Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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

#888975 Apr 17, 2013
GOP fast tracks bill to fortify ObamaCare's high-risk pools

House Republicans are moving quickly on a new bill to strengthen ObamaCare's temporary insurance plan for people with pre-existing conditions.

The Helping Sick Americans Now Act (H.R. 1549) was introduced late Monday and is scheduled for a mark-up Wednesday in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The measure seeks to shore up the Pre-Existing Conditions Insurance Plan (PCIP), a struggling program designed to offer insurance to vulnerable patients while the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented.

The Obama administration announced earlier this year that it would suspend enrollment in the PCIP, citing cost concerns.

GOP lawmakers have since mounted a push to transfer money from the law's public and preventive health fund — disparaged as a "slush" fund by Republicans — to reopen the PCIP's enrollment.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#888976 Apr 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Disgraced Terror Expert Says Boston Bombs Bear 'Hallmark' Of Muslim Radicals
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04...
and what network would have the man on who said the Oklahoma bombing was committed by Muslims?
too easy isn't it?
Still hasn't been proved they weren't. There seemed to be a lot of cover-up there. It was, after all, during the Clinton years. Seemed to be a lot of covering up during those times.
Help

Brookland, AR

#888978 Apr 17, 2013
MONTANA wrote:
Are you leaden heaps ofshit even beginning to gingerly circle the TRUTH yet? Are you even getting a brief glimpse into the terrible knowledge that all your "opposites" all the feeble, false dualities contained in mere language -- good/evil, beauty/ugliness, dark/light, etc., etc., are but products of your dim attempts to sort things into neat categories. You insist on didactic boxes; I insist they're circles, mimicking creation/destruction itself, like the circle/snake eating its own tail
You will know this before we're through -- even as you desperately deny it. Take me for instance, even little me is a perfect meataphor for the laughable "duality of "infinite compassion" vs. unfathomable hatred. They exist, if not happily in me, at least in some sort of twisted truce. There is no other way to look at it. You, here, are way to dumb to understand this on a consciousness level, but some of it will leak through into your roiled, fevered subconscious.
Look, to this day, idiots quote Shakespeare (for instance) comically out of context, yet something about it won't let you alone -- even if you don't know or care a whit about the ancient language, and ancient alchemical techniques he was forced to use, if he wanted to keep his head attached to his neck. "Adepts" could read him, though -- clear as a bell ...
Am I alone? Anyone else having trouble understanding what point this person is trying to make?

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#888979 Apr 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, a person who never changes their mind is a danger.
Presiden Obama thought that a civil union approach was a solution. When it did not, he changed his mind for the legalization of same sex marriage.
As for the election, a person in favor of sane sex marriage would still consider Obama a better option that Romney - who had a proven dislike for gays as shown in his prep school assault.
Are you kidding! That man would sell out his mother to win an election! Oh that's right he did!!! He has no morals. He is the text book case of a libtard, say whatever, do whatever, con whoever to get elected. He's thrown everybody close to him under the bus as soon as they became a liability. He is the scum on top of the pond scum.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#888980 Apr 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Disgraced Terror Expert Says Boston Bombs Bear 'Hallmark' Of Muslim Radicals
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04...
and what network would have the man on who said the Oklahoma bombing was committed by Muslims?
too easy isn't it?
Not sure if you caught it but last night's Lehrer Report featured a couple of the guys who prepared the report on BushCo's torture policies.

No wonder those cats are afraid to leave the country.
NJ raider 1

Paterson, NJ

#888981 Apr 17, 2013
SPOT ON BRO wrote:
<quoted text>
"SPOT ON BRO." A FRIEND OF MINE ASKED ME TO DESTROY YOU... BUT THERE'S NO NEED, IS THERE. AS EACH MOMENT PASSES, YOU DO IT TO YOURSELF BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE COULD. THERE'S NO DENYING YOU HAVE AN INTELLIGENCE GREATER THAN YOUR WHORE-GOD, BUT YOU CAN'T HELP YOURSELF, CAN YOU. 2 PEOPLE WROTE THE BIBLE... THE GREATEST PRIMITIVE MINDS... ALL TWO OF THEM. HEHEHEHEH.. YES, IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER WHO WROTE... AND EDITED THE BIBLE.. ALL TWO OF THEM. I'M HERE FOR YOU, HONEY. I'VE DECIDED TO TAKE YOU MORE SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY THAN I TOOK CAROL.
Hey retard, it's obvious you don't know the definition of contradiction! A person, thing, or, situation in complete contrast with eachother (roughly defined). How can more than 2 people, things, or situations be in complete contrast of one another? Stupid! Here's the problem with trying to be funny. You can try all you want, if you're not you're not!

Also, funny borders the line of brilliance & stupidity. 1 slip the wrong way & you're stupid. You just slipped, STUPID!

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#888982 Apr 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, a person who never changes their mind is a danger.
Presiden Obama thought that a civil union approach was a solution. When it did not, he changed his mind for the legalization of same sex marriage.
As for the election, a person in favor of sane sex marriage would still consider Obama a better option that Romney - who had a proven dislike for gays as shown in his prep school assault.
There is a difference between changing your mind because of new facts presented and changing your mind for political expedience. No new facts have come out for same sex marriage. In fact more are coming out against.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#888983 Apr 17, 2013
Help wrote:
<quoted text>Am I alone? Anyone else having trouble understanding what point this person is trying to make?
He's a "meataphor" !!!(does that mean meathead?)

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#888984 Apr 17, 2013
Uncle Felix wrote:
<quoted text>
Aunt...*unt
Betty...Petty
Lou...you
Not odd at all.
Oh, it is too...odd.

George Hussein Bush would have been odd.

If the enemy's name had been chi Laeney, removing three letters and it spelling Cheney would have been odd.

Just an observation. No need to make anything more out of it.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#888985 Apr 17, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Still hasn't been proved they weren't. There seemed to be a lot of cover-up there. It was, after all, during the Clinton years. Seemed to be a lot of covering up during those times.
A new documentary about Timothy McVeigh, including never-before-heard audio of the terrorist, is stirring emotions even before it airs on msnbc to mark the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.

The audio, originally recorded by Buffalo News reporters Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck as part of interviews for the only authorized biography of the bomber, is likely to be received by audiences with mixed reactions.

In his own voice, McVeigh confesses to the bombings and recounts everything from his childhood in Buffalo, his time with the military during the Gulf War, his relationship with conspirator Terry Nichols, to the planning and execution of the attack that killed 168 lives and injured over 500 people.

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/36633900/ns/msnbc-d...

so i'm sorry, but it was a white guy who was right wing.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#888986 Apr 17, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Did that guy also predict a landslide victory for Mitt?
probably not.

Has the Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrated the Romney Campaign?

Anti-Muslim activists on the Right have consistently warned that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the Obama administration. But if their unhinged McCarthyism is to be believed, then Mitt Romney’s campaign has been penetrated by the Muslim Brotherhood as well, as Romney’s campaign has named George Salem, Samah Norquist and David Ramadan “National Co-Chairs of Arab Americans for Romney.”

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/has-mus...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#888988 Apr 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Not sure if you caught it but last night's Lehrer Report featured a couple of the guys who prepared the report on BushCo's torture policies.
No wonder those cats are afraid to leave the country.
Did you see that crazy hat Calista Gingrich wore to Margaret Thatchers funeral?
I can just see her, giddyly shopping for a hat so she can go to the UK!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#888989 Apr 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Not sure if you caught it but last night's Lehrer Report featured a couple of the guys who prepared the report on BushCo's torture policies.
No wonder those cats are afraid to leave the country.
i'm waiting for Bush to try to go to Europe.

i wonder how FOX would cover the arrest?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#888991 Apr 17, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, it is too...odd.
George Hussein Bush would have been odd.
If the enemy's name had been chi Laeney, removing three letters and it spelling Cheney would have been odd.
Just an observation. No need to make anything more out of it.
If you take the B away and replace it with L, you've got Lush

We could do this nonsense all day.

If you took the D away from Dick, oh never mind.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#888993 Apr 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
A new documentary about Timothy McVeigh, including never-before-heard audio of the terrorist, is stirring emotions even before it airs on msnbc to mark the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.
The audio, originally recorded by Buffalo News reporters Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck as part of interviews for the only authorized biography of the bomber, is likely to be received by audiences with mixed reactions.
In his own voice, McVeigh confesses to the bombings and recounts everything from his childhood in Buffalo, his time with the military during the Gulf War, his relationship with conspirator Terry Nichols, to the planning and execution of the attack that killed 168 lives and injured over 500 people.
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/36633900/ns/msnbc-d...
so i'm sorry, but it was a white guy who was right wing.
Never said it wasn't> What you, as a libtard, don't understand is that in that world of his you don't give up your allies. You keep that infomation to yourself even if it cost you your life. Not defending him/them. just know people like that.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#888994 Apr 17, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Are you kidding! That man would sell out his mother to win an election! Oh that's right he did!!! He has no morals. He is the text book case of a libtard, say whatever, do whatever, con whoever to get elected. He's thrown everybody close to him under the bus as soon as they became a liability. He is the scum on top of the pond scum.
If he hadn't thrown the caliber of people close to him under the bus, he wouldn't have gotten elected.

If a white presidential candidate's "spiritual mentor" preached racial hatred from the pulpit, they'd be vilified and disqualified.

But a black presidential candidate's "spiritual mentor" preaching racial hatred and vilifying white Americans from the pulpit is A-okay.

I don't get it.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#888996 Apr 17, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Never said it wasn't> What you, as a libtard, don't understand is that in that world of his you don't give up your allies. You keep that infomation to yourself even if it cost you your life. Not defending him/them. just know people like that.
know people like that?

are they liberals?

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Paterson, NJ

#888997 Apr 17, 2013
SPOT ON BRO wrote:
IT WAS, "SPOT ON BRO" THAT DID IT. DON'T YOU WISH YOU'D NEVER TYPED THAT? I'LL BET THE TWO GUYS WHO WROTE THE BIBLE HAD THESE SORT OF AHA MOMENTS ALL THE TIME.
So I'll ask you again. How can more than 2 people, things, or situations be in complete contrast of eachother? If you read it instead of trying to find a disagreement, you would've noticed I never said only 2 people wrote the Bible , Asshole! I was talking about contradictions. Now run along & blow your friend who told you to destroy something you had no had in creating. By your stink attitude, I would take a wild guess that you can't procreate. God wouldn't curse your offspring like that!

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#888999 Apr 17, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Are you kidding! That man would sell out his mother to win an election! Oh that's right he did!!! He has no morals. He is the text book case of a libtard, say whatever, do whatever, con whoever to get elected. He's thrown everybody close to him under the bus as soon as they became a liability. He is the scum on top of the pond scum.
Examples?

How did he sell out his mother?

And please, don't repeat any of the right whiner e-mail crap.

Since his books had few pictures, I seriously doubt you ever read them.

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Indianapolis, IN

#889000 Apr 17, 2013
What Jackie Robinson Can Teach Rand Paul

Is today's GOP the party for someone who would break the color barrier?

The main reason for the antipathy of so many black voters toward the GOP is not a result of their supposed dependency on Democratic-backed social welfare programs—which actually benefit many white residents in ultra-red states like West Virginia and Mississippi and white retirees who vote Republican. Instead, it’s an outcome of the GOP’s own post-1964 electoral strategy.

The fact is that the GOP embraced its Southern Strategy in the 1960s to win over white voters in the South who felt betrayed by the civil-rights and desegregation policies that were advanced Democratic presidents (and supported by many Republican lawmakers). It’s not really difficult to figure out why so many black voters lost that loving feeling toward Lincoln’s party after the GOP allied itself with the anti-civil-rights wing of the Democratic Party in the South, a bloc that switched sides and become a dominant force in the GOP, if not its public face.

And yes, I know: the Tea Party is not racist and even includes a few African-Americans. And being opposed to the policies of the first black president doesn’t turn one into a racist.

But unless you were in a coma over the last five years, you probably noticed the racism-tinged innuendos and vibes about Obama—born in Kenya? Muslim? un-American?—emanating with much hostility from conservative pundits and Republican activists. That’s why it would not be a surprise if Robinson or Rickey, were they still alive, weren’t attracted to a political movement that has become the closest thing to a regional white Southern party.(Robinson was alarmed enough at the prospect of Barry Goldwater as the party’s nominee:“If we have a bigot running for the presidency of the United States,” he warned,“it will set back the course of the country.”)

Some conservatives and Republicans might point out that Robinson and Rickey broke the color barrier in one segment of American society without relying on the power of the federal government, through the pressure of public opinion and the free market. Couldn’t we have gotten rid of segregation in the South in the 1960s in same way, and without congressional legislation and presidential leadership?

I personally doubt that. But I’ll leave you with this thought: if Republicans and conservative continue answering with a “Yes!” to the last question, they will continue to have the same problem with most black voters.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...

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