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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proud2bwhite

Indianapolis, IN

#910477 May 23, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Except; if you hadn't artificially widened the Mississippi River and deepened it so Governor Huey Long could make a fortune taxing the ship owners every time they came and went up past Baton Rouge and destroyed the natural wetlands , in the process,around New Orleans( the natural wetlands just happened to better protect the city from storm surges then any man-made levees ) you wouldn't be in the climate mess you're in now. Greed+Too Much Growth= Climate Disaster.
let's see if I got this right. In the libtarded mind, if it rains its global warming,if it doesn't rain its global warming,if it snows its global warming, if it doesn't snow its global warming, if the wind blows its global warming, if there's no wind its global warming,if its hot its global warming,if its cold its global warming,and any other problems are Bush's fault.
Did I leave anything out?

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#910478 May 23, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol, are you really this dumb.
Cost savings efforts are not looking at cutting benefits.
Not benefits. Not affording expensive treatments and procedures by paying physicians to advise end-of-life decisions and/or hospice instead.

Should that be the government's role?

Should health care be the government's/IRS's role?

The government is so overbloated now it's out of control already.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#910479 May 23, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> You claim Obama has to read from a teleprompter ,but you're too damn lazy to clean out your ears and listen to what he said . You must be the crazy woman heckler who shouted to President Obama why he won't close Gitmo or explain why three Americans were killed by targeted drone strikes. If she, like you , would have been as tolerant as the President to hear him out then you know that the President agreed with you and patiently had explained both your questions. You'd also know that ,in fact, drone strikes have sharply dropped in the past year as Obama's transition out of Afghanistan for U S troops and the end of the war is completed by the end of the year 2013.( That's the year that you're living in now) But, oh yes, republicans don't like pesky 'facts' getting in the way of their delusional memes.
Obama's speech today was longer than his State of the Union Address and he didn't tell us anything we didn't already know.

It was a strategy to keep Americans distracted and from talking about all the scandals this Memorial weekend.

It's not about the drones. It's about the deafening silence coming from the left and the liberal media about the drones.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#910480 May 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
leos is a bitter woman whose only claim to having any knowledge was being English language expert than she turned around and proved she really knew jack about that repeatedly in the last 24 hours.
The internet allows people the chance to project themselves upon others as something that they are not. leos is a prime example.

In my case, I'm sitting here in my Liberace Bathrobe, Flashlight Bunny Slippers and Groucho Marx spectacles with one digit in each nostril.

And you thought I was cool.....like frontporchdepilatory...

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#910481 May 23, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> You claim Obama has to read from a teleprompter ,but you're too damn lazy to clean out your ears and listen to what he said . You must be the crazy woman heckler who shouted to President Obama why he won't close Gitmo or explain why three Americans were killed by targeted drone strikes. If she, like you , would have been as tolerant as the President to hear him out then you know that the President agreed with you and patiently had explained both your questions. You'd also know that ,in fact, drone strikes have sharply dropped in the past year as Obama's transition out of Afghanistan for U S troops and the end of the war is completed by the end of the year 2013.( That's the year that you're living in now) But, oh yes, republicans don't like pesky 'facts' getting in the way of their delusional memes.
Obama has been saying the same thing for almost five years.

The only thing that's changed is the buck apparently DOESN'T stop with him.

He couldn't say "I" enough when it came to doing what any sitting president would have done after all the years of hard work finding bin Laden in taking the credit.

But he doesn't seem to have anything to do with anything else.

Nor does he seem to know anything about anything else.

Obama is going to have to fire a number of top officials close to him next week if he's going to have a chance in heck of surviving the IRS and DOJ targeting scandals.

He's also going to have to do some major housecleaning within the IRS and DOJ to even try and restore some trust in this government.

But I doubt he will do any of those things. If he does, it will at least be an act of leadership...for a change.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#910482 May 23, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>You are full of shit... Jim Crow FDR ain't no Republican you idiot neither is JFK and Joh Kerry you ignorant fool... LOL... Blame someone else because you are a deranged idiot..LOL.. That's democrat...
Ronald Reagan was a Democrat prior and casted his votes for FDR every time and in the 1960's is when Pseudo Liberal Ronald Reagan became a Republican which a lot the Pseudo Liberal Democrats that did and crossed over into the Republican party which the Conservatives in the 1960's disagreed with their beliefs label Reagan and those other former Democrats as Neo Cons because they still held to the beliefs of FDR's Pseudo Liberalism but did not agree with the New Left Democrats version of Pseudo Liberalism who took over the Democrat Party in the 1960's.

Ronald Reagan on Franklin Roosevelt: The Significance of Style

Reagan was a New Deal Democrat. He joked that he had probably become a Democrat by birth, given that his father, Jack, was so devoted to the Democratic Party. The younger Reagan cast his first presidential vote in 1932 for Franklin Roosevelt, and did so again in the succeeding three presidential contests. His faith in FDR remained undimmed even after World War II, when he called himself “a New Dealer to the core.” He summarized his views in this way:“I thought government could solve all our postwar problems just as it had ended the Depression and won the war. I didn’t trust big business. I thought government, not private companies, should own our big public utilities; if there wasn’t enough housing to shelter the American people, I thought government should build it; if we needed better medical care, the answer was socialized medicine.” When his brother, Moon, became a Republican and argued with his sibling, the younger Reagan concluded “he was just spouting Republican propaganda.”

http://www.firstprinciplesjournal.com/print.a...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#910483 May 23, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's speech today was longer than his State of the Union Address and he didn't tell us anything we didn't already know.
It was a strategy to keep Americans distracted and from talking about all the scandals this Memorial weekend.
It's not about the drones. It's about the deafening silence coming from the left and the liberal media about the drones.
If you've been caught punishing your enemies and stroking your friends, if Muslims are butchering people in public again and if your credibility is showing signs of breaking apart....give a speech and try to look Presidential even though you couldn't coach a Little League Team.

Too bad that woman in the audience took away from his game, eh? Did you see the eyes? The eyes! The Magic Negro looked like a lawn ornament there for a few minutes.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#910484 May 23, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
I haven't heard the pin drop yet but what I HAVE heard drop is all pretense of fair, balanced and neutral reporting by Liberal Media Cheerleading outlets.
Not sure what it's going to take. Things couldn't be much worse than Americans be targeted as enemies because they don't support this administration or want smaller government and less taxes.

Or fellow journalists being targeted by the Department of Justice for just doing their jobs.

The irony is that this administration did more leaking about the capture of bin Laden than any reporter gathering information for a news story.

The IRS scandal is just beginning and more information is starting to emerge about Fox News and Fox journalists being targeted. The exact breaking point for the liberal media is yet to be seen.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#910485 May 23, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama has been saying the same thing for almost five years.
The only thing that's changed is the buck apparently DOESN'T stop with him.
He couldn't say "I" enough when it came to doing what any sitting president would have done after all the years of hard work finding bin Laden in taking the credit.
But he doesn't seem to have anything to do with anything else.
Nor does he seem to know anything about anything else.
Obama is going to have to fire a number of top officials close to him next week if he's going to have a chance in heck of surviving the IRS and DOJ targeting scandals.
He's also going to have to do some major housecleaning within the IRS and DOJ to even try and restore some trust in this government.
But I doubt he will do any of those things. If he does, it will at least be an act of leadership...for a change.
The only act of leadership this boob is capable of is leading from behind. He is so "after the fact" that he's hilarious.

He's like a cheap SNL Douglas MacArthur leaving the Philippine Islands and saying "I hope I will return if Valerie let's me. It's her fault, you know...my leaving..If Eric Holder had just pushed me a little harder I could have won here, you know...I read it in the paper ...just like you guys...the Japs are coming.."

He's become a caricature of himself.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#910486 May 23, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
If you've been caught punishing your enemies and stroking your friends, if Muslims are butchering people in public again and if your credibility is showing signs of breaking apart....give a speech and try to look Presidential even though you couldn't coach a Little League Team.
Too bad that woman in the audience took away from his game, eh? Did you see the eyes? The eyes! The Magic Negro looked like a lawn ornament there for a few minutes.
The only "sideshow" is his tap dancing.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#910487 May 23, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> In peacetime; not under conditions of war.[Article I, Section 8, Clause 11 of the United States Constitution, sometimes referred to as the War Powers Clause, vests in the Congress the power to declare war, in the following wording:
[Congress shall have Power...] To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water; ][THE PRESIDENT'S CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT MILITARY OPERATIONS AGAINST TERRORISTS AND NATIONS SUPPORTING THEM
The President has broad constitutional power to take military action in response to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Congress has acknowledged this inherent executive power in both the War Powers Resolution and the Joint Resolution passed by Congress on September 14, 2001.
The President has constitutional power not only to retaliate against any person, organization, or State suspected of involvement in terrorist attacks on the United States, but also against foreign States suspected of harboring or supporting such organizations.
The President may deploy military force preemptively against terrorist organizations or the States that harbor or support them, whether or not they can be linked to the specific terrorist incidents of September 11.] www.justice.gov/olc/warpowers925.htm&#820... ;
The stuff you put in caps about the President is not in the Constitution. Congress has the sole authority to declare war.

The Constitutionality of the War Powers Act of 1973 has never been tested in court.

The rest of your post is pure, unadulterated horsecrap.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#910488 May 23, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
New York Times article last month verified this!
Breezy Point, however, has a lot of political clout because the residents are primarily active and retired NYPD and NYFD.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#910489 May 23, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
New York Times article last month verified this!
Thanks, Patrick, but we don't need the New York Times to verify what anybody familiar with the area knows by virtue of having been there.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#910490 May 23, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Oh gee whiz son.
Romney did it for profit.
He didn't need government to help him!
Companies buy other companies and shut down the unprofitable portions every day.

For some companies, like Hostess Bakeries, the brand name and products are the only valuable assets. The physical facilities and employee contracts are liabilities that are larger than the assets.

Hence, bankruptcy.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#910491 May 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Lois Lerner has been placed on leave.
But not fired.

So, the criminal gets paid by the taxpayers for staying home.

No justice, no peace.

Time to demand action!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#910492 May 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Pickering, the author of the original Benghazi report, is scheduled for a close door hearing June 3. This man is the one who wrote the bogus Benghazi report and claimed there was no need to interview anyone but career employees as the mess was their fault. Since this claim, it has been discovered that Patrick Kennedy- higher up the chain- was involved.
Pickering not likely to lie under oath.

But maybe take the Fifth?

Just as Lois Lerner was unwilling to testify/lie, a bad sign for Obama.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#910493 May 23, 2013
proud2bwhite wrote:
<quoted text> let's see if I got this right. In the libtarded mind, if it rains its global warming,if it doesn't rain its global warming,if it snows its global warming, if it doesn't snow its global warming, if the wind blows its global warming, if there's no wind its global warming,if its hot its global warming,if its cold its global warming,and any other problems are Bush's fault.
Did I leave anything out?
You left out that we are at 400 ppm CO2 now as opposed the the critical target where the world was going to end at 350.org So you have about 15 years at most to enjoy that big a$$ truck then its all over. Millions of illegal's will be coming looking for food & shelter and your crops will be devastated as well. Expect a few more super storms this summer while you keep filling up with cheap gas.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#910494 May 23, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Are they trying to save her neck?
"Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service’s embattled director of Exempt Organizations, could be held in contempt of court and jailed for refusing to testify before Congress, civil-rights lawyer Alan Dershowitz says.“She’s in trouble. She can be held in contempt,” Dershowitz told “the Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.“Congress ... can actually hold you in contempt and put you in the Congressional jail.”"
Much like Judith Miller for refusing to reveal her source, although that was in Federal Court.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#910495 May 23, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Citizens keep building on flood plains, on eroding shorelines, in the path of reoccurring hurricanes, inside of Tornado Alleys, on the sides of hills known for their mudslides......and the American taxpayer keeps on paying for their stupidity while CNN keeps filming their suffering. It sells.
New Orleans sits below sea level and we keep fixing those damned levies and pumps so that the ho's can keep plying their trade on Bourbon Street and the rats don't have to wear Life Vests. New Orleans should have been given back to the fish and the alligators 100 years ago.
Anyone who chooses to live in harm's way should shoulder the exorbitant insurance and Search & Rescue costs or get the hell out.
The one difference is that "Tornado Alley" is virtually the entire Midwest and Plains region, producing most of the food supply for not only the US, but much of the rest of the world.

So it is impossible to abandon this region.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#910498 May 23, 2013
Obama Administration's Media Surveillance Unleashes Wave Of Condemnation

The Justice Department's investigation and surveillance of the Associated Press and Fox News have led to
perhaps
the most sustained wave
of criticism <-
for the Obama administration's media policies
since the president took office.[:D]

On Wednesday, the New York Times became one of the more influential voices to say

what many others have been saying:

that the administration's methods are an attack on press freedom.

In a *scathing* editorial, the Times wrote that, "With the decision to label a Fox News television reporter a possible 'co-conspirator' in a criminal investigation of a news leak, the Obama administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets to threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/22/nyti...

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