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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NJ raider 1

Brooklyn, NY

#891985 Apr 23, 2013
OBAMA WOULD LOSE TODAY wrote:
Obama vs. Romney Popular Vote
November 7, 2012
The most recent popular vote count showed President Obama at 60,078,199 (50.3%) vs. Governor Romney at 57,397,360 (48.1%)
THE WAY OBAMA ACTS YOU THINK HE GOT 75% OF THE VOTES!
Dude, you're not serious are you? I mean for real, this is embarrassing. I'm embarrassed for you! You & your type are bordering the line of treason how bad you want him to fail. What makes you think, I say think because, I know you don't believe such nonsense, but what make you think Romney had an ice cubes chance in hell then, or now? He dismissed half the nation when he thought no one was listening. He made a mockery of the entire black race with the comments he made in Georgia/South Carolina (don't remember which state it was). Remember this" it's in my heritage to work with black people. My ancestors owned slaves?" You're just one of the disappointed folks that fell for the polls, & got your heart shattered when reality struck. Honestly, you don't have a representative in the republican party that can defeat Barack Obama in an election. Not 1! Blame it on Sandy, the 47%, or his mormonism. It doesn't matter. He could've ran the perfect campaign, & he still would've been crushed. Come back to reality!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#891986 Apr 23, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
I was responding to your post thinking you were criticizing O'Reilly for defending mistakes made by all newscasters in the heat of breaking news.
Just not used to you giving O'Reilly any credit whatsoever. My mistake.
credit?

Bill O'Reilly: Separating Fact From Myth Regarding President Obama

We get a ton of internet propaganda here. Nearly every day, some hysterical dispatch shows up on my desk saying the world will end on Friday or Moluccan terrorists have just infiltrated through Brownsville, Texas, and are heading for your house.

But no one is more popular on the net propaganda circuit than President Obama. So in the interest of no spin, it is my pleasure to set the record straight.

Mr. Obama is a controversial guy. All presidents are. But he does deserve to be treated honestly, does he not? So here we go.

Item: No birth certificate has been made public.

True. But the state of Hawaii has, once again, said Mr. Obama's birth certificate is on file. A certificate of live birth has been released. A "Factor" investigation also showed Mr. Obama was born in a Honolulu hospital and we stand by our reporting.

Item: Barack Obama received foreign student aid while in college.

False. Somebody just made that up

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/oreilly/transcr...

so there ya go. Bill is the man.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#891987 Apr 23, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Still playing around eh?
Rebuilt what WMD program? Most of the so called WMD's that Iraq had was furnished by others, you've already learned that the US provided Saddam with weaponry and certain chem/bio ammo during the Reagan era along with the materials and technology to manufacture his own. Frans van Anraat also sold chem/bio materials to Saddam.
There was no nuke program, nothing even close to a nuke program__Saddam didn't have that technology nor the means to deliver nukes. Saddam basically had squat beyond an Army consisting of armor, artillery and infantry.
Saddam was a paper tiger.
So let me get this straight. You think if the UN Inspectors had announced before the Iraq War that the coast was clear, Saddam would have simply become a nice guy?

The entire world provided Saddam with those materials believing they were being used for medical research.

Do you think the entire world would have done that if they knew he was going to gas 5000 Kurdish women and children?

Who do you think was responsible for all those mass graves discovered?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#891988 Apr 23, 2013
no surprise here....

Boston Bombing Suspect Cites Iraq, Afghanistan Wars As Motive

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/b...

and somehow different than an uninformed 'wish'...

Limbaugh Agrees With Caller That Boston Bombers Were Influenced By City's "Liberal Elite Intellectual Thought"

http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/04/22/limb...

sorry Rush, it was the non-intellectual thoughtless neo-cons that did the trick.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#891989 Apr 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so you saw it and i just take your word for it?
you're setting a precedent you won't much like.
but anyway....
“A physical description was given to me of the suspect, Wolf. I want to be very careful here because this is very sensitive information, but the description given to me is a dark-skinned individual,” King said.“And I want to just stop there. A further description were given by this source, but it was a background conversation. They’re not willing to discuss it on the record right now, given the sensitivity when you get into these things. You heard Gov. Patrick saying yesterday it’s so important that the people of Massachusetts and the country for that matter in his words turn to each other and not against each other. It was described to me as a dark-skinned male individual that is shown in the video. There was some further descriptions used, but just for sensitivity purposes until we get more information, I think it’s best to stop there.”
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/17/cnn-boston-...
"No, it was an honest mistake," O'Reilly agreed. "Absolutely an honest mistake." He went on to suggest that John King should have "outed" the source who gave him inaccurate information.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/23/bill...
so how ya gonna play it now?
I don't care whether you take my word for it or not. You, like all the other libtards on here, seem to think I give a damn about what you think. I come on here to ll time, pass on some science news I find interesting, and have conversations with people who can do so intelligently. Doesn't mean I have to agree with them.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#891990 Apr 23, 2013
Regardless of what we find about Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s stay in Dagestan, the Boston Marathon case illustrates that we will not soon be done with terrorism inspired by Sunni Salafist doctrines. The Tsarnaevs had no understandable grievances, were not avenging the deaths of relatives, were fighting for no territory. They were apparently young men having trouble finding a place of psychic belonging in the world, and they had access to the internet and found the doctrine of Salafist jihad. Under such circumstances, there may always be some takers. Police work will help, and so will limiting immigration. But unlike that large portion of terrorism connected to concrete and plausible political goals, from the Stern Gang to the IRA, the FLN to the Tamil Tigers to the Kurds to various Palestinian groups, this phenomenon seems truly mindless.

Andrew Sullivan wrote last week about the Tsarnaevs:

A little lost in modernity; finding meaning in the most extreme forms of religion; in many ways assimilated by the West but finding new ways to feel deeply, internally alienated by it: this is a classic profile of an Internet Jihadist. And there is nothing traditional about this religion. It’s hyper-modern, spread online and combustible with any other personal dramas.

We will probably have no choice but to live with it, just as the United States seems prepared to live with homegrown mentally ill loner gunman having access to automatic weapons.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/sunni-...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#891992 Apr 23, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Narco submarines are not new__you yourself posted about them on this thread before, the US Navy has already intercepted one.
The point is they are getting better at it. You know at 7 tons one could only imagine what they could slip into port. They wouldn't actually land it.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#891993 Apr 23, 2013
alpha dog wrote:
<quoted text>
I read the younger one was a pot head and that his brother is being investigated in a triple murder of some weed dealers.
how very American.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#891994 Apr 23, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I don't care whether you take my word for it or not. You, like all the other libtards on here, seem to think I give a damn about what you think. I come on here to ll time, pass on some science news I find interesting, and have conversations with people who can do so intelligently. Doesn't mean I have to agree with them.
well the other day i 'saw' someone talking about how Obama was the best POTUS ever.

don't need to cite it do i? everyone knows it's true so there would really be no point.

i told ya you wouldn't like it.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#891995 Apr 23, 2013
The Associated Press' Twitter account on Tuesday was compromised and posted a message claiming two explosions at the White House had injured President Obama.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/a...

so if your fav right wing blog says something different....wrong again.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#891996 Apr 23, 2013
Boston bombing suspect cites U.S. wars as motivation, officials say

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe an ongoing investigation, said Dzhokhar and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by police as the two attempted to avoid capture, do not appear to have been directed by a foreign terrorist organization.

Rather, the officials said, the evidence so far suggests they were “self-radicalized” through Internet sites and U.S. actions in the Muslim world.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/boston...

it'll be interesting to see how FOX runs with that one. if at all.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#891997 Apr 23, 2013
Obama is “Face of Capitalist Empire”

“From the start, Obama has been leading the charge to betray Social Security and the foundation of the Democratic Party’s policy platform, which is the New Deal,” said Kevin Alexander Gray, the Columbia, South Carolina writer and activist.“Obama is the face of the capitalist empire; that’s what he believes in,” said Gray.“What troubles me about Black Obama supporters is, they just seem to ignore it. It’s all about misguided racial pride.”

Chicago Teachers Prepare Electoral Challenge to Mayor Emanuel

Massive school closings have made Chicago “ground zero” in the battle to preserve public education, said Michael Brunson, of the Chicago Teachers Union. Fifty-four schools have been targeted for closure, this year, most of them in Black and brown neighborhoods.“People don’t want to move into a community if they don’t have a school they can send their children to,” said Brunson.“It’s part of a downward spiral that disinvests from our communities and causes them to crumble.” The teachers union plans to register 100,000 new voters to challenge mayoral control of the schools.

Newark Protests Against Social Security Cuts

The People’s Organization for Progress held demonstrations, in Newark, New Jersey, to protest President Obama’s proposed cuts to Social Security and other entitlement programs. Chairman Larry Hamm noted that POP endorsed Obama “in both elections after much discussion and debate.” But,“now we turn around and have to fight the very guy we voted for.” Obama, said Hamm, is “the first Democratic president to actually propose cuts to Social Security.”

STILL HOPING FOR CHANGE
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#891998 Apr 23, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
So let me get this straight. You think if the UN Inspectors had announced before the Iraq War that the coast was clear, Saddam would have simply become a nice guy?
The entire world provided Saddam with those materials believing they were being used for medical research.
Do you think the entire world would have done that if they knew he was going to gas 5000 Kurdish women and children?
Who do you think was responsible for all those mass graves discovered?
Saddam was a POS but he was a harmless POS. France, German, Italian and Turkish intelligence agencies, to name a few knew Saddam was a paper tiger. Israel also knew but didn't offer up their real intelligence. I don't know where you are coming from with the medical research bullsht__please provide a link that doesn't have (opinion) in the title.

Between 3200 and 5000 Kurds died as a result of the gassing and 7000 plus suffered injuries of varying degrees, some of them life shortening.

As usual Carol__you're lost on the subject and too fkn lazy to explore the details. Sad case you are!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#891999 Apr 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
well the other day i 'saw' someone talking about how Obama was the best POTUS ever.
don't need to cite it do i? everyone knows it's true so there would really be no point.
i told ya you wouldn't like it.
Have you been taking lessons from RealDave? That's the kind of moranic post he would print. Figured you for better than that!
WOW

Bronx, NY

#892000 Apr 23, 2013
The Big Nausea: Waking Up With an Obama-Ache
Who will defend the indefensible Obama? Answer: There will be fewer and fewer Obamapologists, as each day passes.“For the monumentally dysfunctional Black Misleadership Class, the winding down of the Age of Obama is cause for frantic repositioning, and for the revising of their own histories.”Black folks have been forced to come to grips with the finality of Obama’s second term.”

The Obama Hangover has begun. The drunken delirium that descended on Black America after the pale Democratic caucuses of Iowa endorsed a brown-skinned corporatist just after New Years Day, 2008 – conveying white “viability” on a Great Black Hope – is definitively over. It’s the morning-after in Black America, a scene of economic and political ruin bathed in the searing daylight of Obama’s second term and umpteenth betrayal.

It would be easy to say that the Great Nausea of 2013 was occasioned by Obama’s blunt object assault on Social Security and the whole array of entitlements. However, the First Black President’s obituary is not written in his budget. The onset of post-Obamaism has more to do with the calendar than anything else. Since Election Day, November 6, Black folks have been forced to come to grips with the finality of Obama’s second term – the impending emergence from the dream. There is the sound of a finger snapping.“In a few moments, you will wake up.”The awakening will be uneven and, for many, dreadful: a dreamscape dissolving into the rubble-strewn nightmare left by the Great Recession, a catastrophe that set African Americans back as much as two generations, but which was not subjectively experienced as such by huge segments of the Black community. Instead, reality was subsumed by the mere presence of a Black person in the White House.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#892001 Apr 23, 2013
WHEN AMERICANS VOTED FOR HOPE AND CHANGE they didnt think bush would still be in the whitehouse because he is still being blamed and the guy in the whitehouse is not responsible for nothing but photo ops
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#892002 Apr 23, 2013
WOW wrote:
The Big Nausea: Waking Up With an Obama-Ache
Who will defend the indefensible Obama? Answer: There will be fewer and fewer Obamapologists, as each day passes.“For the monumentally dysfunctional Black Misleadership Class, the winding down of the Age of Obama is cause for frantic repositioning, and for the revising of their own histories.”Black folks have been forced to come to grips with the finality of Obama’s second term.”
The Obama Hangover has begun. The drunken delirium that descended on Black America after the pale Democratic caucuses of Iowa endorsed a brown-skinned corporatist just after New Years Day, 2008 – conveying white “viability” on a Great Black Hope – is definitively over. It’s the morning-after in Black America, a scene of economic and political ruin bathed in the searing daylight of Obama’s second term and umpteenth betrayal.
It would be easy to say that the Great Nausea of 2013 was occasioned by Obama’s blunt object assault on Social Security and the whole array of entitlements. However, the First Black President’s obituary is not written in his budget. The onset of post-Obamaism has more to do with the calendar than anything else. Since Election Day, November 6, Black folks have been forced to come to grips with the finality of Obama’s second term – the impending emergence from the dream. There is the sound of a finger snapping.“In a few moments, you will wake up.”The awakening will be uneven and, for many, dreadful: a dreamscape dissolving into the rubble-strewn nightmare left by the Great Recession, a catastrophe that set African Americans back as much as two generations, but which was not subjectively experienced as such by huge segments of the Black community. Instead, reality was subsumed by the mere presence of a Black person in the White House.
African Americans have an immense sense of pride in Barack Obama as President of the United States and he is unequivocally liked. He receives a 91% favorable rating. Seventy-two percent believe that President Obama's election has helped them while only 4% believe his election has hurt them.

http://www.blacknews.com/news/robert_l_johnso...

probably a better take than a right wing guess/wish.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#892003 Apr 23, 2013
THE ONLY THING THAT HAS CHANGED IN THE WHITEHOUSE IS THE COLOR OF THE OCCUPANTS policies and LIES are still the same so much for the first BLACK president and he didn't prevent the terror attack in boston but hey he got bin laden he just couldn't stop the boston thing just like BUSH
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#892004 Apr 23, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Have you been taking lessons from RealDave? That's the kind of moranic post he would print. Figured you for better than that!
i can get down in the dirt with you right wing crazies when needed.

just because i have 2 fancy Liberal Arts Degrees doesn't mean i can't get my hands dirty on occasion. like...(in stretching the point a bit)...do you know how much a Mercedes mechanic charges?

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#892005 Apr 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Boston bombing suspect cites U.S. wars as motivation, officials say
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe an ongoing investigation, said Dzhokhar and his older brother, Tamerlan , who was killed by police as the two attempted to avoid capture, do not appear to have been directed by a foreign terrorist organization.
Rather, the officials said, the evidence so far suggests they were “self-radicalized” through Internet sites and U.S. actions in the Muslim world.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/boston...
it'll be interesting to see how FOX runs with that one. if at all.
I think I said before that if during an invasion of your sovereign country, Americans managed to destroy your house, livelihood, kill your mom and baby sister, and cripple your dad, you're going to hate them. However, I never even thought of all the potential terrorists Bush & Co. had managed to create within the Muslim faith...that drunken imbecile should be brought up on charges greater than Tsarnaev, imho

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