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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Brad

Manchester, CT

#912554 May 27, 2013
The religion of peace strikes again.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#912555 May 27, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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They were copies Carol, even the prosecutors in the case said they were copies. When you get documents from the National Archives you get copies, never the originals which are retained on file.
Why destroy them? Because even a copy of a classified document is classified you clueless twit!
Nancy Kegan Smith, who directs the Archives' presidential documents staff and let Berger view the documents, said "she would NEVER KNOW know what IF ANY ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS were missing."

It was simply asserted and widely accepted they were "just copies". It was never determined if any originals were taken.

But, once again, your hypocrisy is on display. If a Bush advisor had "mistakingly" taken "copies" of classified documents from the Archives during a 9/11 investigation, you'd be singing a whole different song and the shrill would hurt our ears.

Any top official in any administration would know classified documents - copies or otherwise - cannot be taken from the National Archives. No one makes that kind of "mistake".
Florida

Seminole, FL

#912557 May 27, 2013
Patrick wrote:
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AND.. You... "Waxman" I'm desperately still needing another 'cerebral enema!!... LMFAO..
It's the culture

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#912558 May 27, 2013
American Lady wrote:
City’s Emergency Office 'Failed'
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a New Orleans Police captain, Timothy P. Bayard, prepared an internal report assessing the role played by his city's Office of Emergency Preparedness. He introduced the report to investigators by saying: "The New Orleans Office of Emergency Preparedness failed. They did not prepare themselves, nor did they manage the city agencies responsible for conducting emergency response to the disaster. Their function was to coordinate with state, federal and other local agencies, to enlist logistical assistance. We did not coordinate with any state, local or federal agencies. We were not prepared logistically. Most importantly, we relocated evacuees to two locations where there was no food, water or portable restrooms. We did not implement the pre-existing plan. We did not utilize buses that would have allowed us to transport mass quantities of evacuees expeditiously. We did not have food, water or fuel for the emergency workers. We did not have a back up communication system. We had no portable radio towers or repeaters that would have enabled us to communicate. The other mistakes have been mentioned previously." Go to *Captain Bayard’s Internal Report
http://www.nytimes.com/ref/national/nationals...
*Captain Bayard’s Internal Report
http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/national/...
So, it proves that Bush43 WASN"T prepared for the extreme magnitude of Category 5 Hurricane Katrina (even though he was getting frequent updated reports from Brownie's FEMA that the hurricane was getting stronger as it moved directly towards New Orleans. Bush43 chose to ignore the reports like he ignored the pre-9/11 terrorism warnings from the Clinton Administration.
Florida

Seminole, FL

#912559 May 27, 2013
Patrick wrote:
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Once again I'm an idiot retard...LOL.. I'm still alone, sick and old, but happy. We never realized how boring my life is until someone asks what I do for fun. Sometimes in the winds of change one finds their crayons and making an idiot of myself.
It's the culture
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#912560 May 27, 2013
Florida wrote:
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LOL.. I'd love to have a 'battle of wits' with you...but you do appear unarmed?
Let's get started, right after you shine my shoes.
Florida

Seminole, FL

#912561 May 27, 2013
Patrick wrote:
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LOL.. I'd love to have a 'battle of wits' with you...but I'm unarmed
It's the culture

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#912562 May 27, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
The Democrats controlled both houses for 22 years.
The Republicans controlled both houses for 10 years.
It was split between Republicans and Democratss for 8 years.
http://uspolitics.about.com/od/usgovernment/l...
Just FYI.
And when Republicans controlled both Houses the national debt tripled under Reagan and doubled under Bush43.
Florida

Seminole, FL

#912563 May 27, 2013
Patrick wrote:
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Those who wish to sing...always find a worthless song in Miami.
It's the culture...

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#912564 May 27, 2013
The 9/11 Commission final report.

“The US government was utterly unprepared on Sept. 11, 2001, to protect the American people from al-Qaeda terrorists.” The report itself states,“We believe the 9/11 attacks revealed four kinds of failures: in imagination, policy, capabilities, and management.”

The report was much gentler on the Bush administration and rather than focus criticism on the Bush administration, the commission spread the blame broadly and evenly across two administrations, the FBI and Congress.”

Of course, liberals carefully select the facts they choose to believe.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#912565 May 27, 2013
Waxman wrote:
Riots and unrest in Sweden, just like Greece...
"The left, which dominated Swedish politics for decades and devised the cradle-to-grave welfare system, has blamed reduced state benefits and a modest shift toward the privatization of public services for the unrest"...
So what are the Democrats pushing here in the USA?
To be like Sweden & Greece.
Go figure.
Liberalism is mental disorder.
You got it backwards. Republicans are backing austerity measures in U S that has caused so much damage and unrest in the European economies. Luckily, we have strong leadership in the White House that's been holding at bay most of the republicans extremist austerity ideas.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#912566 May 27, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>And when Republicans controlled both Houses the national debt tripled under Reagan and doubled under Bush43.
Perhaps you just don't know the facts. I'll assume through no fault of your own.

97th Congress (1981-1983)
Senate: 53(R); 46(D); 1(other)
House: 242(D); 189(R)

98th Congress (1983-1985)
Senate: 54(R); 46(D)
House: 268(D); 167(R)

99th Congress (1985-1987)
Senate: 53(R); 47 (D)
House: 253 (D); 182(R)

100th Congress (1987-1989)
Senate: 55(D); 45(R)
House: 258 (D); 177 (R)

In fact, Democrats controlled the house from 1981 to 1989 throughout the entire Reagan administration.

So no more excuses.
Florida

Seminole, FL

#912567 May 27, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>You got it backwards. Republicans are backing austerity measures in U S that has caused so much damage and unrest in the European economies. Luckily, we have strong leadership in the White House that's been holding at bay most of the republicans extremist austerity ideas.
Idiot is not what democrats do. It's who they are...

It's the culture
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#912568 May 27, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>You got it backwards. Republicans are backing austerity measures in U S that has caused so much damage and unrest in the European economies. Luckily, we have strong leadership in the White House that's been holding at bay most of the republicans extremist austerity ideas.
How long have you been living on the Moon?

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#912569 May 27, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
The 9/11 Commission final report.
“The US government was utterly unprepared on Sept. 11, 2001, to protect the American people from al-Qaeda terrorists.” The report itself states,“We believe the 9/11 attacks revealed four kinds of failures: in imagination, policy, capabilities, and management.”
The report was much gentler on the Bush administration and rather than focus criticism on the Bush administration, the commission spread the blame broadly and evenly across two administrations, the FBI and Congress.”
Of course, liberals carefully select the facts they choose to believe.
Then there was a report of our vulnerability that was put together by a Clinton appointed commission that went to give their report to Bush in early 2001. Bush refused to meet with them & threw their report on the Trash.

Instead Bush set up his own commission co-chaired by his campaign manager that would have met the first time in late September of 1001.

Who knows if Bush would have taken that report seriously?

Carol don't give a rap about that.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#912570 May 27, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
The 9/11 Commission final report.
“The US government was utterly unprepared on Sept. 11, 2001, to protect the American people from al-Qaeda terrorists.” The report itself states,“We believe the 9/11 attacks revealed four kinds of failures: in imagination, policy, capabilities, and management.”
The report was much gentler on the Bush administration and rather than focus criticism on the Bush administration, the commission spread the blame broadly and evenly across two administrations, the FBI and Congress.”
Of course, liberals carefully select the facts they choose to believe.
"A Shock, Not a Surprise
The 9/11 attacks were a shock, but they should not have come as a surprise. Islamist extremists had given plenty of warning that they meant to kill Americans indiscriminately and in large numbers. Although Usama Bin Ladin himself would not emerge as a signal threat until the late 1990s, the threat of Islamist terrorism grew over the decade." ... "The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were far more elaborate, precise, and destructive than any of these earlier assaults. But by September 2001, the executive branch of the U.S. government, the Congress, the news media, and the American public had received clear warning that Islamist terrorists meant to kill Americans in high numbers."..."As late as September 4, 2001, Richard Clarke, the White House staffer long responsible for counterterrorism policy coordination, asserted that the government had not yet made up its mind how to answer the question: "Is al Qaida a big deal?"

A week later came the answer. " Check this out: http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/911/report/911...
proud2bwhite

Addison, IL

#912571 May 27, 2013
in honor of all Americans who have served our great nation to insure our freedom , thank you all..

To all the liberals who willingly give away what these great men have fought and gave their lives for. Fuckyou all.
Florida

Phoenix, AZ

#912572 May 27, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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Let's get started, right after you shine my shoes.


So much to do...so little desire to do it. Ignorance is proof you are trying..

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#912573 May 27, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>No, bushie boy didn't do that.
But we have a famous photo of him looking down over New Orleans from Air Force One.
I swear it was a look of "I'm glad I'm not down there!"
"yuck"
You are a phoney. We all know if you had been in that plane you would have ordered the pilot to land so you could be seen. Only an idiot would have wanted to be on the ground in New Orleans at that time. I would bet most in New Orleans wished they were some where else.
Your hero, president nobama, the boy messiah would have fit right in.
Peace
KMA

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#912574 May 27, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Perhaps you just don't know the facts. I'll assume through no fault of your own.
97th Congress (1981-1983)
Senate: 53(R); 46(D); 1(other)
House: 242(D); 189(R)
98th Congress (1983-1985)
Senate: 54(R); 46(D)
House: 268(D); 167(R)
99th Congress (1985-1987)
Senate: 53(R); 47 (D)
House: 253 (D); 182(R)
100th Congress (1987-1989)
Senate: 55(D); 45(R)
House: 258 (D); 177 (R)
In fact, Democrats controlled the house from 1981 to 1989 throughout the entire Reagan administration.
So no more excuses.
However, the Republicans controlled the Senate all through Reagan's 2 terms--every one who knows anything about how our government functions also knows that the Senate leads and the House follows. Was the sequestration a new idea. No, republicans pushed it through in 1985 . "So they passed the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Balanced Budget Act, which did just that, as U.S. News explained at the time:

"Under the law, enacted in the final days of the 1985 session, Congress and the President must agree on a budget that meets annual deficit-reduction targets, or spending will be cut automatically under a complex system called "sequestration." Sound familiar?

Then, as now, the cuts were evenly divided among defense and nondefense programs. Then, as now, onlookers warned the cuts would leave food and drugs uninspected, airport runways unwatched, and soldiers unequipped.

[READ: 10 Industries That Will Be Hurt Most by the Sequester]

"All of us, and that includes the President and his advisers, will have to give a little if we are to avoid the wreckage," said Pete Domenici, the Senate's budget chairman at the time, sounding very much like current House Speaker John Boehner.

So what happened? It didn't work. The Supreme Court declared the automatic cuts unconstitutional, and when a revised version of the bill passed in 1987, Congress mostly evaded the cuts, and the deficit continued to grow. " Check this out: http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/press-past/2... Thus, Reaganomics was a failure in the 1980's and un-Constitutional and the plan to revive it by Paul Ryan and John Boehner has also been proved to be a failure --so why do republicans stick to failed , impoverished ideas? They must really hate American across the board prosperity equally shared by all.

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