Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264232 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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SapphireInBlue

Orlando, FL

#887086 Apr 11, 2013
Cway wrote:
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Yes, I'll agree the GOP Congress deserves credit for balancing the budget and keeping spending in check during Clinton's time in office.
But that raises the question... why were they so tight with Clinton while giving Reagan and both Bushes everything they wanted?
The answer is simple. Spending is what makes politicians popular. So GOP motives were based more on whittling down Clinton's chances for re-election and his legacy than anything else. Try to remember they went after him throughout the six years they held the majority, even impeaching him for lying about an extra-marital affair.
The same GOP which let GW Bush off the hook for launching a war of aggression based on lies.
Returning to the spending issue, the enormous deficits we have today started with Reagan, slowed greatly under Clinton, then went wild again under GW Bush.
The strength of a nation is greatly based on its wealth. Well, you Republicans are mostly to blame for the state we're in. You're only frugal when it hurts the political opposition.
To suggest the rot began under Clinton who added only 1.6 trillion to the natonal debt, compared to the 5.7 tallied by GW Bush is sheer nonsense, and you know better.
Reagan raised taxes to appease the Democrats who promised cuts in spending in return.

True to form, they backed down on their part of the bargain.

You can't forget 111 Democrats voted for the Iraq War. In fact, it was they who were lying to the American public when they said they were denied access to the same Intel. They, of course, were privy to the same Intel.

The economy was actually doing well under Bush's economic policies after 9/11 and before the housing bubble burst.

He can't be blamed for that when more Democrats resisted oversight of Fannie and Freddie for five years leading up to the crisis in spite of multiple warnings by both Bush and Bernancke.

It's where we are now that counts though. It's frankly not logical to blame Bush for increasing the deficit by a fraction of the present deficit increased by Obama and Congressional democrats.

But it's getting late, so goodnight.

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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#887087 Apr 11, 2013
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I fundamentally do not believe in gun control because such laws give the police unlimited opportunity to plant weapons and falsely convict. I also believe the 2nd Amendment does not allow government to disarm the people, although with some limits with regard to military ordenance.
I think the liberals are mostly interested in greater regulation of handguns, not firearms in general.
Comparing Obama and Chavez to Hitler is ridiculous. Bush, with his big lies, torture prisons, "pre-emptive war" and the Patriot Act is a much closer analogy.
Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 and every single democrat voted and said Saddam was an eminent threat and Saddam had to be removed three years prior to 9/11...

Harry Reid Senate bill 1867, which passed the DemocRatic Senate with an alarming DemocRatic majority, signed by obama allows the military and Obama to arrest American citizens, keep them without trial, detain, and/or murder anti-government threats...

Obama: My administration does not torture. We kill..

The Jews gave up their guns, turned in their weapons, big and more government and Hitler took care of the Jews..

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Cway

United States

#887088 Apr 11, 2013
SapphireInBlue wrote:
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Reagan raised taxes to appease the Democrats who promised cuts in spending in return.
True to form, they backed down on their part of the bargain.
You can't forget 111 Democrats voted for the Iraq War. In fact, it was they who were lying to the American public when they said they were denied access to the same Intel. They, of course, were privy to the same Intel.
The economy was actually doing well under Bush's economic policies after 9/11 and before the housing bubble burst.
He can't be blamed for that when more Democrats resisted oversight of Fannie and Freddie for five years leading up to the crisis in spite of multiple warnings by both Bush and Bernancke.
It's where we are now that counts though. It's frankly not logical to blame Bush for increasing the deficit by a fraction of the present deficit increased by Obama and Congressional democrats.
But it's getting late, so goodnight.
Contrary to your claim above, Reagan reduced taxes.

Twice as many Republicans voted for the Iraq War than Democrats.

The Democrats were privy to the cherry-picked data coming out of the Pentagon's OSP which was created and run by Cheney.

The economy under Bush did somewhat well but was driven by an Alan Greenspan-created low-interest rate driven real estate bubble.

The real villain in the real estate bubble were the banks who made predatory loans because it was profitable, not because Dodd and Frank made them. These banks are now under indictment and some have been fined heavily.

I won't bother with the rest of your BS. In Carol La-La Land, Repubicans are perfect and never do anything wrong.

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Cway

Downey, CA

#887089 Apr 11, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text> Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 and every single democrat voted and said Saddam was an eminent threat and Saddam had to be removed three years prior to 9/11...
The history of Iraq with regard to its obligation to disarm is mixed. In 1998, the UN inspectors were in doubt. In particular, Scott Ritter resigned in protest. But a year later, the tide began to turn. Ritter completely reversed his earlier verdict. By 2003, Hans Blix felt Iraq was in general compliance, with some unresolved issues he felt could be resolved within a few months.
Harry Reid Senate bill 1867, which passed the DemocRatic Senate with an alarming DemocRatic majority, signed by obama allows the military and Obama to arrest American citizens, keep them without trial, detain, and/or murder anti-government threats...
To be honest, 93 Senators signed off on the bill which means A LOT of Republicans voted for it, too. Obama has promised to veto it. There is another bill, HR 1540 (in the House) which is similar but has not been voted on.

I'm glad you brought this to my attention. It may well end my support for the Democrats. I hope you will take a similar stand with the GOP.
Obama: My administration does not torture. We kill..
The Jews gave up their guns, turned in their weapons, big and more government and Hitler took care of the Jews..
I think you're confusing the Armenians, who turned in their guns to the Turks, with the German Jews, who did not. The point you attempt to make here in rather clumsy fashion I do agree with.

As for the quote you provide, I believe it is this when stated in full:

"I was clear throughout this campaign and was clear throughout this transition that under my administration the United States does not torture," Obama said, when asked at the news conference whether he would continue the Bush administration's policy of harsh interrogation. "We will abide by the Geneva Conventions. We will uphold our highest ideals."

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Mmmmmmm

Chicago, IL

#887090 Apr 11, 2013
Isn't the quiet nice? Isn't the truth redundant? Carol.. carol... come with me... come visit DEATH with me... do it... do it now... g'head.... Even my best friends are scared of me, carol. They know, instinctively, what lies just beneath the surface. Do you, dear? Do you really...?

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Mmmmmmm

Chicago, IL

#887091 Apr 11, 2013
Cway wrote:
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Contrary to your claim above, Reagan redu
I told you to shut up but you seem.... dumbfounded. This is the last time I'll tell you. Get lost. Get lost, or hire someone smart. Dummy. Yeah, yeah, I know. You think you're smart. But what if I just kill you? What if I demonstrate conclusively you're an idiot? How would you feel about it all then? Oh well, You want to waste my time? Alright. I'm so bored...

You're not smart. You're not clever. You have nothing to say. Are you sure you want to engage with me? I'll destroy you. Is that what you want you want, you moron? Ok... whatever...(grumble)
Mmmmmmm

Chicago, IL

#887092 Apr 11, 2013
Cway wrote:
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Contrary to your claim above, Reagan reducea Land, Repubicans are perfect and never do anything wrong.
Zzzzzzzzz Reagan "increased" taxes. Duh. The reason we know this is because he was a moron. What else could he do? You people are stupid, WHY do you cling to imaginary scenarios? Just kill yourselves, it's better that way.

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Mmmmmmm

Chicago, IL

#887093 Apr 12, 2013
3 o'clock in the morning. I feel like George Bush junior painting his toes. I just scraped about a pound of shit out of my mother's ass and the first thing that popped into my mind was: Let's cut her Medicare benefits. Your turn, sweetie. Tell me all about how she didn't earn it. Whore. Enjoying this , carol? You've surely got a lot to say about what hubby told you, eh? You stoopid slut.

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Mmmmmmm

Chicago, IL

#887094 Apr 12, 2013
Carol? carol? You're coming with me. No one would deny me my prize at this point...

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PDUPONT

Northampton, MA

#887098 Apr 12, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
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If a person has no marketable skill sets then they may have to work multiple menial jobs to make ends meet. It is not the employers responsibility to insure that their employee can make ends meet. That is the responsibility of the individual. Part of that responsibility is to attempt to make yourself marketable and take steps to keep skill sets current.
Not all jobs are worth minimum wage just as not all individuals are worth minimum wage.
Yeah, so you're an egocentric sociopath. We get it.

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PDUPONT

Northampton, MA

#887099 Apr 12, 2013
SapphireInBlue wrote:
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The French monarchy before the French Revolution never dreamt their heads would be poised under a guillotine. Until they were.
The Jews before the Holocaust never dreamt they would be stuffed into a gas chamber like sardines and gassed. Until they were.
No one ever expects the very worst to happen. Until it does.
Nowhere in your post did I read Beck saying anyting about beheadings.
Tensions are rising not only in this country but around the world. Being prepared for the worst is probably good advise.
Just my humble observation.
Change your "handle" again Carol?

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PDUPONT

Northampton, MA

#887100 Apr 12, 2013
SapphireInBlue wrote:
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Do some simple research. Start with tyrants who rose to power by taking away their citizens' guns.
This is why the Second Amendment is in our Constiution. To protect citizens from tyrants.
Imagine the Minutemen without guns. We'd still be paying taxes to Queen Elizabeth. To puts thing into a better perspective.
WRONG STUPID! The Second Amendment reads;
“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
Get that Carol? A well regulated militia. And who regulated the militia? The government. The idea was that citizens formed into military groups in time of peril were preferable to a standing army.
You're an idiot Carol!

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Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#887101 Apr 12, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text> Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 and every single democrat voted and said Saddam was an eminent threat and Saddam had to be removed three years prior to 9/11...
Harry Reid Senate bill 1867, which passed the DemocRatic Senate with an alarming DemocRatic majority, signed by obama allows the military and Obama to arrest American citizens, keep them without trial, detain, and/or murder anti-government threats...
Obama: My administration does not torture. We kill..
The Jews gave up their guns, turned in their weapons, big and more government and Hitler took care of the Jews..
Having an effort to remove Sadam is not calling for invasion & the deaths of over 4,000 soldiers. The US has caused the overthrow of numerous leaders without invading.

When will you right whiners quit defending Bush's lies to invade Iraq?

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Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#887102 Apr 12, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Homosexual, idiot, criminal, felon, deviant, pervert, pedophile, rapist, low IQ democrats, ignorant bigot and racist like RealDave. To RealDave they're his family members and friends all born with a deranged behavior according to RealDave...Homosexuals, criminals and deviants all with their deranged behavior and mental illness he wants to call normal..
I love how you right whiners include being homosexual with criminal behavior, deranged behavior & mental illness.

You just keep proving my pint about how the right coddles the racists & bigots & then you morons wonder why Hispanics, Blacks, & Gays won't vote for your candidates.

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Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#887103 Apr 12, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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Scumbag phony hypocrite Oblamer and Moochelle only paid 22%, WHY DIDN'T HE PAY 39%?
First of all, Leadass Lou, that would be 22% of his gross income.

You pay tax on your taxable income that takes charitable contributions, deductions, etc into account.

Then, you idiot, if you are in the top bracket & filing jointly, you pay 39% only on the taxable income over $390K, not the entire amount.

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NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#887105 Apr 12, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I love how you right whiners include being homosexual with criminal behavior, deranged behavior & mental illness.
You just keep proving my pint about how the right coddles the racists & bigots & then you morons wonder why Hispanics, Blacks, & Gays won't vote for your candidates.
I'm black, & was a criminal for a good part of my life. Not bragging or anything, & no I'm not ashamed! My point is, most known criminals are from the street pharmaceutical industry (hustlers). For the most part people don't decide to deal drugs. A young man is only gonna come home 1 time to mom crying there's nothing to eat , before he takes it apon himself to makes sure that never happens again! That in no way is comparable to being gay. Nobody becomes gay for the well being of his/her family. I'll be honest, most of the time it's the failure of parents that makes a kid take to the streets, but that's not always the case. Some young men just want more & sees the streets as the fastest way to get it. Back to my point. Hustling is not a mental disorder. It may be a mental mistake, but far from a disorder!

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#887106 Apr 12, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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WRONG STUPID! The Second Amendment reads;
“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
Get that Carol? A well regulated militia. And who regulated the militia? The government. The idea was that citizens formed into military groups in time of peril were preferable to a standing army.
You're an idiot Carol!
Do you see that COMMA in there? You do know what a COMMA is used for right? What part of 'the right of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED' don't you understand?

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Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#887108 Apr 12, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Do you see that COMMA in there? You do know what a COMMA is used for right? What part of 'the right of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED' don't you understand?
First, I agree with the right to own guns. But really Flackster, having this big a fit? Consider the below statement.

A good diet is necessary for good health, the idea that people can have access to healthy food should not be infringed.

The entire statement says that people should have access to healthy food in order to have a healthy diet.

So why isn't the right to bear arms needed in order to have this free militia?

Just Asking.

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NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#887109 Apr 12, 2013
Cway wrote:
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I fundamentally do not believe in gun control because such laws give the police unlimited opportunity to plant weapons and falsely convict. I also believe the 2nd Amendment does not allow government to disarm the people, although with some limits with regard to military ordenance.
I think the liberals are mostly interested in greater regulation of handguns, not firearms in general.
Comparing Obama and Chavez to Hitler is ridiculous. Bush, with his big lies, torture prisons, "pre-emptive war" and the Patriot Act is a much closer analogy.
This is just a stupid argument. If everybody here has their sanity, I'm quite sure there's a middle ground we can meet on. Everybody should be able to agree that Obama doesn't, & never did want to confiscate weapons. That was never his position. After Sandy Hook, the mans hands were forced. It's like those on the right are forgetting the seriousness of that massacre, or the fact that most of these mass murders were done with legal guns stolen from legal gun owners. My solution is, if someones weapon is stolen, & then subsequently use in a murder or attempted murder ,that person be charged as an accessory to the crime. That way that person still keep it's 2 amendment right, yet still be held responsible for the carelessness if they fall to utilize gun safety measures. I also agree on assault weapons ban, & extended clip, or magazines for convertible weapons, modifiable weapons. It should also be against the law for manufacturers to make civilian weapons that can be modified by doing something as simple as pulling a pin out to make a single shot SIMI I, or SIMI fully auto. Just my take on it.

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#887112 Apr 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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The South Koreans are laughing at him. They're not running and hiding.
Useful idiot 2
April 11, 2013

While visiting City Hall the other day, Jimmy Carter volunteered that, if asked, he’d be more than happy to go back to North Korea to defuse Pyongyang’s nuclear saber-rattling.

“I’ve been there three times so far,” said Carter.“But I never have been unless North Korea asked me to come and I got approval from the White House. If that should happen, I would be glad to go back.”

And the Nobel Peace Prize winner proceeded to make his case for why Barack Obama and Kim Jong Un should do precisely that.“I know the people there very well,” he said.“I’ve spent dozens of hours talking to them. I think what they want is a peace agreement with the United States.”

We don’t doubt that Carter has credibility with North Korea. Because few people outside that nation’s Communist regime have done more to abet its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Back in 1994, Carter appointed himself peacemaker, flew to Pyongyang — and effectively undercut then-President Clinton’s push for tougher sanctions by offering North Korea a sweetheart deal in return for a promise to freeze its weapons program.

While others hailed him for his “peacemaking,” this page described him as the classic “USEFUL IDIOT.” All Carter had done, we wrote, was allow Kim Il Sung (the current leader’s grandfather) to “buy time in order to keep building nuclear weapons.”

Nearly twenty years later, our editorial stands up pretty well. So if President Obama wishes to take Carter up on his offer by sending him back to Pyongyang, we’d say go for it — so long as it’s a one-way ticket.

Read more: Jimmy Carter, North Korea mediator?—Editorial - NYPOST.com http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editoria...

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