Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1432688 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

#879368 Mar 24, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>that is what is wrong with todays US Society where the majority of people want the government to be generous with someone else money that has to pay more in taxes instead of paying for themselves and depending on themselves where today they don't want to depend on themselves and want government to do it for them just look at California & Michigan.
The blame lies with those who offer excessively generous benefits for votes, not with those who accept such benefits.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#879369 Mar 24, 2013
carol wrote:
Ariel Sharon said, "If you think Isreal is going to support the one-world government you are wrong!" Israel is a sacred place wherein the righteous will lead the blind!
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Still haven't grown a spine, I see, comrade.
.^^
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#879370 Mar 24, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's grand initiative is based on the naive assumption that the Palestinian leadership wants peace....about as much as the Democratic leadership wanted peace during the civil rights movement of the 60's. They have a real knack for being on the wrong side of history.
The Palestinians demand the end of the State of Israel as a non-negotiable position. How can one respond?
carol

Orlando, FL

#879371 Mar 24, 2013
Why do you play with me, honey? I'm pure evil. I'll make you die here, honey. Do you want to die? You silly woman. Oh well... your ignorant god won't save you from me. I'm Death... I'm patient.

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#879372 Mar 24, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
That's not true.
<quoted text>
The site bills itself as "The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit."

Look it up.
carol

Orlando, FL

#879373 Mar 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The Palestinians demand the end of the State of Israel as a non-negotiable position. How can one respond?
Well, I guess one could respond, "the state of Israel is a concept not a necessity."

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#879374 Mar 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The blame lies with those who offer excessively generous benefits for votes, not with those who accept such benefits.
Whoa there, Pilgrim....what the hell happened to 'personal responsibility'? Taking the bribe is just as reprehensible as offering it...otherwise, why is offering it so wrong?
carol

Orlando, FL

#879375 Mar 24, 2013
So, um, what happens if Israel no longer exists? Does the world stop turning? Does the sun stop rising?
carol

Orlando, FL

#879376 Mar 24, 2013
Does anyone care? Why?

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#879377 Mar 24, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, I guess one could respond, "the state of Israel is a concept not a necessity."
Israel is a necessary state, not a negotiable concept.
carol

Orlando, FL

#879378 Mar 24, 2013
So, um, it's ok to kill 600,000 Iraqis but not ok to kill a few Jews? Who came up with that calculus? A businessman no doubt. This isn't going to work, kids. One man is as good as another... unless there's a racial implication. Is there? Hmmmmmm?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#879379 Mar 24, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, I guess one could respond, "the state of Israel is a concept not a necessity."
One could also respond that Ghost is the draft-dodging a-hole of Moreno Valley.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#879380 Mar 24, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>I agree Jesse Jackson & the City Council are a Joke, a Big Joke that is which I seen that where Jesse Jackson was playing the Race Card too as if its a white/black issue which its only a black issue which he needs to go and find a new job besides realize the people that he is representing is that entitlement society & corruption that has been destroying Detroit for years and brought Detroit down economically which I know Dave Bing & Jesse Jackson would not see eye to eye either that is for sure.
This whole mess contains many family Trees of rotten fruits. Brother Kwame road his mother's coattails to successfully enter politics for profit. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.(Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick)

John Conyers, US Representative from the Detroit area has a long history of corruption that has been quickly covered by Democratic Party operatives. Just Google or Wiki the jerk. Again, his wife, Monica Conyers gets onto the Detroit City Council, makes an azz of herself continuously and then gets caught for bribery and spends 37 months in prison. Black trash both .....

So who shows up with the Jesse Jerk to plead racism in Detroit's takeover? John Conyers!!!

Jesse Babee's son and daughter-in-law will soon hopefully be living at taxpayer expense in concrete housing for committing campaign fraud. Jesse-The-Jerk has a long track record of screwing folks out of money. His racism is notorious.

And THIS is the trash to show up to 'defend' Detroit against a helpful mayor, governor and honest taxpayers?

Just watch. NBC, MSNBC, ABC and the whole shithouse gang of Liberal media will come up with something to help these crooks look good. Bet on it.

The Boy Messiah is already scheming with Eric Racist Holder to find some sort of Race Card to play here. Bet on that, too.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#879381 Mar 24, 2013
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>Whoa there, Pilgrim....what the hell happened to 'personal responsibility'? Taking the bribe is just as reprehensible as offering it...otherwise, why is offering it so wrong?
A condition of employment is not a bribe.
carol

Orlando, FL

#879382 Mar 24, 2013
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>Whoa there, Pilgrim....what the hell happened to 'personal responsibility'? Taking the bribe is just as reprehensible as offering it...otherwise, why is offering it so wrong?
C'mon, bonehead, go take care of your "man" and let the boys play. You ignorant slut.
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#879383 Mar 24, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Israel is a necessary state, not a negotiable concept.
Whoever thinks Israel is a "concept" might want to think about this; that "concept" as you call it, is armed to the teeth and have already proven they're not afraid to use force. That "concept" can inflict a deadly bite!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#879384 Mar 24, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>"All" is a bit extreme. I know of one that doesn't pass a collection plate or solicit donations.
Maybe my literary license should be suspended for exaggeration.

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#879386 Mar 24, 2013
carol wrote:
Let's not be too quick to forget the words from the poster child for Obama's brand of liberalism, Bill Maher.
"ln California, I just want to say: Liberals -- you could actually lose me" complaining that his taxes are already "over 50%" and made an astonishing observation: "Rich people...actually do pay the freight in this country...like 70% of the taxes." (The top 10% of taxpayers pay about 70.5% of the federal income taxes.)
These poor liberals. If they weren't so unbelievably and dangerously clueless, you'd almost feel sorry for them.
Just two years ago, Maher painted a picture of the filthy, clueless, racist, sexist, homophobic, selfish, greedy rich making sure he added, "Let me put that in terms that even you fat-ass tea-baggers can understand..."
The "Taxed Enough Already" Party?
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/201...
Crime in royal Italy. Wonder if Maher wants Obama to give him his money back now.
I've always thought Maher was funny, and often insightful....but I have to say, I lost any respect I had for the man with this glaring hypocrisy. Probably will now remove him from my DVR.

Bummer.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#879387 Mar 24, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>"Floozy?" lol
You think like my grammy.
Not that it's a "bad thing" to do.
tawdry, sexually promiscuous, bawdy, cocotte, hooker, harlot....

free candy.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#879388 Mar 24, 2013
The Obama Era, Brought to You by the Iraq War

....But Obama didn’t just benefit from the zeal that entered the Democratic Party through the antiwar movement; he also benefited from the domestic policy vacuum left by Bush’s Iraq-ruined second term. The Bush White House’s “compassionate conservatism” was the last major Republican attempt to claim the political center — to balance traditional conservative goals on taxes and entitlement reform with more bipartisan appeals on education, health care, immigration and poverty. And as long as the Republican Party was successfully hovering near the middle, the Democrats had to hover there as well.

But once Bush’s foreign policy credibility collapsed, his domestic political capital collapsed as well: moderates stopped working with him, conservatives rebelled, and the White House’s planned second-term agenda — Social Security reform, tax and health care reform, immigration overhaul — never happened.

This collapse, and the Republican Party’s failure to recover from it, enabled the Democrats to not only seize the center but push it leftward, and advance far bolder proposals than either Al Gore or John Kerry had dared to offer. The Iraq war didn’t just make Obama possible — it made Obamacare possible as well.

Nor is it a coincidence that these liberal policy victories have been accompanied by liberal gains in the culture wars. True, there’s no necessary connection between the Bush administration’s Iraq floundering and, say, the right’s setbacks in the gay-marriage debate. But cultural change is a complicated thing, built on narratives and symbols and intuitive leaps.

As The American Conservative’s Dan McCarthy noted in a shrewd essay, the Vietnam War helped entrench a narrative in which liberal social movements were associated with defeat in Indochina — and this association didn’t have to be perfectly fair to be politically and culturally potent.

In a similar way, even though Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney weren’t culture warriors or evangelical Christians, in the popular imagination their legacy of incompetence has become a reason to reject social conservatism as well. Just as the post-Vietnam Democrats came to be regarded as incompetent, wimpy and dangerously radical all at once, since 2004 the Bush administration’s blunders — the missing W.M.D., the botched occupation — have been woven into a larger story about Youth and Science and Reason and Diversity triumphing over Old White Male Faith-Based Cluelessness.

Of all the Iraq war’s consequences for our politics, it’s this narrative that may be the war’s most lasting legacy, and the most difficult for conservatives to overcome.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/opinion/sun...

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