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: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#911446 May 25, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Oh my Gawd the old Sandy Berger story again! Sandy Berger took copies not original documents which are still in the National Archives and still available to the 9/11 Commission.
As to the testimony before the 9/11 Commission Bush and Cheney insisted that they be interviewed together and that no recording be made. Clinton and Gore were also interviewed but separately and their testimony was recorded.
If there is an active criminal investigation going on then the best thing to say is nothing. Lerner was invoking her rights under the Constitution. Your beloved Rick Scott when deposed as to his role as CEO of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp as part of a Medicaid fraud investigation invoked his Fifth Amendment rights 75 times.
That's funny. Because every source about the Sandy Berger mysterious theft caper said certain documents were still missing in the 9/11 commissioner's report. Berger tried to justify stealing them by using that excuse.

But the question remains: If copies of those documents were readily available, why did Berger take such a risk stuffing them in his socks and pants from the National Archives?

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#911447 May 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Think it's the other way around. Republicans await with open arms to receive anyone who desires independence from big government and sees government as the problem rather than the solution.
But too many have bought into the lies and people generally have to figure this out for themselves.
Republicans know they have to work harder to get the right message to all the people and not just assume they are all brainwashed.
Republicans only want citizens to have independence from gov't. They however love corporate welfare.....
all those subsidies to the gas and oil companies, even though they make billions
then there are the farm subsidies, paying large farming corporations not to grow food or used to boost crop prices
those hand outs to big pharma

the republican leadership isn't brainwashed, but they certainly know how to brain wash their supporters....

and course when there's a disaster, they are in line for Federal relief....juat go to Moore Oklahoma

they only want to limit funding for FEMA when the disaster isn't n their state
Lincoln

United States

#911448 May 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Galt says he does not want the issue of abortion to be part of the republican party platform.
Problem is, only the democrats bring it up as a "major issue" every single election cycle.
And as long as the democrats deceive the majority into thinking abortion and birth control is the priority in this country every four years, it's going to be an issue for republicans whether we like it or not.
Republicans are using the abortion issue while making certain their wives and daughters can get abortions?

Republicans are against abortion during campaigns but do nothing when in power.

Examples: Presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and G H W Bush and G W Bush

Republicans campaign on opposing abortion.
NO ACTION from Republican Presidents.

Supreme Court has six Republican Roman Catholics.
Six votes could overturn Roe v Wade

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#911449 May 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Galt says he does not want the issue of abortion to be part of the republican party platform.
Problem is, only the democrats bring it up as a "major issue" every single election cycle.
And as long as the democrats deceive the majority into thinking abortion and birth control is the priority in this country every four years, it's going to be an issue for republicans whether we like it or not.
wow, those must be some good drugs you're taking....most democrats don't vote on the abortion issue.....

however, it is effectively used by the GOP, along with same sex marriage, to mobilize their base
really you should try and limit your drug use and stay in reality more often

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#911450 May 25, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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So what was going on with the IRS Carol? I'll tell you. The staff in the Cincinnati office were doing their jobs the best they could considering the flood of 401C applications and the limited resources they had. The IRS is required to determine whether organizations applying for special tax status are "social welfare" groups or are instead engaged in political activity. Political groups cannot get the special tax status these groups were applying for.
Only one-third of the groups that were passed to specialists for a closer look were "conservative." Lots of other organizations were also checked, including progressive organizations.
No conservative organizations were denied their tax exempt status.
Just another phony "scandal" cooked up by the right wing and swallowed whole by gullible fools like you.
I think the Obama administration was wrong to fire or suspend anybody in this case.
Somebody has to tell you this. It might as well be me. You are much too gullible for your own good.

If this was just a rightwing phony scandal, democrats wouldn't be condemning it as loudly and, in some cases, even more loudly than conservatives.

Neither would 60% of Americans say the GOP is handling the scandals appropriately.

More hearings are scheduled next week and the weeks following with bigger fish having to testify under oath. More whistleblowers are also expected to emerge in the ensuing weeks.

This is just the beginning.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#911453 May 25, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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wow, those must be some good drugs you're taking....most democrats don't vote on the abortion issue.....
however, it is effectively used by the GOP, along with same sex marriage, to mobilize their base
really you should try and limit your drug use and stay in reality more often
In a normal universe, there is no possible way Obama could have won that reelection based on the economy and jobs.

It was the invisible "wars" on women, on classes, on gays and race that put him back where he never should have been the first time.

Up until the election, no one even entertained the idea on either side there was a war on anybody.

Just like now since the election is over. We're once again focused on the main priorities. Of course, we're now focused on all these scandals. But, then again, what goes around, comes around and we reap what we sow.

(More democrats voted down gay marriage in some states remember.)

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#911455 May 25, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Republicans are using the abortion issue while making certain their wives and daughters can get abortions?
Republicans are against abortion during campaigns but do nothing when in power.
Examples: Presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and G H W Bush and G W Bush
Republicans campaign on opposing abortion.
NO ACTION from Republican Presidents.
Supreme Court has six Republican Roman Catholics.
Six votes could overturn Roe v Wade
You can't be so naive to believe all republicans are pro-life.

Just like you can't be so naive to believe all democrats are pro-choice.

An overwhelming majority of Americans would have to on board for a republican-controlled administration to overturn Roe v Wade.

They tried it once and had the votes but many feared the backlash because Americans were still deeply divided.

Republicans don't pass major legislation affecting all Americans by a strict partisan vote like democrats, i.e. Obamacare.
Lincoln

United States

#911457 May 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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In a normal universe, there is no possible way Obama could have won that reelection based on the economy and jobs.
It was the invisible "wars" on women, on classes, on gays and race that put him back where he never should have been the first time.
Up until the election, no one even entertained the idea on either side there was a war on anybody.
Just like now since the election is over. We're once again focused on the main priorities. Of course, we're now focused on all these scandals. But, then again, what goes around, comes around and we reap what we sow.
(More democrats voted down gay marriage in some states remember.)
"We're once again focused on the main priorities.
LOL
You are focused on being a republican, which is OK but your posts are predicable.

Obama sinks Titanic

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#911458 May 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>But the question remains: If copies of those documents were readily available, why did Berger take such a risk stuffing them in his socks and pants from the National Archives?
Of course, the even bigger question remains: What could have possibly been in those documents Berger stuffed into his socks and pants from the National Archives that would have been so incriminating to Bill Clinton in the 9/11 Commissioner's Report?

Any guesses?
Lincoln

United States

#911459 May 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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You can't be so naive to believe all republicans are pro-life.
Just like you can't be so naive to believe all democrats are pro-choice.
An overwhelming majority of Americans would have to on board for a republican-controlled administration to overturn Roe v Wade.
They tried it once and had the votes but many feared the backlash because Americans were still deeply divided.
Republicans don't pass major legislation affecting all Americans by a strict partisan vote like democrats, i.e. Obamacare.
Rationalization for republican inaction which also seems to predict the future of the pro life movement. Nothing
Lincoln

United States

#911460 May 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Of course, the even bigger question remains: What could have possibly been in those documents Berger stuffed into his socks and pants from the National Archives that would have been so incriminating to Bill Clinton in the 9/11 Commissioner's Report?
Any guesses?
another dress for Monica ?

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#911461 May 25, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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OH - I see libtard, it must have been the VIDEO!
Not so fast moron. You are lying just like a typical
scumbag D e m o c R A T.
This test is right near the beginning of the article:
"Despite Sweden's reputation for equality, the rioting has exposed a faultline between a well-off majority and a minority, often young people with immigrant backgrounds, who cannot find work,"
"who cannot find work"
"who cannot find work"
"who cannot find work"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/24/s...
Now what were you saying about Sweden being fine, MORON!
You are a liar and an idiot.
Part of the problem is the immigrants in some of these countries do not want to assimilate and end up living in segregated tight groups of the community where they feed on their dicontentment and breed the hatred of discrimination.

To want to live in any foreign country, immigrants have to be willing to assimilate and not expect to be treated differently.

That's the biggest problem as I understood it.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#911462 May 25, 2013
Patriot wrote:
GMO Labeling Bill Voted Down In Senate
The people We pay to watch out for Our best interests decided - again - Thursday that it simply does not want to let the states tell the People whether or not We are eating genetically modified food.
The Senate voted overwhelmingly -- 71 to 27 -- against an amendment to the sweeping farm bill, squashing a measure that would not have required labeling of genetically modified organisms, but merely would have let states decide if they wanted to require such labeling.
http://worldtruth.tv/gmo-labeling-bill-voted-...
Why don't you give them a call and let them know how happy you are about that:
http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml
Don't let Congress become a Eunuch protecting Monsanto's fiefdom.
"CREDO Action is joining forces with Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) in the fight to repeal the Monsanto Protection Act:"One of the most outrageous special interest provisions in years." That’s what Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) calls the Monsanto Protection Act, which became law in March.
Now we have an opportunity to stop it. Senator Merkley has proposed an amendment to the Senate Farm Bill that would repeal the Monsanto Protection Act – but it will take serious grassroots pressure to even make sure the amendment comes up for a vote.
Tell the Senate: Repeal the Monsanto Protection Act. Click here to automatically sign the petition: http://act.credoaction.com/sign/monsanto_prot...

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#911464 May 25, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Rationalization for republican inaction which also seems to predict the future of the pro life movement. Nothing
So you would have been perfectly okay with Republicans having the power to overturn Roe v Wade along a strict partisan vote?

Republicans in Congress try and represent ALL the people. There want enough Democrats on board and their input into any major piece of legislation before it's even brought up for a vote, much less passed.

Democrats just want the rest of us to open and swallow their partisan legislation and like it.

Are you really that surprised so many of us are pissed off?

You'd be just as pissed off if Republicans had done the same with overturning Roe v Wade.

The difference is, most conservatives would understand your outrage if one party stong-armed an agenda without the other party being represented. We'd probably join you.

You liberals just can't seem to get there.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#911465 May 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Part of the problem is the immigrants in some of these countries do not want to assimilate and end up living in segregated tight groups of the community where they feed on their dicontentment and breed the hatred of discrimination.
To want to live in any foreign country, immigrants have to be willing to assimilate and not expect to be treated differently.
That's the biggest problem as I understood it.
yeah, not like our european immigrants....
you would never see a Little Italy in NYC and Chicago where everyone speak Italian
or a little Ireland in Boston

My guess is you've never been to the East Coast or Chicago
where there are neighbors where the main language spoken is
Portuguese
Italian
Irish brogue
chinese
you name it, its there

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#911466 May 25, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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another dress for Monica ?
One dress was enough.

What goes around, comes around. In this case, old Bill's sperm.

Now what do you think Berger and Clinton didn't want the 9/11 comissioners to see to risk stealing documents from the National Archives?

That was the question.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#911467 May 25, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Yes I knew someone was going to bring these riots up but they had nothing to do with the austerity measures that Greece faces, they were a spontaneous response to a police killing.
While the youth unemployment rate is high in Sweden it's nothing compared to Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Ireland all members of the Euro zone.
The riots in Sweden are by Muslims, who are unwilling and unable to accept Western society, just like Muslims in the US. The riots are no more "spontaneous" than Benghazi.

Islam is a worldwide cancer.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#911468 May 25, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Well, if you are dumb enough to call your group "Tea Party Blah Blah" when you apply for a status where political groups do not qualify, you get what you get.
Dave supports a Fascist police state. No surprise here.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#911469 May 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Part of the problem is the immigrants in some of these countries do not want to assimilate and end up living in segregated tight groups of the community where they feed on their dicontentment and breed the hatred of discrimination.
To want to live in any foreign country, immigrants have to be willing to assimilate and not expect to be treated differently.
That's the biggest problem as I understood it.
You're always going to have 'assimulation problems' in an open society , but that's part of the healthy growing process of civic inclusiveness necessary in any fully functioning democracy. Just consider how long it took freed African-American slaves who were brought in chains to America to be fully accepted as citizens.Actually; the civil rights fight still goes on as the last 2012 elections proved as several republican-controlled states tried to force through voter suppression laws that would have weakened the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Luckily, the U S courts through out all of the voter i d laws proposed by republicans as unconstitutional.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#911471 May 25, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>TeaParty=firmly dedicated against socialism while applying for special tax exempt status granted only to groups dedicated to social welfare.
Groups like MediaMatters, dedicated to social welfare.

But the real answer is a flat tax or fair tax that applies to all, with no individual or organization tax-exempt, including churches and unions. No deductions, no exemptions, no tax credits.

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