoritarian mind-set [as George Orwell taught us with his talk about Eurasia, Eastasia and Oceania], enemies are fungible."
Do read on. It's quite a lesson in partisan opportunism.
This is why I don't truck too much in the hypocrisy argument on either side. Both parties are guilty of it, particularly in national security and foreign policy, which is interesting since the nation has been run on a bipartisan consensus on this pretty much for half a century. You see this playing out on both sides right now in which a few Democrats are tepidly speaking out against tactics in the covert war against terrorism, while some of the GOP's more aggressive, ambitious types are taking up the mantle of the ACLU. Meanwhile, John McCain (as he did during the Kosovo campaign) holds down the pro-military end on the right while the Democratic president and his allies in congress holds it down on the left. You'll see the same dynamic when a Republican is in the White House.
Perlstein's observation is more interesting: with the right, it's about the enemies and enemies are fungible. That's really the best way to understand them, I think.
http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/enemie...
Galt was tempted to comment on this gem, but fell asleep in the middle of the second sentence.

But we are always interested in what "Pearlstine' thinks.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#871458 Mar 10, 2013
carol wrote:
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That's because you're sitting on your heart monitor...
You are sitting on your mouth. Wipe that grin.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#871459 Mar 10, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>No, the Racist are the Blacks in Detroit which that is their culture there in Detroit which I know Blacks that dont live in Michigan that cant stand the Blacks in Detroit and are viewed as Uncle Toms by the Blacks in Detroit because they are educated and dress entirely differently like the whites.
You were just misunderstood. What you were saying is that modern Detroit is a ghost town, inhabited primarily by rabbits.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#871460 Mar 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Most folks would rather be homeless on the beach in Southern Cali than working at a menial job in Detroit.
I agree its a culture there too.
Cway

United States

#871461 Mar 10, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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On the Maddox and false reports of torpedo launches- if that wasn't war already in process, what was?
On My lai-All due to MORE MISinformation, of wrong coordinates.
Ever read any of the transcripts of those present?
Talk about having to live lifetimes of actual trauma.
The issue before us is not whether a war was in progress, but who was responsibile for it.

When you say "false torpedo attack" that hits the nail on the head. Because that's exactly what happened. The military falsely clamined an unprovoked North Vietnamese attack when it knew better.

As for your explanation for the My Lai massacre which say was MISinformation and wrong information, I think you're once more floating hazy, half-baked explanations of innocence which you know aren't true.

The U.S. Army surrounded My Lai, herded the villagers into the nearby woods, then systematically began separating small numbers out of view who were machinegunnned. And continued the process over and over as the day went on.

No mistakes, no wrong coordinates. It was organized mass murder.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#871463 Mar 10, 2013
carol wrote:
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You're not going to find this information anywhere in the liberal media.
Other sources such as Bloomberg reported the same thing.
By the way, releasing two years of returns is more than what the law requires and the standard Senator Kerry adhered to as the Democratic nominee in the 2004 election.
But we didn't hear enough whining about Romney producing only two years of his tax returns by the left. Not a word was said about Kerry's wife's fortune that he married into withholding her tax returns.
Fer krissakes Carol; Romney hid money in Switzerland and the Caymans to avoid paying U.S. income taxes. How, can a man expect to become President of this country and do such a thing? Please.
John Kerrys wife was not running for President.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#871464 Mar 10, 2013
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>Grammatically-challeng ed women can't construct a proper sentence.
(Insecure men steal the locations and identities of women who intimidate them.)
There. Fixed it for you. Have a nice day.
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Be careful or you will expose yourself as a sockpuppet of leosanus.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#871465 Mar 10, 2013
carol wrote:
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It was the controversy over killing an American overseas that started the ball rolling.
Personally, I have no problem with an American who claims to be an enemy and a terrorist being targeted overseas.
But that controversy wasn't even put to rest before Holder started tripping all over himself about Americans being targeted here and the nomination of Brennan who supports killing Americans overseas.
It created some serious concerns.
Be patient.

The left will turn on drones when they are used for warrantless searches in the War on Drugs.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#871466 Mar 10, 2013
carol wrote:
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Kerry lost not because of his wealth or his income tax returns of which he paid even less in taxes than Romney.
The point is wealth only becomes a factor when it's a republican and not a Kennedy or a Kerry or a Rockefeller or a Pelosi.
Kerry lost because voters are unfairly prejudiced against elite snobs.
Republican

AOL

#871467 Mar 10, 2013
Endorse Republicans
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#871468 Mar 10, 2013
Cway wrote:
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All that legislation was crafted during the Kennedy years.
All Johnson did was sign his name to it.
You'll have to explain to me why J. Edgar Hoover and oil tycoon, Clint Murchison would be friends with a liberal politician. That dog don't hunt.
The main point of my post, which you miss in the most embarrassing manner, was that the CIA was the prime mover in causing the war with North Vietnam.
The US was never in a war with North Vietnam, which was exactly the problem. Instead, we tried to fight their proxies in the jungles and rice paddies.

One bigass bomb on Hanoi would have ended the war.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#871469 Mar 10, 2013
Republican wrote:
Endorse Republicans
not ones like Romney.
Big Bubba Blackcock

Murrieta, CA

#871470 Mar 10, 2013
o lily, me miss your vulva that look like an old catcher mitt, uh uh uh, I know u love the dark meat
Big Bubba Blackcock

Murrieta, CA

#871471 Mar 10, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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You are sitting on your mouth. Wipe that grin.
Pull down yer pants, yer words are mumbled
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#871472 Mar 10, 2013
Cway wrote:
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All that legislation was crafted during the Kennedy years.
All Johnson did was sign his name to it.
You'll have to explain to me why J. Edgar Hoover and oil tycoon, Clint Murchison would be friends with a liberal politician. That dog don't hunt.
The main point of my post, which you miss in the most embarrassing manner, was that the CIA was the prime mover in causing the war with North Vietnam.
The Civil Rights Act was dead in Congress until LBJ took office.

J. Edgar Hoover had donkey pictures of most Washington politicians.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#871473 Mar 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I am focused.
Focused in you having a fit about Obama's admitted drug use in college when you idiots elected a President twice that was such a drunk & cokehead well into his adult life.
I'm perfectly at ease with the habits of this president, it gives me a plausible explanation for why he do what he do, and for him, an excuse for not knowing (remembering?) what's going on around him.
Big Bubba Blackcock

Murrieta, CA

#871474 Mar 10, 2013
Cway wrote:
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Learn to read, Dweeb.
I stated the change did not occur overnight.
But it did happen eventually. The shift was noticeable on election night, 1964, following Barry Goldwater's speech against Civil Rights. Five Southern states bolted for the GOP camp.
New breed of Southerner? No such animal.
Your sister lives fo the dark meat
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#871475 Mar 10, 2013
Cway wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly.
So if gays want to marry, keep your snoot out of it, Mr. GOP Hypocrite.
Marriage should be a private contract between individuals, not sanctioned or controlled by government in any way. That includes not mandating any benefits of "marriage" or setting any rules for dissolution of same, including alimony and/or child support, all of which should be covered by contract.

That way, nobody has any say other than the individuals involved.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#871476 Mar 10, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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I'm perfectly at ease with the habits of this president, it gives me a plausible explanation for why he do what he do, and for him, an excuse for not knowing (remembering?) what's going on around him.
But he's making fools of your party while getting this country back on track despite your party trying its best not to help.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#871477 Mar 10, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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As the Jerk-In-Chief described it, Ayers and Dohrn were just neighbors he met in Chicago.
Liar, Liar, Marxist Manifesto on fire.
That is what they were to him, dumbass.

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