Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1433288 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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Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#898959 May 8, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Poor duhm jack-boot, herdpack boot heel-licking Duh A Vey, his lil' warped 45 record, stuck in the same ol'
"you're a racist blahblahblah" "you post racist slurs" NON-groovy groove, ev-ver-reee day....
Grow a braincell and upgrade out of the dark ages of thirty years behind the times ignorance and jump in to the 21st century, will ya please duhmmy?
I have news, posting slurs is not 21str century.

If my calling you out for slurs is a warped record then so must your posting of those slurs.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#898960 May 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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This idea that you & your right whiner protectors have that calling be a racist & bigot for pointing out your slurs is working is really rather stupid.
Only your right whiner friends buy it,.
Most people think your slur slinging is just an indication of your lack of education inbred racist thinking.
Do you have a pencil and notepad, worm?

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#898962 May 8, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
the never ending saga of Liberal Hypocrisy
The madness of liberal moralizing
The paradoxes of liberal morality were on glaring display last week. The Obama administration OK’d the sale of “Plan B” post-coital emergency contraception over the counter without prescription (or parental consent) to girls as young as 15.
At the same time, the liberal NY City Council moved a step closer to banning anyone under the age of 21 from buying cigarettes (the legal age is now 18).
Apparently, a 15-year-old is a fully mature adult (a “woman,” in nauseating feminist parlance) when it comes to deciding to have sex. But a 20-year-old, in the City Council’s eyes (or a 17-year-old, under current law), can’t be trusted to make her own informed decisions on smoking and must be restrained by the government.
The Plan B decision was still too restrictive for some abortion-rights and feminist groups. The New York Times, on cue, denounced the administration’s “stubbornness” in setting any age restrictions on Plan B.
It is not news that “nonjudgmental” liberals, who deplore moral stigma directed at virtually anything SEXUAL, have simply redirected their MORAL CENSURE to certain behaviors with negative health consequences — SMOKING and OVEREATING being the favorite targets.
Of course, if a 15-year-old is terrified that the boy she just had sex with has made her pregnant, they almost certainly weren’t using a condom. In which case, she is at risk of the stew of infections now breeding between the legs of promiscuous teens and young adults, who add 10 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases a year to the existing 110 million infections.
BUT THERE IS AN IMPORTANT EXCEPTION TO THE LIBERAL “IT’S OK TO STIGMATIZE AN UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLE” RULE: UNHEALTHY SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IS STILL BEYOND REPROACH.
Even grotesque levels of promiscuity require value-neutrality, though they can lead to crippling disease or death; they’re only objectionable if their participants fail to use the prescribed prophylactics, and only on that ground.
The NY Times editorialists fall back on the usual “they’ll have sex anyway” rationale for demanding Plan B for 11- and 12-year-olds:“Lack of access to safe contraception will not stop adolescents from having sex,” they write. The same can be said for smoking, of course.
More important, THIS ARGUMENT IGNORES THE ROLE OF SOCIAL NORMS IN ENCOURAGING OR RESTRAINING BEHAVIOR.
THE ADULTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE “PLAN B FOR JUVENILES” DECISION HAVE SIGNALED TO YOUNG TEENS THAT THEY VIEW EARLY SEX AS INEVITABLE, NORMAL AND FORESEEABLE, IN THE SAME WAY THAT BUILDING DAY-CARE CENTERS IN HIGH SCHOOLS TELEGRAPHS TO STUDENTS THAT ADULTS EXPECT THEM TO HAVE BABIES.
THE TIMES UNDOUBTEDLY SUPPORTS THE DEPLOYMENT OF SOCIAL NORMS AGAINST SMOKING, HOWEVER.
Smoking is an idiotic decision that imposes costs on the smoker and on society. But its consequences pale in comparison to the removal of stigma from pre-marital (especially early pre-marital) sex and the ever-growing emancipation of children from parental control.
THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION BROUGHT AN EXPLOSION OF OUT-OF-WEDLOCK BIRTHS AMONG ADULTS AND TEENS, DESPITE THE AVAILABILITY OF NEW CONTRACEPTIVES. THAT RISE IN ILLEGITIMACY HAS IMPOSED FAR HIGHER COSTS IN CRIME, PRISON AND WELFARE THAN SMOKING EVER HAS.
The demoralizing of juvenile sex has left us in the preposterous situation of viewing the decision to buy a pack of cigarettes as weightier, and more in need of an adult’s full cognitive and moral capacities, than a teen’s decision to have sexual intercourse.
The madness of liberal moralizing - NYPOST.com http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolu...
Jane never had sex until she was 21 & now she wants to pass a law to make it illegal to have sex until they are 21.

It is illegal to BUY cigarettes under 18. Not smoke them.

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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#898963 May 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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This idea that you & your right whiner protectors have that calling be a racist & bigot for pointing out your slurs is working is really rather stupid.
Only your right whiner friends buy it,.
Most people think your slur slinging is just an indication of your lack of education inbred racist thinking.
Just checking under your little tin foil hat...duhmmy.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#898965 May 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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You can try to sugar coat it all you want. They went into some companies, invested money to make them look profitable, borrowed money from banks, sucked their investment plus huge profits out & then let the company to drown on that debt & cause every employee to lose their job.
Sometimes those dents were to the federal, state & local governments who then lost their loaned money & us taxpayers paid.
Even Republicans called him a vulture capitalist.
Top p[retend he did not do these things isa just pathetic.
Here arte 10 quotes about Romney & Bain by Republicans.
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/05/22/...
You were a Newt supporter.
"“If Governor Romney would like to give back all the money he’s earned from bankrupting companies and laying off employees over his years, then I would be glad to then listen to him”— Newt Gingrich [Mediaite, 12/14/11]"
"“Now, I have no doubt Mitt Romney was worried about pink slips — whether he was going to have enough of them to hand out because his company, Bain Capital, of all the jobs that they killed”— Rick Perry [New York Times, 1/9/12]"
Like some 2,300 other such U.S. equity firms, Bain looks to buy companies that are underperforming or undervalued and turn them around.

Far from "looting," this is a vital contribution to capitalism and corporate governance.

Some companies bought by private-equity firms suffer job losses after a buy-out because the companies were underperforming.

The critics don't mention the companies acquired in private-equity transactions create more new jobs.

Chrysler and GM might have turned around earlier with fewer job losses and without any taxpayer cost had they been bought by private equity two or three decades ago.

Think of Obama "investing" in Solyndra. Only he didn't use his own money. He used ours. And it still went under.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#898966 May 8, 2013
RealDave, this is the link to the WSJ article and my last post.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#898969 May 8, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Johnson Controls employs 170,000 worldwide and it's stock is currently valued at around $35 ps. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee__isn't that one of your Democrat towns?
The Corporate “green jobs” boondoggle is one of the most sacred myths of the Obama Administration you idiot. An even worse dollars-to-jobs ration was achieved at Johnson Controls in Michigan, where $300 million was spent to create 150 jobs to manufacture batteries for electric cars you fool. Maybe Obama should vacation at Charlie Rangels condo in Harlem... Instead and with the white Kennedy elite at Martha's Vineyard??
Jimmy

Hamden, CT

#898970 May 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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This includes defense spending. So States with military bases & military suppliers would get thast much more in funding.
For example, CT is listed as a state that gets a lot of federal funds but it provides more in tax revenue than it receives.
Check out this list. See where the Red States fall.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_taxation...
Jesus! You sure are one scatter-brained idiot!
Jimmy

Hamden, CT

#898972 May 8, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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What we REALLY want is a law that prevents people like you from reproducing...
Amen! After living with this idiot, Dumb Dave, his entire family committed suicide.
Jimmy

Hamden, CT

#898974 May 8, 2013
Baawwaaahhh!!!

Mark Sanford won the special election in South Carolina’s first congressional district Tuesday night. Democrats really thought they could win this seat, going so far as to outspend Sanford.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/05/08/tru...

I love South Carolina! Smart people are all in the south now while I'm stuck up here with the loony libtards.

“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#898976 May 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Jane never had sex until she was 21 & now she wants to pass a law to make it illegal to have sex until they are 21.
It is illegal to BUY cigarettes under 18. Not smoke them.
libs would have no age of consent,they get off on giveing 10 year olds instructions and condoms.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#898977 May 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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You can try to sugar coat it all you want. They went into some companies, invested money to make them look profitable, borrowed money from banks, sucked their investment plus huge profits out & then let the company to drown on that debt & cause every employee to lose their job.
Sometimes those dents were to the federal, state & local governments who then lost their loaned money & us taxpayers paid.
Even Republicans called him a vulture capitalist.
Top p[retend he did not do these things isa just pathetic.
Here arte 10 quotes about Romney & Bain by Republicans.
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/05/22/...
You were a Newt supporter.
"“If Governor Romney would like to give back all the money he’s earned from bankrupting companies and laying off employees over his years, then I would be glad to then listen to him”— Newt Gingrich [Mediaite, 12/14/11]"
"“Now, I have no doubt Mitt Romney was worried about pink slips — whether he was going to have enough of them to hand out because his company, Bain Capital, of all the jobs that they killed”— Rick Perry [New York Times, 1/9/12]"
What you fail to grasp is companies go out of business every single day without help from anyone who are trying to prevent it. Some companies still can't make it work even with help.

Romney is an honest man and good businessman who created over 500,000 jobs at Domino's, Staples, Sports Authority, Sealy, Brookstone, and many others. That's more than Obama.

He wanted the opportunity to do the same for the country.
Jimmy

Hamden, CT

#898978 May 8, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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What you fail to grasp is companies go out of business every single day without help from anyone who are trying to prevent it. Some companies still can't make it work even with help.
Romney is an honest man and good businessman who created over 500,000 jobs at Domino's, Staples, Sports Authority, Sealy, Brookstone, and many others. That's more than Obama.
He wanted the opportunity to do the same for the country.
You can't argue with idiots like Dave. He wears blinders that are super glued to his bobbling square head.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#898979 May 8, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Like some 2,300 other such U.S. equity firms, Bain looks to buy companies that are underperforming or undervalued and turn them around.
Far from "looting," this is a vital contribution to capitalism and corporate governance.
Some companies bought by private-equity firms suffer job losses after a buy-out because the companies were underperforming.
The critics don't mention the companies acquired in private-equity transactions create more new jobs.
Chrysler and GM might have turned around earlier with fewer job losses and without any taxpayer cost had they been bought by private equity two or three decades ago.
Think of Obama "investing" in Solyndra. Only he didn't use his own money. He used ours. And it still went under.
Keep going, Carol. I already proved my point. Didn't you read your own Republicans calling Romney a job killer?

Are they liars?

There are many equity firms that invest in companies that turn them around. I never said they were all bad.

And then there is Mitt Romney. Made millions while he sent thousands to the unemployment lines.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#898980 May 8, 2013
moshx wrote:
<quoted text> libs would have no age of consent,they get off on giveing 10 year olds instructions and condoms.


So now you idiots have it down to ten.

Sex education prevents unwanted pregnancies.

Kids have sex. But hey, send them out without any knowledge of the consequences.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#898981 May 8, 2013
Emaam wrote:
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Yawn.
If NOT for obama, Benghazi would NOT be an issue you idiot. It was obama's war in libya you fool... Benghazi will result in Obama's resignation you fool..

Just imagine what the response from this obama WH would have been had there been 4 jihadists killed instead of 4 Americans you nutcase??

Once you idiot liberals understand that the Obama Administration is fully partnered with the Muslim Brotherhood, everything Barack and his cadre do makes perfect sense.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#898982 May 8, 2013
There's been another child-on-child shooting in America.

A 7-year-old boy was shot in his northeast Houston home on Tuesday -- and the gunman was apparently his younger brother, The Houston Chronicle reported..

According to ABC13.com , the boys were in the bathtub around 9 p.m. when their mother stepped away for a moment. Police say the 5-year-old brother then got out of the tub, found a .22 rifle and shot his older brother.

The injured child was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Officials say the bullet went straight through the boy's back, KHOU.com reported. He is expected to recover.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/08/texa...

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#898983 May 8, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
Baawwaaahhh!!!
Mark Sanford won the special election in South Carolina’s first congressional district Tuesday night. Democrats really thought they could win this seat, going so far as to outspend Sanford.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/05/08/tru...
I love South Carolina! Smart people are all in the south now while I'm stuck up here with the loony libtards.
Appalachian Trail Sanford.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#898984 May 8, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
Baawwaaahhh!!!
Mark Sanford won the special election in South Carolina’s first congressional district Tuesday night. Democrats really thought they could win this seat, going so far as to outspend Sanford.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/05/08/tru...
I love South Carolina! Smart people are all in the south now while I'm stuck up here with the loony libtards.
So why don't you move there? They're all ignorant just like you.
My nephews moved there from Maine and left, saying those nuts are still fighting the civil war; you'll fit right in.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#898985 May 8, 2013
Pat Smith's son Sean Smith, a State Department information officer, was one of four Americans killed during the attack.

JAKE TAPPER: One woman still looking for answers is Pat Smith. Her son, State Department Information Officer Sean Smith was one of the four Americans killed. Pat, thanks so much for being here. I know this is not an easy time. How are you holding up?

PAT SMITH, MOTHER OF SEAN SMITH, KILLED IN BENGHAZI: Terrible. I cry every night. I don't sleep at night. I need answers.

TAPPER: What do you want answers to? What do you not know?

SMITH: Why was there no security for him? When they were supposed to have security and the security that they did have was called back. It just -- things do not add up and I'm just told lies.

TAPPER: Last week, you heard this in the piece the White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that Benghazi happened a long time ago.

SMITH: Yes, it did.

TAPPER: Eight months ago.

SMITH: Yes.

TAPPER: What is your reaction to that?

SMITH: Why don't they have answers by now? They've had plenty of time to come up with something other than the things they have not told me.

TAPPER: Are you concerned at all that the hearings and Benghazi that has become a political issue, the Republicans have turned it into a political issue. The Democrats have turned it into a political issue as opposed to being a scandal and a tragedy apart from politics?

SMITH: Of course, it's political. That's the way it's been. That's how they're treating it. That's what they're doing with it. They're making it into something that -- why don't they just do their job? They didn't do their job and now they're hiding behind the word political and going from there.

TAPPER: You have expressed disappointment in the past because President Obama, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, then Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, all of them came to you, talked to you.

SMITH: Yes.

TAPPER: And then you haven't heard from them. Have you heard from anybody in the Obama administration? Have you gotten any outreach or any answers at all?

SMITH: I got one telephone call from a clerk that was a couple days after it happened. He was reading to me from the time line, which I already had. And that was it. And since then, all they have told me is that I am not part of the immediate family so they don't want to tell me anything.

TAPPER: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified about the Benghazi tragedy shortly before she left office. I want to play a little bit of what she said.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

HILLARY CLINTON, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE: With all due respect, the fact is, we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

TAPPER: What was your reaction to that?

SMITH: Well, that's what I want to know. Why did it happen? And she is in charge. Why couldn't she do something about it? I blame her.

TAPPER: You blame Secretary of State Clinton.

SMITH: Yes.

TAPPER: Why?

SMITH: Because that's her department. She is supposed to be on top of it. Yet she claims she knows nothing. It wasn't told to her. Well, who is running the place?

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