Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1233747 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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#882161 Mar 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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In the history of politics, there is only one fundamental, abiding issue: It is individualism vs. collectivism. Do individuals have the right to pursue their own happiness, as Thomas Jefferson thought and as the Declaration of Independence deemed self-evident? Or do we have an obligation to live our lives for the community or the state, as most societies have claimed throughout most of history?
Yet if this is the paramount political issue, why is it not forthrightly debated in presidential elections and in other contests for public office? The reason is that American political debates tend to be dominated by modern liberalism and modern conservatism — approaches to politics that are properly called “sociologies” rather than “ideologies.”
Modern liberalism is not completely collectivist; nor is it completely individualistic. It has elements of both doctrines. The same is true of conservatism. Neither view provides a coherent approach to politics, built up from first principles. Instead, they both reflect a process that is akin to picking items from a dinner menu. What is chosen is a matter of taste rather than a matter of thought. Just as people with similar tastes in food tend to frequent the same restaurants, people with the same tastes in politics tend to vote for the same candidates.
What that leaves us with are candidates, platforms and political parties whose ideas are inconsistent and often incoherent. The thoughtful voter may sometimes vote for the conservative, sometimes for the liberal and sometimes just abstain.
http://www.ncpa.org/pub/classical-liberalism-...
Classical Liberalism is nothing like Modern Liberalism which there is nothing Liberal about Modern Liberalism.
sonicfilter

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#882163 Mar 31, 2013
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said Sunday that there will be a Republican nominee for president who supports gay marriage at some point in the future.

"I think that's inevitable," Flake said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "There will be one and I think he'll receive Republican support -- or she will. So I think that, ah --- yes, the answer is yes."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/f...

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#882164 Mar 31, 2013
A former adviser of Ronald Reagan has some choice words for George W. Bush.

David Stockman, Reagan’s budget director from 1981 to 1985, slammed Bush and his former boss in an op-ed in The New York Times Sunday. Stockman argued in the piece that Reagan’s view on the deficit “created a template for the Republicans’ utter abandonment of the balanced-budget policies of Calvin Coolidge.”

“(Reagan’s deficit policies) allowed George W. Bush to dive into the deep end, bankrupting the nation through two misbegotten and unfinanced wars, a giant expansion of Medicare and a tax-cutting spree for the wealthy that turned K Street lobbyists into the de facto office of national tax policy,” Stockman wrote.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/31/davi...

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#882165 Mar 31, 2013
DEATH wrote:
Everybody hates your guts, carol -- even your compatriots on this open latrine of a thread. They only pretend to defend you. They're like the baptists; they'll take anybody. I will too.
The Lord is my savior
I shall not want...

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#882166 Mar 31, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Classical Liberalism is nothing like Modern Liberalism which there is nothing Liberal about Modern Liberalism.
Classic Conservationism is nothing like Modern Conservationism in which there is nothing Conservative about Modern Conservatism.

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#882167 Mar 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said Sunday that there will be a Republican nominee for president who supports gay marriage at some point in the future.
"I think that's inevitable," Flake said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "There will be one and I think he'll receive Republican support -- or she will. So I think that, ah --- yes, the answer is yes."
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/f...
And, she'll be black of course. I must confess this has been sort of an object lesson in how the Republican Party became the Democratic Party and vice-versa.

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#882168 Mar 31, 2013
There WAS a time when I would never have DREAMED of inviting Pastor Bob and Liz over to smoke pot and listen to Vince Gill CD's.

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#882170 Mar 31, 2013
I just had a thought. A critical thought. So I understand that the crowd followed Jesus along to Calgary and watched, I guess, as the soldiers nailed him to a cross and then stuck the cross in a posthole, leveled it, tamped down the earth, and then stood back to admire their handiwork. And yes I imagine there was an hour or two of fascinated observation as, well, Jesus just sort of hung there (where could he go?)... but... what'd the crowd do then? I mean if you had to pee or attend to the kids or goats or something... I mean to say, how do you get up and leave a crucifiction - THE crucifiction, in fact - without seeming.... rude or insensitive? It would being AT Woodstock, without being IN Woodstock if you know what I mean?

Woodstock... Wood Stock... I like that... imagine if the crowd at THE CRUCIFICTION had i-phones and were texting each other...

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#882171 Mar 31, 2013
Iris, you sd this to b a STONNG! ROBE weighs 25 kilos DMN U!

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carol

Orlando, FL

#882172 Mar 31, 2013
Fk U, Samul

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#882173 Mar 31, 2013
Bobert, look lft about 12 dgrees.. see it? Hez got his WHOLE HAND in tht AZZ! AWESUM!

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gene the dancing machine

Birmingham, AL

#882174 Mar 31, 2013
11 million on disability now,I've been saying for years that all Liberals have a Mental Disability !!
carol

Orlando, FL

#882176 Mar 31, 2013
JSD: Pork bellies are up 5.95 for next month though the COW JONES currently reflects an upsurge, perhaps artificial, in Securities.

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#882177 Mar 31, 2013
carol wrote:
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The Lord is my savior
I shall not want...
True.

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#882178 Mar 31, 2013
Iris, trn around, Im nekkid!

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#882179 Mar 31, 2013
Roid rage, dudz, I gotta maka rn for it...

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#882180 Mar 31, 2013
JC lookin weary, probly shoulda skipped the town tour. they did a nice job on his hat tho.

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#882181 Mar 31, 2013
carol wrote:
Many times on Easter I'll get out the rabbit fur coat Bill bought me when we students at the elite mid-western university, SIU. Yes, I'll take all my clothes off and just roll my naked body around and around on it on the dining room table. Once, I woke up and was startled to see the paper-boy and his friends with their little faces plastered up against the sliding glass door out onto the porch with all their little winkies out. Kids! Ah, spring!
Do you like to play Angry Birds too? Gotten pretty good at it myself. Still a few levels that seem impossible though. Not even birds or the right birds for the level of difficulty.
carol

Orlando, FL

#882182 Mar 31, 2013
Holy crap, Mira, I'm stuck in traffic and have NO IDEA when I'll be home!

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#882183 Mar 31, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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They could have said "God", "our God, "our creator".
They you "your creator".
Since God is the creator...

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