Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1262011 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#884500 Apr 6, 2013
Aunt Mattie wrote:
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Are you trying to convince me that Obama was "pandering" to "religious rightwingers" when he adamantly opposed gay marriage?
Bill and Hillary Clinton were also "pandering" to "religous rightwingers" when they, too, opposed gay marriage?
Seems to me there's a lot more "evolving" going on lately than any "pandering" in the past.
This is what Frank Schubert, the national political director of the National Organization for Marriage, said to the Washington Post:“There is not a chance in God’s green earth that African Americans support same-sex marriage." He said that President Obama's endorsement has likely “created a lot of angst and conflict in that community, but his opinion of gay marriage is not going to be changing the opinion of African Americans in a significant way.”
Even though recent polls now indicate otherwise since Obama's "conversion", the polls would have to ask every African American in the country to get that number right.
African Americans are evenly split on the issue of same sex marriage. Forty-two percent feel that marriage is exclusively defined as between a man and a woman; while 40% would support gay marriages having the same rights as heterosexual couples. We also asked a question about ministers who oppose homosexuality and gay marriage.

http://www.blacknews.com/news/robert_l_johnso...

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NJ raider 1

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#884501 Apr 6, 2013
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You're a dumb simpleton. I guess that's the problem.
This has zero to do with morality. My morality is superior to the average person, and probably to you. I have no issue with self control, willpower, doing things for God, or anything else. I have never stolen, done drugs, and I do not lie. I have never cheated on anyone, even if we were just casually dating. There is nothing I can't do or stop doing as need be.
And yes, it has something to do with masculinity in many cases. Straight men who are secure do not overreact to gay men. Normal straight men hear the kind of stuff I'm saying here and they go, "Hmmm...OK, that makes sense. I get it." Case closed. They don't sit here and argue with me and call me a liar because of something they read in a book.
The last remaining bigots on message boards are quickly going to be marginalized and shamed and ridiculed by society, just like the racists who couldn't handle it when they were forced to accept the equality of black people. The sad irony is, you are just like them. They used their bible to justify their discrimination. They thought they were right. And how do we see them now? Now, kids in school read about how these people treated black people, and they shake their heads and can't believe it, and think they were bad people. That's how kids are going to read and think about you. How could he be that way? We know all men are created equal. And you will be regarded with shame, as you have earned.
Quit posting on message boards and start praying on it.
You don't think of men in that manner (not manor) because YOU HAVE NO CHOICE. You aren't morally superior because of that. YOU HAVE NO CHOICE. You can't make yourself attracted to another man. And if you went to jail and forced yourself, you would be imagining you were with a woman.
Educate yourself and pray on it. Why would I encourage you to pray on it if I thought God was against it?
Looks like "you can't handle the truth."
You on 1 hands claim to known how real men think & take the gay thing. The truth is nobody takes anything the same way. And I'm not arguing with you, but it's hypocritical to use the Bible as a level, then on the other hand live a life in opposition to his/her teachings. You say you never lie, but your living a lie. Now in far from perfect. I can admit I have alot to work on, but I didn't broadcast my life & deficiencies to the world in attempts to change laws, both societal & biblical & rewrite dictionary. The Bible doesn't only speak against men laying with men, the punishments are severe & the message is stern. Look bro hope your right because thus is a moral/social issue & I told your as far as law, they're none of my business. You as a religious man has to put things into perspective. You can claim to be so religious & get your guidance from a book inspired by a God who condemns your sexual lifestyle. Either God has evolved the laws to suit your confusion & emotional feelings or you continually live a lie everyday & lie on God to suit your beliefs. Either way it's wrong & the latter is blasphemy!

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Waxman

Stratford-upon-avon, UK

#884502 Apr 6, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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Go f*** yourself. You're another clueless windbag.
Special interest group, bullsh!t. We are American citizens and we're about to trample you - with all our straight allies.
I see you are spreading your sunshine, Mr. Popular.

What a gregarious individual!

Everyone else but you is clueless!

Bawwaahhhhh!

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#884503 Apr 6, 2013
CNBC host Joe Kernen took House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) to task Friday over the Republican Party's opposition to same-sex marriage.

In a rare discussion of social issues on the financial news program "Squawkbox," Kernen argued that the GOP has squandered its appeal with fiscally conservative voters by virtue of its opposition to gay nuptials. Cantor said some people, himself included, have legitimate religious objections to same-sex marriage.

“There are those of us who have personal religious convictions about the issue," Cantor said. "And I think that we as a country need to respect people about their opinion, not matter which side you come down on. I think that's what's really been lacking in all of this debate."

Cantor suggested that the the party's position wasn't "being received in the proper way," but Kernen asserted that "if we really are free, then everybody should be free."

"No one's asking you to marry another man," Kernen said, drawing laughs from Cantor. The Virginia congressman suggested that lawmakers should avoid gay marriage because it's such a "divisive" issue.

"Why don't we just focus on things that we can agree on?" Cantor asked.

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

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#884504 Apr 6, 2013
A shop that sold a gun to the Newtown school shooter's mother has lost its federal firearms license.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revoked the license of Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor in December. The agency, which confirmed the revocation to reporters Thursday, didn't say why.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/05/shop-tha...

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“fairtax.org”

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gauley bridge wv

#884506 Apr 6, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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Um, currently the government regulates legalization of marriages, stupid.
p.s. f*** you for calling me a libtard and I'm not even a liberal. You stupid moron.
Another libtard that can't comprehend what they read. A spelling and grammar cop too. That's just what we heed!

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#884509 Apr 6, 2013
FBI interviews Petreaus at his home regarding classified files that may have been passed to Paula Broadwell.

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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#884510 Apr 6, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Simple! A baby is not born anything, but their race, hungry, & pretty much that's it. That's the most stupid thing I've ever heard of! What was your favorite color? Even in elementary a child hasn't made up their mind on what they like as far as male/female. To say someone is born gay equates to that person being sexually active from out the womb cuz when someone sees someone their attracted to, they're not attracted to someone's mind they've never met. So to say your were born gay is to say you came out the womb withsex on your mind. You not only want to rewrite the law & the Bible, but the Webster dictionary definition of marriage! By your post where you went on a rant just babbling & not saying nothing, you self identify as a Christian. The Bible clearly states numerous times man shall not lay with man, but you'll rewrite that to ease your feeling & everyones feeling about your taboo sexual preference. It's not race, color, creed, or nationality. Things people can't help. Nah, thus while thing is over sexual preference & an abomination to the word creation. Where exactly does being gay fit into the whole purpose of life, to procreate. What a Christian you are. You'll abandon your religion to suit you sexual choice. How real is that! I don't discriminate, hide, bash, or try to avoid your kind, but I won't lie to soothe your feelings or validate your normality. At the end of the day, that's between you & your God. I can care less who you lay with , honestly! I don't see you as less of a person. Your just someone that instead of adapting to the world, you're trying to force the world to adapt to you. Answer this question. Are you saying that practically the whole world is wrong ? Most of the world has laws against being gay regardless of religion.
Well you posted this to the wrong person but what you posted made a lot of sense.

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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#884521 Apr 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I'd suggest that you do some more reading about it, and, I don't mean the bible. You're making a fool of yourself.
It often happens that a person who goes off on a tangent about homosexuality, calling it an abomination etc. is conflicted in his own sexuality.
Not everyone wants to procreate; would you say that straight couples who don't procreate are an abomination? Are we only on this planet to breed? Gay people can be parents, it happens every day; they can have a surrogate, or adopt, they can have invitro fertilization etc. I assume that, being an evangelical fanatic that you are likely against birth control, abortion, fertility treatments, stem cell research as well?
You religious freaks are living in the dark ages, and it's usually a result of fear. Many of those born again freaks who attend Calvary Chapel are former drug addicts, alcoholics, ex prisoners, etc. While I do not begrudge a person needing religion to give him solace in life and if it helps to overcome other debilitating addictions, that's great. Just leave others alone and stop pounding that bible and your chest in self righteousness. It's sickening. You are black, you more than a white person knows what it's like to be scorned and rejected and hated and beaten because of your color. The progress made in this regard is that now it is illegal to do so. Gays deserve the same protections and you should be at the front of that parade.
"Are we only on this planet to breed?" Yes. That is our job. To continue the species. Just like every other animal. Everything else is extra.

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#884522 Apr 6, 2013
he's gonna cut SS and medicare? then he's a liar cause he said he wouldn't when he was campaigning for reelection!! liar liar pants on fire!!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#884523 Apr 6, 2013
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Voting will continue until Monday morning, so there's still time to weigh in. On Monday, we'll announce the finalists and kick off the championship round.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/05/1199...

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Deltona, FL

#884525 Apr 6, 2013
NASA is planning to catch an asteroid and put it in orbit around the moon so that it can be studied.

Sounds like fun.

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“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#884529 Apr 6, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> You on 1 hands claim to known how real men think & take the gay thing. The truth is nobody takes anything the same way. And I'm not arguing with you, but it's hypocritical to use the Bible as a level, then on the other hand live a life in opposition to his/her teachings. You say you never lie, but your living a lie. Now in far from perfect. I can admit I have alot to work on, but I didn't broadcast my life & deficiencies to the world in attempts to change laws, both societal & biblical & rewrite dictionary. The Bible doesn't only speak against men laying with men, the punishments are severe & the message is stern. Look bro hope your right because thus is a moral/social issue & I told your as far as law, they're none of my business. You as a religious man has to put things into perspective. You can claim to be so religious & get your guidance from a book inspired by a God who condemns your sexual lifestyle. Either God has evolved the laws to suit your confusion & emotional feelings or you continually live a lie everyday & lie on God to suit your beliefs. Either way it's wrong & the latter is blasphemy!
One of the things you need to work on is your spelling. This sh!t is not easy to read.

Living a lie would be living in the closet. So there goes your little theory.

I am not living a lie, I am not living in sin, I am not broadcasting my deficiencies. Being gay is not a deficiency, so that doesn't even make sense.

It's not my job to explain religion in general or my religion to you. That's your spiritual journey and that's between you and God. You don't know enough to tell me I am contradicting God. I am obviously further along on that spiritual journey than you. I take no credit for that. It's just our respective paths. But when you move forward, it's easier to recognize people who are now where you once were.

I'm not kidding. Pray on it. For a long time. I already did, a lot more than you. I'm the expert. You're not.

By the way, do you think punishments only come after death? I see most people who live against God tend to have a fairly steady punishment throughout their life.

So where is my punishment? I have no complaints in my life (save this one against the government.) That's how it is when you live your life in tune with God. You, on the other hand, worship an idol and call it 'the bible.'

The proof is in the pudding. If I was doing something wrong, I would know it. I don't do wrong things. God gave me a very strong conscience and I learned very young I feel strong regret if I do something wrong - like when I tried to date girls. That was wrong. I felt very guilty because I knew deep down I was deceiving them, and using them as an experiment to "make sure." THAT was wrong, and for that, I apologized to God.

The other thing I apologized to God for, about 16 years ago, was for the gap in my faith that prevented me from trusting Him making me gay. That was wrong. That was my human weakness, listening to The World and not trusting God. God will not give you more than you can handle. God made me gay. Therefore, I can handle it.

When you pray for something for 12 years and there is no movement on it in any way - while your other prayers are answered one way or another - you have to ask yourself why. Why did God choose not to make me straight? I was celibate, I was a freaking angel, I prayed every day, etc. etc. yet God did not answer that prayer. At some point you have to realize there is a reason He is not answering that prayer: because He knows better. We don't have to understand. We just have to have faith in His wisdom.

God can change a monkey into a horse, too. But no matter how much you pray over that monkey, it's not going to happen. He had his reason for making that monkey.

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#884530 Apr 6, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Oh how quaint; 2 hillbillies shytting and barfing on each other! Kinda like muddin, right. Or is it the moonshine?
Hit a nerve didn't I? I like racing, all types, but prefer SCCA, and sports car racing. I would love to go to LeMans and watch the 24 hr. race, maybe some day..

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#884532 Apr 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
CNBC host Joe Kernen took House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) to task Friday over the Republican Party's opposition to same-sex marriage.
In a rare discussion of social issues on the financial news program "Squawkbox," Kernen argued that the GOP has squandered its appeal with fiscally conservative voters by virtue of its opposition to gay nuptials. Cantor said some people, himself included, have legitimate religious objections to same-sex marriage.
“There are those of us who have personal religious convictions about the issue," Cantor said. "And I think that we as a country need to respect people about their opinion, not matter which side you come down on. I think that's what's really been lacking in all of this debate."
Cantor suggested that the the party's position wasn't "being received in the proper way," but Kernen asserted that "if we really are free, then everybody should be free."
"No one's asking you to marry another man," Kernen said, drawing laughs from Cantor. The Virginia congressman suggested that lawmakers should avoid gay marriage because it's such a "divisive" issue.
"Why don't we just focus on things that we can agree on?" Cantor asked.
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/h...
As religious people, they are entitled to believe what they want.

As Americans, they are not entitled to force others to act according to what they believe.

Many people believe in the Sabbath. One could easily use the bible(s) to show repeated prohibitions against work, play, or anything other than prayer, worship, or the odd emergency exception on the Sabbath.

Should we make laws banning sports on the Sabbath and closing Wal-Mart on the Sabbath? There is more precedent and logic for that than for banning gay marriage.

Some people say the Sabbath is Saturday and others say Sunday. So then we would have to prohibit sports and shopping for the entire weekend because some people believe one or the other.

See how ridiculous that sounds?

So people need to understand the difference between freedom of religion and writing their whims or religious beliefs into law to the detriment of the rights of other citizens. Our rights stop at each others' noses.

As a bus driver, you can choose to dislike Muslims. You cannot refuse to admit them to your bus. If you don't like that, don't be a bus driver.

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“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

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#884534 Apr 6, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Another libtard that can't comprehend what they read. A spelling and grammar cop too. That's just what we heed!
Obviously, it's not what you "heed," or your spelling and grammar would be better.

You cannot be a very intelligent person and also not be able to spell, unless you haven't been taught spelling and grammar. Spelling is easy. It doesn't require brilliance. If you can't do it to a reasonable degree, you're pretty far behind.

If you are not an intelligent person, your arguments carry less weight.

Typically, anti-gay people can't spell well. Draw your own conclusions.

Yes, in this case, I took advantage of a typo to make my point. Guilty. Everybody makes typing errors.

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The Slayer

Findlay, OH

#884535 Apr 6, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe before you take in the drawbridge at three am est., you could figure out how to spell propaganda and quite using the same quotation from the Iron Lady...too many tells...'night, loser.
HEY...Its Anal Annie.
Is your brother Dr. Sheldon Cooper?
Relax Annie...there will always be a place for
you at the table....the nerd table...LMAO!!
Mean while Lightning is more then welcome to join me
at the cool table, just as long as he does not try to snort in my face or hump my leg.

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“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#884537 Apr 6, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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What are mine, exactly?
A fundamental misunderstanding of the word role vs. roll potentially indicates a lower level of intelligence, i.e. less credibility.

Let me ask you a related question. If anal pregnancy was a possibility and you had a pocketful of morning after pills, would you even bother with other forms of protection?

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“equality for ALL means ALL”

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#884538 Apr 6, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> "Are we only on this planet to breed?" Yes. That is our job. To continue the species. Just like every other animal. Everything else is extra.
No, not everything else is extra.

That would make religion extra, which will throw you into an endless loop of circular reasoning.

Medicine is not extra, or all your breeding wouldn't go very far. Everyone would still die by the time they hit 35.

Science is not extra, see reason above.

I could go on and on, but you should get the idea by now. Merely breeding is not all that is required. We also have to build on our existing knowledge base, otherwise people would have to rediscover fire every few years.

Oh, and adoption matters, because parents die and somebody has to raise those kids.

There are a lot of ways to matter. And your opinion of mattering is very different from mine.

Mass murderers can have kids, too. So can rapists. Raise your standards, putz.

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“equality for ALL means ALL”

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Fort Lauderdale FL

#884539 Apr 6, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>You homosexuals, like fake Carol, the fkface of homo-deviants democrats on this thread, don't want to hear the truth because you don't want your illusions and perversions destroyed..
Oooh, great answer! Well-reasoned, logic, proof...NOT.

I know the truth. You have issues. But again, you will soon be made irrelevant and shamed by society. Prepare.

No matter where this story winds, I win in the end.

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