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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#896856 May 2, 2013
orkin33 wrote:
JOHN GALT-YES EVEN WHEN I WAS VISITING NOR CAL IN O5 CALIFORNIAS BEEN BURNING -MY THEORY IS THE MEXICANS ARE DOING IT -AND SINCE CALIFORNIANS STILL THINK THEY ARE IN CALIFORNIA -THE MEXICANS ON THE OTHER HAND HAVE ALREADY CLAIMED IT FOR THE PAST 40 YEARS ITS A MATTER OF MISINTERPRETATION
The fires are just the result of a naturally dry climate and seasonal Santa Ana winds.

But why do we not receive a fraction of the media attention given to a rainstorm in NY/NJ?

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#896857 May 2, 2013
JOHN G-AND WHO IN AMERICA WON'T INDULGE IN A HANDICAP OR IGNORANCE IF IT PAYS WELL -I MEAN HOW MANY YEARS HAVE PEOPLES LEGS BEEN "FALLING ASLEEP" BUT NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN ITS "RESTLESS LEG SYNROME"? AND YOU NEED TO TAKE SOME MEDS FOR THAT? WTF?
Well if it isnt

Apo, AE

#896858 May 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Admitting to killing someone is not the same as confessing to a crime.
Abortion doctors kill people every day, claiming legal protection.
No difference from "stand your ground" or "self defense."
...."Big Bubba Black Co ck", back from the wasteland of used up topix trolls with his exceedingly dull, boring opinions. Welcome back puzzeeeee. Looks like he's getting one of his balls back and decided to make an appearance after getting caught with his fat racist ass hanging out. Stick with your "Big Bubba" moniker. It's more you. John Galt is so played. But then, so are you.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#896859 May 2, 2013
orkin33 wrote:
JOHN G-WELL ITS OBAMAS GOAL TO MAKE AN OBAMINATION OUT OF AMERICA AND FORCE MEXICOS SOCIALIST CORRUPT COMMIE MESS INTO AMERICA UNDER THE SHIELD OF RACE
"HARDER WORKERS=CHEAPER LABOR
"FREEDOM=TYRANNY
AND THE USUAL SOCIALIST PROPOGANDA THAT BACKWARDS IS FORWARDS
The principal threat to America is not from Mexico, but from the Democrat Socialist party.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#896860 May 2, 2013
Well if it isnt wrote:
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...."Big Bubba Black Co ck", back from the wasteland of used up topix trolls with his exceedingly dull, boring opinions. Welcome back puzzeeeee. Looks like he's getting one of his balls back and decided to make an appearance after getting caught with his fat racist ass hanging out. Stick with your "Big Bubba" moniker. It's more you. John Galt is so played. But then, so are you.
Clueless twit.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#896861 May 2, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
Aunt Bettie Lou,'Obama has led a more priveleged life than most whites.' Try to proofread your spelling-- it's not priveleged . The correct spelling is 'privileged'. Barack Hussein Obama was raised by a young single mother who was struggling to complete her college education, worked to support herself and her young son and needed help from her middle class , Kansas-born parents. Not so 'privileged ' as 'most whites', but closer to the social norm these days . "Obama is considerably wealthy from his books and his short stents as both a lawyer and a senator. " The Obama's joint tax returns show that he made roughly $600,000 in the last year mostly on sales of his books and his President's salary --well within the median range of taxpayers who President Obama says ought to have a 3% raise in their taxes. So, basically , President Obama thinks that he and people like him--in the same income bracket should shoulder more of the tax burden for the country.
Always had trouble with that word. Don't know why. Meant to do a spellcheck but forgot before sending it.

Obama was brought up largely by his grandparents. They lived modestly but Obama attended Hawaii's top prep academy.

After Columbia University, he attended Harvard Law School and taught at the University of Chicago Law School.

Obama had many doors opened for him. The question surrounding who opened them for him remains unanswered.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#896862 May 2, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Always had trouble with that word. Don't know why. Meant to do a spellcheck but forgot before sending it.
Obama was brought up largely by his grandparents. They lived modestly but Obama attended Hawaii's top prep academy.
After Columbia University, he attended Harvard Law School and taught at the University of Chicago Law School.
Obama had many doors opened for him. The question surrounding who opened them for him remains unanswered.
Only to the naive.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#896863 May 2, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
Aunt Bettie Lou, "It was also a Democrat who became the president after Lincoln's death who took away the 40 acres and a mule promised by General Grant " Not quite accurate.'The Special Field Orders issued by Sherman were never intended to represent an official policy of the United States government with regards to all former slaves and were issued "throughout the campaign to assure the harmony of action in the area of operations." Possibly, President Johnson's revocation of the special field orders were based on the fact that it was an overstepping of the limits of Presidential powers--something that the Republican -controlled Congress had already had severely restricted. The Republicans could have easily passed the '40 acres and a mule ' orders into law during Reconstruction ;so why didn't they? "A republican president would have also signed the CRA of 1964. It's time had come. In fact, a republican congressman is credited for its passing in Congress after working tirelessly behind the scenes" Would a 'republican ' President had done what a Democrat President Johnson did do in fact?-- Johnson relentlessly pushed his good friend and political rival , Everett Dirksen , to step up and advocate for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Open Housing Act of 1968-- and Dirksen also helped write both laws -- Johnson also magnanimously gave a large part of the credit to Dirksen for the Civil Rights Act and Open Housing Act being passed with overwhelming support.(No one in their right mind , even diehard loyalists to Richard Nixon , would ever believe that Nixon would had been as magnanimous to his political enemies as President Johnson had been(Another good example how a Democrat President put love of country and the public good ahead of party partisanship.)
Republicans had fully intended for there to be a massive redistribution of land from former slave owners to former slaves under Reconstruction, but Andrew Johnson's policy effectively thwarted that.

An article in the New York Times on December 20, 1865 described the situation: the former owners of the land were demanding its return, and the policy of President Andrew Johnson was to give the land back to them.

It has been estimated to approximately 40,000 former slaves received grants of land under Sherman's order. But the land was taken away from them.

http://history1800s.about.com/od/1800sglossar...

A small amount of confiscated land had already been given to the newly freed slaves. Meeting with Black leaders, Sherman had recommended that land be given to the freedmen. In South Carolina and Georgia, forty acres each were given to more than 40,000 freedmen. In Davis Bend, Mississippi, large tracts of confiscated land were given to 1,800 former slaves who tilled their soil and made a handsome profit until President Andrew Johnson rescinded all such orders.

http://www.landandfreedom.org/ushistory/us15....

Not sure what your point is, but you can't rewrite history.

However, kudos for confirming the part about Everett Dirksen's (R) role in getting the CRA of 1964 passed.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#896865 May 2, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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You're insane
It's very easy to look up the Presidents responsible for the ordering of the Trail of Tears, the bombing of Japan, the fire bombs in Germany and the escalation of the Vietnam War.

These are the very events Rev. Wright referred to in his "the chickens have come home to roost" 9/11 famous "G-D America" sermon.

Remember when I used to spell my name backwards? I had begun to question the same thing the reverend was talking about myself.

It took me a long time to reconcile that Americans weren't responsible for the aggregious actions of its leaders.

When I found out Democrats were the sitting presidents during all of these events - events that really bothered me for a long time - I was able to put things into better perspective.

Had these events happened under a Republican president, I'd probably still be "lorac".

Rev. Wright wants to blame all Americans instead of the leaders of his own party.
Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#896866 May 2, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
Patriotism, Jobs Primary Motivations for 'Buying American'
Six in 10 say they would pay more to buy U.S.-made products
PRINCETON, NJ -- Forty-five percent of Americans say they recently made a special effort to buy products made in the United States. When asked why, these shoppers mainly cited patriotic or altruistic goals related to the national economy, including creating and keeping jobs in the U.S., rather than product-specific considerations such as quality, safety, or cost.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/162110/patriotism-...
Good stuff. Let's get that number higher, to 80-90%.
Come on rightwingers get in the game.
Quit buying all the Chinese made crap from Walmart, especially you Flack.
Frikkiin frackin white male christian right wing violent troublemakers at it again:

Seattle May Day Rally Turns Violent (VIDEO)- Huffington Post
www.huffingtonpost.com/.../may-day-rally-seat... ;
by Jade Walker - in 870 Google+ circles
23 hours ago ... and bottles late Wednesday, as violence erupted during May Day in Seattle.... march in Seattle, Washington, U.S., on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.

What are we going to do about these right wingers, Homeo ?

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#896867 May 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The principal threat to America is not from Mexico, but from the Democrat Socialist party.
Truer words were never spoken.
Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#896868 May 2, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Pope Compares Bangladesh Factory Workers To 'Slave Labor'
Pope Francis has equated the wages paid to Bangladeshi workers who died in last week's building collapse to "slave labor."
More than 400 people were killed in the April 24 collapse of the Rana Plaza building outside Dhaka; the building housed several garment factories that made products for Western brands.
News reports say that workers at the factories housed in the building were paid about 38 euros a month (about $50).
"This was the payment of these people who have died," the pope said, according to Vatican Radio. "And this is called 'slave labor!' "
Francis' comments came at a Mass Wednesday to mark the feast of St. Joseph the Worker.
"Not paying a just [wage], not providing work, focusing exclusively on the balance books, on financial statements, only looking at making personal profit. That goes against God!" the pope added, according to Vatican Radio
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/05/0...
Why don't you and Oblamer give a couple of million of them some great paying jobs? You can throw in another kind of "job", if you know what I mean.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#896869 May 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Only to the naive.
Without proof, the left just thinks it's all crazy talk.

Then again, even if it was proven beyond any doubt, the left would think it's all crazy talk.
Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#896870 May 2, 2013
flack wrote:
Scientists starting to wonder if we are headed into a mini ice age. Mini is not defined.
Or like I've said all along just the normal climate cycle.
second coldest spring on record, we can't take much more of this global warming.
Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#896871 May 2, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Yup; torrential rain here in south Florida, all week.
Sunshine State, My Aunt Fannie.
Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#896872 May 2, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Take you're fcking blinders off just once. Walmart is a bloodsucking leech.
dumb bell, Walmart is full of Oblamer supporters 24/7.

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frontporchreacti onary

Wilmington, DE

#896873 May 2, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou," Republicans had fully intended for there to be a massive redistribution of land from former slave owners to former slaves under Reconstruction, but Andrew Johnson's policy effectively thwarted that." "Not sure what your point is, but you can't rewrite history. " Here's the point again in case you are as reading-challenged as you are in spelling. President Johnson's revocation of the special field orders were based on the fact that it was an overstepping of the limits of Presidential powers--(The Republicans, who already controlled Congress, had severely limited the President's powers. If the Republicans had that kind of control over the federal legislature then they could have pushed through a 'massive redistribution of land to freed slaves ' bill anytime they wanted to--why didn't they?(Answer the question or here's an answer --that would had been too much 'socialism'.It was enough to pass a federal pension plan for the widows and orphans of Civil War veterans (North and South)--the precursor of our present-day social security and welfare state system. "kudos for confirming the part about Everett Dirksen's (R) role in getting the CRA of 1964 passed." (Now you should be courteous enough in turn to give 'kudos' to a Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson who magnanimously let Everett Dickson take the credit for passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Open Housing Act of 1968(even when history clearly shows it was a Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson that got the job done) Check this out: http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/johnson.... "There is no issue of state's rights or national rights. There is only the struggle for human rights. I have not the slightest doubt what will be your answer. But the last time a President sent a civil rights bill to the Congress it contained a provision to protect voting rights in Federal elections. That civil rights bill was passed after eight long months of debate. And when that bill came to my desk from the Congress for signature, the heart of the voting provision had been eliminated.

This time, on this issue, there must be no delay, or no hesitation, or no compromise with our purpose. We cannot, we must not, refuse to protect the right of every American to vote in every election that he may desire to participate in.

And we ought not, and we cannot, and we must not wait another eight months before we get a bill. We have already waited 100 years and more and the time for waiting is gone. So I ask you to join me in working long hours and nights and weekends, if necessary, to pass this bill. And I don't make that request lightly, for, from the window where I sit, with the problems of our country, I recognize that from outside this chamber is the outraged conscience of a nation, the grave concern of many nations and the harsh judgment of history on our acts.

But even if we pass this bill the battle will not be over. What happened in Selma is part of a far larger movement which reaches into every section and state of America. It is the effort of American Negroes to secure for themselves the full blessings of American life. Their cause must be our cause too. Because it's not just Negroes, but really it's all of us, who must overcome the crippling legacy of bigotry and injustice.

And we shall overcome. " Yes, indeed dear Aunt Bettie Lou, you can not 'rewrite history' It's there for all to see. Lyndon B Johnson used the sweet words of liberty from the lips of the great Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. "We Shall Overcome"!

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Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#896874 May 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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This from the dipstick who posted that Obama never held a real job.
Carol, privileged is when you were born into it as in Romney, & George W Bush
still waiting for those "real" deficit figures, Doorknob, I'm beginning to think you're full of crap and don't have them.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#896875 May 2, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou," Republicans had fully intended for there to be a massive redistribution of land from former slave owners to former slaves under Reconstruction, but Andrew Johnson's policy effectively thwarted that." "Not sure what your point is, but you can't rewrite history. " Here's the point again in case you are as reading-challenged as you are in spelling. President Johnson's revocation of the special field orders were based on the fact that it was an overstepping of the limits of Presidential powers--(The Republicans, who already controlled Congress, had severely limited the President's powers. If the Republicans had that kind of control over the federal legislature then they could have pushed through a 'massive redistribution of land to freed slaves ' bill anytime they wanted to--why didn't they?(Answer the question or here's an answer --that would had been too much 'socialism'.It was enough to pass a federal pension plan for the widows and orphans of Civil War veterans (North and South)--the precursor of our present-day social security and welfare state system. "kudos for confirming the part about Everett Dirksen's (R) role in getting the CRA of 1964 passed." (Now you should be courteous enough in turn to give 'kudos' to a Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson who magnanimously let Everett Dickson take the credit for passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Open Housing Act of 1968(even when history clearly shows it was a Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson that got the job done) Check this out: http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/johnson.... "There is no issue of state's rights or national rights. There is only the struggle for human rights. I have not the slightest doubt what will be your answer. But the last time a President sent a civil rights bill to the Congress it contained a provision to protect voting rights in Federal elections. That civil rights bill was passed after eight long months of debate. And when that bill came to my desk from the Congress for signature, the heart of the voting provision had been eliminated.

This time, on this issue, there must be no delay, or no hesitation, or no compromise with our purpose. We cannot, we must not, refuse to protect the right of every American to vote in every election that he may desire to participate in.

And we ought not, and we cannot, and we must not wait another eight months before we get a bill. We have already waited 100 years and more and the time for waiting is gone. So I ask you to join me in working long hours and nights and weekends, if necessary, to pass this bill. And I don't make that request lightly, for, from the window where I sit, with the problems of our country, I recognize that from outside this chamber is the outraged conscience of a nation, the grave concern of many nations and the harsh judgment of history on our acts.

But even if we pass this bill the battle will not be over. What happened in Selma is part of a far larger movement which reaches into every section and state of America. It is the effort of American Negroes to secure for themselves the full blessings of American life. Their cause must be our cause too. Because it's not just Negroes, but really it's all of us, who must overcome the crippling legacy of bigotry and injustice.

And we shall overcome. " Yes, indeed dear Aunt Bettie Lou, you can not 'rewrite history' It's there for all to see. Lyndon B Johnson used the sweet words of liberty from the lips of the great Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. "We Shall Overcome"!

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Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#896876 May 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Like this excuse wasn't predicted after Obama was elected.
Flacktard thinks we are still losing 750,000 jobs a month with an economy shrinking at over a 6% rate.
Trillion dollar a year deficits tend to make things look better than they really are, as you're likely gay and have no kids you don't have any concerns about who will pay n the bill.

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