Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#908023 May 21, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Coburn spokesman John Hart on Monday evening confirmed that the senator will seek to ensure that any additional funding for tornado disaster relief in Oklahoma be offset by cuts to federal spending elsewhere in the budget.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/20/okla...
I wonder where the Republicans will want to take the funding? Certainly not Obamacare.

When they fought tooth & nail to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, they didn't fund that. Rich people OK, hurt & devastated people - not so much.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#908024 May 21, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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I'm getting really tired of this broken record.
Pay attention.
Bush, the UN and Intel all agreed Saddam had WMDs.
111 Democrats agreed with the UN, Intel and Bush.
The Democrats passed the Resolution to give Bush the authority to take down Saddam - which was the only original mission.
The enemy declared Iraq the frontlines.
The Iraq War then became about defeating the enemy.
If Bush lied, the UN lied and 111 Democrats lied.
Everyone knew Saddam had the capabilities to possess WMDs and would have them again.
Not finding them did not mean they were never there or were somewhere else.
A handful of Democrats lied to you saying Bush lied to them. Most of them did not. Only the ones who had an election to win.
It's the same pattern now. Win at all costs.
Your party lied to you then and they are lying to you now.
So please change the record.
They were bullied, lied to, cajoled and if you were in an election year not a good time to go against a president with an 80% approval rating. If you weren't for the Iraq war you were deemed unpatriotic. Look how the Dixie Chicks were villified.

Bush, well Cheney and Rove and the other rightwing chickenhawks used all these factors to start the war with Iraq.

Dummies like you are still buying the bullsh!t.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#908025 May 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> I new you wouldn't answer. I know the answer. Will you admit it?
Below is what you requested.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-...
Since the president is spending money like it grows on trees, I suggest he hire a butler to hold his umbrella.
The Marine's sole function is to protect the president. Obviously, to any person connected to the real world, this sole function was severely impeded.
Perhaps Obama thinks he doesn't need Marines to protect him. I've got a simple solution. Don't deploy Marines to the White House.
This is nothing more than more evidence that Obama is an elitist with a medieval mentality that categorizes everyone outside of his ruling elite circle as peasants... bound to the land.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#908026 May 21, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm getting really tired of this broken record.
Pay attention.
Bush, the UN and Intel all agreed Saddam had WMDs.
111 Democrats agreed with the UN, Intel and Bush.
The Democrats passed the Resolution to give Bush the authority to take down Saddam - which was the only original mission.
The enemy declared Iraq the frontlines.
The Iraq War then became about defeating the enemy.
If Bush lied, the UN lied and 111 Democrats lied.
Everyone knew Saddam had the capabilities to possess WMDs and would have them again.
Not finding them did not mean they were never there or were somewhere else.
A handful of Democrats lied to you saying Bush lied to them. Most of them did not. Only the ones who had an election to win.
It's the same pattern now. Win at all costs.
Your party lied to you then and they are lying to you now.
So please change the record.
So are we. STFU
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#908028 May 21, 2013
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#908029 May 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> The other side of the border.
Flack, as usual, doesn't understand.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#908031 May 21, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
don't you find it telling that you say 'three years'?
Yep, because as soon as Obama is out of office in 3 years they won't give a sh!t, besides it will be time to attack Hillary then for 8 years.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#908032 May 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
For every person that voted for Obama because he is black, there are more that voted agast him for that same reason.
LOL. yes, they ignored the lack of real world non-academic experience, his secretive and guarded past and relationships with known terrorists like Ayers and bigots like Wright, and said, "damn--the only reason I'm not voting for Obama is because he is half black."
Jane Says

New York, NY

#908034 May 21, 2013
One of the most disturbing things about the IRS targeting Obama's political enemies for persecution is that many liberals seem to be perfectly fine with illegitimately using the power of government to hurt their political enemies.

Certainly, no one in the IRS or in the upper echelons of the Obama Administration had a problem with doing exactly that since no one at the IRS was punished for targeting Tea Party groups until a big stink was raised publicly.

This is extremely disturbing because it shows a lack of respect for the Constitution, the rule of law and even for democracy itself.

When you start to conclude that it's okay for your side to ignore the law, break the rules and defeat your political enemies by any means necessary, you're veering into dangerous territory. It's dangerous because a republic can't function over the long haul when one side of the political debate is treated as above the law.

Either the law applies equally to both sides of the political debate or good people will begin to feel that they have no choice other than to operate outside the law in order to get justice.

now,“Imagine for a moment if black civil-rights organizations, gay groups or teachers unions were targeted by the IRS.”

The White House would have started a MAJOR investigation in seconds.

But every day we see President Obama and his henchmen doing nothing but stonewalling what happened with the IRS, the AP phone snooping, Benghazi, etc.

Obama just continues to do what he does best — make speeches.

Jonah Goldberg, NY Post

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#908035 May 21, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>See this is the problem with rightwingers/Republicans, this has been their goal since the day he was elected. Aint never gonna happen. More and more Americans hate rightwingers and their absolute refusal to work with this president.
Maybe it's because Obama doesn't care about the other half of us?
Pretty sure that was it.

Clinton at least moved to the left of center and worked with Republicans to get things done.

Obama wants it his way or no way.

So what did you expect? Obama completely ignored and dismissed republicans and ram-rodded a massive piece of legislation, Obamacare, passing it along strict party lines when every republican and the majority of Americans were against it.

Did you expect the other half of us to roll over and play dead?

Surely, you didn't.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#908036 May 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>

DBWriter:
"We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."
That don't sound like Americorp and the Peace Corps. It sounds like he's talking about an armed civilian national security force.
... unless, Obama's plan is to transform Americacorp and the Peace Corps into an armed military assault unit like the Marine Corps.
I'm dying to know why the White House is lying about that speech and removing that quote from their transcripts.

Dufus:
Quit it. I'm laughing too hard.
Read the entire quote.
One can be powerful without military strength. Americorp & Peace Corp working to strengthen our communities.
You get more ridiculous every day.
And that explains:

Why the White House removed this statement from the transcripts; and

Janet Napolitano having the funds to procure 2,400 armored combat vehicles (more tanks than were landed on D-Day), 7000 machine guns (more machine guns than the Marines had on Iwo Jima), and 1.6 BILLION rounds of ammunition (of a type prohibited by the Geneva Convention, and enough ammunition for both sides to fight World War I for TWENTY years).
... while your lying bullshit excuse Americorp and Peace Corps were victims of the so-called "cuts" that don't exist and somehow didn't apply to Janet Napolitano creating "a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."
The so-called "cuts" are nothing more than Obama taking money from things like Americorp and the Peace Corps and giving it to Janet Napolitano so she can build a war machine in preparation for a war with the American people.

Quit it. I'm laughing too hard.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#908040 May 21, 2013
The so-called “immigration” so-called “reform” bill being conjured is nothing more than part of the Cloward-Piven strategy being put into effect.
Cloward-Piven is named after two Marxist professors at Columbia University who came up with the idea in the 60s that the best way to collapse a capitalist system was to make so many socialist demands on it, it could not possibly pay for it. Then, they could replace it with the intended Marxist communist state.
Simply put, increased socialism will always lead to the collapse of capitalism because money is the commodity of capitalism, where humans are the commodity of Marxist communism.
The choice is simple. When you want something, do you want to spend money for it, or do you want to spend human lives for it?
The so-called “immigration” so-called “reform” bill begins with a lie. Fifteen years ago the official government estimate for the number of illegal aliens in the country was 12 million. Today, the government is obviously lying when they say 11 million. The real number is most likely to exceed 30 MILLION.

The Democrats have no intention of relinquishing the level of power and authority they've achieved. They know that the crimes they are committing now will be investigated by the legitimate government to follow them, and when the truth is realized by the average American, they will demand some heads of the current power brokers.
The intent of Janet Napolitano's war against the American people is to secure this power for them permenantly.
To remove the Democrats from the White House, we'll have to physically evict them.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#908041 May 21, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>They were bullied, lied to, cajoled and if you were in an election year not a good time to go against a president with an 80% approval rating. If you weren't for the Iraq war you were deemed unpatriotic. Look how the Dixie Chicks were villified.
Bush, well Cheney and Rove and the other rightwing chickenhawks used all these factors to start the war with Iraq.
Dummies like you are still buying the bullsh!t.
Progressives are never responsible for their choices.

Obama has already made it clear Progressives will never 'man up' and assume responsibility. Now that is pathetic.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#908042 May 21, 2013
Obama — now, and then
May 20, 2013

“Some matters are not appropriate to convey to him, and this is one of them.”— Jay Carney

yesterday, on why no one in the White House told the president what was going on at the IRS
“I don’t remember what room the president was in on that night, and that’s a largely irrelevant fact.”— White House aide Dan Pfeiffer, responding over the weekend to questions about where the president was when our ambassador in Benghazi was under attack.

“What difference, at this point, does it make?”— Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, after delaying for months Congressional on Benghazi.

“WE CAN’T HAVE THE HANDS-OFF, HEAD-IN-THE-SAND ATTITUDE THAT WE’VE HAD OVER THE LAST EIGHT YEARS.”— Candidate Barack Obama during his 2008 campaign, accusing President George W. Bush of being absent on the financial crisis

Read more: Team Obama, head in the sand—Editorial - NYPOST.com http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editoria...

Let’s edit what Jeebus posted on page 1 of this topix thread:
“yep, they just wanted a clueless black president.”

New signs in The Oval Office:

I don’t know nothing about (fill in the blank.)

From O’Blamer to O’Clueless, THE BUCK NEVER STOPS HERE
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#908043 May 21, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
You said "his FACEBOOK page". Dont backpedal once caught, it makes you look even weaker....
go back and look at the post.

did i say he posted it on his page?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#908044 May 21, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Probably because your heartless, hypocritical Greedy Old Pricks cut funding to schools just as they did for diplomatic security...'course it'll all be Obama's fault in a vast left-wing conspiracy quicker than the same wastes of air can get an investigative committee going to hog some more airtime.(I really don't mind that as the more one sees the Gormless Odd Gohmerts of the ilk, the less inclined he/she is to vote for them.)
As opposed to your liberal Democrat Greedy Old Pricks that bleed taxpayers so teachers, who get summers off and can make $80,000+ in my state or over $100,000 in Obama's Gangsta area?

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-07-14...

Al the while, "the children" get screwed by you.

You are an uneducated idiot.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#908045 May 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So are we. STFU
No, don't think I will. Not until you thick-headed liberals stop sounding like friggin' parrots repeating the same annoying phrase over and over and over again. "Bush lied! Squawk! Bush lied! Squawk!"

So here we go again. Pay attention this time.

Bush, the UN and Intel all agreed Saddam had WMDs.
111 Democrats agreed with the UN, Intel and Bush.
The Democrats passed the Resolution to give Bush the authority to take down Saddam - the original mission.
The enemy declared Iraq the frontlines.
The Iraq War then became about defeating the enemy.
Everyone knew Saddam had the capabilities to possess WMDs and would have them again. Not finding them then did not mean they were never there.

Your party lies to win at all costs. Just like then. Just like now.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#908046 May 21, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe it's because Obama doesn't care about the other half of us?
Pretty sure that was it.
Clinton at least moved to the left of center and worked with Republicans to get things done.
Obama wants it his way or no way.
So what did you expect? Obama completely ignored and dismissed republicans and ram-rodded a massive piece of legislation, Obamacare, passing it along strict party lines when every republican and the majority of Americans were against it.
Did you expect the other half of us to roll over and play dead?
Surely, you didn't.
Oh this is rich! "Clinton at least moved to the left of center",
So you think that President Obama is left of center? He's more right of center than any other Democratic President. You have no idea what you're talking about.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#908047 May 21, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Yep, because as soon as Obama is out of office in 3 years they won't give a sh!t, besides it will be time to attack Hillary then for 8 years.
Unlike your ongoing whine about someone who has been out of office for 5 years.

Progressives refuse to 'man up' and assume responsibility for anything they do.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#908048 May 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So are we. STFU
You STFU and quit lying, old useless ignoramus.

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