Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232584 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

#892196 Apr 23, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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faux helped Romney lose
yep.

Republicans Failed to Understand Their Opponent

I sympathize with people who supported Romney for good, principled reasons, because they were being lied to throughout the year. First, Romney lied to them that they could trust him, and then Romney’s boosters in conservative media lied to them by painting them a rosy portrait of the political landscape that they had to know was almost certainly wrong.

But the problem wasn’t just that conservative media gave Romney supporters bad information. The people in conservative media also seem to have been fully taken in by the idea that Romney would win and would do so in decisive fashion, and the campaign came to believe its own propaganda, too. As York notes, Romney didn’t have a prepared concession speech. It apparently never occurred to his campaign that he would lose. That’s not so remarkable by itself, but it is just one part of the overall pattern of the Romney campaign and the conservative movement’s reaction to Obama. Romney spent years running against a fantasy record and campaigning on a series of gross distortions and falsehoods, and so it shouldn’t be too surprising that his campaign and his conservative media boosters didn’t have the firmest grip on political reality.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

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“Smart@ss”

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#892197 Apr 23, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Apparently, YOU don't understand.
It's always hilarious when a Liberal gets insulted and doesn't realize it.
hehe... I win, 2-0

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Insane

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#892200 Apr 23, 2013
We need better homeland security to protect from the local insane!

“Is that all you've got?”

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#892201 Apr 23, 2013
Kaitlin The Wolf Witch wrote:
<quoted text> i don't have a dog, but thanks for your concern.
At least he didn't tell you to go swallow razor blades like you told me to do.

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#892202 Apr 23, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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I guarantee he wasnt even competing. Did you suck both cks right in a row?
Look, I would be more than happy to talk to you about things like baseball or football as a common hobby interest but please keep your personal lifestyle choices to yourself. All because you enjoy (as you so delicately said it) sucking both cks right in a row. Doesn't mean that it's a topic that people want to know about yourself or something that they can relate to on a personal level.

Have some self respect man and class, keep your bedroom attics to yourself. But if you continue to feel like sharing don't get upset if we ridicule you for it.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#892203 Apr 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
VIDEO
Fox News Edits Clinton Testimony To Claim She Never Addressed Benghazi Monitoring
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/01/24/fox-n...
Media matters is a propaganda machine.

Find another source to back it up. A more credible one.

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World Champion

Brooklyn, NY

#892204 Apr 23, 2013
Barack obama + Oprah Windfart = Spike Lees 2 inch penis
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#892205 Apr 23, 2013
Masama Muhfugger wrote:
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And Mr. Nappy doesn't lie? That's all this incompetent boob can do. Can't even say "Islamic Terrorists". Can't be that hard to say. Even a Constitutional Genius like Nappy could figure it out, but he's just dishonest, a fraud, and a charlatan.
and even with sort of the right wing nonsense pushed by every right wing nutjob media entity he stills wins the election.

figure that out.

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#892206 Apr 23, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Media matters is a propaganda machine.
Find another source to back it up. A more credible one.
lol

FOX is the propaganda machine that MM is responding to. if it was only MM you might have a point, but there are numerous sites that fact check FOX lies. and why? because it's so easy.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#892207 Apr 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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yep.
Republicans Failed to Understand Their Opponent
I sympathize with people who supported Romney for good, principled reasons, because they were being lied to throughout the year. First, Romney lied to them that they could trust him, and then Romney’s boosters in conservative media lied to them by painting them a rosy portrait of the political landscape that they had to know was almost certainly wrong.
But the problem wasn’t just that conservative media gave Romney supporters bad information. The people in conservative media also seem to have been fully taken in by the idea that Romney would win and would do so in decisive fashion, and the campaign came to believe its own propaganda, too. As York notes, Romney didn’t have a prepared concession speech. It apparently never occurred to his campaign that he would lose. That’s not so remarkable by itself, but it is just one part of the overall pattern of the Romney campaign and the conservative movement’s reaction to Obama. Romney spent years running against a fantasy record and campaigning on a series of gross distortions and falsehoods, and so it shouldn’t be too surprising that his campaign and his conservative media boosters didn’t have the firmest grip on political reality.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Obama's get the vote out campaign was three years in the making.

It's one of the advantages of being an incumbent but, in this president's case, pure luck had a lot to do with it.

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Leadville Lou

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#892208 Apr 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Beyond Fox News
Meet the post-movement conservatives.
Perhaps post-movement conservatism won’t accomplish much in practical political terms, but in nurturing a fertile intellectual tradition it may well do more good for the country than all the political campaigns of the last decade.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...
well, liar, gonna tell us how much you watch Fox news?

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#892209 Apr 23, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Obama's get the vote out campaign was three years in the making.
It's one of the advantages of being an incumbent but, in this president's case, pure luck had a lot to do with it.
bullshit.

you just keep fooling yourself about the loser and the network that backed him because you can't admit that the lies told by both sunk the ship.

and your Bush apology tour just makes you seem even more hopelessly lost in the lies told by the right wing media.

no one is buying it beyond those who already have. stop wasting your time. you will not change any minds with your repetitive FOX parroting. it's so transparent as to what you're trying to do, and you act like you're all sly or something. you're not that smart.

deal with the inadequacies of the current right wing movement and get on with reality.

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#892210 Apr 23, 2013
A recent Post-ABC poll found among registered voters GW Bush's approval rating today is equal to President Obama’s at 47%.
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2013/0...

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/04/23/Pol...

Good. He deserves that.

Night.

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#892211 Apr 23, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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well, liar, gonna tell us how much you watch Fox news?
i'm beyond it. much as you wingnuts should be if you want to get back into the WH. FOX doesn't want you there. they don't make as much money with a Republican.

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Nat Turner

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#892212 Apr 23, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
If president nobama has created millions of jobs why are fewer American's working? Why did 1/2 million American's leave the work force last month? Why are millions more American's getting food stamps? Why did the economy shrink in the 1st. quarter of this year?
Peace
KMA
Cause they lazy and dont want to work.

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#892213 Apr 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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i'm beyond it. much as you wingnuts should be if you want to get back into the WH. FOX doesn't want you there. they don't make as much money with a Republican.
Good point, all their income comes from right wing drones who preach about a better way without having to put into practice. After all in practice is the memory of Bush & co with needless wars and a wpr;d wide economic collapse. Not exactly good copy day in day out, so all the money is made convincing the converted that Obama is heading the same way again without it actually happening. lol

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Always Right

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#892215 Apr 23, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
A recent Post-ABC poll found among registered voters GW Bush's approval rating today is equal to President Obama’s at 47%.
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2013/0...
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/04/23/Pol...
Good. He deserves that.
Night.
and who is the current president carol? Does it really matter where bush's approval rating stands at? he is history, and most americans know the failure he was as president, turn the page, it's time.

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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#892216 Apr 23, 2013
Dajokerman wrote:
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hehe... I win, 2-0
Yep. You're a winner, alright:>

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PDUPONT

Holyoke, MA

#892218 Apr 24, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Harry S. Truman kept a desk placard in the Oval Office that read "The Buck Stops Here"
When the Jerk-In-Chief saw it for the first time, he shook like Satan would after getting hit with Holy Water.
It's long gone.
You wing nuts really like to make crap up don't you? Harry Truman's sign has been in the Truman Library since 1957, four years before Barack Obama was born.
You're an idiot!

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PDUPONT

Holyoke, MA

#892219 Apr 24, 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.
Another lie that the right wing likes to trot out.

One of the principal myths surrounding medical malpractice is its effect on overall health care costs. Medical malpractice is actually a tiny percentage of health care costs, in part because medical malpractice claims are far less frequent than many people believe.
In 2004, the CBO calculated malpractice costs amounted to “less than 2 percent of overall health care spending. Thus, even a reduction of 25 percent to 30 percent in malpractice costs would lower health care costs by only about 0.4 percent to 0.5 percent, and the likely effect on health insurance premiums would be comparably small.” i
Five years later, the CBO revisited the issue of medical negligence costs. This time, they attempted to account for the indirect costs of medical negligence, mainly the idea that doctors order extra tests to avoid liability. Again, the CBO found that tort reform would only save 0.5 percent of all health care costs.
Other authorities have also found that the direct costs associated with medical negligence are a tiny fraction of health care costs. According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the total amount of money spent defending claims and compensating victims of medical negligence in 2010 was $5.8 billion, or just 0.3 percent of the $2.6 trillion spent on health care in the U.S. that same year.
www.justice.org ›...› Newsroom › Issue Resources › Medical Negligence

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