Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1233401 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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Always Right

El Monte, CA

#895050 Apr 29, 2013
Diane Sawyer wrote:
<quoted text> It has been reported that you are not only jobless, but leeching from the taxpayers on welfare and foodstamps, which is why you remain in your lowlife bottomfeeding DC ghetto, supporting the snakeoil salesman in the White House who provides you with your free financial assistance and a rathole in the ghetto, in exchange for a soiled vote. You fool no one, fool...For Real. LOL
yeah just like oprah right imbecile? You think every obama supporter is a scumbag loser like you? Try again bigot, oprah supported obama and is a billionaire, unlike you who republicans brainwashed you and are using you to clean their toilets and use you as a rag?

You're an idiot and a Liar.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#895051 Apr 29, 2013
The Dude Abides wrote:
The republican view of the world is simply this: the world is simple. In a world this simple there is only black and white,(black is bad,) up and down, right and left. By opening your mind to a question, any question, is to suggest a flaw in the republican worldview, which, as we're already determined, is simple. There is no such thing as discussion, there is only dictation.
There's such a thing as an open mind as big as the all outdoors.

Too much space to grasp specifics or gain a perspective.

But tip-toeing through the tulips is fun too, I suppose.

Deltona, FL

#895052 Apr 29, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Pull yer head outa partisian butt-then maybe you can see the REAL truth.
Wonder where Syria picked up so many chemical weapons?
Let 'em blow themselves up...since we know how you Bush haters despise humanitarian assistance.
Thuggary 101, thug side A flavo-flavo-greased weaponary palm today...weaponary greased palm side B tomorrow? See thug side A turn heads 90 degrees and jump over to thug side B in blinks of an eye.
Drop food/medical supplies and call it aid-and that's all the help thug A OR B side are gonna get.
It's THEIR failed statehood problems-NOT ours.
Syria's chemical weapons manufacturing and main storage facility is located near the small town of al-Safirah which is just miles to S.E. of Aleppo.

Of course you'd rather entertain the theory that Saddam sneaked his WMD's into Syria, the ally to his sworn enemy Iran LMAO.
Always Right

El Monte, CA

#895053 Apr 29, 2013
<quoted text>ped-o-phile sockpuppet dem, for sure

El Paso, TX

#895054 Apr 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
George W Bush was presented with a re[port of a bipartisan committee that had been studying the vulnerability of the US to terrorist attack. That action by Clinton/Gore recognized that terrorism could be a threat on US soil.
That report cited airport security as a weak point among other things.
When the committee completed their report & went to present it to the new President in early 2001, Bush REFUSED to see them.
Instead, Bush appointed is own committee of two to study this. Cheney & his CAIMPAIGN manager. Their first meeting was scheduled for October of 2001.
Now Carol, even a Bush worshiper like you has to wonder about this, right??
What f Bush pad attention. What if they alerted the CIA & FBI. What if airport security caught that guy in Maine. What if this report called more attention to those taking flight lessons.
But to Carol, nothing is Bush's fault.
RealDave again wrong on the Facts not surprise!!

Bronx, NY

#895055 Apr 29, 2013
Obamacare: Unaffordable Coverage
Healthcare costs keep rising. ACA is an experiment doomed to fail.“At the root of this problem is the private health industry….” Large private insurers, drug giants, and hospital chains are beholden to Wall Street and shareholders.

Insurers profit by denying claims, raising premiums, and requiring higher co-payments and deductibles.

“They also drag down our health system with the costly paperwork and bureaucracy they inflict on doctors, hospitals and patients.”

“By replacing the private insurers with a streamlined single-payer system, we can save over $400 billion squandered annually on wasteful paperwork. That’s enough money to cover all of the uninsured and to eliminate all co-pays and deductibles.”

Gazette editors called his solution “exactly on target. It’s shameful that America is the only modern democracy without a national health system covering everyone.”

“(M)edical care should be a human right for all.”

Obamacare denies it. It requires virtually everyone to have health insurance. Millions unable to afford employer coverage will be ineligible for federal financial aid. On January 1, 2014, fully-certfied health insurance exchanges become operational.

Uninsured middle-income households eligible for subsidized private coverage may use them. Safety-net programs are for low-income households.

According to First Focus president Bruce Lesley, up to 500,000 children may remain uninsured.“The children’s community is disappointed by the administration’s decision to deny access to coverage for children based on a bogus definition of affordability,” he said.

ACA stipulates that coverage can’t cost more than 9.5% of family income. Recipients it considers able to buy insurance are ineligible for subsidies.

Affordability is based on individuals. Family coverage is nearly threefold higher. If employers don’t provide it, recipients are out of luck.

It bears repeating. ACA is a scam. Obama and Congress are beholden to Big Money interests. Washington is corporate occupied territory.

The business of America is business. Every agency is infested with industry officials and lobbyists. They control policy. What they want, they get. Ordinary people are betrayed.

ACA is one of many examples. It made America’s dysfunctional healthcare system worse. It enriches providers. It sacrifices health for greater profits.

It’s unaffordable. It doesn’t protect. It underinsures. It forces millions to choose between life or debt. It reflects irresponsible governance. Obama bears full responsibility.


Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#895056 Apr 29, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>As the DOW passes 14,800 on it's way to 15,000.
What part of the economic recovery has you so troubled Carol? Please be specific K?
The only that's troubling me is an MSN article today stating: "The Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan all printing money and injecting it into the financial systems in various ways and an unprecedented use of stimulus as dangerous, unnecessary (the banking crisis ended four years ago) and increasingly ineffective."

The other thing is MSN pointing out this "sugar rush" is not "really helping the real economy heal its deep wounds" and "we've experienced the weakest postwar recovery on record and "by many measures, things are starting to stall again."

Oh, and also "no matter how good things might look from Wall Street and for your portfolio, the economy is far from healed," might be troubling me a bit.

Maybe you should take a look at it since you're obviously not troubled at all. But it might burst your bubble of denial.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#895057 Apr 29, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush couldn't wait to get home to take a bath and paint himself.
you're just jealous cause the affirmative action ambulance chaser NEVER wants to get home.

Newington, CT

#895058 Apr 29, 2013
Always Right wrote:
<quoted text> how many times a day do you hit that bottle of gin? Tell bush to share some with you.
Zero, zero. I work and am not a useless POS leech scum sucker like you, high school dropout. Why don't you go for a swim across the Atlantic Ocean and do the USA a favor.

Bronx, NY

#895059 Apr 29, 2013
WE COULDNT STOP hearing that OBAMA caught BIN LADEN, THE RUSSIANS TOLD HOLDER THEY HAD A problem and they did nothing now does OBAMA take credit for what happened in BOSTON ON HIS WATCH,because he seems to be popular for non presidential things like BEING A CLOWN he SEEMS REAALY GOOD AT BEING A MINSTREL lololololhahahahaahahaha obama lolololhaha EVERYBODY MAKES FUN OF MOOCHELLE

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#895060 Apr 29, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I can tell you what he would have done. The same thing Clinton did and Obama does now. Lob a cruise missile or two or in Obama's case a couple of drone strikes. Come on TV and puff out his chest, throw up his chin, and wage his finger and say don't cross this red line then go golfing.
Okay, I can imagine that too.

Bronx, NY

#895061 Apr 29, 2013
Time to End Western Support for Terrorists in Syria:“Opposition” is Entirely Run by Al Qaeda
NYT: "Nowhere in Rebel-Controlled Syria is There a Secular Fighting Force to Speak Of"
In an astounding admission, the New York Times confirms that the so-called “Syrian opposition” is entirely run by Al Qaeda and literally states:

Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of.

From the beginning, it was clear to geopolitical analysts that the conflict in Syria was not “pro-democracy” protesters rising up, but rather the fruition of a well-documented conspiracy between the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia to arm and direct sectarian extremists affiliated with Al Qaeda against the Syrian government.

Image:(Edlib News Network Enn, via Associated Press) Al Qaeda terrorists in Idlib, Syria. It is now admitted by the New York Times that the entire armed so-called “opposition” is comprised entirely of Al Qaeda, meaning the torrent of cash and weapons sent to the “opposition” by the West and its regional allies, were intentionally sent directly to listed terrorists guilty of a multitude of unprecedented atrocities.

This was documented as early as 2007 – a full 4 years before the 2011 “Arab Spring” would begin – by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh in his New Yorker article titled,“”The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism?” which stated specifically (emphasis added):

To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.

For the past two years the US, UK, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, and Turkey have sent billions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons into Syria along side known-terrorists from Libya, Chechnya, neighboring Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq. In the Telegraph’s article titled,“US and Europe in ‘major airlift of arms to Syrian rebels through Zagreb’,” it is reported:

Jane Says

New York, NY

#895062 Apr 29, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>As the DOW passes 14,800 on it's way to 15,000.
What part of the economic recovery has you so troubled Carol? Please be specific K?
specifically, if there is any recovery it is in spite of Obama and has been slowed by Obama who surrounds himself with anti business people.

as financial experts are quick to point out, the economy and the stock market are not the same thing.

“Don’t be fooled into looking at the Dow as your economic barometer,” says the NY Post’s Jonathon M. Trugman.“That’s for the lazy, the amateurs, the armchair partisan economists.”

Indeed, most industry insiders don’t pay much attention to where the Dow closes.

"It is good trivia to talk about on television and the radio," said Joe Gordon managing partner at Gordon Asset Management. "It's meaningless to the average professional."

Still, why is the Dow above 14,000, who benefits, and will it last?

The resolution of the fiscal cliff, the relative temporary stabilization of the Eurozone, and the easing over concerns about Chinese economic growth curve has, for the moment, calmed the stock market.

But experts say the Dow’s recent upward lift is largely the result of pumping by the Federal Reserve and may prove short-lived.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#895063 Apr 29, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
If Paul Ryans personhood bill gets passed, perhaps eggs can vote too.
Only if they've been fertilized...speaking of which, how about a state that cannot conduct a safety inspection at a plant that houses probably 100 times more ammonium nitrate that the amount used in Oklahoma City? Living a N*rhead all those years doesn't seem to have had a very desirous effect on Rick Perry.

Bronx, NY

#895064 Apr 29, 2013
Washington Fabricates Chemical Weapons Pretext for War against Syria
In an attempt to pave the way for a direct military intervention aimed at toppling the government of President Bashar al-Assad, Washington, its NATO allies, Israel and Qatar have all in recent days broadcast trumped-up charges that Syria has used chemical weapons.

In a letter to members of Congress Thursday, the White House declared,“The US intelligence community assesses with some degree of varying confidence that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in Syria.”

In the midst of a Middle East tour dedicated to arranging a $10 billion deal to provide Israel and the right-wing Arab monarchies with advanced weaponry directed against Iran, US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel denounced the chemical weapons use, saying it “violates every convention of warfare.” He went on to acknowledge,“We cannot confirm the origin of these weapons, but [they]…very likely have originated with the Assad regime.”

Similarly, British Prime Minister David Cameron charged Syria with a “war crime,” stating:“It’s limited evidence, but there’s growing evidence that we have seen too of the use of chemical weapons, probably by the regime.”

All of these convoluted statements—“with some degree of varying confidence,”“cannot confirm the origin of these weapons,”“limited evidence” and “probably by the regime”—underscore the fraudulent character of these accusations.

There is no proof whatsoever that the Assad regime used chemical weapons. The Syrian government has itself charged the US-backed rebels—dominated by Al Qaeda-linked elements who have boasted that they have obtained such arms and are prepared to use them—of carrying out a gas attack in the village of Khan al-Assal near Aleppo last March. According to the Syrian military, the weapon was a rocket carrying chlorine gas that was fired from a rebel-controlled area at a military checkpoint in an area controlled by the government. A number of soldiers were among its victims.

The Assad regime requested that the United Nations send an inspection team to investigate the incident, but the US, Britain and France demanded that any team be given unfettered access to the entire country and all Syrian facilities. This would have created the same kind of inspection regime used to prepare the US invasion of Iraq.

Knowing that they have no proof and what evidence there is points to the Al Qaeda-affiliated elements they have supported, the US and its allies are nonetheless determined to use the accusations over chemical weapons to sell another war to the public.

Powerful sections of the ruling strata in the United States are determined to provoke a direct US military intervention and are flogging the poison gas pretext for all it is worth. Much of the corporate media is demanding that the Obama administration make good on its threat to treat the use of chemical weapons in Syria as a “red line” and a “game changer.”

United States

#895065 Apr 29, 2013
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“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#895066 Apr 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
It's beyond even trying to imagine Al Gore standing at Ground Zero with a bullhorn telling the New York firefighters and policemen "I can't hear you but whoever did this will be hearing from all of us soon!"
I can't even imagine what he WOULD be doing - except maybe creating even more fear and hysteria or hiding under his desk and hoping it would all just go away.
Maybe you can - or Lily or Realtime can - but I can't.
Careless, careless, dumb carol. ""I can't hear you but whoever did this will be hearing from all of us soon!"--was not what he said. Maybe you should check it out again?

Newington, CT

#895067 Apr 29, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Only if they've been fertilized...speaking of which, how about a state that cannot conduct a safety inspection at a plant that houses probably 100 times more ammonium nitrate that the amount used in Oklahoma City? Living a N*rhead all those years doesn't seem to have had a very desirous effect on Rick Perry.
Hey wide load. By your insane logic, then Obama & the Environmentally ill must have been responsible for the BP Oil Spill which was far worse.


Bronx, NY

#895068 Apr 29, 2013
The Boston Bombing Web of Lies
As with many “terrorism” related events since 9/11, the Boston bombing official narrative proves to be a web of lies as important facts are revealed. It turns out that the FBI has lied about its knowledge of the alleged suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, already being presented as guilty not only in the mainstream press but by the President himself.

According to the suspects’ mother, the FBI had been following them for years:

The FBI originally feigned ignorance over the identity of the two Boston bombing suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, as they appealed to an unwitting public to help them “identify” and “find” the suspects.[…]

Russia Today, in an article titled,“‘They were set up, FBI followed them for years’- Tsarnaevs’ mother to RT,” stated of the suspects’ mother:

But her biggest suspicion surrounding the case was the constant FBI surveillance she said her family was subjected to over the years. She is surprised that having been so stringent with the entire family, the FBI had no idea the sons were supposedly planning a terrorist act.

She would say of the FBI to Russia Today:

They used to come [to our] home, they used to talk to me…they were telling me that he [the older, 26-y/o Tamerlan] was really an extremist leader and that they were afraid of him. They told me whatever information he is getting, he gets from these extremist sites… they were controlling him, they were controlling his every step…and now they say that this is a terrorist act! Never ever is this true, my sons are innocent!

[…] The FBI would then be forced to concede that indeed it had interviewed the suspects, in 2011, two years before the Boston bombings.(Tony Cartalucci Boston Bombing Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev Reported Killed, Was Alive When Detained: Tamerlan’s Aunt, Global Research, April 22, 2013.)

We were also told that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in an exchange of gunfire after he and his brother had robbed a 7-Eleven:

When the shootout ended, one of the suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, a former boxer, had been shot and fatally wounded. He was wearing explosives, several law enforcement officials said.(Katharine Q. Seelye, William K. Rashbaum and Michael Cooper 2nd Bombing Suspect Caught After Frenzied Hunt Paralyzes Boston, The New York Times, April 19, 2013.)

With a bomb strapped to his chest, one of the Boston Marathon suspects was killed early Friday after he and his accomplice brother robbed a 7-Eleven, shot a police officer to death, carjacked an SUV and hurled explosives in an extraordinary firefight with law enforcement, authorities told NBC News.(Pete Williams, Richard Esposito, Michael Isikoff and Erin McClam, NBC News, One Boston Marathon suspect killed; second suspect, his brother, on loose after firefight, NBC News, April 19, 2013.)

The events surrounding Tamerlan’s death reported by the media are simply not true. It turns out that Tamerlan’ aunt identified him as a “naked, cuffed, clearly alive and well detainee seen in video aired by CNN”:

Newington, CT

#895069 Apr 29, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Careless, careless, dumb carol. ""I can't hear you but whoever did this will be hearing from all of us soon!"--was not what he said. Maybe you should check it out again?
Say what, low class irish btch that can't spell or think?

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