Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232752 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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Aunt Mattie

Orlando, FL

#883669 Apr 4, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>That's not why we went to war against Germany, we went to war with them because they declared war on the U.S. as part of their pact with Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The U.S. army was quite surprised when the came upon and liberated the concentration camps late in the war.
The question started out with "theoretically" and assuming we hadn't entered the war yet.

Would the knowledge of the Holocaust had been enough reason for you to become involved if it hadn't been for other reasons?
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#883670 Apr 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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They hate teachers, hate public education and now they want them to be cops too? Hell no.
This is a secret plot to close all schools and force kids to stay home and go to Jeb Bush' virtual schools; force all mothers to quit their jobs so white male control can be re implemented.
lily loves the race card and the gender card
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#883671 Apr 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Huh? Speak English Jefro
lily really be wantin ebonics
Whatever

Gering, NE

#883672 Apr 4, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Agree, but he(Htiler) was more closely aligned with rightwing ideology than leftwing ideology and Chavez natrually was the opposite, although as you noted both wanted complete power and had control overthe media.
Any suggestions that Obama wants complete power and has control over the media is assinine and anyone who thinks that might want to check in at their local mental health clinic.
On a side note Hitler wasn't in favor of any wealth distribution and was firmly in bed with the industrialists.
I have NEVER viewed being pro socialism, as Hilter was, as a right wing ideology. Most don't.

Every single industry in Germany was controlled by the Nazis. Your in bed reference sounds more like a case of rape rather than a happy affair.
Aunt Mattie

Orlando, FL

#883673 Apr 4, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Agree, but he(Htiler) was more closely aligned with rightwing ideology than leftwing ideology and Chavez natrually was the opposite, although as you noted both wanted complete power and had control overthe media.
Any suggestions that Obama wants complete power and has control over the media is assinine and anyone who thinks that might want to check in at their local mental health clinic.
On a side note Hitler wasn't in favor of any wealth distribution and was firmly in bed with the industrialists.
Hitler was no more anywhere near the rightwing ideology as he was the leftwing ideology.

However, Obama most definitely wants control. Why is he growing government by leaps and bounds, usurping his authority by bypassing Congress on major policy decisions, making government and himself the CEO of corporations and demonizing the opposition in every other word he says?

Where have you been?
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#883674 Apr 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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These are the options: bomb the hell out of their reactor or give them money. Or, send Dennis Rodman back to negotiate!!
or be like lily and just have another vodka
Whatever

Gering, NE

#883675 Apr 4, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>That's not why we went to war against Germany, we went to war with them because they declared war on the U.S. as part of their pact with Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The U.S. army was quite surprised when the came upon and liberated the concentration camps late in the war.
Don't you find it shameful that the US was ignoring mass killings by a government?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#883677 Apr 4, 2013
Aunt Mattie wrote:
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Yep. He played his hand and signed it and republicans called his bluff.
Now he's just hoping we'll forget all the doom and gloom speeches.
In fact, polls say the majority of Americans say the sequester wasn't enough.
Obama's underlying motives are always to demonize the opposition to strengthen a one-party system - his party.
The good of the country is inconsequential.
This "strategy" just always seems to backfire.
Give it up babe the TeaMutts, Paul Ryan, Santorum and others wanted even deeper cuts__this too will haunt the Republicans until they decide that cooperation trumps divisive rhetoric.

BTW Obama can't run for a third term__just a reminder.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#883678 Apr 4, 2013
TSM wrote:
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Tony C... maybe you wasn’t paying attention, Not Surprise, Senator Reid said the president requested Sequestration in Budget negotiation the President Sign IT!! The answer to your question YES!!
Gee...and WHY did that happen?

Was that President Obama's first choice?

Or was that is desperate attempt to get the frickin morons in Congress to stop risking the whole country for their political gain? Did you forget how they failed so miserably that it caused our credit rating to go down?

Blaming Obama for the sequester is like blaming a firefighter for saving the baby and losing the house.

You all just WANT him to be wrong so badly that you'll make up anything.

There is no rational basis for blaming Obama for the sequester. Those right-wing Republicans in Congress caused the entire problem from start to finish.

End of story.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#883679 Apr 4, 2013
Aunt Mattie wrote:
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Hitler was no more anywhere near the rightwing ideology as he was the leftwing ideology.
However, Obama most definitely wants control. Why is he growing government by leaps and bounds, usurping his authority by bypassing Congress on major policy decisions, making government and himself the CEO of corporations and demonizing the opposition in every other word he says?
Where have you been?
LOL! Where do you people come up with this stuff? I here I thought maybe you had half a brain.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#883680 Apr 4, 2013
The reason Obama, Pelosi/Reid are so Tight is ‘Ignorance Loves Company!”

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#883681 Apr 4, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah 400 years later. I got news for you the Roman Empire was corrupt from day one.
I know it's news because you rightwingers never read any history books.
It was the 'The Shining City Upon A Hill' until liberalism took over. The erosion of social mores brought on by burgeoning governmental largess and the pacification of a largely foreign dependent class, overloaded the treasury, which in turn led to the usurpation of wealth and inevitable collapse. Excessive government killed Rome.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#883682 Apr 4, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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Predictions?? I'm curious how any other conclusion could be drawn. Sunlight is never found at the bottom of a hole.
I'm curious how it's only conservatives making the "prediction."

Sore loser lunatics.

Empty predictions. You might as well predict who will win the World Series in 5 years and we will take it just as seriously.

This country only goes down the tubes if you wackos force it there.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#883683 Apr 4, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
I have NEVER viewed being pro socialism, as Hilter was, as a right wing ideology. Most don't.
Every single industry in Germany was controlled by the Nazis. Your in bed reference sounds more like a case of rape rather than a happy affair.
Please, everyone knosw Hitler right leaning, not left. It's common fcking knowledge.
Aunt Mattie

Orlando, FL

#883684 Apr 4, 2013
North Korea is moving a medium-range missile to a site in the east of the country, a U.S. intelligence official said Thursday as tensions with the nuclear-armed state continued to escalate.

The official declined to say where the Musudan missile was headed, but the North has used a site near the Russian border on the coast for its missile tests in the past.

South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin told lawmakers Thursday that the missile had "considerable range" but not enough to hit the U.S. mainland, according to The Associated Press.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/04...

Hope the Associated Press is right.

Could this be the other shoe I've been anticipating to drop - the trigger finger of the growing global tensions that causes an unknown catalyst worldwide?

Gee, sure hope not.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#883685 Apr 4, 2013
Homer done teaching history for today, I'm not doing it anymore. You idiots continue to write your own history.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#883686 Apr 4, 2013
Aunt Mattie wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep. He played his hand and signed it and republicans called his bluff.
Now he's just hoping we'll forget all the doom and gloom speeches.
In fact, polls say the majority of Americans say the sequester wasn't enough.
Obama's underlying motives are always to demonize the opposition to strengthen a one-party system - his party.
The good of the country is inconsequential.
This "strategy" just always seems to backfire.
Spin, spin, Fox spin.

If the Republicans were genuine participants in this government, then Obama could work with them. They had no interest from day one.

The sequester was stupid.

Obama's "underlying motives" are to fix the country. Four year olds in the House obstructing everything without reason, opposing THEIR OWN ideas, are THE problem.
Doctor King

UK

#883687 Apr 4, 2013
Aunt Mattie wrote:
This is a serious question to anyone.
Theoretically, if you knew about the Holocaust even before we entered the war, would you not find this sufficient enough reason to become involved?
The question is in light of the same violation of human rights taking place in North Korea.
I would appreciate a serious response from anyone.
Well, dear, let's start by saying your use of the term, "theoretically" is redundant so don't do that anymore. You could take it right out of the sentence and the sentence would make more sense. Secondly, who cares? The Holocaust was the Holocaust, the christians did nothing to stop it, it was them doing it, in fact. Pay attention to your christian neighbors, that's the message.

I have no idea what's happening in North Korea, not much I suspect, but it seems frightfully important to you. Why is that? Why do you always seem to need to be be worried about something? The very first second the North Koreans raise a WMD into a launch position, they will alllll disappear from the planet. Don't sweat it. Nobody'll miss 'em. Do you know any Koreans? They're the most unlikable people on earth. Let 'em go. Chill, bitch.
Aunt Mattie

Orlando, FL

#883689 Apr 4, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>LOL! Where do you people come up with this stuff? I here I thought maybe you had half a brain.
I read an article after his death actually from a liberal-leaning source.

Everything I said about Chavez is true. Maybe you should find the same article and read it.

There are plenty to choose from.

Chavez systematically came into power through control of the media and the private sector. His motives were also to make things easier on the poor. Maybe if his goal wasn't increasing government and control, the private sector would have grown and more opportunites provided to the poor.

Why do I always feel like I'm talking about Obama when Chavez is the topic of discussion?
nobamaredux

United States

#883690 Apr 4, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Failing a background check is not a crime
Really?

Attempting to purchase a weapon when you know that you have a disqualifying criminal conviction is not a crime?

Check again.

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