Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1433252 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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TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#876004 Mar 19, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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You got that from my post? Really??
I have been pushing for closing corporate loopholes.
It is you right whiners that protect them.
Republicans fight to keep loopholes for oil companies & companies that take jobs overseas.
Republicans said would close some of these loopholes if and only if they can take food from the children of food stamp eligible parents.
Barack Obama wants to raise revenues by closing these loopholes & it is you right whiners that are having a fit as you run in circles screaming "Tax Increase Tax Increase OMG OMG OMG"
Nice try, Bucko.
Who you calling a right winger whiner, you tree humping, tin foil pointy hat corner sitting, phat crayon wahwahwah wahwahwahwahoo.

Listen at you...wahwahwahwahwah wahhhh.... I bet you bust yer crayons up and throw them in a pile and stomp off pouting too!

Quit your whining and do something constructive-like finding a cap for volcanic ash activity to lessen depletion in the ozone layer. And the let the damn trees in the rain forests be too!
Aphelion

Satellite Beach, FL

#876005 Mar 19, 2013
Could explain why murdered ambassador was in attacked facility

TEL AVIV – Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., may have dropped a bombshell in an interview with Fox News in which he stated that murdered U.S Ambassador Christopher Stevens was in Benghazi to keep weapons caches from falling into the hands of terrorists.

Until now, no official explanation for Stevens deployment to Libya has acknowledged any such activity.

Stevens reportedly died from smoke inhalation as a result of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. special mission and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.
The official State Department probe into the Benghazi attacks stated Stevens was sent to Benghazi to “establish a U.S. presence in Libya.”
“The State Department had been absent from Libya since the Embassy in Tripoli suspended operations and evacuated its American personnel on February 25, 2011, amidst an escalating campaign by Muammar Qaddafi to suppress violently a popular uprising against his rule,” continued the report.

The report stated Stevens made the decision to travel to the Benghazi mission on Sept. 11 on his own,“independently of Washington, per standard practice.”

The report did not state the specific purpose of Stevens’ visit to the mission other than to later mention he held a meeting there with a Turkish diplomat.

Neither the State Department probe nor any other official government explanation previously mentioned securing weapons caches as part of Stevens’ mission in Libya.

However, in an interview Friday with Fox News, host Bret Baier asked Graham why Stevens was in the Benghazi mission despite the many known security threats to the facility.

Graham replied,“Because that’s where the action was regarding the rising Islamic extremists who were trying to get their hands on weapons that are flowing freely in Libya.”

The senator stated,“We were desperately trying to control the anti-aircraft missiles, the man pads that were all over Libya, that are now all over the Mideast.”

WND has filed numerous reports quoting Middle East security officials who described the mission in Benghazi as a meeting place to coordinate aid for the rebel-led insurgencies in the Middle East, including the transfer of weapons to rebels.
Two weeks after the Benghazi attacks, WND also broke the story that Stevens himself played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, according to Egyptian security officials.

In November 2012, Middle Eastern security sources further described both the U.S. mission and nearby CIA annex in Benghazi as the main intelligence and planning center for U.S. aid to the rebels that was being coordinated with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Many rebel fighters are openly members of terrorist organizations, including al-Qaida.
Among the tasks performed inside the Benghazi facility was collaborating with countries, most notably Turkey, on the recruitment of fighters – including jihadists – to target Assad’s regime, the security officials said.

Stevens served as a key contact with the Saudis to coordinate the recruitment by Saudi Arabia of Islamic fighters from North Africa and Libya, Egyptian security officials told WND. The jihadists were sent to Syria via Turkey to attack Assad’s forces, said the security officials.
The officials said Stevens also worked with the Saudis to send names of potential jihadi recruits to U.S. security organizations for review. Names found to be directly involved in previous attacks against the U.S., including in Iraq and Afghanistan, were ultimately not recruited by the Saudis to fight in Syria, said the officials.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/did-senator-drop-b...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#876006 Mar 19, 2013
patterns wrote:
<quoted text>
Too bad The Ice Man didn't take that attitude when he wanted to strike Iran's nuclear facilities back in the Spring/Summer of '06 and President Bush said NO.
that kind of attitude, stated loud and long, is the only reason we even need to worry about Iran.
patterns

Tonawanda, NY

#876007 Mar 19, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
five years ago today.....
Cheney: On the security front, I think there’s a general consensus that we’ve made major progress, that the surge has worked. That’s been a major success.
Martha Raddatz: Two-third of Americans say it’s not worth fighting.
Cheney: So?
Martha Raddatz: So? You don’t care what the American people think?
Cheney: No.
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2008/03/19/...
"It was 20 years ago today ... "

sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#876008 Mar 19, 2013
the right wing media sites don't seem to have much to say about Iraq today.

more telling than if they had.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#876009 Mar 19, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>Americans missed the opportunity to have someone in charge when they re-elected The Empty Suit this past November. Amnesty for criminals will ensure Obama's vision for this country's future: a non-superpower entitlement state resembling Zimbabwe with an economy like Greece and MexiBonics as the official language.
You mean we could have elected a man that hides his money in off shore accounts and promised to do EXACTLY each and everything that Bush did.
Tell us all how those ten years of Bush tax cuts created jobs and paid the bills.
patterns

Tonawanda, NY

#876010 Mar 19, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
that kind of attitude, stated loud and long, is the only reason we even need to worry about Iran.
So what's Obama going do about it now?
Pacify them to disarm, loud and looooong?

Send in Al Gore, he'll philosophize them to death.
They'll throw themselves in the reactors.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#876011 Mar 19, 2013
The GOP on Foreign Policy: Rhetoric v. Reality

Conservatives and Republicans generally argue that the federal government’s primary constitutional function is national defense, and that America’s security and prosperity is linked to stability abroad. Few see the contradiction between their grandiose global ambitions and their principled opposition to the welfare state. Nation-building in the name of the “war on terror,” itself a counterproductive tool against terrorism, entails what conservatives deride: nationalist collectivism, curtailed due-process rights, and huge, open-ended fiscal commitments supported by government borrowing.

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/g...

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#876013 Mar 19, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Bill Clinton is a true politician, Mitts an arrogant sob who thought he could buy his way into the whitehouse.
Every cent Mitt made was through manipulation and trickery., he has ne ER created anything or used his money to do good things.
How did Bill pay off all his legal bills caused by you sickos republicans? Speaking. The most sought after speakers ever. He's brilliant, Mitt? Not so much. Has money, but no style, no personality.
Ol Slick sure sucked you in, as he did with another lady, now making her way in the United Kingdom, Tally Ho...

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#876014 Mar 19, 2013
patterns wrote:
<quoted text>
So what's Obama going do about it now?
Pacify them to disarm, loud and looooong?
Send in Al Gore, he'll philosophize them to death.
They'll throw themselves in the reactors.
America is only 4% of the worlds population. You would think if Iran was a problem and a threat there might be more than two countries that believed that way.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#876015 Mar 19, 2013
patterns wrote:
<quoted text>
So what's Obama going do about it now?
Pacify them to disarm, loud and looooong?
Send in Al Gore, he'll philosophize them to death.
They'll throw themselves in the reactors.
as long as the Iranians keep reading about conservative neocons acting like the only avenue of dealing with Iran is war, then they will keep preparing for war.
Patriot

Longmont, CO

#876016 Mar 19, 2013
During fiscal year 2012,$359,796,008,919.49 that had been forcibly extracted from American taxpayers was transferred into other hands. Most of it ended up in the pockets of the global elite. So what did the American people get in return for that 359 billion dollars?

Nothing at all.

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/03/the-feder...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#876017 Mar 19, 2013
Iraq became, as novelist David Foster Wallace would put it, a supposedly fun thing we'll never do again. It dramatized the dangers of plunging into a major war in the absence of a powerful national interest. It exposed the hazards of a long-term occupation in an alien culture. It showed the need to consider the worst-case scenario.

Americans underwent a similar disillusionment from the Vietnam War, which left an aversion to intervention that conservatives lamented as "the Vietnam syndrome." But because our failure occurred during the Cold War, it was taken as a victory for world communism. The country split between those who thought it was doomed from the start and those who believed we could have won if not for the appeasers and draft-dodgers back home.

Regret for the Iraq war is far more widespread. At the beginning, 62 percent of Americans supported the invasion -- with most erroneously believing that Hussein was involved in the 9/11 attacks. Just three years later, 63 percent said the war was a mistake.

There is clearly an "Iraq syndrome" today, but it's not really controversial. After more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, not many people are itching to relive the experience elsewhere.

President Barack Obama, who opposed the invasion of Iraq, encountered little resistance to winding up the U.S. mission there, and he faces little as U.S. troops stream toward the door in Afghanistan.

http://reason.com/archives/2013/03/18/what-we...

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#876019 Mar 19, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
the right wing media sites don't seem to have much to say about Iraq today.
more telling than if they had.
So how's that Feinstein gun grab coming along?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#876021 Mar 19, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
On Tuesday, at this 10th anniversary of the American Invasion of Iraq, we would do well to remind ourselves about some painful facts.[...][T]he leaders of the Bush administration were intent on invading from the beginning of their time in the White House. When the 9-11 attacks occurred, Bush cabinet members immediately discussed how that tragedy could be used to justify an invasion.
Bush himself asked me to try to pin the blame for 9-11 on Iraq.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-a-clark...
by that logic, then Clinton must have been in on the invasion plan since his treating the first attack on the World Trade Center like an international shoplifting incident and his dismantling of the CIA led to 9-11.
Jimmy

Hamden, CT

#876023 Mar 19, 2013
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
<quoted text>Moonbat...do they have as many as they did in say 1920?
Yes. Moonbats like you were in causing trouble in the 1920.

The Red Scare was in the 1920

Check it out if you want to learn about your history, hater.

What is you hate level today?
patterns

Tonawanda, NY

#876027 Mar 19, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>America is only 4% of the worlds population. You would think if Iran was a problem and a threat there might be more than two countries that believed that way.
One would think - But:

The Western Nations of France, Germany, Italy, Britian, Canada are all whimps.

America had to bail out The European West in two World Wars.

And you expect Warrior Spirit from them?

Any Nation that can't recognize Iran is a Global threat to Democracy and Freedom is either selectivly stupid, in denial or turning a blind eye by choice. Russia, China, N Korea all side with Iran. And those are The Countries these Western wimps fear.

Iran's been shooting off, testing their missle program.
What cave do you dwell in.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#876031 Mar 19, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
So how's that Feinstein gun grab coming along?
not so good.

but you should hope there's not another Newtown in the near future.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#876036 Mar 19, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Who you calling a right winger whiner, you tree humping, tin foil pointy hat corner sitting, phat crayon wahwahwah wahwahwahwahoo.
Listen at you...wahwahwahwahwah wahhhh.... I bet you bust yer crayons up and throw them in a pile and stomp off pouting too!
Quit your whining and do something constructive-like finding a cap for volcanic ash activity to lessen depletion in the ozone layer. And the let the damn trees in the rain forests be too!
More words of wisdom from Madame Tourrette. Tictactic
carol

Orlando, FL

#876037 Mar 19, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
On Tuesday, at this 10th anniversary of the American Invasion of Iraq, we would do well to remind ourselves about some painful facts.[...][T]he leaders of the Bush administration were intent on invading from the beginning of their time in the White House. When the 9-11 attacks occurred, Bush cabinet members immediately discussed how that tragedy could be used to justify an invasion.
Bush himself asked me to try to pin the blame for 9-11 on Iraq.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-a-clark...
“We need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime. We all know the litany of his offenses. He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation.…And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction. That is why the world, through the United Nations Security Council, has spoken with one voice, demanding that Iraq disclose its weapons programs and disarm. So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but it is not new. It has been with us since the end of the Persian Gulf War.”— John Kerry, Jan 23, 2003

Just think...if John Kerry had been the president in 2003, you'd be blaming him instead of Bush.

Kerry said "the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but it not new...it has been with us since the end of the Persian Gulf War."

Apparently, he didn't need intelligence to base his vote on the Iraq War.

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