Barack Obama, our next President

Full story: Hampton Roads Daily Press

"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

#881160 Mar 28, 2013
flack wrote:
Think I'll go have have a baked potato and steak with steamed shrimp for lunch.
TTFN
Mmmmmm, surf n' turf, my favorite. Only I prefer lampchops with broccoli and a nice hunk of Turbot.
STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#881161 Mar 28, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
NEW HAVEN, Conn.— An arsenal of weapons including guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a bayonet and several swords was found in the home and car of the gunman who carried out the Newtown school shooting, according to search warrants released Thursday.
Adam Lanza killed 26 people inside Sandy Hook Elementary School and took his own life within five minutes of shooting his way into the building, State's Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III said in a statement accompanying the release of the warrants in the Dec. 14 massacre. Lanza was found dead in the school wearing military-style
clothing
Investigators found articles on other shootings and a holiday card containing a check made out to Adam Lanza for the purchase of a firearm, authored by his mother, Nancy Lanza.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/28/newt...
You are smart not to question anything as long as it supports the DEMOCRATS and obama just like republicans did with BUSH and they were liers
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#881162 Mar 28, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Boy, you certainly have some interesting visitors in your neighborhood, all I ever get are Jehovah's witnesses.
Well played.
carol

Orlando, FL

#881163 Mar 28, 2013
Oops!

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#881164 Mar 28, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>You don't know the difference between perchant and penchant, but you're trying to insult me? Could this be the reason you rightards can't buy, steal, or cheat your way into winning an election...go pretend to be some other idiot loser, Loser Idiot. Kvetch???
Just as I thought, nothing? It's why Demorats stuff ballot boxes, just axe 'em in Chicago? I don't 'try' to insult you, I don't need to, you show up and make a fool of yourself, if what I say insults you, you have a very thin skin and definitely shouldn't be teaching school.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#881165 Mar 28, 2013
Lisa Murkowski Says Gay Marriage Views Are 'Evolving'

"WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Wednesday that her views on gay marriage are "evolving," but stopped short of endorsing it.

"The term 'evolving view' has been perhaps overused, but I think it is an appropriate term for me to use," she said, following an address at the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, according to the Chugiak-Eagle River Star.

Murkowski elaborated on her stance to Alaska Public Radio. "I think you are seeing a change in attitude, change in tolerance, I guess, and an acceptance that what marriage should truly be about is a lasting, loving, committed relationship with respect to the individual," she said. Her comments came on the same day as the Supreme Court heard arguments challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Murkowski's openness toward same-sex marriage is unusual among members of her caucus, save for Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), who recently expressed his support after his son came out as gay. But most Senate Republicans remain opposed. When Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), for instance, was recently asked about his position, he responded by saying, "I'm not gay, so I'm not going to marry one."

Nine Senate Democrats remain publicly opposed to same-sex marriage as well.

Murkowski's statement is similar to one previously made by President Barack Obama, who repeatedly said his views on same-sex marriage were "evolving" before he came out in favor in May 2012.

"It may be that Alaska will come to revisit its position on gay marriage, and as a policy maker I am certainly reviewing that very closely," Murkowski said."

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Turn out the lights, you hateful conservative freaks, the party's over!!

Rush is right. America has already decided this issue, and the hateful GOPigs have lost!!
STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#881166 Mar 28, 2013
In the new America Christianity and western religion means nothing, glad I was never sold on preachers because we see the purpose of them to manipulate the masses

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#881167 Mar 28, 2013
Republicans Launch Technology Catch-Up Effort To Challenge Obama Advantage

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are moving aggressively to repair their technological shortcomings from the 2012 election, opening a new tech race to counter a glaring weakness against President Barack Obama.

With the blessing of party leaders, a new crop of Republican-backed outside groups is developing tools to improve communication with voters, predict their behavior and track Democratic opponents. After watching Obama win re-election with the aid of an unprecedented technological machine, GOP officials concede an urgent need for major changes in the way they reach voters. They are turning to a younger generation of tech experts expected to play a bigger role in the 2014 midterm elections and beyond.

"I think everybody realized that the party is really far behind at the moment and they're doing everything within their realistic sphere of influence to catch up," said Bret Jacobson, a partner with Red Edge, a Virginia-based digital advocacy firm that represents the Republican Governors Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Heritage Foundation.

Alex Skatell, former digital director for the GOP's gubernatorial and Senate campaign operations, leads a new group that has been quietly testing a system that would allow Republicans to share details about millions of voters – their personal interests, group affiliations and even where they went to school. Democrats began using related technology years ago, giving Obama a significant advantage last fall in personalizing communication with prospective supporters.

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You GOPigs live in the past, no wonder your use of technology is mired in the 1950's!!
carol

Orlando, FL

#881169 Mar 28, 2013
Yess, nothing like two entree's I always say. Why have one when you can have two? Men are the same way I suppose. Why I remember growing up in Illinois on the rare occasions mom and dad were both away, Uncle Bill would call up a few of his friends for what they jokingly called, "Poke-her Night"...

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#881170 Mar 28, 2013
moshx wrote:
<quoted text>.such hate and intolerence from someone coming from the left proves your liberal hypocrisy.
As for me being a bigot. Well I guess that if my beleif that if a man like you that puts his manhood into anorther mans poop and enjoys it is not thinking like a normal person and has a mental problem makes me a bigot then ok I'm guilty
Don't get a hardon there bucko.

I am straight.

Heterosexual anal sex - I guess you've never done it?

And yes, you are a bigot. Admitting it is a first step. Get professional help.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#881171 Mar 28, 2013
Flake awful quiet today.

Stock market is up again, S&P hitting record highs!!

Thank you, Mr. President. Too bad the peasants of the GOPigs don't have the money to invest!!

Not to worry. Their wealthy mentors (Rush, O'Reilly) are making a fortune and laughing at them!!
STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#881173 Mar 28, 2013
On the domestic policy front, Obama has succeeded in putting the already frayed safety net on the budget cutting table. Social Security was once “the third rail of politics,” untouchable by any political means. It is now as touchable as anything else Americans once thought were sacrosanct, like the postal service and public schools whose existence are now endangered by Democrats in Washington and around the country.

“Obama has succeeded in putting the already frayed safety net on the budget cutting table.”

Simply put, the Democratic Party is now the Republican Party. Obamacare is nothing more than the plan which Richard Nixon presented forty years ago. Mitt Romney found it hard to distinguish himself from Obama in part because he too had enacted almost identical legislation as the governor of Massachusetts. The far right may call the Affordable Care Act a socialist scheme for national health insurance. We should be so lucky. It is a bailout of the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries which must make Tricky Dick Nixon smile in the great beyond.

Republicans are now dependent upon the worst of the worst Americans. Only the most solid of red state voters, white supremacists, misogynists and other dead enders can be counted on to vote in their column. Republicans prevail only in the House of Representatives because their victory in the 2010 off year election allowed state legislatures to gerrymander districts in their favor.

In the post mortem of the 2012 elections, Republicans moan that fewer white people voted. Of course their turnout dropped. Republicans forgot to tag only black people as sponging parasites and they didn’t do as good a job of taking over foreign countries as Obama has done. There was less reason to go to the polling place now that the Democrats are also the white people’s party.

“Why shouldn’t fiscal conservatives want to vote for Obama?”
STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#881175 Mar 28, 2013
Republican ire directed at Barack Obama now comes mostly from racists who don’t want to see a black president. That black president still represents the demands of the 1%, the demand for empire, and racism conducted by more subtle means. There are enough white people satisfied with that post-racial state of affairs to keep Obama and the rest of the Democrats in control.

The Republicans have resorted to finding politicians with Spanish surnames to repeat their losing arguments. If someone named Cruz or Rubio is against abortion or says evolution is just a theory, they will still lose. They will lose because the Democrats are now making the Republican argument more effectively than the Republicans do themselves
Brad

Manchester, CT

#881176 Mar 28, 2013
carol wrote:
Sooooo ... what's scaring the sh!t out of us today, my little geriatric students? God knows, I need something ...
Because of budget cuts there may be no Easter egg roll at the White House.
Does it also affect the Oblamer girls spring break?

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#881177 Mar 28, 2013
Flack is busy investing in law forms specializing in divorces.

If the SC gives their OK for gays to get married, all those right whiner marriages will fail sparking a huge jump in the divorce rate.
STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#881178 Mar 28, 2013
OBAMAS HOPE AND CHANGE AMERICA Corporate conspirators have Detroit in their clutches.“Lawyers for Jones Day will be handling the sale of Detroit’s property and the cancelling of its contracts as ordered by another Jones Day lawyer, Kevyn Orr”– which means that “the same law firm is effectively serving as attorney, client, and local government in Detroit.” Democracy abolished, corporate rule installed.Detroit’s state-appointed emergency financial manager promised that he won’t cut the salaries of the City Council or the mayor – at least not for the time being. On Thursday, under the law that makes corporate lawyer Kevyn Orr the dictator of the 82 percent Black city, the mayor and city council’s salaries will automatically be set at zero. Which is what their powers will amount to – and what the vote of Detroit’s 700,000 people will be worth – under the new regime: zero.

Demonstrators have been protesting the disenfranchisement of what now comprises more than half of Michigan’s Black population. Rev. David Bullock says,“This is about the state taking over cities and school districts.” Technically, he’s right. But the state is only acting as a bully for the real usurpers of political power: corporate America. Financial manager Kevyn Orr may answer to the state of Michigan, but he represents the corporate class, mainly finance capital. His law firm, Jones Day, from which he has technically – and, no doubt, temporarily – resigned, brags that it represent more than half the Fortune 500 companies in the United States. On top of that, while Orr sits in the Detroit dictator’s seat, his law firm is taking over as restructuring counsel for the city. This means that lawyers for Jones Day will be handling the sale of Detroit’s property and the cancelling of its contracts as ordered by another Jones Day lawyer, Kevyn Orr. As Atty. Tom Stephens points out, under this incestuous arrangement,“the same law firm is effectively serving as attorney, client, and local government” in Detroit – a concentration of power that would be unthinkable in a majority white metropolis.
STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#881179 Mar 28, 2013
Kevyn Orr will be making decisions on how Detroit will deal with creditors that include his former firm’s Wall Street client, Merrill Lynch.”

But it gets worse. Jones Day also represents many of the banks that were primarily responsible for rendering Detroit’s tax base untenable, through devastating home foreclosures. One of them is Bank of America, the parent company of Merrill Lynch, which is a counter party to Detroit’s derivative interest rate swaps. As Tom Stephens explains, that means Merrill Lynch “is one of the city’s key creditors.” So, financial dictator Kevyn Orr will be making decisions on how Detroit will deal with creditors that include his former firm’s Wall Street client, Merrill Lynch. What Kevyn Orr calls his job description would be grounds for an indictment for criminal conspiracy in any society under the rule of law.

But, that’s the point: the corporate rulers of America have discarded the rule of law – certainly, as it affects Black people, who are targeted for disenfranchisement and outright removal from the nation’s cities. Yes, the corporate henchman Kevyn Orr is Black, which only goes to show that the Lords of Capital have enlisted a class of Black folks who will enthusiastically assist in the liquidation of African American political, civil, economic and human rights.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#881180 Mar 28, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Yer outta yer minduh.
Hey, is it true that Bush' paintings are being made into velveteen carpets that ya can buy by the roadside and hang on yer walls and stuff? I figgered you'd know bout that thar'...hmmm.
Do I detect a little Hillarybonics in your tone?
I suppose seeing talent in a past president kinda throws a wet blanket over this one. What can he do, bounce a ball, hit a ball, and host a ball. Wow.
STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#881181 Mar 28, 2013
Barack Obama is the biggest privatizer of public schools in history, far more effective than George Bush. The massive assault on local elected authority over the public schools, mainly targeting Black school districts, paved the way for privatization through charters. It was only a matter of time before Black city governments were also neutralized. President Obama has been indispensable to this whole process, as has Detroit mayor Dave Bing. So, it is true that the siege of Detroit is largely racial. It is also true that more than a few Black folks are working for the other side.
MORE SCHOOLS HAVE CLOSED UNDER OBAMA THAN UNDER ANY OTHER PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR THE CHILDREN YES HIS CHILDREN
carol

Orlando, FL

#881182 Mar 28, 2013
STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE wrote:
In the new America Christianity and western religion means nothing, glad I was never sold on preachers because we see the purpose of them to manipulate the masses
Um... that sounds suspiciously like the truth? Well, even throwing in a few years for good luck, America is only a shade over 350 years "old" and really the America you refer to is white, European America rather than the one that existed for 20,000+ years before Doofus and Isaac decided they could make a quick buck easier overseas. New America Scmoo America, it's not "old" enough to really even be listed in the phone book of history.

"Religion" and military invasion have always gone hand in hand, however. The military has never been else (until now) than the enforcement arm of "da church." Or, in the current context, religion offers idiot members of the military justification and absolution - if God told us to do it then how bad could it be?

The problem with dismembering the "churches" is that they have an armed escort. It's like if Xavier Hollander had hung out with Al Capone back in the day.

But there's another player in the mix these days, at least he's playing a bigger role than he did previously, and that's "business and capital." Yes, those crazy kids saw a chance to privatize the military and they wasted no time going for it. Now, in order to place checks on greedy pricks and pizza salesmen (or the military) you have to thread a maze of armed morons screaming, "That's un-American!" or, "That's un-patriotic." Yeah those are the guys you've gotta keep an eye on, those're the modern day thugs, or priests as they used to be called. They love their country so much they bank in Aruba and Cyprus.

But on the whole, your post appeals to me. I like it.

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