Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1458229 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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Lincoln

United States

#900504 May 10, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Here leosnana.
"I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon." - George W. Bush
What do you suppose Al Gore would have said?
Aunt Bettie Lou
we do not have all the answers.
So guess we will need to rely on your often stated wisdom :-)

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#900505 May 10, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
President Bush
January 22, 2002. Calcutta, India. Gunmen associated with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami attack the U.S. Consulate. Five people are killed.
June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber connected with al-Qaida attacks the U.S. Consulate, killing 12 and injuring 51.
October 12, 2002. Denpasar, Indonesia. U.S. diplomatic offices bombed as part of a string of “Bali Bombings.” No fatalities.
February 28, 2003. Islamabad, Pakistan. Several gunmen fire upon the U.S. Embassy. Two people are killed.
May 12, 2003. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al-Qaida terrorists storm the diplomatic compound killing 36 people including nine Americans. The assailants committed suicide by detonating a truck bomb.
July 30, 2004. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A suicide bomber from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan attacks the U.S. Embassy, killing two people.
December 6, 2004. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al-Qaida terrorists storm the U.S. Consulate and occupy the perimeter wall. Nine people are killed.
March 2, 2006. Karachi, Pakistan again. Suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Consulate killing four people, including U.S. diplomat David Foy who was directly targeted by the attackers.(I wonder if Lindsey Graham or Fox News would even recognize the name “David Foy.” This is the third Karachi terrorist attack in four years on what’s considered American soil.)
September 12, 2006. Damascus, Syria. Four armed gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar” storm the U.S. Embassy using grenades, automatic weapons, a car bomb and a truck bomb. Four people are killed, 13 are wounded.
January 12, 2007. Athens, Greece. Members of a Greek terrorist group called the Revolutionary Struggle fire a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. Embassy. No fatalities.
March 18, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Members of the al-Qaida-linked Islamic Jihad of Yemen fire a mortar at the U.S. Embassy. The shot misses the embassy, but hits nearby school killing two.
July 9, 2008. Istanbul, Turkey. Four armed terrorists attack the U.S. Consulate. Six people are killed.
September 17, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Terrorists dressed as military officials attack the U.S. Embassy with an arsenal of weapons including RPGs and detonate two car bombs. Sixteen people are killed, including an American student and her husband (they had been married for three weeks when the attack occurred). This is the second attack on this embassy in seven months.
Did you conviently forget another terrorist attack that was thwarted under Obama's watch only because of quick-thinking passengers on an airplane?

Or the attempted terrorist attack in Times Square recently where the bombs just didn't go off? Thank God.

Or the most recent terrorist attack in Boston?

How many attempted or successful terror attacks on our soil happened in the entire eight years of the Bush administration following 9/11 that his administration did not disrupt before they happened?

So as long as you're keeping score: Bush wins.
Diane Sawyer

Pompano Beach, FL

#900506 May 10, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Being Clueless seems to be your main attribute, followed closely by programmed fanaticism.
It has been reported that being clueless is your main attribute, followed closely by programmed fanaticism.
Lincoln

United States

#900507 May 10, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
You forgot to add his next sentence. "There's no need to defend myself...I did what I did and ultimately history will judge."
He's absolutely right. Most people were wrong about the necessity of the Korean War in the immediate aftermath.
South Koreans and history judge it very differently today.
President Truman (D) was sinking in the polls then too.
President Harry S. Truman is well regarded by historians.
His removal of Mac Arthur prevented war with China so Nixon could open relations
Reality

San Clemente, CA

#900508 May 10, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
President Bush
January 22, 2002. Calcutta, India. Gunmen associated with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami attack the U.S. Consulate. Five people are killed.
June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber connected with al-Qaida attacks the U.S. Consulate, killing 12 and injuring 51.
October 12, 2002. Denpasar, Indonesia. U.S. diplomatic offices bombed as part of a string of “Bali Bombings.” No fatalities.
February 28, 2003. Islamabad, Pakistan. Several gunmen fire upon the U.S. Embassy. Two people are killed.
May 12, 2003. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al-Qaida terrorists storm the diplomatic compound killing 36 people including nine Americans. The assailants committed suicide by detonating a truck bomb.
July 30, 2004. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A suicide bomber from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan attacks the U.S. Embassy, killing two people.
December 6, 2004. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al-Qaida terrorists storm the U.S. Consulate and occupy the perimeter wall. Nine people are killed.
March 2, 2006. Karachi, Pakistan again. Suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Consulate killing four people, including U.S. diplomat David Foy who was directly targeted by the attackers.(I wonder if Lindsey Graham or Fox News would even recognize the name “David Foy.” This is the third Karachi terrorist attack in four years on what’s considered American soil.)
September 12, 2006. Damascus, Syria. Four armed gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar” storm the U.S. Embassy using grenades, automatic weapons, a car bomb and a truck bomb. Four people are killed, 13 are wounded.
January 12, 2007. Athens, Greece. Members of a Greek terrorist group called the Revolutionary Struggle fire a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. Embassy. No fatalities.
March 18, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Members of the al-Qaida-linked Islamic Jihad of Yemen fire a mortar at the U.S. Embassy. The shot misses the embassy, but hits nearby school killing two.
July 9, 2008. Istanbul, Turkey. Four armed terrorists attack the U.S. Consulate. Six people are killed.
September 17, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Terrorists dressed as military officials attack the U.S. Embassy with an arsenal of weapons including RPGs and detonate two car bombs. Sixteen people are killed, including an American student and her husband (they had been married for three weeks when the attack occurred). This is the second attack on this embassy in seven months.
And how many of these attacks were blamed on a YouTube video by the Administration? How many of these attacks were the American public lied to about?
Diane Sawyer

Pompano Beach, FL

#900509 May 10, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
I see you are still residing in that plastic bubble, Moron. You have to be one of the dumbest poster ever, while without doubt a total phony...Thanks for being a clueless rightie nutcase.
It has been reported that you are still residing in that plastic bubble, Moron. It has also been reported that you have to be one of the dumbest posters ever, while without doubt a total phony. It has also been reported that you receive no thanks from intelligent people for being a clueless leftie nutcase.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#900510 May 10, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
In the G H W Bush war that worked.
This Republican president knew how to conduct a war, win and get out.
Actually, not. If Bush Sr, had pressed the war further, the second war might not have been necessary.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#900511 May 10, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
Let us go through some of your 'facts'. <quoted text> Yes, all the questions have been answered]The same conclusions were made as the first Congressional Report on Benghazi--some mistakes were made , but no evidence that there was ever a cover-up or attempt made to deceive the public or Congress. In other words, no 'smoking gun'. Check this out: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/us/politics...
There have been absolutely no conclusions made or anyone held accountable. Why do you think this isn't going away?

The NY Times wouldn't believe there was a smoking gun if they were shot point blank in the head with it. They are another lapdog propagandist. The pet lapdog.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#900512 May 10, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Being Clueless seems to be your main attribute, followed closely by programmed fanaticism.
Well goober, finally pull yourself out from in front of the marsheemallow roasting did ya? Get yer fill thar in bump-ee-ville? Gooduh. Now go moe the grass or something lol.
Tito Malandro

Peabody, MA

#900513 May 10, 2013
Tiburcio Pelotas wrote:
I am older, but not wiser.
I crack wise jokes in prostibules
Where the ladies are not ladies.
What?
I do recognize our new Pope from Argentina.
These phrase are part of his farawell discurse in Buenos Aire, before coming to The Vatican.
I' ll be darn!

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#900514 May 10, 2013
Reality wrote:
<quoted text>
And how many of these attacks were blamed on a YouTube video by the Administration? How many of these attacks were the American public lied to about?
Thank you. Thank you very much...for being a voice of reason in this crazy mixed up country abundant with too many useful idiots.

Sometimes I think my head is going to explode.
Lincoln

United States

#900515 May 10, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Not to mention:
2012 - Attack on the American Embassy in Egypt.
2012 - U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi.
2012 - Attack on the American Embassy in Yemen.
2013 - United States embassy bombing in Ankara, Turkey.
1492-Columbus fails to find land obviously President Obama's fault
Tito Malandro

Peabody, MA

#900516 May 10, 2013
Diane Sawyer wrote:
<quoted text> It has been reported that being clueless is your main attribute, followed closely by programmed fanaticism.
You should marry the Pope or I'would like to use you as a toilet.
Lincoln

United States

#900517 May 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, not. If Bush Sr, had pressed the war further, the second war might not have been necessary.
History does not disclose its' alternatives
WOW

New York, NY

#900518 May 10, 2013
On the Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign:‘We will March to Ignite the Revolution King Called for’
OBAMA SUCKS Next Saturday morning, many of us will mark the 45th anniversary of the Poor People’s Campaign that Martin Luther King inspired, but did not live long enough to lead, by marching from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.

On May 11, the families of young Black and Brown people who have been killed by police will link arms with poor people, immigrant workers fighting for their rights, students, Walmart workers, union members, unemployed people and Occupy Wall Street activists, and walk 40 miles south down the highway to Washington, D.C.

We will occupy Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue, a few blocks away from the White House and down the road from the Capitol. There we will erect a big tent and convene a People’s Power Assembly.

We are doing this to bear witness to the truth, and to help spark the social revolution that Dr. King prescribed in the months before his death.

Dr. King often said that truth crushed to earth will rise again. The brutal truth is that the powers that be are waging a war against virtually everything that Dr. King fought and died for.

Fifty years ago, on the steps of the Lincoln Monument, King shared his dream with the world. Today more and more of us are living in a nightmare.

Anyone who thought that having an African-American family or a Democrat in the White House would negate the urgent necessity for a social revolution has long awoken from that dream.

Our young people are more likely to be in prison than in a job.

Poverty, unemployment and desperation are more widespread today than they were when King was alive. The pauperization of the population is the biggest crisis today.

The banks got bailed out after the 2008 global financial crash, and the stock market has soared through the roof. But for the rest of us — the people that Occupy Wall Street calls the 99%— there’s nothing but economic terrorism in the form of unemployment, evictions, foreclosures, low wages and cutbacks.

The 1% have never been richer, greedier and more determined to eliminate, privatize or otherwise destroy every program that is helpful to the poor.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#900519 May 10, 2013
JWBooth wrote:
<quoted text>Obama supporters wasted a lot of everyone's money by electing an incompetent, unqualified community organizer in 2008, and then re-electing the same incompetent snakeoil salesman in 2012. You might as well run in 2016.
No one can beat Santa Claus!

Especially when he uses the toys and money of tax payers.
WOW

New York, NY

#900520 May 10, 2013
Wall Street has ordered the politicians and the corporate media to justify the war against the poor.

We’ve been told that the cutting of Social Security, health care and unemployment benefits and the closing of hospitals, schools and post offices are being forced upon us by harsh economic realities.

We’ve been told that there’s no point in proposing a real jobs program because we can’t afford one.

These things are presented to us as though they were inarguable facts. They are not.

They are absurd and cruel lies put forward by the 1% in defense of a social and economic order that puts profits and greed before people’s needs. These lies are meant to demoralize us and persuade us that it’s useless to fight for a world based on equality, justice, solidarity and love.

These lies, and the 1% whose interest they serve, must be defeated.

When King proposed the Poor People’s Campaign in 1967, he said that a revolution of values was needed, one that would transform a profit-centered economy into a people-centered one.

We will be marching on Saturday to ignite that revolution.

For details on the March see www.PeoplesPowerAssemblies.org


I LOVE TO SEE THE OBAMA SUPPORTERS SAY HE JUST AS SHI**Y AS BUSH WHEN THEY COMPARE THE SCREW ups JUST BECAUSE THE ZOTHER GUY SCREWED UP ITS OK FOR THIS GOI BOI PRESIDENT HOW YOU DOING MR PRESIDENT YOU ARE LIGHT IN THE FANNY
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#900521 May 10, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Well goober, finally pull yourself out from in front of the marsheemallow roasting did ya? Get yer fill thar in bump-ee-ville? Gooduh. Now go moe the grass or something lol.
Wonder what happened to "The Book" and the mansion in Canyon Lake?
WOW

New York, NY

#900523 May 10, 2013
OBAMA WILL have A MALE DRESSED AS MARILYN MONROE TO SING happy birthday in AUGUST NO NOT MICHELLE

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#900524 May 10, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Pathetic slop every word of it lies.
Who ordered the CIA to stand down?
Pitiful
Top Diplomat in Tripoli: Pentagon Told Special Forces to 'Stand Down'

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/05/0...

Talk about tools....you're a jack hammer.

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