Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1508079 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#910749 May 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The bigot aspect is trashing the entire religion for the actions of a few.
Try to keep up.
Islam is not a religion, but an international terrorist conspiracy.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#910750 May 24, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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Oh Boy!!!
leosnana is all excited!!!
She found herself a typo!!!
Big party at the trailer today!!!
Baawwaahhhh!!!!
Get a life, loser.
Cut her some slack, she's "legitamate".

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#910751 May 24, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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my questions to you are
1. Why did Cheney and Bush refuse to testify under oath?
2. Why were they questioned together, something that is never, ever done?
3. Why did they refuse to testify publicly?
A statement from the 9/11 commission:

"The commission found the president and the vice president forthcoming and candid. The information they provided will be of great assistance to the commission as it completes its final report."

That's all you need to know.

What you should also know:

The report cited Clinton as fumbling repeated opportunities to get bin Laden: "The Clinton administration had as many as four chances to kill or capture bin Laden between December 1998 and July 1999...."

So why did Sandy Berger steal documents from the National Archives and there was missing informaton about 9/11 during the Clinton administration?

We'd all like to know that, wouldn't we?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#910752 May 24, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Victoria Nuland, the State Dept press sectary, who is in numerous emails requesting the removal of references to terrorism, gets a admin appointment higher up in the State Dept.
Another criminal phony talking points author who should be forced to testify under oath.

Will also take the Fifth.
Lincoln

United States

#910753 May 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> You mean guys like McVey?
nobama is the same troll under any name. LOL
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#910754 May 24, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Now that Lerner is out it is time to focus on two more women -
Cindy Thomas and Holly Paz. These two are directly below Lerner and directly above those involved in the behavior. Let the ball of yarn unravel.
Lerner is just on paid vacation.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2017 and beyond

#910755 May 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Homeland Security became a disaster the minute that TSA decided to harass American citizens at airports instead of using their brains (an oxymoron) to profile potential terrorists. From there it was all downhill.
Exactly.
Lincoln

United States

#910756 May 24, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Britain Scrambles Fighter Jets To Escort Pakistani International Airlines Plane
Trolls will blame this on the President.:-)

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#910757 May 24, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>#1 Texas,#2 Florida,#3 North Carolina,#4 Tennessee and #5 Indiana.
Any particular reason why you left that out?
BTW it's Chief Executive Magazine but most of the right wing sites picked it up, I read The Blaze piece.
There are different lists but generally the Chief Execs tend to prefer right to work states.
California placed dead last.
"As california goes, so does the rest of the nation" - didn't one of you loony left wingers say that?
Lincoln

United States

#910758 May 24, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Your assumptions on Lois Lerner's motives for taking the fifth are irrelevant ; it's her right to take the fifth and cannot be infringed just like the right to 'bear arms'. No one asks you what motivations or designs are you 'hiding ' when you want to purchase a gun
Right wing feel entitled to their Hate America elitism.
lily sock queen

Anonymous Proxy

#910759 May 24, 2013
lily sock queen wrote:
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So?
Wow! That little island of England can scramble fighter jets so quickly but Obama & Hillary wouldn't allow an single U.S. F-16 with drop tanks (sufficient range capability) to depart from Italy to help in Benghazi?

DOH! I forgot! Two weeks prior to Benghazi, Obama told us Bin Laden was dead and Al Queda was on its heels. I guess he was better off covering that mess up so close to the election.

Must have been a video that caused this problem too!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#910760 May 24, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Your assumptions on Lois Lerner's motives for taking the fifth are irrelevant ; it's her right to take the fifth and cannot be infringed just like the right to 'bear arms'. No one asks you what motivations or designs are you 'hiding ' when you want to purchase a gun
The Fifth Amendment is not selective.

Lois Lerner's performance is like Jody Arias testifying that she didn't kill her boyfriend and then pleading the Fifth when cross-examination started.

Her $1,000 per hour lawyer must have been sleeping.
Lincoln

United States

#910761 May 24, 2013
Breaking news from the Bush/Cheney days
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
A statement from the 9/11 commission:
"The commission found the president and the vice president forthcoming and candid. The information they provided will be of great assistance to the commission as it completes its final report."
That's all you need to know.
What you should also know:
The report cited Clinton as fumbling repeated opportunities to get bin Laden: "The Clinton administration had as many as four chances to kill or capture bin Laden between December 1998 and July 1999...."
So why did Sandy Berger steal documents from the National Archives and there was missing informaton about 9/11 during the Clinton administration?
We'd all like to know that, wouldn't we?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#910762 May 24, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> do you want everyone to be as unemployed as you?
Do you want criminals working at the IRS?

Silly me, of course you do.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#910763 May 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> You mean guys like McVey?
Hussain Al-Hussaini

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#910764 May 24, 2013
bright shiney objects wrote:
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What is your deal with posting crap that is off topic all the time? I take it you are afraid to discuss the president and his joke of an administration?
Makes perfect sense. If I was actually stupid enough to still support him I would be throwing out every bright shiney object I could as well to devert attention from the reality of what has become the Obama failure.
She's always got alterior motives. I'm sure this is her attack on mormonism. She first posted the zimmerman story thinking a white guy killed a black kid. Shes an idiot.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#910765 May 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Bain Corporation is not a corporation.
My mistake. Bain Capital is not a corporation.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#910766 May 24, 2013
lily sock queen wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow! That little island of England can scramble fighter jets so quickly but Obama & Hillary wouldn't allow an single U.S. F-16 with drop tanks (sufficient range capability) to depart from Italy to help in Benghazi?
DOH! I forgot! Two weeks prior to Benghazi, Obama told us Bin Laden was dead and Al Queda was on its heels. I guess he was better off covering that mess up so close to the election.
Must have been a video that caused this problem too!
There were no american anti aircraft weapons in the hand of al queda in the area.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2017 and beyond

#910767 May 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you want criminals working at the IRS?
Silly me, of course you do.
LOL;)

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#910768 May 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
A statement from the 9/11 commission:
"The commission found the president and the vice president forthcoming and candid. The information they provided will be of great assistance to the commission as it completes its final report."
That's all you need to know.
What you should also know:
The report cited Clinton as fumbling repeated opportunities to get bin Laden: "The Clinton administration had as many as four chances to kill or capture bin Laden between December 1998 and July 1999...."
So why did Sandy Berger steal documents from the National Archives and there was missing informaton about 9/11 during the Clinton administration?
We'd all like to know that, wouldn't we?
fact check.com

It is here that things get murky. Erwa claims that he offered to hand bin Laden over to the United States. Key American players Ė President Bill Clinton, then-National Security Adviser Sandy Berger and Director of Counterterrorism Richard Clarke among them Ė have testified there were no "credible offers" to hand over bin Laden. The 9/11 Commission found "no credible evidence" that Erwa had ever made such an offer. On the other hand, Lawrence Wright, in his Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Looming Tower," flatly states that Sudan did make such an offer. Wright bases his judgment on an interview with Erwa and notes that those who most prominently deny Erwaís claims were not in fact present for the meeting.
Wright and the 9/11 Commission do agree that the Clinton administration encouraged Sudan to deport bin Laden back to Saudi Arabia and spent 10 weeks trying to convince the Saudi government to accept him. One Clinton security official told The Washington Post that they had "a fantasy" that the Saudi government would quietly execute bin Laden. When the Saudis refused bin Ladenís return, Clinton officials convinced the Sudanese simply to expel him, hoping that the move would at least disrupt bin Ladenís activities.
Much of the controversy stems from claims that President Clinton made in a February 2002 speech and then retracted in his 2004 testimony to the 9/11 Commission. In the 2002 speech Clinton seems to admit that the Sudanese government offered to turn over bin Laden:
Clinton: So we tried to be quite aggressive with them [al Qaeda]. We got Ė well, Mr. bin Laden used to live in Sudan. At the time, 1996, he had committed no crime against America, so I did not bring him here because we had no basis on which to hold him, though we knew he wanted to commit crimes against America. So I pleaded with the Saudis to take him,ícause they could have. But they thought it was a hot potato and they didnít and thatís how he wound up in Afghanistan.

Ultimately, however, it doesnít matter. What is not in dispute at all is the fact that, in early 1996, American officials regarded Osama bin Laden as a financier of terrorism and not as a mastermind largely because, at the time, there was no real evidence that bin Laden had harmed American citizens. So even if the Sudanese government really did offer to hand bin Laden over, the U.S. would have had no grounds for detaining him. In fact, the Justice Department did not secure an indictment against bin Laden until 1998 Ė at which point Clinton did order a cruise missile attack on an al Qaeda camp in an attempt to kill bin Laden.
We have to be careful about engaging in what historians call "Whig history," which is the practice of assuming that historical figures value exactly the same things that we do today. Itís a fancy term for those "why didnít someone just shoot Hitler in 1930?" questions that one hears in dorm-room bull sessions. The answer, of course, is that no one knew quite how bad Hitler was in 1930. The same is true of bin Laden in 1996.

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