Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1432031 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: Aug 11

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#909890 May 23, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Bigot
no Bigot that is the truth and if anyone is Bigot it is you.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#909891 May 23, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>'Last night, Jon Stewart absolutely blistered Peggy Noonan for her disgraceful appearance on Meet the Press when she complained that the IRS scandal was the worst she'd ever seen.' Peggu Noonnan you were in the White House when Reagan's Iran/Contra plot was hatched! Doesn't it ring a bell?'Jon also looked at the lack of answers given in the IRS scandal, and how Senators kept praising Apple during a hearing on how they avoided paying taxes.' http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-may-22-...
After blasting Obama two nights in a row, he had to distract his audience somehow. It's how he makes a living. Distracting liberals from the real issues at hand.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#909893 May 23, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, they all have this problem with poking the same fungus-riddled toes out of all their dirty Wal-Mart tube socks.(That's a metaphor, BTW, all you illiterate reich-wing lurking losers.)
Like most liberals, if you don't have credible evidence to refute something, leosnana then invents idiot...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#909894 May 23, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>You're so stupid...it is 'pun' just like 'red hairing' is NOT a simile, it is a statement of fact as in "Your ignorance is much like Eed's." Your ignorance is like a thundering fart in church would be a simile.
Calling someone a dike might be a metaphor if you were trying to show that they were like a barrier to some type of metaphorical sea, but you weren't.(Katherine Harris might be the ultimate red hairing, BTW.) Now just quit embarrassing yourself and wasting my time by insisting on putting your functional illiteracy on display.
It was a joke that whoosh over your head.

I contrasted two unlike things using a simile.

"Red hairing" and pun

In other words, no one believed it was a pun including some of your fellow Progressives.

Why are you so slow at figuring out the use of literal devices?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#909895 May 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim cleric, was killed in a drone strike in September 2011 in Yemen. Holder said three other Americans were killed by drones in counterterrorism operations since 2009 but were not targeted. The three are Samir Khan, who was killed in the same drone strike as al-Awlaki; al-Awlaki's 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman, a native of Denver, who also was killed in Yemen two weeks later; and Jude Kenan Mohammed, who was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan.
Who cares?
Who cares?

where are all the libs who cared about waterboarding them (NOT KILLING THEM) at Gitmo and wanted Bush and CIA agents prosecuted for war crimes? or did that only matter cause it was during the Bush years.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#909896 May 23, 2013
sorry literary

Why are you so slow at figuring out the use of literary devices?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#909897 May 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup, that would've been interesting! The Pacers are a great team, didn't think we would win that game.
Nobody cares.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#909898 May 23, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Well, I can tell you what you don't do!
You don't do business with an international terrorist!
You don't ignore all the warnings of an appending attack!
You don't fly the family of the suspected terrorist out of the country!
You don't invade the borders of a sovereign nation that had nothing to do with 9/11!
You don't lie to the nation about Iraq & Al Qaeda in collaboration to pull of 9/11, all so you can invade a [email protected] over their oil supply! You don't wait almost 2yrs to finally go after the self admitted terrorist after you've already dropped the ball the 1st time & ignored all the warnings from the CIA & FBI, not to mention the previous regimes sect of defense!
You don't go off half cocked to war without strategizing & finding a way to budget the war.!
You don't fight 2 different wars at the same time on unfamiliar terrain!
The question isn't what would you do. What you should worry about is, what we shouldn't have done!
Hmmmmmmmmmm.... I'll just respond to your first statement about doing business with international terrorists:
The Muslim Brotherhood has a permenant presence in the White House today.
... oh, hell, the second statement is just too vulnerable.
Would you say bombing the Wrold Trade Center, bombing two US embassies, and bombing a US warship could be classified as "warning signs"? What warning signs are you referring to?
... and your next statement about getting terrorists out of the country. Didn't Eric Holder just do that in Boston?
... and the next statement.... So, we had no business invading Guadacanal, Tarawa, New Guinea, Phillipines, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg, and Germany, for that matter?

But, you stumbled right into the question I asked:
It's 9/12. You are the president. What do you do? Do you:
A) Surrender to the Arab terrorists? or;
B) Do the Bill Clinton response and lob a few cruise missiles in their general direction? or;
C) Do the exact same thing in the exact same place against the exact same enemy as the Soveits, and somehow you would expect to experience a different outcome? or;
D) Do it differently with an increased chance of kicking the shit out of those Arab terrorists and deterring future terrorist attacks... which was working until Obama took office.

So, tell us what you would have done as president. If your answer is D, explain to us your course of action and justification.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#909899 May 23, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Someone said on The Five yesterday that Congress is going on a week's vacation for an extended Memorial Day weekend.
My heart dropped into my stomach when they said "when there's a scandal during these long breaks, they can either build up or disappear."
If this major scandal which has turned America on its ear and threatens to implicate the highest levels of government of impeachable offenses - including democrats - "disappears" simply because Congress goes on a nice little vacation, something is very, very wrong with us.
Congressmen will be holding town meetings during the recess.

Betting constituents will be coming out to tell them how much they love the IRS and its control over free speech and medical care.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#909900 May 23, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, they all have this problem with poking the same fungus-riddled toes out of all their dirty Wal-Mart tube socks.(That's a metaphor, BTW, all you illiterate reich-wing lurking losers.)
leosnana's word of the day is 'metaphor'.

She messed up pun, idiom and did not recognize a simple simile so now she zeros in on metaphor.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#909901 May 23, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares?
where are all the libs who cared about waterboarding them (NOT KILLING THEM) at Gitmo and wanted Bush and CIA agents prosecuted for war crimes? or did that only matter cause it was during the Bush years.
Leftists prefer execution by imperial decree over interrogation.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#909902 May 23, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares?
where are all the libs who cared about waterboarding them (NOT KILLING THEM) at Gitmo and wanted Bush and CIA agents prosecuted for war crimes? or did that only matter cause it was during the Bush years.
March Against Obama bin Lying and Monsanto on 5/25..

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/07/1207...

Obama bin Lying: My administration does not torture or waterboard. We kill..
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#909903 May 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup, that would've been interesting! The Pacers are a great team, didn't think we would win that game.
"we"???

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#909904 May 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
It was a joke that whoosh over your head.
I contrasted two unlike things using a simile.
"Red hairing" and pun
In other words, no one believed it was a pun including some of your fellow Progressives.
Why are you so slow at figuring out the use of literal devices?
As an American you have the right to STFU and quit putting your idiot status on display for all to ridicule--unfortunately, you just don't have the ability.(BTW, you have totally effed up the term LITERARY devices as LITERAL and LITERALLY in two consecutive posts.) Have a nice fall...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#909906 May 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
leosnana's word of the day is 'metaphor'.
She messed up pun, idiom and did not recognize a simple simile so now she zeros in on metaphor.
lily confesses her ignorance, leosnana provides it... One in the same sock puppet...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#909907 May 23, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, they all have this problem with poking the same fungus-riddled toes out of all their dirty Wal-Mart tube socks.(That's a metaphor, BTW, all you illiterate reich-wing lurking losers.)
Got hate?

What other "issues" do you have?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#909908 May 23, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Public opinion is already changing - mostly among Democrats. Republicans knew what was going on a long time ago.

how many people watch FOX every day?

not enough to keep Obama's poll numbers from going up.

so i guess 3 million Republicans in the 'know' don't really count for all that much.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#909909 May 23, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
After blasting Obama two nights in a row, he had to distract his audience somehow. It's how he makes a living. Distracting liberals from the real issues at hand.
It's ironic that in a Politix/Topix poll the majority of conservative voters think that political organizations should not have tax exempt status(repeal of CitizensUnited), but they also think that the IRS should not monitor political groups requesting that 501(c)(4) tax exempt status. See (here)->Check this out: http://politix.topix.com/homepage/6114-should...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#909910 May 23, 2013
It was “a bad week for the White House,” according to the National Journal. USA Today said it was ”one of the most challenging weeks at the White House for the Obama administration.” The Washington Examiner went with ”Obama’s roughest week.” Our colleagues at The Fix dissented a bit: They didn’t think it was Obama’s worst week ever. Just his second-worst week ever.

But if you’ve been watching the polls, well, you wouldn’t know anything has been going wrong at all. You might even think President Obama was having a good week.

Obama was at 49 percent in last week’s Gallup poll. He’s at 49 percent in this week’s Gallup poll. CNN gave Obama even better news. A poll conducted on Friday and Saturday — so, peak scandal days — found the president’s approval rating at 53 percent. That’s a slight increase from their last poll, which was conducted in April and found Obama’s approval at 51 percent.

A possible explanation could be that the public simply doesn’t care about these issues. But that’s not what CNN found. Eighty-five percent said that the IRS.’s actions were either “very important” or “somewhat important.” Eighty-four percent said the same about Benghazi. Eighty-seven percent said the same about the AP/DoJ issue. And yet Obama’s numbers are unchanged.

The public is simply separating the scandals from Obama. They’re upset about the IRS, Benghazi, and DoJ stories. But most think the president has been truthful. Most think the IRS acted on its own. And the dissenters disapproved of Obama before the scandals, too.

The public’s reaction to the scandals is, in other words, being mediated by their reaction to Obama. If they approve of Obama, they’re inclined to believe that neither he nor anyone in his circle ordered the IRS to attack tea party groups and that the administration did its best in the immediate aftermath of Benghazi. If they disapprove of Obama, they’re inclined to believe he or someone in his circle was controlling the IRS, and that the Benghazi talking points were part of a cover-up.

“People respond along party lines,” writes Alan Abramowitz, an Emory political scientist who predicted last week that the polls would remain unchanged,“just like members of Congress. Republicans believe the worst of Obama, but they already believed the worst of Obama. Democrats (correctly) see Republicans pushing these things because they are out to get Obama and stop his agenda and/or they think Obama is responding correctly to the problems that do exist. So it’s like almost every other issue or controversy.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...

relates straight back to GOP faux outrage.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#909913 May 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
"we"???
Lily is the ultimate dream team Pacers fan; she's the loveliest 'sub' ready to go in at any time.

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