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

#904818 May 16, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Shame on you again.
I am simply a believer and do not label myself any kind of specific believer.
I supported Romney the first time around and the last time around.
Anyone can be opposed to abortion without being a conservative.
Anyone can favor prayer anywhere.
Anyone can favor home schooling whether they do it or not.
You have appointed yourself the judge and jury of anyone and everyone who believes something different than you other than politics.
Your socialists/economics remark is simply off the charts.
And all this time, I thought we were on same side.
Galt favors lower taxes, smaller government, and the right of the individual to make his own decisions about his own life, free of government interference.

Once you support government control over the individual, you cannot be selective.

As to abortion, it is thoroughly immoral and disgusting, but none of the government's business.

Or mine, if others choose to murder their own children.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#904819 May 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The abortion issue is an albatross that costs Republicans elections.
Just like gun control for Democrats, but even worse.
The Republican Party platform should ignore the issue.
Unless and until the majority of Americans snap out of their Obama-induced semi-coma and conservatives can get it across to them that the liberal mentality will make their lives much worse than much better, I agree with you.

Most of us knew things were going to have to get really bad before they got better, and it looks like that might happen sooner than expected.

But once the majority has their heads on straight, I would be in full support of Congress overturning Roe v Wade and giving the issue to the states letting each state vote on it.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#904820 May 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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I will certainly blame those "Christians" who stayed home because they didn't like Romney's religion.
And I will too. Already have. But I'm not convinced there were that many to make a difference in the outcome.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#904821 May 16, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
If it makes you feel any better, Galt, it makes me mad too if, in fact, fundamenatlist Christians did not vote for Romney just because he is a Mormon.
I'm assuming you have statistics showing these particular people made that big of a difference in the outcome?
Far fewer people voted for Romney than voted for McCain.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#904823 May 16, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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you should know about dry panties.
Wow, did you even feel a little breeze when what I posted went sailing over your head?

I told you to put on dry panties because you were wetting yourself over something that was, well, dumb.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#904824 May 16, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Unless and until the majority of Americans snap out of their Obama-induced semi-coma and conservatives can get it across to them that the liberal mentality will make their lives much worse than much better, I agree with you.
Most of us knew things were going to have to get really bad before they got better, and it looks like that might happen sooner than expected.
But once the majority has their heads on straight, I would be in full support of Congress overturning Roe v Wade and giving the issue to the states letting each state vote on it.
Congress has no ability to overturn any Supreme Court decision.

Stop tilting at windmills.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#904825 May 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Galt favors lower taxes, smaller government, and the right of the individual to make his own decisions about his own life, free of government interference.
Once you support government control over the individual, you cannot be selective.
As to abortion, it is thoroughly immoral and disgusting, but none of the government's business.
Or mine, if others choose to murder their own children.
Well, as it turns out, we are still on the same side.

I just want the abortion issue to be a states rights issue. That way, the federal government does stay out of it and the people decide. The majority would rule in each state - like it or not.

You can always move to another state if you don't like the outcome either way. And many states would vote against it making getting an abortion a little less convenient.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#904827 May 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Congress has no ability to overturn any Supreme Court decision.
Stop tilting at windmills.
There are three ways to overturn Roe v. Wade:

A constitutional amendment — That requires a two-thirds majority vote in each House of Congress followed by ratification by three-fourths of the states.

Getting the U.S. Supreme to reverse its previous decision — This is by far the hardest method of overturning Roe v. Wade, since judges are typically reluctant to reverse their own decisions or the decisions of their predecessors. Some have suggested appointing at least five solidly pro-life justices who would be willing to vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. This has already shown itself to be unworkable.

Passing a law based on Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution to limit the jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court — This requires a simple majority of both Houses of Congress and the president’s signature. If the president vetoes the bill, the veto can be overridden by two thirds of each House.

Overturning Roe v. Wade under Article III, Section 2 is less difficult than the constitutional amendment or rying to get the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse itself.

The problem is getting the support of the majority of Americans - a significant majority. That's why it wasn't overturned in 2005. The Republicans had the majority, but the bill still didn't pass. The concern was not enough people being on board and the backlash it might cause.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#904828 May 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Far fewer people voted for Romney than voted for McCain.
Romney was the right candidate at the right time. But Obama's campaign team had three years to prepare smearing him. Romney didn't react fast enough and hlet several golden opportunities slip through his fingers.

You have to remember he had a significant lead before Hurricane Sandy took the wind out of his campaign, literally, and Obama got to take the spotlight just weeks before the election.

A lot of factors went into Romney losing the election and why we're still living in a parallel universe.

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Since: Aug 11

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#904830 May 16, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Romney was the right candidate at the right time. But Obama's campaign team had three years to prepare smearing him. Romney didn't react fast enough and hlet several golden opportunities slip through his fingers.
You have to remember he had a significant lead before Hurricane Sandy took the wind out of his campaign, literally, and Obama got to take the spotlight just weeks before the election.
A lot of factors went into Romney losing the election and why we're still living in a parallel universe.
Romney was a loser from the Start besides is a Massachusetts Liberal within the Republican Party and the worst kind especially from Massachusetts.

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American Lady

Danville, KY

#904831 May 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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I will certainly blame those "Christians" who stayed home because they didn't like Romney's religion.
A "Christian"
IS
a
CHRISTIAN ...

NO MATTER the denomination!

Just like a muslim IS a muslim
NO MATTER ... be he a so called peaceful one OR not!
He is AGAINST ALL AMERICANS ...

THEY are out to KILL "US" ...

the 0 IS a muslim!

A "mormon" beats the HELL ...[in INTEGRITY]... out of a "muslim" ...
ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#904833 May 16, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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CBS is just p.o.'ed ABC got the jump on them covering the real story about the WH and State Department changing the CIA report to exclude all references to a terrorist attack.
This story has no legs. Lame, in other words.
well since you're expert on stories with no legs.....
PDUPONT

Holyoke, MA

#904834 May 17, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Who denied urgent requests for more security a month before the attack?
Why were they left without more security?
Why did they have to beg for more security?
Who was behind making all those decisions?
What was the motive behind lying about a video?
We still know nothing. The president knows nothing. And Hillary knows nothing.
HEY STUPID! Who cut funding for diplomatic security? It was the GOP!
PDUPONT

Holyoke, MA

#904835 May 17, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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You gotta love Boehner.
"Now, my question isn't about who's going to resign. My question is who's going to jail over this scandal?"
The commissioner who was fired just gets to resign a month earlier.
That fixes everything.
What scandal nitwit? All of the right wing groups got their tax exempt status. Since when is exercising due diligence and making sure that a group that's seeking tax exemption is what it purports to be?

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#904839 May 17, 2013
Four Better Ways To Spend The $55 Million Wasted On Votes To Repeal The Affordable Care Act

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/05/15/20...
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#904840 May 17, 2013
Typical libtard in propaganda and meltdown mode:
GOPIdiots wrote:
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Quite comfortable knowing that morans like you will continue to deliver GOP defeat.
Americans think the Tea Party are loons.
POLL: TEA PARTY LESS POPULAR THAN MUSLIMS, ATHEISTS, 21 OTHER GROUPS | The debt ceiling deal has left the Tea Party more disliked than ever, as a recent New York Times poll shows. In April, 2010, 21 percent of Americans approved of the Tea Party while 18 percent disapproved of it. Now, 20 percent approve while a stunning 40 percent disapprove of it. Ironically, the conservative movement is now more unpopular than two often-marginalized groups it sometimes rails against — Muslims and atheists — and is the least popular of the 23 groups the poll asked about:
The Tea Party ranks lower than any of the 23 other groups we asked about — lower than both Republicans and Democrats. It is even less popular than much maligned groups like “atheists” and “Muslims.” Interestingly, one group that approaches it in unpopularity is the Christian Right.
By the way, can you please enlighten me as to all the social welfare going on by these Tea Turd groups? Why are they seeking tax emept status when they are so obviously political organizations.
Lincoln

United States

#904841 May 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Four Better Ways To Spend The $55 Million Wasted On Votes To Repeal The Affordable Care Act
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/05/15/20...
won't pass the senate
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#904842 May 17, 2013
GOPIdiots wrote:
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Magic Negro?
Where do people get the idea that the GOP is full of wrinkled old angry racists?
Hey hypocrite.

Hairball Reid called Obama the:

light skinned N E G R O with no N E G R O dialect

That wasn't racist, right moron?
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#904843 May 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The abortion issue is an albatross that costs Republicans elections.
Just like gun control for Democrats, but even worse.
The Republican Party platform should ignore the issue.
Soooo the answer is power at all cost? Abandon all of your alleged principles, morals and beliefs. That's the Republican way. Keep your collective heads up the very richest azzes, while ignoring the women and working class...Yea that's the ticket hypocritical, fanatical azzwipe.

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#904844 May 17, 2013
So, what criminal activities will Obama, Holder, Kathleen Sebelius and the Democrat Party undertake this week?

LeftWhiners are supporting our government exposing confidential donor lists so Obama's political hacks and mindless robots who are also government employees high and low can criminally harass people on Obama's enemy list.

Talk about Nixonian!

Obama makes what Nixon did look like mild.

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