Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1394386 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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Smackem

United States

#884735 Apr 6, 2013
The business of America is BUSINESS!

Now cough up my corporate welfare check, elephants, or no campaign donations in 2014.
Flori-DUH

United States

#884736 Apr 6, 2013
Ah, the GOP cochroachies had scurried back under the fridge to wait me out.

Here comes the Raid spray, roaches.
GOP Cochroach

United States

#884737 Apr 6, 2013
ha ha

No matter how many of us you spray, we will always come back.

Like ignorance, we are pervasive.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#884738 Apr 6, 2013
Aunt Mattie Pearl wrote:
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You might find this interesting.
Under Saddam, there were only three local channels run or controlled by the government. Satellite television was outlawed.
Today, there are a dozen stations and nearly every household has a satellite dish watching programs from throughout the world.
The number of local Iraqi channels and programs has expanded since the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Iraqis now watch sitcoms, political satires and even reality shows, unheard of under Saddam.
Said one Iraqi, "Now you have more freedom to express yourself and tackle different issues unlike before the war."
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/ira...
That's at least something to smile about, isn't it?
Lest some forgot Saddams regimish ways (or maybe too young to remember?)

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/12/world/meast/kuw...
Aunt Mattie Pearl

Orlando, FL

#884739 Apr 6, 2013
Smackem wrote:
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Are you a CIA-paid propagandist?
Iraq has degenerated into an incredibly lawless state, with para-military groups trained by our CIA and military torturing and killing throughout.
Ah, a liberal...shoot the messenger. The source was USA Today.

However, what you say is true only because Obama left Iraq too soon.

"By ending America's military presence in Iraq, President Obama has irresponsibly endangered that country's progress in internal security, sectarian reconciliation, and democratic reform—progress that U.S. troops had fought hard to facilitate."
-Robert Zarate, policy director of the Foreign Policy Initiative in Washington, D.C.
Smackem

United States

#884740 Apr 6, 2013
Tragic, but true.
Aunt Mattie Pearl

Orlando, FL

#884741 Apr 6, 2013
Flori-DUH wrote:
Ah, the GOP cochroachies had scurried back under the fridge to wait me out.
Here comes the Raid spray, roaches.
Don't copy me. I said "ah" first. At least posted it before I read yours.
Aunt Mattie Pearl

Orlando, FL

#884742 Apr 6, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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How many of Obama's 7 extra states have you visited? Only an idiot would say we have 57 states.
I'll try and dig up the video where Obama stutters and stammers for 45 seconds trying to answer an unscripted question, it's hilarious and embarrassing at the same time..
Can you also find that 17 minute rambling answer to the question asked at a town hall meeting before the first election?

That's a classic. No one knew where he was going or what he was talking about anymore after the first 5 minutes.
Reverend Al

United States

#884743 Apr 6, 2013
Where's mah main man, Flori-DUH?

I want to hear him say for the one millioneth time, "Obama is Un-Electable".

WOO HOO HOO
Aunt Mattie Pearl

Orlando, FL

#884744 Apr 6, 2013
GOP Cochroach wrote:
ha ha
No matter how many of us you spray, we will always come back.
Like ignorance, we are pervasive.
You shouldn't be so hard on yourself and your fellow liberals.

When things get bad enough, I'm confident most of you will take off your blinders and finally see the light.
Smackem

United States

#884745 Apr 6, 2013
Aunt Mattie Pearl wrote:
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Ah, a liberal...shoot the messenger. The source was USA Today.
However, what you say is true only because Obama left Iraq too soon.
"By ending America's military presence in Iraq, President Obama has irresponsibly endangered that country's progress in internal security, sectarian reconciliation, and democratic reform—progress that U.S. troops had fought hard to facilitate."
-Robert Zarate, policy director of the Foreign Policy Initiative in Washington, D.C.
Well, good for you and "USA Today". Try Human Rights Watch.

As if Obama sent in CIA and special forces operators to create the gangs of thugs now operating in that country.

Sorry, elephant. But your "spread the blame" game isn't working.
Aunt Mattie Pearl

Orlando, FL

#884746 Apr 6, 2013
Smackem wrote:
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Be sure to come up with the one where Reagan says "Trees cause more pollution than cars" and GHW Bush saying "I was out of the loop on Iran-Contra".
Environmental scientists confirmed he was partially right. In hot weather, trees release volatile organic hydrocarbons including terpenes and isoprenes - two molecules linked to photochemical smog. In very hot weather, the production of these begins to accelerate.

America's Great Smoky Mountains are supposed to take their name from the photochemical smog released by millions of hectares of hardwoods.

I know. You bad.
Smackem

United States

#884747 Apr 6, 2013
Aunt Mattie Pearl wrote:
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You shouldn't be so hard on yourself and your fellow liberals.
When things get bad enough, I'm confident most of you will take off your blinders and finally see the light.
That was Mr. GOP Cochroach who said "Like ignorance, we are pervasive".

Blinders? Yes, be sure to take them off once you see how Bush waged an unnecessary war by lies, wrecked the economy, outed a CIA agent and left behind record debt.
Smackem

United States

#884748 Apr 6, 2013
Aunt Mattie Pearl wrote:
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Environmental scientists confirmed he was partially right. In hot weather, trees release volatile organic hydrocarbons including terpenes and isoprenes - two molecules linked to photochemical smog. In very hot weather, the production of these begins to accelerate.
America's Great Smoky Mountains are supposed to take their name from the photochemical smog released by millions of hectares of hardwoods.
I know. You bad.
LOL... GOP scientific mumbo-jumbo.

Back to your cave, Moon Bat.
GW Bush

United States

#884749 Apr 6, 2013
Gee, what happened to my "No Child Left Behind" program? Over 1/3 of all highschool students are dropping out.

Wait a minute. If you take the reciprocal of 1/3, that equals 3. Only 3 kids dropped out during my eight years in office.

woo hoo!

(See what wonders fuzzy math can accomplish?)
youth

Central District, Hong Kong

#884750 Apr 6, 2013
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GW Bush

United States

#884751 Apr 6, 2013
Aunt Mattie Pearl wrote:
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Can you also find that 17 minute rambling answer to the question asked at a town hall meeting before the first election?
That's a classic. No one knew where he was going or what he was talking about anymore after the first 5 minutes.
Fool me once, shame on you.

Fool me twice and I'll climb up a tree and start screaming like a chimp. Until you give me a banana.

Fool me three times and... I double-dare you to fool me a fourth.

Fool me four times and... I'll git really mad.

Fool me five times and...
Uncle Dick Cheney

United States

#884752 Apr 6, 2013
Of course, you know who was REALLY running the country from 2001-2009.

Bah ha ha
Smackem

United States

#884753 Apr 6, 2013
I see Auntie Pearl, the biggest GOP cochroachie of them all just gave up the fight and scurried back under the fridge with the rest of her bretheren.

Here comes the Raid spray, coachroachies.

Sssss! Sssss!

Ah, GOP roachies lying on the ground with their legs up in the air, twitching. Life is good.
Aunt Mattie Pearl

Orlando, FL

#884754 Apr 6, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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"To use a broad brush and paint everyone who is against gay marraige as being against gays is an unfair and inaccurate statement."
No. You can't be my friend and be against my marriage. That's just something people tell themselves so they don't feel like bad people. You can't separate me from my husband. Rejected.
The same weak arguments you made about stigmas and children living with gay parents were made about interracial kids. Rejected. The problem there is with society, not with the interracial kids, not with the kids being raised by gay parents. And as time goes on, those problems correct themselves thanks to...what? INFORMATION and EXPERIENCE which wipe out the ignorance.
The fact is gay couples already do and will always raise children. Therefore those children must be addressed equally under the law. There is no rational reason to deny equality to their families, just because you're afraid of the unknown. You can't prove harm, game over, case closed. And all early studies show every indication kids in gay families are just fine. P.S. You don't ban single parents, so don't be a hypocrite and pretend this isn't about prejudice. Just because you can't imagine beyond your prejudice, doesn't mean the rest of us won't.
This is really about respecting your nation and your neighbors. We don't have to live by your rules.
There's no doubt in my mind homosexual couples are as fit to be good parents as heterosexuals. You're right that various studies have shown adoptive children of homosexuals are as well-adjusted as any other child.

But as loving as homosexuals might be as parents, they can't replace a loving mother and a father.

In any civilized society, there has to be a set of core values and boundaries so that everyone is at least reading the same chapter. Right now, we're reading different books. Add abortion to the mix, and we're in different libraries.

You get my drift.

Once we cross too many lines, the next version of what society must tolerate whether we like it or not is soon to follow. There is now a growing concern that infanticide is next in line. Something I hope you would find unacceptable too.

The definition of marriage is a stronghold in society that cannot be broken. As unfair as it seems to gays.

But life isn't always fair and there are some things we just have to accept. The ageless definition of marriage is one of them.

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