Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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

#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

Yellowknife NT

#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?
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#876176 Mar 19, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>There is no "latter" in your bigoted post...damnit, Idjit, but you're plumb dumb, even by reich-tard standards.
Morons like you love the race card.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#876177 Mar 19, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Fifty six Iraqi's blown to sht on the 10th anniversary of Shock and awe__scores injured.
Thank you for your concern about the Marines killed in Nevada.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#876178 Mar 19, 2013
flack wrote:
Poll: 3 Out of 4 Americans Say Economic Crisis Ahead
Some people on here are just too stupid to breathe.
The Captain's been on the Poop Deck for the past 4 1/2 years and ran out of toilet paper.

Maybe it's time to mutiny?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#876180 Mar 19, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>while your bony fingers are posting 24/7, I run, ski and do pilates. or were you not on here ALL weekend AGAIN?
What a liar; anyone who does all that cannot possibly be such a miserable bytch
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#876181 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/...
Martha Raddatz is an Obama stooge.
Joe Stalin

Romania

#876182 Mar 19, 2013
lily waxman raton fl wrote:
<quoted text> name something lily hasn't drunk since 1974
Your Koolaid apparently.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#876183 Mar 19, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Never trust a person who hates cats.
Yup! Totally agree!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#876184 Mar 19, 2013
flack wrote:
Taxpayer-Subsidized Green Energy Lab Hasn't Produced Any Batteries
But it has produced a lot of friends for the Jerk-In-Chief.

And bank accounts. Lots of bank accounts somewhere.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Yellowknife NT

#876185 Mar 19, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>You would still be swinging from the trees.
We were white then and still are.
We just aren't here (much yet).
We will be if you all don't destroy yourselves first.
Seriously.
LOL.
(sigh)
carol wrote:
White man's hand created the Piata, Ford Motor Company, the I-pad... well, maybe not the I-pad...
White man's hands wrote, "I Walk the Line" and Gilbert and Sullivan and the Cistene Chapel.
White Man's hands are responsible for the cotton gin, Rayon, Oil lamps.
I don't know what I'd do without white man's hands.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#876186 Mar 19, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>It's sad how you go through life living in constant fear.
It's sad how you go through life living in constant ignorance.

No fear, No brains.

You're a fearless wonder.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#876187 Mar 19, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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So how's that Feinstein gun grab coming along?
Hairy Reid buried the Feinstein bill.

But voters will remember in 2014.
carol

Orlando, FL

#876188 Mar 19, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Obama?
Sharon Bowles, who chairs the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee is appalled. "This grabbing of ordinary depositors's money is billed as a tax," she said, "so as to try and circumvent the EU's deposit guarantee laws. It robs smaller investors of the protection they were promised."
The EU has a poor record in predicting the consequences of its bailouts. Time and again it has under-estimated the impact of austerity.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-218211...
Obama would tax every cent in your bank account so quickly your head would spin. Don't imagine for one minute he wouldn't.

Everyone is taking home less pay now despite his promise the middle class wouldn't see higher taxes. It's going to be even less next year when Obamacare kicks in.

Tax, spend, waste...and tax some more. That's his plan.

Obama thinks he, i.e. the government, is more entitled to your money than you are because he has a "vision".

The same vision Europe had decades ago before Europeans ran out of money to give the government to take care of them.
Joe Stalin

Romania

#876189 Mar 19, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
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 ian, 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/opedcola... ?
nowhere, especially here in the declining USA.
Oh, um, sure. You kill 1,200,000 to avenge the deaths of, what? 200,000? I'm sure they're very grateful. But... what does the War in Iraq, that horrible mess that led to nothing except the complete loss of respect in the rest of the world and the revelation of how crass, cruel, and boorish U.S. troops abroad are... what's that got to do with the current President?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#876190 Mar 19, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Donald Rumsfeld's son Nick is/was an addict.
Didn't know that. Will the Russians have to pay the tax in Cypress?
or are they feverishly moving their money to the Caymans now?
"Allo, Mittsky, vat iz plan now?"

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#876191 Mar 19, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Do you try to come across like a teenaged girl?
I'm just quoting you & your ilk.

If you are admitting you act like little girls then it is actually good for your meal health to be so self aware.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#876192 Mar 19, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>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.
Tell us how the last 5 years of obama policies have created jobs and paid the bills.
Joe Stalin

Romania

#876193 Mar 19, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Obama's goal.
Well, I suppose 80 greedy people is a crowd if you live in Bumfuck. I'm sure the banks will bus in some Russians today so you won't have to be quite as embarassed.

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