Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1251371 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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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#891427 Apr 22, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
I have provided the entirety of the Iraq Survey Group's Final Report.
Like RealDave, perhaps you should read it too.
http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/rep...
UN Inspectors confirmed and agreed Saddam would resume his WMD program as soon as the world wasn't watching.
If you think he was just going to play nice if the UN gave up on their ongoing and neverending resolutions, you're cuckoo.
David Kay, the director of the ISG resigned in 2004 which came as a disappointment to Tenet.

David Kay's conclusions are very interesting Carol__certainly different from yours.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#891428 Apr 22, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Mubarak was a friend, regardless of how Obama felt about him. Radical Muslims orchestrated the Arab Spring, Obama, "the most informed president on earth" knew this. He helped facilitate Mubarak's overthrow, thus choosing a radical Islamist over a moderate friend. He was also briefed on Morsi's political history and knew everything about his leadership role in the Muslim Brotherhood. Morsi even tried to usurp dictatorial powers that would have given him Mubarak-like control, the same control Obama railed against. It was Morsi's fellow brotherhood pals who talked him back, Obama was conspicuously, silent. The players, circumstances and obligations, in Egypt, have changed and Obama helped change them. A prudent American president would NEVER have assisted an avowed enemy of America and Israel (most likely, that's why Obama did it).
LOL...I can't say I'm surprised you prevaricated Obama's responsibility with the standard, childish, Bush/Regan line - again.
Wow, you retardicans are getting worse by the day; do you just make this stuff up in your head or do you get it from WorldNutDaily? You and the rest of your merry band of morans make utter fools of yourself daily.
Here's a little blast from the past to refresh your memory:
Remarks at the American University in Cairo
Secretary Condoleezza Rice
Cairo, Egypt
June 20, 2005
In this time of great decision, I have come to Cairo not to talk about the past, but to look to the future -- to a future that Egyptians can lead and can define. Ladies and Gentlemen: In our world today, a growing number of men and women are securing their liberty. And as these people gain the power to choose, they are creating democratic governments in order to protect their natural rights.
We should all look to a future when every government respects the will of its citizens -- because the ideal of democracy is universal. For 60 years, my country, the United States, pursued stability at the expense of democracy in this region here in the Middle East -- and we achieved neither. Now, we are taking a different course. We are supporting the democratic aspirations of all people.
As President Bush said in his Second Inaugural Address: "America will not impose our style of government on the unwilling. Our goal instead is to help others find their own voice, to attain their own freedom, and to make their own way."
We know these advances will not come easily, or all at once. We know that different societies will find forms of democracy that work for them. When we talk about democracy, though, we are referring to governments that protect certain basic rights for all their citizens -- among these, the right to speak freely. The right to associate. The right to worship as you wish. The freedom to educate your children -- boys and girls. And freedom from the midnight knock of the secret police.

http://2001-2009.state.gov/secretary/rm/2005/...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#891430 Apr 22, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Eliminating the middle man, insurance companies, will bring costs down. The government will set the costs of procedures which will be uniform; they can also negotiate the price of medications on behalf of American citizens. This is how it is done in Canada,
single payer healthcare paid through taxation and not attached to employment.
This is from your article; it appears that you are having a reading comprehension problem:
"The trillion-dollar question is how can we reduce unnecessary medical spending so that we can afford to provide affordable, high quality health care to all Americans? A number of recent studies estimate that a third of all health care expenditures are unnecessary and that eliminating wasteful spending would save over 800 billion dollars a year. Since every dollar of so-called unnecessary spending is a dollar of income to a health care provider, reigning in health care spending is much more easily said than done."
You claim that the GOP has a plan to reduce costs; oh really? Like what? The AHCA is far from perfect, but it is a beginning to the birth of universal single payer healthcare; it's inevitable.
It is not inevitable. There is no mention of insurance in that paragraph is right. The easiest way to fix health care costs is to require people to pay for minor illness/injuries with cash. Doctor visits and medication should also be paid with cash. HSA's and catastrophic insurance should be the norm. This would put the people back in the system where they can decide whether to pay for a procedure or not. Keep mom from running little Johnny to the doctor every time he sniffles. Just like getting old people get sick. They need to to learn to plan for it.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#891432 Apr 22, 2013
continued...
Nevertheless, the principles enshrined in our Constitution enable citizens of conviction to move America closer every day to the ideal of democracy. Here in the Middle East, that same long hopeful process of democratic change is now beginning to unfold. Millions of people are demanding freedom for themselves and democracy for their countries.
To these courageous men and women, I say today: All free nations will stand with you as you secure the blessings of your own liberty. I have just come from Jordan, where I met with the King and Queen -- two leaders who have embraced reform for many years. And Jordan’s education reforms are an example for the entire region. That government is moving toward political reforms that will decentralize power and give Jordanians a greater stake in their future.
In Iraq, millions of citizens are refusing to surrender to terror the dream of freedom and democracy. When Baghdad was first designed, over twelve-hundred years ago, it was conceived as the "Round City" -- a city in which no citizen would be closer to the center of justice than any other. Today -- after decades of murder, and tyranny, and injustice -- the citizens of Iraq are again reaching for the ideals of the Round City.
Despite the attacks of violent and evil men, ordinary Iraqis are displaying great personal courage and remarkable resolve. And every step of the way -- from regaining their sovereignty, to holding elections, to now writing a constitution -- the people of Iraq are exceeding all expectations.
The Palestinian people have also spoken. And their freely-elected government is working to seize the best opportunity in years to fulfill their historic dream of statehood. Courageous leaders, both among the Palestinians and the Israelis, are dedicated to seeking that peace. And they are working to build a shared trust.
The Palestinian Authority will soon take control of the Gaza -- a first step toward realizing the vision of two democratic states living side by side in peace and security. As Palestinians fight terror, and as the Israelis fulfill their obligations and responsibilities to help create a viable Palestinian state, the entire world -- especially Egypt and the United States -- will offer full support.
One hundred and seventy-nine Syrian academics and human rights activists are calling upon their government to "let the Damascus spring flower, and let its flowers bloom." Syria’s leaders should embrace this call -- and learn to trust their people. The case of Syria is especially serious, because as its neighbors embrace democracy and political reform, Syria continues to harbor or directly support groups committed to violence -- in Lebanon, and in Israel, and Iraq, and in the Palestinian territories. It is time for Syria to make a strategic choice to join the progress that is going on all around it.
The Egyptian Government must fulfill the promise it has made to its people -- and to the entire world -- by giving its citizens the freedom to choose. Egypt’s elections, including the Parliamentary elections, must meet objective standards that define every free election.
Opposition groups must be free to assemble, and to participate, and to speak to the media. Voting should occur without violence or intimidation. And international election monitors and observers must have unrestricted access to do their jobs.
Those who would participate in elections, both supporters and opponents of the government, also have responsibilities. They must accept the rule of law, they must reject violence, they must respect the standards of free elections, and they must peacefully accept the results.
http://2001-2009.state.gov/secretary/rm/2005/...
TSM

El Paso, TX

#891433 Apr 22, 2013
Obama’s outreach programs (Appeasement) has failed… Americans paid the Price!!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#891434 Apr 22, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> It is not inevitable. There is no mention of insurance in that paragraph is right. The easiest way to fix health care costs is to require people to pay for minor illness/injuries with cash. Doctor visits and medication should also be paid with cash. HSA's and catastrophic insurance should be the norm. This would put the people back in the system where they can decide whether to pay for a procedure or not. Keep mom from running little Johnny to the doctor every time he sniffles. Just like getting old people get sick. They need to to learn to plan for it.
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.
Tamika LaToya

Pompano Beach, FL

#891436 Apr 22, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, you retardicans are getting worse by the day; do you just make this stuff up in your head or do you get it from WorldNutDaily? You and the rest of your merry band of morans make utter fools of yourself daily.
Here's a little blast from the past to refresh your memory:
Remarks at the American University in Cairo
Secretary Condoleezza Rice
Cairo, Egypt
June 20, 2005
In this time of great decision, I have come to Cairo not to talk about the past, but to look to the future -- to a future that Egyptians can lead and can define. Ladies and Gentlemen: In our world today, a growing number of men and women are securing their liberty. And as these people gain the power to choose, they are creating democratic governments in order to protect their natural rights.
We should all look to a future when every government respects the will of its citizens -- because the ideal of democracy is universal. For 60 years, my country, the United States, pursued stability at the expense of democracy in this region here in the Middle East -- and we achieved neither. Now, we are taking a different course. We are supporting the democratic aspirations of all people.
As President Bush said in his Second Inaugural Address: "America will not impose our style of government on the unwilling. Our goal instead is to help others find their own voice, to attain their own freedom, and to make their own way."
We know these advances will not come easily, or all at once. We know that different societies will find forms of democracy that work for them. When we talk about democracy, though, we are referring to governments that protect certain basic rights for all their citizens -- among these, the right to speak freely. The right to associate. The right to worship as you wish. The freedom to educate your children -- boys and girls. And freedom from the midnight knock of the secret police.
http://2001-2009.state.gov/secretary/rm/2005/...
that lily boca she be drinkin so much she don't know what goin on in that demotard head she been carryin on her dang droopy ole shoulders since gittin kicked outta Canada
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#891437 Apr 22, 2013
Gallup -

Obama Approval

53%


Obama Disapproval

41%

Rightwingers down to 41%
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#891439 Apr 22, 2013
The stunning victory of the militant Muslim fundamentalist Hamas Party in the Palestinian elections underlines the central contradictions in the Bush administration’s policies toward the Middle East. Bush pushes for elections, confusing them with democracy, but seems blind to the dangers of right-wing populism. At the same time, he continually undermines the moderate and secular forces in the region by acting high-handedly or allowing his clients to do so. As a result, Sunni fundamentalist parties, some with ties to violent cells, have emerged as key players in Iraq, Egypt and Palestine.

Democracy depends not just on elections but on a rule of law, on stable institutions, on basic economic security for the population, and on checks and balances that forestall a tyranny of the majority. Elections in the absence of this key societal context can produce authoritarian regimes and abuses as easily as they can produce genuine people power. Bush is on the whole unwilling to invest sufficiently in these key institutions and practices abroad. And by either creating or failing to deal with hated foreign occupations, he has sown the seeds for militant Islamist movements that gain popularity because of their nationalist credentials.
Bush has boxed himself into an impossible situation. He promoted elections that have produced results opposite of the ones he wanted. For all his constant rhetoric about his determination to hunt down and kill terrorists, in Palestine he has in effect helped install into power a group he calls “terrorists.” His confusion over whether this is democracy, which should be legitimate, or is an unacceptable outcome — and his unwillingness to address the underlying issues behind the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — suggest that a fatal paralysis will continue to afflict the region.

http://www.salon.com/2006/01/27/hamas_4/
WOW

Bronx, NY

#891440 Apr 22, 2013
DEMOCRAT ELITES AND REPUBLICAN ELITES ARE IN BUSINESS TOGETHER the FOOL SOLDIERS tell themselves their party has the right answers,HERE CAME OBAMA ALL HE SAID WAS FREEZE AND EVERYONE GOT NUMB because RACE BECAME THE FOCUS so HE CAN DO ANYTHING BECAUSE IF YOU SAY ANYTHING AGAINST HIS POLICIES YOU ARE RACISTS HOWEVER DURING THE ELECTIONS HIS CAMP ALWAYS SAID POST RACIAL SOCIETY UNTIL THE POLICIES HE PUT FORWARD SHOWS WHAT HE REALLY IS THE FACE OF BIG BUSINESS the PERFECT POINT GUARD EVERYTHING WILL COME INTO EFFECT WHEN HE GOES SO HIS SUPPORTERS WILL SAY ITS SOMEONE ELSES DOING AND THEN WILL COME CIVIL UNREST BECAUSE THEY WILL DO WHAT THEY SAY THE TEAPARTY DID BUT BIG DIFFERENCE OBAMAS LAWS WILL BE IN EFFECT AND THE WHITE MAN WILL USE THEM ON YOU PERFECT SET UP AND THOSE LAWS WILL HURT EVERYONE ELSE AND THEY WILL BLAME YOU URBAN DEMOCRATS AND YOU WILL HAVE GAINED NOTHING BUT A POSTER OF A POSER
WOW

Bronx, NY

#891441 Apr 22, 2013
PEOPLE DONT GO TO THE DOCTOR BECAUSE NO ONE LIKES GOING TO THE DOCTOR just like the dentists if it dont hurt I will fix it later
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#891443 Apr 22, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
Gallup -
Obama Approval
53%
Obama Disapproval
41%
Rightwingers down to 41%
Hi Zombie!

By DONOVAN SLACK |
4/18/13 1:47 PM EDT

A new poll from AP/GfK shows President Obama has hit his lowest approval rating since his reelection, and support for his handling of the economy has slipped.

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2013/04/ob...

Like other polls, the AP/GfK survey released Thursday shows Obama's post-election popularity bump has now dissipated, while Americans continue to grapple with a sluggish economic recovery and many are not as hopeful about the future of the country.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#891444 Apr 22, 2013
many are not as hopeful about the future of the country.

many are not as hopeful about the future of the country.

many are not as hopeful about the future of the country.
Tamika LaToya

Pompano Beach, FL

#891446 Apr 22, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
that lily boca she not be no welfare $ on soder & i cream. she be usin that taxpayer money she be gittin on her vodka hits she aint no fat a$$ dummy well maybe

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#891447 Apr 22, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, you retardicans are getting worse by the day; do you just make this stuff up in your head or do you get it from WorldNutDaily? You and the rest of your merry band of morans make utter fools of yourself daily.
Here's a little blast from the past to refresh your memory:
Remarks at the American University in Cairo
Secretary Condoleezza Rice
Cairo, Egypt
June 20, 2005
In this time of great decision, I have come to Cairo not to talk about the past, but to look to the future -- to a future that Egyptians can lead and can define. Ladies and Gentlemen: In our world today, a growing number of men and women are securing their liberty. And as these people gain the power to choose, they are creating democratic governments in order to protect their natural rights.
We should all look to a future when every government respects the will of its citizens -- because the ideal of democracy is universal. For 60 years, my country, the United States, pursued stability at the expense of democracy in this region here in the Middle East -- and we achieved neither. Now, we are taking a different course. We are supporting the democratic aspirations of all people.
As President Bush said in his Second Inaugural Address: "America will not impose our style of government on the unwilling. Our goal instead is to help others find their own voice, to attain their own freedom, and to make their own way."
We know these advances will not come easily, or all at once. We know that different societies will find forms of democracy that work for them. When we talk about democracy, though, we are referring to governments that protect certain basic rights for all their citizens -- among these, the right to speak freely. The right to associate. The right to worship as you wish. The freedom to educate your children -- boys and girls. And freedom from the midnight knock of the secret police.
http://2001-2009.state.gov/secretary/rm/2005/...
Please explain to me what this has to do with Obama making a gift of arms and cash to a foreign leader who has publicly expressed hatred of America and the destruction of Israel, and who funds terrorism around the world....WITH OUR MONEY.

I think you're making another, not to well concealed attempt, at blaming a 'off the democrat plantation', conservative black.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#891448 Apr 22, 2013
AND THE BLOOD THIRSTY POLITICIANS THAT RUN TO TAKE PHOTO OPPS WITH PEOPLE THAT GOT THEIR LIMBS BLOWN OFF WHAT good does that do for the WOUNDED,why do I want a pictures with some S*IT EATING GRINN politician FOR THE DAILY NEWS PAPERS TO SAY WHAT F OUTTA HERE POS, That makes for a great leader , what is there to GRINN ABOUT OBAMA FOS
Tamika LaToya

Pompano Beach, FL

#891449 Apr 22, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
The stunning victory of the militant Muslim fundamentalist Hamas Party in the Palestinian elections underlines the central contradictions in the Bush administration’s policies toward the Middle East. Bush pushes for elections, confusing them with democracy, but seems blind to the dangers of right-wing populism. At the same time, he continually undermines the moderate and secular forces in the region by acting high-handedly or allowing his clients to do so. As a result, Sunni fundamentalist parties, some with ties to violent cells, have emerged as key players in Iraq, Egypt and Palestine.
Democracy depends not just on elections but on a rule of law, on stable institutions, on basic economic security for the population, and on checks and balances that forestall a tyranny of the majority. Elections in the absence of this key societal context can produce authoritarian regimes and abuses as easily as they can produce genuine people power. Bush is on the whole unwilling to invest sufficiently in these key institutions and practices abroad. And by either creating or failing to deal with hated foreign occupations, he has sown the seeds for militant Islamist movements that gain popularity because of their nationalist credentials.
Bush has boxed himself into an impossible situation. He promoted elections that have produced results opposite of the ones he wanted. For all his constant rhetoric about his determination to hunt down and kill terrorists, in Palestine he has in effect helped install into power a group he calls “terrorists.” His confusion over whether this is democracy, which should be legitimate, or is an unacceptable outcome — and his unwillingness to address the underlying issues behind the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — suggest that a fatal paralysis will continue to afflict the region.
http://www.salon.com/2006/01/27/hamas_4/
that boca lily she still be thinkin ole george w bush he still be president stead a that demotard fraud barry sorehole bammy whazziznamethisweek

Since: Nov 11

United States

#891451 Apr 22, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>Fox started this lie & every right whiner blog posted t & every one of you dumbass right whiners keep repeating it.

The Saudi student is NOT a suspect and is NOT being deported

My God you people are so stupid.

http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/terro...
The second suspect was shot in the throat and conviniently can not TALK, he! he!

I was RIGHT as I predicted!!!

The guy can not be allowed to speak and involucrate your man-child, "my Muslim faith" incompetent community organizer.

Yes, it feels GOOD to be right!!!

I am always right!!! I predicted the gay will not be allowed to talk!!!!

Since: Nov 11

United States

#891453 Apr 22, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>Fox started this lie & every right whiner blog posted t & every one of you dumbass right whiners keep repeating it.

The Saudi student is NOT a suspect and is NOT being deported

My God you people are so stupid.

http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/terro...
Please, notice the day and time of my post and the second suspect arrest.

I predicted the injury to his throat LONG BEFORE the gay was arrested!!! WOW!!!

Am I good or what?

Now Liberals blame a lack of a "Carbon Tax" for the explosions on Boston!!!

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites!!!

Want proof?

Since: Nov 11

United States

#891454 Apr 22, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>which meds did you skip?
The one who is under meds is you because you still believe Bush destroyed the Twin Towers AND the New Orleans Levees.

You are the one who said Sarah Palin shot Guifford.

You are the one who hail Obama when he stupidly said "they acted stupidly".

You are the one who...

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