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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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#913185 May 28, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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Because he's not distracted by Beyonce's tits, divots or air-balls.
oohhhh kkkkaayy, so again I'll ask WTF is he doing there?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#913186 May 28, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Even so...
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin failed to implement an evacuation plan ordering residents to a shelter without any provisions for food, water, security or sanitary conditions.
Nagin delayed an emergency evacuation order which led to hundreds of deaths of people who by that time could not find any way out of the city.
School bus parking lots were full of school buses that Mayor Nagin refused to be used in evacuation.
Local and state governments have the primary responsibility for local disasters including both Governor Blanco and Mayor Nagin.
Also, Amtrak ran a special train to move equipment out of the city and had offered to take as many passengers as was room, but the city declined and the train left New Orleans with no passengers on board.
The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service concluded that Blanco did not request assistance with evacuation and that Governor Blanco was reluctant to issue a mandatory evacuation order until President Bush called to personally ask that she give the order. Even then, the mandatory evacuation order was issued by Mayor Nagin.
So even if the funds weren't there and the levees did collapse, the state and local governments failed to save lives that could have been saved and they dropped the ball.
What's even more disturbing is a Representative from the New Orleans area used National Guard resources to check on his own personal belongings and property during the height of the rescue efforts. He used his political position to delay two heavy trucks, a helicopter and several National Guard troops for over an hour to stop at his home and retrieve "a laptop computer, three suitcases, and a box about the size of a small refrigerator".
There you have it. The priority mentaility of a liberal.
Even so, you're a liar.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#913187 May 28, 2013
So if something happens to McCain will it be Obama's fault?

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#913188 May 28, 2013
Homer wrote:
One question rightwingers, WTF is McCain doing in Syria?
He snuck in on his own. Mid-life crisis or just trying to relive his glory days as a POW on Memorial Day?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#913189 May 28, 2013
Obama To Nominate 3 For D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals, Setting Up Filibuster Fight

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama plans to nominate three judges to a critical federal court in a move that The New York Times says "will effectively be daring Republicans to find specific ground to filibuster all the nominees."

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is considered nearly as powerful as the Supreme Court and is known as a proving ground for potential high-court nominees. The three vacancies are part of a staffing crisis that has plagued the judiciary, as Obama's nominees have been bottled up in the Senate by GOP obstruction. And while he has had to wait longer than past presidents to have judges approved, he has also nominated them at a slower pace.

A Senate Democratic aide said that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been pressing the president to make such a move to raise the pressure on Republicans. "That is what Reid has been pressing for and why we cleared Sri last week," the aide said, referring Sri Srinivasan, who was recently approved for the Court, reducing the gap from four to three. He was approved 97-0 once Republicans dropped procedural objections.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/28/obam...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#913190 May 28, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>he is checking on the CIA that O'bama put on the ground.
So the CIA was never in Syria before Obama took office? You have proof this is what McCain is doing?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#913191 May 28, 2013
OK, judging from the responses no one knows what McCain is doing in Syria. Thanks for nothing.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#913192 May 28, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Perhaps, the system wasn't designed to to supply benefits for continuous wars. Just maybe, it was designed to as a fail safe for those who sacrificed their lives for the betterment of the country but, not built to carry the burden of back to back to back wars. Reagan, Bush, & Bush. 3 warlords. Clinton & now Obama, the maintenance men elected to clean up the Republican mess. You're not pointing fingers because, you know like I know, the incompetence falls on the Republicans & their American empire ideology that keeps this country at war more than the Bible!
Hey idiot stick. Do you know how much money was spent maintaining the Cold War?

You likely have no clue, but through spending, strength and diplomacy, Reagan was instrumental in bringing down the U.S.S.R and the Berlin Wall and "ending" the Cold War, you leftist phag.

Right now, the Muslims are the biggest threat and causing the most people to die, yet your fantasy land president (not mine!) is nothing but an appeasing KKKoward who thinks he can win them over by killing civilians with his drones.

American empire ideology? Man are you a brainwashed pussy limp wristed phag!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#913193 May 28, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
On September 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary for the 9/11 Islamic Jihadist terror attacks that killed thousands of American civilians, and was intended to kill hundreds of thousands more, three Jewish men in Waltham, Massachusetts had their throats slit from ear to ear and were nearly decapitated. Evidence indicates that the brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who carried out the Boston bombing were involved ...and yet O'bama said nothing to worry about, after being warned by two different countries, possibly three.
Drug deal gone bad, by the way the Orlando man recently killed by the FBI was close to admitting his role in that murder.

Rule #1 aka the Jay Sebring rule, pay your drug dealer.

Were you insinuating that the Waltham murders were an act of terrorism?
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#913194 May 28, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>oohhhh kkkkaayy, so again I'll ask WTF is he doing there?
Ask a twelve year old who can explain it to you.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913195 May 28, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– A Democratic campaign office here usually would be quiet this time of year, a few weeks after the state's legislature wrapped up work and lawmakers headed off to summer vacations.

But even though it's not an election year, the office is in full campaign mode, with volunteers working the phones and reviewing maps in anticipation of a new front of modern campaigning -- the recall phase.

A handful of Democratic state lawmakers in Colorado face recall petition efforts in what looks to be the first wave of fallout over legislative votes to limit gun rights. In an era in which recall efforts are booming, from governor's offices down to town councils and school boards, the Colorado efforts will serve as the first test of gun-rights groups' ability to punish elected officials who expanded gun control laws after last year's Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., shooting massacres.

In Colorado, gun-rights activists wasted no time seeking recalls to oust state Senate President John Morse and three other Democratic lawmakers. The targeted lawmakers weren't necessarily the main advocates for ratcheting back gun rights, but all come from districts with enough Republicans to give opponents hope they can boot out the Democrats and replace them with lawmakers friendlier to guns. Colorado is the only state outside the East Coast to have adopted significant statewide gun controls this year.

"Colorado seems to be the testing ground for some of the gun measures, so this has national implications," said Victor Head, a plumber from Pueblo who is organizing a recall attempt against a Democratic senator.
wow

Bensalem, PA

#913196 May 28, 2013
wow

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#913197 May 28, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Good question:
May 28, 2013
Syrian Rebels Urge McCain to Get Over Losing to Obama
Posted by Andy Borowitz
SYRIA (The Borowitz Report)—During a meeting yesterday with Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), Syrian rebels told the senator that he still seemed “really bitter” about losing the 2008 election to President Obama and advised him to “get over it.”
After meeting with the Arizona senator in the border region near Turkey, a spokesman for the Syrian rebels told reporters that while they appreciated Sen. McCain’s support,“We were kind of uncomfortable with the place it was coming from.”
“It was pretty obvious to me and the other rebels that everything McCain was doing was just to get back at Obama,” the rebel spokesman said.“And we were like, look, that election was five years ago. It’s time to move on.”
Sen. McCain denied that his support of the Syrian rebels had anything to do with a personal vendetta against President Obama, but according to the rebel,“Every time he said ‘Obama,’ a vein in his head kind of bulged out.”
“The man is a simmering cauldron of rage,” the Syrian rebel said.“He needs to turn his anger toward Obama into something more positive. You can’t carry all of that hate around with you forever—it’s not healthy.”
For his part, Sen. McCain said that he was “finished” with the Syrian rebels and would now focus on starting a war with North Korea.
And, Andy Borowitz, might have added that the consoling advice to McCain to get over his anger with Obama for losing to him in the election and move on was coming from the al qaida rebel forces mixed in with other Syrian citizens fighting against Assad's brutal dictatorship.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913198 May 28, 2013
Homer wrote:
One question rightwingers, WTF is McCain doing in Syria?
Helping Obama's desire to install a radical Islamist regime?

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#913199 May 28, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I imagine someday technology will make guns obsolete.
Nuclear technology, maybe.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#913200 May 28, 2013
Lily does her traditional dumpster diving to dig some tripe up by the bulbous nosed comedian, Andy Borowitz:
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Good question:
May 28, 2013
Syrian Rebels Urge McCain to Get Over Losing to Obama
Posted by Andy Borowitz
SYRIA (The Borowitz Report)—During a meeting yesterday with Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), Syrian rebels told the senator that he still seemed “really bitter” about losing the 2008 election to President Obama and advised him to “get over it.”
After meeting with the Arizona senator in the border region near Turkey, a spokesman for the Syrian rebels told reporters that while they appreciated Sen. McCain’s support,“We were kind of uncomfortable with the place it was coming from.”
“It was pretty obvious to me and the other rebels that everything McCain was doing was just to get back at Obama,” the rebel spokesman said.“And we were like, look, that election was five years ago. It’s time to move on.”
Sen. McCain denied that his support of the Syrian rebels had anything to do with a personal vendetta against President Obama, but according to the rebel,“Every time he said ‘Obama,’ a vein in his head kind of bulged out.”
“The man is a simmering cauldron of rage,” the Syrian rebel said.“He needs to turn his anger toward Obama into something more positive. You can’t carry all of that hate around with you forever—it’s not healthy.”
For his part, Sen. McCain said that he was “finished” with the Syrian rebels and would now focus on starting a war with North Korea.
She's combing the Media Matters website now for more propaganda.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#913201 May 28, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> I think you better read my post, & if you already have, reread it! You're preaching to the choir on that one buddy! You people watched Bush tear the the prosperity Clinton built to shambles, then reelected him under the retarded ideology of " Bush messed it up, let him fix it!" Lol. & you're pointing the finger. Seriously!
in 2000, Clinton claimed a $230B surplus, but Clinton borrowed
$152.3B from Social Security
$30.9B from Civil Service Retirement Fund
$18.5B from Federal Supplementary Medical insurance Trust Fund
$15.0B from Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund
$9.0B from the Federal Unemployment Trust Fund
$8.2B from Military Retirement Fund
$3.8B from Transportation Trust Funds
$1.8B from Employee Life Insurance & Retirement fund
$7.0B from others

Total borrowed from off budget funds $246.5B, meaning that his $230B surplus was actually a $16.5B deficit.
($246.5B borrowed -$230B claimed surplus =$16.5B actual deficit).
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#913202 May 28, 2013
Homer wrote:
OK, judging from the responses no one knows what McCain is doing in Syria. Thanks for nothing.
Just ask the twelve year old on the street corner next to you. Ask him to dumb it down for you so it doesn't go over your head, boner.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913203 May 28, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Obama To Nominate 3 For D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals, Setting Up Filibuster Fight
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama plans to nominate three judges to a critical federal court in a move that The New York Times says "will effectively be daring Republicans to find specific ground to filibuster all the nominees."
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is considered nearly as powerful as the Supreme Court and is known as a proving ground for potential high-court nominees. The three vacancies are part of a staffing crisis that has plagued the judiciary, as Obama's nominees have been bottled up in the Senate by GOP obstruction. And while he has had to wait longer than past presidents to have judges approved, he has also nominated them at a slower pace.
A Senate Democratic aide said that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been pressing the president to make such a move to raise the pressure on Republicans. "That is what Reid has been pressing for and why we cleared Sri last week," the aide said, referring Sri Srinivasan, who was recently approved for the Court, reducing the gap from four to three. He was approved 97-0 once Republicans dropped procedural objections.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/28/obam...
No problem if Obama nominates unbiased judges.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#913204 May 28, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Even so, you're a liar.
Ummmm, it's been established for a long time that would be you, bag jowls. Did you get your lifestyle lift yet, old hag?

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