Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1251673 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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Whatever

Gering, NE

#907687 May 20, 2013
Evidence Against Co-Conspirator Spy James Rosen (a reporter) Includes Fact That He Flattered His Source and Played Into His Vanity.

Holder needs to resign ASAP

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#907688 May 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Unions should pay taxes on all their income.
Personally I think no one should pay tax on their income.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#907689 May 20, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
Obama approval rating back to 50%. Seems no matter what/how much Fox/Republicans throw at em, the people see through their BS.
Nice link, spoofer.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#907690 May 20, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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i'll shut up when the right wing talking points disappear.
and it's not like i started it. i think we remember the birther movement that started in August, 2008. and OMG the day after Obama's inauguration before he'd done one thing, beyond shutting down the Bush Executive Order to hide Presidential records, it was like: We hate him already, though we're not sure why yet beyond the black thing, but let's screw him over big time!
and ever since....a deluge of fantasy based right wing 'talking points'.
These are not "talking points" and that is your problem.

The reports, the emails, requests to spy on reporters are documented.

They are very REAL
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#907691 May 20, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The one dismal benefit of this particular NotSufficientlyTaxExemptGate pseudocrisis may be that, as with all screw ups or distortions or outright abuses of government power, it's only discovered to be Very Very Bad when a conservative somewhere finds themselves on the receiving end of it. Under the last administration, protesting against the Iraq War got you put on an actual Pentagon list of possible terrorist threats, and nobody from the other side of the aisle gave a flying f--k. Quakers got put on that one. Effing Quakers. The uncanny nature by which the Terror Alert Level got itself raised before important elections or other politically helpful dates didn't result in outrage even after one of the architects of the Rainbow of Terror admitted that yes, he was pressured to do exactly that.
And yes, as others have pointed out, one of the vanishingly few times the IRS ever investigated a church for possible violations of their nonpartisan, nonprofit status it was for an anti-war sermon, during the Bush administration, two days before the election that won Bush a second term. That wasn't a scandal either. During the same year the IRS launched an investigation of the NAACP for opposing Bush's reelection. No Republicans were calling for Bush to resign over that particular outrage.
The Fast and Furious program, long been peddled by current Republicans as the worstest scandal to hit anything anywhere until the next worstest scandal, started under Bush. Nobody gives a damn. During the Bush administration, there were 13 terror attacks on U.S. diplomatic compounds (not including Iraq or Afghanistan), killing 98. You couldn't find a Republican lawmaker then who could even tell you what the talking points for a particular bombing or rocket attack or armed assault were at the time, much less one who decided that the real scandal was whether administration officials classified the attack as a "terrorist attack" or an "act of terror" in the days afterwards, and what might that difference mean? I mean, for f--ks sake, Issa. For f--k's sake. At long last, sir, have no sense of—oh, forget it.
What's this? In trying to track down illegal leaks of classified information, the Department of Justice obtained reporter phone records? Yeah, that's nasty. And it's funny how that keeps happening; under the Bush administration, the FBI did it to the New York Times. It was under the Bush administration, in fact, that we decided government could obtain all phone records, nationwide, and no longer even needed a reason for doing it, and if they had done it illegally—oops!—then we passed a damn law making it legal after-the-fact and immunizing all the people who did it. That's how much of a non-scandal it turned out to be. We were so damn helpful that we passed laws allowing government to break laws.
What about the very Department of Justice itself being politicized—being intentionally populated with members of a single ideology while removing less stalwartly ideological members? That happened. That was a damn fine example of, in McConnell's parlance, an administration using the powers of government to "squelch" their ideological opponents. It was almost a true scandal, even, given how overt it was and how close the architects were to the White House itself. Almost, anyway, but you'd be surprised at how quickly we can get over these things.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/19/1208...
And don't forget Operation Castaway which never served Republican interests yet did far more damage than did Fast and Furious.

Gun shows are apparently off limits to scandals eh?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#907692 May 20, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"silly"
Maybe liquor stores in Florida do not sell liquor, beer, wine spots, but in Washington State some of those outlets do sell lottery tickets.
Peace
KMA
California supermarkets sell lottery tickets and beer/wine/liquor.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#907693 May 20, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
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She should be charged and convicted
Florida Statutory Rape:
A child under 16 years of age cannot consent to sexual activity, regardless of the age of the defendant.
"Aphellion"
You are wasting your time. "silly" is on record, she has posted that on this thread that she sees no crime when a teacher has sex with a student. In her mind the teacher is doing the student a favor.
Peace
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#907694 May 20, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> For the last time . No other president had a Marine in Dress Blues hold the umbrella which is totally inappropriate. And in his right hand too.
RealDave is verifiable not military..

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#907695 May 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I am in favor of more training for police officers to handle different situations; especially educating them in how to de escalate a situation rather than always just shoot to kill.
They have killed innocent unarmed suicide victims in their zeal to use their firearms; one man in my town had a cell phone in his hand, they said it was a gun, they pumped 30 rounds into him.
Just awful.
"silly"
Please post a source, that backs up your claim the police "pumped 30 rounds into him".
Peace
KMA
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#907696 May 20, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"John Galt"
Why are you such a hater? The police have arrested you when you broke the law? Police officers are like all others, there are good ones, mediocre ones and a few bad apples.
Peace
The police are more interested in harassing law-abiding citizens over petty traffic issues than in preventing crime.

The police have absolutely no concept of individual rights under the Fourth and Fifth Amendments and routinely abuse those rights.

The police all too often use excessive force. A classic example is overuse of Tasers to punish people, notwithstanding that Tasers are not non-lethal, but just less lethal than guns.

Want more?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#907697 May 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
This is your true confession.
Stay away from Boy Scouts or I'll report you.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#907698 May 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you're one of his fans?
Quel surpris.
Fan? No. I'm not a fan.

You're the one that blows.

Give the Boy Messiah a call. Your country needs you.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#907699 May 20, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Personally I think no one should pay tax on their income.
Good point. But your Fair Tax sales tax should be charged on union dues payments.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#907700 May 20, 2013
The title of IG report is

Inappropriate Criteria Were Used to Identify Tax-Exempt Applicants for Review

or as we have been saying -the IRS targeted conservative groups

http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/20...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#907701 May 20, 2013
Large tornado still remains on the ground in OK. Winds are 200 mph

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#907702 May 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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By the way, the parents are not doing their daughter any favor by confessing and attacking the family of the victim.
"John Galt"
The daughter who molested the underage girl did her no favors, no matter what "silly" may say.
Peace
KMA
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#907703 May 20, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"silly"
Please post a source, that backs up your claim the police "pumped 30 rounds into him".
Peace
KMA
New York cops shot the bad guy seven times and the hostage once. No shots fired at cop.

If the shot that killed the girl was the eighth shot, or the seventh, was it really necessary?

Was the cop tested for drugs, including steroids? Most cops look like roid rage victims.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#907704 May 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Moocher Eed won't tell us why he is so upset about a marine holding an umbrella for Obama yet not when other Presidents did it.
RealDave is verifiable not military.. certified idiot.. not military..

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#907705 May 20, 2013
Foe any idiot who is still so ignorant they don't know the media is outright lying to you to pull the wool over your eyes about Obama:

"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."
Barack Obama, July 2, 2008.

The stunning comments from (then) Democrat Sen. Barack Obama that the United States needs a 'civilian national security force' that would be as powerful, strong and well-funded as the half-trillion dollar United States Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force have mysteriously disappeared from published transcripts of the speech.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#907706 May 20, 2013
Another IG report out today. This ones states explicitly that former US Attroney Dennis Burke intent at leaking a classified memo was to smear Fast and Furious whistle blower ATFE agent Dobson.

" We also concluded that Burke’s disclosure of the Dodson memorandum to Levine was likely motivated by a desire to undermine Dodson’s public criticisms of Operation Fast and Furious. Although Burke denied to congressional investigators that he had any retaliatory motive for his actions, we found substantial evidence to the contrary…

In sum, we found that Burke violated Department policy when he provided the Dodson memorandum to Fox News reporter Levine without Department approval, and that his explanations for why he did not believe his actions were improper were not credible. We believe this misconduct to be particularly egregious because of Burke’s apparent effort to undermine the credibility of Dodson’s significant public disclosures about the failures in Operation Fast and Furious…

We found Burke’s conduct in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to be inappropriate for a Department employee and wholly unbefitting a U.S. Attorney."

p 17

http://www.justice.gov/oig/reports/2013/s1305...

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