Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1250953 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#900550 May 10, 2013
Benghazi, Projection, And The Dark Obama Obsession

President Obama's most fevered critics have been waiting for a national "aha" moment since he was first inaugurated more than 50 months ago. Coming off an electoral landslide, Obama was instantly greeted by a mob-like movement on the far right that denounced him as a socialist and a communist. Excited conservatives quickly reached for Nazi rhetoric and imagery in an effort to convey the dark threat the Democrat posed to the country.

Amplified by Fox News and a well-funded right-wing media industry, the "grassroots" revolt was portrayed as a sweeping rebuke of Obama. But in truth, the raging critics occupied the loud fringes, a fact confirmed by Obama's easy re-election.

Still, professional detractors have held out hope that at some point Americans would come to see Obama as they see Obama; as a monster of historic proportions who's committed to stripping citizens of their liberties and getting them addicted to government dependencies, like a drug dealer.

This week's House Oversight Committee hearing into the Sept. 11 terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was supposed to trigger that "aha" event. It was supposed to be The Day Americans Turned On Obama. Indeed, Obama wouldn't be able finish out his second term because the Benghazi revelations were going to be so damaging, Fox New's Mike Huckabee told his radio listeners. And Sean Hannity warned ominously that, "This is going to be a really defining, important week in the Obama presidency, and it's not going to be a good week."

But none of that happened at the hearing. Instead of being the kind of "explosive" Watergate-style hearing that Fox talkers prayed for, Wednesday's hearing sagged under the weight of stubborn facts, and didn't even reach the level of Whitewater hearings, which under Bill Clinton established the modern day mark for pointlessly partisan "scandal" hearings.

Not that it matters to the media players who produced the Benghazi hearings, though. Conservatives continue their Groundhog Day charade, reassuring themselves that the hearing was a hit and that scandal "bombshells" exploded on Capitol Hill.(They did not.)

The larger, common sense question that lingers though is, why? Why keep pounding a story so far into the ground that most news consumers can't even make sense of the convoluted allegations anymore?

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/05/10/bengh...
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#900551 May 10, 2013
Old Crazy Goober wrote:
Why is Obama needing to go out and campaign for Obamacare today if it's so great?
It didn't seem to help Grey Loser. He is still as dumb as ever.
Speaking of a naturally clueless imposter losers, how you be, CORNFLAKE?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#900552 May 10, 2013
flack wrote:
I repeat. There have been 7 attacks on American embassies since January 2009. Still have 3 1/2 more years to go. How many more will happen? I'm going to guess a lot more than 5. They see America as weak. Walking back the Syrian red line statement will only fuel the fire.
the red line doesn't work if the rebels are the guilty party.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#900553 May 10, 2013
After the Casablanca Conference of January 1943, the Americans, British, and Soviets had agreed that there would be no separate negotiations with Nazi Germany with respect to its capitulation, and that the Germander surrender would have to be unconditional. In the early spring of 1945, Germany was as good as defeated and the Allies were getting ready to receive its capitulation. The expected unconditional German capitulation vis-à-vis all three Allies would have to be concluded somewhere, but where – on the Eastern Front, or on the Western Front?

If only for reasons of prestige, the Western Allies preferred that this would happen on the Western Front. Secret talks with the Germans, which the British and Americans were holding at that time (i.e. in March 1945) in neutral Switzerland, code-named Operation Sunrise, were useful in that context, not only with an eye on a German surrender in Italy, which had actually led to the talks, but also in view of the coming general and supposedly unconditional German capitulation, of which intriguing details – such as the venue of the ceremony – might possibly be determined in advance and without input from the the Soviets. There were many possibilities in this respect, because the Germans themselves kept approaching the Americans and the British in the hope of concluding a separate armistice with the Western powers or, if that would prove impossible, of steering as many Wehrmacht units as possible into American or British captivity by means of “individual” or “local” surrenders, i.e. surrenders of larger or smaller units of the German army in restricted areas of the front.

The Great War of 1914-1918 had ended with a clear and unequivocal armistice, namely in the form of an unconditional German surrender, which everybody knows went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. The Second World War, on the other hand, was to grind to a halt, in Europe at least, amidst intrigue and confusion, so that even today there are many misconceptions regarding the time and place of the German capitulation. The Second World War was to end in the European theatre not with one, but with an entire string of German capitulations, with a veritable orgy of surrenders.

It started in Italy on April 29, 1945, with the capitulation of the combined German armies in southwestern Europe to the Allied forces led by Alexander, the British field marshal. Signatories on the German side included SS General Karl Wolff, who had conducted the negotiations with American secret agents in Switzerland about sensitive issues such as the neutralization of the kind of Italian anti-fascists for whom there was no room in the American-British post-war plans for their country. Stalin had expressed misgivings about the arrangement that was being worked out between the Western Allies and the Germans in Italy, but in the end he gave his blessing to this capitulation after all

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#900554 May 10, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
The u.s. embassy in turkey was attacked in february leaving 1 dead so that post is full of poo. Funny that homer fell for it.
That's the whole thing. Either liberals are deliberately blind or willfully ignorant to refuse to see that if Obama and Hillary had come out on the second day in the Rose Garden and told the American people there had been a terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11 and four Americans were dead in the aftemath including an ambassador but that everything possible was being done to find out why it happened so that it would never happen again, we would have accepted it and moved on eight months ago.

But that is not what happened. Not by a long shot. They were more worried about a 2012 reelection and a 2016 election.

And that is what is absolutely and totally unacceptable.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#900555 May 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
IRS Apologizes For Targeting Conservative Groups In 2012 Election
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/irs-apologi...
IRS is the Obama Gestapo.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#900556 May 10, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Hillary clinton, who probably knew more about saddam than any other senator, voted for it.
John Kerry too.

They both voiced the same thing every single Democrat voiced in 1998 - Saddam was a clear threat and had to be removed from power.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#900557 May 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
the red line doesn't work if the rebels are the guilty party.
Please explain.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#900558 May 10, 2013
flack wrote:
Hello! TAP TAP Testing 1 2 3 Is this thing working?
Coming in loud and clear.
Barnes

Haverhill, MA

#900559 May 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
the red line doesn't work if the rebels are the being victimized.
Who me?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#900560 May 10, 2013
American forces on 'stand by' for possible deployment to Tripoli, Libya. Seems things are really heating up over there.

CBSRADIONEWS

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#900561 May 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
the red line doesn't work if the rebels are the guilty party.
Whatever you say Mr. Wizard!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#900562 May 10, 2013
WOW wrote:
Lennon (2006).
It hardly needs re-stating that Hollywood is driven by the desire for dollars rather than artistic integrity.
Duh!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#900563 May 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Please explain.
U.N. has testimony that Syrian rebels used sarin gas: investigator

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/05/us-...

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#900564 May 10, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Looks like Lincoln stuck it to you pretty good babe__are you going to apologize? Or change the subject.
I wonder how many CIA bases were attacked while shrub was POTUS? You do know that Woods and Doherty died defending the CIA base and not the consulate right?
That sort of stuff is usually kept secret, having the names of the operatives and contractors made public kinda ruins their gig.
Maybe you should do your own homework for a change. You're a big boy now.

Look up the number of U.S. embassies attacked last year.

Begin with Egypt and work your way up to Benghazi.

In the meantime, don't play with jack hammers.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#900565 May 10, 2013
Barnes wrote:
<quoted text>
Who me?
wrong State.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#900566 May 10, 2013
flack wrote:
American forces on 'stand by' for possible deployment to Tripoli, Libya. Seems things are really heating up over there.
CBSRADIONEWS
Well, that's one way to get our minds of a major coverup.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#900567 May 10, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi flack. Sorry it took so long to get back to you.
Yes, I did see it. It definitely would be a major breakthrough. Game changing in fact. Just don't think I'd want to be the guinea pig.
But I'll stay tuned and keep up on it for sure.
Not a problem. New stuff coming out every day. It's exciting.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#900568 May 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
U.N. has testimony that Syrian rebels used sarin gas: investigator
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/05/us-...
OK, but please explain your previous statement that "the red line doesn't work if the rebels are the guilty party."

Is Obama's "red line" one-way only?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#900569 May 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
IRS is the Obama Gestapo.
2006....

As The IRS Targets A Liberal Church, Right-Wing Churches Are Left Alone

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russell-shaw/as...

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