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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Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#896877 May 2, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Realtime, things are pretty good, myself we have been swamped, making American made products, for months now. Just think 35% of the country is rightwingers, if they ever get in the game, this economy will be smoking. They can't drive those 10 year old cars around forever, maybe those auto sales you posted are already an indication.
Hey dumbass, how many of the 47 million on food stamps are shopping for a new car? Could you be any more stupid?
Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#896879 May 2, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
Maryland repealed the death penalty
Spineless cowards, this racist POS will fry in August after nearly 2 decades on death row:

August execution date set for Nathan Dunlap - Denver Post Media ...
photos.denverpost.com/.../photos-august-execu... ;
1 day ago A judge on Wednesday set Aug. 18-24 as the week for the execution of Nathan Dunlap, convicted of killing three teenagers and their ...

Nathan Dunlap, on his quadruple murder," it was more fun than sex and they were idiots"
Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#896880 May 2, 2013
Likely Lily would like to give Nathan "one" for the road.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#896881 May 2, 2013
Leadville Lou, "you don't have any concerns about who will pay the bill. " and also George W Bush and Ronald Reagan had no concerns about who would pay for trillion dollar national deficits when Bush was running up the debt with two unpaid for overseas wars ,an unpaid for prescription drug plan entitlement program for seniors and even large tax cut entitlements to the wealthiest Americans. Have to wonder if Bush W. and Reagan were not really 'geldings' or neutered eunuch's of the U S Imperial State. "I am not worried about the deficit."-President Ronald Reagan.

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Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#896882 May 2, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
"BE KIND WHENEVER POSSIBLE
IT IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE. "
-The Dalai Lama
Really , when some gangbangers are beating you to a pulp and raping your daughter? How would you suggest someone be kind? Dying to hear this.

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Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#896883 May 2, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
http://ow.ly/kEySj Check it out. The nomination of Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.) to head a key housing agency is good news for low-income borrowers
Another mortgage disaster in the making, how are you and Oblamer going to pin this one on Bush?

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#896884 May 2, 2013
Just imagine how differently history would have been written if a Republican had been Lincoln's vice-president instead of a Democrat.

I'm just trying to get those on the left to do some serious soul searching before they're tempted to keep calling Republicans racists.

It wasn't the Republicans' fault southern Democrats thought the mention of states' rights justified infiltrating their party in the south only because one Republican, Goldwater, strongly believed in states' rights. Yet, Goldwater was depicted by his opponents in the Republican primaries as "a representative of a conservative philosophy that was extreme and alien".

The racist southern democrats ran back to their own party when their attempt backfired.

Seems many on the left forget that little fact.

It was another Democrat, FDR, and his New Deal that swayed blacks to go back on a different kind of plantation - a government-dependent plantation.
Nearly all blacks were registered Democrats for three decades before the Civil Rights Movement.
Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#896885 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."
Oblamer has killed hundreds of innocents with his illegal drone attacks on sovereign countries. Virtually all would have preferred to be water boarded instead of blown to smithereens.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#896886 May 2, 2013
Okay, I'm leaving the Democrat's history in the past from here on out. Unless someone on the left needs to be reminded again.

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#896887 May 2, 2013
Limbaugh: "It Might Be Said That I Have Succeeded In Stigmatizing" Feminism http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/05/02/limb...
Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#896888 May 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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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?
Because California is firmly in the democrat control and votes? No need to pander and patronize. Just keep the border porous and the welfare checks coming.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#896889 May 2, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
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"!
The Civil Right Act of 1964's time had come. No matter who was sitting in the White House.

Not all democrats were racists. Only the southern democrat bloc.

However, nearly all blacks were democrats three decades long before 1964 because of FDR's New Deal. Although some parts of the New Deal were necessary, it was the birth of government dependency.

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Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#896890 May 2, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
Leadville Lou, "you don't have any concerns about who will pay the bill. " and also George W Bush and Ronald Reagan had no concerns about who would pay for trillion dollar national deficits when Bush was running up the debt with two unpaid for overseas wars ,an unpaid for prescription drug plan entitlement program for seniors and even large tax cut entitlements to the wealthiest Americans. Have to wonder if Bush W. and Reagan were not really 'geldings' or neutered eunuch's of the U S Imperial State. "I am not worried about the deficit."-President Ronald Reagan.
For starters, you're an ignoramus and a liar.

Where to start, Bush had democrat support for virtually everything he did, including the 2 wars and Medicare part "D".

Douchebag liar Oblamer has had NO republican support for anything he's done.

Senior citizens pay app.$890 million a year for their medicine, Oblamers moochers pay NOTHING. Fat Teddy Kennedy proposed an even more expensive medicine program for seniors. If Bush would have vetoed Kennedy's plan, idiotic libs like yourself would have accused him of hating seniors and wanting them to die.

Who's paying for the food stamps, welfare, section eight housing, free schooling, illegal immigrants, etc.?

Why someone else, of course.

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Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#896891 May 2, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Okay, I'm leaving the Democrat's history in the past from here on out. Unless someone on the left needs to be reminded again.
We could discuss how Wilson and FDR got us into 2 world wars.

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Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#896892 May 2, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
Leadville Lou, "you don't have any concerns about who will pay the bill. " and also George W Bush and Ronald Reagan had no concerns about who would pay for trillion dollar national deficits when Bush was running up the debt with two unpaid for overseas wars ,an unpaid for prescription drug plan entitlement program for seniors and even large tax cut entitlements to the wealthiest Americans. Have to wonder if Bush W. and Reagan were not really 'geldings' or neutered eunuch's of the U S Imperial State. "I am not worried about the deficit."-President Ronald Reagan.
"tax cut entitlements"? What a bozo, you don't even know what yur talking about.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#896893 May 2, 2013
There was never a southern bloc of Republican racists in this country's history.

The NAACP was started by black republicans. All blacks were republicans in 1909.

In fact, blacks elected to public office from the late 1800s to 1935 were republicans. Every single one.

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#896894 May 2, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou, "one Republican, Goldwater, strongly believed in states' rights." 'Barry Goldwater appeared to have no personal animus toward African-Americans, or any personal preference for a segregated society. He was not a Southerner committed to keeping a system of racial apartheid in place for the benefits of economic exploitation, or nostalgia for the "good old days" of slavery. He didn't fear-monger among white Southerners with the specter of black people "in our swimming pools" like Strom Thurmond did in his 1948 Dixiecrat segregationist presidential campaign.' The racist southern democrats ran back to their own party when their attempt backfired.(No, racist southern democrats allowed themselves to be co-opted by Republican Presidential candidate Richard Nixon with his 'southern strategy'--Nixon's held out promises to them that if elected he would block all civil rights legislation on equal housing , integration of public schools, implementing the voting rights act in the south.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#896895 May 2, 2013
The NAACP was founded by black Republicans. All blacks were Republicans in 1909.

Every elected black public official from the late 1880s to 1935 were all Republicans.

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Orlando, FL

#896896 May 2, 2013
Double post...oops.

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#896897 May 2, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou, "It was another Democrat, FDR, and his New Deal " There can be little doubt, however, that the New Deal in many instances was a boon to African Americans. In one sense, this was a question of degree. Aid to African-Americans prior to 1933, especially in the South, had been nearly non-existent; the federal help that did come with the New Deal, therefore, was significant. In addition, New Deal agencies like the WPA, the Public Works Administration (PWA), and the Farm Security Administration (FSA) grew more sensitive throughout the 1930s to the needs of African-Americans, largely because of the leadership of Roosevelt appointees at those agencies. Indeed, African Americans found significant allies in the administration, from Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes to the First Lady herself, Eleanor Roosevelt. Enough blacks, like Mary McLeod Bethune, found themselves in leadership positions that there was even talk of a "black Cabinet" of FDR advisers." ... during the summer of 1941, A. Philip Randolph threatened the Roosevelt administration with a 100,000 person "March on Washington" if discrimination was not ended in the military and the defense industries. Roosevelt capitulated and issued an Executive Order creating a Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC).

Roosevelt's performance, then was deeply flawed, but blacks rendered their own verdict when in 1936 they abandoned their historic allegiance to the Republicans, the party of Abe Lincoln, and moved in large numbers over to the Democrats, the party of FDR, where they have been ever since. One of Roosevelt's severest critics, Ralph Bunch, said the FDR era "represented a radical break with the past," and W.E.B. Du Bois concluded that Roosevelt "gave the American Negro a kind of recognition in political life which the Negro had never before received." And FDR's Democrat successor Truman ended segregation in the U S armed forces. Check this out: http://millercenter.org/president/fdroosevelt...

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