Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264620 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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Joe Stalin

Romania

#876155 Mar 19, 2013
The Wall Street Urinal was quick to point out that, "Though their numbers be small, their hearts and their bank accounts are big! Let our peeble go!"
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#876156 Mar 19, 2013
Joe Stalin wrote:
Reuters: "80 or so Cypriots rolled out into the streets to protest the death of American Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other brave heroes..." wait... sorry, wrong invented emergency... BRB..
Carol is feverishly trying to locate Cypress on the map
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#876157 Mar 19, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Ah yes, the swiftboaters, financed by T. Boone Pickens; who with all his billions, couldn't keep his grandson from killing himself with drugs.
Karma can sure be a bytch; ya never know when it's going to pay you a visit.
Old George is learning to paint nudes of himself and puppies. Hmmm.
His brother Jeb said he was proud of his brothers accomplishments, but neglected to say what they were.
The do therapeutic painting in insane asylums.
Donald Rumsfeld's son Nick is/was an addict.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#876158 Mar 19, 2013
Joe Stalin wrote:
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Yes, dear, they were out in droves... all 80 or so of them. Bank employees?
No lily, the liberal news under your rock is not telling you the story. Go to a EU news source.
Joe Stalin

Romania

#876159 Mar 19, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>There are folks that are writing here and that particular one is doing as you say she may.
Wow! You peeble are soooo good at making predictions it's almost like you're psycho. Say, um, any tips for the fourth race at Belmont?

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#876160 Mar 19, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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"grasping ankles": name something Jane hasn't done since 1974
I'll go with 'breathed' for 100, Alex.
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#876161 Mar 19, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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"grasping ankles": name something Jane hasn't done since 1974
name something lily hasn't drunk since 1974
carol

Orlando, FL

#876163 Mar 19, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Al Gore would have waited for the final report from the weapons inspectors.
Really?

"Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to completely deter."

Sounds to me like he had already made up his mind. Before he became a weasel, I mean.
Joe Stalin

Romania

#876164 Mar 19, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Baloney and Wonderbread
Uh-huh. White boy state eatin' whole wheat an' next thing you know he black.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#876165 Mar 19, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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“No animal has more liberty than the cat, but it buries the mess it makes. The cat is the best anarchist.”
&#8213; Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls
Never trust a person who hates cats.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#876166 Mar 19, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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"grasping ankles": name something Jane hasn't done since 1974
while your bony fingers are posting 24/7, I run, ski and do pilates. or were you not on here ALL weekend AGAIN?

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#876167 Mar 19, 2013
carol wrote:
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John Kerry would have taken down Saddam just as quickly as Bush after 9/11. He considered Saddam a threat before and after 9/11 based on his own words.
Al Gore and Hillary Clinton would have taken the same action as Bush based on their own words.
Unless you're implying all of them couldn't grasp the situation at hand and would have lied to the American public after the fact as well.
What are you implying exactly?
Carol, keep on making an ass out of yourself.

Lots of people & countries are threats.

Do you recommend invading each & every one?
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#876168 Mar 19, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Baloney and Wonderbread
Obama and Biden
Jane Says

New York, NY

#876169 Mar 19, 2013
What Saddam’s ouster achieved

‘The Finance Minister resigns!” This was the headline in Iraqi newspapers the other day, reporting on the minister’s “disagreements” with the prime minister and the possibility of other ministerial defections.

Most of Iraq’s 100 or so newspapers and magazines covered the story, offering different analyses and comments.

10 yrs ago, in Saddam Hussein’s “Republic of Fear,” this would’ve been unthinkable. Under the despot, no official high or low would dare think of resignation. One was either fired by the Ra’is (chief) or kept one’s mouth shut.

And being fired wasn’t the end of the story. The disgraced official might be imprisoned, exiled or even murdered. Between 1977 and 2003, over 200 top officials, including six ministers and 14 members of the ruling Ba’ath party, were liquidated.

Then, too, the news would either be kept out of the media or carried as a filler of a few words in inside pages of the party newspaper. There would, of course, be no comment. The disgraced official would become a nonperson. Sometimes his entire family would be wiped out or jailed.

In Iraq, the only risk-free move was to praise Saddam. In 20 years, artists and photographers produced 20 million portraits of him. By 2003, no fewer than 10,000 busts and marble and bronze effigies of the tyrant polluted the Iraqi landscape.

Saddam’s atrocities, including the massacre of women and children with chemical weapons in Halabcheh, are too well documented to need recall.

His sinister prison, known as The Palace of the End, was a death factory that claimed more than 100,000 lives.

The Iraqis’ favorite proverb was: Hold your tongue to keep your head.

Now things are different. With fear gone, Iraqis are exercising their right to complain, criticize and vilify their leaders to the full. They comment on everything under the sun.

They’re also free to travel, both inside and outside the country, which needed authorization from the secret police under Saddam. They have satellite TV, cellphones, computers and even bicycles — things Saddam’s secret police deemed symbols of treason, punishable by imprisonment or death.

The Saddamite system was just one version of the “security-military” model developed in Arab countries from the 1950s to the ’80s. Saddam’s demise meant the beginning of the end for that model. It showed that even the most bloodthirsty despot could someday meet his comeuppance.

In the last decade, Iraqis have experienced immense suffering caused by sectarianism, jihadism, corruption and incompetence. Yet Iraq is a better place than under Saddam.

Liberated, Iraq is the only Arab country, so far, to have changed governments three times through elections and also the only one where all political parties operate freely.

Iraqis didn’t achieve what they hoped; they achieved what they could.

The invasion was not about the United States setting up bases or stealing Iraq’s oil or using Iraq for an invasion of Iran, as Saddam’s apologists claimed. Nor was it about imposing democracy by force. It was about two things: stopping a time bomb that was ticking in the heart of the region and removing the impediment to democratization that was Saddam's regime.

More than a million Americans fought and worked in Iraq. They share part of the credit for the fact that Iraqis today are able to run their own lives without fear. They can be proud that, once again, American power was used to free a nation from tyranny.

What Saddam’s ouster achieved - NYPOST.com

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolu...

where in the world is it better because of Obama?

nowhere, especially here in the declining USA.
Joe Stalin

Romania

#876170 Mar 19, 2013
carol wrote:
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John Kerry would have taken down Saddam just as quickly as Bush after 9/11. He considered Saddam a threat before and after 9/11 based on his own words.
Al Gore and Hillary Clinton would have taken the same action as Bush based on their own words.
Unless you're implying all of them couldn't grasp the situation at hand and would have lied to the American public after the fact as well.
What are you implying exactly?
Boy, you are stoopid ain't you? The "implication" is that, as the President about to start a war of convenience, you might be privy to the actual information that justifies it. If, fo' instance, you go to the folks who don't an' start screamin', "HE GOT THE BOMB! HE GOT THE BOMB! There is a good chance they'll believe you BECAUSE you are the leader of the free world and are supposed to know these things. That's why they call them leaders.

On the other hand, if the "leader" of the free world leads you over a cliff to your doom on the basis of a personal grudge, you will be less inclined to follow him over the next time, particularly if he's leadin' from behind. Does any of this strike a chord, dear?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#876171 Mar 19, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Blah blah blah blah.
"OMG OMG Obamacare Obamacare"
Quit your f*cking bitching.
Your buddy Paul Ryan would keep many of the revenue generating aspects while eliminating all the expenditures.
Blah blah blah blah.

Always ignore the elephant in the room and talk about Paul Ryan or begin Bush-Beating.

(yawn)
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#876172 Mar 19, 2013
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>I'll go with 'breathed' for 100, Alex.
Hey Shovel Head! What are you digging up with your head today? More ignorance?

LOL!!!!

18,000 posts using the name Shovel Head!

Baawwaaahhhh!!!!
Joe Stalin

Romania

#876173 Mar 19, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Carol is feverishly trying to locate Cypress on the map
She already found them. They were right next to the Poplars.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

United States

#876174 Mar 19, 2013
Gus wrote:
The people of the small European nation of Cyprus are getting a lesson in the true meaning of Euro-socialism. As plans leaked that everyone's personal bank accounts would be raided to pay for their national debt (some at 10%) there was a run on the banks. Now crowds are in the streets chanting: "Thieves! Thieves!". They're seeing the naked face of modern liberalism up close & personal: if you follow the rules, work hard and save, you'll be punished. Whereas the indolent are not only untouched but in fact rewarded.
Socialism is the philosophy of the thief: "I want what you have. You are selfish if you won't 'share' it with me. Let's you, me and my gun 'negotiate'." This is what Obama wants to bring to our shores. He has no intention of dealing with our our coming debt crisis because he already knows where to get the money: your savings, checking, 401k, IRA, etc.
Of course, as they are finding put in Cyprus, you can only do that once. The resulting bank runs collapse the currency, everyone scrambles to hide what they have and even social order itself can be threatened. Naturally, jobs and the economy take a nose-dive too.
Our future under Obama: Spain if we're lucky, Greece if we're not and Cyprus if we're unlucky. Thanks libs & Democrats!
Obama's goal.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#876175 Mar 19, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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What a load. You're describing rightwing authoritarians and religious fanatics. i.e. teabaggers.
You've got it all wrong dummy
But I've got your words and the headlines to prove I'm right.

How many beer soaked cigarette butts did you gulp last night?

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