Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264861 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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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#905827 May 18, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
Vivian said hello ghost....
Sorry, oven head but you have become way to bizarre to even talk to. Go limp on down the street. Shoo psycho. BYE
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#905829 May 18, 2013
FOXbot disappointment.

Resonance Resistant

Whether one thinks the demiscandals being howled about in Washington should or should not resonate more widely, they don’t.

According to a Gallup report released Thursday,“The amount of attention Americans are paying to the I.R.S. and the Benghazi situations is well below the average for news stories Gallup has tracked over the years.”(The Associated Press phone records case wasn’t mentioned.) Why might this be? I have a few theories:

CREDIBILITY

People know that the Internal Revenue Service is the conservatives’ bogeyman. It’s the agency that collects the taxes that Republicans hate so much. Some Americans see taxes as, at worst, a necessary nuisance; Republicans see them as an absolute evil. The I.R.S. is the agency that collects the wealth from “us” for the government to redistribute to “them.” As National Journal pointed out Friday,“The agency also implements much of the country’s social policy through the tax code.” We all know that anything with “social” in its name activates the conservative gag reflex.

And on the Associated Press front, it just doesn’t ring true to have Republicans standing up as defenders of the “lame-stream media.” It’s like the person with the club feigning common cause with the baby seal. People just don’t buy it.

Furthermore, Republicans have exhibited a near-pathological need to say anything, no matter how outlandish, that would invalidate the Obama presidency. This has left them with little credibility now that there may be legitimate problems. This is the story of the political party that cried “Kenyan.”

COMPLEXITY

Where is Benghazi? Seriously, folks, quickly point it out on a map. Thought so. Now, to the controversy: the talking points — what they said, and the machination of how that was altered, and whether Al Qaeda should have been immediately blamed, and whether the word “terror” should have had an “-ist” or an “-ism.” Seeking to find the killers of four dead Americans is honorable; endless testimony about a fussed-over script used to explain the tragedy is mind-numbing.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/18/opinion/blo... ;
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#905830 May 18, 2013
UNPOPULARITY

It is clear that the Justice Department overreached on the Associated Press scandal and that its strong-arm tactics are likely to have a chilling effect. But Americans are not big fans of mass media. A November Gallup poll found that only a fourth of Americans rate the honesty and ethical standards of journalists highly. Even bankers ranked higher.

As for Tea Party groups that received extra scrutiny from the I.R.S., an Associated Press-GfK poll released last month found that fewer than a fourth of Americans say they support the group. The Tea Party may well be passé.

The policy issue is a different story, as The Washington Post pointed out this week:“In 2010, the Supreme Court’s landmark ‘Citizens United’ decision cleared the way for corporations and labor unions to raise and spend unlimited sums of money, and register for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(4).”

That decision was extremely unpopular. An ABC News/Washington Post poll released nearly a month after the decision was handed down found that 80 percent of Americans opposed it.

So an unpopular movement applied for tax-exempt status under conditions made possible by an unpopular court decision, in order to influence politics with unfathomable amounts money from unnamed donors? Good luck gaining sympathy for that.

ZEALOTRY

The Congressional Tea Party Caucus founder, Michele Bachmann, who never misses a chance to say something asinine, suggested to the conservative site wnd.com that it was “reasonable” to worry that the I.R.S. might use Obamacare to kill conservatives.

The article reads, in part:

“Since the I.R.S. also is the chief enforcer of Obamacare requirements, she asked whether the I.R.S.’s admission means it ‘will deny or delay access to health care’ for conservatives. At this point, she said, that ‘is a reasonable question to ask.’”

“Reasonable” and “Bachmann” don’t even belong in the same conversation, let alone the same sentence, and yet she remains one of the most visible spokeswomen for the movement.

Even former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warned Republicans against overreaching. In an NPR interview that aired Friday, Gingrich, referring to the impeachment of President Clinton, said,“I think we overreached in ’98 — how’s that for a quote you can use?”

He continued, advising his party to be “calm and factual.” Ha! That’s too rich, and too late. Republicans are already invoking the I-word.

Republicans are their own worst enemies at times like these, unable to leave well-enough alone, and missing chances to honestly engage the public as they race off the cliff in the supercharged outrage machine.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/18/opinion/blo... ;
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#905831 May 18, 2013
"Furthermore, Republicans have exhibited a near-pathological need to say anything, no matter how outlandish, that would invalidate the Obama presidency. This has left them with little credibility now that there may be legitimate problems. This is the story of the political party that cried “Kenyan.”"

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/18/opinion/blo... ;

crying wolf a thousand times leaves you with no room left to cry at all.

so how is it that FOXbots can't see that reality?
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#905832 May 18, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> yeah. The first one is a true leader and the second one is a clown. Good post!
So one idiot confirming another about an idiot president pretending that he actually cared about all of the innocent men and women that he sent to their deaths because of his greed and lies. Bush-Cheney were as bad as Saddam maybe a little dumber and better liars..Still idiots like you and Galt show your blind loyality and absolutely no respect for the sacrificed...Obama got our real enemy and that was what it was all about. You and Galt are shameful garbage in my and most Americans book..
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#905833 May 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
FOXbot disappointment.
Resonance Resistant
Whether one thinks the demiscandals being howled about in Washington should or should not resonate more widely, they don’t.
According to a Gallup report released Thursday,“The amount of attention Americans are paying to the I.R.S. and the Benghazi situations is well below the average for news stories Gallup has tracked over the years.”(The Associated Press phone records case wasn’t mentioned.) Why might this be? I have a few theories:
CREDIBILITY
People know that the Internal Revenue Service is the conservatives’ bogeyman. It’s the agency that collects the taxes that Republicans hate so much. Some Americans see taxes as, at worst, a necessary nuisance; Republicans see them as an absolute evil. The I.R.S. is the agency that collects the wealth from “us” for the government to redistribute to “them.” As National Journal pointed out Friday,“The agency also implements much of the country’s social policy through the tax code.” We all know that anything with “social” in its name activates the conservative gag reflex.
And on the Associated Press front, it just doesn’t ring true to have Republicans standing up as defenders of the “lame-stream media.” It’s like the person with the club feigning common cause with the baby seal. People just don’t buy it.
Furthermore, Republicans have exhibited a near-pathological need to say anything, no matter how outlandish, that would invalidate the Obama presidency. This has left them with little credibility now that there may be legitimate problems. This is the story of the political party that cried “Kenyan.”
COMPLEXITY
Where is Benghazi? Seriously, folks, quickly point it out on a map. Thought so. Now, to the controversy: the talking points — what they said, and the machination of how that was altered, and whether Al Qaeda should have been immediately blamed, and whether the word “terror” should have had an “-ist” or an “-ism.” Seeking to find the killers of four dead Americans is honorable; endless testimony about a fussed-over script used to explain the tragedy is mind-numbing.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/18/opinion/blo... ;
Thanks Sonic.
Stoneman

Boise, ID

#905834 May 18, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok. Back to the basics. The second derivative is acceleration, dufus.
Now, take this new knowledge and review your ignorant comments.
Do not explain ANYTHING TECHNICAL to a leftist.

It frightens them.

That's why most genuine engineers/physicists/mathemati cians (at least the ones I've worked with for over 30 years) are conservative.

Facts don't scare us.
PSALM 37

Nashville, NC

#905835 May 18, 2013
Psalm 37
Instruction in Wisdom
Davidic.
1 Do not be agitated by evildoers; do not envy those who do wrong. 2 For they wither quickly like grass and wilt like tender green plants.
3 Trust in the LORD and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely. 4 Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you your heart’s desires.
5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will act, 6 making your righteousness shine like the dawn, your justice like the noonday.
7 Be silent before the LORD and wait expectantly for Him; do not be agitated by one who prospers in his way, by the man who carries out evil plans.
8 Refrain from anger and give up &#8970;your&#8971; rage; do not be agitated—it can only bring harm. 9 For evildoers will be destroyed, but those who put their hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
10 A little while, and the wicked person will be no more; though you look for him, he will not be there. 11 But the humble will inherit the land and will enjoy abundant prosperity.
12 The wicked person schemes against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him. 13 The Lord laughs at him because He sees that his day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn the sword and strung the bow to bring down the afflicted and needy and to slaughter those whose way is upright. 15 Their swords will enter their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.
16 The little that the righteous man has is better than the abundance of many wicked people. 17 For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD supports the righteous.
18 The LORD watches over the blameless all their days, and their inheritance will last forever. 19 They will not be disgraced in times of adversity; they will be satisfied in days of hunger.
20 But the wicked will perish; the LORD’s enemies, like the glory of the pastures, will fade away— they will fade away like smoke.
21 The wicked man borrows and does not repay, but the righteous one is gracious and giving. 22 Those who are blessed by Him will inherit the land, but those cursed by Him will be destroyed.
23 A man’s steps are established by the LORD, and He takes pleasure in his way. 24 Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, because the LORD holds his hand.
25 I have been young and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous abandoned or his children begging for bread. 26 He is always generous, always lending, and his children are a blessing.
27 Turn away from evil and do what is good, and dwell there forever. 28 For the LORD loves justice and will not abandon His faithful ones. They are kept safe forever, but the children of the wicked will be destroyed. 29 The righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it permanently.
30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom; his tongue speaks what is just. 31 The instruction of his God is in his heart; his steps do not falter.
32 The wicked one lies in wait for the righteous and seeks to kill him; 33 the LORD will not leave him in the power of the wicked one or allow him to be condemned when he is judged.
34 Wait for the LORD and keep His way, and He will exalt you to inherit the land. You will watch when the wicked are destroyed.
35 I have seen a wicked, violent man well-rooted like a flourishing native tree. 36 Then I passed by and noticed he was gone; I searched for him, but he could not be found.
37 Watch the blameless and observe the upright, for the man of peace will have a future. 38 But transgressors will all be eliminated; the future of the wicked will be destroyed.
39 The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD, their refuge in a time of distress. 40 The LORD helps and delivers them; He will deliver them from the wicked and will save them because they take refuge in Him.
Psalms 37:1-40 (HCSB)
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#905836 May 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
"Furthermore, Republicans have exhibited a near-pathological need to say anything, no matter how outlandish, that would invalidate the Obama presidency. This has left them with little credibility now that there may be legitimate problems. This is the story of the political party that cried “Kenyan.”"
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/18/opinion/blo... ;
crying wolf a thousand times leaves you with no room left to cry at all.
so how is it that FOXbots can't see that reality?
They are obviously wrapped to tight in hatred, bogotry and having their lunch handed to them by Obama twice only fueled that hatred.More and more Americans are starting to see that as the conservatives panic and get more desperate with all of their wild accusations and lies.If they wern't such a pathetic bunch it would be funny, their party basically appeals to the clowns we encounter on here daily and those idiots will never get anyone elected other than the deep south. It can only get worse for them.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#905837 May 18, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks Sonic.
somehow very appropriate to watch black journalists nail the nutjobs to the wall.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#905838 May 18, 2013
Stoneman wrote:
<quoted text>
Do not explain ANYTHING TECHNICAL to a leftist.
It frightens them.
That's why most genuine engineers/physicists/mathemati cians (at least the ones I've worked with for over 30 years) are conservative.
Facts don't scare us.
Wishful thinking on your part and as usual wrong. Liberals are far smarter.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#905839 May 18, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, oven head but you have become way to bizarre to even talk to. Go limp on down the street. Shoo psycho. BYE
You are a special ghost... Heather knows you are a moron...
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#905840 May 18, 2013
PSALM 37 wrote:
Psalm 37
Instruction in Wisdom
Davidic.
1 Do not be agitated by evildoers; do not envy those who do wrong. 2 For they wither quickly like grass and wilt like tender green plants.
3 Trust in the LORD and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely. 4 Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you your heart’s desires.
5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will act, 6 making your righteousness shine like the dawn, your justice like the noonday.
7 Be silent before the LORD and wait expectantly for Him; do not be agitated by one who prospers in his way, by the man who carries out evil plans.
8 Refrain from anger and give up &#8970;your&#8971; rage; do not be agitated—it can only bring harm. 9 For evildoers will be destroyed, but those who put their hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
10 A little while, and the wicked person will be no more; though you look for him, he will not be there. 11 But the humble will inherit the land and will enjoy abundant prosperity.
12 The wicked person schemes against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him. 13 The Lord laughs at him because He sees that his day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn the sword and strung the bow to bring down the afflicted and needy and to slaughter those whose way is upright. 15 Their swords will enter their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.
16 The little that the righteous man has is better than the abundance of many wicked people. 17 For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD supports the righteous.
18 The LORD watches over the blameless all their days, and their inheritance will last forever. 19 They will not be disgraced in times of adversity; they will be satisfied in days of hunger.
20 But the wicked will perish; the LORD’s enemies, like the glory of the pastures, will fade away— they will fade away like smoke.
21 The wicked man borrows and does not repay, but the righteous one is gracious and giving. 22 Those who are blessed by Him will inherit the land, but those cursed by Him will be destroyed.
23 A man’s steps are established by the LORD, and He takes pleasure in his way. 24 Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, because the LORD holds his hand.
25 I have been young and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous abandoned or his children begging for bread. 26 He is always generous, always lending, and his children are a blessing.
27 Turn away from evil and do what is good, and dwell there forever. 28 For the LORD loves justice and will not abandon His faithful ones. They are kept safe forever, but the children of the wicked will be destroyed. 29 The righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it permanently.
30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom; his tongue speaks what is just. 31 The instruction of his God is in his heart; his steps do not falter.
32 The wicked one lies in wait for the righteous and seeks to kill him; 33 the LORD will not leave him in the power of the wicked one or allow him to be condemned when he is judged.
34 Wait for the LORD and keep His way, and He will exalt you to inherit the land. You will watch when the wicked are destroyed.
35 I have seen a wicked, violent man well-rooted like a flourishing native tree. 36 Then I passed by and noticed he was gone; I searched for him, but he could not be found.
37 Watch the blameless and observe the upright, for the man of peace will have a future. 38 But transgressors will all be eliminated; the future of the wicked will be destroyed.
39 The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD, their refuge in a time of distress. 40 The LORD helps and delivers them; He will deliver them from the wicked and will save them because they take refuge in Him.
Psalms 37:1-40 (HCSB)
Mumbo jumbo, from your imaginary sky God..LMAO
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#905841 May 18, 2013
sonicfiller is a genuine nutcase... sonicfiller always uses his: "I am an idiot" defense...
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#905842 May 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
somehow very appropriate to watch black journalists nail the nutjobs to the wall.
Agree.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#905843 May 18, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
They are obviously wrapped to tight in hatred, bogotry and having their lunch handed to them by Obama twice only fueled that hatred.More and more Americans are starting to see that as the conservatives panic and get more desperate with all of their wild accusations and lies.If they wern't such a pathetic bunch it would be funny, their party basically appeals to the clowns we encounter on here daily and those idiots will never get anyone elected other than the deep south. It can only get worse for them.
Obama bin Lying...

Chris Matthews: Obama Likes Giving Speeches More Than He Likes Leading.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#905844 May 18, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Mumbo jumbo, from your imaginary sky God..LMAO
You are pathetic, you an old fool ranting against his failures and miserable condition ghost... You have trained all you miserable life to be this stupid....
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#905845 May 18, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Agree.
You have to admit ghost - Obama, Hillary, Susan Rice and Carney do what they do best is LIE. YOU too moron...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#905846 May 18, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Mumbo jumbo, from your imaginary sky God..LMAO
Your obsession and addiction to idiot and stupid is Not only amusing, but curious ghost... You have no brains ghost.. They have rotted off your ass...

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

United States

#905847 May 18, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
Vivian said hello ghost....
Tell Vivian her neighbor from the past said hi.

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