Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1276633 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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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#893874 Apr 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Another right whiner who was too big of a loser to get laid in High School.
Yeah, that really takes some...some...well, um actually, derrr, uh..grunt grunt andUH...well... it really doesn't take much of anything at all, to just flop out and down, and do that-DUHMazz Duh A Vey!!

(Ya might've should've saved some of your pee-brain particles from high school, instead of wasting 'em all for ya got out-doofus)

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#893875 Apr 26, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>To be fair, he actually did help form an African HIV/AIDS initiative that worked__worked very well.
Don't you remember the far right bitchin about it at the time? Let them n..g.s die!
Turns out it was his only real "mission accomplished."
In 2008, PREPAR - President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief - passed the House 308–116. There were 229 Republicans in the House and 203 Democrats.

It passed in the Senate 80-16. There were 55 Republicans in the Senate and 44 Democrats.

Seems pretty clear Republicans were just as much on board.

Don't remember anyone saying what you said.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#893877 Apr 26, 2013
leosnana wrote:
Love this! Enjoy:
"The George W. Bush Library will include:
- The hurricane Katrina room which is still under construction
- The Alberto Gonzales Room where you won’t be able to remember anything
- The Texas Air National Guard Room where you don’t even have to show up
- The Walter Reed Hospital Room where they won’t let you in
- The Guantanamo Bay Room where they won’t let you out
- The Weapons of Mass Destruction Room which no one has been able to find
- The National Debt Room which is huge and has no ceiling
- The Tax Cut Room which is reserved for the wealthy
- The Economy Room which is in the toilet
- The Iraq War Room which, after you complete your first visit, they make you go back for a second, third, forth, and sometimes fifth visit.
- The Dick Cheney Room which is torture to walk through
- The Environmental Conservation Room which is still empty
- The Supreme Court Gift Shop where you can buy an election
- The Airport Men’s Room where you can meet some of your favorite Republicans
- The Decider Room complete with dart board, magic 8-ball, Ouija board, dice, coins and straws
- Note – The library will feature an electron microscope to help you locate and view the President’s accomplishments."
Does the President William Jefferson Clinton Library have an Oval Office where everyone has to put on knee pads before going in?

Or a dictionary that's open to the word "is"?

Maybe a replica of the Lincoln Bedroom where everyone is charged admission to go in?

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#893878 Apr 26, 2013
dem wrote:
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hello, dumb carol.
Go get your mother. I need to ask her something.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#893880 Apr 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Does the President William Jefferson Clinton Library have an Oval Office where everyone has to put on knee pads before going in?
Or a dictionary that's open to the word "is"?
Maybe a replica of the Lincoln Bedroom where everyone is charged admission to go in?
Or a model of a bombed pharmaceutical factory in Iraq with aspirin scattered all over the floor?

Or a toy gun that targets Osama bin Laden in the crosshairs and it won't shoot?

Or a presidential podium where visitors can stand behind it, point their finger at a fake camera and say "I did not have sex with that woman?"

(This is fun.)

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#893881 Apr 26, 2013
Guess that's it for tonight then.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#893882 Apr 26, 2013
False Flags, Sharia Law, and Gun Grabs: GOP Lawmakers Embrace The Crazy

The conspiracy theories percolating up to local party leaders and even the halls of Congress should be a warning sign for the GOP

A few days after the Boston bombings, Stella Tremblay went to Glenn Beck’s Facebook page to express her conviction that the terror attack was, in fact, orchestrated by the U.S. government.

“The Boston Marathon was a Black Ops ‘terrorist’ attack,” she wrote.“One suspect killed, the other one will be too before they even have a chance to speak. Drones and now ‘terrorist’ attacks by our own Government. Sad day, but a ‘wake up’ to all of us.”

She then linked to a video at Infowars.com called Proof! Boston Marathon Bombing is Staged Terror Attack.

Tremblay’s post, though, stood out from the wave of post-attack crazy because of her day job: she is a New Hampshire state legislator.

Like too many enthusiastic dupes, the Republican representative was echoing conspiracy entrepreneurs like Beck and InfoWars’ Alex Jones, who blend dark alternate history with a dystopian future, offering the listeners the “secret truth.”

Tremblay is part of a disturbing trend of – conservative state legislators and even congressmen entertaining conspiracy theories that are creepy and unseemly coming from average citizen, but a sign of civic rot when they start getting parroted by elected officials.

Of course, craziness is a bipartisan issue, with Republicans frequently pointing to former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney as a Democratic example – but the right has been particularly prone to paranoia since Bush Derangement Syndrone on the leftt gave way to an epic case of Obama Derangement Syndrome from the other side.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#893883 Apr 26, 2013
This week in Missouri, state legislators voted to cut funding for the state’s divers license bureau because it had been tasked in 2003 with also overseeing concealed-carry permits. The wife of state Rep. Kenneth Wilson explained – in the words of the Columbia Tribune – that the bureau “was part of a plot to impose United Nations policies in this country.‘I have been doing some study on U.N. Agenda 21,’ Melissa Wilson… told the committee.‘With this information going to the federal government, I feel that I will be a target. With Agenda 21, I will be someone who will be put on a watch list.’” She added that Agenda 21 is being pushed through in part because of a mass brainwashing known as the Delphi Technique.

This is shadowy conspiracy theorist stuff, but this theory isn’t just isolated to a few folks in Missouri. Last November, the conservative head of the Georgia state legislature invited his conference to a four-hour briefing on Agenda 21. The invitation read:“How pleasant sounding names are fostering a Socialist plan to change the way we live, eat, learn, and communicate to 'save the earth.'" The presentation was MC’d by a local Tea Party activist who is also a 9/11 Truther, and a Birther.

Even the Economist has felt compelled to weigh in on the absurdity of Agenda 21 conspiracy theories, for the record.

Adding to the reality-free high pitch of anxiety was the Texas state attorney general who – during the height of the North Korean escalation earlier this month – declared that the real danger to America wasn’t a communist dictatorship threatening to attacks us with nuclear weapons, but the Obama administration.

“One thing that requires ongoing vigilance is the reality that the state of Texas is coming under a new &#8232;assault,” A.G. Greg Abbott said, according to the Waco Tribune,“an assault far more dangerous than what the leader of North Korea threatened when he said he was going to add Austin, Texas, as one of the recipients of his nuclear weapons. The threat that we're getting is the threat from the Obama administration and his political machine."

This is the leading elected law enforcement official in our second-largest state.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#893884 Apr 26, 2013
In North Carolina, conservative state law-makers decided to push forward a clearly unconstitutional bill to allow the state "to declare an official religion, in violation of the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Bill of Rights, and seeks to nullify any federal ruling against Christian prayer by public bodies statewide,” in the words of local station WRAL. When one of the sponsoring law makers, Michele Presnell was asked if she would be comfortable with a Muslim prayer to Allah before a public meeting, according to the Raleigh News and Observer, she replied, "No, I do not condone terrorism."

This sickness is starting to infect the halls of Congress. Friday, Congressman Louie Gohmert couldn't resist telling WND radio that, "This administration has so many Muslim brotherhood members that have influence that they just are making wrong decisions for America."

That remark came just a day after Republicans Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jason Chaffetz of Utah held a hearing "to examine the procurement of ammunition by the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General."

Despite the innocuous language, the hearing represented a capitulation, if not an outright endorsement, of conspiracy theories promoted by the likes of – you guessed it – Alex Jones and InfoWars – namely that the Homeland Security Department is stockpiling ammunition to use against Americans in a massive imposition of martial law. As Media Matters’ Tyler Hanson detailed, these conspiracy theories have been echoed in opinion pieces published in The Daily Caller, Forbes and Fox News – in addition to usual suspects like Breitbart and WorldNetDaily – where Michele Bachmann’s staffers have said she gets much of her “news.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#893885 Apr 26, 2013
Perhaps the highest profile impact of conspiracy theories to date on national policy was the defeat of the universal background check bill – specifically the widespread claims threat that closing existing loopholes would be a first step toward a national gun registry that would in turn bring Hitler-style confiscation to America. That, of course, would in turn lead to martial law, as former Arkansas governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee explicitly claimed on his radio show earlier this month.

Never mind that the bill explicitly made it a criminal offense to make any such list—fear-fueled hyper-partisan narratives can outweigh facts. As Jonathan Swift famously put it,“you cannot reason someone out of something they were not reasoned into.”

The fact that conspiracy theories are percolating up to local party leaders and even the halls of Congress should be a warning sign for the GOP. As the faithful know, you reap what you sow, and the steady diet of hyper-partisan media has seeded these conspiracy theories in the minds of party activists to the extent that they are starting to shape policy debates. The embarrassing incidents are evidence of a larger problem that needs to be confronted: when you do not condemn the use of hate and fear to serve as a recruiting tool against your political opponents, the ability to reason together is undermined and self-government is compromised. There is a cost to condoning extremism when it seems to benefit “your team.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#893886 Apr 26, 2013
Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Buy Ammunition

You may recently have seen some in the Internet rumor mill feverishly repeating the obvious truth above, in an effort to stir up fear about recent acquisitions of ammunition by the Department of Homeland Security and a number of smaller agencies. The mildest writers have questioned why seemingly mundane agencies would need ammunition at all; more incendiary authors suggest that these government agencies are preparing for a war with the American people.

Much of the concern stems from a lack of understanding of the law enforcement functions carried about by officers in small federal agencies. These agents have the power to make arrests and execute warrants, just like their better-known counterparts at agencies like the FBI.

.....Perhaps most strangely, some have cited the purchase of hollow-point ammunition as evidence of the federal government's evil motives. Hollow-points are the defensive ammunition of choice for federal, state and local law enforcement officers across the country, just as they are for private citizens. These attacks are eerily similar to statements made by gun prohibitionists, who spent the much of the '70s,'80s and '90s complaining about "dum dum" bullets.(In fact, the Violence Policy Center's website still exhibits a publication lamenting that federal ammunition law "has no effect on today's generation of high-tech hollow-point ammunition.") The attacks also ignore the fact that federal agents, unlike average taxpayers on more limited budgets, normally train and qualify with their duty ammunition.

As most gun owners will agree, skepticism of government is healthy. But today, there are more than enough actual threats to the Second Amendment to keep gun owners busy. With two key Supreme Court decisions hanging by a one-vote margin, the Justice Department deeply involved in a cover-up of a disastrous Mexican gun smuggling operation, and President Obama touting a ban on popular semi-automatic firearms, there is no need to invent additional threats to our rights.

http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/20...

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“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#893887 Apr 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I love it when you right whiners make really stupid posts & think you speak the truth. It proves just how stupid & uninformed you idiots really are.
Do yourself a favor & learn the truth about Planned Parenthood & quit making such a ass out of yourself.
what's sad is the american tax payer is forced to pay for the sex lives and iresponsibility of others .you wish to murder your child that's between you and god forcing me to fund you're murders and you expecting me to sit back and hand you what I worked for willingly makes you a fool.

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“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#893888 Apr 26, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Am I the only one who sees the irrelevance in the constitution in todays? The idea that a bunch of white men from over 200yrs ago wrote instructions, rules, laws, & guidelines intended for modern society to live/abide by is just stupid! The 2nd amendment is indirect because, there's no way possible they could've seen the weaponry of today. We're talking about men riding horses & shooting muskets. A twelve yr old can read the bible also, doesn't mean he has the brain capacity to asses the time/age it was written, how people were livIng over 2000yrs ago. This is why the document needs to destroyed & written over to coincide with todays time. It's only purpose is for special interest groups to twist the wording to fit their agenda, & you gun nuts are nothing more than a special interest group
the 2nd amendment is the only thing that protects you're right to say the bs you just posted . I own many guns that foolish people call assault weapons because they look a certain way , I also have a few muskets and even some .22s , none of them are assault weapons but try and take them from me and they all can become assault weapons.

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Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#893889 Apr 26, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Yeah, that really takes some...some...well, um actually, derrr, uh..grunt grunt andUH...well... it really doesn't take much of anything at all, to just flop out and down, and do that-DUHMazz Duh A Vey!!
(Ya might've should've saved some of your pee-brain particles from high school, instead of wasting 'em all for ya got out-doofus)
if davey ever got laid in high school , he walked bow leged for a week cause his ars hurt.

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#893890 Apr 26, 2013
How did that Senator put it? "During Bush's last 7 years in office after 9/11, we had 0 events where terrorists reached their targets inside the U.S.

With the Magic Negro, we've had 5 within 4 years time"

Maybe even 6, folks. And the Liberal Media keeps quite about a lot of them. Like this one:

TVA nuclear guard trades gunfire with trespasser: http://tinyurl.com/cuao5vv

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Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#893891 Apr 27, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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"At King Middle School, birth control prescriptions will be given after a student undergoes a physical exam by a physician or nurse practitioner, said Lisa Belanger, who oversees Portland's student health centers."
They get a prescription. Not free pills.
anyone that offers an 11 year old girl birth control should be treated as a pedafile and dealt with swiftly and with no mercy what so ever. We need parenting and child control not birth control.

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truman

Boise, ID

#893892 Apr 27, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Or a model of a bombed pharmaceutical factory in Iraq with aspirin scattered all over the floor?
Or a toy gun that targets Osama bin Laden in the crosshairs and it won't shoot?
Or a presidential podium where visitors can stand behind it, point their finger at a fake camera and say "I did not have sex with that woman?"
(This is fun.)
Its a pity your too dense to realize that trying with a straight face to equivocate the lewinski mess with George W.'s murderous debacle of a Presidency that has cost this nation the lives of so many (minus the near catastrophic damage the Economic Abyss he nearly succeeded in driving this Nation into has caused) says FAR more about the Moral Bankruptcy at the heart of your fetid,venal Right bent Idealogy then it does about Clinton.

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#893893 Apr 27, 2013
truman wrote:
<quoted text>Its a pity your too dense to realize that trying with a straight face to equivocate the lewinski mess with George W.'s murderous debacle of a Presidency that has cost this nation the lives of so many (minus the near catastrophic damage the Economic Abyss he nearly succeeded in driving this Nation into has caused) says FAR more about the Moral Bankruptcy at the heart of your fetid,venal Right bent Idealogy then it does about Clinton.
Agreed with all these so called self indulgent posts from the right looking for some sort of moral ground when clearly none exists. It's almost as thou they have the genetic code for Altruism missing from their DNA. Its either about barbarians at the gate or its about me!

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PDUPONT

Holyoke, MA

#893895 Apr 27, 2013
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So, are you saying that the Massachusetts legislature abolished the death penalty over the objections of the citizens?
What objections moron? No Massachusetts legislator lost re election after voting against the death penalty.
You're an idiot!

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PDUPONT

Holyoke, MA

#893896 Apr 27, 2013
nobamaredux wrote:
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Send him to Gitmo, torture him at will, and then feed him to the sharks.
The survivors would be likely to apologize.
He's an American citizen you vomitous cretin. We have a little thing called the Constitution that calls for due process and prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. You insane right wingers get your panties in a twist over imaginary violations of the 2nd Amendment but are only too willing to throw the rest of the Constitution away.
You're an idiot!

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