Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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Nat Turner

Angeles City, Philippines

#887715 Apr 13, 2013
A Black Pope? That is funny!
DEATH

Orlando, FL

#887716 Apr 13, 2013
GOD I LOVE THIS STUFF! IT'S LIKE THE NAM ALL OVER AGAIN...

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Nat Turner

Angeles City, Philippines

#887717 Apr 13, 2013
DEATH wrote:
GOD I LOVE THIS STUFF! IT'S LIKE THE NAM ALL OVER AGAIN...
How about a Jew Pope! They tried it in Nazi Germany!
DEATH

Orlando, FL

#887720 Apr 13, 2013
IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER HOW MANY OF YOU PLAY WITH ME, I'M GOING TO KILL CAROL. WHEN I DO, YOU'LL DIE TOO. IT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS. HEHEHEHEH, WANNA BET?

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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#887721 Apr 13, 2013
DEATH wrote:
GOD I LOVE THIS STUFF! IT'S LIKE THE NAM ALL OVER AGAIN...
This thread is littered with leftwinger threats of violence, terrorist threats, deranged democrats wishing harm, suffering and death on others since it's commencement... That's liberal..

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Navy Corpseman

Knoxville, TN

#887722 Apr 13, 2013
Cway wrote:
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A true Republican you are, meaning you play fast and loose with history.
To begin, there were terror attacks under Reagan such as the Achille Lauro incident and Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland.
The first atttack on the Twin Towers occurred in February, 1993 just five weeks into Clinton's first term.
Using your logic, that means Reagan and GHW Bush were responsible.
Clinton had no advance knowledge of 9-11, nor of the attacks on the African embassies or USS Cole. I might add, the Navy was fully aware of the risks in having the Cole where it was.
Bush was warned by Tenet five weeks before 9-11 struck and did nothing. Did Clinton freeze Bush's brain? Something must have.
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Strictly your opinion. I would argue Bush's two unfinished wars, doubling of the national debt and the Republican Party's failure to rein in the banks created a point of no return.
Why was the USS Cole in Yemen with NO AMMO?

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Cway

United States

#887723 Apr 13, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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Bush was warned of what? Tell us, exactly what the warning was , what would happen and where?
Check out Tenet's August 6th 2001 PDB (Presidential Daily Brief). It quotes FBI sources which mention a suspect level of activity which could be interpreted as preparation for hijackings.

That statement is explosive on two points. First, it proves the FBI was sharing intel with the CIA.

Second, this is clearly a reference to the Arab flight school students learning to fly, but not land jet aircraft.

Hence, Bush would have known an airline hijacking was in the works and should have ordered federal marshalls in plainclothes on every domestic flight. Perhaps not every flight could have been covered this way, but Bush had the responsibiity to protect as many as he could. BUT HE DID NOTHING.

Besides an incredible lack of concern, there is the manner in which Bush had the Israeli nationals arrested by the FBI on 9-11 set free, over FBI and CIA protests. Two of the Israelis were MOSSAD. All five worked for a New Jersey moving company run by an Israeli national which did very little moving.

Call me conspiratorial-minded, but Bush's suspect lack of concern and failure to put the airlines on full alert, coupled with letting the Israeli nationals go free will never sit well with me.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#887724 Apr 14, 2013
Cway wrote:
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A true Republican you are, meaning you play fast and loose with history.
To begin, there were terror attacks under Reagan such as the Achille Lauro incident and Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland.
The first atttack on the Twin Towers occurred in February, 1993 just five weeks into Clinton's first term.
Using your logic, that means Reagan and GHW Bush were responsible.
Clinton had no advance knowledge of 9-11, nor of the attacks on the African embassies or USS Cole. I might add, the Navy was fully aware of the risks in having the Cole where it was.
Bush was warned by Tenet five weeks before 9-11 struck and did nothing. Did Clinton freeze Bush's brain? Something must have.
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Strictly your opinion. I would argue Bush's two unfinished wars, doubling of the national debt and the Republican Party's failure to rein in the banks created a point of no return.
Bush was warned by Tenet five weeks before 9-11 struck?? You are so full of shit Patrick. Tenant never warned Bush or anybody else the twin towers were going to be attacked. Myths, lies and complete stupidity.. that's liberal...

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Cway

United States

#887725 Apr 14, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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Merely your ill informed opinion. No where was the "public" forced to give one dime to any bank.
Lou, take a deep breath and re-read my post below. Your response is utterly non-sequitur.

If you are not familiar with the Enron, Worldcom and Tyco scandals, I suggest you research at least one. Enron is the classic. Shows what happens when the GOP allows big business to play fast and loose with financial reports. Some will start lying to entice new investors.

Cway wrote:

Under Clinton, the repeal of Glass-Steagall Act was passed by a GOP majority in Congress. Yes, Clinton signed off on it. But we all know why the GOP deregulates in this fashion, which is to turn loose the business wolves on the public. The Jeff Skillings of this world, so to speak.

The Republican congress of that period also passed legislation which grossly weakened accounting standards, allowing corporations to play fast and loose with their financial reports. This led to the Enron, Tyco and Worldcom meltdowns.

They also pressured the Clinton administration so heavily in pursuit of their agenda, they shut down the government at one point. Not to mention constant investigations of Clinton which went nowhere.
Cway

United States

#887726 Apr 14, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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You should read "Animal farm"
I have.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#887727 Apr 14, 2013
Cway wrote:
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I have.
There are plenty of difficult obsticles in your path. Don't allow yourself to become one of them...

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Cway

United States

#887728 Apr 14, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Bush was warned by Tenet five weeks before 9-11 struck?? You are so full of shit Patrick. Tenant never warned Bush or anybody else the twin towers were going to be attacked. Myths, lies and complete stupidity.. that's liberal...
Prepare to be body-slammed.

First, I never said Tenet's warning mentioned the Twin Towers, so don't lie by putting words in my mouth.

Five weeks beforehand, Tenet passed on to Rice an urgent report entitled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike Inside U.S."

You can view the original document at this web link. You'll see it in red letters under the title "August 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing".

http://mediaconcepts.blogspot.com/2007/05/ten...

Note the very top paragraph on page 2 which reads:

"Nevertheless, FBI information since that time indicates patterns of suspicious activity within this country consistant with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including surveilance of federal buildings in New York."

This is obviously a reference to FBI sources which were aware of Arab flight school students learning to fly, but not land jet aircraft. And it also proves the FBI was sharing intel with the FBI, despite you GOP pea brains claiming otherwise.

So from this, Bush should have ascertained that an airline hijacking was in progress and taken measures to protect flights. Like assigning a federal marshall to each one, which is what Bush did AFTERWARDS.

But Bush didn't do this. In fact, he didn't do anything except sit on his hands.

You, Sir, are a glutton for punishment and dead in this argument.
Cway

United States

#887729 Apr 14, 2013
Navy Corpseman wrote:
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Why was the USS Cole in Yemen with NO AMMO?
Why do you ask me, moron?

Try asking the command which gave the order.

Sheesh, you people are so obnoxious, it clogs the artieries running up to your brains.
Smackers

United States

#887730 Apr 14, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>There are plenty of difficult obsticles in your path. Don't allow yourself to become one of them...
Cway just ripped your head off and stuffed it up your behind. But you must be used to that by now.

Mind telling us why Bush failed to act after Tenet warned him?

Waiting.
Obamas War on Prosperity

United States

#887731 Apr 14, 2013
Cway wrote:
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A true Republican you are, meaning you play fast and loose with history.
To begin, there were terror attacks under Reagan such as the Achille Lauro incident and Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland.
The first atttack on the Twin Towers occurred in February, 1993 just five weeks into Clinton's first term.
Using your logic, that means Reagan and GHW Bush were responsible.
Clinton had no advance knowledge of 9-11, nor of the attacks on the African embassies or USS Cole. I might add, the Navy was fully aware of the risks in having the Cole where it was.
Bush was warned by Tenet five weeks before 9-11 struck and did nothing. Did Clinton freeze Bush's brain? Something must have.
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Strictly your opinion. I would argue Bush's two unfinished wars, doubling of the national debt and the Republican Party's failure to rein in the banks created a point of no return.
The ObamaCare tax fraud will be quite a burden on Doctors,nurses,and retired people on the DEATH PANEL!

This was a little scary on Huckabee tonight!Obama wants to control insurance companies too!This is going to be a ROUGH one for Employers!

$17 Trillion in debt,unemployment,crime,food cost,fuel prices,banks,WELFARE,illegals etc.will bankrupt our GREAT COUNTRY THAT WAS BUILT ON CAPITALISM!

I am very sorry for you Blacks,and the indoctrinated White college kids that were bamboozled by the Muslim appeaser Obama and the Liberal media!

Where is my FREE Obama phone?

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#887734 Apr 14, 2013
Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck: Champions of Gay Rights?

O'Reilly continues to come under attack from "pro-family" groups and moralizing conservative bloggers, but he's been getting a lot of support for his position from Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, who has promoted marriage equality and has taken on anti-gay advocates such as Maggie Gallagher, founder of the National Organization for Marriage. Suddenly, there's actually discussion and debate about gay marriage on Fox News -- with real live conservatives supporting it -- and it looks like these two will be leading that debate.

None of this is to let O'Reilly off the hook for his idiotic and ugly positions of the past on the issue (and surely he'll be attacking gay activists for one thing or another in short order), nor is it to negate the fact that O'Reilly is quite cognizant of keeping his ratings high as he sees support for gay marriage rise rapidly in the polls. But if the debate over marriage equality now needs to move into the heart of the Fox News audience, it's certainly not a bad thing to have O'Reilly as the guy taking on the anti-equality crowd.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelangelo-si...

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#887735 Apr 14, 2013
St Black Pope wrote:
<quoted text>Your point? Even if it were the Christian Right Network, the words are coming from the Dr. Nicholas Cummings, the former APA president. You know, he also was the one who led the charge to have homosexuality removed as a mental disorder. If he is saying that the APA stance against reparative therapy is political and not scientific, then he also knows that the removal of homosexuality was not scientific.
He's a fkn bonehead like you, your raider pal, and the other right wing mutts who spend their days and nights dragging nonsense from one anon forum to another.

Cummings is nearly 90, was head of the APA for one year almost a quarter century ago and has always believed that gays can change.

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Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#887736 Apr 14, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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Bush was warned of what? Tell us, exactly what the warning was , what would happen and where?
Tell us where in our history the bad guys were willing to die ?
Towards the end of his administration, Clinton formed a bipartisan commission to determine our country's vulnerability to terrorist attack. They were to report to the new President.

They met for months. In their report, they indicated many potential problems & airport security was one of their important issues.

So after Bush was elected, they went to present & discuss their report with Bush.

Bush refused to meet with them.

Instead, he decided to form his own committee. A committee of two.

Dick Cheney & his CAMPAIGN MANAGER.

Their first meting was set for October of 2001.

Wo knows if that report would have been taken seriously by Bush. All it would have taken was a little more airport security.

Where was Bush - how may days vacation did he take between Jan 21st & Sept 11th?

So when you right whiners pretend Bush had no warnings, he had plenty. He just chose to ignore them.

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Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#887737 Apr 14, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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Oblamer is a phony, lying ass hypocritical scumbag who doesn't pay his fair share, stop denying it, you look like a fool.
Is he the only one allowed to take exemptions, tax breaks, etc.?
I have a suggestion, Leadass Lou, before you post about someone paying federal income, at least learn how the system actually works.

One deduction Obama took was 25% of his income to charity.

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Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#887738 Apr 14, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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The only thing you spew is shit, libtard.
I see you had nothing to offer to contradict what I posted.

Typ[ical for a dumbass right whiner.

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