Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1278952 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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“Smart@ss”

Since: Dec 07

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#894875 Apr 29, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Says the guy who orders the "thread be shut down". Again, we dont take orders from leftist wimps....
I ordered the thread be shut down? Damn I must be a hell of a sneaky liberal that not even I knew that I did that.

You, Mr. internet tough guy are one insightful person.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#894876 Apr 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Not a landslide when it's only 3 million more votes in a population of over 300 million.
He mostly won the liberal states in the Northwest, the liberal states in the Midwest and the liberal states along the West Coast which happen to have the largest populations.
Florida and a few other states were a fluke but only means the mindset of too many Americans is even more worrisome.
Romney, unfortunately, proved to be the wrong candidate. He let too many golden opportunities slip by.
Obama's "get out the vote campaign" was also three years in the making.
Nevertheless, no landslide. That's much too big of a stretch.
No it's not. Fluke? You're out of your mind.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#894877 Apr 29, 2013
Is there anyone in America who believes that if the bombing suspects had been native-born, white, loner Protestants, more than a million people would have been placed under a lockdown that verged on martial law?

Is there anyone who truly believes that, had it been a blue-eyed, blonde-locked, Christian-born, American citizen who committed this monstrous bombing and then murdered a policeman in cold blood, that major league baseball and national hockey league games would be canceled, and that the national passenger rail carrier and the nation's premier bus line would suspend service on one of the country's highest profile traffic corridors?

Had the terror suspect not been a Muslim, an immigrant, naturalized, retaining a name that began with three syllables, is there anyone who truly believes that a United States Senator would publicly urge that he be declared an "enemy combatant for intelligence gathering purposes" and that he be denied Supreme Court-mandated Fifth and Sixth Amendment Constitutional rights granted to people arrested in the United States?

http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/a-special-place-...

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Seminole, FL

#894878 Apr 29, 2013
Dajokerman wrote:
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My good man, you have such a dark view about your life, you should really get out more, make friends, fall in love with a good girl and the nice things and stop this whole gloom and doom...
oh wait... that would be another liberal telling you what to do...damn... ok ok wait... I can do this.
You sir, should just be you...damn it!... did it again...
Go have a beer... wait that is telling someone what to do again... hmm.
sally sold seashells by the sea shore.
There we go.
My people skills are just fine... It's my tolerance for idiots that needs work. Your location hidden..eh??
You are a very special kind of stupid aren't you?

“Smart@ss”

Since: Dec 07

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#894879 Apr 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Not a landslide when it's only 3 million more votes in a population of over 300 million.
He mostly won the liberal states in the Northwest, the liberal states in the Midwest and the liberal states along the West Coast which happen to have the largest populations.
Florida and a few other states were a fluke but only means the mindset of too many Americans is even more worrisome.
Romney, unfortunately, proved to be the wrong candidate. He let too many golden opportunities slip by.
Obama's "get out the vote campaign" was also three years in the making.
Nevertheless, no landslide. That's much too big of a stretch.
So all I saw there was one long list of excuses why Obama won big.

I wonder what would happen if it was the other way around I said something along the lines of "Romney only won in the conservative south" which is like saying water is wet and fire burns.

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#894880 Apr 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Not a landslide when it's only 3 million more votes in a population of over 300 million.
He mostly won the liberal states in the Northwest, the liberal states in the Midwest and the liberal states along the West Coast which happen to have the largest populations.
Florida and a few other states were a fluke but only means the mindset of too many Americans is even more worrisome.
Romney, unfortunately, proved to be the wrong candidate. He let too many golden opportunities slip by.
Obama's "get out the vote campaign" was also three years in the making.
Nevertheless, no landslide. That's much too big of a stretch.
Final Tally Shows Obama First Since ’56 to Win 51% Twice

Obama is the first president to achieve the 51 percent mark in two elections since Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower, who did it in 1952 and 1956, and the first Democrat to do so since Franklin D. Roosevelt, who won four consecutive White House races. Roosevelt received 53.4 percent of the vote -- his lowest -- in his last race in 1944.

Obama, 51, benefited from political factors that included a lack of serious opposition for his party’s nomination or from well-known third-party challengers, and an absence of social unrest, scandal or foreign-policy disasters during his first term, said Allan Lichtman, a history professor at American University in Washington.

“Under the big picture, this was an entirely predictable election outcome,” Lichtman said.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-03/fina...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#894882 Apr 29, 2013
Dajokerman wrote:
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Wow... Because I see something for what it is... you know... math = victory. I am an idiot?
Should I pretend like others that it was in fact a "close" race, in the mean time I could also chase down a unicorn.
Interesting view point, anyone who voted for Obama is a fool which is the majority of America so by your logic America is a nation of fools.
You sir, are a American hating terrorist. Why do you hate America so much? We have done so much for the world our advancements in medicine alone should be points of admiration but you hate us so much...
No, America is a great country regardless of what your American hating punk @ss says. U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
There was no majority. Nearly half the voting age people didn't even vote. Maybe closer to a 1/4.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#894883 Apr 29, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>First time it's been done since Ike.
If Ross Perot had not taken the votes away from George HW Bush against Clinton's first run, we wouldn't even be on this thread. Clinton won by a minority vote. History would have been written differently if Clinton's scandal-ridden/kinky two terms had never happened.

If George Bush, Sr., had won a second term, the likelihood of George Bush, Jr., running and becoming president also would have probably never happened.

A democrat would have still won after GHW Bush's theoretic second term and 9/11 would have still happened. But a Democrat would in all probability have been in the White House then. Either the Afghan and Iraq War would have happened anyway or we'd still be under attack.

Without the polarization caused by Clinton and then Bush, Obama would still be an unknown Senator voting present in Congress.

The "what ifs" are endless. But since they don't count, forgive me for indulging myself.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#894884 Apr 29, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Comming from the fattest drunk in Boca , thats why the darkie married your fat ass ,heat in the winter / shade in the summer ,when he is done fkn you he rolls over 3 times and hes still on you .
You're a member of Mensa, right?

BOSTON—Days after being apprehended for his alleged role in last week’s Boston Marathon attack, suspected bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev reportedly posted bail earlier today, prompting authorities to release him from custody.“At approximately 8:00 a.m. this morning, the suspect’s attorney posted his $2,000 bond, making Mr. Tsarnaev a free man for the time being,” Boston Police Department Commissioner Edward Davis told reporters at a press conference hours after Tsarnaev’s discharge from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, adding that the 19-year-old terror suspect is not considered a flight risk due to his high recognizability and injured state.“Per the terms of his bail, the suspect will be unable to leave the state of Massachusetts and must check in with officers once a week until his trial date. Should he violate the terms of his release or fail to show up for trial, he stands to forfeit the entirety of the bond.” Tsarnaev was unable to be reached for comment

http://www.theonion.com/articles/dzhokar-tsar...

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#894885 Apr 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Final Tally Shows Obama First Since ’56 to Win 51% Twice
Obama is the first president to achieve the 51 percent mark in two elections since Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower, who did it in 1952 and 1956, and the first Democrat to do so since Franklin D. Roosevelt, who won four consecutive White House races. Roosevelt received 53.4 percent of the vote -- his lowest -- in his last race in 1944.
Obama, 51, benefited from political factors that included a lack of serious opposition for his party’s nomination or from well-known third-party challengers, and an absence of social unrest, scandal or foreign-policy disasters during his first term, said Allan Lichtman, a history professor at American University in Washington.
“Under the big picture, this was an entirely predictable election outcome,” Lichtman said.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-03/fina...
So what? We're still going in the wrong direction and, thankfully, it's finally starting to sink in - even to those who made the mistake of voting for him a second time.

GW Bush's and Barack Obama's approval ratings are now tied in the polls.

That's much more significant.

Especially since all of our taxes went up last January and the Obamacare "tax law" is scaring the hell out of everyone now that it's here.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#894886 Apr 29, 2013
Dajokerman wrote:
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My good man, you have such a dark view about your life, you should really get out more, make friends, fall in love with a good girl and the nice things and stop this whole gloom and doom...
oh wait... that would be another liberal telling you what to do...damn... ok ok wait... I can do this.
You sir, should just be you...damn it!... did it again...
Go have a beer... wait that is telling someone what to do again... hmm.
sally sold seashells by the sea shore.
There we go.
Was up, reterd?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#894887 Apr 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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If Ross Perot had not taken the votes away from George HW Bush against Clinton's first run, we wouldn't even be on this thread. Clinton won by a minority vote. History would have been written differently if Clinton's scandal-ridden/kinky two terms had never happened.
If George Bush, Sr., had won a second term, the likelihood of George Bush, Jr., running and becoming president also would have probably never happened.
A democrat would have still won after GHW Bush's theoretic second term and 9/11 would have still happened. But a Democrat would in all probability have been in the White House then. Either the Afghan and Iraq War would have happened anyway or we'd still be under attack.
Without the polarization caused by Clinton and then Bush, Obama would still be an unknown Senator voting present in Congress.
The "what ifs" are endless. But since they don't count, forgive me for indulging myself.
Romney Blames Loss On Successfully Communicating His Message To Minorities

http://www.theonion.com/video/romney-blames-l...

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#894888 Apr 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Is there anyone in America who believes that if the bombing suspects had been native-born, white, loner Protestants, more than a million people would have been placed under a lockdown that verged on martial law?
Is there anyone who truly believes that, had it been a blue-eyed, blonde-locked, Christian-born, American citizen who committed this monstrous bombing and then murdered a policeman in cold blood, that major league baseball and national hockey league games would be canceled, and that the national passenger rail carrier and the nation's premier bus line would suspend service on one of the country's highest profile traffic corridors?
Had the terror suspect not been a Muslim, an immigrant, naturalized, retaining a name that began with three syllables, is there anyone who truly believes that a United States Senator would publicly urge that he be declared an "enemy combatant for intelligence gathering purposes" and that he be denied Supreme Court-mandated Fifth and Sixth Amendment Constitutional rights granted to people arrested in the United States?
http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/a-special-place-...
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#894889 Apr 29, 2013
Dajokerman wrote:
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So all I saw there was one long list of excuses why Obama won big.
I wonder what would happen if it was the other way around I said something along the lines of "Romney only won in the conservative south" which is like saying water is wet and fire burns.
Obama winning a second term was nothing but a fluke. And history will record it as such. You, however, will be among those on the wrong side of history. Not me.

Filing for insurance under Obamacare begins October 1. Are you prepared? Because no one else is. It will prove a major disaster and Obama knows it. He's just biding his time until it happens.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#894890 Apr 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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If Ross Perot had not taken the votes away from George HW Bush against Clinton's first run, we wouldn't even be on this thread. Clinton won by a minority vote. History would have been written differently if Clinton's scandal-ridden/kinky two terms had never happened.
If George Bush, Sr., had won a second term, the likelihood of George Bush, Jr., running and becoming president also would have probably never happened.
A democrat would have still won after GHW Bush's theoretic second term and 9/11 would have still happened. But a Democrat would in all probability have been in the White House then. Either the Afghan and Iraq War would have happened anyway or we'd still be under attack.
Without the polarization caused by Clinton and then Bush, Obama would still be an unknown Senator voting present in Congress.
The "what ifs" are endless. But since they don't count, forgive me for indulging myself.
The little dog laughed to see such a sight and the dish ran away with the spoon.

If Gore had been awarded to Oval Office instead of Shrub it's possible that 9/11 would never have happened and it's certain that we wouldn't have invaded Iraq.

The possibilities are indeed endless Carol.

If my aunt had balls would she be my uncle?

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#894891 Apr 29, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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No it's not. Fluke? You're out of your mind.
With the economy recovering at a snail's pace and the debt increasing by $6 trillion in just his first term, it was a fluke. Believe me. In a sane and rational world, that is.

We're living in a parallel one presently.
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#894892 Apr 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
MSNBC - Six months after Hurricane Sandy, for many residents whose homes were badly damaged, recovery is moving at a slow pace – or not at all.
This president can't move a little faster on anything besides Obamacare?
He's sending F-16s to Egypt while American citizens are still displaced?
Can someone on the left please explain this to me?
Yea, I'll explain it. You're a damn lie! I live in NJ, half hr from Atlantic City, Ocean City, & about an hr from Wildwood & Cape May. They're all mostly rebuilt & have been for months. My cousin was living in Ocean City when the hurricane hit. It destroyed everything they had. A program through FEMA helped his family find a house in Cape May, & the have him vouchers to re furnish the entire house. A couple of my family members helped clean the shores in FEMA relief. They were told they weren't needed months ago. A friend of mine owns a business moving heavy machinery & renting heavy machinery. He was working on the shoes also in FEMA reconstruction & debris removal. He also hasn't had work with FEMA in months, & they've given all his requirement back. You're a liar, & a liar for no reason! The only people that are disgruntled are those that owned homes, but wastoo cheap to put insurance on the home,(must weren't even living in the homes). They rented beach front hinges during the summer months, but they wanted the govt to reimburse them for their laps in judgment in not insuring the home. The average home owners, renters, residents, that played by the rules have been set straight a long time ago & in most cases, are better off now!

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#894893 Apr 29, 2013
Realtime wrote:
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If Gore had been awarded to Oval Office instead of Shrub it's possible that 9/11 would never have happened and it's certain that we wouldn't have invaded Iraq.
Oh, my heavens. You actually think Gore would have any idea what to do after 9/11 besides tell everyone to hide under their beds?

Keep your fairy tells and nursery rhymes to yourself, Mother Goose.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#894894 Apr 29, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The little dog laughed to see such a sight and the dish ran away with the spoon.
If Gore had been awarded to Oval Office instead of Shrub it's possible that 9/11 would never have happened and it's certain that we wouldn't have invaded Iraq.
The possibilities are indeed endless Carol.
If my aunt had balls would she be my uncle?
You're the one who sister is expecting a baby, and you don't know Realtime whether you're going to be an uncle or an aunt you idiot?
Always Right

United States

#894895 Apr 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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History would have been written differently if Clinton's scandal-ridden/kinky two terms had never happened.
it was a set up by republicans more than likely to stain his brilliant presidency.

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