Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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carol

Orlando, FL

#880355 Mar 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I don't know; perhaps when they realize that they were being conned out of 10% of their earnings and the pastor had a private jet and owned diamond mines in Africa? Duh!
Bill Maher:“You know what? Rich people – I’m sure you’d agree with this – actually do pay the freight in this country.”

“I just saw these statistics,” he continued,“I mean, something like 70 percent. And here in California, I just want to say liberals – you could actually lose me. It’s outrageous what we’re paying – over 50 percent. I’m willing to pay my share, but yeah, it’s ridiculous.”

...Elitists think they've evolved to some pie-in-the-sky plane until they realize the government doesn't want to just stop at taking 50% of their money too.

If you don't think the Elitist-in-Chief wouldn't take as much as 75% of people's earnings like France, you're sorely mistaken.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#880356 Mar 26, 2013
carol wrote:
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So if a Republican activist told the students to write OBAMA on a sheet of paper and stomp on it, that would be okay too?
uh, i don't think a Republican activist would ever be allowed to teach a college course.

no wait. i might be wrong.....

Propaganda 101 - Goebbels to Limbaugh.
carol

Orlando, FL

#880357 Mar 26, 2013
Florida Atlantic University campus officials shut down and called campus police on four students and an alumnus of FAU to stop an informational meeting about starting a conservative organization on campus.

FAU alum and Florida YAF State Director Daniel P. Diaz was there to discuss future activities of YAF on campus as well as around the state.

Upon hearing Diaz addressing the liberal bias on the FAU campus, David Blank, a university administrator, stopped the meeting again and boorishly ordered the students to vacate the meeting room; shut off the room lights, tore down the group’s promotional posters, and called the campus police.

The police detained and interrogated the group.

Diaz said,“If we were a Marxist, Socialist or Liberal group, they would have let us finish our meeting, but the university officials and police harassed us because we are conservatives.”

Diaz added,“This was the exact liberal bias on campus that I was discussing in the meeting that these future YAFers experienced firsthand. The university is no longer a place of open discussion and freedom of expression, but a breeding ground of intolerance for conservative beliefs.”

...I'm trying to tell you, people, we are treading very dangerous waters.
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#880358 Mar 26, 2013
blak lady wrote:
Obama be a white dude. He might look like us, but he got to be more white than any black dude. His mamma is white, his daddy left him flat and his grandma is white. They raised him, but he seems to want too desperately to be identified as black. Ain't there something strange here? Its' too funny that ALL blacks (90%) vote for this fake. What happened to voting for a candidate's principles and experience at bringing stability and economic sense and not racially dividing the country? What a legacy!(hey let's go play some golf)
What sense does any of that bullshit make? The man married a black woman has 2 black kids that look just like him, listens to old school r&b, & plays basketball. How does that equate in your eyes to somebody who is really white? What it is, is you people wanted him to come in & erase 500 years of injustices to the black community. I respect him for coming in, not being biased, & doing the job he was elected to do. He was elected as thee person to stop the recessive climate created by GB, he did that. He ran on universal healthcare, he did that when no president before him could & all tried. He got the stick market to break record numbers, totally changing the skepticism of investors. He reigned in wallstreet giving them the oversight needed to prevent another recession from happening. Made it easier for minorities to apply & receive financial aid/student loans. Ended Americas biggest mistake (Iraq war) when it was unpopular among his colleagues. True the date was set byGB, but the big topic of debate during his 08 campaign was whether our not to extend & send more troops & whether or not to leave a permanent presence in Iraq. That alone save the US over 30 billion a month. Seems to me,your mad cuz he didn't get reparations for past atrocities. That will never happen do get over it. This president has done a great job with what he was giving. Did I mention he achieved all this, the Lilly Ledbetter act &Aall under republican opposition vowing to do all they could to make him a1 year president. Base your opinion on facts not right wetting talking points/media propaganda!
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#880359 Mar 26, 2013
carol wrote:
Florida Atlantic University campus officials shut down and called campus police on four students and an alumnus of FAU to stop an informational meeting about starting a conservative organization on campus.
FAU alum and Florida YAF State Director Daniel P. Diaz was there to discuss future activities of YAF on campus as well as around the state.
Upon hearing Diaz addressing the liberal bias on the FAU campus, David Blank, a university administrator, stopped the meeting again and boorishly ordered the students to vacate the meeting room; shut off the room lights, tore down the group’s promotional posters, and called the campus police.
The police detained and interrogated the group.
Diaz said,“If we were a Marxist, Socialist or Liberal group, they would have let us finish our meeting, but the university officials and police harassed us because we are conservatives.”
Diaz added,“This was the exact liberal bias on campus that I was discussing in the meeting that these future YAFers experienced firsthand. The university is no longer a place of open discussion and freedom of expression, but a breeding ground of intolerance for conservative beliefs.”
...I'm trying to tell you, people, we are treading very dangerous waters.
Why don't they go to Liberty University, or Oral Roberts university? Nothing but trouble makers
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#880360 Mar 26, 2013
Albuquerque Slim wrote:
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Little wonder that white males commit suicide given that they are forced to support the rest of society and still take the blame for all the problems of society.
That's funny! They support the rest of the country, but refuse to support the majority demographic of people on welfare, single white woman! Throw out another 1. I could use another good laugh! Lol!
Albuquerque Slim

Scottsdale, AZ

#880361 Mar 26, 2013
carol wrote:
Florida Atlantic University campus officials shut down and called campus police on four students and an alumnus of FAU to stop an informational meeting about starting a conservative organization on campus.
FAU alum and Florida YAF State Director Daniel P. Diaz was there to discuss future activities of YAF on campus as well as around the state.
Upon hearing Diaz addressing the liberal bias on the FAU campus, David Blank, a university administrator, stopped the meeting again and boorishly ordered the students to vacate the meeting room; shut off the room lights, tore down the group’s promotional posters, and called the campus police.
The police detained and interrogated the group.
Diaz said,“If we were a Marxist, Socialist or Liberal group, they would have let us finish our meeting, but the university officials and police harassed us because we are conservatives.”
Diaz added,“This was the exact liberal bias on campus that I was discussing in the meeting that these future YAFers experienced firsthand. The university is no longer a place of open discussion and freedom of expression, but a breeding ground of intolerance for conservative beliefs.”
...I'm trying to tell you, people, we are treading very dangerous waters.
If the police actually forcibly detained and interrogated the group, then they should hire an attorney and sue the piss out of the school.
Albuquerque Slim

Scottsdale, AZ

#880362 Mar 26, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> What sense does any of that bullshit make? The man married a black woman has 2 black kids that look just like him, listens to old school r&b, & plays basketball.
Not sure what you mean here. Obama's children look nothing like each other. Not sure if either look like Obama, but there are rumors that the Secret Service is investigating Chicago milkmen.
Albuquerque Slim

Scottsdale, AZ

#880363 Mar 26, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Why don't they go to Liberty University, or Oral Roberts university? Nothing but trouble makers
Agree. Academic diversity of opinion is not welcome at Florida Atlantic. Only racial and gender identification diversity.
carol

Orlando, FL

#880364 Mar 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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uh, i don't think a Republican activist would ever be allowed to teach a college course.
no wait. i might be wrong.....
Propaganda 101 - Goebbels to Limbaugh.
The percentage of conservative professors pales in comparison to the percentage of liberal professors on college campuses.

One of the reasons for this is professors have to "publish or perish" and most educational journals lean left. The liberal professors are published. Conservative professors are virtually left out. Students then read these publications and the cycle continues.

All one has to do is look at the Colorado professor who was in the news a few years ago who lost his tenure after much controversy surrounding his radical teaching methods and his comments about 9/11.

He was not the exception but the norm.
Albuquerque Slim

Scottsdale, AZ

#880365 Mar 26, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Made it easier for minorities to apply & receive financial aid/student loans.
Why just minorities?

The white middle class is getting screwed.
Albuquerque Slim

Scottsdale, AZ

#880368 Mar 26, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> That's funny! They support the rest of the country, but refuse to support the majority demographic of people on welfare, single white woman! Throw out another 1. I could use another good laugh! Lol!
Racial and marital status politics are irrelevant. Each individual is responsible for himself or herself.
carol

Orlando, FL

#880369 Mar 26, 2013
Albuquerque Slim wrote:
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If the police actually forcibly detained and interrogated the group, then they should hire an attorney and sue the piss out of the school.
Apparently, the university has "apologized" after much public scrutiny and public reaction.

I agree with you. Conservatives can no longer play the role of "Mr. Nice Guy" and it's time these universities were held accountable.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#880370 Mar 26, 2013
carol wrote:
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The economy is hanging by a thread propped up by the Feds printing money that keeps devaluing the dollar and Wall Street only surviving because, as one person put it, "we're the prettiest horse in the glue factory" in light of the global economy and the more serious problems in Europe.
This president doesn't like capitalism, so the more things go south, the closer he is to fundamentally changing the country.
You really don't get it, do you?
only Reason Wall Street is going strong is because of Government Spending & Bailouts.
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#880371 Mar 26, 2013
Albuquerque Slim wrote:
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Not sure what you mean here. Obama's children look nothing like each other. Not sure if either look like Obama, but there are rumors that the Secret Service is investigating Chicago milkmen.
Oh my bad, he also listens to rap! That ought to do it for you! I asked for a funny & you surely delivered. How can his kids not look like him in your eyes when you think all black people look alike? Lol! You should try stand up comedy, your on a roll, DUDE!
carol

Orlando, FL

#880372 Mar 26, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> What sense does any of that bullshit make? The man married a black woman has 2 black kids that look just like him, listens to old school r&b, & plays basketball. How does that equate in your eyes to somebody who is really white? What it is, is you people wanted him to come in & erase 500 years of injustices to the black community. I respect him for coming in, not being biased, & doing the job he was elected to do. He was elected as thee person to stop the recessive climate created by GB, he did that. He ran on universal healthcare, he did that when no president before him could & all tried. He got the stick market to break record numbers, totally changing the skepticism of investors. He reigned in wallstreet giving them the oversight needed to prevent another recession from happening. Made it easier for minorities to apply & receive financial aid/student loans. Ended Americas biggest mistake (Iraq war) when it was unpopular among his colleagues. True the date was set byGB, but the big topic of debate during his 08 campaign was whether our not to extend & send more troops & whether or not to leave a permanent presence in Iraq. That alone save the US over 30 billion a month. Seems to me,your mad cuz he didn't get reparations for past atrocities. That will never happen do get over it. This president has done a great job with what he was giving. Did I mention he achieved all this, the Lilly Ledbetter act &Aall under republican opposition vowing to do all they could to make him a1 year president. Base your opinion on facts not right wetting talking points/media propaganda!
Give it a rest, son. Those two beautiful girls drive right by my house every day surrounded by men in full tactical gear with more machine guns than even God could envision. No white folks will ever harm those girls and that's the way it should be. They're beautiful. What would be helpful is if they'd repave Quebec Street which is a MESS!
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#880373 Mar 26, 2013
Albuquerque Slim wrote:
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Why just minorities?
The white middle class is getting screwed.
Sure they are. That's why white kid coming out of high school is more likely to continue schooling than black kids by a 5/1 margin.
Albuquerque Slim

Scottsdale, AZ

#880374 Mar 26, 2013
carol wrote:
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Apparently, the university has "apologized" after much public scrutiny and public reaction.
I agree with you. Conservatives can no longer play the role of "Mr. Nice Guy" and it's time these universities were held accountable.
An apology is insufficient if they were forcibly detained and interrogated. Sue for punitive damages. Demand the dismissal of the racially insensitive university official.
carol

Orlando, FL

#880375 Mar 26, 2013
Don't play to the white folks, they're angry and scared. Just sit back and let them yell themselves out. It's not too long from now. They're almost gone. Trust me.
carol

Orlando, FL

#880376 Mar 26, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Why don't they go to Liberty University, or Oral Roberts university? Nothing but trouble makers
Public universities were meant to be the breeding ground of free thought, free speech and open ideas.

When an attempt is made to subvert, manipulate or bully students into silence or submission, we have a big problem.

It happens a lot more than you think in many liberal state universities.

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