Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1460489 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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Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#891724 Apr 22, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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If Al Gore buys his electric from green sources, it doesn't matter how much electric he uses.
Liberals are such gullible fools:

In 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated — okay,“celebrated” doesn’t capture the funereal tone of the event. The events (organized in part by then hippie and now convicted murderer Ira Einhorn) predicted death, destruction and disease unless we did exactly as progressives commanded.

Behold the coming apocalypse as predicted on and around Earth Day, 1970:

"Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind." — Harvard biologist George Wald

"We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation." — Washington University biologist Barry Commoner

"Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction." — New York Times editorial
"Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years." — Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich

"Most of the people who are going to die in the greatest cataclysm in the history of man have already been born…[By 1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s." — Paul Ehrlich

"It is already too late to avoid mass starvation," — Denis Hayes, Chief organizer for Earth Day

"Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions…. By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine." — North Texas State University professor Peter Gunter

"In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution… by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half." — Life magazine
"At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it's only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable." — Ecologist Kenneth Watt

"Air pollution...is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone." — Paul Ehrlich
"By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate… that there won't be any more crude oil. You'll drive up to the pump and say,‘Fill 'er up, buddy,' and he'll say,‘I am very sorry, there isn't any.'" — Ecologist Kenneth Watt

"[One] theory assumes that the earth's cloud cover will continue to thicken as more dust, fumes, and water vapor are belched into the atmosphere by industrial smokestacks and jet planes. Screened from the sun's heat, the planet will cool, the water vapor will fall and freeze, and a new Ice Age will be born." — Newsweek magazine

"The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age." — Kenneth Watt

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#891725 Apr 22, 2013
Cway wrote:
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A Repugnant criticizing my reading comprehension? Funny.
Like Johny Candy calling someone "fatso".
If you weren't such a dimbulb, you'd have realized "missing link" was a sarcastic play on your use of the word "link".
Hangit tup, Dood.
Quit smashing your head against your ceiling.

Calm down and accept your level in life.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#891726 Apr 22, 2013
Cway wrote:
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Let's see.
GW Bush... little Hoover.
I like that.
You also love smelling your own privates.

You do a lot alone.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#891727 Apr 22, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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massive lawsuits and idiotic liberal juries have resulted in many expensive tests to be run so the doctors can protect themselves.
Thanks, liberals.
Doctors are overtreating and overdiagnosing for one of two reasons - to protect their own butts or just because they can and get more money.

According to the World Health Organization's ranking of the world's health systems last produced in 2000, the United States came it at 37 just behind Costa Rica!!

http://www.photius.com/rankings/healthranks.h...

We have obviously mistaken quality health care for expensive procedures and expensive medication - of which both are many times totally unnecessary.

We're digging ourselves in a hole of ever increasing costs of expensive and unnecessary health care without even realizing it. Obamacare will not solve the real crisis of unaffordable and unnecessary health care.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#891728 Apr 22, 2013
Cway wrote:
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The funny part is, I can visualize Shiny screaming in hysterical laughter as he wrote this.
Helping yourself doesn't mean giving yourself a hand, Dood.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#891729 Apr 22, 2013
Cway wrote:
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How about some intelligent posts? Never mind, sewer rat.
I told you earlier that you would have to pay me to write for you.
u got to be joking

Ooltewah, TN

#891730 Apr 22, 2013
zoom

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#891731 Apr 22, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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People fail to go to the doctor because they cannot afford it. They can't afford the deductibles. It is a proven fact that preventative medicine and going to the doctor at the beginning of symptoms rather than waiting until it becomes a full blown illness or disease makes for a healthier population and reduces costs.
I watched a documentary on type 2 diabetes last night, several obese people were interviewed, some severly obese and some slightly; the doctor said that they can control the onset of diabetes by losing just 7% of their body weight! One young woman, 27 years old, weighed 340 lbs. They were asking what they can do to avoid and prevent diabetes!! Duh! Go on a diet and get off the sofa! Do you know how much diabetes costs this country annually?
Yet you see this big fatsos at the grocery stores, loading up cases of soda and buying gallons of ice cream.
Physicians are simply over-treating and over-diagnosing. Physicians who were interviewed in the PBS documentary, Medicine and Money, said this was an ongoing problem that will eventually bankrupt the health care system unless something changes soon.

We came in 37th on the world stage of quality health care.

Something isn't adding up. Namely, the high costs of health care not producing the results and outcomes of those high costs.

We are not addressing the real problem.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#891732 Apr 22, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Hmmph, CNN and FOX are once again trying to outstupid each other and Carol's new pal Jake Tapper is leading the charge for CNN.
Well, stay with NBC then. Because they never show any bias and always get it right. Just be sure to have your poms poms ready when they start cheering for the Obama Team and have your uniform cleaned and pressed.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#891733 Apr 22, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Alright then... we shouldn't have gotten side tracked in Iraq, should've left it for the next administration to deal with.
Boy would you Uncle Teddy-swing the immigration screen doors wide open-jackboot lickers really be chitting bricks now, if Saddam was around still lending a hand to Iran (nothing like ug tunnels to transport and help build nuclear capabilities! Saddam the insane no doubt, would've LOVED that high pedastal, global threat to the world chit)
Fair enough?
As much as I supported Bush's decision to take down Saddam and was happy the surge finally put an end to the unexpected resistance, I would have loved to know what the UN's "serious consequences" were after the supposed "final" resolution.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#891735 Apr 22, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Weren't you arrested a few times for "frosting the cake" in front of little kids?
Stay out of the bakery, Dood.
Yeah, he might slip on a 'Bama cream pie and break his neck.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#891736 Apr 22, 2013
Cway wrote:
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A Repugnant criticizing my reading comprehension? Funny.
Like Johny Candy calling someone "fatso".
If you weren't such a dimbulb, you'd have realized "missing link" was a sarcastic play on your use of the word "link".
Hangit tup, Dood.
Says the moron who finds it impossible to deal with the "here and now" aspect of our nation's plight; that of having its future existence undermined by a subversive named Barack Hussein Obama.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#891737 Apr 22, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, he might slip on a 'Bama cream pie and break his neck.
We can only hope....

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#891738 Apr 22, 2013
Mass poisonings of schoolgirls in Afghanistan have occurred in the past by those who oppose female education. Up to 74 girls fell ill in the most recent attack.

Afghan women have won back basic rights in education, voting and employment since 2001, but fears are growing that such gains could be traded away as Western forces prepare to leave and the Afghan government seeks peace talks with the Taliban.

http://news.msn.com/world/afghan-girls-school...

Just in case some forget who the enemy is and why.
They gas their own women.

Wonder what would have happened if Obama had not continued and escalated the war in Afghanistan after the war in Iraq ended. Also now in Pakistan.

Not making judgments. Just curious.

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Since: Jun 10

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#891739 Apr 22, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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You shovel a hole each time you post here.
Instead of shoveling holes why don't you plug yours?
lol

He needs the industrial size can to fill his gaping maw.

http://www.touch-n-foam.com/maxfill.php

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For Real

United States

#891741 Apr 23, 2013
Cway wrote:
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You think independently of common sense.
That's why you impeached Clinton over a BJ and let Bush off the hook for lying us into a war that killed thousands.
you make plenty of sense.

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PDUPONT

Westfield, MA

#891742 Apr 23, 2013
Fed Up wrote:
Is America Broken ?
Yeah, it's broken, and here's just how bad it is;
The American citizen has chosen to be fooled, for lack of better terms. They have decided to enjoy the works of the corrupt politicians as long as it benefits them, however the weight or duration of the entitlement. It's now about, "what can I get", and to hell with the other party.
The trouble with this mindset is the ignorance involved and shared, "get what you want", mentality has to be financed, by someone with a real job !
Here's a great example of ignorance, and greed:
Hypothetically, let's take some nobody Kenyan born, half black man, and raise him in an Islamic environment, during his early years, now add some Socialist and Communist training and mentorship to his already faulty character, for his teen and early adult years, now lets fine tune his anti American, anti Caucasian, anti Capitalist attitude with some law school and community activism for his pre political training years. Spice that up with some trips to Pakistan to meet the minds behind the man, training, now let's add a female racist and anti Caucacian, anti Christain, and anti American to the mix....now we have a devout Islamic jihadist, with behind the scenes backing and financing, from some of the worlds most wealthy Socialist / Communist maggots and he's ready for entry into the American political scene.
But he can't be presented as a Socialist or a Communist and represent either party outwardly, that wouldn't be excepted, so lets register him as a Democrat, the weaker of the two American political parties at the time, then this nobody, who comes from nowhere, is suddenly made popular and charming to the minority community, who desperately need a hero.
Now lets add some greed and power to the mix, the Democatic party, is trying like hell to regain political power in America, it really makes no difference to them who brings them this power, they'll back this individual and rally behind him....regardless of his failed record as a Illinois Senator, or his absent past as an American, or his evident anti American political affiliations prior to his supposed rise through the political ranks, power and greed are the theme for the Dem's, they'd hire anyone....and they did !
It's really no surprise this nobody, came up in the most corrupt political system in America.
Now we have this Socialist / Communist backed muslim as the POTUS, posing as a christian Democrat, and now in 2012, the Dem's finally realize they traded their politcal souls to the devil for power, embarrassed and ashamed they are now playing the blame game, and attempting to save face at the reality of what they've done to America....Now that true American's are awaken to this continuous lie, the only resort the Democratic party has left is, to come up with a voter base of ignorants just as stupid and careless as they were, regarding American's future...ah....Now comes the Illegal immigrants and mindless uncaring, uneducated populace, who care about nothing but free stuff and no accountability.....
Nah.....that could never happen in America ?????
Wow that's original! How many times do you think this delusional crap has been posted?
You're an idiot!

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United States

#891743 Apr 23, 2013
Cway wrote:
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There you go with "Negro" again. Racist pig.
I see you can't defend Bush. So you lose, sucker.
Guilty as charged.
As for Obama, has he waged any wars-by-lies? Outed any CIA agents? Raised taxes on anyone except the top 1%? Suffered any 9-11s?
Try NO. What he's doing is wrestling with the mess you supply-side bozos left behind.
You're shooting blanks, junior. That's why you keep losing elections.
cway, that's the way! Very true.

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United States

#891745 Apr 23, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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First-I am NOT a "Republican". Never have been, never will be. EITHER major party label is just Too lock step, mindless jack-boot licking for me!
Second-Yours aren't the only posts that get the roastings. Look at poor ol duh A veys lol.
oh but you defend the republican party and attack obama in every chance you get, if you don't consider yourself a republican, come out of the party you come from, or are you a coward? Oh i forgot you are.

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PDUPONT

Westfield, MA

#891746 Apr 23, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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You must thrive on the apprehensions of the unknown and derisiveness.
His only "accomplishment" was Obamacare. Democrats who wrote it are calling it a "train wreck".
Besides strangling the private sector and job creation, accelerating the drone program resulting in a deeper animosity towards the US, campaigning or on vacation, exactly what else has he done?
I will try and keep an open mind.
Carol, your mind couldn't be opened with a "Jaws of Life". Obamacare isn't his only accomplishment and while it's not perfect, there's no public option, it's certainly not the "train wreck " you describe . Here's some of his other accomplishments;
Passed the Stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after stimulus went into effect, unemployment claims began to subside. Twelve months later, the private sector began producing more jobs than it was losing, and it has continued to do so for twenty-three straight months, creating a total of nearly 3.7 million new private-sector jobs.
Passed Wall Street Reform: Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession. The new law tightens capital requirements on large banks and other financial institutions, requires derivatives to be sold on clearinghouses and exchanges, mandates that large banks provide “living wills” to avoid chaotic bankruptcies, limits their ability to trade with customers’ money for their own profit, and creates the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (now headed by Richard Cordray) to crack down on abusive lending products and companies.
Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: In 2009, injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring. Since bottoming out in 2009, the auto industry has added more than 100,000 jobs. In 2011, the Big Three automakers all gained market share for the first time in two decades. The government expects to lose $16 billion of its investment, less if the price of the GM stock it still owns increases.
Improved America’s Image Abroad: With new policies, diplomacy, and rhetoric, reversed a sharp decline in world opinion toward the U.S.(and the corresponding loss of “soft power”) during the Bush years. From 2008 to 2011, favorable opinion toward the United States rose in ten of fifteen countries surveyed by the Pew Global Attitudes Project, with an average increase of 26 percent.
Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program, Expanded Pell Grant Spending: As part of the 2010 health care reform bill, signed measure ending the wasteful decades-old practice of subsidizing banks to provide college loans. Starting July 2010 all students began getting their federal student loans directly from the federal government. Treasury will save $67 billion over ten years,$36 billion of which will go to expanding Pell Grants to lower-income students.
And there's more;
www.washingtonmonthly.com/.../obamas_top_50_a... ...

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