Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1236970 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

Fishers, IN

#889455 Apr 18, 2013
In Search of a New Dred Scott? Kermit Gosnell and the Right-wing Media’s Torture Porn Fixation

In the Right-wing echo chamber, the lurid details about how Kermit Gosnell performed late term abortions are the stuff of a moral panic, where the descriptions fit neatly into pre-existing beliefs about the twin fictions that are “the liberal media” and a “conspiracy” to suppress any discussion of abortion that does not serve the “left-wing” agenda.

The more graphically Kermit Gosnell’s crimes are discussed and detailed, the more powerful the narrative becomes, as it resonates throughout the Right-wing media machine.

The framing of the Kermit Gosnell case by the Right-wing media is pornographic: it is the rough equivalent of a snuff film. There is a prurient fascination with the details of the body, how it can be destroyed, and the various ways that the flesh can be dismembered or hurt. The details are revolting; they are also titillating and exhilarating for those who want to take away women’s reproductive rights, and see such an effort as a moral crusade.

....There is a deep and socially problematic inconsistency here: the destroyed human bodies of American soldiers are removed from sight by the mass media; the broken bodies of American veterans are shunned, hidden away in veteran’s hospitals, others made homeless and thus rendered “invisible” to the public; the victims of American firepower abroad are nameless and faceless in the United States, as their bodies are shattered and immolated by drones, bombs, and bullets. To discuss such realities openly and plainly is considered by some to be “impolitic” or “anti-American.”

Conservatives are especially vulnerable to such norms and habits because of their extreme addiction to the socio-political narcotic known as American Exceptionalism. Many Republicans are obsessed with dead fetuses. But, they are also rather immune to the suffering of adults, teens, children, and babies whose bodies and lives are shattered by American foreign and domestic policy.

In total, the obsession with the specifics of Kermit Gosnell’s deeds by the Right-wing media constitutes a type of “torture porn” best exemplified by Hollywood films like Saw or Hostel.

http://beforeitsnews.com/african-american-new...
Lincoln

United States

#889456 Apr 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ 2013/04/17/lord-wolfson-donate s-bonus_n_3101799.html
He could’ve bought a sweet vacation home or at least started saving up for a $52 million cake draped in diamonds, but a British CEO decided instead to give his hefty bonus back to his employees.
Lord Wolfson, CEO of clothing retailer Next, announced in an email that he was giving his 2.4 million pound, or $3.7 million, bonus to his employees, the Telegraph reports. He told his workers that it was a “gesture of thanks and appreciation from the company for the hard work and commitment you have given to Next over the past three years and through some very tough times.”
Good Morning, note republicans seem marginalize and divided.
Republicans seem to hate Women, Blacks,Latinos, etc and may be looking for new supporters .....
Jane Says

New York, NY

#889457 Apr 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
very nice.
now, will that pile of crap convince a black person to vote for a conservative?
of course not and the same way generational poverty and being in "the system" is never the result of Democrats and their social meddling that decimated the black family. "society's fault" is code word for not throwing enough taxpayer $$ at a problem made worse by liberals. i saw youtube videos of blacks being asked if Sarah Palin was a good choice for Obama's running mate in 2008 and them agreeing, "yes."
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#889458 Apr 18, 2013
The conservative freakout about Gosnell and the media is better understood as a case study in the spirit of victimhood that’s permeated the movement conservative outlook than it is a media bias smoking gun. The same victim mentality that’s currently pushing the conservative Gosnell coverage birthed failures like “Unskewed Polls” and the alleged Benghazi cover-up. This conservative relationship with the mainstream media isn’t just leading to bad reporting — it’s also poisoning our national political discourse.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/04/15/18...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#889459 Apr 18, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Another Hate America First Poster
You communists never give up
These liberals oppose your belief and right to bear arms: Hitler, Castro, Stalin, Amin, Lenin, Mao, Chavez, Obama. Who do you trust dummy?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#889460 Apr 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So,when you say the problem started with the 13th Amendment, what did that mean?
Your idea that slaves were kept in nice dwellings & fed great meals, worked 9-5 with a retirement plan.
Not mistreated at all.
I suspect next you will ay we did blacks a favor by bringing them here.
I suspect he thinks they should have been grateful. I've heard some southern racists say things like "well, why didn't they fight back?"
Ignorance abounds.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#889461 Apr 18, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Good Morning, note republicans seem marginalize and divided.
Republicans seem to hate Women, Blacks,Latinos, etc and may be looking for new supporters .....
Since I be votin’ for Obama, my taxes have gone up, my employer stopped offering health insurance, the defecit has doubled, obama killing American citizens, deranged democrats killing movie goers and school children, Iran has a nuclear bomb, Korea f*ck you obama, can't get into the White House, Tiger Woods smoozes golf lesson from obama, and my guns may be taken away. Damn you George Bush....
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#889462 Apr 18, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Good Morning, note republicans seem marginalize and divided.
Republicans seem to hate Women, Blacks,Latinos, etc and may be looking for new supporters .....
They are their own worst enemy, and, the source of our best campaign material. You forgot gays, veterans, elderly....
Meanwhile, our friend Allen West is causing a raucus at FAU; his wife was in favor of the funds from GEO group!
I hope he gets banned from there and the students obtain restraining orders. Maybe his big mouth will land him in jail.
Does he still think he's a sergeant in the Army?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#889463 Apr 18, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>the black "memory" conveniently forgets the history of slavery where blacks sold blacks and today's slavery where muslims and blacks continue to sell blacks and even children. it's better to revisit the 1700s and live by the professional victim mentality that black "leaders" like Sharpton thrive on.
You and Carol ought to take your show on the road.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#889464 Apr 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I suspect he thinks they should have been grateful. I've heard some southern racists say things like "well, why didn't they fight back?"
Ignorance abounds.
95% of Obama followers are ignorant, the other 5% Obama's rich elite keep lily that way.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#889465 Apr 18, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
<quoted text>
The corrupt leftwing media is not reporting the murder trial of a leftwing abortion doctor that snipped spinal cords of living babies after botched abortions.
The Democrats have no principles, no morals, no honesty.
PHILADELPHIA | Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:41pm EDT
(Reuters)- A city medical examiner described fetal body parts stored in pet food containers during his testimony on Monday at a murder trial that has drawn a national spotlight after anti-abortion groups complained that it was being ignored.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/16/us-...
CBS, MSNBC ---- N O C O V E R A G E ---
CNN - O N E S I N G L E M E N T I O N
The left is corrupt - Democrats are fascist, murdering dirtbags
And they wonder why the German people didn't stop Hitler.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#889466 Apr 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Here Are The Twitter Handles Of The Senators Who Voted No On Background Checks Bill
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/17/sena...
Five Democrats broke with their party and voted against the amendment assuring that the measure would come up short of the 60 votes needed for passage.

Five Republicans voted for the amendment.

The Democrats have the majority in the Senate.

One Democrat claimed the proposed system would not have prevented Newtown and would not stop criminals.

Of course, he or she is right in spite of all the emotions surrounding this issue.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#889467 Apr 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
people?
hasn't the Supreme Court ruled on that issue?
the law of the land is such that abortion is legal.
so when a minority of Americans can somehow figure out how to pressure our lawmakers into making the 'accidental' murder of children by a parent or sibling legal, get back to me.
Up to 150 years or so slavery was legal. Still didn't make it right.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#889468 Apr 18, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Good Morning, note republicans seem marginalize and divided.
Republicans seem to hate Women, Blacks,Latinos, etc and may be looking for new supporters .....
5 Democrats in the Senate carried the vote against background checks. 5 Republicans voted for it.

We're not as divided as this administration wants you to believe.
Lincoln

United States

#889469 Apr 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Very moving video of Boston hockey fans joining in the singing of the National Anthem before the game.
http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/boston-bru...
This is what makes us who we are. Just wish it didn't take another attack for us to remember.
It reminded me we're really not at war with each other or as divided as some would have us believe.
American United ! Great video.
Love health care for all Americas, a Christian Idea
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#889470 Apr 18, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You should control your daughter better. There was nothing remotely threatening in his posts. A warning to leave his wife alone. You libtards are so sensitive when you are being called to the carpet.
My daughter transferred to UF. Don't worry, West is a big mouth, easy to push over the edge. He'll likely get banned from the campus, but he's so stupid, he'll probably show up waving a gun.
I'm entertained watching his total demise. His wife was probably getting kickback money from GEO. I'll keep you posted.
He posted a lengthy tirade on facebook! What a dolt. It's in writing!
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#889471 Apr 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
They are their own worst enemy, and, the source of our best campaign material. You forgot gays, veterans, elderly....
Meanwhile, our friend Allen West is causing a raucus at FAU; his wife was in favor of the funds from GEO group!
I hope he gets banned from there and the students obtain restraining orders. Maybe his big mouth will land him in jail.
Does he still think he's a sergeant in the Army?
Dianne Feinstein: "All vets are mentally ill and government should prevent them from owning firearms"

Some times even the L.A. Times gets it right.

"Frankly, I don't know what it is about California, but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office. I'm not bragging, you understand, but no other state, including Maine, even comes close. When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we're Number One. There's no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on 'Macbeth'. The four of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of blab. You don't know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply marvel at their ability to form words."

-- Columnist Burt Prelutsky, Los Angeles Times
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#889472 Apr 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Five Democrats broke with their party and voted against the amendment assuring that the measure would come up short of the 60 votes needed for passage.
Five Republicans voted for the amendment.
The Democrats have the majority in the Senate.
One Democrat claimed the proposed system would not have prevented Newtown and would not stop criminals.
Of course, he or she is right in spite of all the emotions surrounding this issue.
Of course, why have emotions when children are murdered. This is a prime example of why we need filibuster reform in the Senate. This should have passed. It's not going away.
The Slayer

Findlay, OH

#889473 Apr 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Wayne La Pierre is paid nearly a million dollars a year to promote the lies of the NRA in order to dupe the feeble minded right whiners into thinking the NRA really give a crap about anything except fomenting the sale of guns to whoever wants to buy them regardless of their background.
Se Grassley said the criminals avoid background checks. Well, then, expanding background checks would shrink the places where criminals can buy guns making it more difficult.
But hey., you right whiners are just too stupid top get it.
"Instead we hear "OMG OMG OMG they're taking our guns" "OMG OMG OMG they making a registry" " OMG OMG OMG
You people are so ridiculous it would be funny if it weren't killing our children.
What lies is he promoting?
It does not matter what they do with background checks, bad things will still happen.
More rules and regs. only effect those that follow the law in the first place.....its just that simple.
Criminals do not concern themselves with the laws....so to
make new laws is pointless.

We don't need more laws, what we need is more Freedom.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#889474 Apr 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
This from a guy who said people could get all the abortions they wanted & he wouldn't care as long as he didn't pay for it.
Are you ever going to understand, in context, what you read. Exactly I don't care. It's none of my business as long as I don't have to pay for it. You want to kill your future, be my guest! Most likely just somebody else I won't have to pay to raise, feed, cloth, school, house, incarcerate, and provide medical care for.

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