Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1231555 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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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#885345 Apr 8, 2013
flack wrote:
Well the day I've been dreading is here. It's 78 degrees outside. Time to pick up the pine cones and tune up the lawnmower.
Typical rightwinger, always wait until the last minute. Never plan or prepare in advance. Although kudos to you most Republicans use a lawn service. Of course your retired and bored.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#885346 Apr 8, 2013
I Come Covered With Yeast wrote:
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The Bush Recession leveled off at 9.8% uneployment. Under Obama, it is down to about 8%.
DOW is up over 6,000 points.
You can't say Obama "made it worse". He has definitely contained the damage of the Chimp years.
No, I was just measuring Obama by his own Benchmarks….He’s Failed!!

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#885347 Apr 8, 2013
Patriot wrote:
The central planners in the US and most Western governments have and will decide how much is "enough" for you to have and if you manage to still have significant assets after that, they'll continue to whittle them away via taxation and inflation.
http://intellihub.com/2013/04/08/us-governmen...
...and the bogeyman is under your bed.
dem

Chicago, IL

#885348 Apr 8, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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Oh.
So the public option passed and I just missed it?
Go find a phaggot thread will ya? Nobody cares about your poop shooting obsession, fktard.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#885349 Apr 8, 2013
National and local conservative activists are up in arms because former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds (R), a leading contender in the state's open U.S. Senate race next year, declined to give total assurances that he won't raise taxes if he makes it to Capitol Hill.

A story published Sunday in the Argus Leader of Sioux Falls, S.D. quoted a number of right-wing leaders who expressed misgivings about the former governor's refusal to accept the anti-tax pledge, as well as his spending record while in office.

Rounds told the Argus Leader that pledges lead to bad governance.

“While we may know how we would feel about a particular issue right now, when things change, when circumstances change, a good legislator or congressperson should have the ability to reconsider their own position on an issue,” Rounds said.

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

so being in touch with reality doesn't sit well with the wingnuts.

now watch the FOXbots go after that one.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#885350 Apr 8, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> The new Soviet Union? What you fail to realize is that most Americans don't want to live in a socialist country. Most want as little government as possible.
The Soviet Union is dead thanks to the policies of the Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford and mostly the Carter years, of course then Reagan took credit for their demise.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#885351 Apr 8, 2013
Aunt Mattie Pearl wrote:
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If any presidential candidate made that kind of mistake, a red flag should go up.
Not only did he say he had been in 57 states with 1 more to go but he hadn't even been to Alaska and Hawaii. That makes 60.
No matter how tired you were, wouldn't you hear yourself say 57 states with 1 more to go and correct it immediately?
Imagine if Romney or Bush had said they had been in 57 states with 1 more to go. Heavens to Betsy, it would have been the end of their candidacy. The liberal media would have seen to it.
The difference is George W Bush is stupid. He might actually believe there are 57 states. Obama isn't. He made a mistake.

Get over it, you sound really silly.

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I Come Covered With Yeast

United States

#885352 Apr 8, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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Oh.
So the public option passed and I just missed it?
Yep, the GOP robots keep screaming about "Obamacare" without realizing health insurance is still controlled by the private sector.

That's what happens when you let Rush Limbaugh do your thinking for you.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#885354 Apr 8, 2013
HERMES wrote:
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A self-respecting baboon wouldn't read your illiterate sh!t, except to take a dump on it. Cram it, Unk! I'm picturing you beating off at your gubmint computer, like an agitated ape in an enclosure. Except that the ape has more dignity.
What the hell is a "tree jumper" and how did you become one? Did the shameless sock get confused with tree hugger and horse humper...is he ever anything other than confused?(Rhetorical question)
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#885355 Apr 8, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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This is getting old. You're an idiot, we get it.
You're getting old. You're an idiot, we get it.
I Come Covered With Yeast

United States

#885356 Apr 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
National and local conservative activists are up in arms because former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds (R), a leading contender in the state's open U.S. Senate race next year, declined to give total assurances that he won't raise taxes if he makes it to Capitol Hill.
A story published Sunday in the Argus Leader of Sioux Falls, S.D. quoted a number of right-wing leaders who expressed misgivings about the former governor's refusal to accept the anti-tax pledge, as well as his spending record while in office.
Rounds told the Argus Leader that pledges lead to bad governance.
“While we may know how we would feel about a particular issue right now, when things change, when circumstances change, a good legislator or congressperson should have the ability to reconsider their own position on an issue,” Rounds said.
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/g...
so being in touch with reality doesn't sit well with the wingnuts.
now watch the FOXbots go after that one.
Rounds will be castigated as a "RINO" and marked for defeat. There's no room for independent thinking in the GOP.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#885357 Apr 8, 2013
Calling Ben Carson's words 'hurtful, offensive,' Hopkins CEO brings clarity to debate

The letter from Rothman puts an end to the politicized nonsense stirred up by Fox News and Hannity, one of its most compromised hosts. Carson's words were not misinterpreted, and furthermore, his boss believes they were hurtful and offensive.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-04-05/e...
dem

Chicago, IL

#885358 Apr 8, 2013
I Come Covered With Yeast wrote:
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Yep, the GOP robots keep screaming about "Obamacare" without realizing health insurance is still controlled by the private sector.
That's what happens when you let Rush Limbaugh do your thinking for you.
You forgot to include the silent majority that now regrets electing your robot leader, jizznose.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#885359 Apr 8, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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Did you think there was logic in there? Lets try it another way.
While black people vehemently reject being considered mentally ill, they have no problems regarding those who dislike black people as mentally ill or afraid.
Yep.
There is nothing wrong with being gay. But people who still have a problem with gay people, even with all the information available today, definitely have some kind of mental/emotional issues and/or are afraid.
You will all be regarded with the same shame as we now regard racists.
AGAIN... YOU homosexual bigots, seek to be another "hump" on the back of this black camels back... You deviants equating and using blacks for your deranged equality, you parasitic loser..
dem

Chicago, IL

#885360 Apr 8, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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Thanks for the extra exposure. My posts are quite good.
The only post good as far as your concerned is the one that is shoved two feet up yours.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#885361 Apr 8, 2013
Aunt Mattie Pearl wrote:
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So far, you're threat of "steamrolling" anyone is rather empty.
California voters pretty much "steamrolled" over this issue already. It was predominantly black and Hispanic democrats who carried the vote. Asians and whites were both closer to 50/50.
Also, 39 states who had gay marriage on the ballot voted it down.
Good luck.
Perhaps you should start reciting this to yourself: God grant me the serenity to accept those things I cannot change.
You have no sense of perspective.

California is about to be overturned. Even if the court rules they have no standing, prop 8 is overturned. Even if they say there is standing but they choose not to rule on it, prop 8 is overturned. They only way prop 8 is upheld is if 5 justices explicitly uphold it. Good luck with that.

We won EVERY vote on the ballot in the last election.

So let's take some more states and put them BACK on the ballot. Let's start with my state, Florida. Let's do it in 2016 with Hillary running for President, supporting us. Please, let's do it. I may organize it myself depending on what we hear in June.

80% of people under 30 support same sex marriage. Do you not realize all we have to do is wait a few more years and we will have a national supermajority? How do you not see that?

You really should be ashamed of yourself as an American. You especially, because you're not one of these dumb-@sses saying bad things about gay people in general, so you should know better.

My marriage is every bit a marriage as yours. Deal with that.
I Come Covered With Yeast

United States

#885363 Apr 8, 2013
TSM wrote:
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No, I was just measuring Obama by his own Benchmarks….He’s Failed!!
No, I think you're measuring Obama by your benchmarks. We know how that goes.
dem

Chicago, IL

#885364 Apr 8, 2013
Racist scumfk, for sure.
Tony C wrote:
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The Natural Law of Violence In The Hood.
Got it.
(yawn)
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#885365 Apr 8, 2013
Breitbart Article Debunks Previous Breitbart Articles On Gun Control Conspiracies

The notoriously dimwitted hacks at Breitbart News practice a form of pseudo-journalism that reeks of ultra-rightist propaganda (or just plain reeks). They rarely bother to fact check their stories as was demonstrated recently when they published a false item about Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel receiving donations from an organization that, it turns out, doesn’t exist. Likewise, they posted a story as “news” that they sourced to site that produces satirical articles. And to make matters worse, they had previously mocked the Washington Post for falling for an article from the same site.

Today, however, the BreitBrats deserve credit for an article that accurately and comprehensively takes apart a collection of conspiracy theories revolving around a perfectly ordinary transaction by the Department of Homeland Security.

http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/...
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#885366 Apr 8, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Imagine that Gimpy McCain and Caribou Barbie had taken the reigns of the nation in 2009.
Oh, and it seems as though the right wing loons have overlooked that the baby boomers have created a nightmare with +/- 10,000 per day retiring-leaving the work force-going on the dole etc etc etc. It's not as though people didn't retire previously__but never at anywhere near at the same rate as the BB's.
But then many of the right wingers are lousy at math__history and geography too.
Please, I still have nightmares thinking about those 2 running the country.

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