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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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.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Pittsboro, NC

#912575 May 27, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>He has failed us. He needs to be removed before he damages the US even more than he already has.
Hey dimwit:

President Obama solves the USA uninsured crisis for free!

Bluecross puts up affordable quotes for all, you cant be denied coverage, guaranteed by federal law, all States.

What did Republicans do when they had all the power?

Drop over a $ TRILLION DOLLARS in Iraq! All borrowed for ya!

A trillion: a thousand billion dollars!

On a failed war! A disgrace!

President Obama put bin laden in the sea. Solves domestic issues for free!

Republicans today: complete failures! Ran a magic undies grease ball liar?

You should all be ashamed today: your guys sckkk!
Florida

Miami, FL

#912576 May 27, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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How long have you been living on the Moon?
How pathetic and funny is that huh.. He that spits against the Wind, spits in his own Face
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#912577 May 27, 2013
The Tea Party movement is showing signs of a resurgence following the revelation that the IRS targeted groups and other politically conservative organizations for the past several years.

A recent poll shows Americans have a more favorable opinion of the less-government, anti-tax groups

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/26/te...
Florida

Miami, FL

#912578 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.
"Waxman"is a First Internet Clown School graduate.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Yellowknife NT

#912579 May 27, 2013
It's all the culture but is it the American one?
Or another one that wants to replace it.

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