Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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

#912245 May 26, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
The Tea Party has been saying the GOP has been losing presidential elections lately because it's been nominating establishment candidates like John McCain and Mitt Romney for president.
If a Teabagger gets the nomination and loses the general election, that will turn the tables and allow the establishment to say that the GOP can't win with an ideologue.
Worth a try.

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Lincoln

United States

#912246 May 26, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Wait__the Blaze sides with World Nut Daily and in your fkd world that equates to news?
Batsht crazy is what you are!
Birthers wasted Republican time and money.
LOL
Tea Party provided two senate seats for the Democrats in 2012

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#912247 May 26, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Your comparison doesn't make any sense except as a contrast in styles. Eric Holder has acted within U S Constitutional authority whereas Freisler abolished constitutional authority in Germany.
When was the last time that you opened your mouth knowing full well what you were talking about? Kindergarten?

Eric Racist Holder will soon be facing class action lawsuits over his unconstitutional actions ordered by the Magic Negro.

He should be facing a firing squad of Tea Party Members, Journalists and NRA Patriots holding a copy of the U.S. Constitution to slap his azz with....

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#912248 May 26, 2013
Kent G. Solheim
Major
United States Army

Major Kent Solheim has served in the United States Army for more than 18 years and has deployed six times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was wounded in July 2007 in Iraq when he sustained three gunshot wounds to his legs and one gunshot wound to his left shoulder. He lost his right leg as a result of his injuries.

Major Solheim began competitive road cycling when he was 16 years old. He raced for seven years, first as a Junior and then as a Category 1/2 cyclist. Among his many accomplishments are placing 4th in the Ontario (Canada) Junior Summer Games Team Time Trial, winning a Regional Cycling Championship, placing 5th in the Ontario Category II Provincial Road Racing Championships and competing in the 1992 Cycling Olympic Trials.

After joining the Army, he began running competitively and was selected to compete on the Fort Hood/III Corps 10-mile running team. Over the next four years, he competed in a number of distance races ranging from 5km to a full marathon. Major Solheim also began competing in triathlons and adventure racing, winning the 8th Army Triathlon and numerous top three finishes in adventure races. He earned a spot on the 8th Army Ruck March Team, placing 2nd in the heavy division of the 2001 Bataan Death March.

Following his injury, Major Solheim returned to athletic competition to help in his recovery. He competed in sprint and Olympic distance triathlons, winning a Regional XTERRA Paratriathlete title, placing second in the 2011 New York City Paratriathlete open division category (3rd best time in the Below the Knee Amputee National Division) and qualifying for the Paratriathlete World Championships. He also earned a top three finishing time in his age group, competing against able-bodied competitors.

Major Solheim continues to be on active duty and currently resides in North Carolina.

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“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#912249 May 26, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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President George Bush was the last elected Republican President and chose not to show up for the fiasco
But what about Carter at the DNC? he may now die in peace knowing he wasn't the worst president in history. O'bama took the reigns from Carter. Isn't that funny?

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#912250 May 26, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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Why throw away $200 million on your junk science?
What we really need is to cut $200B from your social programs. Now we are talking!
$200M ??
The DemoKKK Rats blow through that in a day on stupid stuff.
You're saying that the Government shouldn't help the Oklahoma tornado victims.How petty and evil are you.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#912251 May 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Far too many young people are spending far too much money and incurring far too much debt to obtain worthless college degrees from third-rate colleges.
Community colleges are a prime example, granting absolutely worthless degrees.
We have created a society where most waitresses have college degrees, because they have no skills and cannot find a job that requires their "education."
The idea that a college degree is essential is absurd, when skilled trades earn far more than many college graduates.
Academia has long had the ear of Congress and this Socialist Magic Negro and so the game plays on about how a college education is the key to everything....

But I have known so many degree-laden jerks who wouldn't know how to change the newspaper in a bird-cage that it has become obvious that something here is very wrong.

The Liberal Media, the racist NAACP and the Boy Messiah all want us to feel sorry for those 'graduates' who now owe $150 grand and can't pay it off. Jerks like Dennis Kucinich want our Socialist government to forgive all college debt - and then what? Free Education would then cause universities and colleges to become worthless paper mills - more-so than they are right now.

Industries are increasingly hiring college graduates from outside this country like from India, Pakistan, China..because those graduates kick-ass.

Chasing paper with handfuls of dollars given to a Liberal academia centers who then run to Congress to fund more students....is becoming a shameful waste of money.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#912252 May 26, 2013
David Johnson
Lieutenant Colonel
United States Army

Lieutenant Colonel David Johnson began his military career as a Cadet at West Point. Upon graduation and completion of Airborne, Ranger and Infantry training, he served in the Berlin Brigade and was commanding a rifle company on the Berlin Wall the night it fell.

During Summer and Fall 2004, Lieutenant Colonel Johnson was injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) strike on his vehicle in Ramadi and in a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attack in Fallujah. In 2009, he was injured by the blast of a suicide truck bomb in Kabul.

Lieutenant Colonel Johnson credits his recovery in part to the service work he does with Pointman Ministries and GallantFew. He is an active participant in Ride 2 Recovery's bicycling programs and is able to heal both physically and spiritually through the comradeship of men and women who share similar experiences and who also enjoy cycling.

After completing the United States Army War College, he will be medically retired from the Army and plans to continue his service by assisting veterans who are transitioning to civilian life.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#912253 May 26, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Where's the beef? Your argument is as lean on evidence as a hungry junkyard dog's bare meat bone.
You sound like one of those Al Capone defenders.

They eventually got his azz.

No one goes home until the fat lady sings.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#912254 May 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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If you prefer faith healing or herbal remedies, that is your choice.
If I prefer to go out of the United States to a country where they are actually curing cancer, that is my choice also. Don't get smart with me-you know exactly what I am talking about. If not-there is a pill for that. Again I say to you-why are we the most medicated and sickest country in the world? and everyone is clamoring for more medication and more sickness! Many people equate taking medication with getting better-as evidenced by the people of the United States, it isn't working.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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Lapeer, MI

#912255 May 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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If your application is reviewed for years without action, you are effectively denied.
Just like "Justice delayed is Justice denied".

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#912256 May 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Kent G. Solheim
Major
United States Army
Major Kent Solheim has served in the United States Army for more than 18 years and has deployed six times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was wounded in July 2007 in Iraq when he sustained three gunshot wounds to his legs and one gunshot wound to his left shoulder. He lost his right leg as a result of his injuries.
Major Solheim began competitive road cycling when he was 16 years old. He raced for seven years, first as a Junior and then as a Category 1/2 cyclist. Among his many accomplishments are placing 4th in the Ontario (Canada) Junior Summer Games Team Time Trial, winning a Regional Cycling Championship, placing 5th in the Ontario Category II Provincial Road Racing Championships and competing in the 1992 Cycling Olympic Trials.
After joining the Army, he began running competitively and was selected to compete on the Fort Hood/III Corps 10-mile running team. Over the next four years, he competed in a number of distance races ranging from 5km to a full marathon. Major Solheim also began competing in triathlons and adventure racing, winning the 8th Army Triathlon and numerous top three finishes in adventure races. He earned a spot on the 8th Army Ruck March Team, placing 2nd in the heavy division of the 2001 Bataan Death March.
Following his injury, Major Solheim returned to athletic competition to help in his recovery. He competed in sprint and Olympic distance triathlons, winning a Regional XTERRA Paratriathlete title, placing second in the 2011 New York City Paratriathlete open division category (3rd best time in the Below the Knee Amputee National Division) and qualifying for the Paratriathlete World Championships. He also earned a top three finishing time in his age group, competing against able-bodied competitors.
Major Solheim continues to be on active duty and currently resides in North Carolina.
All thanks to the Obama Administration. Republicans argued to slash funding to help American war veterans. In fact, republicans betrayed all of our U S veterans by defeating President Obama's Veterans with Disabilities Act."Forty Republican members of the United States Senate betrayed veterans today when they decided that denying President Obama a victory was more important than spending $1 billion to create jobs for vets.

The Veterans Job Corps Act of 2012 would have spent $1 billion over five years to put veterans to work tending to federal lands, and in the nation’s police and fire departments. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) based her plan of FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), but Republicans opposed the bill because they said there is no proof that it would work.

Republican Sen. Tom Coburn claimed that there is no evidence that jobs for vets will work,“What we have is a bill that’s brought to the floor that has good intentions behind but shows the absolute laziness of congress in terms of really digging things out. issued their duplication report on the job training programs for veterans, four of them do exactly the same thing. None of them have a metric. So we don’t know if they’re working, and we haven’t held a hearing to find out if they’re working. But what are we doing?”

It doesn’t matter to most Senate Republicans that the CCC put 2.5 million people to work. When confronted with an actual jobs program for America’s vets, including the 220,000 who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, the majority of Republicans claimed the plan, which was already offset, was too expensive. " Check this out: http://www.politicususa.com/meet-40-senate-re...
American Lady

Danville, KY

#912257 May 26, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Birthers wasted Republican time and money.
LOL
Tea Party provided two senate seats for the Democrats in 2012
Tea Party Movement Scores Key Wins in US Elections
[SHOWED you in 2010 didn't it?]
http://www.voanews.com/content/tea-party-move...

WILL again !!!
There will be no more FRAUDULENT elections ... without payback!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#912258 May 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Couldn't resist the "Sinko De Mayo" joke. Thought it was funny.
It WAS funny.

...but some jerk here made a comment alluding to its racist intent, blah, blah, blah....

And THAT"S funny, too:]
Lincoln

United States

#912259 May 26, 2013
All of America's living presidents spoke at the April 25, 2013 dedication ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which opens to the public today. Hear former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama, and former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush.
Guests

* George W. Bush: President of the United States 2001-2009.
* Barack Obama: President of the United States 2009 to present.
* Bill Clinton: President of the United States 1995-2001.
* George H.W. Bush: President of the United States 1991-1995.
* Jimmy Carter: President of the United States 1977-1981.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#912260 May 26, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Caution what you wish for. You might just get even better. A First Wives Democrat Ticket: Hillary/Michelle 2016! Hooh-ah!
An Oreo from Hell.

Thelma & Louise....

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#912261 May 26, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The bullsht story was born in the media and has been debunked by too many to mention__what's your need to keep repeating the bs?
There's that Liberal codeword again: "Debunked"

Historical revisionism has a long black history in this world.

Try 'debunking' THAT, Doodette.

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Lincoln

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#912262 May 26, 2013
Bush didn’t chose to retire in a lethargic swoon to lick his wounds, but continues to challenge himself – this time by learning to paint in oils. Mindlessly doodling a year ago opened the door to all this creativity and attention – and who’d have thought?

With encouragement from friends and family and inspiration from Winston Churchill (via his book “Painting as a Pastime”) GWB decided to give art a chance. Describing to the Dallas Morning News his “great delight in busting stereotypes,” Bush added that he studies privately with an artist and paints almost daily.

What does he have to lose after being leader of the free world, the complexities of post-9/11 and almost universal excoriation in the press? Bush has the kind of thick cowboy hide a fledging artist can find useful when facing critics … or their own insecurities. His art was brought to public without his permission when a hacker sent three years worth of family photos and email to various Internet sites.

Some art writers have become unexpected bedfellows and cheerleaders of this new manifestation of George W Bush.

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Claymont, Delaware 19809

#912263 May 26, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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You sound like one of those Al Capone defenders.
They eventually got his azz.
Yes, they did. Your despised IRS caught Al Capone for not paying his taxes. Those damn G-men! LOL

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#912264 May 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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If you prefer faith healing or herbal remedies, that is your choice.
here's another stat for you: do you want to pay for these drug addicted morons? "Experts say most of those prescriptions are unnecessary. The United States makes up only 4.6 percent of the world's population, but consumes 80 percent of its opioids -- and 99 percent of the world's hydrocodone, the opiate that is in Vicodin."
http://abcnews.go.com/US/prescription-painkil...

Opioids are essentially legal heroine-O'bama better keep that war going in Afghanistan so he can continue to feed his people on O'bamacare.

Ever wonder why insurance costs so much? because of the people-the people in the United States are druggies-sick, infected, mental case druggies.

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